Sunday, July 19

Boys and pink

I get to talk fashion today at TFC! Since it's my first summer in NYC, I've seen a LOT of different looks. I have to stop myself from staring, sometimes, because some girls look superfab in outfits I'd *never* be able to pull off. That's one of the best reasons to ride the subway. There's such an eclectic mix of people--I love it.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on the subway and an adorable boy, probably eleven or tweleve, was wearing a light pink shirt and jeans. When he turned in my direction, I saw his shirt said, "I like wearing pink. Get over it."

And while we were on the train, another kid saw his shirt and laughed. That mean kid started whispering to the friend he was with on the train. I almost got up and told them to stop, but I watched the kid in the pink shirt standing tall and not even looking in their direction.

When it was time for me to get off, I said superloud to the kid in pink, "I LOVE your shirt" and shot a look at the mean boys. The boy in pink grinned and I haven't forgotten the look on his face.

Fashion in this city is so different and everyone has their own look. Right now, I'm still digging that boy in pink.

Hope everyone had a fab weekend!

~Jess

4 comments:

zabet17 said...

I live in Nova Scotia where a couple of boys started a "wear pink to fight bullying" campaign after they saw a younger boy being picked on because he wore a pink shirt on the first day of school. The older boys witnessed this and then went out to a thrift store to buy as many pink shirts as they could find. The next day hundreds of students showed up wearing pink shirts. The impromptu display of solidarity caught on and now there are Pink Days at schools right across the country to fight bullying.

The story can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/09/18/pink-tshirts-students.html

Sara Z. said...

zabet, that is very cool...thanks for sharing that.

Alyson Noel said...

I LOVE that boy in pink!! And you're so right, NYC is the best people watching city ever!

Las Vegas is a very close second!

And Zabet17--thank you for sharing that story!!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Cool story, sounds like something my brother would do and make me go as pink as that kids shirt.