Monday, August 13, 2007

Introduction: Miss Couturable

cou·tur·a·ble (kōō-tŏŏr-ə-bəl)
  1. describing the characteristic of a budding fashionista for being charmed and delighted by the pretty things in life.
Who is Miss Couturable?
I'm a 21-year-old senior at Columbia University in New York City, studying art history, anthropology, film, political science, French, and economics, with dreams of becoming the editor-in-chief of a well-read fashion magazine someday, while ridding the third-world of sweatshop conditioned labor and amassing a fabulous collection of art in my private gallery.

I still believe that all girls are princesses à la Sara Crewe -- whether or not we're Balmain divas or Target perusers.

I started reading Vogue magazine when I was about 7; everyday after school I would go to my public library and spend half my time reading Vogue and half my time reading history textbooks. Both of which were for fun. So while I've been a history geek my whole life, nothing has kept me more awake in my AP European History class than secretly flipping through Christian Dior haute couture photos on my laptop.

I think fashion is art, and art is fashion. I believe that there should be just as much emphasis on the intricate drapery and folds of the Greek chiton as on the construction of the Parthenon, and that Marie Antoinette's extravagant outfits represent the courts of 18th century France better than Versailles itself. I sulk about how there isn't a fashion equivalent to Gardner's Art Through the Ages, the holy text of art history, but perhaps I'll write it someday.

One of my editors once said, "Do everything as if it should have been done yesterday." I live by that phrase.

How can I contact Miss Couturable?
noel at misscouturable dot com

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FabSugar says:
Enter the world of a cute, high achieving young cheerleader attending a posh private who knows the difference between actual couture and Juicy Couture. No, it’s not an episode of Gossip Girl, it’s the real life of the author of She may still be in high school but you would never know it by her writing style, which is probably one of the reasons why she landed an internship at Seventeen before she even hit the age herself. On a regular basis she covers what the most influential designers in the industry are doing, gives us a little taste of her every day style, and ties it all back to real life. Her blog is aimed at the younger set, but it easily appeals to those of us who are fashionably young at heart.
Featured as one of Seventeen Magazine's Best-Dressed Girls in America 2008.
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