zayn malik// lol u got some good shit huh//
zayn being cute in tulsa
I love this man.
This time around I’ve chosen the brave and bold way of going about things. Because with this album I’ve completely changed the sound of everything I’ve done until now. So it’s interesting to not be afraid of that.
(Source: taylorsvift)taylor swift// let's goooooooo//
fashion// this is so fucked up//
SO! Did Chanel’s S/S 2015 show ending make anyone else feel a little uncomfortable? A lot uncomfortable? Nothing at all?
Taking it to the streets is a time-honored French tradition. “I thought it was fun to make a demonstration about a subject I can very well adapt to,” he said. “My mother was a feminist, and I was brought up with a history of that.” Lagerfeld is fiendishly adept at such almost-throwaway statements, but the political subtext to his Chanel show today wasn’t a mirage. Women’s hard-won rights are newly threatened all over the world, from a Republican politician refusing to ratify the Violence Against Women Act in the U.S. to hard-line Islamists in the Middle East. “I don’t see why every human being is not on the same level,” said Lagerfeld, “especially in my business.” He was also thinking about the turbulent events of May 1968, when Paris took to the streets in one of the definitive popular protests of recent history. “There was an air of freedom I never felt before in Paris,” he recalled. “There was one line I loved: ‘It’s not allowed to tell people that things are not allowed.’ Today, everything is forbidden. Political correctness killed everything.”
From Harper’s Bazaar
If fashion can make the woman, Lagerfeld’s is as empowered as they come.
Really? That would mean that the most empowered woman are upper class mostly white females who can afford this type of luxury brand…so…that makes me feel really uncomfortable.
From The Guardian
Natasha Walter, author of Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism and founder ofWomen for Refugee Women, called the mock protest “quite amusing” but warned that using feminism as a trope could backfire. “It is great to see more young women engaging with feminist ideas all the way from talking about them on social media to actually getting active, but real change requires huge social, economic and political shifts. If people start thinking that feminism is suddenly fashionable, then the danger is that the next moment they will say it has fallen out of fashion,” she said. “There is a cynicism here – Lagerfeld is recognising that feminism has an energy at the moment, but is just using that to flog expensive clothes.”
She also noted that the women carrying “feminist placards” - one declared its carrier to be “Feminist But Feminine”, while another stated “Ladies first” – were mainly white, and uniformly beautiful and thin – an image that did little to dispel the idea “that we have some how failed if we don’t live up to that idea of beauty”.
Also from the same article:
“I don’t think this suddenly means Karl Lagerfeldhas renounced misogyny and embraced feminism, but I think we have to be positive about people wanting to talk about feminism, which has become such a part of popular culture that we are even seeing it in fashion shows,” she said. “I think we need to embrace anything that highlights the fact that women should be equal, but they aren’t.
“We live in a culture where young girls are scared of being identified as feminists, so anything that shows feminism isn’t this scary horrible thing run by man-hating women has to be a positive thing,” she said.
I’m all for creating a bigger platform to discuss how we can get today’s youth and past generations to engage in discussions and actions that would bring awareness and change to the gender discrimination we face today, but this show did make me feel a bit uneasy. I am in a business where there is little diversity and most of the people working -as models, as designers, as buyers- are predominantly white women and men who come from affluent backgrounds. I want there to be a greater feminist experience within the fashion industry and I want more fashion conversations to revolve around what we can do to challenge the current state of fashion (as this author does a really great job of detailing). Although the intent might have been a mix of wanting to shock but also excite the audience about the messages being told, I can’t help but focus on how strange it makes me feel to be reminded again that in this fashion world it’s mostly white affluent women fighting for the cause.
I definitely want to sit on this and keep reflecting back and would be interested to read more commentary as it flows in, but for now this is what I have.
god fucking bless this show// htgawm//
It was easy to get me to do this TV show. All the roles I’ve ever gotten, you’ve seen the roles I’ve gotten. They’ve been wonderful but so many of them have been downtrodden. They’ve been women who are pretty much asexual, they haven’t been realized, they have careers but no names. And all of a sudden I was given this opportunity to play someone sexy, mysterious, someone complicated. And it was a chance to use my craft. It was a chance to transform. It was a chance to surprise myself and the public. And I took it. - Viola Davis
this just confirms that i am in no way emotionally prepared for Taylor’s album like I am gonna have to take the day off work and lock myself in my bedroom with a pint of Ben and jerryshaylor// im a wreck rn tbh//
harry styles// so so sad abt there being so few pictures from this day// actual fashion icon//
what a fucking nerd im so in love// taylor swift//
There’s no album like a pre-sale album.