It was about time I wrote a new post! This past week I’ve been doing a lot of learning, reading, thinking about so many things and have been mainly focused on my inner self (there you have a little explanation of my disappearance). During my time off the internet, I though a lot about the overall blogger image.
For quite some time now, I feel as if I’ve been reading only one blog. I believe every single one of us noticed that by now. I also believe everyone noticed how little tolerance the blogging world has for writing-focused (editorial driven) blogs, those with not-so-perfect photos (or no photos at all), or bloggers who are innovative in their dressing but have non-branded outfits and aren’t pretty by the book. There was always this pressure to be the first, to be the best, to be perfect. The movie stars, recording artists, TV personas and most of all, models have somehow brought this plague upon the society we live in. With internet, the amount of pressure was doubled. With fashion blogs, tripled. And it’s not only the matter of being only the most fashionable (and I use this term because personal style is rare and very questionable within blogosphere), but being the first and best of the best. Numeric wise, of course. No one will ever stop to think and say: “This girl only has 55 followers and her camera may not be top notch, but she rocks this vintage velvet skirt with the Docs like no other!” or “These photos aren’t very crisp but the angle and composition are sick!”. No. It would rarely happen. Do you know why? Because people are in it for all the wrong reasons. To show off, to get paid, to just be able to say they’re a fashion blogger because it’s the latest ‘it’ title to have! They don’t know shit about style or art or photography, therefore they can never see beauty in the uncommon, unexpected and imperfect.
I imagine it must be really sad to always have to race for perfection. Perfect look, perfect photos, perfect numbers, perfect life. What many don’t realize is they might never achieve it. Not anyone should conform to the standards that have been set, but rather set their own and bring novelty into the world. Perhaps a new definition of [im]perfection.
As I posted a little quiz on my Facebook page the other day, I got an idea. I would very much appreciate if everyone left a comment containing everything you think about when you hear/read the word imperfect. Synonyms, antonyms, adjectives, verbs, letters, colors, sounds, numbers. Quotes are very much welcome too. Let’s all celebrate imperfections and being perfect in our own terms right here and now! I only scratched the surface here, feel free to further discuss the issue in the comments!
silver coated ring – no brand
DIY ripped tee
chipped nail polish