So, as is usual, when a new Aussie Curves theme rolls around I do a lot of thinking about the theme and how I might interpret it.. I have to be honest with you, the more I thought about this one, the madder I got.
What is "Feminine"? What's a "feminine look?" Whenever I have heard this word used, especially in regards to fashion - it's usually all about how men think women ought to look (and be) and not really much about how women themselves want to be. Be quiet, be demure, wear florals, and pearls, and high heels that make you less able to run away. Be grateful for earning less and getting beat up more - yeah, thanks but no thanks.
The word "feminine" doesn't really resonate with me - but "Femme" definitely does.. "Hard Femme" even more. What's "hard femme", you say? Well, I liked this definition from the author of the hardfemmemusic tumblr a lot:
So, here I am, perhaps not "feminine" but definitely femme. I am wearing a long sleeved hoodie that never fails to make me smile. I'm not a socialist but this is was just too funny not to add to my wardrobe. Here's what it says:
I could explain the joke to you, but I'd have to charge.
The red shrug and the animal print skirt are both from City Chic. My Autograph boots are just the thing for stomping the patriarchy, and a red bandana from Canteen adds a "Rosie the Riveter" vibe that pleases me.
My makeup is "classic with a twist" - iridescent peacock eyeliner from Lush adds something a bit different to the old-fashioned cats eye.
The red lipstick is a gorgeous matte from Morgana Cryptoria, called "The It Girl". Both the colour and the formulation are really vintage.
So, what do you think? Does the idea of being "Hard Femme" appeal to you?