Lebensreform, die(German, fem.): meaning “life reform”, this late 19th and early 20th century social movement – originating from Germany and Switzerland – took life back outside from the stuffy parlours of Prussia and made vegetarianism, hiking and not wearing corsets a thing. In several, partly absurd ways it’s related to anarchism (yay!), the hippie movement (yay!) and the blood-and-soil
idiologyidiocy of nationalist morons during the last century (nay.).
We went for a swim, the Northerner, Jules and I, and before that we were watching Warehouse 13 at my place while I was repairing a dress I just got at the thrift store two days ago (it was a bargain and easy to stitch up, so no hard feelings there at all), and then I put it on and made a silly show out of it, and Jules said, ohmigod, it looked so much like Art Nouveau and Lebensreform and everything, so I put a better belt over it and a flower crown in my hair and grabbed my parasol, and then we were good to go.
- dress: thrifted
- belt: Orsay
- sandals (not in the picture): Sketchers (the comfiest flip-flops I’ve ever worn)
- flower crown: Claires’ (love it!)
- scarab necklace: a gift
- sunglasses: costume section around Halloween
- parasol: Lisbeth Dahl
Picture above by Jules. Thanks!