Fashion Friday: Feminist Fashion and the New Girl

No, the title of this post does not refer to the obnoxiously cute Zooey Deschanel’s telly show.

The new girl is the new feminist icon.  Her name is Julia Bluhm.  She’s in eight grade and she lives in Maine and I love her.

Julia speaking to reporters.

Why do I love Julia?  She, dears, is making a change.  She is an eight grader, she lives in Maine, and she is petitioning Seventeen magazine to feature one shoot a month with “real girls” in it– this means that photoshop would be a no-no.  She is going out and making her point– as she says, “Nobody’s photoshopped in real life.”  She worries that Seventeen and other magazines do not show enough variety in the body types, races, and sexual orientations of their models.

So, it’s pretty obvious that this is one cool chick.  Actually, just her raincoat proves that, but I digress…

So, you say, where is the fashion in this post?  Well, we’re talking feminist today, right?  So we should do, like feminist fashion, right?  TOTALLY.

I’m going to focus on my favourite people in the whole world: the Riot Grrrls of the nineties.  The Riot Grrrls are, of course, headed by Bikini Kill, a.k.a. the band that started everything.  In fact, the answer to the universe is not actually 42, it is Bikini Kill.  This is definitely true, so no one is allowed to argue.

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill

So, what do I see here… Plaid schoolgirl skirt, funky print skirt, two-tone cropped jacket.  OK, let’s do this.

Plaid skirt-  Check out etsy for an identical look– they have a lot of variety and TONNES of skirts that look almost exactly like Kathleen’s.  Also, Land’s End has some possibly higher quality ones that are skorts and the cutest things ever.

My choice skirt on etsy-- Me gusta.

Funky Printed Shirt- Well, well, well.  LOOK WHAT I FOUND.  So band t-shirts are pretty cool, but I promise there are other options, like this (maybe a bit expensive) and this.  However, my personal favourite has to be the ridiculously eighties skeleton tee.  This one is from Urban Outfitters:

Painfully awesome and delightfully Riot Grrl.

Two-tone Jacket- This one from Forever 21 is the only two-tone one I found.  My advice: search the thrift store.  Come on, that’s where all of the ugly stuff goes, therefore, they must have a cropped two-tone jacket (of course, nice stuff goes there too).  But I did find another super-cool cropped jacket.  All hail shag jackets, I say:

P.S. It's on sale!

Or, if you’re too lazy to get together a whole Kathleen Hanna outfit, you could always steal the feminist sweater that she gave to Tavi from Tavi’s closet.  I know I would if I got the chance.

Kathleen and Tavi in Kathleen's sweater.

 

This conclude our feminist fashion session.  Thank you for reading.

(WAIT.  Sign Julia’s petition here, if you like.)

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One Response to Fashion Friday: Feminist Fashion and the New Girl

  1. Jean Dotts says:

    I just saw my plaid pleated skirt posted on your blog and I am honored. Thank you so much. Really fun and great insight. Jean Dotts
    BopandAwe on Etsy.com

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