Hello to all ^_^ My Name is Shima or Chimane, i am a student who reside in the GTA of Ontario, Canada. At this point i do a lot of re-blogging of other peoples stuff i find intriguing and such. Lots of Fashion and Art. At some point i shall start bloging my own endeavours...

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kevinjnaulls:

Toronto’s first men’s fashion week allegedly drops collection for being “too feminine”
 by Kevin Naulls
Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM) kicks off tomorrow (August 12), but the calendar will be short one designer.
Mic. Carter’s L’Uomo Strano has been pulled from the event’s roster, in a situation the designer describes as a conflict of interest. 
“I attended a fitting held by TOM on August 9. The reception by their team was positive, and the line was introduced as being avant-garde and haute couture by the event producer, Hans Koechling. I received a call from the Executive Director, Jeff Rustia, the following morning, informing me that the collection was too feminine and that it had to be re-conceived by his stylist so that it would appear to be more masculine,” Carter says of an event that allegedly took place just three days before the fashion week was set to begin.
It’s an interesting development, as it calls into question the definitions of masculinity and femininity that continue to evolve as the world investigates gendered language. 
But for Executive Director, Jeff Rustia, there appears to be no grey area in the world of gender, and any means of treading beyond traditional definitions is considered worrisome. According to Carter, “[Rustia] described the collection as ‘emasculating’ and said that he was concerned the headlines would read, ‘At Toronto’s first Men’s Fashion Week, they are presenting women’s wear?’”

A cursory glance at TOM’s official homepage corroborates this petrified man child response to a few extra pieces of flair. Facial hair, musculature, tattoos and blue steel-like attitude are the only signatures of masculinity represented in its welcome graphic, and it all reads like an erasable whiteboard at an ad agency brainstorm. There are no men in skirts, or artful representations of man as seen on runways from Yohji Yamamoto to Walter Van Beirendonck – it’s all fairly basic. While the commercial fashion world might codify its offerings, a fashion week, as far as I can tell, is meant to showcase the city’s talent. Fuck, the world has bronies for Christ’s sake. 

Whether or not a buyer or observer feels Carter is talented is subjective, but what’s clear is that the organizers were seeking out his aesthetic for the launch.

“I was approached in April by the Executive Director of TOM via Facebook. We had worked together before – I presented a piece as part of the 2013 Canada Philippines Fashion Week, which he also produced. He was very persistent with ensuring that I would participate in this Fashion Week,” Carter tells me in an E-mail.
Instead, the director allegedly abandoned his interest in the designer’s aesthetic, and began taking accessories off like some sort of Men’s Fashion Coco Chanel. “He suggested, for instance, to style the looks with army boots instead of men’s Indian kurta slippers. I asked for some time to think about it, and responded to the executive director via email articulating my concerns,” Carter says of the organization’s heavy-handed and caricatured approach to men’s fashion.

And when it came time for Carter to get the ol’ heave ho? Well, according to Carter, TOM asked the event’s stylist, Julia Gignac, to be the bearer of bad news. Because when the chips fall and there’s awful news to dispense, a man – a masculine, hearty stock – doesn’t do it himself. He sends the stylist, and she calls on the phone. Carter basically received a Post-It note. I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.  

By August, Carter tells me he had spent a total of $8,000 to produce the looks. Now they don’t have a runway.
And to think The Guardian’s Morwenna Ferrier just said, as of Monday morning (August 11), "This coming season, expect to have your boundaries pushed, as garments, styles and models move fluidly between gender expectations."
All attempts to reach TOM organizers were not returned by press time. 
Toronto doesn’t just have a problem mayor.

Upsetting: cookie cutter men’s fashion being enforced is unappealing and, uuugh, nauseating. Sad days for fashion.

kevinjnaulls:

Toronto’s first men’s fashion week allegedly drops collection for being “too feminine”

by Kevin Naulls

Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM) kicks off tomorrow (August 12), but the calendar will be short one designer.

Mic. Carter’s L’Uomo Strano has been pulled from the event’s roster, in a situation the designer describes as a conflict of interest. 

