October 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
August 8, 2012 § 1 Comment
Personal style is not stagnant. It’s not a box that you stuff yourself in. It’s a living, breathing extension of yourself that changes and evolves as you do as a material expression of who you are and who you can be.
I am not a student anymore, I’m a professional. A newly minted professional. There are sartorial transitions that have to be made. New signals that I have to learn to send, new sartorial elements that have to be incorporated.
I have been doing a bit of hunting. In an effort to incorporate what is not simply just a more mature, professional look but my version of a more mature, professional look. Who is the older, professional Sara, and what does she want to wear? I’ve been ruminating on this question, and collecting little bits of inspiration that feel like they could be signals, pointing me in the direction I would like to go. Now I’m focusing on finding key pieces. Things that I will use the more, components of my wardrobe that I will wear or carry everyday. Lately, I’ve been specifically thinking in bags. I’m ready to turn in my worn tote bags of my student days and trading it in for something new.
Currently ranking high in the “consideration” phase of this process, vintage leather briefcases. I stumbled onto the Tanka Vintage one night while scouring the pages of Etsy and fell in love. No final decision has been made, but I’m pretty heavily leaning in this direction.
June 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
Earlier this year, while knee deep in my last documentary project, I stumbled across this video by graphic artist David Shiyang Liu. It’s a segment from a 2009 interview with radio legend Ira Glass on storytelling and taste.
At the time I saw this it was exactly what I needed to hear (as corny as that sounds). I had all of this beautiful raw footage that I had collected for months. I knew what I wanted my film to be and what it could be…but there was so much I felt was lost in translation between my gut and Final Cut Pro. And I think it is an act of translation. Storytelling in any medium is a lot like learning a language within a language. You have those moments when you feel completely inept. Like you know what you want to say but when you open your mouth to say it a pile of nonsense just falls out of your mouth and onto the floor where it just kind of…lays there. It can be hard to remind yourself “I am not an idiot” when all evidence seems to be pointing to a different conclusion.