Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Things that annoyed me about the fashion world this week

1. Asos‘s Barbie Lounge. Women are not dolls, folks; nor should they want to be. Stop holding up imaginary, nigh pornographic images of women as fashionable. They are neither fashion, nor fashionable. Enough, already. 2. Vogue‘s article on how women …

Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 13:05

   

1. Asos‘s Barbie Lounge. Women are not dolls, folks; nor should they want to be. Stop holding up imaginary, nigh pornographic images of women as fashionable. They are neither fashion, nor fashionable. Enough, already.

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2. Vogue‘s article on how women can now have glamour AND success! Not only has this been done to death, but so many of the women used as examples (Princess Diana, Michelle Obama) are women who, yes, have proven themselves to be very intelligent, interesting women, but reached their positions through marriage. FURTHERMORE, Alexandra Shulman (who I really respect, in general) why the hell do women need to have glamour? Men don’t. What does it matter how feminine or unfeminine we are, if we’re to be good at our jobs?

3. Wildfox’s new campaign, in which three young schoolgirls basically go all Craft, realise they have magical powers, and the best thing about these magical powers is that they can make boys fall in love with them. Yes, because that’s what all girls wish they could do, above all else. (As an aside, the campaign itself is only gorgeous, but the text could do with some brutal editing.)

4. Calvin Klein and Eva Mendes, making it look like roughing up your woman is the sexiest thing known to mankind.

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