First of all, thank you!! I feel like most of my responses are just me rambling about nothing so I’m always surprised when people say I write well.
To answer your question, I feel that from a young age I was always very interested in fashion. I would say it started from birth, or just after. I was always ahead of the curve and much more stylish than my peers.
Left: Me, Autumn/Winter 1992. Right: Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2011
Left: Me, Spring/Summer 1996. Right: Junya Watanabe, Spring/Summer 2011
Left: Me, Autumn/Winter 1998. Right: Rick Owens, Autumn/Winter 2007
See what I mean?
In all seriousness though, I wasn’t interested in fashion at all until I was about 14/15. You have to understand that growing up where I lived the most common outfit was probaaaably: jandals (potentially with socks), rugby shorts, and a kathmandu jacket - even in Summer, even in the clubs (I still cannot deal with these jackets to this day because of it). I used to wear ugg boots and thought they were stylish (is this blog-suicide admitting this?? oh well)
Anyway, I don’t really remember how I came across real~ fashion but it started with McQueen and Galliano. I was really drawn by the theatrical elements of those 2 designers specifically.. which is something that makes me sad about today’s fashion. The drama and emotion doesn’t really exist anymore, you know?
Also this whole world really fascinated me, I had no idea that fashion was this big industry worth billions of dollars. That made me really interested - and still interests me to this day. I used to look at Vogue Italia editorials online (because we only had British, American and Australian Vogue and I wasn’t rich enough to buy magazines online at that point) and look at the collections on style.com during class in high school.
That’s the story I guess… I just became really obsessed and thought I would get over it eventually but I didn’t and then I decided I wanted to work in fashion so I did. The end.