"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest feais that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous ? Actually, who are you not to be ? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
[Inauguration Speech of Nelson Mandela, 1994. The sentence “As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” is from Marianne Williamson.]
Crystal bits of snowflakes,
All around my head and in the wind,
I had no illusions.
That I'd ever find a glimpse
Of summer's heatwaves in your eyes
You did what you did to me,
Now it's history I see,
Here's my comeback on the road again."
[Big In Japan - Alphaville]
Gabrielle Loodts. February 6, 2011.
ANGEL IN THE SKY :
"I've tried so hard
To tell myself that you're gone
And though your still with me
I've been alone all along".
[MY IMMORTAL - Evanescence]
Crepe blouse with sleeves. Matching skirt with chiffon layers.
Gabrielle Loodts. May 29, 2010.
MY SWEET PRINCE:
"My sweet prince,
You are the one.
Me and my valuable friend,
Can fix all the pain away.
So before I end my day,
My sweet prince,
You are the one".
[My sweet prince - Placebo]
Jacket of Black Pearl and Skirt of the Warrior.
Gabrielle Loodts. Marsh 20 2011.
Long dresses for all boys
equipped like my been engaged
The great shock for most vicious
it is soon hunting for the witches
ambiguous until the retina
["Le 3ième sexe" - INDOCHINE]
Gabrielle Loodts August 2007.
AND ME I DANCE
"It is as a light
Which slips into the black
It is already the border
The end of the corridor
And me I dance
I lost the memory"
[It is always a mystery - Pierre Rapsat]
Dress with great width worked in small superimposed wheels. Adjusted and round cut off blouse.
Gabrielle Loodts. February 3, 2008.
Soldier of Peace:
European United States Forces. Cap and jacket Merxx, skirt and glasses, boots in Gortex.
Gabrielle Loodts August 2006.
The garçonnes or the first women in trousers.
Less than one hundred years before the movement of the men out of Skirts, there were the women in trousers.... This article pays homage to these women pionnières who had courage to face the homophobie, with the mockeries, with the disapproval of the society during the decade 1920-1930 while carrying the trousers. By adopting the dress of the men, they were the precursors of the movement of emancipation and liberalization of the women.
Poses calculated or urgent seized by the photographer ?
"the garçonne with the car".
Symbol of the Mad years, the garçonne, with her cut hair, her shortened dresses, her tubular look is a figure of androgyne mode which hesitates between masculine and invention of a new femininity. She incarne, in ambiguous manner, the emancipation of the women. The adversaries with this emancipation did not fail to compare the garçonnes to the lesbians, thus using the homophobie against the women. Thus, since 1889, we estimate that we almost always can suspect a homosexuality among women who carry the short hair or which gets dressed like men or who practise the sports of the men. The sign of the sex by clothing is indeed at that time a fundamental cultural feature. It assigns each sex in its place in all the manifestations of the social life. However, in this century marked by the male domination, to adopt the dress of the men is a gesture of stamping. Women face to the sarcastic remarks become models for the women witch like freedom: Rosa Happiness, George Sand, exploring Jane Dieulafoy or the writter Rachilde wear the male dress.
Short cut and squared said precisely "to the garçonne"
In 1920, the short cut and squared said precisely "to the garçonne" holds the top of the paving stone while the movie inaugurates the legendary career of star like Louise Brooks. The opponents of the emancipation of the women make run the rumour that the short cuts cause baldnesses, or, on the contrary, activate the pilosity of the face... But a new femininity is invented : The released neck and the nape of the neck emphasize outer earrings. On the stripped arms scintillate of many rigid bracelets, tightened "with the slave" while the movement of the body is underlined by many jewels imagination and pins...
New femininity: the released nape of the neck emphasizes large collars.
