Thursday, 9 May 2013

Manic Pixie Dream Girls


I'm wearing:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tshirt
H&M skirt
UO shoes  

Me and my friend I in unintentionally matching outfits, plus a chocolate bar that we were in the process of demolishing. At least 2 other people were also wearing the same colour scheme on the same day; popular choice.

In my last outfit post I (accidentally) edited a photo so it looked like it had been sprinkled with pixie dust and I liked it so rolled with it. There has been a lot of internet talk recently about Manic Pixie Dream Girls and how they are a negative stereotype in films that reinforce the idea that women exist soleley for men. That isn't to say that I don't admire these fictional characters; I do (for particular reasons). I like Zooey Deschanel and her characters including Summer Finn and Jess Day and I don't think it's fair to accuse a fictional character of being too one-dimensional (um remember, they're not real so don't have to be realistic). I also like the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" and so, to quote Rebecca from the Clothes Horse,  I wouldn't be "really offended [if] someone thought I embody the term, more bemused by the ridiculous notion that any woman would fit that definition.". :)

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