Lately, since it is not tropical in here anymore, I have been up to much simplier outfits. And I feel oh, so good and comfortable.
With the trousers and T-shirt, I can’t help but think about Lisa from Miyazaki’s latest feature, 'Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea'. She has become my second favourite anime heroine after Misato Katsuragi and these two are surprisingly similar. From the very beginning I saw Lisa in the film, I thought she must have been inspired by Misato. Her own son calls her by her name, her driving is awful, she is drinking GOOD amounts of alcohol and she is SO moody as far as her relationship is concerned yet she is an awesome mum. I have googled the film and I am not alone in my reflections. People don’t really think though that it was an inspiration but rather a new tendency for depicting women in anime. I actually doubt it, Hideaki Anno (of Gainax, people who made Evangelion) worked for Miyazaki in the past and those two know each other. To me Lisa is a straight-forward quotation from Evangelion.
Lisa is, of course, the adult one.
You could wonder why I’m bragging about cartoons and why is it so important that I had to tired you all with it. Well, I’m actually doing my dissertation on Miyazaki, the exact topic being 'Hayao Miyazaki – a feminist director? Miyazaki’s animated films and feminist film theory'.
It is actually amazing how my plans have changed. First year I was sure I want to write it on mafia films such as 'Godfather' and 'Goodfellas'. Second year I planned to analyze moral relativism in TV series such as 'Dexter' and 'Sopranos'. And when the time came, under strong influence of Karen Lury and Robert Maslen I realized I cannot write it on anything else than anime, about which I can talk for hours.
So here I am, being 22 and inspired by a cartoon character.
Yet there is still a little surprise about my jeans…
Tshirt – Primark; headband,necklace and jacket – H&M; jeans – Versace,sh