|urban outfitters leotard, alberta ferretti top, and plastic skirt from sketchy ebay fetish store|
|DIYed barrettes and collar from ebay|
|vintage 50's crown, spider brooch from ebay, and alberta ferretti top|
|alberta ferretti top, warrior goddess necklace from etsy, and vintage top from etsy|
|choker from etsy and ashish top from ebay|
A lot of the stuff we like unfortunately is often really problematic in terms of feminism and issues and things. Romance is not inherently sinister, but our obsessive preoccupation with frail, wispy images of women is perhaps. A lot of fashion images show passive women laying on beds, or contemplating their own melancholy in a mirror. How many barely veiled rip-offs of Millais' Ophelia are we going to see, people?! (It's really pretty painting though...and I like most of the editorials. See! It's hard.)
Trying to negotiate things we find beautiful but also acknowledge what's wrong with them is our constant struggle with fashion as a whole.