Sunday, August 31, 2008

Horseless clothing


I remember, many years ago, when a friend and I were looking at a movie poster of Sarah Jessica Parker.
SJP, to this day, has an uncanny ability to look different in almost every shot. In this particular photograph (you have to trust me) she looked amazing in side a profile, dressed in an over-sized wo0llen jumper with torn blue jeans. My friend then made a comment that shocked me to the core - he said "She's hot - pity about the ripped jeans tho eh".

Shocking, because to me, the torn jeans made the shot; made it real in some way.

Although I can scrub up well when the occasion demands, those who know me, know I care little for expensive taste in clothes. I've never been comfortable with collars; I'm a jeans, sneakers, and t-shirt kinda guy. I'm wondering, after all these years, if I've been hiding something.

This all came about after I read yesterday that Tim Gunn (who's taste in clothes I actually admire) recently released a tirade against a number of celebrities, saying they hide behind their choices in clothes. Jennifer Aniston in particular, being exposed as "desperate" by Gunn. *1

What a sad state of affairs - we are now not only judged by our looks, pay packet, and occupation. We have our clothes to be judged by as well. This actually explains a lot :)
An awful lot....

I will never be mistaken for something I'm not.
I may never be seen as someone with style.

Just shoot me - I love the natural beauty that comes from not being judged. To been seen complete. To me, sexy is a girl in a white t-shirt, demin jeans and sneakers, laughing and smiling over a cup of coffee. It's not too late ; if you run now, you wont catch my disease.

Run Forest Run. Before it's too late.....


*1 TEAM JOLIE!!!

5 comments:

Deadlyjelly said...

Who the hell's Tom Goon?

Team ANISTON: 10

Mark J said...

That would be Tim Gunn. Have you been drinking with my mother???

BTW Thanks for saying my arse wasnt too big in that. Made my day it did, that was until I found out today was random act of kindness day....

be-arch!!!!

Jacie said...

I was wearing ripped jeans myself on sunday when you posted that and I'm with you - just wear whatever makes you happy. Do you get Trinny and Susannah over there? They take people and make them dress 'better' but something is definitely lost.....oh I think it's called individuality!

Jule's Euro-Arabic Short Story said...

I knew I came to your blog for a reason this morning sitting in my dressing gown with my tea and toast, don't judge, I will get dressed soon. When I do I will be complete, natural, myself. In jeans and something simple. I am simple after all......

Mark J said...

I suspect that any one who visits this blog is anything but simple. :)