Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tighten Up on Your Reins...

So I have been woefully terrible at the updating-ness of this blog.
To sum it up: Stopped working at Anthro (TRAGEDY), started up an etsy shop (CRAZYNESS), new projects including an illustration gig, art directing a short film, got a new private client, filling my mouth full of cavities...

and coming up is! A visit from my mom and sister! Aaand getting two of my wisdom teeth out!
So there is a lot going on right now...

I am so in love with these scalloped simple but unlike any other pair of shorts out there for all their simplicity.
And while I am not a fan of the color black, black and white is so classic and versatile.

In order to stay de-stressed, I tend to look on netflix watch instantly for things to watch. I happened upon the tv show Cashmere Mafia.
Its...pretty bad. Pretty shallow. But I enjoyed comparing it to Mad Men in my head. I mean, think about it, Mad Men and Cashmere Mafia is about a gender who is successful at their work. But while Mad Men shows the men moving through the scenes like slow circling sharks, all smooth and dangerous and suave, Cashmere Mafia has the women basically trot through every scene in high heels (seeing someone run in high heels always amuses me) in some kind of dramatic panic.
The men of Mad Men are smoking their cigarettes and womanizing, the women of Cashmere Mafia throw open their closet doors and unwrap things from Gucci. The women are always flitting around, sprinting through the work scenes as quickly through the home scenes. The men are always at work or doing work related things (thats where a good majority of their womanizing gets done also) and reluctantly, reluctantly we see them in their home environment.

I will admit, I haven't yet started Season 2 of Mad Men, but then again, I have only gone five episodes in to Cashmere Mafia, which I have a feeling is not going to evolve too much in any way, anyway.
Scathing? I don't know. I feel a fascination and revulsion while watching Mad Men and the same happens with Cashmere Mafia, but the latter just seems too...unrealistic. Its set in a modern day time, shouldn't it feel more relatable, even if one character's shoes cost more than my monthly income? Mad Men is set in the fifties...or is it sixties? And I relate more to the poor misogynized women in that than I do to the female cast in Cashmere. Just spewing out what my mind thinks about when I watch stuff.
I dont know why I compared these two shows, theyre decades and cultures apart....

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