I wonder how many of us like our driving licence photographs? I ask this, because today was the day I went to the Motor Registry to renew my driving licence. Of course, a new picture was taken. Nowadays you aren't allowed to smile (the instant way to a face life, in my opinion), which guarantees a less than great image.
So, my new photo is not really a flattering likeness. Do you have the same problem with your ID photos?
However, I did decide that I could use the photo rather well - I pretended that I was a film director or artist looking at this face - what sort of person is this- what does the face say. This amused me for some time, and I have decided I need to up my own ante - and bring out my personality a little more in the way I dress. Given that I like classic clothes, I am not sure how - but classic clothes are a great dressing prop to express yourself - they take the supporting role, you do the work.
I like this idea!! So, the face told me that the eyes are quite serious, the mouth upturned into a questioning, slight determined impish way. Am I serious? Yes. Am I determined ? Yes. Can I be quite wickedly impish? Yes . A sort of a Zoe Wanaker character (or rather, the sort of characters Zoe Wanaker plays).
Tonight I must review classic style again . I love the pictures in this book:
|Patternmaking for fashion design by Helen Joseph Armstrong|
I think the main problem is my very small bottom half - it doesn't go with my middle. I'm hoping this book will throw some light on this problem.
I know I must seem a little obsessive, but really I set myself the goal of solving some of these problems this year, while I am not studying. ( I suppose I sort of am - this is my current self imposed study!) My sewing skills are good (sort of!!) - my knowledge deficit is in fitting and how patterns work.