ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jessi Arrington - Designer
Jessi Arrington is a color-loving designer based in Brooklyn.

Why you should listen

Jessi Arrington is a founder and owner of WORKSHOP, a designer firm in Brooklyn. Her favorite color is rainbow and her default answer is YES. She’s taught Design Fundamentals at Touro College and given guest lectures at NYU; she's a board member of AIGA/NY. Before co-founding WORKSHOP, she carried out branding for Brooklyn Brewery, Tomato Records and Lion Brand Yarn under the direction of Milton Glaser. She makes a hobby of wearing nothing new (except undies).

She blogs at LuckySoAndSo.com about design, consumption and color.

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TEDActive 2011

Jessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new

Jessi Arrington: Nuwe klere dra? Nog nooit nie!

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Jessie Arrington, ’n ontwerper, het net sewe stelle onderklere vir TED gepak en die res van haar klere in tweedehandse klerewinkels rondom Los Angeles gekoop. ’n Kleurvolle kreatiewe oefening in bewuste verbruik.
- Designer
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I'm JessiJessi, and this is my suitcaseTas.
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But before I showWys you what I've got insidebinne,
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I'm going to make a very publicopenbare confessionbelydenis,
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moet ek eers bieg.
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and that is,
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Julle sien,
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I'm outfit-obsessedklere-'n obsessie.
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ek is versot op klere.
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I love findingbevinding, wearingdra,
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Ek is mal oor vind en dra,
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and more recentlyonlangs,
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en deesdae
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photographingfotografeer and bloggingblogging
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neem ek ook foto's van en blog oor
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a differentverskillende, colorfulkleurvolle, crazygek outfitklere
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’n kleurvolle, maltrap uitrusting
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for everyelke singleenkele occasiongeleentheid.
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vir elke geleentheid.
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But I don't buykoop anything newnuwe.
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Maar ek koop niks nuut nie.
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I get all my clothesklere secondhandtweedehandse
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Ek koop al my klere tweedehands,
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from fleavlooi marketsmarkte and thriftseepienk storeswinkels.
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by vlooimarkte en afslagwinkels.
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AwwAW, thank you.
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Ag, baie dankie.
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SecondhandTweedehandse shoppingInkopies
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Om tweedehandse klere te koop
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allowslaat me to reduceverminder the impactimpak
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help om die impak
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my wardrobeklerekas has on the environmentomgewing
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wat my klerekas op die omgewing
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and on my walletBeursie.
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en op my beursie het, te verminder.
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I get to meetOntmoet all kindssoorte of great people;
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Ek ontmoet allerhande fantastiese mense;
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my dollarsdollars usuallygewoonlik go to a good causeoorsaak;
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my geld ondersteun meestal ’n goeie doel;
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I look prettymooi uniqueunieke;
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ek lyk beslis uniek;
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and it makesfabrikate shoppingInkopies like my owneie personalpersoonlike treasureskat huntjag.
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en inkopies-doen is soos
my persoonlike skattejag.
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I mean, what am I going to find todayvandag?
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Ek bedoel, wat gaan ek vandag vind?
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Is it going to be my sizegrootte?
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Gaan dit my pas?
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Will I like the colorkleur?
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Sal ek van die kleur hou?
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Will it be underonder $20?
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Sal dit minder as $20 wees?
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If all the answersantwoorde are yes,
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As al die antwoorde ja is,
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I feel as thoughalhoewel I've wonwon.
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voel dit asof ek gewen het.
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I want to get back to my suitcaseTas
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Maar ek wil nou vir julle vertel
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and tell you what I packedgepakte
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wat ek in my tas gepak het
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for this excitingopwindend weekweek here at TEDTED.
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om vir ’n week na TED te kom.
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I mean, what does somebodyiemand with all these outfitsuitrustings bringbring with her?
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Wat bring iemand
met so baie uitrustings saam?
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So I'm going to showWys you exactlypresies what I broughtgebring.
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Ek sal julle presies wys.
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I broughtgebring sevensewe pairspare of underpantsunderpants
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Ek het sewe pare broekies gebring
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and that's it.
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en dis al.
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ExactlyPresies one week'sweek se worthdie moeite werd of undiesundies
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Net genoeg onderklere vir een week
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is all I put in my suitcaseTas.
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is al wat ek in my tas gebring het.
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I was bettingweddery that I'd be ablestaat to find
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Ek't gedink dat ek
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everything elseanders I could possiblemoontlik want to weardra
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enigiets anders wat ek miskien wil dra
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oncekeer I got here to PalmPalm SpringsSprings.
