Listen, I know I am ridiculous and paranoid and maybe-probably-definitely overly sensitive. But when someone on your Twitter feed says something unkind, and which kinda-sorta-references a thing you wrote on your blog and then shared on Twitter, well sure. I suppose it could be a coincidence. I suppose they could totally be referring to something else entirely. But you’ve followed this person for a while, supported their work even, and you know enough about them to see they are scary-smart and sharp-tongued, they don’t pull any punches with their opinion and they absolutely do not suffer fools.
And then they tweeted something vague but also strangely pointed? And maybe which had nothing to do with me, but it somehow, on some level, made me feel like the fool who was being punched? Was I? Probably not. I am too small to notice, they don’t even know me and they don’t care. But I felt their ire and annoyance anyway because even if it was directed at someone else today, if I ever fall across their radar, it could be me tomorrow.
So I suppose this could a proactive ensemble, as well. Or a protective one. It could also be a “hey you, I admire you and respect you and am totally scared shitless of you” tribute outfit. I think it might be a little of all of this. I still think you’re super cool, even if you think I am a ninny. It’s fine. You’re probably not the first. And if you don’t think of me at all, well I don’t know if that’s better or worse. But at approximately 300 words and with a whole-ass wardrobe post with each piece carefully chosen and dedicated to you, well, I obviously spent a weird and fraught bit of time thinking of you.
Halley’s comet tee shirt // Yohji Yamamoto cropped cut-out blazer // Comme des Garçons asymmetric skirt // Hopeless lace bralette and knickers // Rick Owens platform boots // Madewell tights // Ann Demeulemeester clutch bag // Elaine Ho crying eye talisman // Lauren Wolf rings // Loree Rodkin ankh ring // Haus Labs eyeliner // Dead Coffin Club glasses // Heresy Eau de Parfum by Chapel Factory
Is this that *one* person you told me about? I am so ready to throw down right now.
S. Elizabeth says
No! The person I first told you about is on Facebook. This twitter person is someone who probably doesn't even know me :P