350 - No Alternative

Jacket - c/o Bitching and Junkfood, Shorts - Santee Alley, Tights(!) - c/o URB Clothing, Shoes - JC via Karmaloop, Top - Topshop, Sunglasses - Tunnel Vision

This is definitely my "quirky-best-friend-in-an-80s-romcom" look. You will get the boy/girl of your dreams. I will get an alternative record store and a bulldog named Sunflower.

It's interesting that there really is no "alternative" anymore. What is our subculture movement of the era? How can there be a subculture when mainstream culture is an amalgamation of every subculture that has ever existed? 

I find myself angry a lot. Maybe not angry. Maybe disappointed. I'm disappointed that people aren't more pissed off about life, about things -- about corporations selling us shit deals because they know that's all we can afford, about pre-packaged foods probably killing us, about how 9-5s crush our souls, about how we only need money because someone somewhere decided we can't just live for free, about how nobody reads anymore, about how record stores are almost all out of business, about rich people investing their excess to produce more excess that they can hoard and keep and have whilst the income gap grows larger, about all of the "isms" that divide us, about how vehemently some people wish to say those same "isms" don't exist.

And yet, there is no anti-cultural movement here today, not really. The world is thirsting for something new, something inspiring, something to kick us in the face and yell, "THIS COULD ALL BE SO DIFFERENT". Our generation's jazz movement, our flapper movement, our hippie movement, our beat movement, our punk movement, our gangster rap movement -- it's somewhere just waiting for us. Like we all know something should be happening and we're just waiting for someone else to say it first. 

What will be the next iconoclastic movement? The thing we can tell our children we saw first? The thing that changed a generation's value systems and ideals? The thing that made us hear music like we'd never heard music before? What will be the voice of our generation, and what, exactly, are we trying to say?