A Summer Souvenir

August 31, 2016

A piece of something to hold on to when you want memories to invade you is called a souvenir and this is how clothes are never just clothes.

A souvenir made in 2012 and worn throughout the entire summer of 2016 would almost be a crime in the world of fashion. It’s fashion that souvenirs are born in and it’s style that they have the potential to stay forever in. As long as there’s connection, go for it. Regardless of anything. Anything, of course, doesn’t include a bad attitude and, since you are a unicorn, you unicorn, you can wear whatever. #becoolbegood

Being a human being, at times, is way too complicated, being a unicorn is easier.

Can you believe I wanted the scarf because I really liked Consuelo Castiglioni at Marni? I liked the scarf, of course, yet somehow managed to not get it, back in 2012. It was part of the h&m x Marni collaboration that sold out pretty fast. Faithfully (can you say this?), a couple of years later (4!), a friend gave it to me, as a gift, after hearing me talking about it. The friend hadn’t even worn it.

And, now, it’s mine. Mine, mine, mine. And, boy, have I been wearing it! Throughout the entire summer and today, on the 31st of August, I do not show any intent of stopping to.

Every summer, I have this one thing I could wear over and over again that I just can’t get enough of. I couldn’t have let the last official day of Summer pass by and not give a round of applause to the thing that will always be its souvenir to me.

The dots, colours, silk, prints combination, Consuelo or the story above. I don’t know what it was, but it got me and I wanted to have it with me almost everywhere. Just like when you love someone and you want to take them to your couch on Friday evenings, to your kitchen for breakfasts, on a blanket under the stars and talk about the universe at 3 a.m.. Pf!

Scarves have been big in fashion for quite some time. Wrapped around the head, neck, wrists, ankles. Oh, ankles! I haven’t tried this, but am going to. Plus, my summer vacation is just about to get started. Can you believe it? Me neither.

Anyway, I bet you’re thinking of your souvenir and here I am yada-yadaing about mine, but that’s all right. You make your connection and I get to be a unicorn!

In your mailbox would be ideal, yet in your e-mail is pretty close, yay!
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Hey, this is Cristina Pavelescu wearing a music cassette sweater, decoding (life) style and writing from wherever, yet always living in OZ, a world I invite you into. To smile in front of our screens (and live one day), put any kind of questions, answer in writing (or imagination) and marvel at fashion which is, in fact, style.


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