I love fashion illustration. And I love fashion, even though I do not like shopping – I mostly frequent the vintage shops in my neighbourhood that I can walk to. I don’t follow brands. I admire women who have their own style but I couldn’t tell you ‘who’ they’re wearing.
I have a complicated relationship with fashion. I like to look my best but I don’t want to spend too much money on clothes – there are more important things in the world. On the other hand, people have been decorating their bodies since the beginning of time and we know that what we are wearing affects our mood. A well-fitting pair of jeans will get a lot of wear. A simple summer dress that hides our imperfections will be well loved.
As I get older, I think smart fashion is comfortable. I shake my head at women who hobble around in high heels, risking an ankle injury. I’ll take a pair of pretty, comfortable flats instead, thank you.