Monday arrived and with it the hope of the start of a new week full of possibilities, new projects, energy and determination that is only given by new beginnings….Ok, ok, maybe I am exaggerating, after all, who likes Mondays? Anyways, I woke up very positive only to lose hope after discovering that I have gained weight. It cannot be possible, so I weight myself again, but there it was, the undeniable truth of my constant battle against weight, (this topic can make for a whole new post), for a moment all my self-determination to achieve things and my self-worth were gone, even my will to go outside the house and take the amazing pictures I am sharing today. But I paused, breathed and reflected: “I am more than my weight,” I am not longer a teenager and I can clearly understand the pressures “social stereotypes,” driven by marketing forces and economic interests, put on ourselves. This is especially hard for us women, thanks to the biased image of how a woman “should” look like, portrayed in magazines, ads and TV, constantly exploiting the “image” of a woman to increase sales and profits in their products. So, I took my kick-ass vinyl jacket, put on some heels and lipstick and enjoyed the day.
Vinyl is everywhere, from streetstyle to haute couture, it has definitely become a protagonist of the SS18 trends, and it not going anywhere. My inspiration behind this shoot was the musical Cats, and as you can tell, I am wearing a t-shirt that I got as a souvenir last time I watched the musical on Broadway. I surely felt like a bad-ass in this jacket, I added killer hills and was ready to rock and roll! Thanks for reading!
Shoes: Sergio Rossi