Friday, June 18, 2021

Fashion Friday: We Were Not Designed To Be Forever Young

While Kurt Schlichter points out that this is all you need to know about Critical Race Theory:

kurt schlicter all you need to know about crtAshleigh-the-Lion Shackleford gives a lecture titled "All White People Are Racist" to some white people. *Paypal Me 

I would like to point out that it is also all you need to know about fashion. First of all, let me get this out of the way: this has NOTHING to do with Fat Shaming. In fact, after reading the Lion’s self-description

Hunter Ashleigh Shackelford (they/she) is a Black fat cultural producer, multidisciplinary artist, nonbinary shapeshifter, and data futurist based in Atlanta, Georgia, with roots in Richmond, Virginia. They are the creator and director of a Southern body liberation organization, Free Figure Revolution, which focuses on decolonizing antiblack body violence. With bylines in Wear Your Voice Magazine, For Harriet, Buzzfeed, and Teen Vogue, Hunter illustrates the relationship between Blackness, fatness, desire, queerness, and popular culture.

I’m not even sure “they” ARE fat.

What I do know is that I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that outfit anywhere in public - let alone holding a seminar which I presume is intended to be taken seriously - and I’m pretty sure I weigh less than half what The Lion does. But since the topic today is fashion I would like to remind everyone that it isn’t what you weigh but rather how you choose to display it that reveals your sense, both fashion and common. Ashleigh The Lion appears to have neither.

And now, since it is Fashion Friday, a brief recap of last week’s fashion from the G7 and visit with the Queen. Here is my favorite Dr. Jilly look from the trip:

Screen Capture #1048

…messy fake blonde locks and extensions, tacky bedazzled LOVE jacket, weirdly draped Dalmatian spotted frock

dots coming and goingWhich draped no better in the coming than in the going…

and Minnie Mouse pumps - accessorized by a semi-sentient elder statesman. It manages to capture the entire Biden Presidency in one photo op.

And here is my least favorite:

kate jill2

It’s hard to pinpoint what I hate most: the flouncy, see-through skirt, the floral turned back cuffs that match the jacket pocket flap linings, the ill-fitted shoulders of the hot pink boucle blazer, the embroidered face diaper, the leg plaster?

All I know for sure is that if there were ever a poster child for why older women should wear their hems below the knee – with stockings – this is it.jill and katherine

Honey-babe: we were not designed to be forever young, I don’t care what Bob Dylan said.