|Melanie Ward in Blouson Noir|
Pic via Interview
Today's dedication goes to the impossibly chic and brilliant Melanie Ward, original Helmut Lang stylist and designer of her (equally brilliant but short-lived) label Blouson Noir. A strong woman in strong, sexy clothes. Could anyone ask for a better icon?
The new millennial definition of icon is something I can't really relate to. She poses by her desk in perfectly coordinating manicure, short skirt, and long, cascading curls. SHE looks like... a lot of work. The power of image is important. And certainly, it goes a long way in conveying to a modern generation that you are "checking in." But when all the dust settles, and we are all a little less shiny, will you want to look back on a body of "work," or a body of work. Or better yet, let your work speak for you. While you, remain, unwavering you.