Sunday, August 24, 2014

Abandoned Playground


I'm wearing:

1. Denim vest in acid wash, from Forever 21.
2. Plaid sleeveless shirt, from H&M.
3. Super skinny jeans in black, from Asos.
4. Leather sneakers, from Gourmet Shoes.
5. Pegasi necklace, from H&M.
6. Geometric bracelet, from Codes Combine Korea.
7. Rings, from H&M.
The amount of space and time that we waste over the years never cease to amaze me. For these photos, I chose another funny spot on my East Coast (Merida) house. This construction was supposed to be a complex of apartments for students (there's an important university 10 minutes away from my house) and, for one reason or another, it never materialized as that.

Instead, my sister and cousins (even my nephews, that I like to call "cousins" to feel young, haha)  and I adapted it to be a sort of playground. You see, in Merida the heat is unbearable so, at times, the only answer was to play outside after the sunset. We used to play hide-and-seek in this place... Now everyone's all grown up and this strange construction became an abandoned playground. 

I think it's important to look thoroughly at things, find what we have and make the most out of it. This "waste of space" looked cool on photos but it doesn't function anymore, there's no utility left. I don't want to inherit those traits from my family and become a visionary that never accomplishes things. No, no. Fashion-wise, I chose the colors that suited the construction best; this was an outfit for going to a club downtown. The weather obligated me to wear no sleeves. 

// La cantidad de espacio y tiempo que desperdiciamos a través de los años nunca deja de impresionarme. Para estas fotos, elegí otro lugar peculiar de mi casa en la Costa Este (Mérida). Se suponía que esta construcción iba a ser un complejo de apartamentos para estudiantes (hay una universidad importante como a 10 minutos de casa) y, por una u otra razón, nunca se materializó como tal.

En lugar de eso, mi hermana y primos (hasta los sobrinos, que me gusta llamar "primos" para sentirme joven, jaja) y yo lo adaptamos para ser un lugar de juegos. Verán, en Mérida, el clima es infernal así que, a veces, la única opción que teníamos era jugar afuera después de la puesta de sol. Solíamos jugar escondidas en este lugar... Ahora todos crecieron y esta extraña construcción se convirtió en una arena de juegos abandonada.

Creo que es importante ver con detenimiento las cosas, analizar lo que tenemos y sacarle provecho. Esta "pérdida de espacio" se vio padre en fotos pero no funciona más, no hay utilidad. No quiero heredar esas cosas de mi familia y convertirme en un visionario que nunca hace las cosas. No, no. En cuando a moda, elegí los colores que combinaran mejor con el lugar; este fue un atuendo para ir de antro al centro de la ciudad. El clima me obligó a no usar mangas.
Love always,
Hen.

Currently listening: Lawson - Taking Over Me.

6 comments:

  1. Que chula la camisa con el chaleco. ME ENCANTA :)

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  2. This abandoned area's such a great backdrop for a photo shoot <3 The outfit looks really punk and cool and has got quite a swagger on it <3 Love the sleeveless denim jacket, man xx as well ass those accessories xx Have a great week ahead xx

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    xoxo
    Lenny

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    1. Thanks Lenny, I've always liked how a sleeveless layered outfit looks (: Have a great one yourself!

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