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While many women in Nunavik still make traditional parkas and mittens, the practice of making seal skin boots - known as kamiks - has declined. But some women in Kuujjuaq are working hard to learn the skill, and pass it on to a new generation. CBC’s Ainslie MacLellan visited a class to learn what goes into making kamiks. (via CBC.ca | Quebec AM | Making traditional seal skin boots in Kuujjuaq)

bygoneamericana:

High school boys look over Buchanan Street scene, prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. San Francisco, 1942.
By Dorothea Lange

bygoneamericana:

High school boys look over Buchanan Street scene, prior to evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry. San Francisco, 1942.

By Dorothea Lange

andibgoode:

I must admit that it’s very rare that I look at someone wearing a dress and boots and think ‘I want to wear this!’ but this is very much making me want to get a pair of boots for winter (oh, why did I ever get rid of my Docs?)…and some slightly shorter dresses.
(note: I’m not saying I dislike that sort of look entirely but just don’t often feel compelled to wear it.)

i’m obviously in a different camp than andi, but i get what she means! when i was a teenager i used to be obsessed with people who wore (converse) sneakers with skirts and even followed a livejournal community devoted to that, ha! there was something about the mariage of femme with punk, but before i could articulate it as such…
also i’m pretty sure the people who style and work with lena hoschek really have a knack for making things people wouldn’t normally consider wearing look damn good and make you want to try it yourself. in my case, it would be fetish wear.
last but not least, i just looked at my lena hoschek tag and i have definitely written “which designer is this? because HOT DAMN. all of these things would look sexaaaaaay on my bodaaaaay.”
aaaand it’s true.

andibgoode:

I must admit that it’s very rare that I look at someone wearing a dress and boots and think ‘I want to wear this!’ but this is very much making me want to get a pair of boots for winter (oh, why did I ever get rid of my Docs?)…and some slightly shorter dresses.

(note: I’m not saying I dislike that sort of look entirely but just don’t often feel compelled to wear it.)

i’m obviously in a different camp than andi, but i get what she means! when i was a teenager i used to be obsessed with people who wore (converse) sneakers with skirts and even followed a livejournal community devoted to that, ha! there was something about the mariage of femme with punk, but before i could articulate it as such…

also i’m pretty sure the people who style and work with lena hoschek really have a knack for making things people wouldn’t normally consider wearing look damn good and make you want to try it yourself. in my case, it would be fetish wear.

last but not least, i just looked at my lena hoschek tag and i have definitely written “which designer is this? because HOT DAMN. all of these things would look sexaaaaaay on my bodaaaaay.”

aaaand it’s true.

i kind of love this? but also don’t really know how i feel about this “choice” rhetoric going around… “i choose to embrace my queerness daily” is more something i can get behind.

i kind of love this? but also don’t really know how i feel about this “choice” rhetoric going around… “i choose to embrace my queerness daily” is more something i can get behind.