What does it mean to be archived? To Be Archived is to engage in the act of capturing and projecting time; for self-expression and storytelling. How we present ourselves has been, and will continue to be, a reflection of our individuality. As an impressionable young girl who grew up in the digital aesthetic of the rise of social media in the late 2000s, documentation of my fashion was a common occurrence and continues to be so. To Be Archived aims to capture this nostalgic essence of my journey with contemporary fashion styling.
To Be Archived, at its core, is a two-part mixed media archive that captures a synopsis of my personal style journey and reflects upon my evolution through fashion. The website is bisected into the Journey and Reflection. The Journey highlights a collection of outfits captured over 30 days with descriptions of my mood, events, and outfit details. The Reflection section provides a space for my thoughts on styling as an enthusiast and student of fashion. Accompanying the website is a journal that acts as an interactive guide and physical archive. The goal is to recognize the significance of self-documenting one's fashion choices as a means of personal growth and reflection. By sharing this archive with the world, I hope to inspire others to embrace their unique style journey and reflect upon the ever-changing landscape of fashion.