Ph. via Pinterest, Asos, Net-a-Porter // 1. Phyton Sneakers, Givenchy [ 595 EUR ]; 2. Antigona Envelope Leather Clutch Bag, Givenchy [ 890 EUR ]; 3. Lace-paneled Cashmere & Silk Jumper, Jason Wu [ 1.040 EUR ]; 4. White Sleveless Shirt, ASOS [ 28,44 EUR ]
I love color, I do, but sometimes I just prefer the absolute absence of it. It’s simpler, it’s cleaner. Black & White translate the extremes in life, the Yin & Yang and though I know the whole world is made of plenty of shades of gray (too many, most of the times), sometimes I wish things would be this simple – Black or White?
In fashion, Black & White is the classic of all classics (as in the movies), the safe bet, the choice you can never go wrong with, the epitome of elegance and that thing that always works. And I love it – the uncomplicated extremes – it’s either this or that – living in healthy cohabitation, complementing each other. I’ve also been craving, more and more, the upgraded version of myself, my style, my world – in & out: the edgier, simpler and refined version of who I am. E. E. Cummings said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are” and I guess it does. I’ve been betraying my needs, my dreams, myself, delaying ‘me’ for to long, only to realize that’s the worst possible mistake one can ever make. Be humble, be kind, be true to your values and faithful to what you know is right, but don’t be too naive and don’t let people walk all over you. Because they’ll do, oh they’ll do and it’ll hurt. The good side to that is that you always learn something from pain and struggle, if you’re smart enough to do so… “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald)