Is Androgeny Always a Plus?

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47 Responses to Is Androgeny Always a Plus?

  1. Nadia says:

    I’ve seen this guy around Melbourne before and he’s got really feminine mannerisms too. I actually felt like I was looking at a girl, not just a feminine looking guy. I feel like such a stalker now!

  2. That’s a guy? Creepy!
    Oh Sister, I saw something in my FB newsfeed that made me think of you. A person I know, who is the biggest label-whore on the planet (aside from our beloved blogger names of note) and most closely resembles a bitchy version of South Parks’ Big Gay Al (he made my school life miserable, hence the rage) bought himself an Ipad purely so that he could buy the Louis Vuitton monogrammed case to put it in. Said case has sold out – he is really angry. My jaw dropped at his pure, total and unquantifiable idiocy, and then I laughed a lot at the hilarious coincidence/’irony’. I love it when something like that happens to a total prat who TOTALLY deserves it.
    x

  3. Cricket9 says:

    I like a hint of it – used to have a weakness for guys with long hair – but I still would like to be able to tell if it’s a girl or a guy.

  4. Dru says:

    Wrong question to ask me a mere four days after the end of the World Cup!

    He’s very pretty, I must say.

    And @RedHeadFashionista, I don’t see the point of an iPad and even less of the bloody monogram LV case for it!

  5. Sheri says:

    That’s a man?

    And @ Anne-Marie: ugh; now I really DO have to go poke out my own eyeballs.

  6. Dru says:

    PS: Isn’t it Androgyny, not androgeny? I’m listening to the Garbage song right now, and wondering if they spelled it wrong.

  7. umaa says:

    Dru, I’m not a fan of iPad either. Its useless in sunlight, and indoors I need a more advanced technology to suit my needs.

  8. Ann says:

    That picture on the left makes me feel weird inside, and not the good kind of weird.

  9. HEY he is my friend in Melbourne and he is really really really lovely actually. He is so beautiful inside and out. I’m really excited for him that he is making it big in male modelling walking the shows in Paris. He has modelled in Australia as a women on occasion, only some people twigged that she was a he. So sorry but androgeny in this instance is a big YES from me!

  10. Lezzies says:

    i’m going to second fashion hayley – androgyny is always a plus for me because fuck gender norms!

  11. james says:

    Andrej is a very close and dear friend of mine! I agree with hayley.. he’s great. 🙂

  12. A fly on the wall named Genny says:

    He’s beautiful! I only wish that he was straight so I could . . erm you know, dream about him . . however, I hate the outfit on the left. It shouldn’t be on any body.

  13. thereswaterhere says:

    I think it’s really important to support transgender models. We need to see the beauty in the non gender!

  14. Braindance says:

    I thought he was a she.
    The way he has been styled is a no, but he is a yes.
    I used to get mistaken for a boy a lot when I had a shaved head, sometimes made life easier during the teenage years.
    Although, I did once get fustrated, and flashed my tits at some girls following me up a hill, shouting “Hey sexy!”

  15. Alicia says:

    I sensed that AndreJ was mentioned here. I love AndreJ!!!

    Is this model transgendered or REALLY effeminate? I think he’s gorgeous (although I do have a love for trannies…not sure why, but I do).

  16. Eliza says:

    I’m with you, Lezzies! I have a few butch friends who when asked, “Are you a guy or a girl?” usually by small children, answer, “Yes.” Why is the binary important? Why do you have to know?

    Alicia, if you really love the trans community, you’d know “tranny” is a pejorative and no better than declaring your love for he-shes.

  17. HelOnWheels says:

    He looks too much like a woman for my taste. I actually did think it was a female model. That being said, he is a beautiful specimen of our species.

  18. Sister Wolf says:

    Fashion Haley & James – I’m sorry to insult your friend…I am reacting to the outfit, which I find absurd. He is indeed very pretty. But as a woman who fancies androgynous men, I’m expressing my own yardstick: It’s too much for my purposes, so to speak.

    And I can’t even spell androgyny.

  19. I’ve always been for the androgynous look, but this is most likely because I get “Sir” on the phone a lot and in the gas station when I’m makeup free and wearing a hat.

  20. Alicia says:

    @Eliza: =( Maybe it’s one of those “outsider love who has no real polite way of expressing it” sorts of love. Is it like the n-word? I’m asking because I’m tempted to say “well THEY say it” as a knee-jerk defense.

    No offense was intended, but I’m not known for my tact. I am known for shortening words though, and will throw around tranny when I mean transvestite (which, although it isn’t worded in the best way above, is what I was referring to).

  21. dust says:

    Eliza – you used word butch in which way? In same comment you criticize others, don’t do that….please.

  22. Eliza says:

    It’s okay, Alicia.

    Dust, “butch” is not an insult. Some self-identifiers such as “bulldagger” were abandoned after they were adopted by the mainstream to be derogatory, but “butch” is not one of them. Nor has it been reclaimed like “dyke.” I am referring to a small group of friends, not masculine lesbians as a whole. Not everyone likes “genderqueer.”

