photos by Laken Sylvander
VINTAGE. LETTERMAN. JACKET!
Does that make you excited or what?! Or is that just me?
...I'm going to pretend that it's not just me. But, GAH! I was practically jumping out of my skin when I found this in a little vintage store in Hong Kong.
There are no words.
My life has been quite the school oriented mess. I have exams in a few weeks and I will need to study, study, study! But I have this one really adorable exam for Studio Art; we are making children's books. We are meant to illustrate and write our own personal stories in a way that little kid's can understand ie. animals, simple wording, etc. My story is about an armadillo.
Once upon a time there was an armadillo, but you see, this armadillo was afraid. He was afraid of the world around him. He was afraid of what animals would say about him, about what animals would do, about what they would think of him.
So he hid in his shell.
He hid, away from the world and shut everyone out. He hid for days, then months, then years. Soon, nobody remembered the poor armadillo and acted as if he never existed.
But, after those many years, a hermit crab scuttled up to where the armadillo was hiding and knocked. *knock knock knock* "Hellloooooo, anybody home?"
*knock knock knock* "Why are you hiding from me!"
The armadillo poked out his head and timidly said "I...I'm scared..."
Then the hermit crab laughed. He laughed and said "Why are you afraid? Come on boy, get out of your shell. Look at the world around you! Look at the tree's, look at the sky, look at the bushes! Why would you spend your whole life hiding when you have all this to explore!"
The hermit crab told the armadillo of it's adventures around the world. He had gone to Paris and eaten crepes. He had tea and crumpets with the queen. He went to china and ate with chopsticks.
Once he had finished, the hermit crab held out his hand and nodded for the armadillo to hold it.
As unsure as the armadillo was, he took it.
He uncoiled himself and showed his face for the first time in years. He stretched his legs out, he straightened his back, he stood up.
And took his first steps into the big, wide world.
There's my story :) Let me know what you think and what to change and make better! I'll be sure to take pictures of the final project when I'm done!!
love you all!
Jacket - Vintage
Sequined Tank - J. Crew
Shorts - J. Crew