Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wrapping Up the Year

 
This post has nothing to do with Diane von Furstenburg's iconic dress, but I'm happy it got your attention.

Regular readers of the blog may have noticed less from me. It hasn't been less of a year (au contraire), but I may have had less to say.

The fashion world has been in as much free-fall as has the rest of the year. Designers closing up shop or moving around (followed by lawsuits). Fashion "rules" out the window— everything goes (and comes and goes). Fashion magazines as we knew and loved them are saving trees as they get skinnier and throw more content online. Retail is open-all-night thanks to our smart phones, tablets and laptops. Life is decidedly more casual, but fancy clothes continue to tempt us.

I've almost drained my fashion memory bank in these posts. But I still believe we are forever influenced in fashion by our childhoods— our mothers, the Bohemian aunt or the cool girl in school— as well as what we loved or were forced to wear.

We may have an idea who we are in our heads. Sometimes we even achieve that in our clothing choices. Because it makes us feel so good, we wonder why can't we always do that? 

I will continue to write as the spirit moves, of course. Just try and stop me! As we close down 2016, let's look ahead to a beautiful New Year, all shiny and bright, ready to be unwrapped.

 

6 comments:

  1. I have very much enjoyed your posts, Michelle, regardless of their frequency. You've an amazing insight into what makes fashion tick! A very Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! Happy New Year wishes back at you. I so appreciate your comments as I muse along!

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  2. Thank you for your past posts and for (I hope....) some to come. I have especially appreciated how your vision of colors and patterns broaden my appreciation and understanding.

    ceci

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    1. Thank you for reading (and writing). Nice to know my efforts are appreciated. I learn a heck of a lot myself "doing research".

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  3. Michelle, I think I've only commented once but I read you often and appreciate your thoughtful, well-researched posts. I hope 2017 brings good things to you, and I hope you return here periodically and share them with your readership xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words. I appreciate hearing from you and will continue on, subject matter TBD!

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