"We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did."I have a confession. I only present the prettiest parts of my life on this blog. Nothing seen here is reality, not in its truest form, at least. And I think this bit of honesty rings true for every single blogger out there.
- Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
As creatures of the 21st century, we are highly stylized voyeurs. Obsessively observing the lives of others has been inculcated to a point where we no longer recognize it as a form of abnormal behavior. What began with invasive paparazzi photos of our favorite celebrities has evolved into a culture of self-absorption and narcissism. Anyone who says that their blog isn't a form of vanity is a liar.
I suppose I'm writing this as part PSA, part musing. Nothing is ever as good as it seems. If you scratch beneath the surface, you'll realize that the roses smell like poo.
SS08 Alexander Wang* shift dress
Prada suede bow sandals
Celine micro luggage tote
*I've been revisiting this dress a lot lately, as well as some of the other pieces I have from his SS08/FW08 collections. I never realized how much these two collections resonated with me until I saw the runway photos again. I'm beginning to realize that for the past four years, I've been attempting to build these two shows in my closet. So many questions answered.