Thursday, August 8, 2013

ROUGE AND FLARE

Perhaps this look without a hat will serve as a breath of fresh air... and also maybe a source of inspiration for bottle blondes who are too ashamed to expose their dark roots to the world! I have embraced mine all the way... and in fact I think they accentuate the black and white stripe theme in this retro drop-waist dress look. Whoever says you can't look fancy with a huge patch of undyed brunette locks needs a reality check. It's 2013, plenty of people dye their hair artificial colors, and no one should feel too embarrassed to bare evidence of it. I'm sure you could also make the argument that dark roots suggest laziness... but show me a working woman who has enough time to spare for a four hour hair bleaching appointment and I'll show you 12 year old white girl who doesn't like Justin Bieber. Yeah. Not gonna happen.



FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Cage collar - ROMWE
"Vertical Stripe Jumper Dress" - ECUGO
Suede wedge heels - YES STYLE
Leather clutch - Doctor Couture

Super simple look with minimal accessories for a casual, cafe-appropriate ensemble. This silhouette seems retro to me -- a floating 1960s cut with timeless stripes and a ruffled hem. It matches nearly all of my heels, but I went with the pointed suede wedges since they're the easiest to walk in without compromising height. 

Yes, as pro-body-acceptance as I am, the fact that I'm so vertically challenged (5'2" represent) still gets to me. Probably has something to do with the fact that *all* the visual media I consume every day as a fashion blogger reinforces a ridiculously tall and borderline emaciated beauty standard... one that has conditioned my self-esteem for the worse. Can designers and campaign directors PLEASE do something about this? If you need your clothes modeled by an underweight amazon to afford them any ounce of sartorial credibility, you're copping out. Let the apparel speak for itself and leave the ~personal interpretation~ to real people with average bodies so consumers can get a REAL idea of what they'll look like if they make the purchase. Don't distract from the garment with a fabricated lifestyle. Consumers should decide that for themselves.

Everything is infinite,

Bebe Zeva

40 comments:

  1. Nice dress, looking awesome!
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  2. Here here! Totally agree with you about designers taking more responsibilty and switching up the general model body type they use for their advertising. Countless times i have bought an item that looked amazing on a model only to feel it looks shit on me, a below average uk size 10-12. Its not that it looks 'bad' on me, just that we have such unrealistic expectations because of this irresponsible promotion of an 'ideal' skeletal body type. Although i'm saying all this sincerely, i still really want to lose at least 20 pounds. Hmm.

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  3. I love this look! It's adorable and so pretty :3 Will you do a blog post on clothing recommendations for the petite ones?

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  4. Hey, there's nothing wrong in showing your brown roots. We don't need to be always absolutely perfect; if someone else's disturbed by your "laziness" (or lack ot time, as people who are busy with study and/or work would call it) then it's their own fucking problem, not yours :D
    Also, being vertically challenged myself (I'm even smaller than you...) and most certainly not skinny, I appreciate a lot that you're calling designers out on the body representations they're trying to shove down our throats. It's important that people like you, who have a voice and a lot of followers, spread messages of body positivity. I've never seen any other popular fashion blogger do that; keep on, we need more bloggers like you ;)

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  5. I love the contrast between the dress's relaxed cut and the outfit's crisp themes.

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  6. I completely agree with you - I'd much rather see designers use models with more realistic proportions. After all, if the consumers are real people, then seeing the clothes on 'real' models would be much more helpful. Also I hope yourself and your family have found somewhere to live! :)

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  7. Don't get roots stressing either. Contrasting tones juxtaposed in clothes, but not PC in hair? (Here it's a nice match between dress and thatch :) ) Ditto for rigid body ideals. More groupthink.

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  8. I agree that the constant images of "perfection" get depressing. Just keep rocking you--obviously people love what you're doing and your unique point of view, so that speaks for itself.

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  9. Could not agree more. You need to write a book. Or have a chat show. or both.

    LOVE you!

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  11. Couldn't agree more with you about dark roots! I love them!

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  12. Amen on the real body type models. I'm 5' even and it KILLS me. You are such a doll and I'm a new follower :)

    xo Ashley

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  13. Love this out fit
    You style is so out there and different
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  14. This dress looks lovely and your hair is perfect! Pretty pictures!

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  15. Great black and white look, lovely addition of color (lipstick!)
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  16. Lovely outfit with a stunning combination of colors, fashion has no limits.

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