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hier in Palm Springs sal kan kry.
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And sinceaangesien you don't know me
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Aangesien ek nie hier
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as the womanvrou walkingloop around TEDTED in her underwearonderklere --
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by TED in my onderklere rondloop nie --
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(LaughterLag)
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(Gelag)
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that meansbeteken I foundgevind a fewpaar things.
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beteken dit ek't ’n paar goed gekry.
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And I'd really love to showWys you my week'sweek se worthdie moeite werd of outfitsuitrustings right now.
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So ek wil julle graag wys
my week se uitrustings lyk.
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Does that soundklink good?
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Hoe klink dit?
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(ApplauseApplous)
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(Applous)
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So as I do this,
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So terwyl ek dit doen
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I'm alsoook going to tell you a fewpaar of the life lessonslesse
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gaan ek julle ’n paar lewenslesse vertel
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that, believe it or not, I have pickedopgetel up
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wat ek geleer het, glo dit of nie,
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in these adventuresavonture wearingdra nothing newnuwe.
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te midde van hierdie
niks-nuut-dra avonture.
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So let's startbegin with SundaySondag.
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Kom ons begin by Sondag.
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I call this "ShinyBlink TigerTiger."
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Ek noem dit 'Blink Tier.'
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You do not have to spendspandeer a lot of moneygeld to look great.
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Jy hoef nie baie te spandeer
om goed te lyk nie.
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You can almostbyna always look phenomenalfenomenale for underonder $50.
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Dis amper altyd moontlik
om vir minder as $50 asemrowend te lyk.
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This wholehele outfitklere, includingInsluitend the jacketbaadjie,
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Hierdie uitrusting, met die baadjie,
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costkoste me $55,
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het my $55 gekos.
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and it was the mostdie meeste expensiveduur thing
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En dit was die duurste item
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that I woregedra the entirehele weekweek.
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vir die week.
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MondayMaandag: ColorKleur is powerfulkragtige.
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Maandag: Kleur het krag.
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It is almostbyna physiologicallyFisiologies impossibleonmoontlik
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Dis net eenvoudig nie moontlik
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to be in a badslegte moodbui when you're wearingdra brighthelder redrooi pantsbroek.
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om in ’n slegte bui te wees
wanneer jy ’n helderrooi broek dra nie.
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(LaughterLag)
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(Gelag)
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If you are happygelukkig,
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’n Gelukkige luim
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you are going to attracttrek other happygelukkig people to you.
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trek ander gelukkige mense na jou.
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TuesdayDinsdag:
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Dinsdag:
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FittingWatertoebehore in is way overratedoverrated.
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Om in te pas is overrated.
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I've spentspandeer a wholehele lot of my life
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Ek't my hele lewe lank probeer
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tryingprobeer to be myselfmyself
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om myself te wees
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and at the samedieselfde time fitpas in.
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en terselfde tyd in te pas.
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Just be who you are.
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Wees net jouself.
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If you are surroundingomliggende yourselfjouself with the right people,
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Die regte mense
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they will not only get it,
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sal dit nie net aanvaar nie,
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they will appreciatewaardeer it.
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hulle sal dit ook waardeer.
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WednesdayWoensdag:
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Woensdag:
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EmbraceOmhels your innerinnerlike childkind.
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Probeer om jou innerlike kind te aanvaar.
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SometimesSoms people tell me
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Mense vertel my partykeer
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that I look like I'm playingspeel dress-uprok-up,
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dat dit lyk of ek vir ’n tema aantrek
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or that I remindherinner them of theirhulle seven-year-oldsewe-jaar-oue.
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of dat ek hulle
aan hul sewe-jarige herinner.
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I like to smileglimlag
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Dan glimlag ek
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and say, "Thank you."
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en bedank hulle.
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ThursdayDonderdag:
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Donderdag:
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ConfidenceVertroue is keysleutel.
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Selfvertroue is deurslaggewend.
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If you think you look good in something,
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As jy dink jy lyk goed in iets,
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you almostbyna certainlyverseker do.
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dan is die kanse goed daarvoor.
