July 31, 2012

back to black

My entire wardrobe is black.

Except for maybe 3 pieces. Max. I'm the kind of person that;goes out to shop and returns with 5 black shirts, all exactly the same. It's a sickness; an aversion to colour.

When I was young, my aunt lived in Manhattan and used to say I was a born New Yorker. 
I walked quickly, at a brisk pace and always with a determined look, as if I was on some kind of mission. More importantly her reasoning was because I usually wore all black which for some strange reason conjures up images of Sigourney Weaver from the 80's in the movie Working Girl where she walks around Wall Street wearing some power suit with huge shoulder pads. Strange. Anyways this New York uniform would awesome if I lived in NYC or maybe even Brooklyn, but I don't. I live in Sydney. Bright, beautiful, sunny Sydney. Where the girls are tan, the clothes are bright and the boys are barefoot ...I'm in black.


I did go through a phase years back where I was into white t-shirts. When I momentarily ditched the black for the altogether fashion forward white V-neck T-shirt and jeans. Ahhh...those were my fashionista days. 

Anyways I'm back to black. For good. And as I pack my bag for Melbourne, piled high with a sea of black, I can't help but be proud of my colour choice. I mean seriously, when else can you be dressed for burglary, a funeral, resemble catering staff or a stage hand all in one?


Unknown said...

My thoughts exactly! And what city embraces black more than Melbs? Have a super time, wish I was coming too!

Tina Ramchandani said...

You are too funny. I live in Manhattan and I (and almost everyone I know) wear black, white and navy 95% of the time. I guess we didn't really notice.

Unknown said...

Ha! I had a period were everything in my wardrobe was black.
It's very practical too.
But personally I am back to colour.
I even made a deal with myself a few years ago to NOT buy anything black anymore.
But it suits you!

Brenda said...

You'll enjoy Melbourne! As someone who is the opposite and trying to introduce more neutrals into my wardrobe, I've found scarves were a great way to add a punch of colour to break up the black

Diane said...

All black clothing is the Melbourne uniform! You will fit right in here. I hope you get to enjoy the city, despite the trade fair madness x

Unknown said...

Yes you will fit right in here in Melb..hope your having a good fair..was going to come but hurt my foot so can't so all the walking.

Bill Lisleman said...

funny you're dressed for a number of options. Myself I just try to remember to wear something that doesn't smell.

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