this week was so nice!!! lectures will end in two weeks and I’m a little sad and also a little glad :DDD I’m gonna miss some of my teachers :’) I’m so tired of studying but I need to keep going :)) I’m really looking forward to the holidays because my dog is going to live in my apartment for a week while my family is on vacation and it’s gonna be so nice
“Exceptions are made, however, with regards to Taylor Swift. The pop star asked to purchase a sample bag from a Glamour cover shoot in 2012 and was photographed with it all over the world."I will admit that I never charged her,” Fox says. “She beat it to death, so within a year, she had a problem with a piece of the hardware, and she sent it back because she wanted it repair. And I replaced it with another bag because she didn’t want to be without it.” Now Swift owns a Mark Cross purse for each of her fashion personas, from girly to Met Gala goth.“
In our society, it’s easier to sell somebody the idea of not being enough versus ‘You’re enough.’ It’s like we women consciously decide we’re going to be mean to ourselves, but you’re your own hero, not some image you can’t live up to.
“I could never understand these phobias about parts of her body. I have already mentioned her feelings about her hair, but she also felt that her ‘paws’, as she called them, were too big and ugly. They were certainly not the exquisite long-nailed appendages of some women, but they were fine actress’s hands which she could use to great effect, and she couldn’t have expected them to be anything else since she did a great deal of heavy gardening work in her various gardens. At other times she would complain about her neck, saying that it was too long, or about her legs, that they were too thick, too fat, too short. All nonsense, in my opinion.” -Angus McBean
I met a man a couple of years ago who had grown up with a huge amount of money. And he said to me in passing, “You know, money is not the most important thing.” Which is both true, and profoundly ignorant. Because when you have no money, it is absolutely the most important thing. Only someone who has never had to worry can make a statement like that.
Opinion on Neelam Gill? Not just as an inej fc but like asa person?
i!! love!! neelam!! so much!!!!!!! she’s beautiful inside and out and i’m just floored everytime bc she’s so humble and down to earth but she always keeps it real and says it like it is and you’ll never see her starting any unnecessary drama or sugarcoating things. she’s a boss ass hard-working lady who’s never looked down her nose on anyone and tbh i don’t think she’d ever let the fame get to her head like.. she’s just not that type of person imo!! overall i respect the EFF out of her and also not to point out the obvious but um… she’s just Out Of This World gorgeous idk how else to put it but she’s welcome to step on me anyday hmu
The world has a difficult time with the female auteur.
I have nothing against Kanye West. Help me with this—I’m not dissing him—this is about how people talk about him. With the last album he did, he got all the best beatmakers on the planet at the time to make beats for him. A lot of the time, he wasn’t even there. Yet no one would question his authorship for a second. If whatever I’m saying to you now helps women, I’m up for saying it. For example, I did 80% of the beats on Vespertine and it took me three years to work on that album, because it was all microbeats—it was like doing a huge embroidery piece. Matmos came in the last two weeks and added percussion on top of the songs, but they didn’t do any of the main parts, and they are credited everywhere as having done the whole album. [Matmos’] Drew [Daniel] is a close friend of mine, and in every single interview he did, he corrected it. And they don’t even listen to him. It really is strange.
How does it make you feel when this happens now?
I have to say—I got a feeling I am going to win in the long run, but I want to be part of the zeitgeist, too. I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining things. It’s tough. Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times. Girls now are also faced with different problems. I’ve been guilty of one thing: After being the only girl in bands for 10 years, I learned—the hard way—that if I was going to get my ideas through, I was going to have to pretend that they—men—had the ideas. I became really good at this and I don’t even notice it myself. I don’t really have an ego. I’m not that bothered. I just want the whole thing to be good. And I’m not saying one bad thing about the guys who were with me in the bands, because they’re all amazing and creative, and they’re doing incredible things now. But I come from a generation where that was the only way to get things done. So I have to play stupid and just do everything with five times the amount of energy, and then it will come through.
When people don’t credit me for the stuff I’ve done, it’s for several reasons. I’m going to get very methodical now! [laughs] One! I learned what a lot of women have to do is make the guys in the room think it was their idea, and then you back them up. Two! I spend 80% of the writing process of my albums on my own. I write the melodies. I’m by the computer. I edit a lot. That for me is very solitary. I don’t want to be photographed when I’m doing that. I don’t invite people around. The 20% of the album process when I bring in the string orchestras, the extras, that’s documented more. That’s the side people see. When I met M.I.A., she was moaning about this, and I told her, “Just photograph yourself in front of the mixing desk in the studio, and people will go, ‘Oh, OK! A woman with a tool, like a man with a guitar.’” Not that I’ve done that much myself, but sometimes you’re better at giving people advice than doing it yourself. I remember seeing a photo of Missy Elliott at the mixing desk in the studio and being like, a-ha!
It’s a lot of what people see. During a show, because there are people onstage doing the other bits, I’m just a singer. For example, I asked Matmos to play all the beats for the Vespertine tour, so maybe that’s kind of understandable that people think they made them. So maybe it’s not all sexist evil. [laughs] But it’s an ongoing battle. I hope it doesn’t come across as too defensive, but it is the truth. I definitely can feel the third or fourth feminist wave in the air, so maybe this is a good time to open that Pandora’s box a little bit and air it out.