August 05, 2012

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes

Clothes, clothes, clothes. I cannot stop my addiction to them. What it is that makes them so interesting to me? Hard to explain except that there has never been a time when I have not been obsessed with them. It goes as far back as I can start remembering my own existence. Putting together my own outfits when I was a little girl. Even back then I had a problem of overdressing. Always wanting to wear skirts, dresses and throwing tantrums when my outfits were not approved by my parents. I remember every formal dress I have had since I was six years old and not only the formal ones but the casual ones also. What I remember most about these outfits was how they made me feel. It was sheer excitement. Remembering my third grade school recital where I had to read a poem, I had my mom have a dress made for me. I still have it in my closet. It is red lace with a full body skirt upto the knee and tiered. It has a silver butterfly appliqué on the upper left side above the heart. I loved it and I still remember how excited I was to wear it. There were many others and to this day, I still have not stopped feeling the same way about clothes. Who would at the age of thirty still be so excited about a dress that they would not be able to sleep the whole night? That would be me. On a recent trip to Paris, I stumbled on one of my favorite French designer’s boutique, Manoush. Of course my heart started fluttering like a butterfly as soon as I entered the store and of course I wanted everything they had. I tried on a few dresses and could not stop smiling. They were so me, girly, flirty and glittery. Practicality slipped back on my mind and I had to come with the terms that I could not buy every dress that they had. I chose to go home that night and let my instincts take over, whichever dress I could not get out of my mind, that’s the one I would get the next day despite its price. I tossed and turned the whole night from excitement. I imagined all the places I would go in my new Manoush dress, how pretty it would make me feel and of course how many compliments I would get on it. I had made up my mind. I knew which one I would get. It was a long Greek goddess dress with a bohemian twist to it. It is what I call classic with a twist. I have always loved the security of classic looks, the timeless comfort it brings to each dress but it must always have an unexpected twist to it just so that boredome does not creep into it. And I guess that explains why I am addicted to clothes and fashion in general. It always changes, it is creative and it never gets boring. I hope with this blog that my love for clothes can also be shared with others who feel the same way.

Dress: Manoush
Cuff: J. Crew
Cluth: Dolce & Gabbana
Necklace: Nordstrom Fine Jewelry 

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