    Please, save your judgement for REAL perspective.

  23. dust says:

    Now I get it, sorry didn’t get that update, my androgynous friends are so old fashioned and so unREAL. Every word is insulting to somebody, so we better think twice before start picking on each others, that was the message.
    I don’t want to be your enemy, I picked my words carefully, but you had to write that last sentence.

    You see, in my mainstream that is insult, but I’m in a good mood today.

  24. Cricket9 says:

    Well, sure, gender-shmender, we are all people after all…
    One winter many years ago, when I was 30 years old, I explained directions to a woman on a bus stop. I was bundled-up, and probably not much of me was visible, but I had a slight shock when she said, very sincerely: “Thank you! You are a VERY NICE BOY!”

  25. Andra says:

    So many Australians read and respond to this blog.
    I guess we know good stuff when we see it.

  26. annemarie says:

    Read the whole post, til you get to bit about Riccardo Tisci’s former male PA, now a female model called Leia:
    http://fashioneditoratlarge.blogspot.com/2010/07/intensely-close-impossibly-beautiful.html

  27. Eliza says:

    Sorry Dust. Glad I didn’t call you narrow and cisgendered! 😉

  28. definitely did a triple take on this one. . . His face isn’t even androgynous, it’s straight up feminine. What a beautiful person.

  29. Stuti says:

    He sure is beautiful.

  30. Elfie says:

    Wow. He’s the embodiment of the Japanese ‘bishounen’ (pretty boy).

  31. Stella Mayfair says:

    i adore danila polyakov! he looks like a medieval vampire knight with his red mane and sharp cheekbones… also, he is VERY androgynous. some of the shootings he was in are mildly disturbing, but MAN! is he gorgeous!

  32. Stella Mayfair says:

    look at this, these pics are incredible:
    http://www.nikitapavlov.com/blog/polyakov/

  33. Cricket9 says:

    @Anne-Marie: the “bearded ladies”! One of the most hideous sights EVER. It confirms my theory that fashion designers are prone to total, offensive stupidity more than the general population. The “bearded ladies” spoiled Danila Poliakov for me – can’t see facial hair of any kind now without experiencing nausea.

  34. Ok, I’m going to spam again. Sister, I think I’ve discovered that my friend and her mum are Sea and Mom in training – New Sea (though she is nice and no way near as bad as Sea) loves designer togs and possesses more of them than a recent graduate should. I discovered that her mum is buying them – an Alexa bag, Chanel bag, Chanel earrings, etc. And this is just for essay marks. And the mum also follows both Atlantis Home and Sea of Shoes on Blogger. I need help nipping this in the bud before it gets worse.

  35. Erika says:

    I don’t mind long hair on boys but I am not too attracted to the femme look. Seems confusing. On some level men and women look a lot alike except for our body parts and in some cases that isn’t far off.

  36. liz says:

    He’s beautiful. Absolutely falking beautiful.

  37. TheShoeGirl says:

    Usually a plus… here notsomuch.

  38. Mark says:

    Cool on the runway, for sure. Less cool in my sexual fantasies, 90% of which involve Tom Selleck.

  39. tressie says:

    that isn’t Daryl Hannah, on a NoAge Elixir Diet?

  40. urbain says:

    Alleluia, your holly words reach Melbourne, Sister.
    I don’t suscribe to this gospel (too much chlorine in this christ blood)

    Do you know Japanese artist Peter, outstanding in ‘Funeral parade of roses’, a movie inspired by Oedipus myth (transposed in tokyoîte gay scene):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jVtzEHKK9E

    if you like the trailer you can dload the movie on my torrent account (with eng subs, just remove or rename french subs):

    http://www.torrent411.com/torrents/FUNERAL_PARADE_OF_ROSES_aka_BARA_NO_SORETSU-DVD_Rip_DivX

  41. dust says:

    hey, Urbain, you seem to hammer the last nail to discussion, I like it..

  42. Susan says:

    Hell yea…Man!?! He looks like a girl… O_o Now I realized how mad you are..and strange thing is..you are making us MAD!! 😛

  43. Pretty much love Andrej.

  44. Kashfia says:

    Calvin Harris is also androgynous. He is a British dance star. He dyed his hair red when he was a teenager. He had long red hair down his waist when he was 16-21 years old. His brother also had long red hair down his waist. Calvin Harris and his brother each donated 24 inches of their very long red hair to Locks of Love. Calvin Harris still looks a bit like a girl even with short hair and a beard. He wore his sisters’ eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, nail polish, clothes, high heels, etc. He played with his sisters’ barbie dolls. Calvin Harris is 6’5 3/4″ in his bare feet. Calvin Harris started wearing high heels when he was 10 years old. Calvin Harris even wears 8 inch stilettos to nightclubs. He is over 7’0″ in high heels. Calvin Harris still loves wearing eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, nail polish, glitter, dresses, corsets, tights, pantyhose, high heels, etc. Calvin Harris dresses very androgynous on Halloween.

  45. Kashfia says:

    Calvin Harris and his brother have their belly button pierced.

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