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11/06/2018 – Vintage Fair – Part 6

I’m not a Home & Decor blogger, but once in a while I like to show some lovely pieces of furniture I find. Today is one of these days… with more amazing designs found at Vintage Fair.

All furniture and decor found exclusively at Vintage Fair (left to right) :

  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Herb ladder
  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Colonial chairs
  • The Little Bat – Vintage Butterfly Art
  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Dining Table
  • Noctis – Nettle farms – Hutch (full)
  • ChiMia – Vintage Oven (Pink)

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Jane Eyre, the unforgettable heroine who said those strong, independent and feminist words, was not the first feminist. However, I don’t think it is an accident that the word feminist was coined within five years of her classic novel. I have been thinking about feminism and Jane Eyre lately, and most particularly this, “I am a free human being with an independent will.” The other day, a Washington Post opinion piece focused on how women are expected to surround their ideas and opinions with weak, soothing qualifiers to protect the tender male ego. It imagined famous quotes as said by women complying with the cultural demand that they efface their ideas. It’s funny and painful because it is so true. It is sad that more than 150 years later, a woman saying “I am a free human being with an independent will,” is still revolutionary.
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Lybra at GEN-Neutral

Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage

GEN-Neutral is open again with several great creations. The remit for GEN-Neutral designs is to produce gender neutral designs. Things that appeal to both men and women, that can be worn by both men and women. How that is being interpreted varies. There’s a fair number of unisex items such a jeans and tee shirts. There are also several poses, decor and furnishing. All of which tells me that there is a struggle recruiting clothing designers who can get a handle on the idea of multi-gender design over unisex design.One artist who did not struggle, though, was Lybra Rage. She produced leggings and tops that men and women can proudly and beautifully wear.
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