the where we are concert film will consist of harry eating a banana in different countries on stage and crotch grabbing
basics are really all you need, so you’re in luck— you just need to throw in a few statement pieces.
i’d say it’s a multi-step process. first, find a photo (or a few) that really capture your Look. you really want something that has the vast majority of the look in the shot:
This is pretty good. we have the shoes, socks, top, bottom, accessories and the head in both of these. let’s next make a list of what we like about it, and see what the similarities are:
- both are wearing flat shoes, even if one’s a platform
- they’re both wearing ankle socks
- they’re both wearing dresses that layer
- they’re both wearing big sweaters
- they both have very minimal accessories
- they both have short hair, with a focus on minimal makeup
i bolded that for a reason, but we’ll get back to that.
choose about three colours (at least one should be black, grey or white) as well as a metal (silver or gold) and buy your statement pieces using those. for instance, if i were to use gold, blue, black and tan/cream as my colours, my statement pieces might be something like this:
here we have all the jewelry you’d need for something with minimal detail, as well as some key dresses that can be layers, shoes that go with everything but still pop, and a basic but really nice striped shirt.
next, you’d add in your basics. for this look, you’d probably need socks, tights, another layering stable like that denim frock, some button ups, and a sweater or two. let’s grab some of those in the neutral colours we chose (black and cream).
OK! we added in quite a lot. you now have cardigans, sweaters, a short sleeved collared shirt for either hot days or layering, accessories, a big rain coat, a nice dress, two shoes, socks of all kinds, and two staples for layering. you could throw in some shorts or jeans here, but that’s not the look we’re going for.
let’s go back to that bolded mark in the list we made earlier. our photos both feature people with a chopped bob and minimal makeup with an emphasis on clear skin, pink lips and winged eyeliner. if you’re looking to recreate an entire vibe and the clothes aren’t doing it for you, it’s probably because what appeals to you is the whole package. let’s throw in products for that.
there you go! i threw in the bob & the styling tools, the makeup, one more pair of shoes (some simple flats!) and some music too. from here, it’s pretty easy to expand this into hundreds more outfits with just a white button up here, a high-waisted skirt there, and a few more shirts.
hope this helped!
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，CHAIR 椅子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.