ROCKIN’ A SUIT: POLITICS & FASHION
This fall season every woman, no matter your profession should go out and purchase a suit. Not only is it on trend, but it’s a wardrobe staple that is essential! I love a good pant suit because it’s so versatile. I can wear the jacket alone with another pair of pants or skirt, or wear it as outerwear. I can also wear the jacket with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. The pants can be worn with a simple blouse and cardigan too. But this suit that I am wearing is a great value because its THREE PIECES, yes it comes with a skirt all for less than $60! It’s a great value and it is good quality. I purchased my suit from Amazon. I purchased it a little big so that I can have it tailored (There’s nothing like a tailored suit!) it has 4% spandex making it comfortable to wear all day the jacket has zipper pockets and it has a black on black velvet leopard print for a bold statement.
To make this my own I purchased embroidered pins from ALDO and added one jeweled brooch to give it that vintage feel. I paired it with my rock-ability inspired suit with a lace pussy bow blouse and slide-in floral mules .
“The future is female! Hot off the fall 2017 runway the power suit trend is quickly emerging this season. In a time of political unrest designers are strongly vocalizing their support for female power through design. Taking a cue from Melanie Griffith’s character in “Working Girl” the power suit is feminine and fun. Brock Collection shows us romantic red and white gingham, while Altuzarra’s take on the power suit comes in bold stripes with fur-lined collars. Have fun, be bold, and remember the future is female”.– InStyle Magazine.
Brands that may have shied away from overt political statements in seasons past let their views known this week with parades of protest slogan T-shirts, the CFDA’s pink “Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood” buttons accessorizing runway looks and final bows, and even a made-for-Instagram moment at Adam Lippes with models carrying signs reading “My Body, My Choice” and “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” at Washington Square Park.– now.rulala.com
This past week has been riddled with overt hatred and divisiveness in our country and it’s coming from the White House, specifically our President. We have had to sit by and watch the world watch our Commander -in- Chief act with reckless disregard to the founding principles of this nation. I am in support of the first amendment especially when it is done in peace and does not hurt anyone physically, not in the heinous and vile display in my hometown of Charlottesville, VA. I am about a peaceful first amendment –notice I did not say one that does not offend. I am not offended by anyone’s right to protest. I have heard it, and saw it burn in the images of crosses. But remember that this country was built on the backs of black people and service men who protected and built a country for ALL even when that country did not protect and care for them. It is our responsibility, as Americans to protect their sacrifices from foreign and domestic enemies. So protest is not out of order especially when it is done in peace.
For our President to call men who protest in peace “Sons of B***es” is one, not surprising, given his disrespect to women during his campaign and even before he ran for this great office. Two, it’s a shameful and disgusting display of the most powerful office in the world. When you stepped into the voting booth and pulled the lever for this man you said that my life and the lives of women, immigrants , and those alike that their lives do not matter and that his hatred and disgusting rhetoric is okay as long as he makes changes to POLICY that suits you and yours. I no longer think of this “vote” of confidence as a group of people who wanted change, but a group of people who wanted it at the expense of American blood.
Yes, since Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest 223 Black Americans have been killed by police and whether that information is shared with a shout of BLACK LIVES MATTER or knee bent on a football field it cannot be ignored.
I don’t have a platform as big as Colin Kaepernick to make the world take notice but I have a this blog and as I have done in the past, I will use my platform to share these social injustices with my gifting, fashion. I encourage you to make a statement whether it’s with fashion, politics, or kneeling in protest, I just ask that as a human being with this POWER you are responsible with it and do not use it to harm people the way some have done recently.