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Because my "style" has changed so much from childhood to my early '20s, I've seen a lot of mixed reactions from both acquaintances and passersby to all of my different looks, be they punk girl, tomboy or anything in between.That in mind, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to revisit some past fashion choices and see how friends, family and perfect strangers reacted to them now.
Because I was friends with the emo/goth hybrid kids in high school, I decided to spend a day as one of them, aesthetically anyway.I wanted to revisit the goth/semi-emo look because it was my experiences with this style that led me to thinking about humanity's biases when it comes to aesthetics and fashion.Back in 2007 when I took that sociology course, Sophie Lancaster (the 21-year-old girl attacked and killed in the U. by a group of teen boys as a result of her gothic fashion) was headlining the news.That something so tragic and so heinous could happen based on someone's clothing really struck me and has stayed with me ever since.My look was based on friends I knew back in high school, and it's definitely a slightly tuned down version of a lot of gothic fashion.That's kind of what I went for, thus the make-believe bling.
There is undoubtedly a lot of stigma toward women who dress what is so often called "provocatively," so I wanted to put this ensemble to the test.I wore a dress that (though I think it's lovely) I'd normally reserve for raving clubs (which, let's face it, isn't my scene at all), and packed on the heaviest makeup I could fathom. In England, there's this word: chav, or chavette for its female equivalent.Though it's somewhat derogatory, it has become used by the general population to refer to a person who is quite loutish and wears a lot of fake designer stuff.But its heavy reliance on black (both in the clothes and makeup) undoubtedly makes one stand out.From Ok Cupid: For this look, I wanted to do a night-life-deluxe thing. And I totally went to town on my eyebrows, literally using up half of my pencil.It's been a while since I've totally revamped my wardrobe, so this experiment was fun for dress-up reasons as well as its more profound sociological implications.