Friday, December 7, 2012

how dare you?

I've just found this illustration I did a while a go, intended for "velvet mousse". Since I changed the blog title, it has become useless. Although this drawing has no relevance anymore, I still decided to put it up for I love the minty green turban she's wearing. Sadly I'm not the born-to-wear-hats kind of person (which is also why I mostly avoid wearing head pieces), so it's rather unlikely that I'll put on a turban myself.

Now to the new blog name, what does it mean to be daring? This blog is called "dare to du it", so it's quite necessary to explain it further, no? Despite the fact that "velvetmousse" was already registered by other persons both on wordpress and tumblr, I wanted something more original and not a name that people would associate with some uber-sweet french dessert. I would not call my style sweet or anything in that sense, so after hours of brain-storming (maybe not hours), I had the idea of putting my surname in my blog title. Dare to du it, du instead of do. Obvious.

Recently I've come to the realisation that life is way too short. Yeah like it's something new. Why spend time wondering what people would think of you doing this or that, if this life you are leading solely belongs to you? One sad thing is that not everyone IS leading his life, some just exist. Existing on this planet or actually living the life are two completety different things, and I choose the second one. Be alive also means to give a statement, an individual one. I opened this blog to share my opinion, to record my journey to the ultimate goal of unswayable, independent taste. Dare to to wear fashion the way you like it, dare to have a different look than others, dare to pull off trends but not getting fooled by them.

Dare more!


  1. I really like that illustration, I feel your pain. Alas, I can't don anything on my head without looking silly- except for tiaras (I've always wanted to be a Princess).

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Ask my boyfriend, I had the craziest grin on my face the whole day. It means so much to me when someone comments on my writing (even though I have a style blog?), I'm not sure why that is but when I was young, I always wanted to be an author and not someone in fashion.

    Okay, I'll stop telling you my life story. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for making me look like an idiot with a mega-watt grin all day!

    x karen

  2. love the illustration.....yes i have a degree in Fashion design, but i'm going back to school next month in NYC to continue my career.
    love your blog by the way


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