I'm not sure what this'll say about me as a person, but I'm pretty heavily influenced by anything awesome I see on TV. In fact, it's not just that I think it's awesome to watch, I want to BE it or DO it. Seeing is not enough! At 26, I guess I still think there's a chance I might become a virtuoso in any passing career that strikes my fancy. For example, when I'm watching Top Chef, I'll start buying weird spices and throwing them into dishes willy nilly. Watching the Olympics makes me want to go to the gym (yay!) but only for two weeks out of every four years (boo!). A brief, awesome music video I saw made me buy an accordion and well, you get the ADD-y picture. Lately, I've been watching Project Runway and last night, I found myself uttering those famous, fated words: "I want to learn how to sew."
I know Mom is probably shouting "I TOLD YOU SO!" and dancing on the grave of the old Singer, but it's true. I want to make my own stuff. I'm sick of going to Target and perusing the 70 percent off rack and STILL finding nothing I like. (Maybe I should jump up to the 50 off...NO, Target blasphemy.) I might as well start making my own clothes, right? I'll be a fierce hot mess. Soon it'll just be me and Tim Gunn, making cool dresses and fancy pants, selling all my best on etsy.
So, if anyone has an extra sewing machine to sell me, I'll gladly trade you a rack of weird spices, a gym membership or an accordion. Fashion Week, here I come!