Monday, July 6, 2009

Colour Me Beautiful

After the previous post on the Holi festival of colourful goodness, the lovely left a comment telling me to watch the film clip of Regina Spektor's Fidelity.

Holi inspired? I'd like to think so.

Apart from fueling my desire to coat everyone I see in multicoloured powders, I loved how obviously restrictive the rest of the film clip was in its black and white styling. It made me wonder how creative I could be if my own wardrobe/world had similar colour restrictions; if I would be pushed to the limits of sartorial creativity ala The Uniform Project, or if I would end up wearing the same outfits day in day out.

When I used to work in retail and wear the same baggy, dirty uniform every shift I dreamt of the day when I would have a job that I could wear my own clothes to. I envisioned how lovely it would be and how I would be inspired to come up with new outfits and remixes all the time. Now that I have that kind of job, however, I find I do tend to wear many of the same tried and true outfits time and again. I think it's time to shake it up a bit in the wardrobe department, and perhaps creating some boundaries is the best way to really challenge myself. I'm not sure how yet, but watch this space!

Anyway, here's what I wore today, my favourite cold winter's day outfit. I tend to somehow always make silly faces in my photos without meaning to, it looks here as though I'm thinking really hard! If you want to see more, I also post on Chictopia, you can be guaranteed to see more of my funny faces :)
Now I am off to the gym; I've been eating lots of dark chocolate, chocolate chip cookies these past few days, and big helpings of creamy pasta carbonara too, and my body is begging for some exercise!


Ps. Let me know if you have any specific clothing challenges you would like to see happen and I'll endeavour to give them a go!

1 comment:

  1. You look lovely--your red coat is awesome. If it had a hood people might be inspired to sing "Hey there little red riding hood" to you.
    Also, love that Regina Spektor video--mostly b/c I love all her songs.