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"Are You Aesthetic?"

Am I my aesthetic? Not entirely. Before going to CEGEP, I went to a school where it was required to wear a uniform. While this did make things easier in the morning since you didn’t need to pick out your own clothing, I started to find myself feeling quite bland. Don’t get me wrong, the uniforms didn’t look bad or anything; it’s just that looking the same everyday, excluding weekends of course, for 5 years wasn’t the most exciting thing. Hair dye was also prohibited to some extent so I was stuck with my almost burnt looking dark brown hair.

Are you your aesthetic?

I think I am. I would describe my aesthetic as versatile because it is always changing just like myself. My ideals, of what looks good, are always changing because of everything I see on the news and on TV. For sure, I try not to be influence by that but really, who can? We all try to be different from others but isn’t that what this decade is all about… Being different? So yes, I try to be different.

Are You Your Aesthetic?

My first thought when it comes to aesthetic is the assorted memes relating to this song: https://soundcloud.com/bad-782004945/macintosh-plus-420 and the vapourwave musical movement. Aesthetic in the sense of these memes and the vapourwave music genre means chill, and smooth, while pleasing to the ears and eyes. I feel that these characteristics encompass the true meaning of aesthetic, which describes the beauty and taste of a person or thing.

Are you your aesthetic?

I believe I am in part my aesthetic. I am easily influenced by outside sources therefore this makes it difficult to be my own aesthetic. On the other hand, I do think that I could be my own aesthetic because I like to dress the way I want without worrying what others will think about me. Though I tend to dress comfortably, I also let my friends and family have an opinion on what I should or shouldn’t be wearing.

are you your aesthetic?

I wish I was. I want people to see me for me and all the qualities i have, but i know that to be hard. It has happened where a friend shares an insecurity with me that is a huge thing for them and i dont see it at all. We all percieve ouselves in different ways than others see us. I dont know what my aesthetic looks like to others. Yes they are all seing the same clothes, feeling the same energy, and hearing the same words and voice, but everybody that has interacted with me will have a different opinion and connection to all that.

"Are you your aesthetic?"

It is a yes and a no.

 

Representation of Men and Women Assignment

1. Identify 3 television shows to explain how men/dads/husbands have been depicted since the early days of TV (1950-2000):

  • Father Knows Best
  • All in the Family
  • Make Room For Daddy

 

2. What was unique about the Archie character in All In The Family?

Aesthetic Assignment

My aesthetic is somewhat complicated. What i find to be beautiful is outgoing, but simple and classic at the same time. I find there is a certain appreciation for something that has effort, time and thought put into it. Yet still maintains a certain simple. classic and clean look. I think that being able to stand out and still look effortless is aestheticly pleasing. For example, a Tesla is a car that stands out because it is truly unique yet at the same time it is effortless and simple.

The Rise of Sustainable Fashion in China

English

Despite the modern view of China as an industrialized mass polluter, historically, this Far Eastern country has always focused on sustainability. Recently, a return to the Confucian value of sustainability has been making its mark on the Chinese fashion industry, as Clay Hales reports in Business of Fashion on October 11th, 2017.

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