This Australian Harper’s Bazaar magazine is still entertaining me, folks. I keep it in my tote bag and, as I am right now, I pull it out when I sneak off for an end-of-the-day latte before my drive home. So today’s installment is still from the May issue’s cover headlines. This part of the cover says: BE UNIQUE, don’t be afraid to stand out.
I was sitting at an outdoor cafe this weekend in a college town. I paid attention to people’s feet. There were endless numbers of young people that walked by in flip flops. My eye craved something different–a sandal, a slide, a mule–variety, flavor, distinctiveness, personality, expression. Those are all things that can be demonstrated in clothes and shoes through choices. Do people choose to not choose?
We chatted about Michael Jackson in the last blog entry and certainly, he was as unique as unique can be. When I mentor writers or image consultants, I always say, “Don’t be afraid to have an opinion.” I enjoy seeing people who are unique. Some folks may have strong feelings about it–that’s good, that’s bad; I like it, I hate it, but they have feelings. I think that’s a good thing. Do you?