Today may look like any uneventful January Thursday, but before you spiral into your Christmas tree withdrawal symptoms, let’s take a moment to celebrate one of my favorite feminist and women’s rights advocate Simone de Beauvoir. Simone emphasized a philosophical principle that I hold dearly to this day: “one is not born a woman, but becomes one.” She asserted that women are as capable of choice as men, and thus can choose to elevate themselves, moving beyond the “immanence” to which they were previously resigned and reaching “transcendence”, a position in which one takes responsibility for oneself and the world.
While the winter of Las Vegas is very mild, the suburban isolation gets terribly intensified during this month for me. I often suffer a considerable case of post-holiday-blues. With my favorite season (self-confessed Christmas addict) ending, I have been known to fall into a self-imposed cage of seasonal moodiness. But today, reflecting on the concepts that Simone set forth with her texts, I have decided to own January and choose an outfit that allows movement for work to be done, but still comforts with luxurious textures of silk, gold, and the surprisingly delicate vegan fur.
| Zara skirt | Equipment blouse (altered into a cropped shape) | Zara flats | H & M vegan fur vest | Persol sunglasses (borrowed from the Mr.) |