“A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. Alone, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.”
— V in V for VendettaSHOP THE LOOK:
Culottes – Forever 21 || Sweater – Forever 21 (similar: 1 / 2 / 3) || Mules –Miu Miu (Pumps) || Purse – Modalu ‘Pippa’ (options) || Jewelry –Brooks Brothers Necklace (similar), Lulu’s Watch (similar) || Sunglasses – Forever 21 || Lips – YSL in ‘Nude Beige’
Maybe it’s just because of my love for the movie V for Vendetta. Or my obsession with all things British. But every year, on November 5th, I don my Guy Fawkes mask religiously and contemplate the politics of change.
For those of you who don’t know, November 5th is ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ in England (sometimes called ‘Bonfire Day’). Celebrating the failure of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Treason plot on November 5, 1605 (and notoriously referenced in the graphic novel and subsequent film V for Vendetta), ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ is often celebrated across Great Britain with gigantic bonfires and fireworks.
It’s a festive night infused in with political intrigue. And while the holiday itself passes for us Americans like any other day, it’s the sort of holiday I wish we’d adopt in some manifestation.