ALTER EGOS AND THEIR PLACE IN OUR DAY TO DAY FASHION CHOICES

An alter ego is simply defined as one's alternative self. A being within oneself that is quite the opposite of that person's “normal.” This concept has always fascinated me in terms of fashion. I find that I play it safe in my own stylistic choices due to insecurities but if I let my own alter ego call the shots in terms of clothing and fashion, I’d take a lot more risks while still enjoying what I’m wearing. Fashion, particularly high fashion, is about taking risks and going against the grain of the trends and, I believe, in order to do this one must channel their alter ego. This piece is an exploration of each model's alter ego and manifesting that internal character through fashion.


Elana:

My name is Elana and pictured is my alter ego. Growing up as an actress and singer, I am used to being outgoing. This has led me to having a very bright and vibrant personality. When asked to portray the opposite style and personality I am used to, I used a lot of dark colors, intense makeup, and chunky boots to go along with the “E-girl” look.



Nicole:

I feel like this outfit represents my alter ego because it plays into a deeper monochromatic color scheme and as someone who loves to play with vibrant colors it is really toned down for me. I usually love to integrate pops of color or bold prints in my outfits, but I never go for a very dark look or animal print. That being said, this look was still really fun to put together; it really grounded me & made me feel grown. I never play around with corsets since I usually prioritize comfort, but it was fun to step out of the box & feel like a rich aunt of sorts. I will definitely be exploring more monochrome looks and I catch myself buying more brown clothing after this shoot.