Who doesn’t love waking up in the morning to find that their hard work has been featured somewhere fabulous like Bloggers.com? I tip my hat, give you a nod and send many thanks for choosing my blog to be an Editor’s Pick. I only just wandered into the ‘blogosphere’ a little less than a year ago. It was a project that I had always wanted to undertake, but like most, couldn’t quite find the time in between university and a full time job. I quickly realized that I needed a literary outlet to express the ticker tape of ideas that constantly run through my head. Bursting with ideas, controversial perspectives and anecdotes, InStyle Xenophile was born.
If you’ve been following me since the beginning (which isn’t really that long ago!), you’ve probably noticed that this blog’s content has morphed from time to time, into more than just a fashion commentary. And yes, it’s supposed to do that. There is always a method to my madness. I adore fashion, and interestingly enough, it took me most of my life to come to that realization. I find this particular type of self expression interesting because of its anthropological impact on society as a whole, not because I think Alexander McQueen can do no wrong stylistically, or because I think no girl has lived until she’s blown her pay cheque on a pair of Christian Louboutins. The industry itself is inherently flawed and the dark side is equally as fascinating. The masses still flock to fashion shows where models look more like moving wire hangers than living, breathing fleshy beings, and magazines are in the business of doctoring women so that the rest of us, the mere mortals, can try to live up to some absurd, non-existent form of perfection. The good, the bad, the ugly, it’s all fascinating. But In the words of aforementioned Alexander McQueen: ” Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.” Which is why you’ll see just as much content about my life interwoven into this blog as you will about cute shoes and favorable dress silhouettes.
So thank you once again to Bloggers.com for featuring me as an Editor’s Pick, and I would like to extend a big ‘ol Canadian welcome to all my new readers, and give my thanks to those who keep coming back. You’ve all made the journey rewarding and I hope that you continue to enjoy my tiny contribution to this zany world and remember that life is an open forum, remember to comment 😉