73/100 - "Stand out, Fit in"

73/100 - "Stand out, Fit in"


So I ordered these shoes online. I am in love with these shoes. They look fabulous, make my legs go on for days and are blacker than the deepest night. Most important, they make me feel like a million bucks. They make me stand out more than usual, too. Almost like a neon sign, they make people notice me. And I bask in that kind of attention, I'm not afraid to admit. They make me about 13 cm taller after all. When you feel amazing, why not have people stare at you is my reasoning. But at the same time, it is so ingrained in me to try and fit in. To stand out, but not too much. To garner attention, but don't hog it. I know if I would get shoes that are a little less high, a little less extra, a little less... just less. It would be appropriate and I would be deemed sophisticated and well dressed. But do I want to fit in that way? Or do I want to be that girl that is brave enough to wear what others only dream of? Do I want to be the girl everyone dreams of having the balls to be? It comes down to this... do I want to be basic or do I want to go the extra step and be absolutely stunning (positively and negatively)? Do I want to leave people possibly speechless in my wake? This whole train of thought may seem very superficial, and it probably is, too. But I see myself as an extension of my brand. I want to build my persona consciously and need to find out how I want to be perceived. It goes so far that I made an actual pro and contra list regarding those very shoes. These shoes, in the end, just serve as a metaphor and a turning point of what my life will become. Of where I want it to head. And if I am brave enough.

A3 (30x40cm/12x16"), acrylic on paper, signed at the bottom right corner. 

*Frames are not included in the purchase

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