The sun has finally begun to peak out, ever so slightly, from our five days of rainy grossness. As I saw the light hit the tendrils of fog curling around the street from the window, I knew that it was time for a bright outfit. I broke out the light tan waistcoat, light brown canvas … More Foggy Fall Morning | Wednesday, September 30, 2015
You know when you feel like it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday? That’s how I felt when the alarm went off at 6:15 am and it was dark and rainy hard as hell. I’m tiiiiiiired. But I thought it a good day to break out an old trench coat I got in … More Rainy Day Grey | Tuesday, September 29, 2015
We’re on our fourth day straight of rainy, overcast gloom, and I’m a bit exhausted from overwork. Sometimes when that happens, I try to dress myself out of the funk. For the new cold spell, I broke out a lightweight Victorian reproduction coat, on top of a brown waistcoat and a purple check shirt. I … More Tired, Rainy, Coordinated | Monday, September 28, 2015
As I walked into the office today, my department chair eyed my brooch and said, “You look rather sparkling today.” It’s a grey, drizzly morning, I’m tired after the end of the second week of school, and I felt I needed to compensate with accessories today. The brooch ended up sparking a larger conversation in … More Mad Hatter Weekend | Friday September 25, 2015
This was a fun one. Tried another same shirt/tie colour combo, but got to mix it up with some browns and blues everywhere, including eye makeup. I find a little eyeliner can be fun and disruptive and play a bit with gender perceptions, particularly with such signifiers as the beard and the semi-Victorian aesthetic. Great … More Fancy Eyes | Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wearing hats every day makes taking care of my hair a challenge. I ended up spending Wednesday morning picking out so many snarled strands from days of hair ties and hat wearing. Having an afro at a predominantly white institution, when paired with these clothes in particular, feels like a powerful juxtaposition. It’s a form … More Return of the ‘Fro + Greys & Blacks | Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I think this was my favourite one for the week. I am really loving that black polka dot shirt, and I felt super sassy today. It was also a great outfit to wear for discussing ANn McClintock and gendered colonialisms in class today. In particular we discussed Homi Bhabha and colonial mimicry and I could … More Black-n-Red | Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I’m getting more comfortable with the school year as I’m able to add fun absurd touches like hair in small buns or a pair of nonexistent glasses (old sunglasses, sans lenses). I like being able to play around with the image like this, and to show students i’m not entirely too serious about this project, … More Blues and Whites | Monday, September 21, 2015
Super fun dress day. Clean lines, and a ridiculous set of suspenders to make everything better.
Slightly more casual day; no tie, newsboy cap, and a gigantic walrus head brooch i got from a local antique mall. Great day for teaching about queer theory, phenomenology, and the impact of colonialism on space and gender.