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Monday, 11 January 2016

The black and white dilemma








I love wearing black. I dont love wearing white. But I like wearing black and white together.   I love wearing neutrals because they are clean. Like for example, the pants Im wearing are printed but subtle because they are black and white.This also goes along with the fact that all my shoes are black (except one pair), all my coats are black, all my bags are black (except one)...heck even all my bras are black (except for the safe nude colour one I have)! People are drawn to black for all sorts of reasons and I am not saying that you will find me wearing black every day, because that certainly is not the case. As for my dislike of white, it stems from a long instilled fear that I will spill something on it. If you know me, you will know that I am an absolute klutz! So this is a real fear, besides I always felt like white did nothing for me since it worked against my skin's yellow undertone.

The truth is, visually, I see the world in black and white...as in I do my photography in black and white. I see things in lines, compositions, light and shadows which are heightened in black and white as opposed to the plays and complimentary nature of colours. While coloured photography gives you the feeling of wanting to jump right into a photograph that is captured in that moment, I feel that black and white photography has a transformative quality that acts as a door to another world that evokes vast emotions and brings to light somethings that get washed out by colours.

I dont want you to go away from this thinking that I hate colours! Dont worry, I dont!!

Coat: Bikbok, similar here
Sweater: H&M, similar here
Pants: H&M, similar here 
Shoes: Topshop, similar here 
Earrings: Only Sonum, purchase here
Lipstick colour: Tulle by Colour pop









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5 comments

  1. Great post girl! I'm the same as you - I don't like wearing white on it's own but black and white I love.

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

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  2. Great post girl! I'm the same as you - I don't like wearing white on it's own but black and white I love.

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

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  3. Love the outfit and yes I believe that most people are drawn to black.

    http://dressmecasual.blogspot.com.eg/

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  4. We're both on the same page with viewing life in b/w. When you're use to seeing the various shades of black in photos, falling in love with clothing combinations seem to excite me when it comes to formal/dinner party events.

    That's when you can get really creative with b/w clothing.

    Great post
    Toné

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  5. We're both on the same page with viewing life in b/w. When you're use to seeing the various shades of black in photos, falling in love with clothing combinations seem to excite me when it comes to formal/dinner party events.

    That's when you can get really creative with b/w clothing.

    Great post
    Toné

    ReplyDelete

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