Friday, 1 June 2012
Blow by Blow, a present from my friend Sarah, an autobiography written by Isabella Blow's husband Detmar. I haven't managed to finish the book yet despite my efforts of frantically reading as much as I can before I have to get of the tube each morning, however it took the first paragraph to realise that Isabella was a completely unique kind with a true appreciation of fashion, more than most as in it wasn't just a job or a love on the side it consumed her whole life I suppose there are just a select few who take their love of fashion to such an extent it reminded me of Coco's saying, 'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with idea, the way we live, what is happening.'I'm not saying you have to be as eccentric as Isabella to show your love of fashion by any means but that is one of the things I found so fascinating about her, her fearless attitude to wear whatever you love without a moments thought of what others think.....My personal taste lately is much more simple but I can appreciate Isabella's vision of her own personal appearance.
From knowing briefly about Isabella it was fascinating to find out about how her life actually panned out, it seems that for all the help she gave people, her most famous findings being Alexander Mcqueen, Phillip Tracey and Sophie Dahl, she received nothing in return, that's what I was refering to as fashion being her life rather than her job, Detmar explains how much they financially struggled however looking as an outsider at the intriging couple they seem to live such an extraordinary life, partly from both coming from families high up in society and mostly from Isabella surrounding herself with such artistic people, not allowing money to get in her way from mixing in these circles and as such just from being there she became a great source of inspiration to these people she would forcefully surround herself with.
Posted by Callahan Brooks at 05:43