First of all, I’d like to apologise for my lack of posts last week, I was bedridden with the combination of a virus and tonsillitis. Now that I’ve recovered from my near death experience, I would like to talk to you all about the true definition of Feminism, (with the help of Queen B).
The subject of Feminsim is often confused within today’s society. There are more than one type of Feminsim, but ultimately all Feminists are trying to achieve the same goal. Lyrics spoken by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Beyoncé’s song, Flawless, define Feminsim in a simple but effective way…
We teach girls to shrink themselves to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. A marriage can be a system of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they can not be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.
The quote speaks for itself and I stand by it with my entire being. The next time you hear someone accusing Feminsits of being wrong or matriarchal, correct them with this accurate statement, then come and sip tea with Queen B and me.
Anxiously anticipating confirmation that Hedi Slimane’s exit from Paris fashion house Saint Laurent was a cruel April Fool’s PR stunt left the joke on me. The rumours are true. his contract expired Thursday and it could not be negotiated to suit all parties.
“What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the fashion house”, words spoken by the chairman of Kering, François-Henri Pinault.
Since Slimane became the Creative Director of Yves Saint Laurent back in March 2012, the house has dramatically changed. Here’s just a few examples of how…
The name change:
Ditching the ‘Yves’ in the Saint Laurent name caused press and public outrage. Heavy criticism and multiple items of clothing were marketed as ‘Ain’t Laurant Without Yves’.
Slimane also changed the aesthetic of the stores: white marble, black slate and gold. An edgy but stylishly modern approach to compliment the Saint Laurent recreation.
The Hedi Slimane Saint Laurent girl wears biker jackets and jeans teamed with a thick black smokey eye and a bold red lip. Wearable with a rockstar edge.
In 2015, the house accumulated just over $1 billion in sales revenue and from 2012 to 2014, the Saint Laurent revenue increased 20% every year. Monsieur Slimane has been a huge success for the fashion house.
Who do you want to replace Hedi Slimane?