This is post about Fashion, with the question:
Is fashion important when living with depression?
(I love this look..a white dress with a black sash, so pretty!)
I never had an interest in fashion, as I preferred to read books,
and always wanted books as a present, not clothes.
Then I became depressed as a teenager,
and due to the nature of this illness, I cared even less.
However, the nurses used to try to make me take an interest in fashion, and to try to copy my peers.
I really began to take an interest in how I looked because I discovered that people make assumptions about someone who has depression.
But if I turned up in a nice outfit, wearing make-up, then they were less likely to make those assumptions.
This was my main motivation, and although I had never known much about fashion,
I learned what I could from Vogue.
My first outfit came from Vogue.
I saw the models in a black skirt and a cream silk shirt,
which was then accessorised in different ways.
So I bought a black skirt and cream blouse too.
I found that it helped me to take an interest in fashion,
and I had an interest outside of myself.
I was less likely to stay inside my own head.
I bought in sales and second-hand stores as I did not have much money.
I learned about make-up.
I had never worn it, and I had to figure out toner and moisturiser.
I used Elizabeth Arden for big occasions as it would stay perfect all night, and I loved it.
I feel I know a lot more about clothes now.
I follow the Couture houses, and really love Nina Ricci.