This blog is my foray into fashion as a career and my realization that fashion, like any other art form, is subjective. I’ve had the pleasure of growing up around paintings, furniture, and sculpture because my parents collect art. I was always fascinated by it but it also confused me. I remember looking up at paintings and thinking that I finally understood what they meant. When I would ask my dad what he thought, he had a different interpretation. I thought that the difference in opinion meant that one of us was wrong.
During this time, fashion also piqued my interest. My mother worked in retail and I was introduced to a completely different form of art. I started to sketch clothing and study the brands that I came across in my mother’s wardrobe. Most notably, a vintage Chanel tweed jacket and a Louis Vuitton handbag. These two pieces are what inspired me to learn about anything fashion-related.
When I was twelve years old, I stopped sketching and so ended my daily visits to vogue.com and supermodels.nl, where I would review the latest runway collections and familiarize myself with the supermodel directory. I remember thinking I should focus on school because fashion would never be a practical career path. Throughout high school, I developed an interest in criminal psychology and went on to complete my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. My degree left me feeling unfulfilled and I returned to what my passion really was and what it had always been: fashion.