I know it has been awhile since I have blogged but, here I am with plenty of time to do so. Considering I have literally locked myself in due to the ridiculous weather of below 0 temps and putting myself on temporary punishment....I really need to just lock myself in and take care of a few things. I'm finding that I get so distracted with miscellaneous things, I don't focus on what is important to me. Like blogging, painting and my etsy shop, amongst other personal things. Eep! I think about all that hard work on setting up my shop and to just neglect it like I have (no words). I shake my head at myself. So, I have been on temporary lock-down.
|108 Elles, GQ's, Vogue, Ebonys, Essence, Vanity Fairs and Marie Claire|
So, where can I begin....oh, my huge contribution to the fashion department of my Alumnae College. Every year or so, I take inventory of my fashion magazines and give away the ones I no longer want. Instead of recycling them (being very green this year) I gave them away to the future leaders of the fashion world. Living in the Midwest and as a former fashion student myself, many of my inspirations came from fashion magazines amongst other inspirations. Let's just say I was the woman who literally lived with fashion magazines surrounding her. I could have built a house...a very stylish house at that. Literally, I had them everywhere. I thought I had a hoarders problem of fashion magazines. Intervention may have been needed if I didn't come to terms that I really don't need this many magazines. Anyways, the Chair of the Fashion Department was so pleased and thrilled that she wrote me a letter thanking me for my contribution (btw great tax-write off).
Sorting through the magazines was a trip, I was finding myself re-reading articles while sitting on another stack I haven't gone through yet. Looking at all of the fashion shoots from seasons past that I have to admit, some I kept because they were good and I wasn't ready to part with them just yet. Especially, the ones with Alexander McQueen spreads and the huge September Vogues. But, the ones I let go, I am really glad I did. I have so much more space now.