I was in love with Marilyn Manson and had a huge crush on Trent Reznor. I'd sit at the bus stop clothed in bootleg black trousers, a black peasant top, a large black faux fur coat and big chunky Doc Martin's. My hair was a fetching shade of blue/black and quite wavy. I'd scowl at all and sundry whilst listening to the cure on my disc-man and drawing melancholy faeries in my sketchbook. All whilst attempting to look deep and wounded. Oh those were the days!
Somewhere along the way I snapped out of it. I can't remember why or how. All I know is that I started liking colour. Now I am obsessed! I can't get enough of colour! The brighter the better. I like to wear as many as possible in one outfit. Cheerful and chaotic at once.
White has never really been my bag. Perhaps that's why getting married never appealed to me that much. 'Do I have to wear a white dress?' I'd ask my mother when I looked at photos of her floating hippy wedding gown. I learnt later that no I didn't, but now I just can't really be bothered with marriage.
So understandably, this whole Black and White trend that hit last year, and is now whittling its way down to the sale rack, is not really my bag. But our gal Lorde is making a good go at it. She performed at the Grammys in a boldly demure black and white outfit; teamed with brooding Gothic make up and vulture like black finger tips. I love her style and I LOVE that she didn't have her ass hanging out like Beyonce, but I wasn't mad about the outfit. I'm not sure if white is really even Lorde's colour either. She looked way more smouldering in the gorgeous black dress she had on after she performed. What do you think?
Personally I can't get into black and white. It does nothing for me. Physically or emotionally. It washes me out and bores me. I was hoping this B&W thing would just be a fleeting spring trend, though if Lorde's Grammy ensemble is anything to go by, it may just make a re-appearance on catwalks this year too!