“I attended a fitting held by TOM on August 9. The reception by their team was positive, and the line was introduced as being avant-garde and haute couture by the event producer, Hans Koechling. I received a call from the Executive Director, Jeff Rustia, the following morning, informing me that the collection was too feminine and that it had to be re-conceived by his stylist so that it would appear to be more masculine,” Carter says of an event that allegedly took place just three days before the fashion week was set to begin.

It’s an interesting development, as it calls into question the definitions of masculinity and femininity that continue to evolve as the world investigates gendered language. 

But for Executive Director, Jeff Rustia, there appears to be no grey area in the world of gender, and any means of treading beyond traditional definitions is considered worrisome. According to Carter, “[Rustia] described the collection as ‘emasculating’ and said that he was concerned the headlines would read, ‘At Toronto’s first Men’s Fashion Week, they are presenting women’s wear?’”

A cursory glance at TOM’s official homepage corroborates this petrified man child response to a few extra pieces of flair. Facial hair, musculature, tattoos and blue steel-like attitude are the only signatures of masculinity represented in its welcome graphic, and it all reads like an erasable whiteboard at an ad agency brainstorm. There are no men in skirts, or artful representations of man as seen on runways from Yohji Yamamoto to Walter Van Beirendonck – it’s all fairly basic. While the commercial fashion world might codify its offerings, a fashion week, as far as I can tell, is meant to showcase the city’s talent. Fuck, the world has bronies for Christ’s sake. 

Whether or not a buyer or observer feels Carter is talented is subjective, but what’s clear is that the organizers were seeking out his aesthetic for the launch.

“I was approached in April by the Executive Director of TOM via Facebook. We had worked together before – I presented a piece as part of the 2013 Canada Philippines Fashion Week, which he also produced. He was very persistent with ensuring that I would participate in this Fashion Week,” Carter tells me in an E-mail.

Instead, the director allegedly abandoned his interest in the designer’s aesthetic, and began taking accessories off like some sort of Men’s Fashion Coco Chanel. “He suggested, for instance, to style the looks with army boots instead of men’s Indian kurta slippers. I asked for some time to think about it, and responded to the executive director via email articulating my concerns,” Carter says of the organization’s heavy-handed and caricatured approach to men’s fashion.

And when it came time for Carter to get the ol’ heave ho? Well, according to Carter, TOM asked the event’s stylist, Julia Gignac, to be the bearer of bad news. Because when the chips fall and there’s awful news to dispense, a man – a masculine, hearty stock – doesn’t do it himself. He sends the stylist, and she calls on the phone. Carter basically received a Post-It note. I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.  

By August, Carter tells me he had spent a total of $8,000 to produce the looks. Now they don’t have a runway.

And to think The Guardian’s Morwenna Ferrier just said, as of Monday morning (August 11), "This coming season, expect to have your boundaries pushed, as garments, styles and models move fluidly between gender expectations."

All attempts to reach TOM organizers were not returned by press time. 

Toronto doesn’t just have a problem mayor.

Upsetting: cookie cutter men’s fashion being enforced is unappealing and, uuugh, nauseating. Sad days for fashion.

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twitch-the-tiny:

kingkeenanthegreat:

dash-of-dark:

JUST FUCKING LISTEN. 

THIS IS HALLOWEEN BUT NOT LIKE YOU KNOW IT

reblog so others can hear it!

Where the hell are the Victorian Goths they should be all over this.

*SMASHES REBLOG BUTTON*

This is awesome

Art school. but when you’re in design there always has to be a reason, other than looking pretty or being deep I’m meaning. Fml illustration. Ocadu student problems. Che.

