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Thus far, all the friends I've introduced to this blog reacted something like this:

"That's pretty cool, but...I don't get the title.  What does 'the (Ef)Face' mean?"

That's actually an excellent question.  I'll attempt here to explain my weird title (I'd say 'I'll explain my weird brain,' but I don't want to scare anyone here.  This is just a style blog.).


verb (used with object), -faced, -fac·ing.
1. to wipe out; do away with; expunge: to efface one's unhappy memories.
2. to rub out, erase, or obliterate (outlines, traces, inscriptions, etc.).
3. to make (oneself) inconspicuous; withdraw (oneself) modestly or shyly.

OK, you probably still require more explanation than just a dictionary entry.  Don't blame you.  I'll try to make my thoughts cohesive.  Buckle up.

I used to be very shy (definition 3).  I refused to dress and look how I really wanted to, because it was different, and I'd draw attention to myself.  Well, eventually I realized that there is a difference between being appropriate and just getting in your own way, as well as a difference between modesty and frumpiness. Since then I have worked very hard to balance these things in my life;  I'm no longer afraid to be different, to be unique, to be seen. And, with the support of great friends, teachers, and family along the way, I have mostly gotten rid of (effaced) my shyness (definition 1) and come out of my shell. 

So, there's definitions 1 and 3 explained.  But what about definition 2?
This part is probably the most important.  I use definition 2 as a reminder to myself to prioritize correctly and never allow my inner qualities to take second place to my outer ones when it comes to what I spend the most time/energy working on. 
Instead, I try to display my inner thoughts, senses, values, and character in the clothes I wear and looks I create.

Finally, I was called "the face" of the choir at my college a few times (still no idea why, since I wasn't on any posters or anything).  When I was thinking about a title for my blog, that came to mind, because
whenever someone is called "the face" of something, it means that they have a skill or characteristic (or a set thereof) that embodies that something. 
And a person's face is generally thought of as being akin to their name and/or identity. 
And style is an art; art is kind of another "face:" a way to display your thoughts, feelings, character...
So, keeping these things all in mind, I wanted to incorporate the word "face" into my blog title.

So. There it be.  The explanation of my bizarre blog title.  It is not some twisted take on an "O face."

To me, style and fashion are art. 
And now that I am unafraid to utilize this medium, I am putting my eclectic personality on display.

As always: hope you enjoy.