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The Jacket-Le Jazz Hot

In The Nouveau Butch on April 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I can’t stop thinking about girls, well girls in Jackets to be more precise…

Any type of Jacket will do: Tux, Smoking, Military, Sequined, Cropped, Single breasted, or Double breasted. I think this obsession started after watching Victor Victoria with Julie Andrews and seeing how super spiffing she looked in a tux . It was the tux (amongst other things) that I was attracted to, the cheekiness of a man’s shape being worn by woman and the boyish glamour which I found very seductive-very English!

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It was Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest designers of the 20th century that first fashionably pioneered the minimalist, androgynous style of Jackets for women in the sixties. His signature creation famously became known as ‘Le Smoking’, and it set the tone everywhere for women to get a little bit of their butch on. It was said that ‘ Chanel gave women their freedom; years later Saint Laurent brought them power.’  The Jacket made a statement it had everybody’s attention, and it helped transform women’s function in society. 

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Unfortunately, today YSL is no longer with us but he left his mark on the ‘Jacket’ and he paved the way for the rest of us girls to be able to experiment with all types of gender defying looks. 

 Some of my top choices, and ones that you don’t have to head to Saville Row to get personally fitted for by a tailor are these: 

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Inject some playful glamour into your ‘Military’ and ‘Smoking’ with Balmain.

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Single and Double breasted styles to get you ‘performing’ by Elizabeth and James and ‘Marc’ by Marc Jacobs all available at Bloomingdales .   

Every wardrobe needs one great jacket–make it versitile, throw it on with jeans and a t-shirt, use it to butch up a little black dress.  The right jacket can follow you anywhere, keeping your look cool while covering up those shoulders and simultaneously keeping you le warm…errr le hot!

Cheers!

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Fabulous Four

In The Nouveau Butch on April 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Here are four, fabulous,  talented, sexy women.  What more could an NB ask for?  Here are some of our faves from the fantasy file.  We’d love to be covered in their sweat…er…from sitting too close to the stage of course!

Alanis Morrisette

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You oughta know how hot you are by now…  We’re so glad she has a sense of humor & lightness to balance all the angst.  Thank you, India.

 

Kelly Clarkson

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  We don’t care if you are vehemently denying attraction to women.  Our lives would suck without your music, dear girl.  Many an NB has been there.  We’ve all said something similarly self-loathing:

“I wish I liked women like that because oftentimes men are very hard for me, but I happen to like boys.’ I could never be a lesbian. I would never want to date someone like myself, ever.” –K.C. told Popeater

 

Stevie Nicks

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Stand back–she was foxy then, and she still rocks.  Here’s the NB’s favorite recent Stevie quote (source TMZ):

“I had Botox and I hated it. For four long months, I looked like a different person. It almost brought down the whole production of the last tour. It was so bad, I would look into the mirror and burst into tears. Botox is becoming the new face of beauty and it’s unfortunate because it makes everybody look like Satan’s children. Everybody has pointed eyebrows. Everybody looks related. All the Desperate Housewives look like sisters. If you’re an unattractive girl who’s trying to be beautiful with Botox, forget it. If you are a beautiful girl who’s trying to be beautiful with Botox, you will look like you’re angry all the time. You’d have to tie me down to get me to do it again.”

Bonnie Raitt

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Love me like a man, Bonnie.  With a sandy voice, and brilliant words like these, “Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell.  Spirituality is for people who have already been there.”  Amen.

 

Of COURSE

In The Nouveau Butch on April 7, 2009 at 6:24 pm

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One of the singular most impressive things the NB can do for her date is make a fantastic meal.  And while everyone loves English Muffin Pizzas, taking your lady on a journey through course after course of culinary delights is far more exotic and far more erotic.  Here’s a sample menu for a killer meal–After making this meal for my girlfriend, I sealed my place in the NB hall of fame.  **Don’t be intimidated, it only took me about an hour to assemble.

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