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It's August. It must be time to resume my weird, shameful love affair with Project Runway.

I still can't figure out why I love this show so much, but I do. It's definitely not the bitchy cat fights, since those make me want to hide my head under a pillow in shared human shame. I think it's the fashion, as strange as that sounds. Because I don't understand fashion. I never have, and I think at this point I just never will.

The part I like most about the show is watching the designers make art, and talk about it, and feeling utterly mystified because I have no idea how any of it works. I'm one of those people who really just needs a personal retainer of to tell me what clothes I should and should not wear.

Justine Larbalestier recently wrote a blog post about writers and our obsession with process porn. Writers really like talking about how we write rather than necessarily what we're writing (because that's a secret). Honestly, I think some writers like to talk about it a little too much, which is why I make a conscious effort to minimize that kind of navel gazing.

Perhaps the reason I like Project Runway so much is that it's a little slice of process porn for a different kind of art, watching the designers struggle to come up with something and work through it. That's actually the part of it I enjoy watching the most. Not the runway stuff at the end, or them saying snippy things about each other in interviews, but them scurrying around the work room and building their projects up, tearing them down, and then rebuilding them in search of their idea.

I just wish I understood the art itself. But then I remember I'm both intensely lazy and unable to feel comfortable in any clothes that aren't specifically intended to be copiously sweated in to and I slink quietly away.

I'm loving all the female designers this season so far, by the way. My favorites are Sonjia and Alicia. I hope they stay in for a long time! (And I wish I looked like Alicia so I could dress like her. Yes. I'm aware this means fundamentally I want to dress like an adorable lesbian. I fail to see the problem with that.)


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Aug. 11th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
No, this makes sense. Minus Mike's penis, you kind of qualify as an adorable lesbian. :D

Aug. 11th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
I guess you have a point. I should just start haunting lesbian fashion sites and see if I can finally figure out the clothes, how the fuck do they work, issue there.
Aug. 12th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
I think that some things should stay mysterious, you know, just to keep the magic alive.

On a more serious note, you have to body type to seriously rock some adorable butch couture. Now I want to take you shopping. I think you've broken me.
Aug. 12th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
This is precisely what I want, actually. If you know where I can get me some good butch couture, please, TAKE ME SHOPPING. I like never even know where to start.
Aug. 15th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Alright, what's your clothing price range? Are you looking for day to day, work, what?
Aug. 15th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I need to start building up a work wardrobe, but I guess I should probably wait a while on that since I don't want to buy a bunch of clothes and have them not fit in six months. So probably day wear stuff to start with I guess?

I generally shop at Lane Bryant, if that helps with the price range. If something's good quality and I'll get a lot of wear out of it I don't mind paying.
Aug. 19th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Awesome! That actually makes my life much much easier. Good. When do you get back?
Aug. 19th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I get back next weekend, but the weekend after is worldcon, and the one after that I may be doing a lot of biking stuff.

I'm also going to be available a lot during the week. I've only got one class this semester and I'm mostly working on my thesis. So my hours are flexible.
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