Inspo: Shirley Manson

Never listened to Garbage much beyond their singles, but feelin’ some ’90s nostalgia for eternal badass Shirley Manson:

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Ignore the shirtless juggalo:

Happy Angsty weekend ūüôā

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<3 rosa diaz <3

Rosa Diaz of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a badass. The fictional police detective breaks things, almost never smiles, and doesn’t suffer fools. She’s also amazing at her job and dresses like a biker/assassin. Basically, she’s awesome. She would’ve been fired 10 times over in real life, but that’s the beauty of TV, eh?

Rosa Diaz. Know her. LOVE HER. As much as you can through gifs, anyway:

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BUT SHE HAS A WEAKNESS: Gilmore Girls.

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Got your number, Diaz.

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yayoi kusama on loving your art

I’m a big fan of love, and being in love, but one of my all-time fave quotes is about pouring yourself into your art rather than someone else. The gorgeous¬†Lula Magazine asked avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama if she’d ever been in love. This was her reply:

Looking back on some 40 years, I realize that I have been totally occupied with making my artworks that I simply did not have time to be in love. I am in love with my works.

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Here’s another good quote of hers from elsewhere:

I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art.

Wise lady. ‚̧

current obsession: rupaul’s drag race

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I know. Everyone else has been into RuPaul’s Drag Race since like 1942. SORRY I’M SO LATE 2 THA GAME.*

There’s something about drag that’s fascinating. How it plays with gender stereotypes. The looks are SO over the top. The guys aren’t aping realistic female looks — it’s femininity to an extreme.

Plus, it reveals how it takes 10 hours and 80 pounds of makeup to look that girly.¬†My¬†idealistic feminist wants to say drag exposes how ridiculous female beauty standards are. But I’m not sure there’s actually that much explicit social commentary? It’s between the lines, though, for sure.

Anyway, I’m sure someone else has already said all of this better somewhere else. LEZ GIT 2 THA MUSIKK.

*As with everything hip, the fabulous Jake got me into it.

Kelly Cutrone: the psychic ass-kick you need

I just finished Kelly Cutrone’s book¬†If You Have To Cry, Go Outside (And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You).

It was fantastic. Read it NOW.

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I guess I dug it for a few reasons:

  • She’s a badass bitch who isn’t afraid to be successful, be hated, and do what she wants.
  • She’s spiritual, but not in a Gwyneth Paltrow/Lululemon way…like non-obnoxiously inspired by Eastern religions.
  • She encourages you to BE UNIQUELY YOU. Figure out what it is you wanna do and DO IT. Don’t try to be anybody else.

I’d never heard of her (or seen her show,¬†Kell on Earth) before randomly deciding to put her book on hold at the library based on its title alone. Then I saw the cover: a serious, almost mean-looking lady with almost no makeup on (I C U, lipgloss) and hair severely pulled back. Wait, what? A hella-successful fashionista who’s less Gisele and more Amish?

There’s some basic stuff in there for 22-year-old fashion wannabes (don’t be so entitled; work hard; call people instead of emailing). But most of it is about Following Your Truth or whatever (including a short guide to creating your own religion)(!). It’s hard to describe without sounding super frou-frou. Her self-identified title of Mama Wolf gives some heft and weight to what could’ve veered into juice cleanse territory.

Anyway, I think it addresses a pretty common dilemma:¬†How much should I try to fit in vs. letting my freak flag fly? I’m afraid of being too weird at work, but when I’m around people who are REALLY out there, I feel square…but not square enough to hang with the Kens and Barbies. Kelly’s book is reassuringly “YOU DO YOU” and “YOU GOT THIS” without actually being that clich√©. OK fine, I’m having trouble describing it, but it’s just a kickass book! Go read it!

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