When Narcissus Stares at Computer Screens

For a journalism and public relations student like me, nearly nothing compares to a little media attention. Luckily, my already shining day became even brighter when fellow University Fashion Group officer Ronit Joselevitz posted a photo on my Facebook wall. A photo of what, you ask? Well, a photo of myself, of course! And not just any photo, but a style capture featured on College Fashionista’s Facebook page, reported to you by Joselevitz herself behind the tower at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Photos by Ronit Joselevitz

Color my narcissistic side green – not with envy, but a ripening passion for aesthetic pleasers. This wannabe Greek god, however, underwent a modern fixation: staring at a computer screen rather than reflections upon water. What’s better for the skin? I’m not sure, but hey, one can wear a facial mask whilst staring at both. At least I don’t have to worry about falling into a pond and ruining my hair and clothes.

When putting this ensemble together, I opted for a more Western approach – togas just aren’t my thing. My favorite part about this look is the shirt – I snagged it for a mere 5 Euro at a vintage store when I visited France over winter break. Although purchased in Paris, it screams “Wild, Wild West.” Pearl snaps, a criss-cross pattern of overlaying colors, and burgundy (gasp!) caught my attention. It slightly reminds me of a Georgia O’Keefe painting…not because I think it symbolizes female body parts, heaven forbid (as evidenced in her famous floral close-ups), but the range of colors put forth by a desert’s sunset.

Full Burgundy shoes

Shirt – Vintage

Jeans – Hot Topic

Shoes – Random German brand

Ring – Random cheap jewelry store by Union Square Park in NYC

Belt – Fossil

Bag – T.K. Maxx

What’s the lesson from this seemingly mythical tale? When you pass by a mirror, stop and look at yourself. It won’t hurt, I promise!

Yours truly,


27 thoughts on “When Narcissus Stares at Computer Screens

  1. TheGreatZambini says:

    I can`t say I`ve ever seen the Wild West theme looking elegant. More like old men with really ratty long beards and rattier clothes. Maybe I just need to take more cross country road trips, as all the other nicely dressed West Coasters stay on their Coast? I`m happily impressed with your version of the style, either way!

    • jonathanochart says:

      You just made my day! I agree, it can be difficult to balance the look without seeming campy, but I try…thanks for commenting!

  2. Pheebz says:

    Awesome! You’re almost famous! ;) Btw love your appreciation of TK Maxx – I’ve converted my father and he’s become addicted. He started parading around his new leather jackets on Skype last week pahaha!

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