“She was so delicate that, while we sat beneath the linden branches, a leaf would fall and drift down and touch her skin, and it would leave a bruise. So as we sat in the afternoon hour, beneath that fragrant linden bower, I had to chase all of the leaves that fell away.”

In every single aspect of my life, I try to stay true to myself and includes how I present myself. I think visuals are the most powerful way of presenting our inward thoughts; rather like an art piece, we can present power, strength, vulnerability and darkness. We can be whatever we choose to be?

I find the psychology aspect of how we dress rather fascinating as for me, my look carries great sentiment to my personality and who I am as an individual.

I am drawn to soft visuals and delicacy, I have a fascination with anything that is so fragile, it could break, yet it still miraculously maintains its structure.  Perhaps this a metaphor of how I see myself. I bruise easily but I refuse to be destroyed, instead, I grow, learn and practice happiness and gratitude as best I can.

Despite it all, a large part of my identity seems to be shrouded by an overwhelming feeling of being lost but surely that is the part of being human?

“The most fragile, unhappy people destine themselves to live lives of constantly reminding themselves to be happy.”

As you all probably are aware by now, pale pink and pastel colours tend to feature in my wardrobe in almost all looks. The main reason why I tend to sway towards feminine colours is that I comfortable rejoice the fact I am stereotypically womanly. I think sometimes, women can feel ashamed to be themselves. I would feel worried that I looked too dressed up, wore too much makeup, wore too much pink; I would wear clothes to satisfy the opinions of other people. Yet I realised this is so wrong. Fashion is freedom, it is an expression and there should be no limits. 

As cliched as it may sound, I want you to take this away with you, that you can be whoever you want to be. The most important thing in life is to be authentic and true to your soul. Even the qualities that appear to be weaknesses, can be beautiful to others. Be proud of the lovely person you are. It is okay to be sensitive, it is okay to be sad, it is okay to be lost. You are here, on this earth, living, breathing and the future is yours to hold in open arms.

No matter where you are or what is occurring in your life at present, I want you to know that you are loved, you are wonderful, you deserve the absolute world and you have the power to do anything you want to.

 

Much love,

Alice

Photography: Photofervor