With winter fast approaching, it is hard to escape the slumber mood of the season, much like the images of 70’s youth culture captured by Sage Sohier. Moreover, this season’s collection of platform boots, towering pumps and slingback wedges remind us of that nostalgic era where being bored is just part of our everyday.

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There is a saying that goes, “only boring people get bored”. When we have been conditioned to keep ourselves hustling and the culture of being busy has, somehow, turned into a social norm, being bored is no longer an option. Being idle has earned their fair share of bad reputations, thus pressuring us to consume more information at a faster rate because not being in-the-know is equivalent to committing an unforgivable mistake — especially today seeing as information is so readily available. When was the last time we unplugged our headphones or switched off our phones? When was the last time we fell asleep without relying on our laptops or tablets to stream videos? We pack our days with appointments, activities and distractions — whizzing through one after the next. We have bought in on all available distractions to keep us from any form of boredom. At this point, the thought of switching off and stowing away our devices can make us feel nervous and dread that we might miss something out. Yet recent studies have shown that it is only when we are truly bored that the brain can come up with great ideas, solve issues and allow us to look at things in a renewed perspective. The ‘aha!’ moment does not come when we are constantly glued to the screen all day, receiving information. Being truly bored, as innate as it sounds, has become something that we need to recondition ourselves to experience again, something to convince ourselves that there really is nothing wrong with feeling boredom. Back to idle mode.

 

Photography by Ana Larruy

 

Styling by Grace Alexander

 

Hair & Makeup by Tomomi Roppongi and Yae Pascoe

 
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With winter fast approaching, it is hard to escape the slumber mood of the season, much like the images of 70’s youth culture captured by Sage Sohier. Moreover, this season’s collection of platform boots, towering pumps and slingback wedges remind us of that nostalgic era where being bored is just part of our everyday.

 
charles & keith spring summer 2017 style edit
 

There is a saying that goes, “only boring people get bored”. When we have been conditioned to keep ourselves hustling and the culture of being busy has, somehow, turned into a social norm, being bored is no longer an option. Being idle has earned their fair share of bad reputations, thus pressuring us to consume more information at a faster rate because not being in-the-know is equivalent to committing an unforgivable mistake — especially today seeing as information is so readily available. When was the last time we unplugged our headphones or switched off our phones? When was the last time we fell asleep without relying on our laptops or tablets to stream videos? We pack our days with appointments, activities and distractions — whizzing through one after the next. We have bought in on all available distractions to keep us from any form of boredom. At this point, the thought of switching off and stowing away our devices can make us feel nervous and dread that we might miss something out. Yet recent studies have shown that it is only when we are truly bored that the brain can come up with great ideas, solve issues and allow us to look at things in a renewed perspective. The ‘aha!’ moment does not come when we are constantly glued to the screen all day, receiving information. Being truly bored, as innate as it sounds, has become something that we need to recondition ourselves to experience again, something to convince ourselves that there really is nothing wrong with feeling boredom. Back to idle mode.

 

Photography by Ana Larruy

 

Styling by Grace Alexander

 

Hair & Makeup by Tomomi Roppongi and Yae Pascoe

 
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