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by on December 8, 2011

Imagine if what happened 31 years ago today hadn’t happened. Imagine how much more we could have heard and learned from his discoveries and creations. Now imagine if he hadn’t recorded nearly everything he ever played – that would have been John Lennon‘s greatest tragedy. 

John Lennon understood the impact of his personal expression, he emanated his self in every medium and it magnified to the world. This of course includes his iconic self-made style that he continued to experiment with throughout life. Between originating the mop top with The Beatles, and metaphorically branding his own circle sunglasses just by wearing them, he wore radical yet polished clothing that suited his every moment; what would have been to come? His revolution was peace, and today on the sad anniversary of his unnecessary death, we reinforce his vision. We also get a glimpse at photos previously stored in the shoebox of his former lover, May Pang, released for the first time, today on Rock Paper Photo. So, like we did for George Harrison last week, put on any John Lennon song that moves you right now, and give peace a chance.

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Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.