1. Do you think there is an incompatibility between feminism and a love for fashion?
No, there's not. At least it shouldn't be. I have no time to follow all the posts from Feminist Fashion Bloggers, but a week ago or so I was delighted to read these two posts: FFB: Dressing as a Feminist by Veshoevius from The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe and Is This What A Feminist Looks Like? by Vintage Vixen. I can't say it better than these beautiful women did.
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've never wanted to have a blog which is strictly about fashion. Don't get me wrong, I love fashion, I love nice dresses, but I can't write about just one aspect of my life. I like to blog about books and movies, about art, about my family, about my hand-made projects. I like to write creative posts and even short stories. So I hope that all of my writing is projecting my thoughts and feelings, and you can see me through it.
3. With the fashion industry still being a male-dominated profession, how do you think it would differ if women played a larger role?
I don't think that it would change much. And honestly - I don't care whether the designer is male or female. I love clothes and I love good outfit ideas. I love both female ad male fashion. Fashion is fashion, art is art, music is music, no matter who creates it.
On the topic of the face of fasion industry - I don't think that it also's going to change, even if all of the designers were female.
4. How is your self-image and the way you carry yourself informed by your beliefs?
I dress the way I like, that's pretty much it.
I wear clothes I feel comfortable in. I know, lot's of fashion bloggers shares the belief that comfortable clothes is some kind of a fashion crime, but I can't disagree more. I am a fashion lover, but I'm not a fasion slave. I am a woman who has a lot of work every day, and I need to be able to feel good to achieve my goals. I am wearing heels, dresses, tights every day, but everything I wear makes me feel good, not the other way around. I buy nice shoes with heels, but each pair feels good on my feet. I'm wearing skirts and dresses in winter, but only if I feel warm in them.
I wear clothes I feel beautiful in. Sometimes I wear short skirts and I don't mind showing a little cleavage, because I love my legs and I love my breast. And I should have a right to dress the way I like.
I don't wear much leather (I've written about my thoughts on this matter in Fashion without mercy). That's it.
5. Do you think clothing/makeup/hair helps communicate the truth about yourself or are those things superfluous add-ons?
Yes, I do. And I don't think that it's good or bad, that's just the truth. I honestly don't like that we're still judging people by their appearances, but I don't know if there's any way to not do this. Appearances it just our covers but even the cover says something about the candy. I'm not talking about sizes or shapes now. Or even about dress scence. Even if this things don't matter to you (they don't matter to me - I'm all for self expression and being true to yourself in every way), you can still see the way person treats himself or herself. Even in basic questions, like clean and ironed clothes, clean hair, love or dislike of makeup etc.
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