- Today is the day when people go out and consume without reflection. When people buy for the sake of buying, whether they need anything or not. Black Friday is the day when people fight for the “right to consume”. Today, every percent off is an offer they can not resist.Myself, I took a walk around Kungsholmen and thought about life. Ok, that sounded a bit pretentious, but I felt quite calm and the only thing I bought was a bottle of shampoo when passing by the local supermarket. Of course, I'm also deceived by the consumer society. But if I'm going to buy something to maintain my superficial and material happiness I want in any case be able to do it in peace and quiet. It's like when you enjoy a really delicious meal or a good wine, then I don't want to do it, standing in a long queue of people who most of all want to beat me down.However, trying to blend in to the Black Friday wearing all black! Moschino wool jacket, vintage fur hat, H&M skirt, Marc Jacobs shoes and bag. Belt from Karl Lagerfeld (vintage) and ring from Bedazzled Jewelry.Photos: Keving G Lobos
I'm deeply in love with the Marc Jacobs resort collection. Just love the 80's wibes and can easily see myself walking around in every single outfit pretending to be Cyndi Lauper. Love the kitsch wibes, the pattern and color mixing, the sort of “bad taste” combined with luxury materials. Growing up (well it was a while ago) MTV was like the coolest thing ever. Can't wait to see this collection in store (but not how it's gonna affect my finances, however)!
This morning i woke up early (happens like once a year) and since I had nothing to do I watched the morning TV. The subject was style, mixing patterns and “rules” regarding this subject. Apparently these issues caused great uncertainty. The reporter absorbed gratefully all the stylist's tips and exclaimed, “Oh, what a relief, now we'll avoid making mistakes!”. I looked skeptically at the TV and for some seconds I couldn't decide if this was a comedy built on subtle irony (which I probably was too newly awake to comprehend) then but then realized that it was probably for real. The stylist went on showing images of “successful” and “less successful” outfits and about then I decided to turn off the TV.
I got dressed, without regarding one single stylist rule. I felt almost anarchistic when glancing in the mirror and did a quick calculation of all the faults that possibly happened to slip by. Then I went out, feeling rather great!
Wearing H&M jacket, top and gloves, vintage hat, Marc Jacobs bag and sunnies and Rodebjer pants.
Photos: Kevin G Lobos