I’ve been mulling over for the longest time since my “Get off My Chest” piece. Check out my new blog at friedriceconnoisseur.blogspot.com. Explanations for moving there. Thank you so much for the great run that has been Of Stranger Sensibilities. It has more successful than I ever expected.
A Few Things to Get Off My Chest
I usually hate meta-blog posts so I’ll keep this short and as not whiny as possible. I do miss being as personable as I was back when I still had my Blogger blog, where I would interject little anecdotes about my life from time to time as oppose to (really) pure fashion here.
I am now almost halfway done with senior year, which both terrifies and excites me at the same time. I had been doing a little job search earlier in the school year but have more or less stopped as schoolwork ramped up. My classes are great and they are harder than ever (in the best way possible) however it does mean that I forever struggling to find either the time or energy to post on the blog as frequently as I used to. I’ve been meaning to do more research on #FactoryWatch posts, which has consistently been a dear project to me ever since the Dhaka factory accident last April, but it’s hard to keep motivated when you’re already doing research for your two seminars. My calendar for December is looking pretty ugly and I don’t really want to think about it.
I have been a pretty terrible blogger friend. Aside from not finding time to blog, I have trouble finding time to read them also and give them the appropriate attention they deserve instead of a half-assed comment. In addition, I can’t believe I have to consciously remind myself to do the occasional Instagram and Twitter update, when it should be a fun natural thing that I should enjoy doing.
Every now and then, I have been tempted to join the Tumblr train and just put
lomo-looking VSCO cam selfies or outfit photos, a.k.a. minimum effort for maximum exposure. I know though that’s not why I started blogging and it won’t actually make me happy. I did join Tumblr because I knew senior year of college would be difficult and I thought some posting is better than no posting, however I am seriously doubting my decision now.
On a more positive note, last junior year I found a great group of friends. This new school year so far we have been closer than ever, so I have been spending time actually being socially active, rather than more of a closet shut-in as I was in first and sophomore year. This does mean less blogging.
I am going to implement something of editorial calendar to actively schedule more time in. I just wanted people to know that I am aware of it, that there is a big part of me that keeps wanting to do things (post something substantial) I have been doing for the past two, almost three, years running now. Fashion and talking abut clothes in general is in all honestly growing less and less important to me, ultimately I still want to keep this little side project of mine alive and continue to participate in this wonderful online community of awesome like-minded folks.
Isabel Marant pour H&M | If you haven’t been living in a rock (even one such as a research paper draft like mine!) you would have heard something about this collaboration with H&M. Though I probably won’t buy any of it (however tempting), things are looking pretty good from a cursory look online. Has anyone gotten their hands on some Isabel Marant action? Do tell!
Isabelle Huppert is on the cover of the Fall 2013 issue of Acne Paper. The latest issue's theme revolves around actresses. Seeing that it is Acne Paper, it is a given that the magazine will give its subjects the most unconventional and arresting treatment. I can't wait till it arrives in the mail.
The Innovation of Loneliness | Food for thought on a Saturday morning. Enjoy.