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For all you fashion loving girls out there, I started a blog for my shop Le Mew: Outfitter of cute girl gangs. The Le Mew tumblr will be a place to not only see the latest Le Mew listings on one place, but will also feature awesome ladies, kitties, and the cutest fashion from all eras. 
You can follow Le Mew here. 

For all you fashion loving girls out there, I started a blog for my shop Le Mew: Outfitter of cute girl gangs. The Le Mew tumblr will be a place to not only see the latest Le Mew listings on one place, but will also feature awesome ladies, kitties, and the cutest fashion from all eras. 

You can follow Le Mew here

Supernatural dress and pin-up hair for today.

Supernatural dress and pin-up hair for today.

Selling some vintage sex books on etsy, “The sexual Conduct of Men and Women” from 1948 is by far the most horrifying. 
Here are some section titles:
"How to do it""Every nights a Saturday when-""Aftermath""The truth about red-heads""Benjamin Franklin on ‘Dirty Women’""Her two-timing""Good women not as skillful as prostitutes""His wife must be beautiful-for him""First night fright""The office ugly duckling""She-boss must not have moods""Amateur harems""Lesbianism no longer fashionable""Woman is mans only remaining adventure""Adultery as a high art""Women are cultivated, not born parasites"
I swear I’m not making this shit up. 

Selling some vintage sex books on etsy, “The sexual Conduct of Men and Women” from 1948 is by far the most horrifying. 

Here are some section titles:

"How to do it"
"Every nights a Saturday when-"
"Aftermath"
"The truth about red-heads"
"Benjamin Franklin on ‘Dirty Women’"
"Her two-timing"
"Good women not as skillful as prostitutes"
"His wife must be beautiful-for him"
"First night fright"
"The office ugly duckling"
"She-boss must not have moods"
"Amateur harems"
"Lesbianism no longer fashionable"
"Woman is mans only remaining adventure"
"Adultery as a high art"
"Women are cultivated, not born parasites"

I swear I’m not making this shit up. 

My Princess Captain America outfit for my day in Disneyland!

I designed the fabric, which you can order here, and the shirt can be found here. Luckily he was there so I could meet him, and totally forgot my name when he asked.

"Hi I’m Steve Rodgers, what’s your name?" 

"…..uuuhh….."

He even said “Technology can be difficult ma’am, no worries.” when my camera crashed on my phone and it took a while to get working.

Damn fine character acting hot Steve Rogers guy. Damn fine. 

{how to apply red lipstick}

This method really stays put, thanks to all the layers and solid foundation. Use a cream lipstick rather than a matte. Matte will just dry out, and cream offers a larger variety of reds anyway. The lipstick used here is Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle.

{you will need}

foundation
foundation brush or sponge
lipliner 
cream lipstick
lip brush
tissue or hankie for blotting 
powder

Before starting, you want to be sure your lips are soft, and not chapped or flaky. Apply beeswax lip balm overnight, or for flaky lips, try a sugar scrub or light brushing with a clean toothbrush. 

1. Blot or brush foundation on lips and let dry. This provides a solid and blank canvas for gripping. 
2. Line lips with lipliner, and color in a bit. Be sure to reach the corners of your mouth. 
3. Apply lipstick with a lip brush. A brush allows for minimum pulling (which could mess up your previous layers) and maximum control. 
4. Blot, making sure to blot all corners (sometimes the cupids bow get’s neglected). 
5. Lightly dust on power with a brush. 
6. Apply lipstick with a brush again as before. 
7. Blot as before. 
8. Finished! 
{how to apply red lipstick}
This method really stays put, thanks to all the layers and solid foundation. Use a cream lipstick rather than a matte. Matte will just dry out, and cream offers a larger variety of reds anyway. The lipstick used here is Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle.
{you will need}
foundation
foundation brush or sponge
lipliner 
cream lipstick
lip brush
tissue or hankie for blotting 
powder
Before starting, you want to be sure your lips are soft, and not chapped or flaky. Apply beeswax lip balm overnight, or for flaky lips, try a sugar scrub or light brushing with a clean toothbrush. 
1. Blot or brush foundation on lips and let dry. This provides a solid and blank canvas for gripping. 
2. Line lips with lipliner, and color in a bit. Be sure to reach the corners of your mouth. 
3. Apply lipstick with a lip brush. A brush allows for minimum pulling (which could mess up your previous layers) and maximum control. 
4. Blot, making sure to blot all corners (sometimes the cupids bow get’s neglected). 
5. Lightly dust on power with a brush. 
6. Apply lipstick with a brush again as before. 
7. Blot as before. 
8. Finished! 

