Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Is This Fashion?

“Ooh, that’s a cool pattern” *takes a closer look* “ERGHH IT’S A PENIS!!” 

You probably all saw the new penis leggings by Bas Koster, they’ve been clogging up the blogosphere and are currently have a waiting list due to the fast sell out!   
That was my initial reaction; personally, I just found it a bit odd. Why on earth would you want to walk around with THAT on your legs?! It has to be said, you’ve got to have balls (sorry!) to wear them. I meant if someone points out the fact “you’ve got a cock on your leg” you have to be gutsy enough to say “yes, and your point is?”

Now maybe it’s my AS study of Carol Anne Duffy and the Suffragettes, and feminism is rubbing off on me a bit, but surely we’re just giving into the ridiculous philosophy of ‘Penis Envy’?  Or maybe, the leggings are celebrating women!! Think about how intimidating it’d be for a guy to look down and see you have more penis than him! Either way, they’re going to probe questions.

Another feminist fashion move that I don’t understand is Vice Magazines latest lookbooks...

It’s called There Will Be Blood (you can look at it here, but a warning, you might find the pictures pretty grim.)

I’m not going to say anything about it, apart from “?!?!?!?!?!?”

What do you make of these new moves in fashion?

Laura xx
Photo from Bas Koster website


  1. well...i'd never ever wear something so vulgar

    xo Camilla

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  2. HAHA, wow! I wouldn't wear them, but it'd be hilarious walking around in them! Haha, whoa! I agree, same reaction to that photo editorial! It's er...interesting! P

    Daydreams & Nightmares

  3. wow. penis legging! i am lost for words. :s Might be fun for Halloween though, when one decides to dress up as a penis. xx

  4. I found the print just hilarious, but definitely not wearable in everyday life... Maybe those are done editorial in mind or something. Talking about editorials & feminism, I just browsed through a punch of high-standard fashion magazines and I have to say, I don't get the baring of models' breasts on almost every single editorial I saw. I know that's just so typical in editorials, but still. Feels more like a cheap way to make the editorial more art(-sy).

  5. hahahahaha...this is too funny. First time I've seen these, whoever wears them has some balls! (like my joke there?)

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  6. Woah, penis leggings? Oh my god. Haha! Hey, nice blog! :)


  7. How bizarre!!!
    I honestly don't think I could wear them... Not sure if I'd want to either haha!

    Claudia X