Neck Kraken scarf pattern, by Annie Watts. From her Cryptozoology book of knitting patterns (available as individual patterns, e-book, and actual print book).
Antanique, 21, Soho
Photographed by: Jean Michel
Beyonce SHUTS IT DOWN in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang at the Costume Institute Gala in NYC, May 8th
“Une Femme Est Une Femme” photographed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, and styled by Samuel François for Lula #16 S/S 2013
Today at work, I wore this pretty form-fitting outfit because well… because I can. And a woman, probably in her mid to late 30s asks me… “Can I ask you a question without purposely trying to offend you?” Of course I said she could and then she asks me… “Do you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing?” and I kind of confusedly answered that I did feel comfortable in what I was wearing. She then asked “Even though it’s extremely… form-fitting?” And I said “Especially because it’s form fitting.” She then told me that she thought I looked beautiful but asked how I was so comfortable, as a full-figured woman, wearing something tight. And I simply answered “Because I love my body. I love my shape. I love who I am. It took me a long time to be okay with what kind of body I have but now I love it and if I choose to change it, I can. If I don’t choose to, then I won’t. Sure, I have things I don’t like about myself but overall I can’t say I’m disappointed in the way I look or feel in the clothes I choose to wear.”
She then called me her “She-Hero” and bought an outfit just like the one I was wearing.
This is why I love my job.