Sexism in vintage culture

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So I recently wrote a set of posts on my vintage blog {pt.1 and pt. 2} about sexism in vintage culture. It started out discussing the phrase “I wish women still dressed like that” and how it has undertones of wanting to put women in a submissive place. 

I got some opposing comments, some people missed the point, and some were just flat out insane (yay internet). But within that were some people who added some richness to the discussion. Seeing as the community on here is very open to discussion about sexism and is often looking to expand their minds about the subject, I wanted to place some quotes here that could be food for thought, they were for me! 

"I’m firmly on the side of ‘if you can’t compliment me by putting down other women, I don’t want your compliment.’
Just because I wear skirts below the knee, doesn’t mean I’m more of a ‘lady’ than babes who rock leggings as pants, fake tan and crop tops.”

-Adele

With burlesque culture becoming mainstream, vintage has also become more sexualised over the last decade or so. Men seem to think that, if you’re dressed in a style that they associate with pin-ups etc., it means you’re sexually available to all people at all times.”

-Faith Rudd Trimmer

"…when men make comments like that to women, they essentially are saying that they see us as decoration, even if they don’t realize it.”

-azucenavintage

While I am a feminist, it isn’t a “feminist” notion to want to go about your day without the uninvited opinions of strangers. Anyone would find that intrusive, not just those of us who believe in gender equality.”

-Lora Conrad

"…while I understand people who think “I wish women still dressed like that” is a harmless compliment, it does imply that That Is The Way Women Should Look. It lumps all women into one category and shelves them away so they don’t need to be dealt with in their complexity. This Is Womanly, All Women Should Wear This.”

-Whitney

It’s even more annoying when this comment comes along with some idea of “modesty” or “dressing properly”, which to me is a concept that shouldn’t even exist, and is dangerously close to slut shaming.

And saying “they don’t mean it in a bad way!” so doesn’t recognize the problem and is completely beside the point.”

-Johanna Ost

The thing that stays with me most is that there seems to be this notion (by some – pro and against) that to be feminist we have to be against something/someone. For example, that to be feminist means to hate men (i.e. misandry) or being feminine and is a women only club.”

One final thing from me, which struck me as I read your original post and comments was how badly the compliment you were given reads if replaced with another word, e.g. “I wish Asians* still dressed like that”. *[insert any other lazy grouping here]. Doesn’t that sound awful!”

-The Craftytraveller 

 It’s unfortunate that we’ve all been raised in a climate of sexism and misogyny, men and women, to the point where some men think they’re entitled to say things like that and some women think it’s perfectly fine.”

-Mrs. Williams

 Just because the sexism you’ve personally experienced makes you feel like it’s working in your favor, that doesn’t mean you need to use your anecdotal evidence to tell other people they’re wrong.”

-Michelle Volansky

"I think the first problem that people seem to be missing is it is very rarely "I wish more people did xxx" it is almost always "I wish more women did xxxx".

-missfairchildscharmschool

"I think a key word we’re missing here is "privilege." Like it or not, dressing feminine when your gender is perceived of as feminine grants you social privilege (the same goes for so-called "masculine" men). Generally, we give privilege to people who dress within "traditional" gender identities; we tend to shame those who doesn’t adhere to clear identities."

-Lara

Some of the comments on my my last post about vintage culture and sexism were so unbelievable or just very misguided, so I wrote more on the subject. Many thanks for those of you who supported my original post, I do appreciate it! Feel free to join in here on on Vixen Vintage

I wrote a post about sexism in vintage culture on Vixen Vintage, you can read it here. 
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I wrote a post about sexism in vintage culture on Vixen Vintage, you can read it here

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Reminiscing over old favorite outfits on this rainy day. 
{If Poison Ivy and Selena Kyle raised a daughter}

Reminiscing over old favorite outfits on this rainy day. 

{If Poison Ivy and Selena Kyle raised a daughter}