Like many of you, I have my favorite shows and films. I am the sort of person that if I really enjoy something I will go back to it and do it again. For example, watch a film over, re-read a book, wear the dress that makes me feel great, etc.
Doctor Who is that for me. I first encountered the show when I was about ten or eleven. I caught it on one of my favorite channels, PBS. I remember seeing the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, somewhere in the dark with this blue box and I was like...WHAT IS THIS?! I was the sort of little girl who enjoy girlie things. I watched Jem, wished I was a singer in a band, teased my hair in the front (this was the 80's folks), and scoured over my Big Bopper Magazine like it was the Holy Bible.
But there was another side to me. I guess you can call it the geeky or nerdy side of me but I never saw it that way. I knew I was different but I think growing up with an older brother, a grandma, and being raised by my dad made me...oh, more unique than the other girls in my school. Putting aside that I was obviously different because my disability was very visible at that point (I walked entirely on my toes until I was thirteen-then had major surgery-then leg braces), the way I thought and saw the world was for a lack of a word....different.
Perhaps it was because of my mother's passing when I was seven or perhaps it was because I was a dreamer at heart. I always was sensitive about things but never voiced them. I would write or draw or express myself that way. I looked at books at a gateway to other worlds and would play Sherlock Holmes and Watson with my younger male cousin just because I liked a good mystery and adventure.
By the time I was nine I was literally obsessed with joining the Peace Corps feeling my calling was to help those who could not help themselves. At twelve I aspired to travel the world and be half Mother Theresa, half Indiana Jones. In that time, if I expressed to the world those secret and private parts of me, people would have thought me very odd indeed. I think that's why I kept so quiet and kept my dreams so close to my chest.
Today, my life as a mother and wife keep quiet busy and to say the least I am never bored. I chose family life over joining the Peace Corps and my adventures have become more home based. I still love reading, writing, being creative, and exploring the world beyond myself.
I think that is why Doctor Who has struck such a cord with me. I can watch an episode over and over and I am never bored with it. I always find something new to explore. I love a good story and the show is always telling one.
This November Doctor Who will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. FIFTY years of a show! Now that is epic. Some are fans of the classic series and others of the new...I am a fan of it all. I love the blend of adventure and mystery surrounding the Doctor. And I love how the show reminds me that no matter where you are in your life, that life itself is an ADVENTURE.
To celebrate the show's anniversary I will be starting a series (starting with today) called Doctor Who Wednesdays. Every Wednesday I will showcase something I enjoy about the show or inspired by the show. I will also be posting some DW inspired outfit posts which has made me so excited about fashion. I have never been this excited about clothes in my life and I think I have found my way to express not only my love of TV/Cinema but to do it through fashion. Which leads me to another series I am working on which will be called Film Fashion Fridays. Those days will include either outfit inspiration based on a TV/Film.
Last month I worked with the truly amazing Celeste Giuliano and together we created my Ode to Doctor Who. I have been yearning to do a creative shoot like this for over a year and my dream came true. I had such fun working with Celeste-we talked and giggled and it felt so good to express myself in front of the camera again.
The theme of the shoot was set in the 1960's as DW began in 1963. I have landed on an alien planet and I am exploring with my trusty Tardis. I used some props that are affiliated with some of my favorite Doctors. I do hope you enjoy them and I will be posting the rest of my photos on my Facebook.