Friday 28th July 2017
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Wednesday links

  • 15 hotels made famous in the movies that you can visit in real life. (Mental Floss)
  • Proenza Schouler cast three transgender models in their new lookbook. (The Cut)
  • The Smithsonian will mount an exhibit dedicated to the life and art of Marlene Dietrich. (Flavorwire)
  • These Dolce & Gabbana kitchen appliances are just beyond. (Elle)
  • And this is late, but still pretty good: tons of looks from NYC’s Easter Parade. (Gothamist)

 

Posted on April 19th, 2017 4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. c.w. says:

    I need not one kitchen appliance, but I did truly laugh out loud at the Dolce & Gabbana items.

  2. Viajera says:

    It’s never too late to look at hats. (I haven’t yet though bc it was taking too long to loud, I’ll have to catch them later.)

  3. Sue Henderson says:

    Although I feel it’s very important to support the transgendered, I do feel rather conflicted about the use of trans women, i.e. those who were formerly boys to model female clothing. It’s long been felt by many of us that designers, in particular men, and more to the point gay male designers, are reluctant to design for the typical female adult body, they have little regard for the female physique and in the past have used runway models who are teenagers and not fully formed. Far easier to design clothing that does not need to be encompass the ‘difficult’ female form with its breasts and hips. And here we seem to have the perfect solution: let’s not have the clothes modelled by women born female with all of their troublesome body issues, but rather boys by nature. I have no issues in acceptance of the transgendered and welcome th acceptance that we now have. However can we as women battling unrealistic body ideals in the world of fashion accept that our ideal form has moved on from adolescent girls to those who would otherwise be adolescent boys?

    • DeDe says:

      I get what you’re trying to say here. However, it’s important to note that not all trans women resemble those models in the least – none of the trans women I’ve personally known have looked anything like them, whether they had chosen to transition or not – so they are also being defined by a certain ‘look’ that is not realistic (or even necessarily desireable) for them. I get that the preference for boyish bodies has a different effect on those of us who are cis, but to me, the core issue is the need for greater representation of different types of women’s bodies in fashion as a whole, regardless of whether those women are cis or trans. All of us deserve clothing that fits us and makes us feel how we want to feel: beautiful, sexy, powerful, cute, comfortable – ourselves, as we are.