“I take pleasure from things for exactly what they are, revelling in the pure adornment of beauty for beauty’s sake. Connecting with something on a superficial level is as honest as connecting with it on an intellectual level.” – Marc Jacobs
I recently started my own tumblr and undeniably reveled in the cathartic experience of purging my musings vicariously through the work of others, re-blogging and focusing solely on things that inspired me, never bothering to upload any of my own images. A play space that is and isn’t my own, unlike this blog, I don’t have to succumb to the pressure of producing regular, original, quality content or tip-toeing around sensitivities.
The future of good websites and blogs seem to be following a similar trend; rich imagery set against a clean white backdrop emancipated from the debris of flashing side-bar banner ads and multiple fonts all over the place. Why? Besides a sleek look, I can only assume it is to give a post’s imagery the chance to be an unsolicited focal point, whatever its intention may be, whether lingered on or scrolled over, it is given fair chance in one clean sweep. That, and it just looks better.
Fashion and creativity in theory needs to be discussed, debated and taught. Some may argue that sites which are oversaturated with too many images and too little copy are dumbing down society and promoting a quick (and possibly depth-lacking) fix. While that may partially be true, I choose to vouch for the value of visuals.
Mango denim jacket, Oktoberfest Munich souvenir tee, Zara trousers, Nike Air Max Theas, miscellaneous arm candy.
The last we will see of the dark hair for quite some time, these images make me miss my longer, darker tresses somewhat, and the way a lengthy, high, slicked back ponytail always verified that I actually am Nicole Scherzinger. Continue reading..
I love pairing an adidas track top with a chunky gold necklace and bowler hat, it makes me feel so very RUN DMC circa 1986. By the way, did you know adidas is always officially spelled with a lower case “a”? I discovered this while writing some recent copy for work that it was how Mr Adi Dassler registered his company name back in 1949.
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I recently styled this advertorial for Old Khaki and AFF with the best team in the worst conditions!