Daily Prompt: New Sensation

Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.

Ahh fashion, the bane of my existence.

I seem to have a love / hate relationship with fashion. I really do love fashion – but more like an admirer of fashion. Yet, it’s primarily only female fashion, and even then, it’s pretty much only haute coutureI’m obsessed with it. 

In terms of my own fashion sense, I don’t really know what it is. I think most people would probably associate my fashion sense with hi-tops.

At present, I’m really not a fan of what is happening with men’s fashion. There’s so much about it that I can’t stand, and simply refuse to accept and partake in, simply because as far as I’m concerned, it’s just horrid to me. And what makes it worse, is that it’s just more of a hipster type of style, and well, I’ll give you a guess as to how I feel about those damn hipsters. The thing that really gets me the most fired up, is that if you’re out and about, all the guys generally look the same. ‘Fashion’ for men generally seems to be quite distinct, but it’s also quite limited. The guys just all look the same, and it just shows that people are more than happy to put no thought into what they wear, or their own sense of ‘style’ and instead, are more than happy to just be generic.

I really don’t have the sort of lifestyle that allows me to express my own sense of ‘style’ very often, as it usually just goes from work clothes to gym clothes to pyjamas. Oh how I love my pyjamas!! In fact, it was only the other day I bought a new pair of pyjama pants – they’re a pair of drop-crotch ¾ leg pants with a tropical palm print on them. They’re very summery, and incredibly comfortable and I love them.

I find that even something as basic as a drop-crotch pant is something that truly divides people. I think you either love them or you hate them. But in saying that, I would hazard a guess that primarily only ‘dancers’ would be the ones that love them. We can wear them when we’re dancing – it’s more of  ‘street’ look for us. But in saying that, I’ve seen that same silhouette but made with much nicer, more upmarket materials, which can look fantastic with a pair of heels. Well, not on me, obviously – but that’s not to say I don’t have the legs for it. hehehe.

I’m all about comfort. Because I’ve managed to put on a couple of extra kilos, my clothes are tighter, and so I resort to wearing ‘fattie’ clothes as often as I can – baggy, slouchy clothes – because that way I don’t have to concern myself with the image of wearing clothes that are too tight, or worse, not actually being to get them on at all!!


Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You?

Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?

Tattoos have really become quite popular. Everywhere I go, there’s masses of people with all kinds of ink covering their body. Full-leg tatts, sleeves, or just completely random images / words strewn across their bodies for the whole world to see. Oh, and lots and lots of the same images for the whole world to see. Let’s face it, I’ll no doubt walk out the door and within five minutes, I’ll come across at least a dozen people with a sleeve, or half-sleeve, or my personal favourite, full-neck tattoos.

Nothing says professional quite like having your entire neck covered in permanent graphics.

I’d probably be more into tattoos, if they weren’t all so generic. Koi, the Southern Cross, the words Peace / Love / Hate etc. Love hearts, snakes and dragons, wings etc etc etc. Just make it stop. Why can’t you people get a tattoo with some actual meaning behind it? Why not get something individual.

But a Koi is individual. Yes. Just like it’s individual to the countless thousands who also have a Koi tattoo on their arm. You’re so unique!

I have only come around to the thought of getting a tattoo in the past few years. I’ve always said that if I did actually get one that I would be content with having for the rest of my life, then I would get my friend to design it for me. Yedi is a graphic design artist who now works at a tattoo parlour. We haven’t actually seen each other for a couple of years, and although she’s probably forgotten by now, I did promise that I’d get her to design my tatt for me.

I think people forget that tattoos are permanent. I don’t think many people are thinking about what it’s going to look like when they’re 80 and their skin is all saggy and wrinkly. Can you imagine the current generation of 20-30yr olds when they hit that age. Just imagine all. those. hipsters. So many saggy tatts. Then we’ll see if your neck tattoos are still looking as cool as you think it looks now?!

Although, I think if I came across an 80yr old with neck tattoos, I’d probably still cross the street to avoid them.