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medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!
aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Kikunae Ikeda
[x]
Kikunae Ikeda / 池田 菊苗 (1864-1936) was a Japanese chemist and the inventor of MSG. (To all you haters: because Chinese restaurant syndrome has been debunked.)
He was also the first scientist to realise we have five basic tastes, not four. Before his time, Western science had accepted that our tongues have receptors for the following tastes:
1. sweetness
2. sourness
3. saltiness
4. bitterness.
 In 1909, he pointed out that there was a missing taste:
5. umami, or savouriness - i.e. the proteiny taste of meat or cheese or mushrooms or eggs.
This is kind of a big deal. It’s like pointing out that we have five fingers on each hand when Western science is only counting four.
So why the hell are we still teaching schoolkids that there are only four tastes, 105 years after that’s been proven wrong? Don’t we want them to understand why bacon is delicious????

medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Kikunae Ikeda

[x]

Kikunae Ikeda / 池田 菊苗 (1864-1936) was a Japanese chemist and the inventor of MSG. (To all you haters: because Chinese restaurant syndrome has been debunked.)

He was also the first scientist to realise we have five basic tastes, not four. Before his time, Western science had accepted that our tongues have receptors for the following tastes:

1. sweetness

2. sourness

3. saltiness

4. bitterness.

 In 1909, he pointed out that there was a missing taste:

5. umami, or savouriness - i.e. the proteiny taste of meat or cheese or mushrooms or eggs.

This is kind of a big deal. It’s like pointing out that we have five fingers on each hand when Western science is only counting four.

So why the hell are we still teaching schoolkids that there are only four tastes, 105 years after that’s been proven wrong? Don’t we want them to understand why bacon is delicious????

Anonymous asked
I really want to go see Dear White People, but I'm white and the only person who wants to go with me is white, but idk if it would be invading black people's spaces?

zeroswordsmaster:

reverseracism:

Go and see it. Bring your white friends

- Susie

bring ur most problematic white friends and stare uncomfortably into their eyes when something applies to them and smile like u know something they don’t.
For extra effect lean in and whisper to them “that’s you”

Lol .. The movie theatre is a place for everyone much like how most places in the world should be though.

Why Magical Girls Are Never Attacked During A Tranformation

brickme:

As some of you might already have guessed, I’m a fan of Japanese girl idols. One of the many, many idol groups in existence today in Japan is NMB48, a Osaka-based spin-off group of the (in)famous AKB48. NMB has a weekly show that’s surprisingly entertaining as well as educational called NMB to…

Best. Explanation. Ever! Magical girl science.

How’s…. Tom?
Still not a sociopath.
Still! Good.
And we’re having quite a lot of sex.




Okay.

(Source: bene-batch)

letsdrawsherlock:

August Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles! 
(example art by Katzenprotte)
~Ends August 31st~
PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE BEGINNING!
Our challenge for August is to imagine Sherlock characters in alternative fashion styles to their usual canon attire! The change in fashion could be for a case, a time jump to the characters future or past or an AU. The focus of the art piece should be the clothes characters are wearing.
Entries can feature one character or a number of different characters and you can choose any character or characters in Sherlock (any version, BBC, RDJ, etc) for the challenge.
Below are some examples of alternative fashions you could use:
Characters in fancy dress (Sherlock dressed as Lolita) 
Characters in different decades (John dressed like he’s in the 70’s / Mycroft dressed like he’s in the 20’s)
Two characters swapping clothes
Two adaptations of the same character swapping clothes (i.e. BBC Sherlock and Granada Holmes)
Sherlock dragging another character on a case, both of them in disguise
A scene from a characters past (military service John / exotic dancer Mrs Hudson) or future (retired beekeeper Sherlock <3 / Chief Superintendant Sally)
Before starting on your piece, please read the full guidelines under the read more.
Read More

sounds fun

letsdrawsherlock:

August Challenge: Alternative Fashion Styles! 

(example art by Katzenprotte)

~Ends August 31st~

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE BEGINNING!

Our challenge for August is to imagine Sherlock characters in alternative fashion styles to their usual canon attire! The change in fashion could be for a case, a time jump to the characters future or past or an AU. The focus of the art piece should be the clothes characters are wearing.

Entries can feature one character or a number of different characters and you can choose any character or characters in Sherlock (any version, BBC, RDJ, etc) for the challenge.

