Because I'm deluded
and perfectly flawed
I shall live by passion
and not by law
Change. It hits you in the face so hard sometimes, and so suddenly, you wonder how you'll ever get back on your feet. Your world turns upside down, and as much as you'd want, it never goes back to how it was. As much as it is painful, or at least uncomfortable, it's still good. There is no other way to grow. And it's okay to be scared, just don't resist it, because it'll run you over. It's going to happen, and you can't stop it, as long as you're alive, things are going to constantly change and it's inevitable. Go ahead and be scared, panic, scream, just find it in you to pull your shit together and embrace the metamorphosis. It is, anyway, what makes life so incredibly beautiful.
The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 saw a lot of shifts and turns in the fashion industry, including designers playing musical chairs! Besides the introduction of 'see now, buy now' system - which I salute, the change that intrigued me the most was naming Anthony Vaccarello the new creative director of YSL.
I don't know about you, but when I think of YSL woman, I think of a powerful woman, a seductress, clad in masculine tuxedo but feminine and sexy none the less. I think of Helmut Newton's photos, and the women he photographed, so confident in their bodies and owning their sexuality (and nudity) without exploiting it. As Tom Ford said himself: "The Saint Laurent woman is more twisted, more perverse. She is going to tie you up and slap you around before she finally lets you have sex with her. And a lot of that doesn't come so much from Yves, it comes from all those provocative Helmut Newton pictures of YSL clothes from the '70s."
Do you stick to your New Year's resolutions? I love making them (I love making lists in general) but somehow I always manage to forget about them five days into new year. This year I wanted to change that and try to really apply the resolutions I made. Not that I consider them crucial for accomplishing anything in life, it's just that for the first time in my life I have a very clear vision of where I want to take myself. So I decided to read my resolutions every other day, to make sure I don't forget them. Also, I made over 20 resolutions, which never happened before, and it goes to show how precise I see my future.While applying some of these decisions takes time, so progress can't be measured on a daily basis, some of them are just small tasks that don't take a lot of time but eventually sum up to better quality of life. For these small tasks I made a 'rule of 5 minutes'.
Do you believe people can change? I do. I know lots of people who happily accept change, as well as lots of those stubbornly decisive not ever to change if possible. Myself, I have always loved change. I consider my personality to be fluid, constantly changing shape, adapting, carving its path, only keeping the most fundamental principles along the way. I am way too curious not to accept change. Way too restless to remain unchanged.
This year, certain shifts happened spontaneously, some were made wittingly by myself. Some are fundamental, some are trivial, both make me feel excited and happy to be alive and see what is next to come. Most of the time, I don't even notice these changes, fickleness is my second nature. But when I caught myself polishing my new sneakers at 1:21 AM so they can stay shiny white, I had to laugh at myself out loud. I certainly did not see that one coming!