Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Grainy Season

It's been quite a while since the last black-and-white outfit post on this blog, so since these photos don't have the best of lighting—and the outfit is almost devoid of colours—I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do this again. I love the intimacy the lack of colour and a bit of film grains can add to a photo—it creates this romantic vibe to the whole atmosphere—which is just absolutely perfect for this set of photos, since they were taken when I was hanging out with my best friends around a week ago. I'm so happy to be able to do this and be myself in front of them now—they rarely ever see me in this kind of settings, so it could feel somewhat awkward for me, to be honest. Something else I find awkward is whether or not to post photos of my friends at times like this. Would they expect me to post photos of them? Would they prefer if I don't? If it were me, I think I'd want them to—but that's because I'm a blogger and it's good for networking. Personally, I would love to post as many photos of them on my blog as possible—what better way to show someone you love them, no?—but since they tend to be quite private, I think it's better to stick to just our selfies together from now on.

Hand-me-down shirt // swapped dress // old hat + boots + tights // Exsport bag (really old!) // photos by Uli

As for the outfit, it was actually an after-class-hangout kind of outfit, so the clothes might be quite chic but the bag is, well, my usual uni bag (lol). I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this before, but this bag and I went way back—I mean, way back from middle school—so it's definitely become an item of nostalgia between me and my friends. It's also a bit of a rebellious outfit, because on my campus—I don't know if this applies across the country—people will scold you if you wear clothes even slightly above the knee. I did it on my first day and people stared at me and the security guard told me off—even though it was this dress, which is not revealing in any way. But with a pair of tights, nobody even bat an eyelash—okay, not really, but still—so I think it should shut them up a little. I don't know why it still matters what we wear to school, if we respect the lecturers, do our assignments and get good grades anyway. Typical Indonesian to make mountains out of molehills—and vice versa—so different from Germany, where people could wear tank tops and shorts to class in the summer, nichts schlimmes!

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