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‘12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS‘

by Chilean-born, New York-based designer Sebastian Errazuriz.

The pieces reflects on the recollection of the artist’s personal and sexual relationships with former lovers, each of whom became the influence for a series of shoe sculptures. 
Each day, Errazuriz released one image of a new heeled design, completed by an accompanying photo of the footwear’s muse and a small, often explicit story about the duo’s escapades together.

’12 shoes for 12 shoes’ will exhibit at the pop-up shop of Brazilian shoe brand Melissa from December 6th, 2013 to January 6th, 2014 for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

chubbycartwheels:

#wcw My woman crush wednesday is Melissa McCarthy in this friggin’ amazing dress! Well I love her a lot of other times too but I love the color on her, her hair and makeup are fabulous and I love that she wears the dress vbl and all. #melisamccarthy #bodypositive #canihaveherasmybigsister

Finally! She’s not in something “flattering.” She needs to be less covered up more often.

The picture of a sunny day.: nitanahkohe: honestly i’ve always been what obnoxious misogynistic...

nitanahkohe:

honestly i’ve always been what obnoxious misogynistic people describe as a “girly girl” because my mother banned me from leaving the house without makeup when i turned 10 and raised me to take dressing well very seriously…for her it was cultural (being Southern) but it was also a class thing—she married down when she married my dad, and it was really important to her to convey to the general populace that she was still a “respectable lady”; she taught me to over-invest in clothing & accessories because even when people have no idea that the lights are off at home, they’ll think you are of a higher class than you are when they see you dressed well. hate on it as much as we like (and i do), dressing up (as in, dressing “stylishly” but also dressing UP a class than you are) gets you places—potential employers take you more seriously, you get treated better at school and at service institutions, and people who are higher up than you on the social ladder are more likely to befriend you (one of my mother’s cardinal rules: never underestimate the power of a friendship of convenience—social connections can get you almost anything if you work them right). i realize it sounds like some dumb period film about a poor servant girl working her way up the pyramid or whatever, but it’s the truth—people treat you better when you don’t have holes in your clothes and carry yourself well. 

all that said, i was never particularly fashion-obsessed. that all changed when i  started getting noticed in academia, because i realized that literally everyone was reading something into my body and my backstory. i’m one of those “underrepresented” students and i have a curvy figure, which pretty much sealed my fate. i’m “too hood for grad school” if i wear big earrings, i’m “militant” if i wear anything in a muted forest green, i’m a “drug dealer” if i wear nice jewelry, i’m “too rez for grad school” if i wear anything beaded, i’m “too sexy” if i wear anything fitted, i’m “too matronly” if i wear anything dowdy, i’m “lazy and unprofessional” if i wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes, etc etc etc. most of those are comments i’ve actually received. in the midst of all that, i’m also trying to find my way and assert my identity in what is a very hostile environment, where i see a lot of my “underrepresented” peers being swallowed up and spat back out into conveniently brown carbon copies of the same people that are attacking all of us. i’m determined to not let myself be a part of that, and i’m also trying to work thru all the internalized misogyny i learned as a child/young adult re: what a put-together woman is supposed to look like, as well as grow into myself and my own style.

it’s fucking exhausting.

so that’s how i got into fashion. i realized people are gonna read into me whatever the fuck they want, so i might as well wear what makes me feel happy and good about myself. i get nasty comments and harassment on the regular, but that’s just part of being me in this place, and i’m learning to be a bitch about it (in a good way). if you take a look around university campuses, you’ll see that overwhelmingly, the faculty of color (particularly women) are pretty much always dressed on point, and usually have managed to work in day-to-day stylistic elements that represent their cultural identity. so that’s who i’ve decided to take my cue from, and one of the major reasons why i love Native fashion so much—i feel like in order to just survive this institution and the soul-grinding that is being a Native woman in academia, i *have* to dress well for others, but i’m not gonna sacrifice my personal style or cultural heritage in the process. gross comments aside, i AM too militant, too sexy, too rez, for grad school, and i’m proud of it! :)

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hope you girls get some fab clothes 

with love and good deals,

LYNN

Thanks! I got some cute things with the second code!

The delightful Kriss Abigail has done it again. This preview photo is amazing, and I can’t wait for the rest of the set. We shot nearly my entire collection, and Kriss’s eye for detail has me looking fabulous.

Posing for Kriss has given me a peek into the modeling world and how photo shoots really work. These photos are not real life. They are a creation. They are the result of hours of primping and lighting adjustments and uncomfortable poses and hundreds of frames and photoshop. It’s beautiful, but it’s not natural. And now I see every photo for what it really is because I’ve peeked behind the curtain of this illusion and seen how its made.

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