These days I am holding in my hands one of the Vogue’s editions about the most significant couturiers of the last century: “Vogue on Christian Dior”, written and systematized by Charlotte Sinclair, pleases both mind and eyes whilst going through the pages; I am so happy to share the story of Dior herein, since my fashion ideas are very correlated with his fashion sense. The story that goes brings so many surprises!
Indeed, “the pears have withered and many various fruit” because “autumn brought its own glamour” – once I wrote in a poem. Except of all the natural beauties that could be seen wherever the step goes, the same days bring such a particular style of wearing I am truly enjoying: brown, black, yellow, cream and sometimes orange with the golden details make the fashionable delicatessen of the season for me. For this occasion I will recollect a couple of styles I worn recently, giving also a couple of thoughts about it. The main idea here to mention is: I am such a fashion lover!
Even I firstly thought to jump from one theme to another when I am preparing my new blog post, writing about the poetry or the philosophy if the fashion took the place the last time, I was wrong: these days I bought some new fashion books that kept me occupied, including „The history of modern fashion“, written by Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl. The book was my desire from the first moment I saw it: it is alike the fashion encyclopaedia! It contains all the main aspects of the fashion from the 1850’s to nowadays, including the most significant designers for each decade. All the illustrations and photographs give such a good insight in the main characteristics so having it brings me such a joy, even it holds the price. The second book here to mention is „101 things I learned in fashion school“ by Alfredo Cabrera and Matthew Frederick. Even the title can suggest that this is nothing more but the book for the beginners, it could be different: the book sums up all the main things about the design itself and the designer’s world making the path to the ideas more specified. Did you know that the destroyed French economy after the WWII started to rise thanks to one designer? Or that the conceptual design started with the attack at Hiroshima? „Fashion is a barometer of culture“, it accentuates, and with that thought it could be developed what the fashion says about the culture the people represent today.
The ideas are everywhere – not only that I like to think ideas, but I am peculiarly open to work on the new ones: as it is the case with the new poetry book I recently began. At first, I did not take it so seriously, but as I noticed that the same idea comes frequently and with the great desire to be expressed, I knew there is something more in it. This new poetry book is also something so new for me too – and it is not what I expected to come: being open for the new and the unpredictable makes me very surprised. From the 18th of this month onwards, already 56 new poems found their place.
As all the beginnings I had, this one does not seem to be easy also: it is so hard to start that very first sentence; but as I continued to go forward, the unknown fields became less and less demanding and my steps seemed to go… livelier. Such chapters are not something new to me, really: back in 2011 I began to write on one of the Serbian forums about my experience with poetry and parallel presenting the new artistic photographs mostly made inspired by it. The theme got a charming number of views and a good feedback but, as the time was passing by, the new opportunities appeared and the old ones got forgotten.