Being Jim Morrison

Being Jim Morrison
20/03/2016 Jenny Cook

“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.”

-Jim Morrison

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

Belt- Boden

Shoes- Underground London

 

Comment (1)

  1. Jason Rowlette 5 months ago

    I was looking for other memes with my favorite Jim Morrison quote on Google images, you picture certainly wasn’t the only picture that was not Jim but the only one out of the sea of images that I cared to stop and explore. It’s very interesting how Morrison was most charismatic on stage because he claims that the spirit of a shaman would take over his body then, and you speaking of how putting on such outfit you felt imbued with the same charisma, as if you were channeling him somehow. Superlative outfit choice though, like a perfect female version of Jim yet still unique.

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