I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on January 6, 2011


My love affair with leather is a highly conflicted relationship. As a vegetarian for over 15 years, I feel like it is something I should staunchly avoid. However, my love of well-constructed and beautiful clothing and accessories tends to take precedence in this matter. I have flirted with faux leather in the past, but it always leaves me wanting. Like most vegetarians who try to rationalize this behavior, the majority of my leather is second-hand, thus supposedly negating me from any responsibility for the death of the animals whose skin I revel in wearing. It is something that nags at my conscience every day during the winter when I put on a pair of black leather gloves before ever going outside. I enjoy the ritual of it. Pulling one on, then the other. The feel of my hands encased in a protective, seductive second skin. I can’t help it — “I get a feeling of pleasure . . . when I wear black leather . . .”

Cosmetics – Black Leather Gloves

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  1. Radiation said, on January 8, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Ten songs I’d want to play for you

    1.JAMC- into the black
    2.laughing hyenas- paint it black (cover)
    3.45 grave- black cross
    4.psychic tv- black moon
    5.chrisma- black silk stocking
    6.black flag- now she’s black
    7.nick cave- a box for black paul
    8.patty waters- black is the color of my true love’s hair
    9.winter- blackwhole
    10.antony and the johnsons- soft black stars

  2. Jeralyn said, on January 8, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    I know some of these songs but not all. You should send me a mix!

  3. Alyssa said, on January 10, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    This post pretty much described my entire relationship/obsession with leather perfectly. I have been a vegetarian since I was 9, but my favorite things in my wardrobe are my leather jacket and my leather boots. Not to mention my new leather gloves…oh god. It’s just horrible. I love Cosmetics too so I pretty much enjoyed this post all ways round! x

  4. Jeralyn said, on January 11, 2011 at 2:45 AM

    Good to meet another leather-loving vegetarian xx

  5. Vanilla Face said, on January 18, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Hope you don’t mind if I add this little number

  6. Jeralyn said, on January 18, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    I said it before & I will say it again, you are amazing!

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