Having a blog has been enlightening for countless reasons. One of the things I’ve found most “interesting” is how vocal people are with their opinions, both supportive and not so much. People have reactions to just about everything and they aren’t afraid to share them. Granted, when you create a product for public consumption, you are making yourself vulnerable to public opinion. Most of the feedback I’ve received has been positive. And the negative stuff doesn’t really bother me. I’ve been involved in the visual and performing arts for as long as I can remember; it comes with the territory. The ones that get to me aren’t the points of view so much as they are the questions. Or really, the questions. Why? Why did you wear that? Why would you say that? Or, my personal favorite, why do have a blog? You’re not making a lot of money. The LA Survival Guide is a blessing in so many ways, but one of the best is that it is all mine. I get to say what I want, wear what I want, publish what I want, when I want, because it belongs to me and I don’t have to answer to anyone. I don’t know about you, but lately, that type of independence has been difficult for me to come by; the freedom is liberating. Yeah, I’m not earning crazy cash from it yet. All in good time. In a world where we are constantly answering to other people, it is refreshing to have something that is all our own. Whether or not you’re a fan isn’t of huge consequence. At the end of the day, I love what I do. I’m having fun and that’s all that matters. So if I want to wear torn jeans and take a million pictures of my dog, I’m going to. Because this, my loves, is mine.
ICB silk bomber jacket, Vivian Chan “Chriselle” top, RE/DONE cropped jeans, Rupert Sanderson “Pinkbell” ankle boots, Cristina Ramella “World” cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Seoul Little “Los Angeles” necklace, Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), MAC lipstick in Lady Danger
Photos by Michele LoBosco