Dare to be a feminist fashionista: why I love Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion riot.
First of all, I really liked the show, but more imporantly, I think Coco Chanel would have too! She was a strong and empowered woman who loved a bit of a riot. It seems to me that Lagerfeld was paying tribute to Coco’s values and beliefs in a wonderfuly playful way. “My mother was very much a feminist and I thought it was something right for the moment,” the designer said in an interview. “I couldn’t care less if people are for or against. It’s my idea. I like the idea of feminism being something light-hearted, not a truck driver for the feminist movement.”
And why not? Don’t forget that this show took place shortly after Emma Watson’s moving UN speech in which she described a world where feminists are seen as “too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and unattractive”. Sure, Lagerfeld is trying to sell handbags. But he does so by having some of the world’s most attractive women declare their support for the cause, so I certainly don’t mind. Why would fashion, feminism and empowering women have to be mutually exclusive?
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said: ‘You are what you buy’. Well, I’m glad people are buying (into) feminism this spring! And unlike some critics, I’m not worried that it will ever be out of fashion. I would like to share some of the best looks of the show. Which one is your femme-fab favorite?
Coming home for xmas
Confession: I am a total Xmas fanatic. I LIVE for the holiday season. While my usual taste can best be described as austere and intellectual, come Christmas, I’m into kitsch. Big time. Bring on the glitter, the glühwein and the sentimental songs!
Real life Cluedo with a sexy twist
Forget about stressful family gatherings and long, boring dinners; let me show you how to survive the (Christmas-) holidays in sexy style!
Embrace your dark side – get inspired for Halloween
Imagine if there were a night where it would be socially acceptable to indulge your deepest darkest dreams. An annual opportunity for women to dress like their sexual fantasies – be it a blood-thirsty vampire or a flirtatious nun – without getting ‘slut shamed’. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well there is a night just like that, and it happens to be one of my favorite moments of the year: Halloween.
Welcome to the Signature collection
Welcome to the Signature collection, a showcase of the uniquely seductive work of Dutch lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers.