Monday, June 29, 2015

I'm aware I'm a wolf


Wearing: Thrifted jacket, J.W. Anderson X Topshop sweater, POMS earrings, Target shorts and Chloë Sevigny X Opening Ceremony shoes.

Bill Cunningham once described clothing as the armor for everyday life and today I chose to interpret that in the most literal sense. Armor doesn't have to feel weighty or oppressive though, its purpose is to offer you some kind of protection. In this case that comfort was purely psychological for me but came in the form of knitwear, feathers and the colour red. I came to realise I was unconsciously referencing the garb worn by San from Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke. She too wore large earrings, moved with the ease and fluidity of a wolf and had had red markings on her face, as well as blood stains from fighting. My marabou feather earrings felt more like the feathers collected from arrows which again exaggerated this warrior-like state. Largely it feels like I am fighting with myself most days, or that any turmoil is completely internalized as I struggle to do what is right and keep myself satisfied. Self-exploration has become more important than ever as I continually try to figure out who I am and who it is I am trying to become.

5. 7. 3, 10 & 12- Princess Mononoke (1997).

8 comments:

  1. Very cool cardie Adele! I love your outfit!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  2. I love this! The crochet jacket is so cool and Pom Pom earrings are literally the best invention since sliced bread x

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    1. Pom Pom earrings officially greater than sliced bread ;)

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  3. clever title(: and i love how you employ personal style as a method for self-discovery. that's fashion serving it's higher purpose

    http://hellokuo.blogspot.com/

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    1. title is a Kanye West lyric from black skinhead- on a more personal note, I think self-discovery and identity are the best reasons for getting into fashion!

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  4. great unique pieces, adore your style!

    check out my blog + follow too?

    xo
    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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  5. adele... i am shivering, i can tell you are doing lots of growing because this outfit... just whoa. the makeup especially. red hot.

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    1. this makeup was inspired by all the cool abstract stuff you do Kelly!! I'm starting to do a bit more of that :)

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