I have asked this before: is fashion really just about costume? It's what makes me curious to see Supanova. Thousands of people taking an often once in a year opportunity to dress up. Is it so different for the majority of us in regards to clothes? For over a hundred days I have pushed myself (most days) to wear something a little 'different', a little more 'styled', out of my comfort zone, sometimes even theatrical or coutured (in action, not brand). It is just dressing up. For the most part, when I get home, I get into one of the dozen or so go-to outfits that, without this project, would probably be the only things I would wear. I see lots of bloggers saying the same thing: without the blog, they would stay in their jeans and their track pants and rarely make the effort. Which raises the question why we have all these other items in our wardrobes if we never wear them unless pushed? If I wore the majority of the outfits in my posts to do my everyday things—going to work, walking the dog, grocery shopping (like the last thing ever happens), I would probably feel no less exposed than if I were engaged in cosplay (I use it like I knew what it was prior to googling it two minutes ago—costume play, performance art (another word for dress-up that sounds way cooler) and role play in the guise of favourite pop culture characters). Is it a matter of not wanting to stand out from the crowd? Or not wanting to put yourself up for judgement? From people who don't know you and who you will probably not hear anyway? How do you feel about wearing statement outfits as everyday ones? Maybe it is just me and a lack of confidence. I know it is all in my head. I would love to be braver. But first I probably need to learn how to walk in most of the shoes I wear to shoots. Today's pair definitely included.
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