I’ve blogged about clothes I’ve made for myself over the past few years, but haven’t invested in money to get nice pictures of them on me. More quietly, among people with whom I talk about my clothing designs, I’ve told them I was sure my designs would just as good on a woman as on me. In fact, I “half-joke” they’d look better on a woman than on me if I could find a better looking woman than I was a man. I say “half-joke” because I do believe it to be true, though it’s not like I don’t feel masculine in it. Quite the opposite, in fact, with that band collar and yoke, I feel like I’m in some sort of military uniform half the time! It just sounds like I’m talking about my men’s fashion designs for myself being cross-dressing material when I say I think it’d look good, if not better, than a woman.
In the past year, I became friends with a woman who can fit reasonably well into my clothes. Kaitlyn looked it and when we tried some coats on her, it fitted nicely. A little difference in the bust and hips, of course, but my fitted clothes had enough room to accommodate. Recently, she came over to do a photoshoot in my clothes, as I’m a photographer as well (new Instagram account), and this is the result. I don’t have great pictures to compare me to her in them, but I can guarantee you I don’t look anywhere near as good as she does as a person so you can take my word she looks better. Then just judge the clothes on a woman rather than on a man. I think you’ll agree with me. 🙂
Interestingly enough, these are the best pictures I have of my wardrobe… and they’re not on me. 🙂
Today was a great day for Canada as Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, introduced a gender-balanced Cabinet, and showed Canadians so many ways as to how his government will be different from anything we have seen before. However, one thing that had not changed, but could in a small way with big visibility, was the “fashion”, or lack thereof, of most of the male politicians. They practically all wore ties with the traditional and boring Windsor knot.
So here’s my suggestion. What if they were to wear the beautiful and distinctly visible Trinity Knot in the picture at right?
Did you know that 1 in 5 people is disabled?
Well, that depends on your definition of disabled. However, the rates are generally about 1 in 7 (14%, Canada) to 1 in 5 (20%, Scotland, US), among the range of definitions of disabled. Regardless, it’s a lot of people when you multiply that rate by the tens or hundreds of millions of people in a population.
And what do you think they wear?
Chúc mừng năm mới! from your Vietnamese blogger!
It is the Chinese year of the “yang” starting Feb 19 2015 to Feb 7 2016. You’ve probably heard it as the year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat, but that’s because in Mandarin, the word for all three and some other hoofed animals is “yang”. Additional descriptors to “yang” identify them more specifically.
There is an additional descriptor to the Chinese year and that’s an element. This year is the year of the Wooden yang. Things associated with wood are lucky for this year.
So what does this Chinese year hold for fashion?
Lately, I’ve been researching and collecting sources of fashion terminology, like dictionaries, but rather pictionaries because it’s easier to get what fashion items and details are by looking at them than reading a description of them.
Then I found out about the issuu.com site and the free books available there. Naturally, I went looking for fashion dictionaries of sorts, and I had no trouble finding some. Now I’m sharing, but by means of testing to see how they embed in WordPress with just a link. It works beautifully, as you can see below!
Among the gems I found is a dictionary that gave history and context to a lot of terms, rather than just a picture or description of what it is. I can find lots of sources for the latter, from infographics like on my Fashion Dictionary Pinterest board, to some books below. However, to fully appreciate a lot of things, knowing its history and background helps, and this first book below is wonderful! Enjoy!
Just a note. As you click on these books below, if you view them at full screen, just hit the Esc key to get back to regular screen.