Bomber Jacket - Adidas (similar) // Plunging Top - Nasty Gal // Velvet Bottoms - Zara (similar) // Heels - Vintage (similar) with Socks // Glade Scarf - Lexicon Of Style // Phyllis + Rosie Wave Sliders - Alekka
Unfortunately, categories rule my existence. As a Vietnamese American woman living in Brooklyn, as a Vietnamese American woman, as a woman. And if you’re the lucky son of a bish that lives in an area where categories do not exist, then tell me where you live at cause that’s where I’m moving to next. Until then, I hear things like—Please, can we have tall people over here, chocolate lovers sit over there, oh, you have tan skin...please form a group there. The PR industry, the fashion industry, and the marketing industry, among others, are obsessed with categories. They are so obsessed that they practically made categories their job. As a woman within this industry, we face challenges. As a woman, in general, we face challenges. Collectively and individually. Yet, the attention has always being diverted, pulled this way and that way. Quite honestly, it never seems like all females or humans in the world can pull together and agree one very simple notion—We (men and women regardless of race, sexual preference, internal and external hobbies) should all have equal opportunities. Hopefully, that is something we can almost all get on board with. This week, I want to focus on a topic that I’m quite passionate about, have endlessly educated myself on (college kinda payed off), and will continue to work on from setting an example of myself to making my voice heard in this platform or any platform—feminism.
Today, I want to honor two females in pop culture that Apneet and I deeply admire and pulled visual inspiration from. Replacing polaroids with cellphones, the open road with the open concrete, and adorned with Lexicon Of Style’s scarves, we only hope to remotely create a fraction of the stimulation that the movie left with me and, I’m sure, many more. Thelma and Louise transcends the norms that exist in television as well as the norms within the time period and ages beyond that. For god’s sake, this movie came out when I was born and I didn’t even watch it until decades later. The movie brings categories like gender, class, time, and place to the forefront, while speaking about just one of those things was rare in itself. Two working women who fled their unsatisfactory lives and their belittling men to take a weekend getaway which, naturally, leads to a ton of trouble and the most epic exit scene EVER. This reminds me of my trip to Hawaii with my best friend minus the guns and cliff. Whatever.
The fact is that Apneet and I are badass vagina owning human beings who live in a society where we need to project our voices, stand closer, and lift one another up! And, we are clearly not the only ones.
Photos by Pedro Morales