Express Yourself

"Once those skinny jeans came into my life, everything that wasn't authentic—the whole WASPy facade—dropped away. That's the thing about fashion: You can use it to hide, but it's only magic when you use it to express who you really are." - former ELLE style director Kate Lanphear 


Fan Girl Moment

For a magazine-lover like me, life's little thrills include the moment during London Fashion Week when the editor-in-chief of British Vogue retweets you.
(I tweeted a link to an article about Shulman's upcoming new mag Miss Vogue, which will cater to a younger reader. Still brainstorming the best way to get my hands on that one!)



With Valentine's Day and one of my favourite books in mind, I thought I'd take a chance and share a few of the songs that have made their way onto my soundtrack.

Beyonce featuring Sean Paul “Baby Boy”

Before leaving to study abroad I took extra care in choosing the music that would come with me. I agonized over which songs to put on the one CD I would bring. Even at fifteen, I included a mix of genres and tried to fit in songs or remixes that my friends had yet to discover. Up until this point I was boy crazy from a distance. My feelings had never been reciprocated and I enjoyed the safety of that. As our group got to know each other in those first days in a foreign country, my crush became painfully obvious. I didn’t know what to say or do and tried to imitate the easy way my best friends (who were always adored by the opposite sex) carried themselves around the boys. One day, I offered him one of my headphones and we listened to that CD. It became the one thing we bonded over. He hadn’t heard Beyonce’s “Baby Boy” yet, and liked it immediately. I knew he wasn’t smitten, but I was just happy to share music with someone who found it as exciting as I did. One night after dinner, I ran into him at the residence. None of our friends were around and he suggested hanging out in my room. I knew to jump at the chance, but beyond that was clueless.