Friday, April 11, 2014

pixel perfect

Polka dots seem pretty old fashioned. Pixel print seems pretty futuristic. Layered on top of one another they make... a contemporary juxtaposition? An ironic pairing? Does it matter? Since this NY Mag article debuted yesterday about 'the etymology of the basic bitch,' I've been worrying about whether my trend biting helps or hurts my brand as "an individual." A part of me unapologetically hates "boring mainstreamers." Another part of me hates that hating mainstreamers isn't unique anymore. Could it be that both critics of the basic bitch and recipients of the dreaded title are equally conformist? I vote yes. There is ultimately no difference between the person who consumes to diverge from the masses and the person who consumes with the masses. Both are consumers, both are believers in materialism.

To be basic is to genuinely believe that what you consume actually represents your personhood. That doesn't mean consumers are uniformly basic in that they all appear 'normal.' Many consumers publicly look rebellious but privately obey social order nonetheless. To be not basic is to publicly obey and privately rebel. To obey is to look like you're rebelling publicly to give illusion that you are obeying privately. But muahaha. It's all part of the scheme. Consume... but don't justify.





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13 comments:

  1. I don't know that reading your post could actually give me something. Many bloggers write down what they think of their outfit (count me in here) or write down about everything but their outfit (which is kind of boring AND stupid, for the latter action, I might add. And I just said myself boring..), but you are a lot different! I enjoy reading your writing as much as I love your passion for fashion. It's just hard to find a blogger as smart and fashionable as you are who actually gives me something (whether knowledge about fashion OR pure humor) aside from the photos you upload. I sometimes even dont read the writing of the others blogger write, I just comment their post according to their outfit pictures hahaha but once again,you are an exception :)
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  2. To basic, or not to basic? People should lift what they genuinely like from any source, irrespective of supposed credibility stock value and not give a fuck about narrow-minded social groups, is what I'd recommend.

    Rebelling with no-one knowing you are: no cheers, plaudits, cash in, Che Guevara style tees made with your likeness. But at least there's no hassle or incarceration risk either :)

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  5. Pointing conformity and celebrity worshipping 'basics' in the direction of deeper stuff without crossing the line into obnoxious, is the most effective method. Good combo mami.

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