Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boy. Girl. Boy girl? Girl boy?

Found this great video of a round table discussion between a group of gay and straight identified men;
on their definition of masculinity and femininity and how it applies to todays society.

I loved all the points of views that each person brought to the table and their honesty really helped open my eyes to the gender issues men face in society and how fashion takes a crucial part in their treatment.
Can't wait till they hold a discussion between a group of women!


Round Table : Androgyny from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.



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Friday, October 21, 2011

Let them eat cake! And cream puffs, and chicken skewers and mini brownies and...

Last night,
the wifey and I attended the 2011 Legacy Awards at the Directors Guild Of America in Los Angeles.
The Legacy Project works with the UCLA Film & Television archive program in the preservation of LGBT moving images.
The ceremony was hosted by the ever outlandish and talented Jennifer Lewis.
An amazing entertainer who worked the crowd so hard,
there was a point where my still body managed to start sweating as if it had just ran at a track meet.
Oh,
and I did I fail to mention she worked me while wearing a yellow robe with the title "Diva" sewn onto the back?
Yes.
That happened.
Jennifer Lewis, you win.

The event went on to award director/choreographer Adam Shankman
and the Lifetime channel for their achievements and dedicated work to the LGBT community.

It really was such a beautiful night
and the wifey and I felt so honored to be a part of it all.
Now,
in all seriousness,
let's talk about what we wore!!!


We had ourselves a little photo shoot on the stairway of our apartment building.
We thought it'd be a great way to remember our first awards ceremony.
Here we are,
feeling like a million bucks
and walking down the graffiti-ed stairway that leads us to the tiny two-bedroom
we call home.
True Dime Store Diamonds.
Black suit. Express.
Black Dress shoes. Aldo Shoes.
Vintage tie. A gift from a friend.
Antique Pin. A gift from Adrian.
Glasses. Express.


The dress!!!
A recreated vintage piece handmade by the lovely Carrie Diaz of Swift Vintage in Burbank.

I wasn't sure what look I wanted to go for at this event.
I was torn between classic vintage or something funky and loud.
This dress managed to marry those two ideas and make me feel like a Goddess.
Paired with a pair of Pink vintage heels (thrifted)
and sans jewelery because I thought the dress needed to stand on its own.
And it did.


Let's be real.
Aldo and I ate everything in sight.
Everything.
Apparently,
classy events mean:
a bunch of free food that no one is going to eat because they're too busy looking good and feeling skinny.
Thank the bees for Aldo and I.
Cause someone had to eat the food.
And we're always happy to sacrifice our waistlines for some oral deliciousness.

The Wifey Vs. The Cream Puff.
Guess who won.



Leopard bow tie!!!!





So, when Aldo and I got there,
I managed to ruin our "red carpet" moment by asking one of the volunteers where the entrance was.
In my mind,
I figured they would point us along the direction of the red carpet,
because that would make sense,
but instead the volunteer replied "oh, just go through this door"
and like little rejects we managed to walk BEHIND the red carpet.
But you know what,
I bet no one has ever looked that good behind the red carpet.
Just sayin.
Aldo giving me attitude over the fact that I made him walk behind the red carpet.
Brat.



On our way out, we turned the red carpet into a photo shoot opportunity.
I don't know who this man is, but clearly he wanted in.
And we looked danm good doing it.


The wifey looking sharp at a local Thai restaurant by our place.
Because,
you know,
we didn't eat enough food at the event.



Dear Legacy awards, Cream Puff girl, Carrie Diaz, the wifey and all who helped create last nights event,
thank you.
You made me feel oh,
so pretty.


To support and find out more information on the Legacy Project click HERE.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Finally.

Stumbled upon this little gem:



A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "


Exactly.
Thank you Delphine Fieberg.