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Photographer. Writer. 45yo Indo-Fijian Australian. Glam Feminist. Coconuts.

Friday, March 23, 2012

I'm a Skinny Chick...

...because nothing fits as good as skinny jeans... ha!  And that's not a truism.  I was merely being 'punny'.

I loathe that infamous statement by Kate Moss.  One of her "mottos". 
I see the beauty in all shapes and sizes so I don't think one body shape is more attractive than the next... but I very much dislike the notion that skinny is the epitome of attractiveness and that the pleasure of eating must be sacrificed to appease the pressure of being skinny.  I could go on and on about this issue, I do anyway every day.  The Skinny Myth. It's an epidemic.  And it must be cured. 

The main 'perk' of being a burlesque photographer (see links above) is photographing beautiful, graceful, sensual women of all shapes and sizes who are extremely comfortable in their own skin.  They own their insecurities and a lot of them have just said "f**k it. I don't care.  I love me so you better love me to." You may not think of burlesque as a femnist artform but it most certainly is a self empowering art.

Anyway... back to puddle mode...I have a collection of skinny jeans in lots of colours... cobalt, aqua-green, purple (as seen here), red, pink, yellow, orange and black....and I did wear the yellow pair and a super retro kickass flared pair (just to mix it up) but didn't find the time to photograph them. Oh well.

4 comments:

garakami said...

Oh man, you've still got it Dusk! It's been a year since I last visited my blog and the first person I see in my newsfeed is you :-*

I feel weird saying I miss you, but in spirit I truly do miss you! I miss being able to look at posts and comment, and I miss our banter lol.

Hope all's well!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, there you are - where have you been? Photographing and enjoying life no doubt. I do agree that we are all beautiful regardless of body shape and so forth. I do like the fact that you cpature Beauty. XX

Elle Enchanted said...

Looking beautiful as usual Dusk! I haven't been around in a while and it's nice to see your glowing face! I love colored jeans, though I haven't owned a pair since I out grew my aqua pair that I wore long before they became in style a year or too ago.

Veshoevius said...

Burlesque dance does seem to have a more forgiving dance culture in terms of celebrating a wider range of womanly shapes and sizes (like flamenco!)
Love your colourful jeans!