I believe that way too many of our fashion statements pigeonhole us in ways that we may not realize. They make us look like we are in a certain tax bracket, at a certain level of intelligence. You’re labeling yourself every time you get dressed, literally. I think that you should make choices that derive from your own actual taste. Don’t run with the pack. Dressing in a manner that’s more extreme than your personality – forcing yourself to evolve into those boots or whatever – is a very effective way to do that. You have to get out of your comfort zone as much as you can stand it. Be that person you wish you were.
– Cintra Wilson, American cultural critic and writer.
This quote is from an interview with Gary Kamiya for San Francisco Magazine, March 2016.
Getting out of one’s sartorial comfort zone. What is more fun than that? I started experimenting with style when I was in high school. I was inspired by the band the B52s: baggy pants, bright colors, mixed with a bit of vintage such as a pair of 1960s snakeskin pumps. (Was 60s vintage in the early 80s?) Oh and the makeup – blue mascara was my fave.
That was just the beginning, although, I have lost touch with dressing more extreme than my personality … hmm …
Hey, Happy Spooks Day!