So much to say!!!! Sorry we've been away for a while. Last weekend we went to Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg. It is the clothing mecca for hipster types looking to trade clothes for even more ridiculous clothes. We both lugged huge bags of unwanted clothes to another burrow only to be met with a mass of angry hipsters trying to snatch our finds or cut us in line. It was not very fun to say the least. Upside: we both had some cool finds. Mattie with this dress of sheer awesomeness and Ryan with the purple sweater and never-ending shoulders.
Dress: Beacon's Closet
Bag: Phillip Lim
T-Shirt: Topshop Unique thrifted from Beacon's
Coat: Tommy Hilifiger
Sweater: Beacon's find
Lace pants I made last year
Sidenote: when Ryan stepped out on the street in this sweater three guys instantly started heckling and saying "mmm, ay baby I like your sweater" etc etc. Can we talk about how annoying this is?? What gives men the right to comment on our clothing, body, and appearance so openly in public? We don't say anything when they're fat or wearing pants that are too tight. Anyway, Mattie totally shut them up/put them in their place with some sass.
May we direct you to Arabelle of Fashion Pirates' post on tumblr from a couple days ago, expressing a similar frustration. I think this issue is something that most women have experienced/ deal with regularly, and mostly just have learned to accept and internalize as part of being a woman. Just another instance in our society where we are seen instead of heard. This is why I think it's important to talk back to these dudes, even if you feel scared or embarassed at first, or like you don't know what to say. They need to know that you have a voice, you are not a 2D image on a billboard, frozen and immobilized on a screen or inside a picture frame. And just because you're into fashion and wear something deemed "weird" or "outlandish" by most people, is not an invitation for commentary. The freedom to express our selves and our imaginations through clothing does not mean
we're "asking for it."
x Mattie & Ryan