Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nothing If Not a Narcissist

I know I sound like a Mean Cow, but I've been loving the upset surrounding the publication of a book about online fashion called 'What I Wore Today'. This is a subject very close to my heart as I am one of these so-called 'Narcissists' who insist on posting my daily outfits on line for all the World to See. 
Fellow flickr wardrobe_remixers were approached by the author to give approval to use their online photos in the book. From reading w_r's discussion thread, many people gave approval to use their images but weren't told that the sub-title of the book was going to include the word 'narcissism'. Who wants to be called that?  
I know that I'm always the first to jump in & call myself one before anyone else has a chance to do so, just in case anyone would. Not that I'm paranoid. 
Definitions of Narcissism have been flowing thick & fast - ranging from the guy who falls in love with his own reflection to the Seriously Disturbed Personality Disorder Type.  
Personally, I prefer to see myself as having 'Healthy Self-Aggrandizement'.  
I'm posting a particularly unflattering wardrobe remix photo of myself taken earlier this year at the school's annual swimming carnival holding a hamburger. Would a Narcissist do that?

1 comment:

workthatwardrobe said...

I've been called many things but never a narcissist.
Maybe it means we are all legends in our own lunchtimes (or whenever we post or eat "hamburglars"!)