This month I’m crushing all over a lovely local pin-up lass, who goes by the name Miss Monique Sweet. You may recognise her from such kooky Devel custom designs as the famous Watermelon Skirt, and Strawberry Two-Piece seen at last year’s Very Vintage Day Out event in Auckland. She was also the spark for the fire that is the Freshly Squeezed collection. And now she is up for one BIG EXCITING opportunity in the form of being crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas 20!
I’ve grown up as a punk kid, so pins and patches have been a part of my personalised fashion vocabulary since the way back. I’m loving this 80’s/90’s throwback we’re currently experiencing, where you can get almost anything you want in pin form, to add to your jacket or bag, already glistening with your personalised pin-game. You want to say something loud and proud to the world? You can find a pin to do that. Which makes it such a great medium for artists, particularly feminist artists, to spread their work and their word.
I picked out How To Be A Woman as my first Moran book, and have not been disappointed. Often I have let out an uncontrollable laugh-splutter at the comically real situations Caitlin and her sister got themselves into while growing up and exploring womanhood. Sometimes I’ve been on the bus.
Dita is my Woman Crush for June, and instead of re-writing her life story for you, I thought I’d share all my most fave Dita moments instead! Some of these you might be familiar with, some of them might be a fun new find. Either way, ENJOY some time out with Dita!
The piece sang to my heart and I was very interested to find out who this eco-soul-sister of mine was. The writer turned out to be Shirley Kurata, adorable, retro-loving, Japanese-American stylist to the stars. My new girl crush.
That’s what International Women’s Day is about. It’s about striving for equality, in all aspects of life. It’s about women not being seen as second-rate citizens or servants to many, but as the powerful and caring people that they are.