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Friday Fashion for Feminists

You may have noticed things around here have changed a bit. In addition to the design changes, I’m making Friday officially Fashion for Feminists day. Wednesdays will remain remix-related. I’m looking forward to tackling your “WTF do I wear as a feminist?” concerns.

This week I’m at SXSW in Austin, TX so here’s a look I pulled for working in an intense, informal but humid, male-dominated space.

 

She gets a little annoying with the whole dancing bit but I really appreciate the time and effort put into this how-to.

NOTE: Aren’t fashion and feminism antithetical? Fashion, dress and personal style have always been used to subvert gender performance. Does the industry promote a weird ideal of size 0 beauty? Of course. A model’s shoulders are extremely well-paid and walking hangers.

But fashion can be used for many a feminist purpose. We can use clothing and styling as a way to mess up and mock concepts of gender and sexuality and we can use it to develop a personal look or style that promotes our career goals.

I’ll be focusing on wearable, comfortable and practical looks that still have some personal punch. No sky-high heels. An occasional push-up bra and lots of leather c/o Judith Butler. I hope you enjoy!

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One thought on “Friday Fashion for Feminists

  1. girltuesday says:

    awesome. i love that you’re going to explore feminism and aesthetics as non-mutually exclusive concepts. i’ve always found it troublesome that women who care/are interested in fashion/design/aesthetics are somehow deemed to be “less serious” about their feminism. your observation about clothing as a means to subvert gender-conformance is spot on (witness students suspended from school/banned from prom for wearing benign gender-bending clothes, makeup). can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve! (no pun intended.)

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