La Belle Gitane

Updated on Oct 03, 2011
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Pink_Champagne 's Thoughts:

Ever since the Disney film came out when I was four years old, I’ve loved the character of Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. My mom wouldn’t let me see the movie because it “didn’t follow the book”, but that didn’t stop me from adoring the gypsy princess from afar. I actually even wanted to change my name to Esmeralda and was thrilled to find out that the meaning of my first and middle name was equivalent to hers. (My middle name means “cheerful, shining, bright”; the name Esmeralda means “bright hope”.) My middle-school youth group leader still cracks jokes about the time I introduced myself as Esmeralda at the beginning of my 6th grade year, and continues to jokingly call me “Esma”, a rather unglamorous nickname I subsequently derived.
This outfit actually reminds me quite a bit of the ensemble Esmeralda wore in the Disney movie: purple skirt, gold jewelry, off-the-shoulder blouse. With the rise of midriff-revealing tops on this season’s style scene, I’ve been thinking a lot about social perceptions concerning fashion. A couple of years ago, anything that showed the stomach would be given the cold shoulder and immediately connoted with Britney Spears-worthy cheapness. Today’s mode for showing stomach however is much more tasteful and fashion (instead of sexually) oriented. Whether worn with retro pinup attire or effortlessly done in a bohemian manner, fashion bloggers all over the world and rockin’ the bare midriff in a completely un-slutty way.
I think this really goes to show that showing a particular area of your body is mostly a society-oriented (instead of objectively-oriented) matter. In India, women of every social class reveal their midriffs; in the Middle East showing the bridge of one’s nose can often be considered objectionable. Just take a look at the American culture! A hundred years ago, showing one’s ankle was thought to be questionable and the collarbone and shoulders could only be revealed after 3:00 p.m. Today’s conservative Mennonite ensembles would have been considered objectionable!
Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox now; just thought that might be something interesting for y’all to think about.
Mwah! Mwah!
~Hope Adela

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Comments (29)

girlwiththerabbit
girlwiththerabbit on February 16
you look so lovely
yvonnenickole
yvonnenickole on January 05
lovely top!
xilcanopapaya
xilcanopapaya on November 24
lovely and sexy. really nice skirt, i want your top! <3
djenaR
djenaR on October 21
reminds me of spanish girL! LoveLy!
Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on October 15
amazing look :))
mochaccinoland
mochaccinoland on October 10
cute with a pinch of sexiness :) +1
Ms_Fraser
Ms_Fraser on October 08
love that shirt
CuddlyCacti
CuddlyCacti on October 07
you do look just like esmerelda, or at least the one in my mind. great skirt & hat & perfect look w/ the crop top.
districtofchic
districtofchic on October 05
This outfit is so cool! I love how nicely you balanced the sexy pieces with the fun and demure. Very nice. Love the heels, too!
City2City
City2City on October 05
pretty skirt, nice heels!!!! +1
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on October 04
wow amazing outfit!
Senta
Senta on October 04
Awesome outfit! For me the difference between cheap-looking midriff-revealing tops (nice term btw.) and tasteful ones is the bellybutton. As soon as it's visible it has got this awful 90s-fashion-disco-disaster appeal. With high-waisted skirts or pants it's interesting and doesn't look cheap. Just my thoughts about it ;D
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on October 04
stunning pictures, dear!! you're always sooo brave!!! you rocked that sexy cropped corset top! love the skirt and heels :D +1xx
browneyes
browneyes on October 03
gorgeous outfit!!! love your top :D
ZuleyB
ZuleyB on October 03
That top is wonderful, no matter how objectionable some may think it. +1!!!
IandW
IandW on October 03
very nice and dangerous mod-Gypsy look
anonymours
anonymours on October 03
love the skirt!
heyitscrichel
heyitscrichel on October 03
awesome hat!
decimalshoes
decimalshoes on October 03
fab!
Sunshinecck
Sunshinecck on October 03
So stunning:)
MissChala
MissChala on October 03
wow i absolutely adore this!!!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on October 03
how bold! great look.
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on October 03
Wow-wow..amazing styling!!!
Kesmish
Kesmish on October 03
Beatiful skirt
Foxvintage
Foxvintage on October 03
Wow this look is gorgeous! Love the top! Skirt and hat is fab too! Great look! xx
ninnda
ninnda on October 03
pretty vintage and sexy look!! killer shoes! cute skirt with crazy prints! love the hat as well :)
MsChanda
MsChanda on October 03
gorgeous photos!
scentjen
scentjen on October 03
WOW.. love the skirt :] and of course the shoes :]
parksora
parksora on October 03
nice skirt
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