Too kewl 4 the papparazzi
Keith Haring-y eye shirt by UNIF, thrift polka-dot dress, telephone barrette, Houndstooth backpack from eBay
Today I'm in a good mood not only because I’ve started to do some blogging for The Huffington Post but because my inaugural column piece intertwines dressing like Lizzie McGuire, boys who love NPR, Portlandia, and lots of double standards. The post is entitled, “Do Fashion and High School Boys Mix?” I hope you’ll read it, because it means a lot to me!
This is a bit from it:
“….But just because I love dressing like I'm Lizzie McGuire with an injection of 1960's mod doesn't mean that society has the right to assume I am not interested in guy's opinions. Furthermore, just because I care about guy's opinions, doesn't make me any less of a feminist.
I think I'm just more idealistic. I imagine myself meeting a guy that thinks "that girl with the sushi earrings looks so intriguing, I bet she also has a dazzling personality to match!" But then I remember that most teenage boys I have encountered have little to no interest in watching Portlandia or my knowledge of pop art, or how I know exactly where and when all the good food carts in New York will be.
This causes me to wonder -- why is it that guys get so turned off by girls with their own sense of style? Is it a misogynist thing, that they can't handle being with girls who aren't subscribing to the conformist dress code set by the "popular" kids? Or is it something else? And then, if I want to go really into it like, WHAT EVEN ARE "NORMAL" CLOTHES? These are the kinds of questions that keep me up at night…..”
Also, since my last blog post, I have sold more Teen Angst shirts and made my first-ever international sale, to Isabel of Hipster Musings which is just extremely exciting to know that other people besides myself are excited about my project!
Those who purchase a shirt or bag get a seal of teen angst and also temporary tattoos or Hello Kitty silly bandz!!!
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