Stuff I really really want but might never be able to afford and am too lazy to try and recreate (for now).
Soooo! My last week of school is over and so I’d been incredibly busy these past couple of days. I’ll need a lot of time recovering from sleep deprivation I’m sure. Seeing as I’ve had no time to dress up in a while the strangest thing happened to me: when I opened my closet to look somewhat decently in from of my jury this Thursday, it was like opening a mystical door to a long past time… It was truly surreal and I still have no idea what to wear. Tough school times need recovering from, sigh! All I want to do is curl up in bed, preferably with a cat beside me, and watch Star Trek. But there are people to see! And things to do!
But anyway, I recently made some gifs and I think some of you might like them. I’m kind of a little obsessed with Beyoncé’s Why Don’t You Love Me? video for obvious reasons. (Most of which Latoya Peterson wrote about perfectly in her Jezebel post + THE STYLING.) So I really couldn’t resist making these! Just because! :D
By now you must know I am ALWAYS up for some 90s nostalgia. So as I was relaxing this weekend I took up my main current fashion-related hobby : 90s hairstyle researching. Yeah. I know! I just can’t help it! So anyway, I was browsing my own memory for crazy hairstyles and so I suddenly remembered Lisa Lopes and her wicked hairdos! So I dug up some old TLC albums, and then I looked up some old videos on YouTube, and then I browsed last.fm for some photos. And so I came to remember : TLC IS/WAS AWESOME! Damn it, I mean :
I MEAN CHECK OUT THOSE COLOURS. Also, I vividly remember seeing this video for the first time. I didn’t see it when it was all the rage and it first came out because I was too young obviously, but I did see it when I would watch late night MTV (Back when Belgium received MTV Europe! Complete with Hebrew(?) commercials, how awesome was that? Good times.). Even then, what year was it? 1998 or so? Even then, I was totally flabbergasted. Not only because TLC had such a great positive attitude about their sexuality and bodies, it was also because I was so used to seeing popstars dressed attractively, and maybe more importantly flatteringly. Because, I tend to forget that, style or a fashion sense or whatever you want to name it isn’t about attractiveness. It’s about being yourself. And if you want to put a condom in your glasses to cover up your blind eye, or if you only want to wear moo moos with flower prints, or if you want to wear jeans and a shirt for the rest of your life, or if you feel like being hip and following trends : DO IT, and you’ll look awesome as such because you’ll be you and you’ll feel comfortable. But even though this has been my personal ethic in ALL aspects of my life, I sometimes tend to forget this. So that’s why :