Posts tagged clothing.
your bra strap is showing please hide it because it is suggestive. also your boobs are producing lumps in your shirt please hide them. your butt is in the same situation please get rid of it. also your legs. your arms. your face.
I can see your feet and it’s very distracting and slightly arousing.
stylish yet illegal
my fashion sense is called i am cold and pissed off
The Dapper Rebels of Los Angeles, 1966
In the summer of 1965, riots broke out in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles. Over a six-day period, 34 people were killed, 1,032 injured and over 3,438 arrests were made. In 1966, LIFE magazine revisited the site of the worst riots America had ever seen in its history. The photo essay depicting the region’s ‘fearsome street gangs’ however, turned out more like a fashion shoot for dapper style…
This article is such an interesting look at the history of black fashion, quintessential “Los Angeles” style, and how we perceive early gang culture. I’m fascinated with the pride of dress shown by the “dapper rebels” and the dignity presented in their portraits and photos.
Well this is classy. It would appear that theMob Wivesseason premiere party is totally welcome to mobsters and their wives, but not to anyone from “urban culture.”
The season three premiere party was held at NYC’s Frames Bowling Lounge. In a recent emailobtainedby RadarOnline, marketing managerFrayda Resnick(relation to Faye?!) sent an explicit email detailing who would be welcome on the guest list and what they could wear.
Among the demandsFraydamade: “no publicity relating to urban or hip hop culture and even said they wanted no rappers at their venue for the party.”
The email further details that the press is not to be made aware of this discrimination! “Please make sure there is no press leaked to any website or outlets that covers urban or hiphop events,” saysFrayda’semail to Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez, President of La Chic Media, who wasrunningthe party.
“That is not our target demographic and feel it would send the wrong message about our low-key venue…,”Fraydaadds. “We do not want any rappers or Love and Hip Hop artists.”
So yeah… I’m still confused. Are felons and mobsters the “target demographic” for a “low-key venue”? Guess so!
Frayda’sdemands get even more outrageous! She told VIBE reporter April Dawn Ricchuitowho RSVP’d as a guest ofRamona Rizzothat she was hearby not welcome to advertise the party in VIBE!
“You are welcome to come, and we look forward to hosting you! Just one request: we absolutely do not want to be covered on your site, as we feel it is not our target demographic,”Fraydainformed her. ”Please do not mention our venue on your VIBE site or HipHop Culture magazine.”
ApriltoldSibrenaabout the odd request saying, ”It did not make me feel welcomed to come at all.”
When starKaren Gravanogot wind of the scandalous demands she issued this statement:
“I’m completely outraged at Frames Bowling Lounge and especially at the management. I can’t believe that in 2013 the ignorance of racism still exists. If I would have known prior to our contracts being signed I would have canceled.”
“I would never subject my friends to this type of treatment. I have a bi-racial daughter and I do not condone discrimination of any kind.”
Karen reveals thatFraydawas difficult to deal with from day one.
“When I was dealing with the manager,Frayda Resnick, it was about to go left real fast,” she shares. ”I’m trying to be the better person and not flip out on anyone but I was about to smash the b*tch in the face with her f**king bowling ball! I will never patronize that place nor would I recommend it to anyone that I know. The management and staff was rude, racists and disrespectful.”
Fraydadefends her behavior as just trying to appease the owners expectations of the event’s publicity. ”The MOB Wives event was set up as barter for positive press related to High Fashion, NYC Society and Gossip,” she maintains.
“We were specific when designing the barter as to which press outlets would receive the release, and what the story angle should be. The night was designed to be about hosts and guests having fun and relaxing at an upscale venue, for the premiere of a new Season of the hit reality show. Any other requested press angles, relating to attendees other than the 3 hosts, or alternate press outlets were respectfully declined.”
Fraydaalso insists her “guest lists” demands were related to the dress code of an “upscale venue.”
“Frames is a professional and meticulously run establishment, and we value patronage from all visitors, regardless of their race, gender, height, weight, professional background or ethnicity,” Frayda asserts. “We have a strict dress code, and expect all guests of the venue to respectfully adhere to it. Our security staff is set up to deny access to any hostile or combative guests, and they performed as instructed.”
So people like Jay-Z don’t own suits, apparently… And furthermore has she SEEN the way some of the Mob Wives dress? «shudder» Her definition of “upscale” is clearly different than mine!
For formal occasions.
The Keffiyeh is not a fashion statement. It is a political statement. Know what you’re wearing before you falsely adorn it.
Outside of the Middle East and North Africa, the keffiyeh first gained popularity among activists supporting the Palestinians in the conflict with Israel.
Its prominence increased in the 1960s with the beginning of the Palestinian resistance movement and its adoption by Palestinian politician Yasser Arafat. Another Palestinian figure associated with the keffiyeh is Laila Khaled, a female member of the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. These photos often included Khaled wearing a keffiyeh in the style of a Muslim woman’s hijab, wrapped around the head and shoulders. This was unusual, as the keffiyeh is associated with Arab masculinity, and many believe this to be something of a statement by Khaled, denoting her equality with men in the Palestinian armed struggle.The colors of the stitching in a keffiyeh are also vaguely associated with Palestinians’ political sympathies. Traditional black and white keffiyehs became associated with Fatah. Later, red and white keffiyehs were adopted by Palestinian Marxists, such as the PFLP. Today, Palestinian Marxists have virtually disappeared, and red and white keffiyehs are instead identified with Hamas.
The color symbolism of the scarves is by no means universally accepted by all Palestinians or Arabs. Its importance should not be overstated, as the scarves are used by Palestinians and Arabs of all political affiliations, as well as by those with no particular political sympathies.
today, this symbol of Palestinian identity is now largely imported from China. With the scarf’s growing popularity in the 2000s, Chinese manufacturers entered the market, driving Palestinians out of the business. In 2008, Yasser Herbawi, who for five decades had been the only Palestinian manufacturer of keffiyehs, is now struggling with sales. The Herbawi Textile Factory has 16 machines. In 1990, all 16 machines were functioning, making 750 keffiyahs per day. Today, only 2 machines are used, making a mere 300 keffiyahs per week. Unlike the Chinese manufactured ones, Herbawis uses 100% cotton. Yasser Herbawis son, Izzat, states the importance of creating the Palestinian symbol, in Palestine, “the keffiyah is a tradition of Palestine and it should be made in Palestine. We should be the ones making it.”.
If you’re going to buy a Keffiyeh, make sure it is made in Palestine or the Mid East. Not China.
In 2007, the American clothing store chain, Urban Outfitters, stopped selling keffiyehs after “a pro-Israel activist… complained about the items”, and the store also issued a statement that “the company had not intended ‘to imply any sympathy for or support of terrorists or terrorism’ in selling the keffiyehs and was pulling them”.
And that is why I never shop at Urban Outfitters.
Point being people, know what it symbolizes. It’s not cute, it’s not on sale, it’s not ‘what’s in’ …it’s a support for freedom.