“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
I’m going to totally contradict this beautiful quote straight off by confessing that a huge part of what I love about fashion is the opportunity to play characters. I’m forever dressing according to certain creative or cultural fascinations; inspired by the music I love, the fictional characters I admire, the moments and decades that fill me with nostalgia. I put on this almost clichéd bohemian rocker style outfit and feel imbued with the confidence of a thousand bodacious front men, ready to perform to the most rabid of audiences.
If you really think about it though, I guess that my creative and cultural interests are part of me, so when I dress according to them I’m actually bringing a certain side of myself to the fore… That’s being what I really am right?
But then again I’m not starting any revolutions… yet. God Jim Morrison. Just stop making me so aware of myself and let me be you!
Jeans & Cardigan- ASOS
Blouse & Waistcoat- Vintage
Shoes- Underground London