Friday, January 30, 2015

Select your character.

Unidimensional characters are the most boring of them all. I did theater for 16 years and I can tell you, every time I got a complex character to play, I was very excited; it felt more real, you know? If life is a show, the world is a stage and, without a doubt, we become performers. It's up to us to decide if we want to be one-note characters or if we become complex beings with different traits to showcase.

That's the theme for this month's editorial, all the different sides a person can have. I wanted to condense every aspect of my sense of style. Sometimes I feel like wearing color, others I like black and white. At times, I dress like a wizard but, every now and then, I like to keep it young. I hope you like all the photos and that this will inspire you to embrace every aspect of your personality. 
Life is a show.

Currently listening: Leighton Meester - Heartstrings.



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Love always,
Henry.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The throne room.

Only one can be king, he will rule, he will reign, he will be a leader, looked up to by many, feared by others... Tales of kings and queens have played a big part on my life; I can't begin to tell you how many times I've imagined living in a different era, in a kingdom. I've always thought that I'd be a pretty good king. Even my name has a king's charm to it. I could be "Henry the Twentieth", for all I know.

But kingdoms faded and gave way to different political systems; the power shifted and transformed over the generations and now we're stuck with government issues and, truth be told, I wouldn't like to be a president. I want to be a king. Only one can be king, even if it's only in a stage created by my imagination.

// Sólo uno puede ser rey, él gobernará, él reinará, él será un líder, admirado por muchos, temido por otros... Cuentos de reyes y reinas han jugado un rol importante en mi vida; no puedo comenzar a decirles cuántas veces he imaginado que vivo en una era distinta, en un reino. Siempre he creído que sería un buen rey. Hasta mi nombre tiene una vibra de rey. Podría ser fácilmente "Henry el vigésimo" o algo así.

Pero los reinos se extinguieron y dieron apeo a diferentes sistemas políticos; el poder cambió y se transformó en el curso de generaciones y ahora estamos atorados con problemas gubernamentales y, a decir verdad, no me gustaría ser presidente. Quiero ser rey. Sólo uno puede ser rey, aún si sólo es en un escenario creado por mi imaginación.
Love always,
Henry.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Center Stage

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Center Stage 6I'm wearing:

1. Brown cardigan, from H&M.
2. T-shirt with leather patch in burgundy, from Zara.
3. Super skinny jeans in blue, from H&M.
4. Connaught St. Ginger suede lace up boots, from Frank Wright 2700.
5. Bamboo sunglasses, from Bamboo Life Co.
6. Tribal necklace with bones, from Asos.
7. Spiked bracelet, from H&M.
Center Stage 3 Hi everyone! Since January's theme is "life is a show", for this post, I want to talk about being at the center of the stage. Throughout my life, that's been a position I've been very comfortable with. Even when I have my own mental issues and occasional fogginess, I've never been one of those guys that just expect to lay low and not be noticed.

Do you know anyone like that? Or are you like that? It's a very weird attribute, I think. Most of the time it's quite useful (think about assuming the leader role in a vast array of activities or getting the main role on a play) but it also has its negative aspects. For a very long time, I longed for more attention, I was pissed when I wasn't center stage, when the attention was going elsewhere, when it wasn't all about me.

Thanks to a moment of epiphany or something very big like that, I stopped being like that. It was the best thing that could happen to me, you know? I learned to be humble, to respect others and, most importantly, to be a team player. Yes, I relapse every now and then but never to the stage I was when I was around 16. God, I was terrible. Haha. I also acknowledged something else, very important too: when the spotlight is yours, savor it, don't feel embarrassed or ashamed. It's your time to shine and you're standing there for a reason. Go for it.

// ¡Hola todos! Ya que el tema de enero es "la vida es un espectáculo", para este post quiero hablar de estar en el centro del escenario. A lo largo de mi vida, esa ha sido una posición en la que me siento muy cómodos. Aún cuando tengo mis problemas mentales y ocasionales períodos de niel, nunca he sido una de esas personas que esperan pasar desapercibidos y no llamar la atención.

¿Conocen gente así? ¿Son ustedes así? Es una cualidad muy rara, creo. La mayor parte del tiempo es muy útil (piensen en cuando asumen el rol de líder en varias actividades o cuando les dan el papel principal en una obra) pero también tiene sus aspectos negativos. Por mucho tiempo, yo ansiaba más atención, me enojaba no ser la persona más importante, cuando la atención se iba a otro lado, cuando no todo se trataba de mí.

Gracias a un momento de epifanía o algo fuerte como eso, dejé de ser así. Fue lo mejor que me pudo pasar ¿saben? Aprendí a ser humilde, a respetar a los demás y, más importante, a ser jugador de equipo. Sí, recaigo de vez en cuando pero nunca al punto donde estaba cuando tenía como 16. Dios, era terrible. Jaja. También reconocí algo más, muy importante: cuando el reflector está sobre ti, saboréalo, no te sientas avergonzado o con pena. Es el momento de lucirte y estás ahí por una razón. Hazlo tuyo.
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Hen.

Currently listening: Lana del Rey - Carmen.