Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photos of Inspiration

I am sorry I have been such a negligent blogger lately. I will try to get back in the game!






Friday, March 13, 2009

I Liked It: Miley's Princess Dress & More

This is kind of two months ago, but whatever. Godamn, Oscar fashion is boring. I have already done a post or two about how the rise of the Hollywood stylist has effectively killed whatever creativity or originality that the Oscars once had, so I guess it's no surprise Miley, in her much-panned glittery fairy princess dress, didn't use one and is one of the few people who did not wear a draped satin strapless dress. Her dress, aside from being beautifully made and insane, just seems so appropriate for a teenager at the sparkliest place on earth, and is so much more interesting than this.

I also appreciate Beyonce's outfit, which everyone hated on the basis that it was "tacky." In case no one noticed, the Oscars are tacky. It's a bunch of overpaid, botoxed, talentless hacks (I'm looking at you, Martin Scorsese) congratulating themselves on a stage that looks like this. I like Beyonce because she always keeps it real and consistent. She would never wear something lank and blah; she is all about the statuesque, the glamour, and the rejection of trends in favor of highlighting her own considerable assets. To me, Beyonce always looks worthy of walking the red carpet, and like a glam movie star of olde instead of some girl shoved in something classy and "appropriate."

In conclusion, if I ever get invited to the Oscars, which probably I will pretty soon, I'm going to have monkey butlers in golden tuxedos carrying my 700-pound cape with a scenic tapestry on it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Inspiration: Vintage Feminists

Some of the "First Wavers." That's Emma Goldman's mugshot and portrait. I can only imagine what it must have been like to be so actively political for a woman in the Victorian era!

And "Second Wavers" of the 60's and 70's. Oh man, I love all the portraits of the fist-pumping and whatnot, especially the one of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes. Of course, let's not forget the Equal Rights Amendment, which was a big focus of the feminists at that time, never got passed.

Of course the Susan B. Anthony dollar was issued in the 70's, one of the only time periods in which "feminist" wasn't considered such a dirty word:

So, it's Woman's History Month or something, and let us not forget the women who risked their lives to get us where we are today. And also, let's not disgrace their honor by referring to the world we live in as "post-feminist" as if feminism ended because everything was taken care of and all its goals were met, dudes. Clearly has not happened and will never happen as long as people reject feminism.