FML.

Zara puts the “dirty” back into “dirty pretty things.”

Pockets!

One of my biggest complaints about women’s clothing is the godawful lack of pockets. My style in the last year has become decidedly more and more feminine, and I am really enjoying it. I am trying to figure out how to incorporate the more masculine or gender bending parts of my personality, and I am going to get my straight black hair shaved into a long mohawk in a couple days! I am really excited.

But one of the things I loved the most about wearing more gender neutral clothing was the pockets. Cargo pants, hoodies, no need for a fucking purse (although its probably my favorite accessory aesthetically)- I relished in the convenience, the practicality, the sheer genius. Women’s clothing usually has teeny, useless pockets that are meant for show. Sometimes its just a line of stitching and theres no actual pocket! You go to put your hand in there when you feel awkward and uncomfortable, and there is nowhere to hide!

However, I have recently discovered Zara brand clothing and I am so grateful for their beautiful, 50s-esque dresses and the fact that they have amazing pockets!

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Caged Birds of Paradise

Just saw Givenchy’s Fall 2011 Couture Collection and it is AH-MAY-ZING! Here’s my favorite.

You can see the whole collection here, on my favorito fashion blog.

This is the same designer of the collection I wrote about in this post.

Lee Alexander McQueen: Where Fantasy Meets Reality

Since before I started dabbling in the world of fashion, I knew Alexander McQueen’s name. I didn’t know much about him, or rather his brand, since he was known to family and close friends as Lee and not Alexander. I vaguely knew that he had committed suicide last year some time. In the last six months a number of tributes have been made to him in the form of museum showings, books and so on. Once I started following fashion more closely, I knew he was considered a genius and the originator of the armadillo-inspired boots frequently seen on Lady Gaga. People lauded him for his creativity and mourned his early, tragic death.

 

It wasnt until I watched this episode of Masters of Style that I learned more about his working class roots in London’s East End and how he used his collections to make controversial political statements.

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Nicki Minaj: Crazy sexy, but not sex kitten, style

The first time I ever heard of Nicki Minaj, my partner’s sister, L, ¬†showed us a home video of a woman, dressed all butch, clearly high or drunk, talking about a woman she had been with who had dumped her. People think that it was Nicki Minaj.

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