Alexander McQueen S/S 2005 ‘It’s Only a Game’
"This collection is called It’s Only a Game and was inspired by Peter Weir’s film Picnic at Hanging Rock. The collection itself was staged as a chess game, and the inspiration for the chess game came from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Girls walked onto the runway as particular pieces of the chess game. The lead characters of the chess games, in terms of the clothing, were very apparent. And one of the most distinctive pieces was the knight. She was wearing a leather cuirass with a skirt that was made out of horsehair. Her head was covered with a harness and a ponytail that looked like a horse’s tail. And the two queens were actually wearing garments that were inspired by the eighteenth-century panniers, with a wide-hipped silhouette. And the two kings were actually in American footballer outfits with wide shoulder pads and American football helmets. McQueen was deeply inspired by film throughout his career—Hitchcock, most famously, in collections like Birds—but he was also inspired by films which seemed less artistically driven, like The Green Mile. The finale of the actual collection was a checkmate between the two rival teams, meant to represent Japan on one side and America on the other." - Andrew Bolton via
Love this and I’m so there for this trend. I’m going to come up with a list of all the reasons why I love Felicity, from her quirky panda shoes to her ponytail, to her card counting, and all the things I want her to be & see the show highlight.
So come join in and spread the word!
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How do you like the bounty hunting business?
-Kill white people and get paid for it? What’s not to like?
I’M LAUGHING SO HARD I’M TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO MY SISTER WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING ON TEEN WOLF AND I WAS TELLING HER ABOUT MALIA SO SHE LOOKED HER UP AND…
Sterek AU: Stiles shows Derek the plan he has set up to get rid of the Nogitsune before it completely takes over Stiles’ mind and body. Derek asks an irrelevant question that is actually pretty important.
I understand that the air force has been through budget cuts but damn
i know, they can’t even afford the new Firebolts
Are those Cleansweep Sevens???
God, so embarrassing.
Puhlease, Cleansweep Sevens look way better than that, those are probably Cleansweep Fives
The most intense form of pretentious dishevelment I’ve ever seen in my life.
EVERY WORD OF THAT SENTENCE IS PURE GOLD
THIS IS AWESOME.
California expanded abortion access to allow nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physicians’ assistants to provide aspiration abortions (first trimester). They’ve added nearly 50 providers already, with more to come.
Early abortion is safer and less expensive than later abortion, so it’s natural to expand access to it. Allowing nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants to provide abortion allows for a continuity of care, since many people get their general healthcare from those professionals. Integrating abortion care into general practice reduces the isolation, and therefore violent targeting of abortion providers.
A huge amount of support from this bill came from Black and Latina women, working with Black Women for Wellness, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, and ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, an abortion fund, healthline, and advocacy group. The face of abortion activism is too often white, middle/upper class, and older, but these groups worked to elevate younger, women of color’s voices, which expanded the base of support for the bill.
It’s hard to believe this can be happening at the same time Texas is closing all but five women’s health clinics. I hope other states take a look at the success of this law and follow California’s example.
I’m that part of the fandom that can’t gif, make edits, write fanfiction or draw I’m just kind of here like
Which makes you the commenter, the fic-reccer, the source-finder, the link-poster, the headcanon buddy, the forum-poster, the kink-prompter, the conversation starter, the number one fan, the miscellaneous details and subconscious fact-checker.
aka: you’re the person all those other skill-sets are producing for.
I like you.
Let me tell you about the sheer brilliance that is Meryl Streep and her creation of Miranda Priestly.
Ask any young woman what her favourite film of Meryl’s would be, and I’m quite certain that The Devil Wears Prada would come up in conversation, favourite or not. And it may seem like a generic answer: oh, a film about fashion, so obviously women would identify with it. No, that’s not it. This film isn’t about fashion. This film, as Meryl says, “is a story about a woman at the head of a corporate ladder who’s misunderstood, who’s motives and pressures on her are intense and who doesn’t have time to play certain nice games.”
And though screentime and first bill casting can indicate that Andrea Sachs is the main character, who are you really left thinking about at the end of the film?
Miranda Priestly — the woman who was written as a fictional equivalent to Anna Wintour from the novelist Lauren Weisberger’s experience as her assistant — in the novel was a raging, two-dimensional boss from Hell written only to antagonize and complicate the lives of her employees with impossible standards and even more impossible demands. She was expected to resemble Vogue’s editor-in-chief (Miranda’s office in the film a near replica of Anna’s), so imagine everyone’s fucking surprise the first day Meryl showed up on set wearing an untested wig white as snow, with a voice that never raised, where the most deadly delivery was a whisper.
But this scene on the right, this scene that hadn’t existed until Meryl went and thought, “wait a minute, there’s an imbalance of character here…” so she brought it to light and this was written. Sparingly, as it was said, yet one of the very few scenes to be altered in the entire film. This is how it went: Meryl showed up to the scene without any make-up. She walked in, didn’t talk to anybody, sat down and did it, got up and left, went downstairs and waited. She did this scene once.
And the thing is, this wasn’t meant for you to suddenly cheer for Miranda; it was to show you that she was human and that her success came with a costly price that hurt her the most. She thawed the Snow Queen, extinguished the flames of the fiery boss from Hell and gave her what she never had on paper: substance.
If completely reinventing a character from a subpar novel by giving her actual character and successfully distinguishing her from the woman she was based on isn’t considered pure talent, then I don’t know what is.
my uncle is a vet assistant and he also puppy sits for clients when they go on vacation