Showing posts from March, 2015

[Book Review]: Janet Mock - Redefining Realness

I first heard about Janet Mock around the internet - probably on Tumblr, where she is famous for her gender advocacy and activism. There are some young feminists in the online community who are big fans of hers, and I'm sure it was one of their reblogs that lead me to the Marie Claire article about Janet Mock's journey to becoming a transgender woman.

After I read that article, it seemed like I kept seeing news and articles about or by Janet all over the internet. I saw some reviews of her book, and put it on my "to-read" list.

Often, the best way to reach an audience is to tell your own story. Janet does this bravely with her book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. It is an account of her life so far: her early inner conflicts about gender, identity and her place in the world; her determination to take up that space, and fully exist in it, without fear. It's a brief overview of the lessons she learned and obstacles she…

Autumn 2015: Distressed (Denim) x Duster (Jacket)

I have all these ideas in my head of what I wish I dressed like. I wish my wardrobe was made of great (read: good cut, better fit) pairs of jeans and beautiful outerwear - blazers, waterfall jackets, parkas, trench coats.

I don't know where I would be going in all these clothes, since campus is not a catwalk, and I spend the rest of my time in my room (or sometimes at the mall)...but I keep believing that one day I will walk out in a denim, white blouse and trench coat outfit, finished off with the perfect court shoe of stiletto pump, and make a serious statement.

Some of my favourite images from the internet:

It looks like retailers are going to be making the trench coats and the distressed denim (which have been popular overseas for the past few months) available in our stores.

 I've only seen the style I want at Woolworths. They are beautiful, but they are so far out of my budget, I might as well be talking about buying real estate on the moon.
Still, they are beautiful to …