is vogue gender categorised. Obviously it is a women's fashion magazine with women's fashion in it, but i still read and love it even though i am a physical male. I have been interested in fashion magazines for a well over a year and a half now i think. i collect them as they have a big impact on who i am. But it seems that my mother has to question this. On the weekend the same and yet boring conversation occurred
Mum-why do you get all these vogues?
Me-because i like them...
Mum-yes but it is women's fashion, (que sarcastic laugh) there are for women, why do you want them
Me- like i have said once before i like them and i want to make a career out of it
Mum-oh okay then (leaves room looking quite muffed)
Sometimes it is like provocation. As if from her perspective my world i deeply treasure is of shallow existence with no sustainability and depth. I know that you should always look at the bigger picture and trust me i do that. But I fore one am always challenging my mum when she wants to have this pointless "talk". Anger does not occur more so at the fact that it is not normal to read these things to take place in the general community. To hell with that. How dare she keep trying to make me feel guilty in some tones for respecting my look on vision.
Though saying this it is not like they don't "want" me to be in fashion. I am a very determined person i think and that has lead onto this passion which thankfully is not forbidden from my parents. Lots of people know that i want to work in this industry, but then again sometimes i feel i still have to say i want to work as a "journalist" which partly is not true. My family know full well and love the fact of my ambitious focus and creativity. But the small factor of what magazine i read has seemed to bewilder my mum.
I have to also say though thank god for my older brother. He works at collage in London at the moment doing menswear and so when he is around he always backs me up and lights another voice against my mother. His style could be no more different to mine, but our aesthetic for overall style (which does NOT just mean fashion) has bonded us in more ways then one.
But I still will buy it. and buy US. and French. and Italian. and Nippon.
and everything more to break down this prejudice