Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Modern Look-ANDROGYNY

By: Jade Jorda

Agyness Deyn
is one of our favorite models here, at STRAPLESS. My lovely collaborator, Vera, published a blog earlier in the week called "Suspended", which included photos of Agyness wearing suspenders. Go ahead and take a look. The British icon is not only famous for her tall and skinny figure; she is also well-known for her androgynous look. Agyness Deyn may very well be the epitome of androgyny in our modern society.

Androgyny is more than just a look, it’s an attitude. It’s about girls being able to embrace their inner masculinity and boys embracing their inner femininity, as well as incorporating that newly found masculine attitude out there in this, "man’s world." The counter-culture movement of the 1960s pushed people towards self-exploration by experimenting with drugs, and emphasizing individual freedom as well as self-realization. People began transforming their views of women during the time period they were no longer considered as "stay-at-home wives that solely looked after the children, the house, and the kitchen." But, when women started to provide for the family as well, little by little, they was no longer regarded as passive and emotional. They rose to the same level as their husband and therefore, took the liberty to start wearing "the pants".

So girls, this brings me to say, take a look in your boyfriend’s closet because you might find exactly what you’re looking for in order to consider yourself as an understood, powerful woman.
A few ideas that you should watch out for while peeking in his closet: white, button down shirts (on the Vogue's Most Wanted list for October), wife beaters, baggy jeans, ties, suspenders and anything you think you could confidently pull-off. All the while, still incorporating a dash of a "female look", as opposed to looking like a girl who's primary desire is to appear as a boy.

Oh and by the way, the cigarette isn't cool anymore. No need for that cancer stick to complete the androgynous look. ; )

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