“good fashion for me is like rock ‘n’ roll – there’s always a little rebellion in it.” // a.  demeulemeester

if you wanted to trace the outline of where someone’s adult life began and where it all all just suddenly made sense, the moment ‘you’ just clicked – for most, it probably happened somewhere around the age of 12ish.

and if you’re anything like me – it probably started with a song. it might’ve been something from music for the masses. it definitely had something to do with dave gahan. he was probably the first man to truly change my life. it was all very innocent, (on his part), to be sure, but after him my life was forever, and inexorably altered.

robert smith had a hand in it too – his electric shock of hair and messy red lip veered into the ridiculous – which wasn’t a bad thing. it reminded me that even on those gloomiest of teenaged days/weeks/months, etc., a sense of humour was mandatory to get through those high-school cafeteria blues.

and finally – there was the mod effect. sometimes political, but always fun dance to, the specials are singular in my mind. add blur’s damon albarn and his female compatriot at the time, justine frischmann to the mix, and you have a pretty accurate picture of the evolution and influence of music, and ultimately, fashion in my life.  if the music you made spoke to me, what you wore was a visual clue to get me closer to who i wanted to be – and i could always take a hint.

dave&freja

robertsmith&marcjacobs

specialsdamonjustine&marieclair

→ source : dave gahan // freja beha erichsen ✭ (thanks, google images).

→ source : robert smith // fw 2012 marc jacobs by juergen teller ✭ (danke, google!)

→ source : the specials // justine & damon // image from marie claire brazil ✭ (merci, google.)

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