There’s no gray.
There’s only black or white.
How often do you find yourself caught in this sort of quandary? A situation wherein there’s really no distinguishing line between what’s right, what’s wrong, and what’s the
best most viable option given the circumstances. Or are moral standards truly (and only) in the eye of the beholder? Is there really a way to discern between right and wrong? I don’t know, I don’t know.
THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW
In our eagerness to be tolerant and our understandable anxiety to not judge, today’s society appears governed by a value system in which right and wrong are matters for debate. I’m not saying that’s, well, wrong, but I am asking where do we draw the line between unarguably right and unarguably wrong? Is the line even present? And I dare say it’s something many of us find ourselves entrapped within on a daily basis, albeit in varying degrees of urgency.
Is it better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong?
Was Churchill really onto something here?
Here’s one more little nugget. That (for the most part) right and wrong are (purely) a matter of perception. I could go on, at length, at how certain issues (such as murder) that appear, on the surface, to be clear cut and easily compartmentalised, aren’t. But I shan’t. Not today. Today, it’s all about that perennial deliberation between right and wrong. Between black and white. And whether grey exists.
Is it really only right or wrong? Or varying interpretations of Dos and Don’ts?
WHAT SAY YOU?
On a sartorial level, I’m very pleased to present an extra special collaboration with Jodie and Eve. It’s a 3-part collaboration, a trifecta of ebony meets ivory, debuting today, extending across Monday, the 20th, and Wednesday, the 22nd so stay tuned. Back to our B&W endeavour. I met Jodie when she and her lovely ladies joined Project Sister Act in March. Since then, I’d like to believe we’ve become blog friends 🙂 not only is she the quintessential creative spirit, Jodie is one of the wittiest ladies I’ve been blessed to know on the world wide web, and to me, there’s nothing more attractive (and memorable) than intelligence + a sense of humour. Jodie has that in spades.
For this pilot post, we’ve focused on pairing purely Black with White. I can’t even begin to express how fascinating it is to see how vastly disparate our individual portrayals of this classic (and graphic) palette are. How contrasting our views are of the same two colours. Take a look.
Eve, Teens (the world according to eve)
Call me biased but I love Eve’s style. She’s so cool because she doesn’t try. Not even remotely. And it’s that very nonchalant attitude which makes everything she wears edgy. So damn edgy.
Sheela, 40s (sheela writes)
My look was completely inspired by the unapologetically flamboyant Mick Jagger. He too belongs in the “effortlessly cool” club and I was hoping some of the vibes would rub off on me.
Jodie, 50s (jodie’s touch of style)
I’m a huge fan of Jodie’s outfit. The sleek, almost austere lines, are so architectural and chic, and they stand out beautifully against the in-your-face print of her scarf as well as shoes.
Nancy, 60s (jodie’s touch of style)
Nancy has achieved that perfect equilibrium we all strive for when playing with prints and textures. Both busy in their own right, her top and pants come together ever so harmoniously.
Charlotte, 70s (jodie’s touch of style)
It’s certainly no mean feat to pull off lace upon lace without appearing like curtains or a tablecloth, or worse, Miss Havisham. Clearly, Charlotte’s done just that. What a vision of understated elegance she is.
On Monday, our second part of this collaboration will feature Black with White and a pop of colour. There’ll be an interview too. Be sure to come back and see us then but for now, tell me what you think.
Of the issue of right and wrong.
Of how we chose to wear black with white.
And don’t forget to join the Project Sister Act Link-Up too.
How do you see black and white?
p/s my photos by Sofia Touassa
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