Portrait Series: Suite 6
Keywords: Fashion, kmart, Kmart department stores, kmart employees, Liz Rywelski, Logan White, los angeles
These opinions were collected regarding how one may or may not “look” like a lesbian. At Proper #4007 there was a quick response to the presented narrative with what one should not wear when trying not to look like a lesbian, this included not wearing collared shirts, not wearing 3/4 length sleeves, and not wearing abstract prints. This opinion was contradicted in Proper #3337 where the outfits selected include a collared shirt with 3/4 length sleeves and abstract prints. When asked about my “personal style” which consisted of brown loafers and purple socks, purple sweatpants, a stinky white t-shirt, a purple hoodie and a green windbreaker tied high around my waist I said, “If the style were up to me I’d just wear this for the picture.” When asked about my lifestyle I said, “I just work at home and go to the gym sometimes.”
In collecting Suite 6 case studies I’ve concluded:
• A lesbian does not dress “professional.” A lesbian does not appear professional because a female aims toward a profession in order to provide for her children and family.
• A lesbian does not wear high heels. In all but one outfit, the look came complete with high heels. We conclude that females wear high heels to appeal to men.
• Some lesbians wear lipstick and makeup, some do not. We conclude that lipstick enhances femininity. We conclude that not wearing lipstick appears conservative.
• A lesbian would not typically choose to wear Jaclyn Smith© or Selena Gomez© clothing. We conclude that these garments embody the spirit of a working class woman in America. We conclude that working class women are more likely to embody hetero conditions.
• A lesbian does not dress “like a party girl.” We conclude dressing “like a party girl” would, in effect, attract the attention of men.