Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Revolutionary.

Imagine witnessing oppression and doing something about it.
Something small; arguably vestigial and insignificant .
Like posting a vlog.
Imagine it going viral.
Imagine having two million people support your fight for justice.
Imagine revolting.
Imagine single-handedly starting A REVOLUTION.
This social media zealot is awed at the power of Twitter and Facebook.
This not-particularly-socially-active-even-though-she-tries-to-take-an-interest-to-the-best-of-her-abilities individual is even more awed at the power and courage of those Egyptians brave enough to stand up for their rights. 
Peace & solidarity & safety of the peaceful protesters; I wish for all this and send prayers to my brethren halfway across the world. GO EGYPT! And go Mubarak, just go.

Supporting a revolution and history-in-the-making with unkempt appearances and non-vintage clothes would be almost blasphemous! Juggling academics and copious extra-curricular activities, along with ingesting plates of carrot muffins ladened with vanilla ice-cream--a surprisingly and exceedingly delicious combination--must be done in a manner that incorporates clothes from the 80's and 90's, too.

Therefore, I ornamented myself with this outfit:

 who what wear?
  • kaleidoscopic, vintage, geometric-print, flippin' awesome skirt, $1, Jet Rag
  • tie-dyed jeans, $10, Urban Planet
  • black velvet bootie heels, $10
  • vintage sequined cropped jacket, $5, Value Village
  • teal pashmina scarf, $5, Urban Planet
  • green, long-sleeve tee, $3, Ross
*This was actually worn whilst I performed spoken word in front of a crowd, of which I do have a video...but technology is being lame. Perhaps in the near future iA?


**This is the powerful, moving vlog that was the catalyst for the whole revolution:


Oh, and I how could I possibly forget?! Stay tuned for a giveaway occurring soon on an Under Urooba's Umbrella blog post near you! (*hint: there's only one ;))
You'll want to enter.
Why?
Free stuff.
Oh sh'aaaap. You know consumerism drives your soul.

Peace,
Urooba
xxx

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7 comments:

Emina said...

support for peple of Egipt..love your blog..and your outfits sister

Denise Bomfim said...

Salam, salam, salam! I hope Peace come back to Egypt.
Your clothes are colourful, full of life. You are also full of life!
Go on...full of life, too.
Kisses.

Sluff said...

really love those tie-dye jeans!

jtz said...

your posts never fail to leave me lauging AND thinking, duas are with those in egypt...

becks said...

I can't stop loving those shoes!!!

Lavendergirl said...

Salaams! you've been awarded the stylish blogger award. Please Check it out at: http://me-lavendergirl.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

hijabizlovefashiontoo said...

Love your outfit and the shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!