We Are Indispensable

Daily Fashion Illustration 172. Thursday, May 1. 2014

Style submitted by Vinnii Ray. -instagram @loversponder, twitter @vinniray, facebook Vinniiray
'Gianni Versace once said, " Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

Growing up I've always wanted to mirror what I seen in magazines, tv, and billboards. At times I would look into the mirror and become disgusted with myself, so much so that I wouldn't go out. I know it sounds silly, but when you're 14 wearing clothes from the thrift store/Wal-Mart and all the other 14 year old boys have the name brand clothing you start to feel less than....

Until one day I came across the quote mentioned above by Gianni Versace. It changed my entire perspective. Here's a guy whose name is in magazine's, on tv and billboards. I took a deep breath and cried. All this time I was chasing after someone else's life, I had replaced my identity with a magazine, I lived in the shadows of billboards and had become that lifeless black and white static on the television screen.

Now I am beyond blessed! I don't take many photos of myself because there's so much life outside of me! I love fashion, it's a form of expression just like sculpture, calligraphy, architecture and more. Each of us are valuable...FAR beyond what any man/woman or object makes us feel. WE are INDISPENSABLE :)

P.S- I freaking LOVE the thrift store now! Still hate Wal-Mart, you can never go and just buy one thing... #thieves #jknotreally :)'

Daily Fashion Illustration 172, Vinnii Ray