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1. Do you think there is an incapability between feminism and a love for fashion?
Honestly, I can’t really say yes or no. With the traditional feminist, it’s difficult to see how traditional fashion could work together, but I’ve seen it done on many blogs before, and it’s not a bad thing!
2. There is more to each of us than a love for fashion, how do you incorporate every aspect of yourself into your blog?
I post as myself, in clothes that I wear on a daily basis. My outfits may not be 100% blog worthy, but it’s who I am. No sense in lying, thats just plain old not fun.
3. With the fashion industry still being a male-dominated profession, how do you think it would differ if women played a larger role?
Hard to say. I believe there would be much more competition than there already is, as women are much more competitive creatures than men (secretly, of course).
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4. How is your self-image and the way you carry yourself informed by your beliefs?
I have newly found self confidence, and that transposes into my self-image and the way I carry myself. I believe that I am just as good as everyone else out there, and I will prove it if I have to.
5. Do you think clothing/makeup/hair helps communicate the truth about yourself or are those things superfluous add-ons?
I really think it helps to communicate the truth about myself. I feel this way because I have worked in a mostly male dominated profession since College. There have been many times where I’ve had to prove my worth against a stronger, what may look like a more experienced male during a call. Being one out of a three women on a 50 person call is very difficult, no matter how you look at it. And can I tell you the extents that we would go through to make ourselves utterly unattractive just so that we could get our jobs done? Can you say three sports bras to flatten those puppies, icky bunned up hair, no make up, baggy jeans, a big baggy tee shirt with clunky sneakers? Oh yes, my friends, in that situation, when you have to measure up against a male or not be used for the next call, you will do anything to make sure you do. At my current job, I am one of two women out of a 15 person facilities department. I do wear dresses, my 5″ or 6″ heels, tights, make up, the works. As long as I am not going to be needing to climb ladders, run cables, hang lights, move bunches of tables and chairs, I am jumping for dresses! The biggest responses I get from the guys I work with are so funny. “How do you walk around in those shoes?? I just don’t know how women do it.” – Courtesy of my lovely coworker, Ian. Apparently not a huge lover of heels. Then I have another coworker who will talk with me all day about the different types of heels, styles, etc, and why they are sexy, gorgeous, where to buy them, etc. Which, not going to lie, I love! (His wife did a great job teaching him about shoes, ladies, let me tell you!). Although, I must say, one of my favorite comments comes from my boss, Ryan, who always asks me if my shoes are on my blog yet, or if I am going to wear my “non set-up shoes” (thanks for reading, Ryan!!). Can I just say..best comments ever. I used to hate working with all men. Now, I really do enjoy it. They are so funny, and so much fun to work with. They are more inquisitive, if anything, regarding ladies fashion, which secretly cracks me up. Anyway, going back to the subject at hand, I really love feeling girlie when I wear certain pieces, and I really do feel that those pieces enhance my true self.
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