In Search of Simplicity


November 10, 2013

by Gracia Ventus

As the cliché goes, there is beauty to be found in simplicity, whether it be Art, Mathematics or Physics. But the quest for the purest form of design is always overwrought with temptations to embellish with the unnecessary. Not saying that embellishments are bad, since they have their own merits. Often I found myself tempted to add another layer, then another, which works okay mind you. However it negates the purpose of achieving clearly defined, geometric silhouettes. Then again, if I were to compare my current sartorial choices to those of last year (feel free to check out the archives), I have distanced myself somewhat from bulky layers and heavy drapes, instead opting mostly for structured shapes, clean designs and blocks of colours. Even my makeup has gone from smokey to being cleaned up somewhat.


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3 thoughts on “In Search of Simplicity

  • ODYSSEY

    by ODYSSEY on November 10, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Even when we have a solidly honed aesthetic, evolution is natural and, dare I say, necessary. I like where your style has been and where it’s headed. And I enjoy hovering the cursor over your photos to see what happens!

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  • GlassOrganelle

    by GlassOrganelle on November 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Letting the silhouette speak for itself is something to encourage, not everyone is bold enough to do so.

    Looking lovely and the surprise here fits perfectly!

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  • Ee Jien

    by Ee Jien on November 10, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Not having to layer is also a good thing in humid/ tropical climates. I think it might be more challenging to dress in less layers. The individual piece must hold well on its own.

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