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Fashion Week.

Something about sitting around people who really understand what you like to do, watching a great runway show go by far too soon - it always feels right. Always. It goes by far too fast, sometimes everything leading up to the fashion show is a nightmare, but the show is always a dream. It's a rhythm, something scripted and practiced before I ever knew about fashion and will stay scripted long after I become irrelevant within it: the lights dim, the music starts, models walk in time: one look. Another look. Passed me, into some light at the end of the runway, gone from my reality into the computer screen for everyone else to see. But for a few seconds that look on the runway -- it belongs to my eyes, and it's a privilege to be able to witness it. This moment, it will never happen again. No one but me will be able to say I saw this, now. This is a little part of history.
 
I don't ever want to wake up from this.

Regardless of what people say about fashion with disdain and not just a little ignorance, this is what I love. I'm painfully aware of how much my obsession and my jobs within fashion alienate me from the people I'm becoming friends with in college -- when they're doing calculus, I'm scheduling my month around shows and praying I can make it back in time for class (probably not), when my friends visit my dorm I hardly pay attention to them because I'm answering emails and interviewing over the phone. Whenever I'm in one realm, I worry about whats happening in the other. I do homework on the way to fashion shows, I write drafts for articles to be published in magazines when I'm bored in class. I am never fully in one dimension. Sometimes it's aggravating.

But it's worth it. It's always worth it. Even if my favorite things are fleeting -- months of anticipation for just twenty minutes of a show and ten minutes of talking with my friends I haven't seen in a year -- the joy of being surrounded by clothes, by energy I can feel on my skin -- that's always worth it. It's a dream I stumbled into and I never want to wake up from. Never, ever, ever.


43 comments:

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I have to say I love the perspective you have of fashion, is really amazing and it's kind of sad that some people think is stupid to care about clothes and what designers have to say with them. Love your blog!

diane said...

You've already made your decision, now it's time to commit to it. I wish you the best of luck, but somehow I don't think you'll need it.

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Meg said...

god i envy you. i feel like my passion and feelings towards fashion mirror yours almost completely. you're so fortunate to have the opportunities you have because there are some of us (a.k.a. meeeeeeeee) who are also in their first year of university that are just wishing they could be distracted from visiting "friends" in their dorm room with the distractions that you have. reading this whole thing made me a bit emotional simply because i can identify with what you're saying so acutely.

Jackie said...

i never comment on blog posts, but this one deserved it. I wanted to tell you that i know exactly how you feel. the passion that drives me towards the fashion world is unstoppable, and i think that it takes a strong person to let it consume your life in a positive way. so, hats off to you, and you blog is kickass.

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Romi said...

I can't even begin to explain how beautiful it was reading this post. It gave me goose pimples, just the honesty and love demonstrated for a passion that I'm glad I too share. Also, the story your words told and it easily drew my imagination into this realm, which is also how I live as well.

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Jean said...

Beautiful piece of writing. I totally understand what you're saying. Well... not totally, seeing as I -unfortunately- don't have to worry about getting to class in time because of a fashion show, but I understand your love for fashion. It's genuine.

Very inspiring.

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Anonymous said...

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I've read this post a handful of times. It's my favourite. Ever, ever. Reading it made my heart pump and it gave me shivers. All I've ever wanted to do is follow my dreams. To enter that world that I've been imagining all my life. But it makes me cry, pull my hair out a little.

People don't understand it. And that, in turns, sometimes makes me not understand it. GOD DAMN IT, I hear myself shout, IT'S JUST FASHION.

But I don't know. Sometimes you just love something so much, you can't even explain it. But you did. You totally did.

Fuck. Thank you.

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