Real Life Barbie? Nope, Better Accept Yourself As You Are

February 26, 2018

We live in plastic times, so it's the perfect moment to look at fashion in a fun, unconventional, surreal way to connect with the world.

I see more and more bloggers and influencers, some much younger than I am (I'm 27), who already underwent countless plastic surgeries in order to change their appearance. I get it - we are not perfect, and we all want what we can't have. But is the physical aspect so important that we have to take such drastic measures in order to change ourselves and ultimately, our personality? I don't think so.

Nobody is perfect, not even Kate Moss, and neither am I. Do I love absolutely everything about my body? Hell no. But learning to accept it as it is or change the little parts I don't like through other means than visiting a surgeon is certainly a journey. It's more a journey of the mind, one less connected to the physical body, you see...those little imperfections make us who we are, define us. After all, it's a matter of taste.
 I've always wanted blue eyes, like my father's, but mine are grey/green. Throughout the years, I've met many people: friends who complimented my eye colour, boyfriends who fell in love with the colour of my eyes, girls who envied me because of it. Or because of my cheekbones. See, I was never really excited about this colour myself, but looking from a different perspective, I began to love it. I learnt that it's one the rarest eye colours in the world, making it super special. How cool is to have something rare, or unique traits?

Looking at all these girls who want to transform themselves in real life Barbie, it truly makes me sad. If they would open their pretty eyes, at least for a short moment, they would realise what they had become: a living and breathing human pattern. I see the same nose everywhere, the same fake lips which are so yucky and plasticky, no matter what natural substance it was used to enhance them, the same face without any expression lines (we are human, we express emotions every second of our lives, it's normal to have them - it's unnatural not to!), the same obsession with going to the gym 2 times at day and getting a six-pack, eight-pack, whatever pack they can get, the same Kardashiany bum, etc. Don't you guys get bored of living in this fake plastic world? You all want to be unique but you are all the same. You look and feel the same. 

Instead, why not go to the library 2-3 times a day and make sure you know how to put together a sentence and spell the words on your Insta correctly? This brain gym would so useful. You can actually fill your time with useful stuff, that will stay with you for 10, 20 or 50 years. Invest more energy and time in your mind. Keep your body healthy and alive. Learn to love it. You don't need to cut and adjust your body, it's beautiful the way it is. Learn to have fun with it, to enjoy life.

The link between this and my outfit? It just feels surreal to me how many bloggers try to convince you that saving money and getting plastic surgery is the only way to be happy with yourself and for the others to love you. Totally fake. So I decided to take inspiration from Barbie this time, the ultimate plastic girl and just have fun with fashion by creating the ultimate kitsch, making fun and having fun, by just being myself and writing this little manifesto that has been in my heart for so long. I just had to let it all out. 
Have fun with your body, in other ways than cutting and reshaping it. Learn to make fun of yourself from time to time, be alive.


H&M Shoes & Jumper & Tights
Marc B. Bag

Photos of me: @christianvadan
Styling: @carlavadan

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