For a long time now I’ve had this ambition to have my own fashion blog. A place where I can write about my love for all thing stylish and inspiring, and a way to express myself also. It’s been a long time coming. I seem to have these great ideas but then do nothing more with them. Maybe it’s because I’m afraid of how I’ll be judged, or that people won’t even read what I’ve written. Or maybe it’s because I’m a procrastinator (I think all creative people are). Whatever the real reason is, I’ve now decided to give it a crack!
So what’s this blog going to be about? Fashion, of course!!! But more specifically, the History of Fashion. A little bit more about me first though… I studied fashion and design at university nearly 10 years ago now! I learnt everything from how to draft a pattern, how to sew like a great couturier with a needle and thread, how to set up a business, the principals of design, and everything else in between. It was fantastic and left me with a solid foundation on my road to a career in the industry. But that industry is very hard to crack. It’s super competitive and unless you have already proven yourself, they don’t want to know you. Suffice to say, my dreams of being a big time designer suddenly changed, as I realised that it wouldn’t just happen now that I had a degree. It took a while before I found a job and became content with being a dressmaker in a small store based in Melbourne’s CBD. This job allowed me to use my practical and business skills which I had studied. It was a great job where I met some very interesting clients. Now, a few years down the track, I’ve moved back to my home town and have my own dressmaking business which I’m trying to get off the ground. It’s been a challenge that’s for sure, not many people around here appreciate custom made couture. Alas, it’s where I want to be right now, and hopefully over time the local community will get on board and my little atelier will soon be busting at the seams!!
So the idea for this blog came about because of my love for the History of Fashion, and more specifically, the people and designers who are now a part of it and serve as inspiration to many of as modern day fashionistas! The likes of Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Poiret, Balenciaga and Travilla to name just a few, light up my eyes whenever I see or hear something about them. The contribution they have all made to fashion over the years is incredible, and I would like to pay homage to them through this blog. Each new edition to the blog will have one of the greats of the industry as my main inspiration, and I’ll explore details of their lives, their journey, and the legacy they have left behind. If any of you have any specific designers and fashion inspirers whom you would like to know a little bit more about, then please leave me your suggestions. Along the way I may also digress to talk about specific decades of Fashion, certain Styles or Trends, any probably a little bit here and there about what I’m currently doing in the Atelier.
So join me on this stylish journey through the years of Fashion. It promises to be inspiring, honest, elegant and classy.
Love Always, Anastacia Rose xx