"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender."
As I have grown, I have found a deeper understanding of what fashion is to me. It is ever changing. Yes it is in textiles and fibers, but also as Chanel would say, "in the sky.." Fashion has become an adventure for me. Fashion is often categorized with tangible luxuries. I, without a doubt, know that I will never see it that way. Fashion is what runs through my veins and makes me feel free. I believe that in life, fashion is one of the most precious areas of individuality one has. For me fashion lives inside of me, pouring out on nights that I feel exuberant and want to dress like a greek goddess, or days when I want to drown in the strength of my fabrics and aggressive accessories. Fashion is the passionate artist within me, that would rather die than face any suppression of ideas or expression.
I chose this look because I am a huge fan of Tupac as a lyricist. I also like the creative aspect I worked into style this look.
I bought this top at the thrift store -- hard to believe when you look at it, but it was an XXXL. I cut off the sleeves and the extra fabric off at the bottom, and used the extra fabric to make a double wrap scarf that could also be used as a head wrap. I am a huge fan of camo, and also of the beautiful Indian vibe one gets from a head scarf. I thought the combination would create an evolved urban princess look that represents my style. I went with my favorite go-to's as well in this look with the high waisted denim shorts, and my steeled-toe combat boots.
I wanted to include a lot of accessories because they mesh well with head scarves. I chose a bangle, ring, and metallic layered bracelet. I also wore one of my favorite necklaces, which is a long chain with a small harmonica, and many other small tourniquets including can tops. It's always growing!
I believe what Tupac is saying in the quote from above, is that the passions that live inside you that you don't let out and reveal to the world is the greatest loss one can know. Maybe letting it out is what life is really all about, when one is truly alive.