But I was thinking, we do we cringe when we see old photos of ourselves? I think it's a wonderful thing to see yourself as you were 10, 20 30 years ago and peer into your eyes in the photo and wonder, try to remember, what you thought the future held for you. It's kind of like that thing where if you could write your 16 or 20 year old self a letter about life, what would you tell yourself?
Aside from the hair moments, a questionable wardrobe choice captured, and perhaps a self-conscious pose, it's quite heart-warming to know that in fact, you are exactly the same as that person you are in fact gazing at - albeit, slightly more weathered (in a good way), more confident (hallelulah!), self-assured, and taking each step (perhaps a little more cautiously) knowing that where you're going is where you're supposed to be.
Enough of the existentialist crisis... these images of Grace Coddington were the inspiration for today (her memoir is supposed to be released at the end of the year so stay tuned). You can also check out some photographs of Grace and other early 70's stylish artists captured by Willie Christie here.
|Grace Coddington by Bruce Weber|
|Grace In Window by Willie Christie|