tuesday, grab your pink pussy hats

DACA

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I have a feeling about this one, I think the suspension of Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, is going to cause all hell to break loose, and I hope it does. Surely, this is one of the cruelest things proposed by the Trump administration?

I came to this country as an immigrant child of seven, and these days I almost wish ‘they’ would send me back.

Although I was not “illegal” and neither were my parents, I understand what it means to be an immigrant and a refugee. My parents were refugees also, from the war in europe, but there are many different kinds of refugees.

In a poor and violent country, where you see no hope for your children, fleeing to another to create a better life for them, that’s another kind of seeking refuge.

Furthermore, just like I had no choice when my parents moved me, neither did the Dreamers. It’s simply not their fault, being here. These days though, blaming the victim seems to be an increasingly acceptable modus operandi for increasing numbers of people. If you don’t believe in doing that…

Grab your pink pussy hats ladies, it’s time to march!

About Me

I took three days off from writing anything, and I’m feeling good and even excited. I like Fall in Manhattan. Fall in Manhattan means a return to boots, fewer tourists, and Fashion Week!

This year, Denton Taylor has graciously agreed to let me follow along on his hikes into the week’s fray. Here’s hoping I get a few good street style pictures to share with you.

And although I’m searching for another gig, the swimwear one is over with, and the political scene seems dismal, today at least, I’m feeling personally hopeful. I hope some of you are too.

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This bracelet is from Lizzie Fortunato, via the Need Supply Co., a site I have mentioned before. It’s the Postmodern Cuff, in the color Sienna, and although it looks to me like the quintessential summer bracelet, I figure you might be able to wear it with twead? 

The bracelet is plexiglass, and I really can’t imagine how it might feel or how heavy it might be? I’m quite sure it’s not biodegradable. Is plexiglass the modern bakelite?

I’m always surprised by the number of bakelite bracelets I see in vintage shops and at fleamarkets. They seem to last forever and always be in style. Still, I do love this.

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Instagram

Here’s a new Instagram to follow, Fedoras and Pearls, from Kelly Boler. It’s especially for you, if you like “menswear” style. And you’ll also find a link there, to another of her Instagram feeds that’s all about the art she makes from old books. www.instagram.com/fedoras.and.pearls/

Glorious Gams

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I had almost forgotten about a photo shoot I did two years ago with The Huffington Post, when I stumbled on this picture. It’s curious, at the time I felt ambivalent about doing the shoot, but today I look at it and I’m glad I did. If you want to look at the 24 other women who showed off there glorious gams, click on the picture.

Anita 

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6 Comments

  • Haralee says:

    Oh Yes! I love the gams shoot.

    • Anita Irlen says:

      Haralee,

      I used to think this was all sillyness, until I realized just how many women hate their bodies. Now it seems like a need, to expose things not for self aggrandizement or “too much information” but to make what’s real, at least ok.

  • Leslie says:

    Love your gams. Love the bracelet! And…did you know that Missoni, in their F/W17 show, had all models in different iterations of pussy hats (and yes, I made nine of them last January for myself and others — including a blue one for husband!). The Missoni pussy hat rocks…it is a candy pink on top and a black/white ombre on the lower half. And…did you hear the the pussy hat designer from last November has won an international design award? One more thing…do you know that if you text RESIST to 50409 it is a RESISTBOT which generates letters to be faxed to your senators after asking you a few questions….? So many things to mention today!

    • Anita Irlen says:

      Leslie,

      God, I would love a missoni hat, I love missoni, and I can’t remember if I saw the hats. Must have? I wish I would have “known you” when I needed a good knitter. Alas, I have no hat. Mine, of course, would be black. And I did not know about the international design award the designer of the hat received! And, I did not know about RESIST or the RESISTBOT, but I do know about 5 Calls. Thanks for the info!

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