So far, December has been an eventful month for yoga.
First, Well+Good revisits a touchy issue, by posing “Does Yoga Have A Skinny White Girl Problem?” The post touches on race in regard to those who practice westernized yoga in the US, and whether there is judgment on race, body type and basically appearance in general (the post also serves as a good source for acceptance resources.) Part of the problem, and what fast tracked the discussion (at least this year) was this cringe worthy XO Jane post by a self described “skinny white girl.” (The author may be the best example of why I like Pilates more than yoga.) If you were brave enough to follow that link, cleanse your soul and mind with this rebuttal, which switches roles and substitutes twerking for yoga. Continue reading “Karma Karma Karma Chameleon”
As mentioned in “Don’t Cry For Me, Anglesey” a recent report looked at the economic power to retailers behind Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, among others. Men in power – they are mostly associated with food, as food equals wealth and power and the quest for food shaping society from prehistoric days forward. However, there has been a long relationship between women in power (not solely those married to power, while exercising some of their own) that goes back to Cleopatra. Continue reading “Politics of Fashion”
A recent study by Jeetendr Sehdev, a branding expert and marketing professor at the University of Southern California, found that women across the United States and the United Kingdom consider Michelle Obama as a greater “Style Icon” than Kate Middleton. The study found that women perceived as having greater independence are also perceived, essentially, as more stylish. First Lady Michelle Obama, a Harvard Law School educated lawyer, was found to be 11 times more influential in fashion and style than the former party planner, Princess Catherine Cambridge. Another icon listed at Ms. Obama’s level in influence was millionaire singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, those at the Princess’s level included Snooki from Jersey Shore and Paris Hilton. Continue reading “Don’t Cry for Me, Anglesey”
If I’m not going to be able to do an hour of stand-up, do not revive.
Even all the plastic surgery in the world can not stop time. Joan Rivers, a revolutionary/pioneering comedienne and snarkmeister, died today at age 81. Complications from a medical procedure caused cardiac arrest and a coma from which she could not be revived.
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
Continue reading “Meryl Streep Crying in Five Different Accents”
The New York Times has discovered that some women, of the Islamic faith, wear hijabs, head coverings. And not only that, but these women want to be stylish while decorous and modest as indicated by the constructs of their cultures. Which just goes to show, if it’s in the Times’ style coverage, it ain’t exactly breaking news. Just read any of New York Magazine’s coverage of this ‘style’ coverage. The Cut, NYMag’s fashion blog, slices and dices with sarcasm and irony that will curl your toes. Continue reading “The Times Behind the Style”