Friday, 31 August 2012

Celebrating Individuality

You know  the moment when you feel like you've being given a sign ...

This incredible illustration was done by my former lecturer and friend Richard Gray as the invite for the fashion show that Alexander McQueen dedicated to Isabella Blow. 
I've never seen it in reality until this last week when I have seen it in the homes of two unconnected friends of mine.
 I'm taking it as a sign to never forget the beauty of individuality.

We have lost some amazing flamboyant fashion characters from this world in recent years, Isabella Blow and Anna Piaggi but we have also had some new ones born into the world in Gaga and Daphne Guinness
I'm lucky to have some amazing characters close to me Johnny Blueeyes for one, complex, sometimes challenging but fiercely loyal, supportive and kind and mind blowingly inspirational.

Whether your individuality is expressed through your clothing or your lifestyle choices, maybe your musical tastes or sexual preferences providing it doesn't hurt others it's part of what makes 'you' so why don't we celebrate it more?

What makes someone truly interesting?
Lanvin started to explore humour in humanity in its last ad campaign and for its latest it celebrates the individual.
I'm hoping it's the start of a trend that encourages more of us to stand alone and yet be together. 

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself 
Friedrich Nietzsche

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