Girl Crush: Merry Crisp-mas

December 23, 2010 in Fashion, Personalities by alliemcc

Part 1 of my new Girl Crush Series, continuing in the New Year…

A mass for Quentin Crisp

Be yourself, no matter what they say

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Girl Crush: Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

January 6, 2011 in Fashion, Personalities by alliemcc

The woman, the myth, the legend…

I think the first photo I ever saw of Chanel. Photo by Man Ray. I was strongly imprinted by this photo…

“August 19th is my birthday. I was born under the sign of Leo. I am a Leo and, like a lion, I use my claws to prevent people from doing me harm, but, believe me, I suffer more from scratching than from being scratched.”

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Girl Crush: The Duchess of Alba

January 13, 2011 in Fashion, Personalities by alliemcc

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One of Vanity Fair's 2010 International Best Dressed: "the list is about individual taste, not fashion trends"

– thank goodness.

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Girl Crush: Sarah Bernhardt

January 20, 2011 in Costume, Design, Fashion, Girl Crush, Personalities by alliemcc

 

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Girl Crush: Winona LaDuke

February 3, 2011 in Girl Crush, Personalities, Social Responsibility, Sustainability by alliemcc

The one who knows / La que sabe.

This weekend I heard a radio program about Winona LaDuke and her work on sustainable, indigenous agriculture and energy in Minnesota. It didn't take very long for me to feel like we could totally be girlfriends.

LaDuke is probably best known by most people as Ralph Nader's Green Party running mate in 1996 and 2000.  In fact, she has a long resume of accomplishments, talents and projects.

To put it very briefly, she is a foremost worldwide activist, speaker, writer, and all-around shit-getting-done-er, particularly in the realms of women's rights, indigenous rights, and the environment, in no particular order.

Hellraiser.

Dangerous old woman.

Badass, beautiful.

Photo by Todd Cooper, via Eugene Weekly.

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Girl Crush: Dorothy Parker

February 17, 2011 in Fashion, Girl Crush, Personalities by alliemcc

 

Indian Summer

 

In youth, it was a way I had

To do my best to please,

And change, with every passing lad,

To suit his theories.

 

But now I know the things I know,

And do the things I do;

And if you do not like me so,

To hell, my love, with you!

 

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Girl Crush: Women. All of them. Everywhere.

March 3, 2011 in Girl Crush, Personalities, Self-Health, Social Responsibility, Style, Sustainability by alliemcc

I'm taking a break from my usual Girl Crush feature this month. We need to talk.

 

I am a feminist.

If you don’t like that word, or people who describe themselves with that word, you’re free to click elsewhere on the intertubes. Bye!

Everyone else: thanks for sticking around.

 

So basically, I love women, I love being a woman, and I love what we can do as women.

I’m pretty much disappointed by Women’s History Month.

Image via this blog

 

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Girl Crush: you.

March 31, 2011 in Fashion, Girl Crush, Personalities, Self-Health, Social Responsibility, Style, Sustainability by alliemcc

This is it. The last day of Women's Future Month.

Women, we need a new future. It’s going to take all the resources of Xena, She-Ra, Buffy, Nancy Drew and the Babysitters’ Club to defeat our enemies and make the world a safe, happy, shiny place for female-kind.

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Janeane Garofalo as Bowler in Mystery Men

The single most insidious enemy that women* today reckon with is the propaganda of our “problematic" bodies.

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Girl Crush: Lady Miss Kier

May 5, 2011 in Fashion, Girl Crush, Personalities, Style by alliemcc

Girl Crush is back! I know I owe you a few grrrlz…

If you were anywhere near a radio during the ‘90s, you were fortunate enough to hear the heyday of the dance group Deee-Lite.

One can’t help but chair-dance when “Groove is in the heart” graces the airwaves even now.

The most memorable aspect of the group was frontwoman Lady Miss Kier: singer, songwriter, go-go dancer, costumer, fashion designer, club kid messiah…

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