Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Combat Boot Magic

 Courtney Love, Tank Girl, Amanda Palmer, Daria, Kathleen Hannah. This is just a sampling of the women both real and fictional that inspire me to no end. And since the first time I saw Tank Girl wrap her legs around the cannon of a military tank I've been obsessed with wanting a pair of combat boots. I fell in love with the way Courtney Love wore her knee high combat boots with pastel baby doll dresses. It was as if she was saying "Yah, I'm a girl. I like feminine things, but I can still kick your ass!" So now I have a pair of my very own. I know it sounds a bit crazy, but every time I wear them I feel like I'm imbued with some of their power. I feel a bit stronger, a bit sexier, a bit weirder, and a bit more dangerous.

Sometimes people don't get why I'm so interested in fashion. They think it's trivial and shallow. They don't understand the magic of clothing. The clothes we wear have a transformative power. There is a definite magic to fashion. When we wriggle into dresses, slip on shoes, and don our accessories, we are telling the world who we are and who it is we want to be.

Do you feel different when wearing certain articles of clothing?


Anonymous said...

You have it backwards. First, you make a name for yourself kicking in the teeth of various oppressors, lords and other forms of scum. Then someone notices you and custom fits you with a pair.

loveisthenewpunk said...

Hmmm, I'll keep that in mind.

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