Monday, April 19, 2010

Number Forty-One

Probably the greatest thing that I've gotten out of The One Hundred is that being stylish isn't always about clothes.  Sometimes it's about having everyday things like an iPod.  Yes, you read that correctly, an iPod - Number Forty-one is something that every stylish woman should have.  Do I have one?  Yes!  Granted, it's a dinosaur - 3rd generation, 80G, and I've had it since 2007.  Do I want a new one? Yes! and rest assured, the day mine breaks, I will go out and purchase a new one.  While I love my iPod, I do have to wonder why it is necessary for the sake of style.  Ms. Garcia doesn't really give a reason why, just that it is a utilitarian object that we've all come to know and love and is immediately identifable by the white earbuds.  Frankly, I hate the earbuds and think it's probably the worst designed item Apple has ever made.  In my humble opinion and feel free to disagree, but if the iPod had to stand on the earbuds alone, Apple would be broke!

After giving it some thought, I came to the conclusion that the iPod is one of The One Hundred because just like clothes, music has style.  However, unlike your outward style, your personal music style can be more eclectic and free; you can take risks with music that you can't take with clothes, hairstyles, or make-up. You can listen to classic country and never wear or own cowboy boots.  You can love rap and never wear, well...whatever it is rappers wear.  I love music; just about the same as I love clothes.  I take bigger risks with music and the iPod has certainly given me that freedom so...I get it!  The iPod is stylish, should be owned by a stylish woman, and most definitely needed in The One Hundred.  2 down, 98 to go.


D. M. Penrose said...

This is great, but I love the ear buds ... I think they are iconic, maybe I am just a dork.

Linda Fredericks said...

Does a Philips brand MP3 with black earbuds count? Probably not.