Growing up, the biggest events for me to dress up have been birthday parties, weddings and more weddings. I am not complaining, as all of these made me discover a world where clothes, worn by me and everyone else were such an important factor in life. It was a luxury enjoyed by all and limited only by a lack of monetary funds or creativity, if you have one, the other is not really very important. I started Fashstash in a bid to explore in much more vivid detail this bizarre world. Bizarre for so many reasons as what we consider practical are not practical and what we wear seems to be less of what we are and more of what is supposed to be. I saw that side and then I saw a side that was revolutionary, where styles and trends were broken to make way for art, where clothes are broken from their former lieges on their pedestals and were now being coiffed for anyone with a will to show. I personally endeavoured to seek more visual delights and be a part of this brave new world. I am also, when not involved in anything of the cloth, a student of linguistics, doing her bachelor’s degree here in Singapore. I hope to use my knowledge in this field to understand further the different language of couture, as clothes like language are neither one-dimensional and are in constant flux, more so now than before.