Below are some examples of alternative fashions you could use:

  • Characters in fancy dress (Sherlock dressed as Lolita) 
  • Characters in different decades (John dressed like he’s in the 70’s / Mycroft dressed like he’s in the 20’s)
  • Two characters swapping clothes
  • Two adaptations of the same character swapping clothes (i.e. BBC Sherlock and Granada Holmes)
  • Sherlock dragging another character on a case, both of them in disguise
  • A scene from a characters past (military service John / exotic dancer Mrs Hudson) or future (retired beekeeper Sherlock <3 / Chief Superintendant Sally)

Before starting on your piece, please read the full guidelines under the read more.

Read More

sounds fun

kotaishikyuketsuki:

whitepaperlyrics:

your-daisyfreshgirl:

When did he stop treating you like a princess?
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, but the vast majority of victims are young girls and women simply because they are “the weaker sex”.
Did you know:
On average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. This constitutes nearly 40% of all female homicide victims.
45% of women are abused/raped by current husbands or partners, 9% by former partners, and a further 29% of perpetrators were otherwise known to the victim. Only 17% are attacked by by strangers.
44% of victims of domestic violence are involved in more than one incident. A large number of women experience the same abuse every week.
On average, a woman is assaulted 35 times before her first call to the police.
30% of domestic violence either starts or will intensify during pregnancy.
In almost 75% of incidents, a child is present or in a room closeby.
THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
It’s time to show the world that we are not weak and we will simply not stand for this kind of ill treatment. Women should be treated as princesses, like Ariel and Cinderella, who never have to live in fear of their so-called Prince Charming.
It’s time to stand up. To speak out. To be heard.
Women’s domestic abuse/violence helplines (worlwide):
UK
Women’s Aid/National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
EB Women’s Aid: 0800 0852 654
Refuge: 020 7395 7713
Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 80 10 800
Women’s Aid Federation (Northern Ireland): 0800 917 1414
National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0844 8044 999
WDA Helpline: 0161 636 7525
Rape Crisis support: 0808 802 9999
Relate: 0300 100 1234
Kiran Asian women’s aid: 020 8558 1986
Independent Choices: 0161 636 7525
USA
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224
DAHMW: 1-888-743-5754
Safe Horizon for DA/V: 800.621.HOPE (4673)
Safe Horizon for Rape: 212.227.3000
Love Is Respect: 1-866-331-9474
National Teen Dating abuse/violence: 866-331-9474 or 866-331-8453
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673
AUSTRALIA
White Ribbon: 02 9045 8444
National Sexual Assault/Family/Domestic hotline: 1800 737 732
LifeLine: 13 11 14
The Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service: (03) 9322 3555 or STD Freecall 1800 015 188
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292
Domestic Violence Victoria, AUS: 9921 0828
DVConnect Womensline - Queensland: 1800 811 811
OTHER/MORE - some repeats:
National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD): 1-800-787-32324
Center for the Prevention of School Violence: 1-800-299-6504
Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-548-2722
Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse): 1-800-477-4111
Child Abuse Hotline Support &amp; Information: 1-800-792-5200
Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline: (UK Only) 0345 023 468
Sexual Abuse Centre: (UK Only) 0117 935 1707
Sexual Assault Support (24/7, English &amp; Spanish): 1-800-223-5001
Domestic &amp; Teen Dating Violence (English &amp; Spanish): 1-800-992-2600
Relationships Australia: 1300-364-277
Criminal Law Advice Line: 020 7251 8887  
Let’s put a stop to women’s domestic violence and abuse - FULL STOP.
If you’re being treated in a way you know isn’t right, pick up the phone and get help. And get out. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE FOR YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER. IT’S TIME TO CHANGE.
If in need of immediate help from abuse/violence, call the police (999/911 etc).
We’re in this together.
~
"When did he stop treating you like a princess?"/It doesn’t have to be this way - DISCLAIMER: I do not own these images. Courtesy of Saint Hoax.
FIND OUT MORE HERE.
~
REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD. NOW.