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And if you don't think you look good in something,
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As jy dink jy lyk nie goed in iets nie,
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you're alsoook probablywaarskynlik right.
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is die kanse goed dat jy reg is.
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I grewgegroei up with a momma who taughtgeleer me this day-indag-in and day-outdag-uit.
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My ma het dit elke dag benadruk.
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But it wasn'twas nie untiltotdat I turneddraai 30
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Eers na my dertigste verjaarsdag
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that I really got what this meantbedoel.
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het ek regtig verstaan wat dit beteken.
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And I'm going to breakbreek it down for you for just a secondtweede.
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Laat ek gou vir julle vertel hoe dit werk.
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If you believe you're a beautifulpragtige personpersoon
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As jy dink jy's ’n mooi persoon,
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insidebinne and out,
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binne en buite,
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there is no look that you can't pulltrek off.
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dan sal jy goed lyk en voel
in enige uitrusting.
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So there is no excuseverskoning for any of us here in this audiencegehoor.
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Niemand hier het ’n verskoning nie.
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We should be ablestaat to rockrots anything we want to rockrots.
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Ons almal behoort te kan dra
net wat ons wil.
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Thank you.
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Dankie.
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(ApplauseApplous)
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(Applous)
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FridayVrydag: A universaluniversele truthwaarheid -- fivevyf wordswoorde for you:
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Vrydag: ’n Universele waarheid in vyf woorde:
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GoldGoud sequinssequins go with everything.
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Goue blinkers pas by alles.
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And finallyuiteindelik, SaturdaySaterdag:
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Eindelik, Saterdag.
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DevelopingOntwikkeling van your owneie uniqueunieke personalpersoonlike stylestyl
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’n Unieke persoonlike styl
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is a really great way to tell the worldwêreld something about you
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is die beste manier om jouself woordeloos
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withoutsonder havingmet to say a wordwoord.
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aan die die wêreld te bemark.
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It's been provenbewys to me time and time again
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Dis herhaaldelik aan my bewys
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as people have walkedgestap up to me this weekweek
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toe mense my hierdie week genader het
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simplyeenvoudig because of what I'm wearingdra,
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bloot op grond van my uitrusting.
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and we'veons het had great conversationsgesprekke.
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En ons't lekker gesels.
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So obviouslynatuurlik this is not all going to fitpas
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Ek sal nie alles wat ek gekoop het
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back in my tinyklein suitcaseTas.
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in my tas kan pas nie.
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So before I go home to BrooklynBrooklyn,
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So voordat ek teruggaan Brooklyn toe,
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I'm going to donateskenk everything back.
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gaan ek alles terug skenk.
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Because the lessonles I'm tryingprobeer to learnleer myselfmyself this weekweek
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Die les wat ek myself
hierdie week probeer leer
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is that it's okay to let go.
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is dat dit oukei is om dinge te laat gaan.
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I don't need to get emotionallyemosioneel attachedaangeheg to these things
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Ek hoef nie te geheg
aan die goed te raak nie:
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because around the cornerhoek,
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iewers om die draai
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there is always going to be
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sal daar altyd
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another'n ander crazygek, colorfulkleurvolle,
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nog ’n kleurvolle, maltrap
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shinyblink outfitklere
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blink uitrusting wees
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just waitingwag for me,
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wat net vir my wag,
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if I put a little love in my hearthart and look.
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as ek net met ’n bietjie liefde
in my hart daarvoor soek.
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Thank you very much.
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Baie dankie.
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(ApplauseApplous)
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(Applous)
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Thank you.
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Baie dankie.
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(ApplauseApplous)
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(Applous)
Translated by Joy-Mari Cloete
Reviewed by Christiaan Crafford

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jessi Arrington - Designer
Jessi Arrington is a color-loving designer based in Brooklyn.

Why you should listen

Jessi Arrington is a founder and owner of WORKSHOP, a designer firm in Brooklyn. Her favorite color is rainbow and her default answer is YES. She’s taught Design Fundamentals at Touro College and given guest lectures at NYU; she's a board member of AIGA/NY. Before co-founding WORKSHOP, she carried out branding for Brooklyn Brewery, Tomato Records and Lion Brand Yarn under the direction of Milton Glaser. She makes a hobby of wearing nothing new (except undies).

She blogs at LuckySoAndSo.com about design, consumption and color.

More profile about the speaker
Jessi Arrington | Speaker | TED.com