Speak It Out Loud

Storytelling is a craft of communication

that shapes a commnity

both micro and macro

and concequently our global culture. 

 

 

Know that you are creating sensation

by the way you wear clothes

you cause a thought

and the way you move in your reaction

to music, to sounds, to words

narrate you

LIMITED: 200 Zissou shoes for 100 consumers

Limited fashion has a responsibility to take what monster we have fed - consumption - and work it into a selling field of exclusivity.

This is a field where masses of item-rich consumers strive to possess a piece of work from the small teams of fashion producers whom we do not know.

Fashion has the ability to elevate these producers and their time, education and local craft that make them unique. The elevation is possible as there is a pre-existing demand for more from consumers and selling exclusive items can run a higher price tag which, if distributed fairly, provides return to the item’s producers.

How to read out of a funk

Read your own work, read writing that belongs to another whom you adore, and as your eyes move over the words

draw what you are reading

and make a parallel story to the one you read, read

a sentence with cleverly repeated words, listen to music while you read, and reread a story about the past

to remember that time crosses bad and good.

At the store: shoes off at the door

Shoes come off at the door when you enter a home. Why do we leave our shoes on when we enter a store? Retail has catered to lifestyle by selling an at-home feeling (coffee, lounges, even opening stores with no product, only experiences). Retail has become the free modern museum of the 2010s.

When fashion retail goes so far to sell a feeling instead of a product, the space becomes the second home of the fashion citizen. If we respect retail space like we treat our own home, maybe the product they make will also become something to keep like an heirloom piece of furniture, something that we will be happy to keep and care for and replace less often.

The first empty page of a book

The best part of a book is the "intentionally left blank" page between the title and the first chapter. Why isn't this page only on the left side of an open book?

Here's space to have a literally reflective page, where the reader can see their face looking back at them.

I suggest you play Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten (2004) when you start any book so that when you arrive at the left sided reflective page you can say, "hey yes, this will be an exciting journey between an inch and a half of horizontally stacked print that changes how I think and maybe by the end I won't see my face the same in this left blank/reflective page." Right on.