peculiar: who me?
V peculiar women who dare(d) to be themselves
I. grace jones: those who know me, know my admiration for “ms. grace” is beyond “normal.” she is “the peculiar woman” in my eyes as she understands the true power of the “p” (peculiar that is) even in character as katrina + strange’.
watch a couple of grace’s cameos: here
II. miss piggy: i have loved this chica since i was a little girl! although, i am not sure if our kindred spirits are connected through my love of all things green and of frogs, or if it is innate: i am the year of the boar and love pigs too; but, this feisty, stylish, loud mouth lover of all things kermy is my pop culture icon. she is, everything a woman should not be according to societal norms and everything a woman should be in a neon world—peculiarly iconic!
see miss piggy rant: here& model: here
III. sula mae peace: is the herione/anti-herione in the infamous novel sula by toni morrison. sula, is the epitome of a binary opposition and the type of peculiar woman whom love her or hate her you have to take her as she is—although, she belongs to no one.
“in a way, her strangeness, her naiveté, her craving for the other half of her equation was the consequence of an idle imagination. had she paints, or clay, or knew the discipline of the dance, or strings, had she anything to engage her tremendous curiosity and her gift for metaphor, she might have exchanged the restlessness and preoccupation with whim for an activity that provided her with all she yearned for. and like an artist with no art form, she became dangerous.”
IV. jean louise “scout” finch: conjures up the sassy little tomboy in me. I am a recovering undercover tomboy who loves a man in tailored menswear just as much as I enjoy wearing a few menswear items. in the peculiar world of scout, androgyny is best served feisty.
view my take on a contemporary room for scout: here
V. amelia earhart: a lioness after my own heart as we share the same birthday/zodiac sign—leo—and an affinity for flight, around the world for her and outer space for me, i will forever go where my passion leads me.
what adventure are you currently on?
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