im laghing so hard at this
i love how reporters try so hard to understand tumblr
tea, cake and cupcake stands in 3 tiers of vintage European china by High Tea for Alice (by highteaforalice)
i-d magazine for comme des garçons, a film directed by gideon koppel for the florence biennale x
“Cultural appropriation, as perpetuated by the Western hegemonic culture, is one that continues to mark different cultures as the Other, while making a profit, in a way that doesn’t even benefit the culture something is stolen from. Because if I, an Indian-American woman with dark brown skin, leave my house wearing a bindi, it isn’t me falling into the latest styles as characterized by Western beauty standards. The bindi on my forehead is not me just wearing a “face gem,” but rather a marker of my Otherness. The bindi on Selena’s skin is a marker of her ability to exotify and further ingrain ideas that components of other cultures are better suited for beautiful, Western women, whereas the bindi on my skin is my failure to assimilate into Western and American culture.”
1930’s Teen Delinquents
i.e. life role models
I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.
I want to write about these girls.
When I was a teenager my mother found my grandmother’s (her mother) school scrapbook. It included things like photos, notes, and a two page spread of every demerit she ever received over the course of her formal education. Each of them set aside with little tags like she was so fucking proud of them. They were all for things like, “Unladylike behavior” or, “Skirt too short” or, “refuses to listen to authority”. I loved that spread so much.
I always have to reblog this.