Weekly Unfair Digest for 23rd Oct thru 30th Oct
One of the most powerful things about clothing is that it can tell a story.
I think that at its best, deciding what we wear can be used to either selectively reveal or selectively disguise something of our inner selves. Style can be used as either a window or a mirror, a narrative or a filibuster. Neither is "better" than the other, as long as it's done with intent.
I've tried to pick images that to me represent that degree of focus in creating a message, whether the message is to explain or obfuscate. Sometimes two or three images told their story better when juxtaposed against each other, so forgive the editing.
Firmly believing that alcohol & blindness would aid the digest selection process, I found a suitable role model:
One of the perennial highlights of WAYWRN is the close-up shot. Close-ups are brilliant fun because you really have no way of knowing if the rest of the outfit is a tour de force or a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They're the WAYWRN's flash of dainty ankle from under the crinoline.
It wouldn't be a digest without a few "SF-approved" looks. The better posters know how to work the uniform elements to their advantage, introducing personal quirks, or just plain doing it absolutely right. A few examples:
I also wanted to include a few more casual outfits. I personally find casual much harder to do well than tailored clothing, so I'm always on the look out for good-looking casual outfits
Sometimes, certain regulars just have "a look" they've nailed totally. Without seeing the name, you still know exactly who they are. They've got their personal style/identity down pat, and they're totally comfortable in that zone:
Lastly, WAYWRN always provides a few more "quirky" images. All the following images brought a smile to my face, so deserved inclusion in this week's digest:
Mr Bond, my Weather Control Device will wreak havoc across the world...
Weather Control Device Revealed... Rain Dancing!
Looking Up for the Precipitation
Better find a Giant Umbrella to take cover
Evil Henchpeople Attack! No, wait, Pose First!
Mr Bond is unruffled at being called in, and is my Image of the Week
And with that, the World is saved. Time for coffee...
Thanks for the opportunity to do a guest slot this week! I hope you enjoyed the picks. There was a lot that I just couldn't include for space reasons, and I should probably have been more selective still.
But everything I've chosen, I genuinely enjoyed seeing in the WAYWRN thread. And that was good enough for me!