Escape to Paradise

Alison. 18. Australia


Rita Hayworth in a costume test shot for Gilda, 1946


there’s literally no point in teaching girls to be body positive if you only use men’s opinions for validation like “boys like girls with curves” nah get that the fuck out of here

This is literally the most perfect post and I have been forming an argument in my head about this ever since I heard the song ‘All About That Bass’ by Meghan Trainor. Literally the whole song except for one verse is about how boys prefer women with a little more ‘junk’ and in the process makes people who are considered ‘thin’ feel bad.

Now let’s discuss my first point, WHO THE FUCK CARES WHAT BODY SHAPE BOYS PREFER!!! They do not own us and we should not base our level of attractiveness on how much attention boys give us. Everybody’s body shape is unique and perfect for them NOT anyone else.

Now to my second point, why does society always feel the need to make one particular group feel good by making another group feel bad. Like why are curvier women considered ‘real women’ whereas thin people aren’t. Like my mum says ‘what even defines a ‘real woman’? All women are ‘real women’ no matter what body shape or size you are’. Why can’t we just embrace everyone’s body shape instead of making ourselves feel better by attacking another, because let’s face it like curvier women who can’t change their body shape, thin people can’t change their body shape either.

So can we just stop making curvier people feel bad and can we stop making thinner people feel bad and every other body shape and size that there is. We all have beautiful bodies no matter what the media says, no matter what boys think, no matter what our friends think, no matter what anyone else thinks. We are all beautiful, so embrace it!

(via clumsypot)

So there’s these roads in Germany called the ‘Autobahn’ and they have no speed limit, so people can travel at like 200km/h. They usually have 3 or more lanes; so one of the lanes is for slow traffic, another for normal speed traffic and then a fast lane, but if you are doing 200km/h in the fast lane and there is a car coming up behind going faster, you literally have to change lanes at  200km/h.  I just find that really weird and cool and dangerous, cause apparently Germany also has fewer car accidents than Australia even though they have faster speed limits overall . Apparently this is because it is so hard to get a driver’s license in Germany. I don’t know why I posted this but I just found it really interesting how one thing is so normal for a country, but is so bizarre for another and it really just really makes me want to travel.


Simone D’Aillencourt by Richard Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar, April 1965

Anja Konstantinova in “On the Rocks” by Emily Abay for Fashion Gone Rogue, September 2014

Carine Roitfeld & Kate Moss by Mario Testino, Paris, 2003

Yayy!! My phone is going to be here in 3-5 business days.


Nadja Bender in Before Midnight for Porter #1
Shot by Ezra Petronio
Styled by Melanie Ward