Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spider-Man Ladies and Rants

Dearest Sarah,

Yesterday my day was spent eating alone and reading 60 whatever-year-old Spider-Man comics so ya-know it was productive. And as much as I love the rip roaring fights between Peter Parker and Doctor Octopus I always enjoy reading the tragic love stories that take place in each issue more. WHY CAN'T YOU JUST LOVE AND ACCEPT HIM AS THE MASKED HERO HE IS BETTY? There are significantly less female roles in the comic but the ones that do exist are always well dressed and inspired me to draw some fabulous-fifties attire with a twist:

On the left is basically a classic dress that's seen a lot throughout the series, although it primarily worn in black so I FUNKIFIED IT UP BITCHES(plus she has blue hair which made the outfit a lot cooler than it would have been) and if you will kindly move your gaze over to the right you will see the shape of a regular dress of that era with a hood (Ooo) and some strange design I put down the front.
ALRIGHTY. So with the outfit on the left I basically copied a look out of Spider-Man but than I changed the top so it looked more Asian-y which I liked. On the last one, I took the top of a striped dress and made it a crop-top(how does she do it?) and then gave the little lady lovely high-waisted mom-jeans. Classy! 
Side Note: Excuse the broad shoulders on the orange-shirt girl. She has an unfortunate birth defect.

Now I will fully understand if you cease to continue reading as you scroll down to my upcoming rant but I am going to get it out of my system.

So as I was reading one of your recent posts Sarah,(I loved them by the way!) I came across a reference of yours to Us Magazine's "Fashion Police". Now I am in no way denying the fact that I've read the magazine before. I can't lie and say I don't enjoy reading 99% false celebrity gossip on occasion. HOWEVER, the article "Fashion Police" reeeeaaalllllly gets to me. If you're better than me and have escaped the lure of Us, than I'll explain. Basically the last two pages of the magazine are dedicated to 10+ images on celebrities apparently caught in the act of fashion "blunders" and then a panel of 15 or whatever "comedians" degrade and mock them. Lovely!

I often view Hollywood as a producer of cookie-cutter celebrities. This isn't the fault of the actors, actresses etc. but of society for dictating what is acceptable and what is not, and without society actors jobs would no longer exist. So, in effect they're forced to conform to the strict ideals presented to them . As a result, seeing celebrities featured in "Fashion Police" drives me crazy. These are people who have decided to be brave and think outside the box in a world that tries to stifle creativity. Yet instead of being praised for their fashion intelligence or daring choices they're ridiculed. Often the celebrities that end up in this article are the likes of Anna Wintour, Elle Fanning etc. Each of these ladies have such amazing style and independence. Anna Wintour is literally the face of fashion and in so many circles, the newest fashions are drawn from what she has decided. Elle Fanning, is years beyond her age and I'm literally obsessed with her. She's not only a minor being attacked through paparazzi but one of the most individualistic people in Hollywood at only fourteen. 

I wrote a while back to the magazine complaining about the article. I wasn't expecting to get a response  because I probably sounded like a psychotic bitch raving about the faults in today's society but it kind of felt good anyway. To rap this little diddy up, I get it if you like reading the magazine or others like it. I really do. Just maybe next time look over they articles similar to "Fashion Police"(dumb name by the way) and maybe kind of get what I'm talking about. OK SO I'M DONE NOW. You can breathe a sigh of relief. I'll go quietly back to my spider-man now and weep to myself.

(To be honest I really like this look so boo to you Us)


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