I rarely read print magazines anymore. But for my recent trip to NYC and Pennsylvania (just got back last night, yawn!) I picked up a Vanity Fair and my face was in it every spare moment I had. Usually while trapped on a plane, train, or automobile. The great thing is you don’t have to power off, ever. Flight attendents don’t mind them, and batteries don’t run out. If you lose it it’s a few bucks, not a few hundred or thousand. I guess I’m having a personal little Luddite print renaissance! And it all came full circle when I came across a short article about the website SyleLikeU, of which I’m a big fan. I’ve watched their video of Andrea Linett, co-founder of Lucky magazine and current creative director at Michael Kors, and looked through her photos so many times—well if anyone knew there might be a restraining order. My favorite line: “What would Bob do?” She is a girl after my own heart.
Vanity Fair’s description of StyleLikeU really struck a chord and reminded me of why I love fashion and style so much:
Stylelikeu steps into the closets of inspiring individuals to reveal the way one’s style reflects his or her inner spirit. By sharing the stories of a diverse group of authentic people, Stylelikeu defies traditional labels and strives not only to liberate readers from restrictive categories but also to empower them to connect with their personal style in a way that is both joyful and universally accessible.
It’s not for labels or trying to look like everyone else or being pretty. It’s about individuality and literally wearing your heart on your sleeve. Who is with me?