Terry T.

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I am blown away by the genuinely open and honest willingness Terry has for banishing fear when it comes to one’s struggle for identity. By exposing all sides of himself in his style, he is consciously trying to blur the gender lines between men and women in fashion and the idea that certain things belong to one or the other. Terry’s signature “masculine” bold eyebrows are a compliment to the more “feminine” twist of his hair pulled up (very Frida Kahlo), and the one-piece handmade lace bodysuit (inspired by Prada ‘s F/W ’08 collection) juxtaposed against the childhood teddy bear on his bed reveals a confidence to be both strong and soft. Terry feels empowered both by exposing his chest and wearing heels, and attributes a feeling of greater freedom to be himself in his move to San Francisco from New York, where he is less frenzied and judged and more able to listen to what’s inside. Someone I interviewed the other day for the site mentioned the need for society to begin thinking more 21st and less 20th-century, not just out of the box, but smashing it instead. Terry’s tattoo of a cross and roses on his chest (close to his heart) expresses a desire to share and learn with others. To me, the fact that he can turn adversity into understanding makes him a modern day Renaissance warrior.

Check out Terry’s Facebook page.

  • James

    A good sense of empathy and compassion, detetmined to smash gender barriers…this guy’s golden.

  • Neil

    Such beautifull skin to live in…X

  • Linn

    astonishing soul and by the way, i completely adore his lace suit

  • KID AKIMBO

    i think terry’s a real vanguard in the san francisco scene.
    he’s certainly an inspiration to me.

  • Malsirrah

    Terry you are a masterpiece…

  • Jesus Christ Lawn Ornament

    I actually have a lace blazer, but I’m missing his lace shirt, not that it would go together.. but very reminiscent of Yohji’s blazer with the rose stitched lace back.

  • Tay

    it’s unfortunate that we lost Terry to San Francisco

  • http://www.stylelikeu.com elisa

    hey Tay, thank you for all of your support. looking forward to your post coming soon. Terry is a dream, i agree, a loss for NYC. Jesus Christ…your lace blazer sounds amazing and I love Yohji.

  • Hanna

    <3 Love, love.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=32561 Roxanne Fequiere

    i’m seriously coveting those eyebrows. and the sheer tops.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14302420 Alley O’Shea

    “over weight art teacher” is working for Terry.

  • TN

    He’s lovely!