Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Struggle for Equality

I recently read an article in the The New York Times on Pakistani women. It turns out that the number of women in the work force in Pakistan is growing tremendously but the women taking the jobs face increased harassment (especially sexual, it seems).
Often times, they are told by their fiances or husbands that they cannot work-and are even offered money to stay home. Nontheless, many women are beginning to work in retail and food service.
What shocked me is the harassment they face just for trying to work to provide for their families and themselves. Their uniforms are stolen, they are verbally assaulted, and male customers assume that these women are sexually available because they offer them customer service.
The conditions of women around the world are so polarically different. While we talk about women being able to do it all in the United States and Europe women are just beginning to gain rights in less developed areas.
The article here

Monday, December 27, 2010

Je Suis Revenue

It's been a while since the last entry but after hearing the news of Carine Roitfeld leaving French Vogue I thought I would do another post, with some of her memorable looks-and my own thoughts on where she might be going.

A young Carine

On The Sartorialist

With Emmanuelle Alt

With all the speculation-I myself think she will either go to Tom Ford or head another magazine, possibly a lesser known one. And we will also see who will replace her-with some saying it will be Emmanuelle Alt.