I have such a love-hate relationship with fashion. On the one hand, I appreciate it as an art form. On the other, I hate laundry. Yes, it’s really that simple.
Anyway, I’m thoroughly obsessed with the fact that the fall 2012 Givenchy line is clearly inspired by Game of Thrones. Lord, there’s even a pseudo-Direwolf in there!
Game of Givenchy
Big props to Miss Moss and @krisatomic for seeing the similarities. Each of the pieces is absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure about the eye-shade things, but I’ll leave it to you to figure out what they represent.
Onward! To more fashion news!
Prada goes steampunk
I’ve said this before: “nerd culture IS our culture” - and this seems like more proof of that. Two major fashion houses clearly drawing inspiration from geek worlds. In this case, it’s Prada’s newest menswear collection. You can see the photos over at When Geeks Wed - and I’ll tell you now, the poses kind of gave me a serious chuckle. I swore I was going to see a man wearing a monocle twirling a faux mustache.
I don’t even want to post this… BUT…
Nerd dads less sexist if they have daughters?
Let me say this first: I don’t agree with all of this. I don’t agree with many of the commenters. Do I think we have a bit of a sexism problem in geek culture? Yes. Do I think we have a bit of a sexism problem in our culture, in general. Yes. Do I think Reddit should be the basis of research or journalism on nerd dads? No.
Here’s the reason I share this: why must we paint such broad strokes about people? And why has the Internet turned into such an echo chamber for negativity?
I was reading Get off my Internets the other day and while I understand some of what the creator was trying to point out in the beginning, it has evolved into the equivalent of gossiping high schoolers picking on one another. And Jezebel, a site which I used to love, is constantly snarking on celebrities who aren’t “feminist enough” - it’s exhausting.
It just makes me sad. There’s a lot of good in the world. Scientists discovered the Higgs Boson, Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be on the Simpsons and Comic Con is next week.
And it’s FRIDAY.
Alright, I’ll just sit and dwell on positivity and let you tell me if I’m overreacting to all the haterade.
In the meantime, I wrote this stuff for other places on the interwebs. Go give them hits if you like.