Archive for June, 2010

Tuesday Tweet-date

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Tweets
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  • I’m #teamportugal because they look more ‘ethnic’ than spain.#copamundial
  • So at Berkeley they have trays that would only hold one harvard sized plate. I always have to plates, and no room for drinks.#fuckhippie
  • I can’t wait for the time when @souljaboy get his own retrospective on the #betawards. DJ tern meh upppppp
  • I’m judging these people for being so easily found on Facebook. Like do you not have a concern for employers/others seeing your dirt?
  • Sign at the pizzeria: No ID. No Beer. No Problem. #reckless
  • At Jamba her name is Tenenquoia



As graduation becomes a (near) distant memory, it has dawned on me what I had expected: the power of Facebook in friendships and feuds. On that early morning in May, as we all commenced, our blocking group decided to get one last picture together – all 8 of us. This is something that never happens, as our blocking group is a fragmented group of close friends, frenemies and acquaintances. In any case, we did it. We finally got all 8 of us in one place, no one was at their social club, no one had to leave early to hang out with their homogeneous group of friends or have “me” time. It was different.

*Snap* and we had created a memory of our past lies, yes I said lies. We snapped that fateful picture, and betrayed 4 years of internal strife, struggles and hard times. But we also happened to also capture some of those good times. It’s funny, we only have the good memories on Facebook. It’s as if it represents the idyllic portrayal of our group. But anyone who knows us, knows that gchat is will all the drama happens. Facebook is our front facade and gchat our house of feuds.


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Meet the Butch Clothing Company: “the first clothing line aimed at butch women.”

Founder Shaz Riley says she’s cherished the dream of her own clothing line for more than 25 years, telling the Guardian, “All those years of having to wear men’s clothes will be behind me now. BCC will make a lot of butch women happy. If they have ever had to put up with negativity from people because of being butch, my clothes will give them the confidence to hold their heads up high.”

We’ve written before about the challenge of finding typically masculine styling that actually fits the very different proportions of a woman’s body; it’s not easy. Says Riley, “Butches don’t want to be or look like men; we just don’t want to wear female clothing,” and as such, her company, which operates online and through a Brighton-based consultation room, carries bespoke tees, pants, and shorts – and of course, formalwear. Seeing as it’s custom, Riley’s clothes don’t come cheap – but there’s every chance it’s just one of the first to address a yawning gap in the market. One can only hope that the concept can gain the traction to extend to more physical stores, too; Riley – as well as style sites dedicated to the subject – comment on the difficulty of dealing with hostile or simply unhelpful sales staff when shopping for menswear. And while formalwear – and competent, sympathetic staff – might be most needed in those cases, such as civil ceremonies, in which someone’s more inclined to pay custom-bucks, we’re guessing customers are going to want these options all the time.

We’ll let the site have the last word*: “The concept of our brand is simple. Butches are women; they are women who choose to wear men’s clothing. Apparel is a major part of the butch identity. We aren’t reinventing the wheel, just allowing our design team to create clothing based on classic male styles and the latest fashion trends.”

I just thought this was interesting, not much of a commentary here but an eye brow raise of intrigue.


Watch these women on Bridezilla pop off!

It’s not about none of you bitches!

I stumbled across this article/exhibit after looking at someone’s tumblr, and thank it unique enough to want to share.

The work is called the “Daintification of Masculinity” and “upsets” the gender binary in this author’s words:

My work explores gender permissions and the challenges that arise from straying from the prescribed norms. It questions the qualities of gender by considering what constitutes masculine and feminine. It critiques stereotypical gender mediums by creating “masculine objects” using “feminine processes” such as crochet, sewing, and applique.

I like this take on what is means to be masculine or feminine, although I guess it’s funny that my impression of them as they currently stands is novelty and not exhibition. Or I should say that because they have been crafted not genuinely that I see them as a novelty and not a statement, but that is statement enough as to how I have constructed gender in my own mind.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated, chime in?

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50s meet LV, LV meet 50s

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Fashion, Mosaics
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LV & 50s is nothing short of stunning.

“Cooler than Me” is a song that completely caught me off guard. I heard it on SYTYCD and loved it but never knew who sang it. I heard it on the radio a few more times, and was done. It was my shit.


Damn, Giselle

Posted: June 28, 2010 in Fashion, Mosaics
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Wow, I don’t even like Giselle but this. picture. right. here. is. my shit. Roberto did a great job picking the uber model of our time, because words can’t describe this.


Today, the “cutest” thing happened, and yes “cute” is really the only way to describe it.

So as I was saying before, there’s a soccer camp where I’m working, and I noticed that there’s a HUGE variance in age of the kids. Some of them were actually born in the year 2000, yup, true millenial babies. If that doesn’t make you feel, old I don’t know what will.

So, I see a clearly frazzle and lost child who can be no more than 10. The mere sight of the kid elicits a “aww, al he’s a munchkin” from ‘Bucknell.’ And yes, I asked the munchkin on the verge of tears what the problem is….

Munchkin: I…[sigh/sob]…lost…my key

Me: It’s Okay, don’t worry [pats munchkin on shoulder]

I reassure the little Padawan, bring him to the front desk. They ask a 10 year old if he knows what room he’s in. Um, he’s 10 and about to cry. And guess, what he doesn’t. He hardly remembers his name so that they can look that up.

They give him a spare key and want him to bring it back. Hello, you’re talking to a kid, of course that’s too complex for him. So I walk him to his room, let him in, and bring the key back for him.

The whole thing made me feel all kinds of paternal. I’m actually pretty good with kids, even though my utter lack of disrespect and non-PC nature makes it seem like I would be bad with children. Anyway, this is proof that I have a heart.

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Facebook Gems

Posted: June 23, 2010 in Everything
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Person 1: is a US fan today!!!! …especially since Germany beat Ghana and will thus be playing against England, not the US in the next round, thus relieving be of having to make a difficult decision!!

Person 2: I’m confused: you have as much German in you as I do, so where is this indecision coming from?


via The Sartorialist


via The Sartorialist


I found this video funny because their audience is diverse. Unfortunately not enough crazy stanning in this video.

Can we talk about the white people going in so hard?

Oh you mean Aubrey? Oh I don’t know about that dude. Ain’t nobody checking for Drake…does that dude even rap? I thought he was on some Nickelodeon show…

And that’s when I actually died.