You can probably sense it: this spring is different from last spring.
Is it the different digit on the calendar year?
Change is in the air, stronger than it's been in years.
Freshness and new direction have once again become national priorities. And in some circles, fashion is picking up on these cues.
Those are the circles that contain Women of Style, I am willing to bet!
Introducing our third Woman of Style, Faith-Ann Young, whose personal style embodies and mirrors the new national mood.
I knew it!
Fashion editors might do well to ask: is youthful counterculture staging a comeback? If Miss Young (a self-described "bohemian indie pixie") and her peers have any say in the matter, the primness of recent fashion cycles will soon be as relevant as the hoop skirt.
Let us all hope that she and her peers have some say in the matter, then!
Miss Young represents part of an increasingly reactionary generation, one that is turning its back on certain Republican, materialistic values embodied by the Bush-Cheney war machine and a fashion industry that declares that $1000 pairs of shoes and $3000 handbags are the norm.
That paragraph is contractually required in all blog posts on the Huffington Post.
Eschewing this trendy ridiculousness, Miss Young is a modern-day Ali McGraw, who, like her iconic predecessor, turns found items into works of wearable art — whether by turning old skirts into dresses or donning vintage bathrobes as silken overcoats. It is the height of irreverent resourcefulness.
Viva la Revolución.
I don't have the heart to do the Q&A portion of this piece, but you can read it all here. Now try to wrap your mind around this photo of your fashion icon:
Caption: "An Urban Outfitters headband, worn 60s-style."