Let’s celebrate our vaginas!
Are you a Groovy Granny? A Brazilian Rockstar or a Glamour Puss? Or perhaps more Naughty-cal But Nice? No, I’m not talking to you, but your vagina. It’s HER turn to shine!
An email with this title went around the office this morning: ‘What kind of vagina do you have. Attention: NO SPAM!” There was a link to a Buzzfeed quiz in it, called ‘How you should decorate your vagina’. Well, immediately, the air was buzzing –how appropriate!- with excitement, because when do we get to think about our pussies as personalities? Personalities that deserve to shine every now and then? We had so much fun sharing the results, which were all very inspiring.
To give you some examples:
-You got: Brazilian Rock Star
Your vagina is a rock star, like, seriously. Add some crystals for that superstar sparkle, and your vag will win more Grammys than Kanye.
-You got: Glamour Puss
Your lady parts deserve to be completely adorned with sparkling crystals because you are the ultimate diva and a diva’s vag needs to shine, just like she does.
Okay, officially you wouldn’t decorate your vagina, -which is the part on the inside- but the pubic mound, as some sour’pusses’ –pointed out in their commentaries. And maybe you don’t feel like dying your pubes, like, right now. But the point is that ‘your vagine is a treasure chest of amazingness’, to use a phrase from the quiz. She deserves to be celebrated much more often. Glitter or not.
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.