Your style was awesomer.
You had King Kong confidence and a spring breeze cool about you. Your biggest inspiration was yourself and little did you know that a simple school photo would inspire future generations to silver and gold their grills. You were so far ahead of your time that your old photos are still in style.
Now you’re a Hypebeast rip off that follows whatever bullshit SS2014 look book tells you to wear. You try so hard to be the people in the photos you lust after that you have lost yourself.
Screw following blogs to find cool. Let’s go back to trusting in our inner awesomer to know what’s dope. Let’s wear what we feel cool in, not what the world says is. Let’s make trends follow us instead of us following them.
Intersection of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch, 8 May 1923. Photographer: Robert Percy Moore. Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.
And all this was still standing only a few years ago…