Unveiling Meaning in Fashion
What is Story Behind the Cloth all about?
Story Behind the Cloth exists to explore the depths of fashion and
to uncover the meanings behind both common and uncommon styles and articles of clothing.
Why do we wear what we wear? What way of dressing makes us feel most like ourselves?
What story does it all tell?
– The Story Begins –
I believe fashion is a form of storytelling…
Delving into that idea is the core purpose in starting this blog.
Many linguists see fashion as a form of non-verbal communication.
What you wear tells people who you are and what you love–It tells a story.
It’s personal and you bring it with you wherever you go.
What if we could make our clothes declare,
with even greater strength,
the truth of who we are?
What if our outfits could be a catalyst for conversations
about the things we’re passionate about?
The plan is to explore the depths of these ideas with you.
My desire is to help you discover the styles and pieces that best express
who you are, and why that is, and give you the confidence to own that.
I believe you are beautiful inside and out.
You are human–a mix of your own kind of crazy and wonderful.
You’re full of potential. And your story is worth telling.
You’re most likely to find Lizzie having fun, twirling in a cute, floaty, pink dress, and making silly faces. She’s a sweet, playful, and hard-working blogger who writes about being Gyaru (which translates to “Gal”)–A fashion and lifestyle subculture that originated in Japan and exists all over the world.
The Gyaru subculture centers around having fun with fashion, being unafraid of breaking the “rules” to create something more exciting– life itself becomes a party, and “get wild, be sexy” is one of their most prominent mottos. The style is extremely eclectic and focused on boldly being yourself.
Vibrant Urban Poet: A Style Story Interview with Tajinder Kaur | + Punjabi Culture and Sparking Conversation Through Clothes
“No matter what style I choose to wear, whether it’s streetwear or a whimsical style, colour and confidence will always be present.” – Tajinder Kaur
Tajinder is determined, talented, genuine, beautiful, and has a unique and vivid sense of style. What first brought her blog to my attention is the mix of her quirky style along with her beautifully raw poetry–It’s an example of a fashion blog that is truly a “must-read” and not just a “must-view”.
Read her Style Story to learn more about her:
Reckless: A Style-Story Interview with Gwen Bielicki of “Reckless Resale” |+ Confidence and Mental Health
Gwendolyn Bielicki is a fashion reseller on Poshmark, designer, mom of three young women, and a wonderful friend who is incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking when you get the chance to get a glimpse into her mind.
She’s an overcomer of depression, anxiety and OCD. A quiet but wise, quirky, imaginative soul with so much beauty to offer the world. Soulful, unconventional and by the beat of her own drum, the word that most reflects her style is “Reckless”.
What is the founder all about?
Hi there! My name is Alissa and i’m a 20-something who loves all things creative–whether i’m getting to be part of the creative process myself, or just watching in admiration of the creativity of another.
I adore people, stories, cultures (with all the crazy-wonderful variety they bring to the world), and adventures and want to capture the beauty of it all!
I enjoy exploring personal style in light of life stories, and i love genuine expression and seeing people shine with confidence–The love of these things is my main reason for starting Story Behind The Cloth.
I’ll also mention: i don’t capitalize “i”, except for emphasis, as a statement of equality — i’m no greater than you, him, her or them…so why should i capitalize “I” and not “You”?
It’s important to me that this blog is highly interactive. Without your stories, and your thoughts on style, there’s only mine to tell. Life is so full of variety and beauty, and i can’t present it all on my own. Your story is beautiful, and i would love to hear about it!
Come connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Or, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Have an outfit or piece of clothing that you feel speaks who you are? I’d love to see it and hear about why you love it! Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MyStoryBehindTheCloth and i’ll feature it!
I love selling on Poshmark. You can read about it here:
What is Poshmark?
If you sign up on the app using my code BEHINDTHECLOTH, you’ll receive $5 to spend.
Here’s a peek at what i sell: