*Military Jacket and Leather Blouse: Rag & Bone. Skirt: Reformation. Boots: Maison Martin Margiela. Bag: Givenchy. Necklace: J.Crew Collection. Hat: Vintage*
Please tell me I’m not the only one running around with Pharell’s “Happy” playing incessantly in my head! I believe it’s been #1 on the charts for a while now, so I CAN’T be the only one. Hell, there are worse songs to have stuck in your head. Like “Baby Got Back.” So I ain’t complaining.
I need to make more of a concerted effort to be happy. It doesn’t come easily to me.
I was reading Esquire the other night, and there was a great piece on notable men in LA and New York entitled, “Why We Dress Now.”
One guy profiled, chef David Myers, remarked, “If you want to tell the world you’re happy with who you are, just enjoy what you’re wearing.”
Judging on that sentiment, Lupita N’yongo must be the happiest woman on the planet right now. (For good reason!) Girl can rock a bold print and color like NOBODY’S BIZ.NESS.
Contrarily, the older I get, the more reticent I am towards wearing anything in lieu of black. I LOVE styling others in colors, but when it comes to moi, I will choose black over all else any day. So the fact that I’m wearing GREEN and NAVY in said post is noteworthy. Pathetically and truly. That’s what it’s come to.
It sounds almost like an oxymoron to say black makes me happy, but it does. Boots (even at the beach, as you can see), coats, and most things black make me happy. Evidently I’m more of a creature of comfort than realised.
And maybe that’s ok? Photographer Max Snow (also profiled in Esquire) remarked that he only wears black. Pourquoi? Is he lazy? Boring? By default, am I? His explanation (which I’ll henceforth steal as my own): “Black goes with black, and my life’s complicated enough. I get dressed to make things easy.”
I love fashion, but I don’t want to wear fussy pieces. Thankfully, brands like Margiela, Rag & Bone, and (LA-based Reformation) exist who seem to share my current “no-muss, no-fuss” aesthetic philosophy.
And that makes me happy;)