9/19/2011

last outfit post from fashion week I SWEAR

(mandy coon leather top, henrik vibskov scarf worn as a skirt, rodarte x oc jacket, rodarte x kirkwood shoes, thrifted bag. photos via)

Wearing these shoes at Lincoln Center was like moths on a flame, in the most obnoxious way possible. Photographers wouldn't let me walk 5 five feet without stopping me to photograph them. I won't lie - it was a bit of an ego boost, and I'm the type of person who could always use those kinds of things in moderation to help myself through the self-loathing times. One of the hardest parts of my teens and twenties has been my struggle to accept myself the way I am. As women, we're taught to scrutinize every single aspect of our bodies and ourselves and amplify the (perceived) negatives and ignore the positives. And while I haven't successfully been able to celebrate my positives, I've at least come to terms with my (perceived) negatives. Trust me when I say that I've come a long way.



16 comments:

Dayzee said...

Great outfit!!!!!!!!!
Ur blog is great and I hope you had great fun at fashion week.
I think I over use the word great.

Isabel said...

Eeek, I love you Meagan! This outfit is BOSS. You are creative and deserve every photograph that gets taken of you.

Lux Vivens said...

WHY MUST YOU BE SO BEAUTIFUL

wobblinbetty said...

rad girl

Taj said...

gurl u is bootyful and don't let nobody (even yoself)tell u otherwise!!!

the line sheet said...

I just turned 29 and this is the first time since age 9 that I haven't worried about being skinny or pretty or successful.

I don't know if age has anything to do with it, but geez I totally understand what you mean. It really is about focusing on the positive aspects about yourself. Nobody cares about your "flaws" I promise. Ironically it's those "flaws" that often make people adore you. I speak figuratively ...

Hvit said...

You look AWESOME. Scarf as skirt is pretty genius. And the shoes have a right be stopped and photographed!

About the self acceptance- I almost think it'd be some messed up person who wasn't at least a little insecure. Doesn't make it easier though, and being a volatile teen I'm definetly not over the "self loathing." But good for you that you're over (or nearly) those "percieved negatives." I just think they're so ingrained I can't even spot what's dictated by society as wrong, and what's just me sometimes.

Odd internet girl has no right to tell you not to self loathe, but with your sense of style you're at least getting something very right. I aspire to dress like you. I'll stop ego boosting in a cheesy way now and retire go and cry over maths or something like that that I do well.

meg // morningmidnight said...

seriously, when DID these come into your life?! i don't remember reading about them (but that could be me being neglectful!) or seeing them IRL until all these photos of them that have been completely slaying me! ugh!

Meagan said...

that must have been amazing. one of my dreams is to get photographed by a street style person. it makes sense they photographed this, though. It's one of my favorite outfits by you so far. and I'm jelous of all your Rodarte.

Lydia said...

You look amazing. This outfit is so rad. I love your furry jacket.

Kelly-Ann said...

Complete and total goddess! Wow. Every time I see you, you remind me that I need to shake things up. :)

Mat said...

you've got it all going on. seriously though, you look pretay pretay pretay good

Claire said...

Oh man! You are just SO cool! I mean THAT jacket with THAT skirt and THOSE shoes?!?!? They are meant to be.

Brandon said...

Wow you are really upping the Rodarte game! The Mulleavy's would be so proud! So sad we couldn't meet during the week but perhaps next time?

It's funny how much fashion of all things has really helped my sense of positivity, individuality. I so love coming to Latter Style and seeing someone so beautiful, inside and out and sharing their thoughts. I love that you have an opinion and you are able to look at things objectively.

You must tell me how you got those shoes though! Incredible!!! Also the bag is the bomb!

Justalazymorning said...

The shoes!!
amazing!!
xoxo

Six Six Sick said...

Pretty much dying of jealousy over those shoes. Over the entire outfit actually.
xx
Tiffany