Monday, January 24, 2011
Once, when my father, GeorgeB, was struggling to take an acceptable outfit photo of me for this blog (“Move! Don’t stand there like a statue!”), I said sadly, “I have only one pose.”
“Be thankful,” GeorgeB replied, “Some people don’t even have one.” It was the fashion-blogger version of “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”
So, while I admire all the fashion bloggers who pose pigeon-toed, crouching, leaping, pouting, looking away from the camera, or coyly laughing at a joke only they know, I continue to stand stock-still, cross my legs, plant my hand(s) on my hip and smile into the camera.
Imagine my shock yesterday when, while reading the New York Times, I noticed “On the Street” photographer Bill Cunningham’s words about “a new posture.”
“Every era has a defining stance, and at present, it is standing with your legs crossed, like a model or a dancer en pointe.”
WTF?! Bitches stole my pose!
Normally, I don’t mind being a trendsetter but this time I don’t have enough poses to go around. Get your own, ladies! And don’t even THINK of adding a big, red-lipstick smile to the leg cross or I’ma get all “hold my earrings” on your asses.
UPDATED TO ADD: Erin from Work With What You’ve Got, who left the first comment here (and didn’t even write “FIRST!!!!111!!! because she’s classy that way), has inspired me to request your pictures of your WendyB poses for a mega-stolen-pose post. Leave ’em in the comments or holla at me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com.