What make me so proud to have created the “What Style Means To Me” guest blogger series is having the opportunity to ask bloggers from all walks of life to share their views on personal style. (BTW I’m extremely lucky and grateful that all 10 bloggers were willing to take the time to create such amazing content for this). This lady in particular is very special to me. You would think we knew each other since forever but no. We met on Twitter, the new way to make friendships across long distances. My darling Vanessa from the blog ReadyDressedGo and I met while live tweeting about Project Runway 3 seasons back and haven’t stopped tweeting each other since. Vanessa has a great sense of humor and an even more eccentric sense of style that is confident and unapologetic. I’m glad I asked Vanessa what style means to her because I got to learn a lot more about my Twitter sister 😉
When I think of style I think of using your body as an art medium. You are the canvas and the clothes are your vision, your design. When I think of “stylish people” I think of Daphne Guinness, Susanne Bartsch, Giovanna Battaglia, Isabella Blow. These are women that dress in a wonderful way that does not conform to anyone’s view of anything.
I think there’s a misnomer in Fashion that “style” is something that we all do together, like following trends. But in my mind “Style” is singular. Like the way a professional basketball player has his/her own style in doing a lay-up. When I get dressed everyday I think, “WHAT SOUNDS FUN.” I honestly don’t really care what people think of me. I’m a 6 foot tall female artist, so everyone has written me off as *weird* already. I can’t get any weirder.
Creation by Vanessa
When I create art, I just go by pure gut/no planning. I find the colors and textures present themselves to me and then when I see the acid-trip-worthy result, I love it. I feel the same way about my personal style. It’s fun to dress silly. It puts a spring in your step to wear sequins in the daytime. When I get a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror, I think “oooh! I love how fun my outfit is!” It makes me happy, it improves my day and any way a person can get that, they should.
Vanessa – ReadyDressedGo