29 September 2008

The Clothing Manifesto

The Clothing Manifesto: Armor or Costume

In high school, I knew a kid who wore a shirt that said, "Clothes Are Armor". He also wore shirts that said "Drop your girlfriend/Party like a rockstar" but his first shirt is what we're going to focus on.

Clothes are physical armor. They keep us warm. They keep us from being sunburned or stop burrs from getting stuck in our skin while hiking. hey keep the vinyl bus seats from chaffing in uncomfortable places. And frankly, I would never sit down on public seating if everyone was naked and putting their naked bits on chairs and benches.

Many people say that clothes are a psychological or emotional armor. "Dress up and you'll feel better," people say. "Put on a business suit and you'll feel like a professional."

I don't quite buy that. It's like saying that to make it, you gotta fake it.

Clothing is dressing up as who you want to be. Clothes just bring out in you what you had all along. Putting on that business suit allows you to draw out all those professional type qualities that you have a hard time using at home: organization, severity, being responsible.

Fashion is costume and everyday is Halloween.

23 September 2008

The Beginning

This blog is about exploring style and being a bit of dick about, too.

Having grown up under the care of a all-business, no-frills parental unit, I have been a tomboy for most of my life. Pictures of me from 1992-2004 have me in baggy pants, awkward fitting t-shirts, and as little skin showing as possible. Unlike most teenage girls, I accidentally missed out on those awkward wear-every-stupid-trend phase in the attempt to discover "what works for you".

In short, I'm trying to develop my own style and figure out what I look good in.

I've followed several fashion blogs and other interesting online journals. I decided to jump on the bandwagon but paused to think: What new things could I bring to the table? Answer: My two best/most noticeable qualities - Humor and geekiness. I was a child raised by science fiction paperbacks, Myst, stand up comedy, and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Through "Good Looking Corgi" I hope to bring laughter and geek infused humor to you. Nothing too serious. Nothing truly meant to be mean. I'll post my opinions, pictures, lists, daily outfits, and interesting artices. We'll have video game outfits and the recorded conversations between me and my boyfriend. It's all in good fun.