Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Alexander Wang pre fall 2009

Do you ever feel torn between two loves? Ever get the funny feeling you might have multiple personality disorder?
No? Maybe it's just me...
Let me explain: a few weeks ago [you may recall] I was drawn uncontrollably to the glittering opulence of Lagerfeld's pre-Fall show -- gold, fur, jewels, emboidery, shiny headpieces. This week, I am completely smitten by Alexander Wang's newest collection: minimal, wearable, sleek, tailored-yet casual. I find myself wondering how I can reconcile these two tastes. At times I wish I were one of those people that had a very distinctive aesthetic and approach to dressing. But, I'm just too changeable, curious, restless. Maybe this is actually a force of inspiration and creativity!? Do you ever feel torn between various styles, or do you just let everything inspire and inform you?



















[Wang images from Style.com]

5 comments:

Miss Karen said...

I know what you mean! I feel the same way after seeing these shots - I think I must have a split personality disorder or something hehe.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I love this collection!! I like all different styles, especially to try, thrifting allows that on a cheap budget! happy new year!

michiko said...

I find myself in the same situation all the time, I'm a multiple personality, all my friends know lol

But actually, when it comes to what I wear, I'm not too adventurous unless on special occasions like going to parties.(because when I dance I'm in dresses and heels all the time lol )
I like to wear simple, comfortable but not too casual and a bit feminine clothes, I also love pretty/bright colours and like to wear them with black.
I also wear comfortable shoes all the time, because when I dance I wear heels. So that kinda restricts the style of clothings I can wear...

Airam said...

Oh, I know exactly how you feel, darling! I also tend to change my style a lot, and sometimes wish I had a more specific look that everyone knew was ME. But I still think it's fun to see how different I can look - not to mention how people react to my outfits. It's almost a little strange, because after a while it's become very clear how different outfits appeal to different people, or make me "fit in" (or stand out!) at a particular event. One of my guy-friends always gives me a compliment when I dress more trendy/modern, while some others seem to prefer my 50s dresses with pigtails :p

Since I realized this, I find it a little easier to dress for certain events, such as this year's christmas party for my college. I knew that 99% of the girls would dress in long, strapless dresses made of a shiny fabric, with a perfectly curled updo and shiny lipgloss. Since I kind of like standing out now and then, I decided to go the completely opposite way, and dressed in an almost inappropriately short dress made of cotton, with a tartan pattern and pockets. I combined this with a really messy updo, my highest heels in a soft green colour, and a small top hat with a veil... it worked like a charm, and I think I got 20 compliments on the hat alone!

I realize this has become a rather long comment, but I'm rather passionate about your choice of topic ;) I think you should keep your style just as unpredictable as it is - I think we'll know "our" style when we see it. No need to rush, right?

[Tara] said...

Airam -- thank you so much for your always thoughful comments! I am glad there are others who feel the same. Over the past few years, I have really just tried to pay closer attention to the kinds of things I am naturally drawn to...and allow myself to have those multiple-personality moments without worrying too much -- and of course just having fun!