Three Quotes to Think About

Kelly Bensimon, on why her Playboy photos don’t feature gratuitous shots of her genitals:

“I don’t think that part of a woman’s body is really evocative. The roundness of the hips, the buttocks, the breast, the shoulders, the clavicle, the hair, the teeth–those are things that I think are most evocative and provocative parts of the body. So I don’t think it’s really necessary to show that.”

Tavi G. on her first ever ‘aha’ fashion moment:

“I think one I can pinpoint is Comme des Garcons fall 2009. That collection made me cry, and I was just seeing it online.”

Karen Finley as Jackie Kennedy, in her new one-woman show, “The Jackie Look:”

“Please release me. Please don’t look at me.”

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20 Responses to Three Quotes to Think About

  1. Dru says:

    Tavi’s quote I can completely agree with.

  2. kate says:

    Wow… that’s one heavy hitting juxtaposition, Sister Wolf!

    Kelly Bensimmon–
    former wife of “noted fashion photog” Gilles evoking the goods by making sure they’re absent. Possibly calling the vadge ugly, but would more spread eagle terror be even worse than her kneejerk prudery and snobbism dressed up as subtlety?

    Tavi G.–
    crying at a computer screen because she thinks the avant garde parts of the negated human body are even more evocative than the clavicle or teeth or whatever. Kinda creepy but charming, too?

    Jackie–
    If I have to look at her big chin mug one more time. Dullsville. Cousin Edie is far superior, though Jackie was clearly *deep* or something. Seems like Finley is getting a deservedly camp melodrama vibe going around the pink pillbox hatter.

    So, altogether, boring old fashion icons want to be released (along with vaginas) and the fashion obsessed future will mean even more release …of emotions. How do you cry at style.com’s Commes report? To me it’s pure fun pseudo-intellectual fluff and cheap drama. But is it really that moving?

  3. Dru says:

    People cried over The Notebook (sorry to be a mean Minnie, but I think it’s a shit movie and its sappiness sickens me). That, if anything, was a cheap drama, Gosling/McAdams notwithstanding.
    Being confronted with pictures of clothes that pretty much shook my world back when I was a teenager by (however indirectly) letting me know it’s ok to be weird in other people’s eyes and not pretty/attractive/sexy if weird is what I really am..now that really can be moving. I didn’t cry over this collection, but I guess I can see why she did. In any case, to each their own, I say (no offence to fans of the aforementioned movie)

  4. Faux Fuchsia says:

    If I lived in New York, maybe I’d see that Jackie play thingy. Maybe I wouldn’t. Jackie was very spolied and a survivor. I never get bored looking at her clothes.

    Meanwhile Kelly was the most annoying Housewife on the Real Housewives of New York. I think she’d be a complete Nightmare to live with.

  5. Sister Wolf says:

    Dru – Wow, not me. I’m too shallow to cry about fashion.

    Kate – Thank you, no, it is not.

    Faux Fuchsia – I would LOVE to see it. Kelly is the most horrifying creature ever! Thank god she doesn’t want to show off her female area.

  6. I would love to go and see The Jackie Show.

  7. Constance says:

    Tavi is creepy. Sorry, she is.

  8. Ann says:

    I follow fashion ardently and stare at various collections for what some would deem too long. However, I have never cried over fashion – and if you know me, you know I cry over EVERYTHING. I’ve been moved to tears looking at a painting, reading poetry, admiring art in various other forms, but never cried at fashion. So in reading this, I guess I just had my first fashion ‘aha’ moment too – I apparently must not ‘get it.’

    By the way, as I was scrolling down to read the story and the picture of Tavi slowly revealed itself, I thought it was a picture of some little old lady. True story.

    Oh and yes, Kelly is frightening and I’d see The Jackie Show, if only for the fashion. But again, to reiterate, I likely wouldn’t cry over it.

  9. annemarie says:

    God, what a brilliant post.

    Can we still blame men for these feelings?

    Please release me.

  10. Jill says:

    Kelly Bensimmon should not speak…ever.

  11. Queen Marie says:

    Is it just me, or does Tavi look like a 70 year old grandmother in this shot?
    Most peculiar!

    Queen Marie

  12. Dru says:

    Sister- I don’t cry, either, too hardbitten (I do occasionally gasp, and sigh, and have my mind blown or left thinking about stuff for days afterwards, but it doesn’t involve tears- can understand why she felt like that, though)

  13. Moda says:

    I feel sorry for the first 2 and bored by the other.

  14. Faux Fuchsia says:

    Apparently Tavi is about 13. I didn’t have the ability to write the way she does at that age. I think her spectacles are unattractive as is the dyed grey ‘do, but maybe they are very cutting edge fashionable or something? I spend a lot of time and money hiding my grey hair!

    Jackie would think that Kelly was tacky. If she was Alive that is.

  15. TheShoeGirl says:

    Kelly Blahsimon was at a party I was at last night and I wanted to puke. She is SO ANNOYING and she was standing there acting like the asshole she is all “Look at me! Look at me!”

    Kelly, it was a party for Gwen Stefani. Nobody gave a shit about you.

    thankyouverymuch.

  16. Cricket9 says:

    Hee hee, I stopped colouring my hair about 6 month ago (it bored me to death). Nice to see “salt & pepper” is catching. I’m so damn fashionable.
    I have to admit, sometimes I want to cry over fashion – a $130 T-shirt with a few sequins randomly sewn on it almost brought me to tears at our local Holt Renfrew. Since it’s better to laugh than to cry, I had a good laugh at anyone stupid enough to buy it.
    On the other hand, I ALMOST cried this morning, watching olympic torch relay. Why???

  17. Natalea Hell says:

    I cried when I saw Tavi’s first blogposts from 08 and then the most recent ones. She may be happy as fuck, and a lot of people may admire her style (I’m not talking about brain or talents, the girl has talent, I know that), but I just can’t help to feel sad when I see such a young girl looking like a grandma.

  18. http://jezebel.com/5456560/tempest-in-a-trilby-fashion-blogger-tavi-gevinsons-hated-hat

    this is my hahahahaha moment!

    i love tavi!. she’s 13 and she’s amazing for a 13 year old. Maybe i don’t get her hair a minute there but she’s 13. In years to follow she’ll probably make fun of here self.

  19. Jules says:

    I almost cried at Target today when I found the right valentine’s card for my hubby. So gay. Tavi is pretty passionate about what she loves and it’s a tad bit endearing. It’s a tween thing. If she’s lucky, it’ll last.

  20. Chelsea says:

    I can’t help it – I adore Tavs.

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