Funny, Feminist and Fearless Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham has taken the world by storm through her hit series Girls, which is about the lives of average girls who are making their way through their 20s in New York City. Girls can be described as edgy with and a little bit of awkwardness for the way that Dunham chooses to address issues like sex, relationships and abortions. What I most love about the series is that she will never try to conform to society standards regarding beauty, shame and sex.
This attitude has made Lena Dunham the face of the movement of modern day feminism. Something I am also very passionate about and support for a 1000% because I’m a feminist.
When I asked Lena about how she experiences the third movement around her and how she defines feminism she told me; “It’s really just about whether you are looking out for other women or not. It’s inclusive and unthreatening. It’s how it should be. ‘Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs as men? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you’re a feminist.”
Lena opened doors for women everywhere to step forward, put themselves out there, be bold and not let society tell them how they should behave, which role they should take and keep their sex stuff to themselves. Above all she is so funny. Go Lena! Keep inspiring #FemalesForward
In bed with Arianne
As far as I am concerned, there is only one heiress to Edith Head’s throne, and that is the magnificent Arianne Phillips (53), twice Oscar-nominated costume designer and Madonna’s favorite style-collaborator. Like Edith, she is a tastemaker and visionary in both film and fashion. And just like her legendary predecessor, she is a feminist icon in her own right. I had the rare chance to interview Arianne and ask her about Madonna, feminism in Hollywood and why she thinks lingerie is ‘everything’. “We definitely do NOT like to hide it!”
Where the ‘queen of cups’ meets the ‘dress doctor’
In art school, many years ago during a nude model drawing class, I had a life changing insight: What if I, as an artist, used a woman’s body as my canvas? If you make a painting, someone will hang it on their wall. If you design a chair, someone will sit on it. But if you design lingerie, someone will wear it, and by doing so, complete your art! I had found my mission.
My couture collection – a cross between magic and camouflage
All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses. Powerful female icons from past and present. Although women have been marginalized for centuries, archetypes of female power have always been there. Through my designs, I bring them to you. To help us shape the world of modern-day feminism.
“You can have anything in life if you dress for it” – Edith Head
Fabulous words, and they could easily have been mine, but it was the legendary Edith Head – one of Hollywood’s most iconic designers – who said this many decades ago.