I'm watching Everything is Art/Anatomy of a Closet on OvationTV because I love me some fashion and /or art.
And Mary Quant says, with ultimate feminine wisdom/mystique "Men look to women for arousal and women look to themselves"
Nothing will turn a woman on more (or set it up) than getting herself all sexed up with sexy and exciting bras and knickers, fishnets, nylons, garter belts, perfect lips and a great pair of pumps- the list goes on and on how arousal starts within ourselves with almost like a ritualistic preparation. ..the best tip I've ever come across for getting out of a rut (on a burlesque blog) is to put on a garter belt and do your make-up like in the old days (some women still do it this way) with a vanity. It's something so simple because what you put on says a lot about you and what you plan to do.
Because of course we can't look to men for pure arousal.
I was also reading an old thread on spektra.net where a handicapped lady (suffered a cerebral hemorrhage) was talking about how putting on makeup is a big part of how she keeps it together and how she copes and she was wondering if that makes her odd. If she should no longer care about her appearance because it seems not important to other people. But maybe it's important, I think it is. It's empowering. Beauty is one of the few expressions of female power, of course it has a lot of meaning.
Also, for some reason I'm upset at the modern fedora- the douchebag fedora as worn by Timberlake or the tiny almost lolita-style ones women wear today.
Whatever happened to the Marlene Dietrich big brim or the classic 20s titled brim?
Even the late 19th century original woman's fedora looks better than the modern ones. And what about 20s-30s womens' fedoras or bucket hats? The bucket hat needs to return just like the big floppy titled brimmed Victorian ladies' hat.