I always feel like I'm carefully balancing between fantasy and function. I find a function for the fantasy. Art may not be necessary for our basic human needs but it makes life interesting, it makes life worth living. Fantasy gives us a reason to live. Food, water, shelter, these things are necessary for survival but fantasy and imagination give us meaning to live. (well and love).  I also find fantasy in function. Just as Andy Warhol sought to make ordinary objects art, I seek to make every day a piece of art. I have a desire to make ordinary objects and tasks take on elements of fantasy. Just as Oscar Wilde said, "Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets". The way I dress is an outward representation of these two forces. Levi's I've worn 1000x over and a pair of red patent leather boots, a classic white t-shirt and a crazy colored fur jacket, or this dress (that I have had for ages) paired with my trusty leather boots. We don't have to pick one or the other. We can live in harmony, in contrast, and at battle with these forces. They feed each other. 

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Hello! I'm Kirby. A stylist and writer based in Birmingham, Alabama.