The arrival of the trousers
The appearance of the trousers In 1924, the Skirts are "short": on average to 26 cm of the ground. In 1925, they are to 30 or 35 cm of the ground. In 1926, they are to 40 cm then lengthen gradually until 1930 when they will be stabilized to 30 or 32 cm of the ground. But with the garçonne, male wardrobe enters the female cloakroom. It is not a question of vestimentary eccentricity but falls under a progress of feminism. The equality of the sexes seems initially like a negation of femininity and a will to imitate the men. The trousers, symbol of virility appears at the end of the Twenties in female wardrobe even they are already used since 1920 for horsemanship, hunting or golf. They also exist in the form of silk pyjamas to replace the housecoat since 1924. With the variation of the changes, the countryside will remain a long time faithful to its vestimentary traditions and its regional costumes. Thus, a long time, some priests will refuse the communion with the girls in trousers. The public school will hardly be shown more tolerant by prohibiting the trousers until the end of the Sixties, except during the winter rigours, provided that it is carried under the Skirt. In 1930, the women's right to get dressed as a man is even discussed in front of the courts. Thus, Violette Morris, catch of the sporting female Federation of France carries felt sorry for because its federation withdrew her licence because of her behaviour considered to be too male. To 37 years, she increases very short cut hair, the trousers and jacket with tie. she will be even marked by the rumour to have to remove her too prominent chest to drive its car... The court will declare that "to carry trousers not allowed for women, the sporting female federation of France had perfectly the right to prohibit it"...
The actress Charlotte Andler in 1929.
Jacket, trousers, shirt, bow tie, gloves.
Male wardrobe enters the female cloakroom.
Nevertheless, these courageous women will triumph over the aesthetic divergences, morals and policies to enter manners and to thus open the way of the modern woman such as we know it today.
"Les Garçonnes. Modes et fantasmes des années folles".
Christine Bard, Paris, Flammarion, 1998.
Short cut and squared said precisely "to the garçonne"
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"I defy the chance.
In this world which has
neither tail nor head
I do not make of it that at my head.
I do not admit that
my resolutions are threatened.
I am chameleon..."
[Sans contrefaçon - Mylène Farmer]
Spring dress "chameleon".
Gabrielle Loodts. April 23th 2008.
"And if the life were a shooting star crossing a dark eternity, each one would have the leisure to make it shine with his guise."
He is rebellious. He refuges which the world is fixed. To make shine the world like a star, he wears a perfecto and boots red and his "Grunge" skirt in 3 thicknesses of fabric.
Gabrielle Loodts. December 14, 2008.
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20/02/2012 - 17h35
- L'hay les roses
- France -
Mais le symbole plus emblématique de la mode à la garçonne est la coupe de cheveux. Incarnée au cinéma par l’actrice Louise Brook, la coupe courte devient célèbre et est porté par toutes les femmes. Symbole d'émancipation, la coupe courte séduit et s'impose. En 1925, une femme sur trois aurait fait couper ses cheveux. Mais déjà en 1903, Colette arborait la coiffure courte. En mai 1917 Paul Morand écrit : « depuis 3 jours, c’est la mode de porter les cheveux courts. Toutes, elle suivent le mouvement, mené par Mme Letellier et Channel…». Les cheveux sont donc coiffés suivant la mode masculine, sous un chapeau cloche, à haute caloque cylindrique et dont les bords étroits tombent juste au dessus des sourcils. Les frères Antoine et René Rambaud devienne maitre dans l’art de cette coiffure qui fut renommer la coupe à la garçonne.
19/08/2014 - 10h29
- India -
I Love Wearing Straped bras,panties,skirts,stockings and heels.They make me feel girly
Last msg of golden book :
- France -
- added 25/07/2014.
Je suis un amateur du port de la jupe et robe chez l'homme, et il m'arrive d'en porter, comme tout autre vêtement dit féminin, du haut au bas. J'ai 32 ans et j'aimerai m'assumer ainsi depuis l'âge de 16 ans.
Pour moi, on ne définit pas notre sexe de par ce qu'on porte. Du tissu aux couleurs quelqu'elles soient, variés ou non, ne veut pas dire qu'on est forcément une femme. Il faut oublier en partie au moins ce que la mode nous apprend, voire nous oblige à porter. Si un homme souhaite s'habiller en femme, puisqu'on ne pourrait le dire autrement, alors soit, et cela ne signifie pas qu'il est gay ou bi. Je suis hétéro malgré que j'apprécie les vêtements féminins. J'aime porter toutes sortes de jupes, robes, collants et chaussures en premier lieu réservés aux femmes.
M'inscrire m'est un peu difficile encore, mais j'y songe sérieusement. Merci de me lire
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