Ok, I have been holding on to this post in my drafts for almost 8 months. I have been desperately waiting to publish it, but I thought it would be cruel to do so in the winter. In anticipation of spring fashion, I am hitting send today! Yes, there is a snowstorm predicted for this afternoon, but I don’t care anymore. Let it be spring!
You heard me, Barbie has a new body and she is not ashamed to show it off! We had to wait 57 years for it to happen, but late is better than never! The Barbie-obsessed little girl inside me is screaming of joy!!
Introducing… “Curvy Barbie”!
Time magazine has released a great in-depth article about the entire history and new launch of this collection.
The new Barbie isn’t only curvier, she is more diverse overall: she is darker, edgier, has curly hair, and ultimately more accessible. I mean, this hasn’t solved world peace, but it’s a start.
As I was curating these Barbie images, right away, I was assigning them to girls I knew. I would like to take you on a journey of my thought process… so here goes!
Meet Rosie Waugh of Secondhand Rose. I like her style, so I asked her a few questions.
What’s your passion for fashion?
My passion for fashion started when I was much younger. I am incredibly shy and have been anxious my entire life and I have found that wearing interesting pieces is a great icebreaker. I’m not the best at typical small talk but I love bonding with people over shared interest and I find fashion to be the most relatable thing. My style has definitely evolved from when I was younger, I was much more wild back then, but I still love to break out the odd statement piece to gain some (hopefully positive) attention.
What XLusive tip can you share?
The most freeing moment in my fashion life was the moment that I decided to wear what I wanted to wear and to rock what makes me feel most comfortable. I’m definitely a bigger girl and I gravitate towards more boxy and oversized pieces which is something I’ve been told to stay away from my entire life. Throwing out all of the rules and not letting anyone tell you what to wear is such an amazing feeling! One tip that I’d like to share is to go shopping alone. That’s when I personally find my best pieces. I just concentrate on what I like and what I know I’ll wear and I block out all of the outside noise and pressure.
I finally had a moment to myself last night to #netflixandchill. I love documentaries, particularly when they are fashion related. “Iris” was on my to-watch list for a while, including “The real cost” (a look at the somewhat depressing truth of fast fashion and the negative effects it has on our planet and society).
When I watch documentaries or read books about fashion I always feel compelled to write a review. Like a mini book report.
Here are a few observations that really struck me from the movie “Iris”, more so Iris’ point of view and philosophy on fashion and life in general.
She was a very hard worker and truly gifted artist. She was fortunate enough to have been surrounded by the right people and take advantage of where she was brought up, New York! All the stars were aligned, and she took advantage of life!
Here are a few of my favourite lines:
– You shouldn’t give a damn about the party, what’s important is getting dressed for it!
– It’s the process of getting dressed that’s fun
– Style is a gut feeling, not math
– Someone once told me “You’re not pretty, but you have something much better: style”.
One thing that really resonated with me, was the strong relationship with her husband. They both have an amazing sarcastic sense of humour and are still very much in love. ? Even at 90 (Iris) and 100 (Albert) their love for each other has not faded. I love how Iris pets his hair, and he calls her child, or something of that sort. Sadly, Albert has recently passed, which I’m sure has greatly affected Iris.
“Iris” was a fun and quick documentary to watch. Lots of great lessons in life jam packed in only 1:17 minutes.
Have you seen it? Any recommendations of other documentaries I should watch? Leave me a comment below!