A friend of mine reminded me, yesterday, that feminine doesn’t mean anti-feminist. It’s something I have never doubted, of course, but it’s good to be reminded of: women in frills and bows and pretty dresses can be powerful, strong, and assertive, too. A woman’s ability does not derive from her style of dress or demeanor. She may be girly to the core and still run rings around any idiot that makes the mistake of crossing her, as so many of my beautifully girly — but amazingly brilliant — friends can attest. Moreover, a woman may enjoy or appreciate things that are traditionally feminine, but not be defined by those things. We are more than just our shoes and our shopping, just as our more masculine friends are more than just their porn.
Iris, this one’s for you, and for all of my other brilliant, fierce, powerful, accomplished, battle-hardened, amazing, hilarious, wonderful, insane, generous, creative, inspiring girly-girl friends out there. I am awestruck by all the things you do, and I have a Jenna Marbles-sized girl-crush on every last one of you.
Skin: Tableau Vivant, as usual
Hair: Wasabi Pills — Skye by MissAllSunday Lemon
Dress: Ladies Who Lunch — Street Minidress by Faint Paulse
Collar: Glam Affair — Vanity Collar by Aida Ewing
Claws: Amorous — Lacerated by Matchbook Monday
Boots: Gos — Urban Boot by Gospel Voom
Tattoo: Vestigium — Mermaid’s Enchantment by Lu Scorpio
Poses: oOo Studio by Olaenka Chesnokov; Del May by Del May