Generally, for major part of my life I used to be one of those people who claim that black looks good with any color, especially black. But then again, I read reports on Challenger catastrophy for fun so you can imagine I wasn’t exactly the ‘style digger’ type of person. I wore black in my world of editing Wikipedia film reviews, but didn’t mind colors in my surroundings, except for one. Nothing was as repulsive for me as a pink piece of clothing. Yuck!
Why did I hate the color so much? I guess it all goes down to the Barbie dresses, trousers, blouses, coats, sweaters, bikinis, shoes – pretty much anything a Barbie doll is accesorized with is pink, which I think creates a stereotype of some sort, or at least some negative associations. I remember my mum trying to talk sense into me by kindly offering to buy me pink clothes and reasoning that they are actually very, very pretty. The way I saw it, she was trying to force her sweet vision of me by holding me captive in a world where watching “Legally Blond” was legal (and that was not the world I wanted to live in back then). Anyways, as you can see from the pictures below, the situation has dramatically changed – not only am I wearing both pink sweater and pink jacket, but I combined them with white skirt. And peachy heels. And, well, pink handbag. Pink lipstick. Could this get any more cute?… (Yes, it could, if I was holding a white sleeping kitty with fuchsia ribbon.)
So somewhere in the process of acknowledging colors and adapting them into my wardrobe I also started to see pink as something more than just phenolphthalein getting all raspberry in alkaline solution. I adore this hue, I think it goes well with my skin tone and when I wear pink my heart feels warmer. Or you could say I sold my soul to become a conformist member of a cuteness culture (yes, it’s really a thing, it started with Japanese Kawaii and it expanded). Either way, enjoy the outfit and “Keep it cute!” (which once used to be a note that Walt Disney pinned over each of his animators’ desk – see, this cutneness culture is no joke…).
All the photos are taken by my friend Janina Jungiewicz, who turned out to have an amazing eye for fashion photography as well as enough free time to spend it with me and, you know, the clothes stuff 🙂 Thank you Jane, those pictures are amazing!