My favorite game as a child was playing dress up, clomping precariously around the house in my mother’s heels, my face painted in a bright palette of her makeup. Green eye shadow, pink cheeks and red lips. My shoes fit a little better now and my approach to makeup is more subtle these days, but I’ve been playing dress up ever since.
The way I see it, fashion is the oldest and most primal form of self-expression. It’s the first and best way for each of us to explain to the world who we are through our personal aesthetic. As an aspiring designer, amateur historian, intellectual property attorney and fashion enthusiast, I think a lot about fashion and what it says about us both as individuals and a society. And as a recent transplant to Washington D.C., I’m curious why a city with such a concentration of powerful, smart women should be lamented as perpetually fashion challenged and whether the image matches the reality for the women who live here.
And now through the wonders of the Internet, I can share all these thoughts with you, with just the click of a button. I hope my virtual fashion musings strike a chord, make you laugh and, above all, inspire you in the game of dress up.