With Fashion Week in full bloom all around the world, I can't help but sit and think of this quote I am very fond of: "Go to work, get married, have some kids, pay your taxes, pay your bills, watch your TV, follow fashion, act normal, obey the law, repeat after me: I am free."
Have you all see the crap that is coming off these runways? I am a huge fan of not looking like a big roll of shit when I walk out of the house on most days... other days I don't care and the Ugg's come out with the hoodie, unwashed hair, and paint on my jeans. The problem I have this year as compared to most years with Fashion Week is they are getting even more cruel in their designs. They are incorporating leathers from exotic animals and furs from endangered animals.
Fashion has always been a sore subject among animal rights activists, and rightfully so. Fashion exudes the Western cultures tendency for flamboyance, over-indulgence, greed, excess, waste, and utter depravity toward lesser creatures than one's self. This years Fashion Week has gotten to the point that they are not even bothering to try to pretend that they are using the animals for any purpose other than to carry around.
This model is carrying a dead, stuffed Arctic Fox that has silk covering its belly. What is the purpose of this? Tell me why an animal died so it can be paraded around by a woman in a fancy dress in front of thousands?
You can thank Marc Jacobs for this treasure right here:
We kill at will for whatever whim we want to follow or stupid fashion trend that lasts all of 26 days. Many people speak of a coming "Zombie Apocalypse" but personally I do not think it will be quite like that. We will come to an end, but I feel like it will be Mother Nature righting the wrong that we have done to this planet to restore the balance that once was. We are not meant to carry dead foxes as decoration, we are not meant to gorge ourselves on processed foods, we are not meant to be trapped in concrete buildings pecking away at keyboards ranting and raving about the atrocities that occur in our daily lives.
This makes me incredibly sad and it makes me hate the people who would think that this is attractive, or beautiful in anyway. It is not beautiful, I see a half-starved woman that is carrying a dead animal in hopes of being considered beautiful.
I will leave you with a picture that I have saved on my tablet that moves my soul every time I see it though. It makes me so happy, and sad at the same time no matter how many times I look at it... which is quite often because I am not quite certain why it stirs my soul so much.