Monday, 13 May 2013

Cloud of Doubt


Several months ago, I went to a gallery opening...

The atmosphere is electric; the crowd is great... the art is even better! I’m in my element. An acquaintance turns to me and says “Emily! Meet (let’s call her Olivia)” “Olivia! This is Emily. She has a great blog about art and fashion.” Icebreaker! I’m digging it. Olivia raises her eyebrows ever so slightly: “Oh my. Art annnnd fashion?” Her eyebrows rise up a notch. “I’d never dare. Aren’t you scared to lose credibility? I mean, we all like fashion and makeup, but to say it out loud is... well...” She sips her wine and bats her eyelashes. I smile and think Whatever, I rock. At the time, I don’t remember being particularly frazzled by this statement, but it’s the kind of comment that slowly grows until it forms a small cloud of self doubt...

I suppose I thought that coming out in the open might create an interesting discussion. Am I the only one that feels this way? And while I’m at it, you know what? I like Macklemore’s song Thrift Shop. I don’t care what people say! It’s catchy and hilarious. And my toenails are blue. And I buy more art than I have wall space. And I also buy sandals, like this epic pair from Zara:

Suck it Olivia.
 

8 comments:

  1. Way to go, girl! This is why I LOVE you! You are a strong woman who is not afraid of being 100% herself. And, based on your following, I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so. You inspired me, so I will say it: I like documentaries AND Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Mumford and Sons AND Taylor Swift! Suck it, Olivia!

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    1. I like Joseph Gordon-Lewitt AND Vin Diesel! Haha! (Wait... an I revealing too much? lol) Girl, you rock! I love you xo

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  2. Ha! Ha! How you with the Suck it Olivia comment. You go, girl!!! No, never doubt. And MY toenails are blue as well! Royal blue. So there!

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    1. I bought the Essie polish you suggested, hee! So our toenails are matching!

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  3. Hee hee, I feel like this could be the start of a whole movement -- the "suck it Olivia" movement where everyone works toward being unabashedly who they are and enthusiastic about the things they like (enthusiasm has never been "cool"). None better than you to lead that sort of revolution, my friend.
    Also, I think I'm out of touch, is it NOT cool to love "Thrift Shop" or Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
    Doubt shmout!

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  4. Ha! Amazing story. People still don't seem to get what a blog is about. For me it is a personal thing, a place where I can say WHATEVER I want to say. And by the way, I think Stikki Peaches and Zara are an awesome combo. So you just keep doing what you're doing because I, for one, love it. So there... suck it Olivia!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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