Purple is a special colour, especially when it comes to anti-violence. Around the world, purple ribbons have been used to raise awareness about domestic violence, sexual harassment, bullying and homophobia. And purple is connected to International Women’s Day and various campaigns including our May Be Me Campaign to prevent violence against women and youth.
Purple has other virtues, in my humble opinion. So, in honour of purple, May Be Me and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I would like to share some “purplespiration” fashion with you. If you’d like more, you can always check out May Be Me Campaign on Pinterest.
I really love nail polish. As a musician who uses my fingers a whole lot, I get discouraged from putting it on. But nail polish has such appeal to me because of the art and self-expression of it, not to mention the fact that everyone with fingernails or toenails can use it. It’s quite socially acceptable in ways other make up is not. Think of it. Parents who have an issue with their children using lip gloss and eye shadow often cave on nail-painting. After all, it’s not far from finger painting, right? And men and boys who use make up might have more room to explore nail polish – other things seem to be a terrible no-no in this strict gendered society. But somehow, nail polish is a “lesser evil”.
All that in mind, can someone show me how to do this? Not only is it purple, it’s bunny-purple.
I also have a thing for dapper men’s clothes. This is the best of all worlds.
Geometric stylization, anyone?
(Apologies for the “monster coming at you” pictures. Surely there’s another way to take pictures of nice nails.)
A similar thing can be said about the accessibility of earrings. But I just like them because, having short hair, you can actually see and enjoy them.
Triangle shapes might be my favourite, but I’m not sure I’m telling the truth. I got a lotta earrings. These are made of woven clay.
I also enjoy contrasting colours. This is very May Be Me-appropriate, don’t you think?
And I’ve found something I desperately need. How “Video Killed the Radio Star”.
I used to think I really liked shoes, but it turns out that boots are what I appreciate most. Not for their higher price point. Just for the fact that I feel super-fancy wearing ‘em. Last year, someone rocked purple boots at our May 31 May Be Me Celebration and I’ve been on a quiet mission ever since to find a pair myself.
I’m not fussy for suede, being on the colder part of Turtle Island and its streets paved with salt, but dude. These do not help a woman like me recover from her shameful Trekkie past. I find myself having trouble typing. Both hands spontaneously put themselves in live-long-and-prosper formation.
Another May Be Me must?
What an interesting design.
And I leave you with these to contemplate. Just think about it.