Serge Lutens and More

Looking for photos by Serge Lutens, I came across a beautiful blog, Strawberige.   It’s a wonderland of lovely images.   No blogger crap, just pleasure.

Then, I ended up at a blog called Fashion Heroines, by someone who says she loves being a woman and hates feminism. Hmm. The photos are arresting, like the ones of Liu Wen below:

Feminism sheminism. If it transports me from the hell of Sarah Palin and sentences that begin with “Umm,” I am grateful.

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13 Responses to Serge Lutens and More

  1. Ann says:

    Wow, the art shared at Strawberige is just my style. No words or anything to clutter it up – just cool stuff. Great find, as per.

    In addition to banishing folks who begin sentences with “Ummm,” can we do away with ones that begin with “So” as well? You know, like this: “So I was talking to my friend the other day…” That just sends me into outer space.

  2. E says:

    I think you’d like this Sister W

  3. Carrie says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm. LOVE both of these. Like unwrapping a gift to go along with my coffee this morning. Oh my…

    I also read the sending up of feminism at Fashion Heroines, and I’m writing it off as the right-minded musings of a confident woman who has some rather wrong-minded misconceptions about what feminism actually means.

    Quoting from the blog: “I never understood why women have no pleasure in being female and why women want to look like the men they just criticize, by imitating the worst of male defects. It strikes me the feminist logic! The men defects are all right if they were used by women? I think everybody would be happier if everyone loved him as himself, and assume their own weaknesses and strengths, without comparisons. The world would be happier if there was mutual respect for differences and recognition of similarities.”

    As far as I’m concerned, what she describes as her ideal (last two sentences) pretty much IS FEMINISM…so I’m unclear where the oddball confusion (first three sentences) comes from. Sigh.

  4. Caroline says:

    I try not to start my sentences with “um” but sometimes it just happens! A very bad habit. :/

    Those photos are fantastic, btw.

  5. sam says:

    Sarah Palin is just all wrong.
    But anyhoo Feminism shemisism ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
    Love that.

  6. WendyB says:

    When I check my dictionary, it says that feminism is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of women. Somehow that seems okay with me.

  7. james says:

    i love serge!

  8. firefly says:

    I look at Fashion Heroines and go…what? Nobody said you can’t enjoy being a woman. Isn’t feminism about EQUALITY for women, and kind of protecting their rights? You can do traditionally female things if you want, no one’s stopping you. Feminism, to me, is about being able to be a woman, no matter what that means to you, without persecution. To be able to say that rape jokes are not funny. To not have to defend myself over my “ghetto” choice of music. And, for everyone, to be able to defy traditional gender roles in society and just be themselves.

  9. Dru says:

    firefly (I love your handle, btw)- I agree. Feminism is nothing more than the belief that people shouldn’t be discriminated against because of their gender, or because they like things associated with that gender.

    I have no beef with Fashion Heroines saying she isn’t a feminist, but I wish someone would tell her that you can be your (female, not imitating the worst parts of a male) self and feminism doesn’t go against that.

  10. Danielle says:

    Would she love being a woman if women can’t vote, have legal redress for marital rape, can’t go to school, can’t have any career other than ‘secretary’ or ‘teacher,’ and have to wear what men dictate? There’s not much to love about being a woman if being a woman means you have no legal, sexual, or social rights or respect. Feminism is about ensuring female rights so women CAN enjoy being women.

  11. Hello!
    I’m Paula the fashion heroines’ editor and I’m so happy to read all your comments about my post “I love to be a women”. For me it was an absolut surprise that the followers of another great blog comment and talk about my post because my readers don’t talk at all 🙁 Portuguese people seems to me very shame and inside themselves ehehehe!

    In what concerns to your comments I agree with the most of them, still I may say that the “ism” things like feminism or “Palinnism” 🙂 and so on seems quite extremist and in some way radical. I don’t like feminism in the way people become extremist and in some what radical ideas are not good. But I’m very grateful to the feminism because it allowed me to be what I am and allowed me to live me in a fair world. In everything in life we must choose balance and yes I’m against radicalism.

    Thanks to eveyone who visit my blog and comment my personal point of view. Life is complex and I try to make it simple in order to understand better what’s going on. In the most of the time I do not understand! 🙂 Kisses
    Paula Lamares

  12. Dru says:

    ^ah, radical feminism. I do understand that some of its ideas are problematic, but I honestly believe you can choose your own way of being a feminist.

  13. Amazingg skills! Keep it up man, you rock!

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