In one way or the other this post, and it’s message and the outfit don’t go together, but they kind of do. For months and months I had a plan for this day to create a very real way that this band and it’s music inspired my style and music taste. It’s been 12 years, today since they’ve entered my life and definitely made a huge. For better, for worse in some way, but nevertheless made a change that’s what I’ve wanted to discuss today. I am very aware that not everyone is a massive music fan or even fashion fanatic and for some reason these two things are completely meaningless, sure you listen to music from time to time, and you wear clothes, obviously, but it’s not the life or death type of situation for you. And that’s ok. But what about those who life and breath for music, even if you don’t create it yourself. And fashion and sense of personal style gives you some sort of meaning to your life, like a reason to get up in a morning, no matter how much you wish to say in bed.
when music and style meet
It’s weird saying this, and maybe even weirder and harder for people to understand. However I found my personal style, developed my personality, opened my mind, and progressed with music taste that’s now so close to my heart though one band. And that’s being Tokio Hotel. I’m sure if you have been reading this blog for a while you would already know that, I mentioned my profound love for those 4 guys here, reviewed the latest album here, as well as do every week over on my Twitter. 12 years ago, exactly on this day, 15th of August, I remember my best friend running to my house, talking all about that bad she just saw on TV, Tokio Hotel, and how one of the guys had dreadlocks, other one wore make up and nail polish, the third one had long hair, and the last one looked like a guy next door, and how their music was different, heavy but calm, and they sang in German. Which back in 2005 wasn’t that common of a thing, besides of Rammstein even now there aren’t many German bands that are still around. However when, Aleksandra showed me the video clip on the TV, I was hooked. At first the appearance of Bill, looking like a teenage goth, didn’t strike me too much, I became more of a Tom’s girl. For like a week. There was something about Bill just draw me to him, just like there was something that draw me to Tokio Hotel. And back then being like 10 years old I wasn’t sure what it was. But few years ago, being older, I knew it was the whole idea and bravery of being different. Remember I’m talking about times when blogs didn’t really exist, YouTube just launched, online personalities and diversity thought style wasn’t that easy to come across, and I lived in very small village at the time. And thought the years, liking a band and group of people that stood out really made me stand out, and made a bit of an outcast, bit a of weird.
“What do you mean a guy wears make up?”
“Eww what kind of music is that?”
“Why are they sining in German?”
Thought that I’ve learned very quickly how closed minded people can be, and the fact that you can be judged and tontend for liking a band, it hurt. And there were days that I wish that I never saw the music video of “Druch Den Monsun” that I wish that if I stuck to wearing boring clothes (at least to me) listing to mainstream music and being like everyone else my life, at the time, would be easier. However, looking back now. I don’t regret it.
Who know’s if it weren’t for the “Druch den Monsun” that I would ever have this platform to talk about the importance of being yourself and having your own personal style regarding of what people may think. Who knows that if it weren’t for that video that I would feel so comfortable in the clothes I wear and the make up I put on my face. Fun fact, it was Bill Kaulitz that influenced me in my style, inspired me to wear make up and even wear high heels. That’s a real influence. And thought “Druch den Monsun” I’ve bonded with so many people, created so many wonderful friendships. And at the same time learned who my friends are. Because if you can’t accept my taste in music and style, girl bye. Thought “Druch den Monsun” helped me find my passion and voice to talk about the alternative fashion, or even fashion in general. Thought out the years that song, that band, and those 4 guys, helped me with the good, the bad and the ugly side of life. Music is highly important to me, maybe more important than fashion is. But that’s because it was the first thing that helped me find myself. And hopefully inspire other people to do the same.
So please stay true to yourself, what you listen to, what you wear, what you like.
Thank you Tokio Hotel for “Druch Den Monsun” and how it made me who I am those 12 years ago. I highly believe that if it weren’t for that song, that band, that one moment, I would not be the person I am today. And as I am the first person to put myself down, it could always be worse, right?
Please let me know in the comments whenever you have had similar experiences to me, no matter if it was Tokio Hotel or not? It would be so cool to read about your journey with music or style, or both! I would love to read them!
Have a wonderful day!
Top – Primark (similar)
Silver Rings – Shop Dixi
Tights – Primark (similar)
Shoes – Dr. Martens, Vegan
Tattoo Choker – Boohoo* (similar)
Black Matt Rings – The Rogue + Wolf
Crystal Necklace – Regal Rose (similar)
Body Harness, Vegan – Attitude Clothing (similar)
Shorts – Monki (bought from a flee market) (similar)
Let’s be friends ^_^