Spaceship Broken – Parts Needed


September 12, 2010

by Gracia Ventus

Note: As usual you can skip the text and scroll to the pictures. I promise I won’t hold it against you.

I’ve been watching a lot of South Park lately. And I came across an episode that touches briefly on consummerism. It made me realise that well, I’m a huge victim of it. I think many of us are since the age of free competition began but I’m not gonna start judging others today. I’ve asked myself several times why on earth do I want more clothes and shoes (ooh those Ann Ds, ahh them YSLs) when I could use the money to get a driving license and a decent car just for the basic purpose of getting around. With the same amount I spent on shoes and bags, I could have bought a vintage creaky BMW (no kidding, them Rodartes didn’t come cheap and I worked my ass off for weeks as I’m no seaofshoes kinda wealthy material mind you).

And yet, I feel happy owning those shoes, even though it means I have to take the public transport. There is a sense of confidence a kickass vintage military cape or Rick Owens jacket can give that no car can when I walk around the campus or anywhere else for that matter. So does it mean I rely on material wealth to boost my self-esteem then? Perhaps. But there is just something about being different, or trying to be anyway, and making a statement with my clothes that gets me so addicted to my favourite brands. It’s like as if these shoulder pads are giving me the power to face the toughest problems in my life right now, ie. Economics.

Anyway I bet psychology and human behaviour experts can look deeper into this and come up with a million theories but I’m too lazy to dig up that sort of thing I’ve learnt in school. Gotta get back to my assignment. Toodles!




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5 thoughts on “Spaceship Broken – Parts Needed

  • Sonia

    by Sonia on September 27, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I believe some people may think you’re being irresponsible for spending money on clothes over something like a car but ultimately it is your life, your money and if fashion makes you as unbelievably happy as it does for me then kudos to you for being game enough to be just a little different. You have a wardrobe i would kill for, and my wardrobe is already overfilled. Great blog btw, i’m also in Melbourne and it’s nice to see bloggers from this side of the world appreciating the Rick Owen’s and the Ann D’s.

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  • Jennie

    by Jennie on September 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Gooorgeous!! Love the silohoutte… You pull off the long skirts very well!

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  • Rosenrot

    by Rosenrot on September 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Sonia – Hello, and thank your for your encouraging words. It’s nice to meet someone who feels the same way about clothes AND Rick Owens.

    Jennie – Thanks hun. Long skirts are way more comfortable than jeans, and adds extra 6 inches too.

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  • BackOfTheOne

    by BackOfTheOne on October 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

    your a dream :)

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  • etoilee8

    by etoilee8 on November 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I just bought a Jil Sander coat. I am in love with it. As a result some of my meals have been compromised and miss a certain amount of decadence (avocado on toast is super tasty). As you can see, you’re a lady after my own heart. And as Sonia said, life is up to us to make of it what we will.

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