Nov. 18th, 2010

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So, new meme entry, finally. ToM kind of ate my life. I did nothing productive for a number of days, just read and read and read.

Already answered )

9. Someone sexy

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~ Dita Von Teese ~


So there are a lot of women I think are sexy, but 'sexy' for an individual is quite subjective, isn't it? So for this prompt I wanted to pick a woman who, while she doesn't necessarily conform to modern ideals of beauty, definitely embodies a timeless sort of sexiness, and sells it as her image. I wanted to pick a woman who is not devalued by being sexually objectified, but who owns and has control over her sexuality and the depiction of it.

So, Dita Von Teese. Fetish/glamour model and Burlesque performer (and what performance emphasises 'sexy' over 'sexual' better than Burlesque?). Costume designer, tight-lacer, businesswoman. Dita's sexy image is what she sells, and she combines it with what she loves - vintage costume and old world glamour. She is, to my mind, a gorgeous example of someone who is empowered by being looked at, rather than becoming an object of male gaze.

A few more pics, possibly NSFW )

Still to come )

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