GET REBLOGGING PEOPLE.

Esta es la pagina que encontré para Mexico:http://vidasinviolencia.inmujeres.gob.mx/vidasinviolencia/?q=lineasTelefonicas

kotaishikyuketsuki:

whitepaperlyrics:

your-daisyfreshgirl:

When did he stop treating you like a princess?

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, but the vast majority of victims are young girls and women simply because they are “the weaker sex”.

Did you know:

  • On average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. This constitutes nearly 40% of all female homicide victims.
  • 45% of women are abused/raped by current husbands or partners, 9% by former partners, and a further 29% of perpetrators were otherwise known to the victim. Only 17% are attacked by by strangers.
  • 44% of victims of domestic violence are involved in more than one incident. A large number of women experience the same abuse every week.
  • On average, a woman is assaulted 35 times before her first call to the police.
  • 30% of domestic violence either starts or will intensify during pregnancy.
  • In almost 75% of incidents, a child is present or in a room closeby.

THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.

It’s time to show the world that we are not weak and we will simply not stand for this kind of ill treatment. Women should be treated as princesses, like Ariel and Cinderella, who never have to live in fear of their so-called Prince Charming.

It’s time to stand up. To speak out. To be heard.

Women’s domestic abuse/violence helplines (worlwide):

UK

  • Women’s Aid/National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • EB Women’s Aid: 0800 0852 654
  • Refuge: 020 7395 7713
  • Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 80 10 800
  • Women’s Aid Federation (Northern Ireland): 0800 917 1414
  • National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0844 8044 999
  • WDA Helpline: 0161 636 7525
  • Rape Crisis support: 0808 802 9999
  • Relate: 0300 100 1234
  • Kiran Asian women’s aid: 020 8558 1986
  • Independent Choices: 0161 636 7525

USA

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224
  • DAHMW: 1-888-743-5754
  • Safe Horizon for DA/V: 800.621.HOPE (4673)
  • Safe Horizon for Rape: 212.227.3000
  • Love Is Respect: 1-866-331-9474
  • National Teen Dating abuse/violence:
    866-331-9474 or 866-331-8453
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673

AUSTRALIA

  • White Ribbon: 02 9045 8444
  • National Sexual Assault/Family/Domestic hotline: 1800 737 732
  • LifeLine: 13 11 14
  • The Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service:
    (03) 9322 3555 or STD Freecall 1800 015 188
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292
  • Domestic Violence Victoria, AUS: 9921 0828
  • DVConnect Womensline - Queensland: 1800 811 811

OTHER/MORE - some repeats:

  • National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-422-4453
  • National Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD): 1-800-787-32324
  • Center for the Prevention of School Violence: 1-800-299-6504
  • Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-548-2722
  • Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse): 1-800-477-4111
  • Child Abuse Hotline Support & Information: 1-800-792-5200
  • Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline: (UK Only) 0345 023 468
  • Sexual Abuse Centre: (UK Only) 0117 935 1707
  • Sexual Assault Support (24/7, English & Spanish): 1-800-223-5001
  • Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish): 1-800-992-2600
  • Relationships Australia: 1300-364-277
  • Criminal Law Advice Line: 020 7251 8887 

Let’s put a stop to women’s domestic violence and abuse - FULL STOP.

If you’re being treated in a way you know isn’t right, pick up the phone and get help. And get out. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE FOR YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER. IT’S TIME TO CHANGE.

If in need of immediate help from abuse/violence, call the police (999/911 etc).

We’re in this together.

~

"When did he stop treating you like a princess?"/It doesn’t have to be this way - DISCLAIMER: I do not own these images. Courtesy of Saint Hoax.

FIND OUT MORE HERE.

~

REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD. NOW.

GET REBLOGGING PEOPLE.

Esta es la pagina que encontré para Mexico:
http://vidasinviolencia.inmujeres.gob.mx/vidasinviolencia/?q=lineasTelefonicas

(Source: the-taintedtruth)