Several months ago a few of my male friends noted something strange on my clothes. They pointed to my shirt and asked, "Who is that?" I could only reply with, "What do you mean?" They asked again, this time specifically asking who the woman was on my shirt. I was baffled and gave a shrug. I don't know, how am I supposed to know? It's just a woman.
I gave it some thought and realized why it confused my male friends. Men don't have shirts with unknown males. If a man is to wear a shirt with another man's face - it's someone who is clearly recognizable as some sort of idol. Perhaps it's Randy Couture, John Cena or Iron Man. The point is - they know the man.
In my case, and perhaps in many women's cases, our clothing and accessories are riddled with mystery women. Sometimes a simple silhouette or an elaborate design. Where do these women come from? Are they purely idealized images of pseudo women rendered by artists? Or are they modelled after real women, maybe even inspired by? More importantly, why does women's fashion include unknown females? Aren't there enough inspirational women to brand on clothing and the like? Why don't we have images of famous and powerful women?
I know I wouldn't mind seeing shirts with Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai or maybe even Charlize Theron. I would much prefer recognizable role models plastered on my clothing than strange, made-up females. They have no name, no age, no biography - they're simply used as decorative images. This bothers me to think that something that appears so mundane, is in fact steeped in society's accepted norms of women as beautiful objects.
Then again, perhaps I'm an oddity and I'm attracted to clothing with mysterious women. Maybe I'm biased. Either way, it's something that's caused me to think about the bigger picture.
I recently finished reading Confessions of a Shopaholic which was lent to me among other Sophie Kinsella novels including, Gatecrasher, The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret.
I left Confessions of a Shopaholic to the very last since I had already seen the movie with Isla Fisher. I had no idea that the film had completely and utterly misrepresented the book. I mean, completely! I had enjoyed the movie but now that I have read the book, I will look at it differently.
So these are my confessions, describing the great injustice done to the novel. Let's just say that in some ways I'm glad I watched the movie first because otherwise I would have hated it. It is literally shocking how much the film differs from the book. What a tragedy. What I can't understand is why they decided to shift around the story so drastically?
Every now and then my curiosity gets to me and I watch a show about weddings. Maybe it's the societal pressure, maybe it's the fact every woman is indoctrinated as a girl to be overly excited about it or maybe it's the fact I'm in a long term relationship. Most likely it's a combination. Regardless of why I sometimes find myself watching a show about weddings or some aspect thereof. I've seen many shows on the subject and I'm ready to share what I think. I strongly believe that you cannot have an opinion about something until you know everything you can about it, otherwise it's an opinion born out of ignorance.
I'm going to be discussing Say Yes to the Dress.
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