OOTD: Love at First Sight

A few years ago, I watched a beautiful movie called Turn Left, Turn Right starring the gorgeous Takeshi Kaneshiro.The story revolved around two people – a violinist and a translator – living parallel yet complementary lives. Although both seem perfect for each other, they seemed destined not to know each other. Sometimes, they even walked past each other without knowing that they’ve just bumped into the person who could potentially bring them happiness.

The movie, for me, begged the question, “What if there’s someone out there that’s made especially for you and yet you just don’t recognize him or her?”

Isn’t that such a cruel twist of fate? The irony in the movie was made even more poignant by a recitation of a poem by famous Polish poet Wisława Szymborska, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

This outfit post was inspired by that poem.

Love at First Sight

Both are convinced
that a sudden surge of emotion bound them together.
Beautiful is such a certainty,
but uncertainty is more beautiful.

Because they didn’t know each other earlier, they suppose that
nothing was happening between them.
What of the streets, stairways and corridors
where they could have passed each other long ago?

I’d like to ask them
whether they remember– perhaps in a revolving door
ever being face to face?
an “excuse me” in a crowd
or a voice “wrong number” in the receiver.
But I know their answer:
no, they don’t remember.

They’d be greatly astonished
to learn that for a long time
chance had been playing with them.

Not yet wholly ready
to transform into fate for them
it approached them, then backed off,
stood in their way
and, suppressing a giggle,
jumped to the side.

The poem goes on, by the way, but I’m just copying the parts that were narrated in the movie. 🙂

Outfit Details:

  • Ruffled Black Top – Thrifted
  • Tutu Skirt from Forever 21
  • Belt from SM Accessories
  • Tweed Jacket from Blanc et Noir at SM Department Store
  • Necklace from SM Accessories
  • Shoes from Anna Sui for Hush Puppies

I hope you enjoyed this post and do watch the movie if you haven’t yet! It’s brilliant! 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget to HYPE the look!

20 thoughts on “OOTD: Love at First Sight

  1. I think missed opportunities between two destined lovers are great cliffhangers for movies and stories. It keeps the audience waiting. It’s always a pleasure combining your outfit posts with a touch of literature.

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