“Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.”—Fashion is a Feminist Issue: Greta Christina
Apparently, sample of Marc Jacob’s Spring 2012 collection was stolen on transit to Paris. I don’t understand how they could have been stolen when there were 46 looks. Whoever stole it, if it really was theft, will definitely not be able to walk around the streets in pretty Marc Jacob’s candy-colour jackets and vinyl skirts without attracting attention. If this person, he or she, thought they could be the next Anna Dello Russo by wearing designer brand’s runway outfits, he/she better think again.
If I was to steal a chocolate bar because it was sitting at the counter looking all tasty, it’d be theft. Nobody would say but oh, look at the creamy picture on the packaging. It was taunting him. He had no choice. It was instinct. Impulse. Drives and desires beyond his control.
If I walked into some person’s home and said I lived there, I’d be arrested. Nobody would say to the owners that they should invest in curtains so that people couldn’t see how nice their house was so easily. Nobody would tell them that they were ‘asking for it’.
And if I beat a guy up because he was a loud mouth I’d be charged. Nobody would say oh but look at him, he’s a dick. He’s got gel in his hair and he’s wearing a shirt that says “How about a nice cup of shut the fuck up”. The dude is a wanker, he got what he deserved. More importantly, even if they did say that, it wouldn’t effect my charges.
But if a woman is wearing a short skirt then it will dramatically sway people’s opinions in a rape case. Was it cut above the knee? Was your waist showing? These are serious questions that will be asked in a court case.
“I have a sense of beauty. And that’s why I make the clothes. But this sense of beauty is something that is my own. It could be different from a general sense of beauty, what everyone else might think is beautiful, though. I don’t know. It is simply what I think is beautiful. It’s not something I should say in words.”—Junya Watanabe (via antevorta)
“There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”—Lord Henry, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (via paintmysilence)