Lazaro Hernandez from one of my favorite labels, Proenza Schouler, was initially in medical school before he made the jump and attended Parsons School of Design in NYC and became one of the duo behind NYC’s hottest, most critically acclaimed labels.
There’s no straight path in life and I was never conventional to begin with. I’m probably not going to make that straight path from undergrad to grad school or medical school to getting a job. In some ways this is so much more exciting - taking a rocky, unexpected path - but I don’t know if I can handle all the stress and uncertainty associated with it. Actually I know that I can’t - all I can do is pray and hope for the best.
I don’t know if I would be a good designer or if I’m the right type of person to be working in the fashion industry, but I would like to believe that I am.
I would succumb to completely reblogging stuff instead of blogging my own thoughts, stories, feelings. But now it’s kind of mindless for me on tumblr, just doing this same routine of posting a cool street style outfit or a cool song in my head at the moment.
Time to change that. Here’s how I’m feeling right now: confused, stressed, sad, emotional, inexperienced….but also happy, grateful, proud of myself and excited for the future.
A lot has happened these last couple of weeks. I mean, a lot. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone (maybe a little too out of my comfort zone haha). I cried a ton. I learned a lot about myself and some friends who I thought I knew, but I guess I really didn’t. I socialized more and made a lot of new, really great friends.
I don’t what’s going to happen these next couple of weeks, months, year. But right now despite all my sadness and everything going wrong in my life, I’m so excited for the future and the people around me who are going to be apart of it.
“Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing’s going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That’s the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won’t make time stand still.”—— Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)
“The interesting thing about language is that, if you elevate the conversation to one of design, or the creative act, both musicians and architects share a language, or a vocabulary. Musicians talk about constructing spaces, architects about rhythm and harmony. Both require rigour and discipline, - you can’t do either ‘approximately’, however formally expressive. Musicity sets out to explore this.”—Nick Luscombe and Simon Jordan present their latest project Musicity, combining music and architecture to heighten your cultural experience of the capital. (via dazeddigital)
“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.
And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.
And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”