Monday, 31 December 2012
Can't see the wood for the trees?
Given everything that is going on at the moment, maybe there is a time for levity. Or even just a question that doesn't have an earth shattering impact on my entire world. Its about mobile phone cases.
I can't remember if I've ever mentioned, but I am a little bit of an Apple fan. To say the least. I love my technology pretty too. In the world of clunky big masculine laptops, my 11 inch MacBook Air is positively buxom. Being both an Apple fan and an early adopter I bought an iPhone 5 pretty much straight away. Before other companies who design accessories had even come up with new cases for the new phone. So I've been waiting to buy a nice new case for my phone for a couple of months.
Yesterday I was travelling, so I thought I would pop in to the Apple temple, en route to my destination, to buy one. We all know how cathartic I find shopping to be: I've documented it before. Clearly a phone case wasn't enough. I also bought a really cute pair of red satin kitten heels, some much needed hosiery, some items for my new apartment and some new eyeliner. Based on hundreds of positive reviews and the views of the lovely S, I have switched to Bobbi Brown's gel liner - apparently it is amazing. More to follow on that in another blog.
I arrived at my destination having already clothed my phone in its new cover. The first thing the chap (one of my friends) I had come to see said was, "That's a girly phone cover, did you buy it for when you are Rhiannon?" I was astounded. Whilst I didn't buy it for Rhiannon mode completely, I certainly thought that it was one that would be appropriate for male time too.
My concern coming out of this is whether I have a problem with being able to select stuff for myself without it being a lot feminine than I think. I'm wondering if my sense of male and female has eroded to such an extent that I can't see the wood for the trees any more. There is part of me that is fine with my phone being a little nearer to the girl on the gender see-saw, but I also still need to impress customers with my macho, go-getting, hard edged persona. Difficult to be all of that and then to bring out a vision of green and orange loveliness.
My question therefore is, would you use this cover in male mode or has my friend saved me from myself?