A Mysterious Flight

Black cats, divine witches and the howling sprints of the past All-Hallows Eve which in the Catholic religion, known as the night before All Saints Day, has become a fashion Segway for all ages. A date which marks the transition of the winter season, along with the eternal cycle.  Today All-Hallows Eve is relatively known as Halloween, a holiday that is mysteriously fashioned by ones history or upbringing. One instance is wearing costumes, as you roam from door to door demanding the offering of treats parading past grinningly carved candle lit jack-o’-lanterns.From a fashion standpoint, Halloween ensembles should be worn highlighting a chosen era providing a cultural significance. From an age where Halloween, once loosely based on old Celtic legends of witches, vampires and moaning ghost’s has made its way to the silver screen. Throughout the years the silver lining of Hollywood film has provided society with a stateliness of costume design. In return Halloween has become a theatrical platform, for all to stroll through the night inspired by their heroine, villain or character.

*Today’s shoot, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 Classic film ‘The Birds’.

Classically Robed

Dress – Banana Republic Roland Mouret Collection   Blazer – Banana Republic   Necklace & Gloves- Vintage   Heels- Dolce Vita

Classic beauty attracts attention in the slightest approach into a professional forum. For decades, a suit blazer has transformed a woman’s wardrobe for an entrance into a male-dominated world.  While women concealed their breast to blend into the professional male culture, others find a method of ‘shoulder robing’ to fit both worlds. A verb, which best defines wearing a jacket without placing your arms through the sleeves, but instead resting the specific garment on your shoulders. A similar approach to shoulder robing is known as a cape.
Shoulder robing has added a sense of nonchalant style while providing an option to one’s garment with a combined coverage. One of the earliest purveyors of a lady-like silhouette was portrayed in Niagara, 1953 by Marilyn Monroe. The diverse actress displayed the established 1950’s silhouette that consisted of a wrapped midi-skirt, silk chemise along with a muted grey shoulder-robed jacket.

A Story through Illustration with The Daily Fashion Project

For more than a decade the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single image.  In years past a similar phrase, “One look is worth a thousand words”, appeared in the 1913 newspaper advertisement for the Piqua Auto Supply House of Piqua, Ohio.

For others like Matthew Miller, an illustrator from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta entwined his appreciation for men’s fashion within a blog format entitled, The Daily Fashion Project.  Inspired by the mixture of art and Menswear, Miller or better known as ‘Sunflowerman’ finds fashion as a way humans interact with the world and stories they share.  With the misplacement of society an individual can become lost in the shuffle of brand names, social media and life itself. Miller urges others to ask the question of whom these individuals are, what struggles and triumphs they have overcome or achieved along with their reasoning for what they wear.  With The Daily Fashion Project Miller gathers these enriched stories distributing them through a new perspective, with an illustration.

View my story through illustration here.

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