Monday, 12 January 2009

What is normal, anyway?

The writing on the wall reads AGAINST NORMALITY.
What is normal, anyway? And why is it so bad?
Boring is bad, but is normal a synonym of boring?
And am I just giving all this too much thought?

Green coat, Attrattivo. Gray knit wool skirt, Benetton. Orange leather obi belt, some local shop. Black scarf, Zara. Light gray scarf, H&M. Black t-shirt, Mango. Black leather boots, Inci. Gray-green tote bag, Mango.

22 comments:

Lili3 said...

and what is special or different, if we dont know what normal is :)

hollyshambles.x said...

such a cute cardigan! i love all your layers, you look so cosy :) x

Sal said...

From what I understand, "normal" has to to with statistics, and I'd never make it a synonym for "boring."

Additionally, this is my favorite outfit of yours EVER.

Elena said...

Totally agree with Sal! The outfit is awesome! No, it's more than awesome, it's perfect!

Mode Junkie said...

love the combination of the two scarves. genius. :) the photos look something from the sat. compliments on you. :)

Raquel said...

i think we are all diferent and all the same ;) normal can be boring but can be great too.
lovely outfit, I'm loving the bag also.
xx

yasemin said...

Hey you look great!I loved the boots and at the end of the post they turned out to be a turkish brand yuppee:)maybe I can find a couple

My Fashion Frenzy said...

Love the layers! And what is normal? I think it depends who you ask ;)

emma said...

i love the pop of orange!

Taylor said...

i love this. soo cute

The Clothes Horse said...

Chic ensemble. I'm not against normal...just people imposing what they think is normal on others. It's when you feel the need to conform to normal that life sucks...

minus_one said...

βάζω ωραιές εικονίτσες για να μην κάνει κανένας εμετό από το περιεχόμενο, ενώ ο Μελ είναι το ακριβώς αντίθετο...

ΥΓ. Είμαι ο μοναδικός σε αυτό το post που γράφω ελληνικά και νιώθω κάπως...

ΥΓ2. είμαι και εγώ αναγνώστης του blog σου αλλά μην το πεις πουθενά!


ΥΓ3 είμαι και είμαι και είμαι....

τσιαρςςς!

lucia said...

-γράφω ελληνικά για να μην νιώθει άσχημα ο απο πάνω μου (και γιατί βαριέμαι...)

ε νομίζω είχα δίκιο όταν σχολίαζα τις προάλλες ότι θα φορέσεις το παλτό σου με πιο δημιουργικό τρόπο απ ότι η κοπέλα που συνάντησα στο δρόμο.

Τα κόκκινα μαγουλά σου σε συνδυασμό με το πράσινο παλτό μου θυμίζουν κάτι από άλλη εποχή. Αν σε συναντούσα στο δρόμο θα θελα να σε φωτογραφήσω. Τα δύο μαντήλια είναι τρομερή σύλληψη!
Μπράβο - Μπραβο - Μπράβο

- νομίζω η καλύτερη εμφάνιση ως τώρα.

Alecca Rox said...

A! Questions on normality...I love the subject, I swear discussions about it have no ending:) I'll agree with Sal too, normal is just stats. Not sure where boring jumps in. For example it can be seriously boring to constantly fight normality, how predictable.

I like the background you chose and in general the fact that this post makes your mind work beyond the outfit. Speaking of which, once again it rocks, we all love your coat! My winner today though is ur skirt, which -how predictably, I try to...knit!! x

saray said...

I really like your outfit..

stella said...

love the concept of this post!

issa said...

oh i do love your layering!!! fabulous

Barry Wright, III said...

If there is any interpretation of normality that I'm against, it would be complacency. If we accept being average or normal as a way to hide from the work it takes to do something extraordinary, we're wasting so much.

Great post!

Eleh said...

you're looking fantastic there!! and what's wrong with being normal? sometimes we try so hard to stand out that at the end of the day, we lose a sense of who we really are.

tis serendipity said...

These are lovely photos! I like how you layered your scarves over one another for a ruched effect. Was almost wondering if it was an interesting top of yours...
I doubt boring can ever be a synonym of normalcy. Though if we don't make an effort to spice up normalcy it can become boring...

Anonymous said...

you look like Blair from gossip girl but in a more lovely way! :)

Optimus said...

I used to be bothered by people telling me to be normal. Those ideas of normality really hurt me in the past.

Fighting normality is the other side of the same thing though. What is extreme or weird might become normal ten or fifty years in the future. And then the cycle perpetuates. People telling us what is accepted and a minority struggling. Things change and then the same thing happens with different rules on normality and ethics.

I gave up on that. Sometimes it's just interesting to think about but that's it. One thing I wish for people who were hurt or insecure to act and think as they feel because there is no such a thing as 'normal'. It's all a lie even if others try to show you otherwise. They are geeks in disguise.

Maybe deeper understanding and self consciousness from the majority is what is needed but this isn't going to happen in the short run. People like to meme and copy attitudes and feel connected by the idea of a 'norm' and be negative to those who differ.

Just enjoy the absurdiness for the moment or discuss and read more about it.