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Doing & Being

I have decided to make a blog post about what I want to do in my future. Featured in this post are two pieces that I designed and created in school. The first is a vest with beaded details and the second is a Chanel inspired circle skirt. Also featured is three vintage pieces mixed in: a lace victorian top, a beaded purse, and a Christian Dior skirt. 

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Lately, a lot of people in my life have been asking me, what do you want to do?

I am on the path to receive a bachelors degree in Fashion Design at Otis College of Art and Design. In the future I would love to design for a fashion house, or have my own clothing line. My absolute dream is to be the creative director of Chloé. 

To me, fashion is more than just beautiful pieces of clothing. It tells a story. It gives abstract ideas physical shape. It defines the timeless beauty of a woman, of freedom. Through it, I express my soul and vision for life.

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As important as it may be, I think that so often we focus on that question, “what do you want to do?” that we forget about “who do you want to be?”

“‘Who are you?’ Said the Caterpillar” – (Alice in Wonderland). 

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If you ask, I can tell you a million things that I want to do. 

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast” (Alice in Wonderland). 

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But, I think what is more important is who I want to be. 

A creator, a lover, a free spirit, a giver, a poet, a friend, a light, a good listener, a storyteller, a romantic, balanced, self-reliant, and curious.

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So for now, I would like to focus on being rather than doing. To be fully aware of my present. Experiencing, watching, and reflecting. A little break from haste. Some time to believe in magic. 

“You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.” – Lewis Carroll

 

 

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