Having been away from Instagram or any other form of social media made me so present (with myself, in the first place) that I think I’m turning JOMO in one of my mantras for life. It’s good for anytime and goes with anything. Yet, in the short periods of time whilst bluntly goggling (not to be confused with googling), I found myself print screening again.
I remember Pernille Teisbaek from back in the day, from the first picture I saw Pernille on IG in. It was the picture that took her high in the feeds, that took her high, figuratively. In it, she was, however, climbing down the stairs, literally. Playing with words can make you high, sometimes, and I’m only having tea as we speak.
I instantly liked Pernille. In addition, she is from Denmark and Alicia Vikander is from Sweden and I don’t only appreciate Alicia as an actress, but I happen to have a crush on her ever since I saw Ex-Machina. Still, it was Guy Richie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that got me writing about Alicia. Where was I? Yes, the Instagram print screen. Being away from social media makes you kinda think of lots of stuff for yourself. I have always done and loved it, I just forgot how beautiful it is to put it on paper, so here I am sharing. Caring.
The allure of Pernille is so classically-elegantly-carelessly chic here (yet modern and cool, of course), that it got me print screening. My fingers must have felt the corduroy, got on to the two buttons left on iPhone and – SHT-SHT – took the shot. I have been wanting a corduroy suit like this since I first thought of one. Then I saw one. A bright pink one – I know – that almost had the same rise to fame as Pernille on Instagram had had. The corduroy trouser suit became such a hit that it got into the risky zone a.k.a. massive trending hit. As opposed to Pernille Teisbaek. Pernille in the corduroy trouser suit, though, was a hit in 2017 (the year the picture was shot) and is very much one still, in 2019.
It is the suit, and colours, and Pernille (and her friend), and that hair, and that ease, and that light that got my fingers do the sht-sht.
The print screen has a romantic kind of vibe to it and it’s something one doesn’t very often see on social media anymore. Most people are edgy af on social media and maybe that’s a good thing as long as it’s true. And people might now say It’s Instagram, why would you expect to see something true on Instagram anyway? And I say Why not? And their answer is Well, it’s Instagram. Mine is Well, then what’s Instagram anymore?
Pernille’s friend on the other side, she’s on fire with that trench. And twist. And waist. St-st. Very much, still, getting high on playing with words. Romance is in the title, after all.
The amount of time I spent on Instagram to find the picture I first saw Pernille in is crazy, but it’s only a proof – for me – of just how much I love what I do. I even went on Pinterest (after years) and obviously googled it, yet stopped. It got ridiculous, I feel like I can hang out with Pernille after seeing the amount of pictures that I’ve just seen her in. Ludicrous is also the fact that the picture I am talking about (and will bump into one day and later edit this) is what I remember of as being the first picture to ever go viral on Instagram.
In my feed, at least, it did, in those good, old Instagram days. Hm, I remember I used to like it. Where did the romance go, after all? Ludacris is also the name of a singer and a word that sounds fun. Fun is also what I would have with Pernille for sure. She seems cool.