As I sit here to write this, I think about all the roads of life that have led me to this one moment -- my move to LA, making it on my own and being faced with many obstacles. What I realize is, it is ultimately not so simple. The roads of life are not like roads of the 405 South, or even the 101 North. Roads of life are full of emotions, smiles, love, pain, tears, chaos and laughter -- and so much more. If only I could share it all. This experience is a common mutual experience of all human beings. That is the beauty of it. We are all together on this planet, as isolated as it may sometimes feel. We are all searching for meaning in this big sometimes cruel world. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, but when you get over that hump, that's when the fun starts.
More than anything else, life is a joyous event to be celebrated. Life is a work of art-- a painting that we never stop working on until it's nearly perfect-- and then you add one more touch. Have you ever heard a painter say "I have never painted one true masterpiece -- I almost have -- but not quite " This is so much like the craftwork of our day to day life. What we are dealing with is a work in progress. We all have so much to give; so many talents to share. People are wrong when they say artists are comprised solely of musicians, painters, sculpters and chefs. Artists can be computer technicians, psychologists, mechanics and librarians. We are all on this earth trying to make this life as beautiful as possible -- trying to spell out what's in our heart. And it's always possible if you try.
I chose this look as a fun party look to celebrate the inner fire inside. A fire burns within all of us that drives us to continue on our path, whatever that may be. We all have our own unique mission on this earth, and that is mind blowing to think about. For some the path is clear, and for others, it requires a certain amount of trial and error, and what one may call "a search".
In my case, my "search" led me to a very fun place for this blog post. While meandering around in West Hollywood, I stumbled upon a costume house that carries a very similar collection to the one I would love to have one day-- La Maison De Fashion. I was lucky enough to form a relationship with the woman who owns the store, and the dress that I am wearing in this piece belonged to her mom from the late 1970's. As fate would have it, it fit like a glove. My fire led me to her :)
Regardless of your situation, we all have the ability to tap into our fire, heart, soul and mind to figure out what the next step will be. Solitude and honesty with yourself is really needed to find your true way. With a million different directions to choose, often it is not so simple; in fact, usually it never is, but everything is relative and your situation could always be far worse ;) Additionally, it helps to listen closely to those around you who love you -- they, along with your biggest fan, your SELF, will help you find the way - the way home, to the warm campfire in a dreamy land, where it feels like YOU.
Cheers, love and sequins,
| Dress | 1970's Vintage Georgio of Beverly Hills - Provided by Angelina Pitt at Le Maison de Fashion |
| Shoes | Love Culture |