“why change? everyone has his own style. when you have found it, you should stick to it.” // a. hepburn
i’ve been hearing a lot of noise lately about a whole slew of names – of girls thought to be the next style icon(s). and i must aver, it leaves me a bit cold.
i think it may have something to do with my age. not yet a fossil, i can still recall a time when there was no such thing as a celebrity stylist, when the ‘it’ girl of the moment would brave her own wardrobe, utilizing her own sense of style – end of story. no angle, nary a designer to dress them up and no fashion police to put them down. ask me why lisa bonet is still the first name on the list of women i wanted to be when i grew up and i’ll show you hundreds of reasons why. now that i am grown, it’s those women who had a sense of self – and weren’t skittish in showing it off that made such an impression. françoise hardy, marianne faithfull, eddie monsoon – they had style. more so than any young starlet gussied up by a team of fashion sharks.
fashion is a beast, but style is a more faithful friend. it’s yours to keep, and though it may change a little through the years, though you may try something new just to find out how it feels; you’ll always know what’s yours and what isn’t, because it’ll all just fit.
➝ source : woven checkerboard miniskirt via piece d’anarchive