Posted on March 30, 2009 by Sublimefemme
In her comment on my Tomboy Chic post, angiesyounglover posted a great Studio Show movie featuring the androgynous Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen. (Thanks AYL!) For me, Freja highlights the distinction between being a tomboy and being androgynous. Like Jenny Shimizu, Freja is so gender flexible that she’s almost post-gender. And yet, she really does take the risks of identifying with the extremes of gender much like tomboy femmes.
Especially in light of the “tomboy chic” phenomenon, I’m curious about the influence of Freja and other contemporary models (of various sexual orientations) who are known for their androgynous looks. Omahyra Mota? Agyness Deyn? Anja Rubik? Who else? I’m not very familiar with the world of high fashion modeling so please make suggestions.
Here are some pics of Freja from the February 2009 issue of i-D magazine. What do you think?
Filed under: Beauty, Lesbian & Queer Genders | Tagged: androgyny, Freja Beha Erichsen, tomboy chic | 8 Comments »
Posted on March 26, 2009 by Sublimefemme
There’s no place like home, but sometimes you just need to pack up and get the hell out! Van and I have been working really hard lately so we’re leaving town for a much-needed getaway.
Our destination is top secret, but here’s a hint. If in the next few days you meet a fascinating femme who’s a dead ringer for Charlize Theron and her dapper Rachel Maddow look-a-like partner, that’s probably us. If you start talking to them and find that the femme has a penchant for words like “theorize” and has an opinion about absolutely everything, and the butch generally finds this charming instead of annoying, that’s definitely us.
Update: Van has now read this post an insists that she’s more annoyed than charmed by my opinionated tendencies. But I think she’s wrong. (See, this is just how opinionated I am!) “Charmed” may be a tad overstated by I think she’s generally bemused even if she won’t quite admit it.
OK, I have to pack and Van is telling me to Stop the Insanity and turn off the computer. (But she’s bemused, I swear.)
Happy weekend, all. Cheers!
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Posted on March 23, 2009 by Sublimefemme
It’s officially spring and time to rejoice in the sublimeness of lavender, my favorite color! Lucky me because pale violets are totally on trend this season.
If the thought of lavender lip gloss makes you nervous (not me, darlings–I’ve been patiently waiting for the right moment to pull out my MAC Nico lipglass), have no fear. Your sublimely femme tip of the day is this: everyone looks good in lavender eyeshadow, as the lovely Fergie demonstrates in MAC’s new Viva Glam campaign. Just make sure you keep it light and sheer.
What’s your favorite color for spring?
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Posted on March 21, 2009 by Sublimefemme
I finished my big project (on time!!) and am treating myself to a relaxing weekend. I’ve spent the day sitting around in my PJ’s and lavendar Uggs reading the paper and drinking coffee and I’m now heading to my favorite salon for a spa pedicure.
I’m a pedicure Diva, I admit it. In her Femme Economics column, Moira said that pedicures don’t seem worth it. Is she out of her ever loving mind? Pretty feet and toes are a necessity as far as I’m concerned. No need to balance my chakras with reflexology or some other trendy treatment–one pampering pedicure will revive body and spirit as far as I’m concerned! If only they had a bar at the salon, life would be perfect. 😉 Happy weekend, darlings!
Post-pedicure PS: My feet look exactly like this pic, except that my toenail color is OPI Red.
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Posted on March 16, 2009 by Sublimefemme
I’m not Irish but when I was a kid I desperately wanted to be. I’m not sure why (too many Shamrock Shakes?), but maybe it was just because being Irish seemed very different from my own ancestry. I was so captivated by the beauty and magic of Ireland (or really, my fantasy of what I thought Ireland was) that my family would actually give me St. Patrick’s Day cards. It seems silly, I know, but not nearly as silly as everyone drinking all those ridiculous green cocktails and green beer. Just say no! What could be better than this Irish beauty to get you in the spirit? Happy St. Patrick’s Day all! xo SF
Filed under: Beauty, femme for the holidays | Tagged: Irish beauty, Justine Joli | 4 Comments »