March 25, 2011

Friend Friday: Feminism

1. Do you think there is an incapability between feminism and a love for fashion?
I think you can still be a feminist and love fashion. Fashion is all about expressing who you are and as a woman why not express who you are through your clothes. Being a feminist is all about empowering yourself and I think clothes can really do that whether is expressing your sexuality through your clothing or expressing your individuality. Or rebeling against fashion the end it's still fashion and it's still clothes.

2. There is more to each of us than a love for fashion, how do you incorporate every aspect of yourself into your blog?
I like to incorporate my quarks and other things I like other then fashion. Whether it's baking (I am not the stay in the kitchen type but I do enjoy baking and craftying) or sharing a moment with my readers I try to incorporate a bit of myself in my post. I like to do outfit post but I also like talking about other things besides my outfits in that particular post, whether it's what I did that day so that my readers get an idea of how I spend my days or what I like to do or what is going on in my personal life, I want to share myself and life with them. If your a blogger I feel like you should be more personal and show another side of you besides just your love for fashion. Also I think Friend Friday is a good way to explore the depths of our in workings. To find out what we think about on different topics even if they revolve around fashion topics.

3. With the fashion industry still being a male-dominated profession, how do you think it would differ if women played a larger role?
Isn't most jobs still considered a "male-dominated profession?" And honestly when I think of the fashion biz sure I think of the male designers: Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, etc. but I also think of strong woman like Anna Wintour, Diane Von Furstenberg, Robbie Meyers, etc. I think these woman already play a large role in the fashion industry. You can't think of fashion without thinking of Vogue which then of course you think of Anna Wintour. I'm sure many people think of Anna Wintour as a "bitch" but I think in a world that is "male dominated" that you have to be a strong woman. That you need to know how to say No and put your foot down when needed otherwise where is it going to get you?

4. How is your self-image and the way you carry yourself informed by your beliefs?
I think woman should be independent, love themselves, and know who they really are. If you know who you are and love yourself then you won't care what other people think and you need to love yourself before anyone can ever love you. I try to carry myself as a strong independent woman, yes I have a bf, but I don't rely on him for everything. That is not how I was raised or do I believe how any woman should be raised. No man (or woman) makes you who you are and you don't need anyone to fulfill yourself. I carry myself with respect for my ownself. I never try to put myself down, no matter what.

5. Do you think clothing/makeup/hair helps communicate the truth about yourself or are those things superfluous add-ons?
I think clothes can help communicate who you are. I believe if your an individual then you'll have your individual style same with make-up and hair. Woman tend to hide behind their make-up but then there are woman who use it as an art, who individualize themselves through these things. I mean sure these can be add ons but it just depends on the person and the intend behind it. I like to think that my clothes, make up and hair helps defind my individuality.

1 comment so far

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my FBFF post! Thoughtful answers on yours. I agree it's nice to get to know one another by sharing pieces of our regular life on our blogs. I enjoyed your comments on makeup, and using it "as an art" instead of something to hide behind.


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