I’ve been reading my granddad’s memoirs over the last week, he has written his life story for our family to enjoy. He fought in WWII as a pilot and aircraft technician and spent months away from Australia fighting for his country. He was one of the first on site in Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped and saw firsthand the absolute devastation it caused. They drank the water because no one knew anything about radioactivity.
Absorbing his story and trying to comprehend the radical changes in technology, social norms and the global climate that his generation have lived through; in times when Australia had the slogan “populate or perish”, and the roads were unmade and television did not exist, make describing why I like this outfit feel a little redundant. I spend most days researching fashion trends, blogging to a faceless audience, photographing models and complaining about paying rent and I don’t think I stop to appreciate my lifestyle nearly often enough.