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I just couldnt get this song out of my head. It speaks to me, to my life and to my past. Ive beem bugging friends to listen to this song as it might speak to them too. Thank God Cheka played this song. There are songs that are in my constant playlist as they are fun to listen too but i like senti songs more because they dig deep to my emotions. The last time I went gaga over a senti song was Alicia Keys "Unthinkable". (That was thanks to another good friend Nasia:)
The song was not the reason why I posted this look though I get inspirations from songs too but the mood i am currently right now reflects the lyrics of the song and went hand in hand with the look (which i will explain later).
To those who have read my previous entries I have been thru an emotional roller coaster. The only place i found relief was my quick jaunt to Cebu. That sense of home, that feeling of being close to my family felt empowering and rejuvenating. So when I returned back to Manila I thought one object which reminds me of home are the soft comforters i adore dearly. Though quite detached from the physicality of the real people who comfort me: my family, this metaphor of comfort of safety, of warmth is translated to a piece of clothing.
The quilting of the comforters appear in this muted teal blanket coat.
Its light. soft and comfy.
Another interesting feature to the look:this old button down shirt came in the same color as the coat plus it also has these swirling stitches like the coat. This what i call serendipity, clothes that are meant to be worn to tell a whole story. In fact there are pieces of clothing i have which until now are unworn because I havent found the right story to pair it with.
Though the coat and shirt share the same color and patterns the idea of security and comfort in the coat obscures the fact that there lies pain underneath represented by this shirt(literally and figuratively).
So what is it that ties this look with the song. Well the song speaks about being stronger and braver but we need people also who love you and support you, to make you stronger and braver. So this sense of empowerment inspired this look.
photo by Cheka