Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Something really magical and tragic happens when you turn 25; you really do wake up with this feeling some days and just think, "Ahhh! Who am I? What am I doing?" Everyone talks about the quarterlife crisis at some point or another, but I really believe it's true. It happens to all of us. And you don't have to be 25, exactly. You could be 18, or 33, 0r 46... We all question our life decisions at some point. But I think twenty-somethings especially have this tendency to worry about the future. The current economy doesn't help matters, with job security (or finding a job, period) up in the air, quite literally. It's natural to stress over these things, which one day, with a heavy dose of experience and perspective, will seem trivial. I am looking forward to that day (and I hope it happens before I turn 35!).

I do apologize for being a moody blogger of late. That's why, some days, I've simply chosen not to post anything... Because, as Thumper once told Bambi, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!" I've been quite grumpy, but I realize it's pointless to get so stressed. There are far more serious things going on besides my own happiness and satisfaction (like the Haiti devastation, the war overseas, climate change... goodness). As long as I have healthy friends, family, a roof over my head and the ability to dream and create, I can push forward into the future, not worrying over every little thing.

But I've been debating whether or not to move forward with this blog. It's kind of evolved past a fashion blog... I no longer track the trends (no time!) and we all know that trends don't equal fashion, anyway. I do miss doing runway reviews, but perhaps one day I'll work for a glossy and will happily sit at the shows (wishful thinking alert!). I do tend to talk about my daily life on here quite a bit, and I hope that isn't too much of a bother. Right now I'm dreaming up a new blogging project that will be even more personal, so I'm not sure that Ip & Audrey is the right... venue for it, so to speak. I may embark on an entirely new frontier for the next phase of my writing. I hope, wherever it takes me, that all of you will come along on the journey!

Hint: it may have something to do with this...

Once I've finalized this project, I'll happily let you in on all the details. For now I'll strive to post more regularly... about fashion, music, art, films, the things that help our lives go round. As always, I love hearing from you and learning your thoughts. I'd even love to interview some of you about your own blogs at some point. You all fascinate me and make me smile on the grayest of days (and in this New England winter, there are lots of those!).

Thanks for continuing to stick with Ip & Audrey... and do stay tuned!


Emily said...

Ooh, I'm anxious to see what your next project will be. You have my support even before its unveiling.

I think we're singing the same tune these days. We're long overdue for a char, are we not? Let me know when you have some free time and I'll give you a call! ♥

vivatveritas said...

hi! thank you for all your comments:)

oh im 25, turning 26 soon.. i kind of know what you mean. im realizing that im getting old, not teenager anymore. most of times its good, i think, but sometimes it sucks, like when i get sleepy at 10pm and such.


Raquel said...

oh I am kind in a similar criris, hoping my life get resolved soon!
about the blog I think you must do whatever makes you happy, and of course you'll have our support!

now about PT Vogue, I'be happy to send you an issue! (not that it is a amazing magazine compared to the american or french one!) and of course I don't want you to send me any money! just e-mail me your adress to raquelpina87@gmail.com !! next issue is ok? it's march so it must be all about spring!

xx darling

Jaime said...

Cute look...where ever this blog goes, I will follow! :)

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Great dress! I suppose our blogs have to evolve as we do. ;)