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theclotheshorse:

Anna May Wong might not be immediately recognizable today unlike some of her contemporaries (she acted alongside Buster Keaton and Marlene Dietrich to name a couple), but she was the first Chinese American movie star and a fashion icon in her own right. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio. In 1922 the New York Times commented,“She should be seen again and often on the screen.” Of course being an Asian-American in the 1920s and 30s severely limited the roles offered to her; anti-miscegenation laws meant she couldn’t be cast as a romantic lead opposite of a white actor. American directors even passed up her as a lead for Chinese roles casting white women to play Chinese characters instead (see German actress Luise Rainer as O-Lan in The Good Earth). Still in the late 1930s, she starred in several B movies for Paramount Pictures, portraying Chinese Americans in a positive light. These smaller-budgeted films could be bolder than the higher-profile releases, and she used this to her advantage to portray successful, professional, Chinese-American characters.
While she was first and foremost an actress, once quoted as saying “I am wedded to my art,” Anna May Wong was also a fashion icon in her day. She cultivated a stylish flapper image and in the 1930s was on various “Best Dressed” lists. When I admire Anna May Wong I appreciate her beauty and her fashion sense, but also admire her talent and ability to thrive in a time when the odds were stacked against her.

helloknightmares

helloknightmares:

I have seen some scams. Once it wasn’t even a photo they had paid for. It was one I had taken, not ironically, with MY iphone.

Okay this is just terrible and frustrating. All this recent photography issues has been rustling me hard. D:

Her excuse was “well, it’s a picture of me” - yes, that’s true, however it wasn’t a photo she had rights to. Her likeness isn’t copyrighted and it was something I took to document the costume I had made. :/

echowigs

echowigs:

justabadapple:

echowigs:

bjdconfessions:

ir irks me when people say bjds are toys, especially those within the community. no. toys are not over $400. bjds are fucking ART. you don’t paint/customize toys with pastels and fancy artist supplies, do you? not unless you’re a doll artist. bjds are art.

Image by BJDConfessions

I agree it pisses me off when people call them Toys. I didn’t fucking spend $1000 on a damn toy damnit! It’s a collector doll that’s my own damn character!

…I consider anything I play with a toy… ;;

>3 

I do know there is a difference.

Children’s toys and mature collector’s toys are different. That doesn’t mean that sometimes they cross over.

My MH collection won’t get played with like they’re designed to, but that doesn’t mean I don’t consider moving them around for photos or aesthetic playing ^^;

echowigs

echowigs:

bjdconfessions:

ir irks me when people say bjds are toys, especially those within the community. no. toys are not over $400. bjds are fucking ART. you don’t paint/customize toys with pastels and fancy artist supplies, do you? not unless you’re a doll artist. bjds are art.

Image by BJDConfessions

I agree it pisses me off when people call them Toys. I didn’t fucking spend $1000 on a damn toy damnit! It’s a collector doll that’s my own damn character!

…I consider anything I play with a toy… ;;