It Stinks of Effort

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Beads (2009) photo: JParadisi

     In strong contrast to my blog post yesterday, Reconsidering Cherry Ames on Veteran’s Dayis this video from the internet instructing women on the dos’ & don’ts’ of french chic.  I view it as a parody, whatever the intent of its makers. Pairing the two posts illustrates the polarization many women struggle with concerning social identities. I can’t deny this actress is incredibly captivating, and it’s fun to watch, from the standpoint of fashion as art. Pay attention for her greatest line: “It stinks of effort.”

Take a look at this video from MSN (I’ll be wearing beads today):