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Reclaiming Femininity


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RECLAIMING FEMINITY
IN COLLAB. WITH CUPLÉ

I had the most stereotypical childhood you can imagine. My concept of femininity was forged on a very early age in an environment surrounded by Disney princesses, tea cups and painting classes. The fact that my grandmother was a very hand-skilled seamstress and loved to made me flowy dresses, didn’t help for my idea of feminine to be more diverse. With the arrival of my adolescence years, rebellion, my total disinterest for cooking and the things that a girl was supposed to do, I began to internally adopt an anti-feminine attitude, believing that would make me stronger and more independent.

I could not have been more wrong. Thing is, in today’s society femininity is often oppressed by ourselves, and whether I believe there’s nothing more important than education, confidence and a firm consolidation in a woman’s world, I also think we must seek for a balance between its conventional side; the one we show with sharp belts, the blush on the cheeks or running our hand through the hair, along the natural femininity that is exteriorised from the most subtle forms, the glimpsed in a wink or a smile and which, of course, is not exclusive to the female sex.

Because of that reason, in collaboration with the Spanish brand CUPLÉ and one of the most feminine dresses I’ve worn in the last decade, I bring you a small tribute to not only what I consider was my ideal beauty from my very-squared childhood, but in which I reconcilie with that feeling of femininity I was for so long trying to keep away.

With dress or without it, femininity is and will ever be one of our best tools to increase our strength, confidence and to empower our genre, and that’s the only kind of feminism idea I want to be part of and the one that deserves a spot in my wardrobe.

in this photo –
Cuplé floral dress,
Cuplé lace-up sandals,
Guess menswear belt

This post is sponsored by Cuplé.
All opinions and creative content are my own.

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  1. I loved, loved, LOVED reading this post. I feel like I’m reading this at the right time when I need it most. When I recently read about the (more than a little sexist) comments James Cameron made about the movie Wonder Woman, I was VERY annoyed, and very upset. To me it sounded like he was implying a woman cannot exhibit feminine qualities and be empowered and strong at the same time. I wish someone could make him see how utterly wrong he is. Your post is definitely a piece of evidence of how both men AND women need to fix their idea on true feminism.
    I cannot end my comment without commenting on your outfit here though: BEAUTIFUL. Just beautiful. To have that voluminous dress and THOSE SHOESSS, in my closet, wow. The perfect outfit to accompany your beautifully-written post. <3

    1. Babe, I love reading all your comments. Every single one of them. I think you’re one of the most interesting women I’ve ever read. Genres are definitely filled with stereotypes, but everything will evolve, and I’m pretty sure the future is genderless. Skirts for men, suits for woman and viceversa. I just wish I could be alive to witness it 🙂
      Thank you so much as always for all your thoughtful comments, they make my day 🙂 x