Thursday, November 19, 2015

the stella mccartney challenge

I participated in the Stella McCartney challenge. No, not the competition where you purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Stella McCartney commodities like these Sequined Patched Jeans that I would wear only to the dentist or the Falabella bag that I wish I had in every colour, for the only purpose of bequeathing them to my nieces and nephews. The end result of this challenge? It leads you to the proverbial Carrie Bradshaw Challenge where you ask Big to subsidize the Stella McCartney Challenge.

The S.M.C., in short, is going vegan. Here's how I survived three weeks of the highs and the lows, but mostly the lows.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

man up, have an opinion

When the Cut compiled a list of men to ask them how clothes make them feel, I was rather confounded. Are we allowed to have opinions on fashion because I have many valid arguments against white denim and sneaker wedges.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

fall 2015 labels to know: feminism

I am a feminist. I read Jezebel and Salon on a frequent basis and just last month I purchased a book called Men Explain Things to Me. My favourite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer which has many undertones of feminism and I think Girls is - more or less - continuing the discussion. My favourite fictional characters are Candace and Toni from Portlandia. They're a tad radical and it turns me on. I listen to 2 Brown Girl's podcast because feminism is inclusive.

I support pro-choice. I support accessibility to birth control. I support a woman's right to dress however she pleases without unwarranted cat calls. I want to see women in executive positions. I want men to just shut the fuck up when it's not their place.

After all that, I've been told I am still not a feminist.