It is strange announcing a departure but it seems only polite after blogging for so long. And after all it is only farewell to Make Do Style. I will continue to read your blogs and comment of course. I also think I might just post on my Fashion and Film blog but I will think more about this and confirm shortly.
I mentioned in passing that I'm a bit fed up of all the thrift and mend stuff now. This does not mean I don't think it is valid it's just I've been banging on about it for two years and so I'm over it! I'm want to go forward and explore new creative avenues. For example I have two TV scripts to sort out, refine and submit. I have a short film to finish scripting and then make. I've also got a novel I need to write but never seem to find the time to do the research required to make it happen!
My writing is my great love and passion and for years fashion has been my most creative outlet and now I've sort of lost that hwyl as we say in Welsh. I'm more concerned with developing a style for me rather than thinking about stuff for clients both commercial and private. I also think there are plenty of great fashion blogs to inspire and haven't got anything to add or do differently.
The most important thing about fashion is the fact it is a diverse and fantastic industry. I get quite hot under the collar when people try to deride it in any way. Two reasons - one it is a multi billion pound/dollar industry as valid as the next. The issue about fashion is that it is seen as feminine and therefore not valued as much. Hmm we won't go into a major discussion on this as I could write an essay about it ! The other issue is the importance of dress - whether you like it or not impressions are made by the mode of dress you wear - it creates rapport, communities and the adornment of the body is a historical aspect of mankind - we've done it for centuries.
I've just got to figure out my place in the industry or not after my MA.
My favourite thing to do would write lots of freelance articles on film costumes and insight on the fashion and film world - how they interlink etc. One can dream or I could get of my backside and submit a few pitches.
Anyway if it is goodbye from me then it is of course goodbye from him - petit garcon. He'll actually be glad of not having to say cheese on demand. Final part next week!
modelling Stella McCartney for Comic Relief
Sporting the red nose for Comic Relief