Tuesday, April 4, 2017

See Through

See-through McQ top with M. Gemi velvet boots and double face camel coat by United Arrows - FOREVERVANNY.com
See-through McQ top with M. Gemi velvet boots and double face camel coat by United Arrows - FOREVERVANNY.comSee-through McQ top with M. Gemi velvet boots and double face camel coat by United Arrows - FOREVERVANNY.comSee-through McQ top with M. Gemi velvet boots and double face camel coat by United Arrows - FOREVERVANNY.comSee-through McQ top with M. Gemi velvet boots and double face camel coat by United Arrows - FOREVERVANNY.comSee-through McQ top with M. Gemi velvet boots and double face camel coat by United Arrows - FOREVERVANNY.com

The infatuation of social recognition and ironically the common consensus of standing out has made more than too many of us stand in.

It’s not that hard to be a “content creator” these days when a certain number of followers you have qualifies you to be one, despite not even having a professional portfolio. It’s funny to think that social media has, in a way, reverse the process in which we earn credibility. Our ethos no longer derives from solid known facts and achievements but rather our perceived influence based on our social presence. These days, artists don’t starve before they become famous anymore because many artists must become famous before they can even be recognized.

As the digital world expands and grows faster and wider every day, it’s no wonder that even brands like Celine succumb by going e-commerce. Proving, that maybe FOMO, is really diagnosable as a form of a 21st-century psychological symptom of a bigger social problem.

When the numbers of followers you have determine your social group, clique, and even the possibility of getting a job, it’s no wonder that many people are tempted to fall into the phase of “fake it ’till you make it.”

What most people don’t realize about social fame is that, like all special powers, come bigger responsibilities. One of the biggest downfalls on those who are just in the social game shallowly is that they can’t sustain. It’s like a beautiful home with a rotting foundation - it just won’t last.

Faking it until you make it works, though, with all the junk floating around the digital space. Just don't pretend like space isn't transparent because we'll all notice it, talk about it, and see through it. No one will really care if a house is about to fall apart, they will double tap if the house is painted a nice color (say generic pink). It's like how no one really cares if one buys followers anymore as long as you don't pretend like you didn't and start pretending like you're better than everyone else (that's a real mental problem, and you need to get your head checked).





Coat: United Arrows (also worn here)
Tulle and Wool Stripe Top: McQ (similar here)
Pants: American Eagle (featured in the past here)
Shoes: M. Gemi (also worn here)
Bag: Celine Belt Bag
Accessories: Helmut Lang Bralette, Pull Through Earrings (similar here)


Photos by Sandra Lin

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