Half Fry Bina Palti
Or Medama Yaki In Japanese
Exotic words which describe the one same thing – a sunny side up. I kid you not.
Have you ever worn something purely for the fun of it? And not because it was (a) climate appropriate (b) situation appropriate (c) age appropriate (d) just appropriate? I have to say that personally, I often intentionally go out of my way to wear something which is completely the opposite of what’s expected of me. And for no other reason save to defy convention.
E X A M P L E
For as long as I can remember, I eschew the colours Red and Pink for the first day of Chinese New Year. Instead, I’d wear something like Purple or Navy or, for the most part, Black. Yes, Black is typically frowned upon by the conservative but as we all know, I’m far from being a traditional Chinese in mentality.
Caveat: whenever I wore Black those 15 days of the lunar month, I’d wear jewellery to rival the weight of a WWF champion so it wasn’t all black and evil, to appease my dad’s exceedingly conservative mother otherwise she’d nag my mum’s ears off.
So when this sunny side up confection popped up in my Poshmark feed, I knew it was a sign. A sign to have some fun. To remind myself to keep enjoying what I wear, and to not take things too seriously.
Especially when it’s to mark my first ever professional shoot. Which, in turn, marks the very first time I’m stepping out of my backyard, frontyard and side brick wall to take pictures of what I’m wearing.
Let’s just say it was quite the experience.
An experience which involved (a) loads of coaxing from Sofia and Eve to get me to pose (b) innumerable not-so-subtle glances from passersby at the park, note that I live in a very conservative neighbourhood, and (c) a questionable middle-aged Asian guy wearing a red and white basketball jersey with matching shorts, headphones on, rollerblading up and down the street behind me.
After 4 looks, 4 locations and too many stares to count, I was ready to call it a day. Go home, take the heels off. Soak my aching soles. And order ramen in. Some sashimi too.
Do you do the same, as in, fit in as many outfits as you can within a specific timeframe? You know, maximise time et al? Or do you shoot one outfit at a time?
p/s photos by Sofia Touassa
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