1. this lil short post (sorry it's so photo-heavy) is just here to explore the aesthetic vibes associated with a sort of stereotypical portrayal of TEENAGE GIRLHOOD. Of course I'm still interested in discussing the deeper societal implications of femininity - but maybe not today because I still have to study for exams.
2. When I was compiling these photos, I basically fell asleep on my keyboard trying to find and type all of the sources [none of them are mine] so "insert stuff about how the internet is (read: I am) super irresponsible and yah if you know the sources plez comment thank you."
3. I also noticed that most of the photos had a pretty one-dimensional, conventional image of femininity that is also kind of heavily focused on sexuality I wish could have gone a bit deeper- but as I said, this post is purely for aesthetic exploration so even though I'm a bit frustrated, I won't be posting a rant about it.
innocence (or loss of): Virgin Suicides, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Lolita, roses, pale
pageantry: Hole, HOLE, Toddlers in Tiaras, beauty queens
obsession (because all girls are crazy amirite guys*): sleepaway camp, Meadham Kirchoff, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, hoarders, John Waters movies
pink, pastel, tulle, "pretty", bubblegum, light blue, Pink ladies, Powerpuff girls, Mean Girls, MLP
I think I like these last three images because they seem like they were bathed in pink and tinted with some sort of rebellion (not that they're mutually exclusive or whatever) (lol that probably made 0 sense I'm gonna stop trying to be insightful and go to sleep bye.)
*title is a quote from Frederick Seidel