Inspiration: The Girl Who Lived in a Tree

I've been sick for the last two weeks. I laid in bed for a long time, lost a lot of motivation and inspiration. I mustered up my energy to drive down LA for an interview for a clothing company internship. I am not sure I want the position. I want to move forward but, to somehow positively(??) use Professor Umbridge's words, "progress for progress's sake must be discouraged." I don't mean I don't want to make progress, but I don't want to trick myself into doing something I don't feel passionate about because I feel like I need to be doing anything at all. I think I want to see what else will come around and get back to what makes me tick and what makes me excited. I got out Love Looks Not with the Eyes, Anne Deniau's book of photographs from backstage at Alexander McQueen's shows. It reminded me of the reason I first considered fashion as an interest and moreso as a career: his Fall 2008 collection entitled "The Girl Who Lived in a Tree". I saw this collection in a Vogue editorial. This feature made me dream far beyond any had made me before. I was instantly in love with Alexander McQueen and the possibilities of fashion and art.
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  1. Alexander McQueen was a genius! I loved all his designs! What an amazing editorial. I hope you're feeling better now. Don't listen to Umbridge!! Maybe the position isn't that bad after all.

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

  2. that's probably the first time umbridge's words have been used in a positive way at all, haha! this's such a gorgeous editorial. and i hope you feel better soon! :-) xx

  3. Aw no, being sick for two weeks is a really long time- I hope you're feeling somewhat better :( And I think it's really brave of you to not want to take a position just to take it (and loved the harry potter reference, haha!) I sometimes want to grab any opportunity I come across because I'm nervous of staying still, so it's encouraging to hear someone who has their eye on the prize and after only that what they're truly passionate about. I hope you find something that fits just what you need :)

    xo marlen
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