This time I’m gonna keep me all to myself.

Bjork’s Pagan Poetry song and video means a lot to me. There’s a lot of symbolism going on, but it matters nothing to me. To me, the song, especially combined with the video is about finding a love, a secret pleasure so good, so pure, she will keep it all to herself. But not an external love in the shape of a person. She found it in the darkest part of herself. It’s scary but […]

body

Let’s get this out of the way first; I am a white, slim, naturally blonde girl, I am petite; I am in the privileged class of what is our society’s collective beauty standards. But I’ve been a teen and a girl, so yeah, I’ve had body issues. Let me tell you my personal story, because I believe in sharing stories and connecting. But this story is personal and comes from a place of privilege. Share […]

COLOR colours

One tumblr writing prompt I got was to write about colours. First of all, duh, why didn’t I think of this, and second of all YES PERFECT THANK YOU. You have definitely noticed I love colour. I love colour so much I did my bachelor paper on it for art school (combined with Entfremdung, another fave subject of mine – the link’s Dutch, sorry). I didn’t realise this love for a long time though, but […]

Kimono Hime

Kimono Hime is a magazine that features a style of kimono mixed with contemporary accessories such as high heels, giant fluffy earmuffs, shawls etc. In doing so it breaks the rules of wearing kimono but, maybe because the art of wearing kimono are so incredibly vast, intricate and thus daunting, this technically incorrect way of styling of Kimono Hime has been partially responsible for a resurge in wearing kimono in Japan and it’s an beautiful […]

Antifeminist frills

Ed Meadham Kirchoff about the SS12 collection of Meadham Kirchhoff: “Something that’s lovely and sweet and antifeminist -about taking all the things that little girls are taught are beautiful and pretty from and early age- and destroying and celebrating them at the same time” (via vogue.com) The girly and hyper feminine, soft aesthetic is something I obviously have undying love for as my years of fashion exploits have taught me, but how do I combine […]

Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than merely to keep us warm.

After a recent Virginia Woolf-googling mania (as one should have frequently) I came across this bit of Orlando which sums up one of the main reasons why it’s one of my favourite books of all time. Not only is it witty and beautifully written, it also poses some really valid questions throughout. And this is but one tiny bit of it… “Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than merely […]