Please enjoy our second installment of You ASKED!!! In today's episode, I dish on The Boy. shhhhhhhhhh.......
Pictured Above: vintage 1980s Ferragamo Black Suede Heels; vintage 1960s Duchess Cropped Jacket; vintage 1980s Silk Blue & White Polka Dot Blouse; vintage Classic Lace-Up Leather Oxfords ~ Men's 8, Women's 10; vintage 1960s Black & Tan A-Line Wrap Skirt; vintage 1960s Mod Blue Streak Shift Dress ~ Large
What do you like about your mate?
I like that The Boy has never seen E.T., even though he is a Film scholar and a child of the 1980s. I like that he discreetly buys several pairs of the same pants when he finds a pair that make his bum look good. And finally, I like that The Boy takes exceptional care of me and our little pig-dog on good days and on less good days. Ahhhhhhhh. Barf. Next question!
What is your academic field?
With apologies to Umberto Eco, I like to joke that I study Contemporary Sumerian Literature with an emphasis in Tautological Dialectics. (SO funny, right?!!? I'm a real hit at cocktail parties.) However, this is not the case. In fact, I study something far more absurd: American Teevee (& the history and theory of communication technology, more generally). At the academic conference Karen referenced in her original question, I'll be delivering a paper on sex and sound design in the Playboy basic cable abortion The Girls Next Door. RIVETING.
Do you have any style icons/inspiration, and if so, who?
When I was asked this question for a feature interview over at the wunderbar Hinterland Vintage blog, I reported that I had no real style icons, that I was 'influenced by the street' (or some such equally pompous hoo-ha). Well, I'm here today to confess that I do have some influences (though all are far from icons): this lady, this lady, and this stripey-top wearin lady. Lezzie chic at its *finest*