Hello my compadres, guess what? There’s a new fashion blogger in town… shocker!
This new blogger grew up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, and no darlings here we don’t have drug deals err’day. Just casually on Mondays to put some picante in our week, doesn’t everybody?
But seriously, we don’t live in a forest and we most certainly don’t carry guns as purses, that would be silly. In fact, we are quite civilized, modern, and fun people.
We have many amazing festivities we celebrate effusively in Colombia, one of them is the famous Carnival of Barranquilla, an excuse for drinking and dancing in plain daylight. It’s a four-day celebration with our cultural music that takes place in the main streets of the city, with as much people as possible, everyone is invited. No jobs or school during does days, it’s all about enjoying each other and turning up the volume. Costumed people, smiling people everywhere, maizena and foam flowing in the air like snow, alcohol partout and the music unifies all our energies together.
One of the main things that characterizes us is that we are very relaxed or as we say in spanish slang ” relajao “. Here we enjoy the days, because there’s not too much stress and we don’t worry about time, since it seems to pass so slowly. We are a bunch of coffee lovers, soccer fanatics, and family centered peeps. We also are education enthusiasts, most kids finish school being bilingual or trilingual, and travel around the world learning from different cultures and their languages. Examples of successful Colombians from my city are the funny actress/model Sofia Vergara, and the hips-don’t-lie singer Shakira both fierce, inspiring women famously known worldwide.
The city’s colorfulness, folklore, and open-mindedness agenda made me fantasize about the many possibilities of a great future. Making it big somewhere, with the same motivation.
My name is Karina Terrazas, and I’m a fashion design student at Parsons, The New School for design. I fell in love first with art, with anything manual, anything i could create with my imagination, it could be painted, drawn, sculptured or glittered. I started painting since I was seven or younger, I still have many of the paintings and drawings I did. I was obsessed with TV, and wanted to imitate the actresses, singers plus wear their fabulous dresses. I was acting in the mirror with made up stories, singing in the shower and performing little dances in 1st or 2nd grade in front of my classmates, of course I wasn’t alone, other four lunatics were dancing with me.
I always wanted to explore my artistic side, something that would make me tick with excitement. I found fashion to be the answer, it encompasses most of what I was already doing and now I can incorporate writing into it.The reason i want to start a blog is because I wanna help people to understand more about the culture of fashion, more than just the trends, but admiring the dedication, understanding its evolution, where the inspiration comes from, the fantasy, its muses, and its bull-poop.
My inspiration to start documenting my thoughts about fashion in a blog was Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller. For me it was a relieve to find someone who didn’t have a stick up their arse while talking about fashion. She makes it fun, which is what I always considered it to be. I chose the name Comme des Fashion for my blog after the famous anti-logo shirt like Comme des Fuckdown, but this time adapting it to a different meaning. Comme des Fashion in English means: like fashion. It is supposed to be my thoughts related to the fashion world, how I think fashion is in every aspect of our lives, life-like fashion. The way how we drink our coffee, with your pinkie up or not, how you walk on the sidewalk, are you doing the twirl, the hands on you hip, the swaying of your bosom, the blank stare, how you talk to people, what you listen to, where you eat, who inspires you, all related to fashion since the industry influences masses of people through the power of images, words, videos,and music about the culture des la mode and its people, then everybody subconsciously or consciously picks it up and applies it in their lives.