Fashion, Music, and Eyemusings.
This is this the blog of Eileen Doñiego de France: a freelance fashion and music journalist, stylist, social media enthusiast, whiskey drinking, anti-social socialite w/geeky tendencies and a dash of bitchSASSness. Oh, and I am the COO and a contributor to a magazine called WeTheUrban - if that suits your fancy.
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This Monday I have chosen an older song from Marina and the Diamonds: “I Am Not a Robot.” The song is something that resinates with me personally in more ways than one. Being a robot is definitely a cop out way of dealing with life’s situations and how they make you feel. But being so cold and distant is not always easy, and our human selves can easily make us crash - causing our vulnerability to show through when we least expect it. It’s a good thing, because at least it we know we can bleed… but at the same time, a balance should be had.
Originally I had planned for the accompanying outfit to “I Am Not a Robot” to look slightly futuristic w/a flourish of chiffon and florals. I was kind of going for a Wall-E meets spring day look… but then as I hit replay the lines “It’s okay to say you’ve got a weak spot//You don’t always have to be on top” changed my idea entirely. I started thinking of how I’ve used work to override any emotional feelings I’ve had about life. I’m certainly not on top, but I work like I am. I push away sadness or anger, and channel that into productivity.
I also started to think of how in the 9-5 world, there is this perception that you’ve got to stick to this penguin like uniform - professionalism in appearance. I’ve always abhorred this, and have had tried to defy the normal 9-5 day look (this was especially true when I worked in more professional settings). So today’s #Fashion #MusicMonday I have decided to go w/a look that I very familiar with: the “edgy chick” who is trying to break out of the normal 9-5 hum drum (or as my friend calls it “Business Casual Friday on a Monday”).
I started w/the average power suit: blazer and trousers, but I cuffed the blazer high up so I could accessorize w/one of my favorite studded bracelets (to add that edge), and a bracelet watch (because time = money!). I layered a screened tee underneath the blazer, and let me tell you - it is the mullet of tees! Solid cotton in the front, sheer chiffon in the back! If you go for a look like this, I suggest not taking off your blazer! Scandalous! And of course to complete the look, I added a pair of maroon pumps and a pair of oversized Marc Jacobs shades to block out the world… during lunch.
Wise lessons in love from Marina & the Diamonds in her new song Homewrecker. “Every boyfriend is the one until otherwise proven”, “the good are never easy, the easy never good”. She’s the proud Queen of the Lonely Hearts Club, referring to herselves as the homewrecker. But deep down all she wants is “love - the pure kind we all dream of”. Electra Heart is out on April 30 with the first single Primadonna set to hit the charts on April 16.
I am digging this because it reminds me of a twisted love lesson from Mary Poppins -and I’m quite the fan of both the twisted and Mary Poppins! I can relate to this song, perhaps not now though. These days I commit and cheat on the worlds of “responsibility” and “finance,” a nasty little whipped relationship that leads me more to commitment than playing hooky. Gone are the days of impulse, hello frugal! But I digress. I can still recall the days of yearning for love beneath the facade of a femmebot personality - after all, it wasn’t that long ago. So this song is still relevant, even if my world is less romance and more “get your shit together.”