Friday, 24 January 2014

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world..."

Happy 2014 to all our followers!

I have had a delay in getting back to writing as blogger wouldn't let me log in for about 3 weeks for no discernible reason what so ever. 

I am excited to get back to committing to this blog. I've done a lot of soul searching over the past year and finally feel ready to push myself creatively again. 
Something I haven't really spoken about in detail on this blog is my love for art, and how the works of 20th century painters have helped me form my identity and personal style. This is something I hope to share with you this year. I will leave you with one of my favourite quotes that my mother sent me this morning, to remind me that I am not alone. I have spoken to a lot of women who have found friendship and comfort in the online vintage community, and I hope it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside as well.

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”

- Frida Kahlo




Frida Kahlo
Las Dos Fridas
1939 
Oil on Canvas
Museum of Modern Art Mexico City, Mexico


Lots of Love 

Harriett xx

8 comments:

  1. this is so supportive from your mother and the quote is very heartwarming for me too... thank you for sharing! xxx

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  2. Fantastic quote. Looking forward to all you have to inspire this year :) xx

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  3. Hi Harriett,

    I love that quote! It's sort of reassuring... I absolutely adore art and am trying to translate my favourite paintings (or the vibes of them) into my clothes. I find it a nice way of bringing it to the surface. Can't wait for future blogposts!

    Love,
    Dominique

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  4. welcome back! I too have enjoyed Frida Kahlo, she's an inspiring woman.

    I look forward to following whatever you do this year.

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  5. I've always loved that quote, and Frida Kahlo's work. I think it stays with you for a long time after you've viewed it, there is something very poignant about it. I'm still hoping to find the people in the online community who can provide comfort and friendship, but I'm certain they are out there somewhere. Thank you for sharing this lovely post! x

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  6. I look forward to reading about the painters who influenced you - I hope to discover some artists, and I always find it interesting when style inspiration doesn't come from fashion alone.

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  7. Wonderful quote! Thank you for sharing it.
    I'm happy to see you ladies are getting back to the blog. I've missed you're beautiful photos and words.
    Welcome back!

    Lisa.

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  8. woooooow your blog is amazing! you're so talented and I love the fact that you're so close :) I'm a follower!
    xx

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