Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Original: Edie Sedgwick
I know I am a little behind, but I just watched FACTORY GIRL starring Sienna Miller as the tragically beautiful and inspiring Edie Sedgwick. Though, not one of my favorite movies, it was stimulating from a fashion point of view. Every creation that Edie put together was orginal and mesmorizing and it definitely caught on last season as everyone was pulling out the opaque black tights.
Watching the special features, where family members and old friends talked intimately about their relationship with Edie and the person she was - I noticed that they all kept coming back to the fact that she was an original. She defined a style that was her own and one that left its mark on everyone she came in contact with.
This got me thinking, "Do I really embrace and define a certain style? Am I creating any new ideas that are unique to just me?". Don't get me wrong, one of the things that I love most about fashion is the way it spreads and morphes from person to person. Everyone has their own taste, but often take ideas from someone or something else. The Vintage Society is all about inspiration, but how do you develop your own look? A look that is iconic - like Edie's.
I don't reallly think I have an answer for this question, it is just something that I have been thinking about all week. I have been challenged to find my tastes and develop them further - something that is all me!
Posted by Brian and Beth Jones at 25.7.07