Art director: Lili Aleeva
Models: Tataeva Anna, Minaeva Oksana,
Collection: Tatiana Kaplun 2014
PAOLO SEBASTIAN Autumn/Winter Bridal Collection 2014 - sleeved lace ball gown encrusted with a million dollars worth of diamonds and 3D flower petal detail.
The thing about trauma is it’s like the biggest, most absorbent sponge; it will absorb everything into it, it will swallow you up. It’s like the memory foam mattress from hell. You have to get out before it has you memorized.
I do this the best way I know how — through the dictionary of Fashion. If I treat my trauma like an accessory, it doesn’t define me and I can manipulate it like I manipulate clothes. Nothing will ever swallow me whole.
I wrote about Trauma & Fashion Armor for The Style Con. Happy Monday.