"Fashion is so often presented in our culture as a thing of froth, which of course,
it partly is; but the bubbles are blown with such care and a sense of values."
- Anna Wintour


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Off the Radar

2011 Flare Magazine Intern

I'll never forget my first day interning to the assistant social media editor at Flare Magazine after being promoted from closet troll.
Me:"Good Morning!"
Horrible awful Assistant Editor: "Firstly, you need a twitter and Instagram account immediately".  Me: "Is it necessary? Can I not just use Flare's?
 I wouldn't really use it."
Horrible Awful Assistant Editor: "That wasn't really a question."
That pressure to conform to something I wasn't probably began my distaste for social media.

For all who don't know, I'm really not up to scratch with social media.
I don't have Instragram, Twitter, Vine, I don't own an IPhone, I still don't understand
how a #hashtag works and I have never downloaded an app in my life.

And as much as 98% of people around me are constantly taking photos for Instagram, Tweeting etc.
I really don't intend on catching up. I know, I'm probably an idiot, especially in our
day in age, but I really can't help myself.

 I don't want it, miss it, crave it and am not even remotely
curious to know MORE then I already know about other peoples lives,
especially through my cellphone.
I like using my phone to call, my computer to write, my facebook to facebook and my camera to,
 of course, take photos.

Do forgive me.

Work life balance meets sunlight and watermelon. 

 I'm the girl who brings my large awkward camera everywhere. 
While others simply take out there nifty little IPhones and capture the moment.
All these phones, with there kool cases and crazy ass filters.
Why can't the camera be cool again!?
This probably intensified my need to give the camera some love.
(I secretly wanted the camera to come back and instagram to go away.) 
Wishful thinking.
What I truly wanted was to make the camera sexy again and to do so, it really needed to stand out,
 be individual and relatively attractive. 

 Will I ever convert? I don't know. Will I be forced to in the fear of falling behind?
Probably. But will I ever take a Selfie? Probably never.
I just feel that I'm gonna fight it for as long as I can.  I have enough A.D.D in my life.

 I firmly believe that if something's good, it will catch on naturally and
there is no need for every social media platform to force itself down our throats.

But in the mean time, I'm still gonna be pushing to make the camera
come back on top x

Now for me on a trampoline.

Thxs fwds~

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