It’s been a while since we’ve done an outfit. Summer was busy for me. I had to prepare for a real life show about this very site. You can find a bit of info about that here. Can’t lie; there was a bit of pressure to follow up Garfield too. Then I decided I couldn’t.
I had the chance to translate the concept of this website into an art exhibit in my hometown of Edmonton. I called it #flawlessyeg; a nod to the Queen and YEG (Edmonton).
Here’s my statement:
#flawlessyeg self-love and other attempts by karen campos castillo HEART-BEATS.CA began talking about clothing and fashion in 2013 as a way to also discuss bodies seldom represented in popular culture and online communities; bodies that are fat, bodies that are brown and bodies that are queer—bodies like my own. #flawlessyeg is heartbeats IRL—showcasing our bodies, hoping to find true love in the next selfie.
Today Colombia plays Brazil in the quarter finals and I am scared. SCARED.
But first: Oh Mexico…BRUH. The team had been doing great until they faced off with the Netherlands last week (Where is that even? It looks pasty). The big story was Mexico’s last minute substitute, Guillermo Ochoa, making all the saves and having great curly hair.
So it’s been over week now of futbol and it was obviously ambitious to think I could blog every day about it but whatever, here’s some damn fine reporting via me.
One of the biggest stories is that 2010 Champions, Spain, was eliminated pretty much immediately. I have complicated feelings about Spain. Mostly I wonder if Canadian First Nations look at white people and think “Oh your people colonized mine” because that’s what I think when I look at the Spanish. So it’s odd to cheer for them but they are undeniably handsome with a good looking jersey.
It hasn’t ever really felt right to call myself a fashion blogger. I still have so much to figure out about my body, I still have so much comfort to find. I also don’t know how to accessorize and there are so many people out there doing it so fucking well. My friend Una said it best recently; she said fashion was my entry point to talk about other things.
I liked that.
The other things like fat, race, gender, sexuality, class and yeah, outfits.