imagine lucina had inherited chroms ‘rips-sleeve-to-show-brand’ but instead since her brands on her eye every time someone bought her sunglasses n she needs to wear them lucina will pop the left glass off the glasses and wear them without any shame whatsoever
Kaat Tilley comes from Brussels, has roots in Mechelen, and studied at the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She has been designing since 1983 in a highly personal style. Behind every Kaat Tilley garment there’s a complete story, that of every woman. She seeks to express symbolically every stage in a woman’s life, with all its ups and downs.
In 1989 she opened her own boutique in the prestigious Koningsgalerij in Brussels. Her unusual wedding and party dresses, with the name Black Lines, were the great eye-catchers. Her hazy, fairy-tale silhouettes fired the imagination. The original and specific mood of this collection is repeated in her ready-to-wear ladies’ collection Inner & Earthings.
Kaat Tilley designs have few straight lines; everything is soft and fluid. Her personal, complicated pattern studies result in almost unreal, irregular yet structured shapes. The dresses and skirts are always long, and consist of layer upon layer of light, fine knits, which produce slender outlines. Piping, embroidery, smocking and little pieces of knitwear at the wrists, elbows, hips, waist, shoulder curves, back panels and hems accentuate the curves. They emphasise the feminine shape, whilst making for a slender figure. Not that her clothes are intended for slim women only. The different layers, the asymmetry, the ribbons and the turn-ups achieve different silhouettes.
The Escape line is cheaper in execution and material, made mainly from jersey. It is easy to combine with the Inner & Earthings line. Kaat Tilley has also been making Frederiek — a collection for little girls — since 1994.
1997 was the first year in which she held a show during the Paris prêt-a-porter week.
Bad part of the fandom:Garnet is black omg if u don't say she's black ur a racist and no white people can cosplay her!!! PoC representation!!!! But black ppl can cosplay pearl uwu <3
Garnet:An alien, black coded based on her looks, can change her looks at any given moment if she wanted to, has a red color scheme that became more purple when she refused, is a rock
Jenny:A human, black, very much black, can change her appearance like any other person, but still will be black because she was born that way, still very black, will be black for her entire life, an actual poc
My professor in my Reading Development class was talking about how oral stories are important and should be used more often in the school curriculum as this helps kids with writing about themselves (which is rather difficult to get them to do.)
So she decided to share a family story that had been passed down.
She had this great aunt that had wanted to be a nun ever since she was a little girl. She joined a convent where she could only contact her family once a year. She was very close to her brother (my prof’s grandfather if I recall correctly.)
They would talk long hours and while the great-aunt’s brother respected her decision, he told her that if she ever changed her mind, to just call him and say she “needed a red dress.”
Somehow, the great-aunt got in contact with her old high school sweetheart. They started exchanging letters. Gradually, the letters went from friendly to romantic and one year the great-aunt called her brother to tell him to bring her “ a red dress and [sweetheart’s name.]” The brother immediately understand what was going on so he took the great-aunt’s loverboy with him to help her run away from the convent. They married and had three kids.
Beautiful story, right?
Well, there was a guy in class that of course had to let his opinion be known. Somehow, he took it that the story was all about the great-aunt’s brother making the decision to keep his sister from becoming “bitter” and “missing out on being wife and mother and fulfilling her nurturing role” and how the convent and the religion in of itself was “imprisoning” her and he “freed her.”
Now my class is predominantly female. And we were all looking at him in disbelief because that’s how he perceived the story. And we all gave a derisive laugh when he got into the “women all want to be mothers” spiel, which he realized, oh, yeah, what a silly thing to say.
Like the women perceived the story like this: a woman that struggled between choosing her love and what she wanted to do in her life, whatever choice she made, she was going to make a sacrifice. When she made a decision, she was the one that directed her brother and sweetheart on what to do.
I don’t know, it was just really caught me off-guard that he saw it so simply and seemingly changed who was the main character in that family story. Especially awkward, considering these were real people and he was making assumptions…
Like, here’s an important thing: he’s not an MRA, he’s actually nice, he wants to be an elementary teacher, he likes chatting with everyone, and he seems kind. And that’s important to remember because even decent guys mess up like this.