This month marks the seventh month since I first started taking outfit photos. It was back in February that I challenged myself to participate in Kendi’s 30×30 remix. I have been blogging, though I like to call it my online reading notes, since 2008 with Vox. I was even Vox beta user. When Vox became defunct last year I transferred some of my notes over here.
Back to snapping daily outfit, I am enjoying it. At the end of the week, when I revise my photos, they give me new perspectives. Unlike seeing yourself in the mirror, it is like out of body experience, you see yourself from a different dimension. I learn what color works and which silhouette translates well in photos.
My sister thinks all this exercise of personal style blogging is kind of shallow. On my defense, I reply, “It is about feeding my right brain, my creative spirit. After churning my cortex with seismic wind load and steam hammer distribution analysis, at the end of the day, I just want to chill out–scanning gorgeous pictures and stunning color combo.” My boyfriend retorts, “you always have an answer for everything!”
Zbigniew Herbert in his essay The Blood of Thought in The Collected Prose writes:
Thinking is sometimes seen as a form of luxury in life, a narrow little puff of reflection trailing from the forehead. Down below the instincts, senses, and all the other condemned dark forces are seething. Thought is opposed to life as the only form of clarification and justification.
Linking up to Kileen’s Color Brigade.