Saturday, January 9, 2010

As I sit here blogging, I really want to write something meaningful, but all I have is generic 18 year old queries and beliefs in my head. Although I'm quite quiet when I want to be, and some may see me to be someone who sits back, and just goes with the flow, I have always had a strong refusal to not be categorised, especially with people my own age. For example, considering I'm from a small country town in the Australia, it isn't too hard to be different fashion wise, because well, everyone basically wears the same thing. I purposely go out of my way to find different trends, search the World wide web and Op shops in order to come up with something that says 'hey I'm different don't mess with me'. It may not come off that way, but geez it makes me feel original. So this blog is celebrating the individuality within everyone and the unexplainable determination within everyone of us to prove ourselves... to be free from constriction. As Cecil Beaton says:

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."

1 comment:

  1. Your comment on my blog made my day! So glad I'm not the only one who feels like that! I'm 21 and this is my first 'proper' relationship, and I'm learnings things everyday. Its hard, confusing, and annoying. And I HATE the way that my best friend now comes with a +1.....her boyfriend. Lots of people say there's nothing wrong with that, but to me, its ridiculous.

    Love your Cecil Beaton quote, and I feel the same way as you about clothes! I'm from a tiny town in rural Wales, and there are only 2 clothes!!!! keep up the great work on your the most unpatronizing way possible, you remind me of myself at 18! wow i feel old! :) xxxx