Yesterday I went to see the Inbetweeners 2 at the cinema and found myself somehow identifying with Simon’s psycho girlfriend who keeps cutting up his clothes. Now, I am not condoning damage to private property, but there is something rather fulfill about cutting up clothes (my own, not other people’s of course!). After removing large sections of my primark jeans the other week, I decided to customize these dark trousers in a similar but slightly more subtle way. Having been asked over and over again “Abi, are you sure you want to do this?”, I took a deep breathe and with a mad glint in my eye I made two cuts across my knees. Beads of sweat formed on my brow. I ignored the cries of “Stop, Abi! Stop whilst your ahead!” and decided to pull down hard on one of the corners to rip the flap down even more.
The feeling I got was hard to describe and could only be compared to the one that I had when at the age of 16 I decided to dye my hair blonde at home. Excitement, exhilaration, boldness and a Captain Flash disregard for consequences. The wind soon left those sails I can tell you when blonde turned into different shades orange. Why different shades I hear you ask? Because the first packet said to color and then highlight for golden blonde – it was a lie, it was fluorescent orange. The second panic packet said lighter platinum blonde, that lied too as it just went lighter orange and the third box which I picked up on my third visit to the supermarket that day, said brown, which turned into a dirty ginger, a color which couldn’t be changed for the next month by the hairdresser for fear of all my hair breaking off. Apparently you can’t just keep dying and highlighting hair
So here I am wearing my customized jeans. They are a great way to dress down a shirt and I have combined them here with a leather jacket and leather mirror shoes for a casual but expensive look. What do you think? So I guess the moral of this one is simple, be impulsive and from experience I would say that if you want something you won’t stop wanting it until you do it. So go for it and get it done and at least then you can get it out of your system…that is UNLESS the effects are irreversible (bowl hair cut, eye brow shaving, hair dying, prison tats etc) and whether the effects are irreversible should be judged objectively (the reasonable person test, not the crazy teenager/mid life crisis test).
Ripped Jeans – Primark
Leather Jacket – Zara
Baby Blue shirt – Zara
Leather Mirror Shoes – Stradivarius