everyone faded naomi remained & that’s why i’m starting to see her as #1 and tbh i heard a little gossip which i don’t think is shady to share: i heard that when she walks shows these days she is still always the first girl to line up when they’re all called. ukw? because she still loves it after all these years
In an age when many of us, if not most of us, are constantly struggling to accomplish everything, we’re often faced with the great challenge of what to do. Technological advances have, at first glance, made things easier but what if I told you they’ve also made things harder (Remember when we used…
People keep telling me that I “look good” for 30, or that I “don’t look” 30. I do, actually. This is what this looks like. Being young isn’t necessarily the same thing as looking good. That’s why poets refer to it as “youth AND beauty”. They’re not necessarily synonymous. You can be young and not be beautiful. And you can be beautiful and not be young. Just because I’m pretty much both doesn’t mean I’m under the misapprehension that they’re the same thing. I feel like like Gloria Steinem (sorry, I know…). This is what 30 looks like.
Aries: Ring The Alarm Taurus: Yes Gemini: Flaws And All Cancer: Me, Myself And I Leo: Ego Virgo: Run The World (Girls) Libra: Mine Scorpio: Partition Sagittarius: Standing On The Sun Capricorn: Superpower Aquarius: Ghost/Haunted Pisces: I Care
“These are women who have to fight to be included within the category ‘woman,’ in a way that is not dissimilar from the earlier struggles of black women and women of color who were assigned the gender female at birth.”—Angela Davis on trans women, from this talk (via kinkykinkshamer)
The temporality of Prada, and of fashion as a whole, is vital to Miuccia Prada’s method of working. Unlike comparative designers, there are relatively few obvious signifiers of Prada fashion – in the way that, say, Schiaparelli is associated with the padded shoulder, Lacroix with the poufed skirt, Dior with the cinched waist. Is there a single silhouette that Prada owns? A specific decorative device? No. But that isn’t a criticism. Miuccia Prada’s signature is psychological rather than physical. Her clothing is ultimately about discomfort – aesthetic, ideological, somewhat ephemeral. It is ephemeral because the ugliness Prada provokes with this season becomes the new beautiful. Her shifting aesthetics and erogenous zones influence fellow designers and mass-retailers, and sometimes have an impact across the larger realm of popular culture.
Prada’s championing of ugly can be seen as an expression of Susan Sontag’s ultimate Camp statement: it’s good because it’s awful. However, Prada is rarely Camp – and never sincerely Camp. That’s because there is an artfulness to the ugliness Prada shows us, an intellectual backbone. Her collections are never accidentally bad taste. Miuccia Prada knows exactly what she is doing – namely, upheaving our aesthetic axes, our idea of what constitutes ‘ugly’ and ‘beautiful’, on a six-month basis.