Thursday, February 09, 2006

This is My VDay

February 14th is fast approaching, and while it can mean a day of love, chocolates, flowers, and romance, i believe we deserve this on a regular basis - so why get suckered into the commercialism of it all for just one day? That, plus red really is not my colour. Having said that, i am busy with making some cute heart-shaped softies for the Month of Softies project. Now that i'm back to work full-time, i need any reason i can to be crafty.

February 14th means something different to me - the annual Vagina Monologues show, to promote awareness about vioelence against women as well as to celebrate being women and loving our bodies as they are. It's such a wonderful way to reach out about what happens to us as women, and a very good way to raise money for local abused women shelters and other services.

Countries from all over the world put on Vagina Monologue shows and they are so powerful - i cry, laugh, scream, and stand up tall each time i see a show. Maybe one year i'll be in one! (yikes). Check out this site to get more info - i'm sure there's a proud vagina near you!


Blogger jae said...

vania - i wasn't able to reply to the e-mail address you left on my blog. like the post on MY blog says, go ahead and submit. you've got till the end of the month.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous tania said...

thats funny you were going to go there too! and don mills- ooh too far for me also, even for vrafty goodness!

11:42 AM  
Blogger vania said...

While i'd like to assume this as a prank, i feel the need to defend my fashion sense - that which i love. Wow, 'anonymous', thanks for the honest feedback. hmmmm...i wonder why you felt so strong to write me a note here instead of on flickr. since you want to remain anonymous, i guess you're intention is indeed to offend. Incidently, i absolutely Love What Not to Wear and you are the first person to tell me i don't have style. i guess to each her own!

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Julian said...

Hey Vania,

Don't listen to them. If anonymous watches TLC's "what not to wear" you know they have no style. When has fashion shows or that matter designers ever been ahead of the curve. Fashion has aways been stolen from the kids on the sreets. I bet you kate and anonymous take their cue from Paris Hilton. I suggest taking off anonymous posting. Or putting a sitemeter on your account, it logs their IP address. And a bit of searching you could find out all sorts of info on anonymous and Kate.
Just go to this site and follow the instrutions.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...I just read this and have to say something. I'd agree with Julian. I applaud folks for using their clothing, make-up, accessories, etc etc as little ways to express ourselves. Especially as women, I think it's important for us to notice that we are often silenced in this world, and often this silencing and shutting down can take the form of oppressive statements of how we should look. So, to those women who rework the exact tools (, body image, "beauty" etc) that are used to oppress us I say Bravo! Bravo to you as you rework and reclaim those tools of oppression and silencing into tools of voice and expression!! Keep resisting! Keep showing us that we can support one another in our quests to fully be who we want to be!!

10:06 PM  
Blogger jen said...

i agree with julian -- shows like "what not to wear" are about demonstrating how to conform to mainstream trends. very useful for people who aren't fully aware how out of touch with mainstream fashion they have managed to get, but extremely conservative. it's not about the cutting edge of fashion by any means.

for what it's worth, i think you always look great, and you've really influenced my fashion sense a lot since i've become a fan of your flickr page. (even though i'm still a tee-shirt, sneaker, and hoodie girl at heart.)

by the way, thanks for the post on V-day -- after reading your post, i mentioned one of their dc events on that group blog i write for. i'm going to try to attend the event.

11:55 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

i can't believe those people went out of their way to be so mean! :( like i said over at flickr, i LOVE your style! i can't wait to see what you're wearing and how you've put it together. "what not to wear" is fun to watch, but i'm with jen...they aren't at all creative with their outfits. it's stuff you would find in the mall or on the pages of every mainstream magazine. i'm always inspired by people like you who put clothing + accessories together in an interesting way. so much more fun!! (i'm going to be so bummed if you decide to stop posting to wardrobe_remix because of these mean comments) :(

9:54 PM  
Blogger vania said...

FYI: I have absolutely no intention to stop posting at Wardrobe Remix - i just wanted to remind people what the group was. I love this group and my style. Thanks, Krissy for your comments - and Julian, i might be in touch with you about fixing up my site - good suggestions!

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous must be just that - anonymous - in their own life, fashionable too. At least "the crafty vegan" is not afraid to dress outside the box, and enjoys the challenge to be different. I challenge anonymous, all of you and those that exist, to study your creative self. And i dare you to post your own pictures of these creative endevours. Get off your high horse and stop putting your thoughts where they're not welcome.

V, i STILL steal stuff from your closet, and envy all the stuff in!


9:58 AM  

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