A rose is certainly beautiful, no one can deny that, but is it interesting ?
I say, give me a Snowdrop any day, forcing its little head up right through the frost, singlehandedly defeating King Winter himself. Or a Dandelion, shooting up through a crack in the black concrete, bedazzling the face of a rather colorless piece of earth, winning over gray-suited commuters and lighthearted children alike.
Trends and Body ideal should be outdated by now. The trend should rather be for each and everyone of us to dress according to our natural body type, coloring and most importantly: our personal taste. Your clothes is the skin you choose to put on and why in the world would you want to wear someone else’s skin?
The Body ideal should be for each and everyone of us to be our best optimal self according to the body we were born with. Uniqueness and individuality are modern concepts that we should be celebrating not undermining. Why would you want to look, behave and dress like everyone else? This should be a backwards way of thinking belonging to a time we couldn’t afford to be individuals.
Freedom of expression is something most of us enjoy today. What about the freedom to be yourself? To be unique, to be an individual and to look and dress the way you want in order to best express who you are? Are we really enjoying these freedoms? Are we really putting the freedom of expression into action in our everyday lives?
Be bold, be brave, be you! Let that be the trend we all aspire to follow in this new decade. The world is ready for it, the cultural climate is ready for it, are you?
When you are young you start discovering
All the different parts of you, testing them out,
Getting to know them thoroughly and individually.
Sometimes it can be a confusing time,
Thinking you have to choose one of them
To represent who you are.
But as you grow up you learn that all these different pieces
Fit perfectly together like a jigsaw puzzle
Creating a beautiful picture, original and unique
In its artistry