“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.”

— Gianni Versace —

I started Venerable Fashion because I was feeling invisible and irrelevant. These emotions were mostly self inflicted as I’d become a most ardent critique of myself. It could, therefore, be said that I started the blog for selfish reasons–I wanted to start looking in the mirror again (I’d been avoiding it for years); I wanted to start actively engaging with the camera instead of avoiding it; and I wanted to embrace my body instead of internally berating it at every turn and angle. I also wanted to give myself permission to indulge in my love of fashion, to make a conscious effort to cultivate a unique style, and to continue growing as a human being.

The woman who is drawn to my blog is the woman who…

Doesn’t jump on the latest trend just because someone says it’s “in.”

Dresses to express her own unique sense of self, creativity, and joie de vivre.

Is a  work in progress, ever evolving.

Loves the art of fashion and design.

Has the confidence to wear what makes her feel good.

Allows for a sense of humor in everything she does.

Is able to admit fears, insecurities, weakness.

Believes in listening to her inner self and staying true and honest to that voice.