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Feelin’ Forceful!

Feelin’ Forceful!

posted on Thursday January 20, 2011 | in The Crystal Tearoom | 4 Comments

“Left right, left right, de goverment boots, de goverment boots” these are the lyrics that come to mind looking at Mcqueen prefall collection.  The lyrics are from a Barbadian song from the 80’s. And then because of that song  I start to sing the song “Jack” in my head also by the same musician The Mighty Gaby.  And then I start to think of Jamaica Kincaid’s A small place. And then I just start thinking, and thinking of brass buttons and batons, and strikes in Paris, and order and confusion and force and resistance and then I don’t want to think anymore.  But again I start to think of uniforms, something I wrote a small piece about in Pop Magazine’s fall issue.  What I want to say is that I really like this collection, it took that many words to say, sorry.

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  1. the imaginologist (Reply) on Thursday 20, 2011

    LOL @ “de government boots”!!! My aunt had a fashion show in Dominica a few years ago and she used that song to introduce her “military inspired” looks. Ha! You just brought back some memories… I’ve only read Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother–her writing is wonderful. I’ve been meaning to read A Small Place. In Autobiography, she actually touches on the multiple and complex meanings “the uniform” takes on within a Caribbean context. The father in the narrative becomes almost indistinguishable from his “police clothes,” and Kincaid kind of points to the uniform as one of the many ways in which the colonial order is both literally and symbolically reproduced. Anyhoo, won’t get too political here, but it’s an interesting read!

    Great blog, btw!

    • safs (Reply) on Thursday 20, 2011

      Kincaid’s, ‘A Small Place’ is a good read and also a very small book! I related to a lot of what she discusses!. I have yet to read “An Autobiography of My Mother” but will add it now to my list. Thank you!

      Shala – the collection is impeccable and your description fitting!

  2. malika (Reply) on Thursday 20, 2011

    political mind, why not, a link with fashion, attitude, personality, why not !

    Beauty is eternel cause could always change. Malika
    love the 1th picture on the left and the 1th picture on the right.

  3. thelifestylemaven (Reply) on Thursday 20, 2011

    Now “Government Boots” is playing over and over in my head. I used to love dancing to that song. Brings me back to my childhood for sure. Ahhh to be so young and carefree again.

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