What is this blog about?

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When I first started this blog I had a grand ambition of being the next Tavi or Susie and get invited into fashion shows – under the guise of having fun with clothes – by injecting my own brand of Metal and Goth-influenced personal style. I thought I was a unique, special snowflake.

Over the years, several things have changed. I don’t want to be the next Tavi nor Susie anymore, I no longer hold the opinion that I’m a unique, special snowflake, and I have stopped making literal references to Music in the clothes that I wear.

I have gradually fallen in love with atypical branches of fashion aesthetics, what most people have termed as ‘avant-garde’, for lack of an all encompassing word. I found myself obsessing over the works of Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake, amongst many others.

My interest in fashion too found itself extending beyond consumption, hence why this blog has become a reflection of the knowledge I have gathered as I delve deeper into fashion theory, the culture and psychology of dress as well as its consumption, written alongside my personal continuous struggle against consumerism.

On this blog, you’ll find the occasional musings about designer collections, rants about the state of fashion industry and blogosphere – often from a feminist point of view, but mostly outfit experimentations. Lots and lots of them. Sometimes I get it right, other times, not so much. I value the spirit of risk-taking over perfection and conventional forms of beauty. Silhouette, colour, texture, proportion, drape, you name it, I’ll play with it.

My personal aesthetic can largely be described as a melting pot of cultures, a marriage of Western arts with Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy, infused with my multi-cultural Southeast-Asian upbringing and global outlook. To all longtime and new readers, I thank you for coming to this space. I hope you’ll stay around, and have a discussion or two with me regarding various facets of fashion.

Gracia Ventus