Monday, March 24, 2008

I teach, therefore I dress



Today I taught class, so I dressed my avatar super-extra-prim.

This clothing sensibility came from a discussion that I had at the beginning of the semester with the professor that supervises my teaching.

"Can you believe that some of these students go to school observations wearing ripped jeans, or low-cut sweaters without camisoles under them?" the professor boggled.

I bit my lip. This was such a fascinating discourse, the discourse of clothing in a school setting. Jeans were not okay? Revealing clothing is not okay? I guess this means that teachers aren't allowed to be poor, or casual, or have sexuality. I kept these thoughts very much to myself, but conformed as any good product of a system should. Teaching preservice teachers necessitates prim clothing, so I button those shirts right up to the neck.

To be honest, I feel most at home covering up my real and virtual bodies. I'm not sure why I can't put on a tiny skirt and call myself clothed, but I can't. Maybe it's the Thai culture in me?

Clothing notes: Look at those boots! They're a brand new color of my favorite (Shiny Things) Old Laceup Boots. Several more new colors of these and the Comfy Boots are now at Shiny Things.

Also, ~silentsparrow~ has a new group gift, the Tarnished suit, and ROSEMAR has a new set of group gift skins. Fabfree wrote about both of these offers over here.



***Hair: !!amerie's NAUGHTY**aN* Sweet Pumpkin in black
***Skin: Fleur Vivant Cream Rose 3
***Scarf: Dressier neck scarf -- freebie from the Jill in a Box avatar kit :D
***Earrings: (creamshop) Skull Rhinestone earring
***Undershirt: Heart Cupcakes *<3C!* White Lacy Shirt
***Shirt: Pushbutton Industries *PBI* the Wire
***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ Coronis jacket from the set in silver
***Skirt: /artilleri/ gina highwaisted skirt in black
***Tights: Draconic Kiss Grey butterfly fishnets
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) old boots in hard black
**Nails: Adam n Eve *ae* coffee bean finger nails
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