Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
My very favorite thing about this movie is that Elle doesn’t have to sacrifice any of the femininity and bubbly optimism that make up her personality for the sake of succeeding. She tries to undermine her true self in favor of what others want her to be, but in the end she finds the balance she needs to be successful. Elle Woods doesn’t need to give up one stereotype just so she can conform to another. Elle Woods defies them both.
I never thought about it this way, but yeah! What’s the thing I always misquote? “It’s the expectation, not the act, that is abhorrent.” Go Elle Woods.
Yes! Never properly been able to articulate just why I love this movie so much!
Nude and neon stripes.
Again, trying to tone it down a bit.
Did I manage it, you reckon?
Glittery half moon mani on a friend’s existing shellac.
Black and white designs. Trying to keep it a bit toned down while I’m on school placements.
There are enough things about me to distract the kiddies without adding ridonkulous nails into the mix…
Skittle designs on top of a Tiffany blue and coral.
Quite liked this one, and good thing too, cos I haven’t had time to change them all week!
Not so sure about these.
In the right light, they’re holographic, plus multiple colours and designs. A bit busy, I reckon.
These are nails I did for a contest, which is still actually being voted on!
I’ll post the inspiration pic soon, but it’s for a nail polish brand geared towards men called manglaze. Very cool, and the prize is pretty awesome as well.
I’ve never wanted to win a comp more, because these nails took me TWO HOURS to do.
So worth it, I reckon they’re awesome.
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