The Brown Sugar Girl

Don't sugar-coat your style

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 (via tinybows)(via femmesandfamily)(via lakrymosa)

I’ve always believed fashion was a noble art but felt constantly guilty about my interest in it. Now I understand better why they made me feel that way.

(via theworldaccordingtoeg)

I watched Some Like It Hot again yesterday (for the twentieth time maybe). I love this movie and I love how I see new details and understand new meanings every time I watch it.

I’m sure everyone who’s ever watched that movie noticed how progressive it is. Can you imagine two of the most famous actors today dressing up as women and playing women for the most part of a two-hour movie? I can’t. It’s funny how men could dress up as women in a 1950s film and that would be perfectly accepted - and how today this would be such a huge risk for an actor’s career to play a woman in a movie.

I think it’s very interesting how men are portayed as the “weaker sex” in this movie. They’re awkward and clueless and seem to only understand what it feels to be a woman when they have to pass for two women in order to hide from Chicago gangsters. Even though it’s a big fat comedy, the subject is handled with subtlety - something a contemporary version of Some Like It Hot would certainly - sadly - fail to do.

(Source: misterpinkman)

Alanis Morissette

—Hand In My Pocket

I’m broke but I’m happy. Mood of the day.

So I watched Drive (about a million years after everybody else) mostly because RYAN GOSLING. I loved the music, but I still don’t know what to make of the movie. Or even Gosling’s performance.
But still, that scene in the elevator was so gripping and heartbreaking. One of the few moments in the movie when the actors actually made me feel something.

So I watched Drive (about a million years after everybody else) mostly because RYAN GOSLING. I loved the music, but I still don’t know what to make of the movie. Or even Gosling’s performance.

But still, that scene in the elevator was so gripping and heartbreaking. One of the few moments in the movie when the actors actually made me feel something.

Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx

—Nightcall

I just drive. Mood of the day.

I’m giving you a night call to tell you how I feel
I want to drive you through the night, down the hills
I’m gonna tell you something you don’t want to hear
I’m gonna show you where it’s dark, but have no fear
There something inside you
It’s hard to explain
They’re talking about you boy
But you’re still the same”

5 WAYS GAME OF THRONES CHANGED MY LIFE.

Drawings I made for my other blog… because it’s Game of Thrones appreciation day!

*a minute of silence for the end of GoT Season 2*

alimarko:

archace:

de—profundis:

[gifs from Legally Blonde:

1. elle: “i feel comfortable using legal jargon in everyday life.”

2. a man whistles at elle.

3. elle: “i object!”

4. elle smiles for the camera]

mortallyfoolish:

Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model

You know what? Yeah to this. Yes, yes, and yes. (Except she isn’t my favorite, she’s just better than I originally thought.)

(Source: jasonnywithnochance)

Garance Doré and Scott Schuman in New York.

Garance Doré and Scott Schuman in New York.