This was last week at the Taipei Zoo. I dress more casual and conservative here, though I'm slowly reverting back to my leather, monochrome & librarian dominatrix habits because I can't help it and I'm getting more used to the weather. The fashion here is incredibly Cute with a capital C, perpetually adorable, and it got a little old after about 2 weeks of nonstop exploring. My shorts here are from my grandmother, they have little bows on them -- pretty decent representation of the style here. Cute. Now I'm more inclined to wear my Actual Clothes and not what my family here buys me. It's funny how obvious my decision and style is different from what they'd like me to wear! I mean, the above outfit, is very 'normal', and I chose it on my own, it's a 'normal' version of me, just not one I would wear anywhere else. It reminds me of one of my favorite sayings, "All of me is real." It's very true. And I think about it often. Anyway. This is what I wore yesterday:
Sorry for the shitty camera phone picture, I don't carry my DSLR around because then it means I have to play bitch for everyone in my program and I'm not up to playing unpaid photographer for people I don't wholly like. That isn't to say I'm not having a nice time. I am very fond of my friends here and I'm not one to focus my energy on hating people. That being said, there are definitely a few I'd push into the lion's cage at the zoo if I could get away with it. Maybe. Just kidding. Maybe.
This is what I've been doing with my hair the past few days, though sometimes the curls are just gigantic and random and not so nice. The heat fucks up my hair and turns it into a gigantic green Medusa situation, but I don't mind.
And this is where I went today.