///You Make it Work\\

Maciej Makalowski was so kind as to send me some photos of his clothes for a print I am working on. Originally, I was thinking for some time about what is good fashion? This is a question I have thought about for all of my life, even tho I do not like to admit it. I like to think that I am not someone who gets caught up in surface beauty. But I do. I wanted to come up with a way to judge people (only in my mind) on fashion besides just looks. Like on the bus when you see someone that is cuter than you, you can think, “Well, that is totally a fake LV bag… I would never wear that… ”

I kept thinking about the idea that being fashionable, ethically fashionable, in the highest form is making what you have look good. Falling into the trap of fast fashion as of late, I do not adhere to my own standards. I buy clothes made in factories with poor conditions, with man-made fabrics that make my body seem hip. Disguising my weight with this seasons cutes. I don’t re-use things to death. I buy new, cheap trendy. 

I could not for the life of me figure out how to put these thoughts into a print without sounding preachy, like I do now. But that’s okay, I think, because that seems to be the function of a blog… Maybe. So, I tried to be subtle with the print. 

The title is from a journal series that I did with Emma Molin. Who I love. Who is going to be opening a store in Oakland sometime soon. She and Maciej are two people I know, along with many others who have wonderful taste and are not only thoughtful of appearance.

I would love to know your thoughts on what you think ethical fashion is and where to find it. I don’t know everything about it, in fact I know nothing. And I am not sure your findings will be able to change my habits, but they just might…