I'm sometimes scared of the Internet. It's not a tangible world. Cyber space seems like a dark, mysterious underworld where there are dangers lurking in every corner. This is especially true in those chat rooms where perverts ask you to do dirty things. Thank god for the show "To Catch a Predator" to document their devious acts. My favourite episode was the one with that asian guy. He said the reason he came over to the girl's house was because he was lonely and he made a sad face and rested his chin on his hand like someone just stile his marbles. Bhahahaha! Here's the clip below.
Anyway, the danger of the internet that I wanted to talk about was ONLINE SHOPPING! I normally just window shop sites online for clothes and come up with fantasy outfits, "Oh this would look good with that jacket from Opening Ceremony and those Dries shoes from Browns." But never do I actually buy. I'm too scared that it will get lost in the mail and some guy in Idaho will get it and give it to his girlfriend thinking they're women's shoes. Also, I always want to try things on to make sure I like the fit and proportion on me since I'm a short lad. But finally last night, I took the plunge. No, I didn't buy clothes, shoes or accessories. I bought books!
I've been eyeing the Richard Avedon 1944-2000 book for sometime because I adore his fashion pictures. Funny Face is one of my favourite fashion movies. I mostly skip through the boring stuff and just get to the part where Fred Astaire takes pictures of Audrey Hepburn.
I also purchased the Tom Ford book. Documenting his time in Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. I can't to start drawing all those sexy ladies from the Tom Ford ero of both houses. There's be lots of hair, lots of shoes, lots of bags, lots of colour, lots of FASHION! Exciting!
Now I just have to wait 2 weeks for it to be delivered to me. Sigh. That's the only bad thing about online shopping is you have to wait for it. Oh, the other bad thing is that it doesn't feel real! No one took my credit card from me and swiped it through the machine and no receipt came out saying "You're out of money now". Normally when I go out shopping, handing that piece of plastic over is the most exhilarating part because it meant that my purchase is now forever mine and also I just spent a crap loud of money to get it.
Next online book purchase...