I'll now share with you a dirty, scummy secret. I read the Daily Mail. Everyday. Yes, that Daily Mail. It's my guilty pleasure. I like to indulge myself with the endless, pointless celebs stories. It's like the blue collar equivalent of a day at the spa (I cut my own hair; never been to a spa. By now you must think I'm a yeti. Actually it's getting pretty close to it. Erm. Roarrr? Meow.).
Today the intellectually stimulating subject was the aftermath of the British Fashion Awards; you know the whole lot was there: Moss, Delevigne,Pixie,Chung, the kid from One Direction, even Donatella, Miuccia, the guy from Bros (the 80s "band") and Tom Jones! (err..lol?) Tom Jones?? It's not unsual. Check it, you won't regret it. It's so wrong, that is right (kind of slow news at the DM office today).
Pinterest depresses me. A lot. Especially the apartment/interiors/decor sections. I mean, where do the stylish people of the world store their crap? I mean things. I mean objects. It makes me think that I am the only one with storage problems and hoarder tendencies.
Zamrockers Witch (which actually stands for We Intend To Cause Havoc) third album, Lazy Bones!!, is the band's masterpiece: a dark, heavily infused psychedelic tour de force, that blends in equal measures the use of fuzz aswell of funk.
"I’m struggling with some existential questions." “Like what?” “Why am I here? Why am I doing this job? Why am I carrying these boxes? I don’t think these boxes are going to get me where I need to be.”
I was leaving a diner on the west side when I noticed this woman crouched alongside the cash register, clutching some sort of electronic reindeer toy.
“Why are you hiding?” I asked.
“I’ve been coming here for 27 years,” she said. “The manager doesn’t like my singing animals. So I like to haunt him!”
"I majored in English and Philosophy, and minored in Religious Studies."
“Awesome, so what are you doing now?”
“I work at an office supply e-retailer.”
"My parents had me late in life, so my dad is 78 now. Kinda hard to be this young and watch them go that way already."
"Are you an artist?"
"What’s the most frustrating part about being teacher?"
"I think it’s getting increasingly difficult to convince my students that what I’m teaching is relevant to their lives. They see a world where the path to success is much more muddled, and social skills are beginning to seem more important than academics. It’s hard to instill the importance of memorization when information is so freely and instantly available."
"This store pays a lot of money to have these windows washed. And my boss just gives me a little of it."
"Just make sure you don’t put me on a porno site. Actually, you can even do that. I don’t care."
"What’s your greatest struggle right now?"
"What’s the hardest part about aging?"
"I want to be a fashion designer, but I work in visual merchandising to pay the bills. I get off late almost every night— a lot of times it’s after 9 PM. So it’s hard to find the energy to be creative. I should be sketching new pieces or sewing every night, but I’m too tired. Then the weekend comes around, and all I want to do is relax and decompress from the week. But those are the only two days I have to work on my dream."
"The more times I fall in love, the less sure I am about love."
"It is important to maintain your equanimity. You cannot let yourself get too ‘up’ or too ‘down’ based on your circumstances."
“Too ‘down’ I understand. But why not too ‘up?’”
“Because the higher your mountains are, the deeper your valleys will seem. You should not react to the world. You should respond, but not react. A response is an action based on logic. A reaction is an emotional state. Your reaction will not change the world. Your reaction only changes you. Your response will change the world.”
"I’m about to try to fight off a crushing hangover with a Bratwurst."
"When I was 20, I made a plan to get a good job and be secure. Now I’m 35, and I need a plan to be happy."
"The juxtaposition of inequality in this city is really bothersome to me. You have shops selling $5 lattes placed right across the street from buildings full of people who could never dream of spending money in that way."
"Pretty much everybody in our group of friends has a different personality, but everyone smokes weed."
Oh you know. Sorry about the moaning but minimal blogs are getting on my nerves (as much as the hyper rococo ones).
Wishlists with a lot of these? (bullets included)
Comme des Garçons striped long sleeve sweater.
Comme des Garçons wallet.
Steven Alan shirts.
Chanel/Essie/OPI nail polish.
Rag & Bone jeans.
Acne wool jumpers.
Fake Parisian style? Wearing Maje, Marant and Sandro doesn't transform your 2-bedroom rented apartment in a Haussmann style apartment.
Zoom on the espresso? Zoom on the croissant? The Kinfolk mag styled warm salad? (don't make go on the foodies).
And you justify yourself endlessly because you're a conscious buyer, you're an ethical 21st century methodical, intelligent buyer, therefore a superior human. No you're not. Stop the bullocks. You just have the money to spend (?), have nice taste and you want to look different from the masses. Period. Stop. Confidence bonus bit!/% . It's a status thing.
You know..it's weird because I used to be into a lot of these things I mentioned, but I just feel disconnected from them right now. Back in 2010/2011 it was alright because it was totally new and different, but right now almost 2014 it doesn't speak to me anymore.They just seem like a uniform for people who don't want to put too much effort and so they just copy what others have come up first.
Interestingly enough it just seems that my influences in terms of style just forwarded a decade. I used to be so much into the 1960s but now I feel so much in tune with a 70s early 80s vibe. Pysch-goth-new-wave pastel and black, printed, minimal pretty,full of swag thingie.
Don't get me wrong I do love the 1960s for everything: the architecture porn, the fashion, the music, the movies etc.
Because it does take some effort, to search for cool new labels and cool new things happening out there.
And I do understand the lazy aspect about this whole copy paste process, because there is too much crappy information to be filtered before you get to the good stuff.
You don't have to buy $$$$ Leonor Greyl or Aveda products to have a lovely hair. You don't have to buy Byredo or Diptyque to smell different and unique. You don't have to have 200 marinière sweaters. And you don't have to buy Acne jeans to look cool. Neither pawn your mamas's wedding ring for a super exclusive size XS Margaret Howell overalls that ALEXA wore last summer! Because everyone else is doing it right now and it's not fun anymore. So yeah. Just put a little effort in it, take a deep breath, have fun, think of your retirement plan, travel as much as you can, educate yourself, listen to good music, read good books, learn how to cook at least one killer meal , crack some jokes along the way, don't take things so serious, help the aged and just be yourself. You'll be much appreciated.