The War of Art
"Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got." S. Pressfield (The War of Art)
A great reminder from one of the most mind blowing reads I’ve had since I was, oh, like 11.
It’s one of those books I can pick up, take on two or three quick pages…and instantly, I’m reminded: get to work, focus, invoke the muse.
So on this particular day - the muse was invoked, quite easily, I may add, spinning for the 4th (or maybe 5th time) through the pages of former editor of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld’s new mag CR Fashion Book.
The pages are artfully done, visually stunning and provocative. (And man, I want to live like that!)
And what a perfect day for calling the muse: a brisk walk, sunshine and shadows and the river behind us?! (What’s your art, btw? Music, Film, Architecture, Design, Food? It’s all around us in Louisiana).
So what to wear on a day like this? My Bricks and Bombs sweatshirt (I have absolutely been living in it) partnered with these ancient (okay not quite, but almost) Levi’s turned cutoffs stolen from the bf’s closet.
The Levi’s were picked up in Milan many moons ago (by the way, notice that full moon over our LA skies this week?) and they’ve since made their way into my regular rotation.
So this week, I’m staying in the flow of Pressfield and Roitfeld (and with that little call out on my sweatshirt “Create & Destroy”) all for the sake of the work and what’s next.
Sweatshirt (Bricks and Bombs), Denim cutoffs (vintage Levi’s), boots (Armoire Boutique), Wayfarers (Ray-Bans), Cap (Brooklyn Industries, also the bfs), bag (Rebecca Minkoff, Mini M.A.C.), tights (American Apparel)