Fashion icon Alexander McQueen did a collection in 2008 dedicated to his friend and muse, Isabella Blow, an English fashion magazine editor who loved wild and exotic colours. One of the most recognised gowns from the collection was the parrot dress, a vibrantly coloured rainbow dress with feathered wings. Now, to launch the first edition of Twelv, a magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and culture, the editor of the magazine Hissa Igarashi, has recreated the parrot dress with 50,000 gummi bears. It took 3 weeks to make. Will it ever be worn? Probably not. Will people like it? Some will, others will hate it and think it’s stupid. Does anybody care? No. What’s more important is that the editor of the magazine had a dream and wanted to do it because he believed in it.
It takes courage to throw aside other people’s opinions and create for yourself. If you’ve got a great idea, do it for yourself and not anyone else. Don’t set out to impress others or the likelihood is you’ll either never start or your great idea will never fly. If you’ve always wanted to write, write for you. If you want to paint, paint for you. If others share the joy of what you’ve done, then all the better. All the great creatives did it because they had a great idea and did it for the sheer joy of expressing their own creative spirit. But this dress does sound tasty!