5.19.2008

The Fashionistas

What good is being an Anarchist, if you aren't fashionable about it? I mean, honestly, if we must conform to nonconformity, at least let that nonconformity conform to the fashionable standards we have all grown to loathe and hate love and adore over the years.

Besides, there are some Anarchist fashions that have stood true through the test of time, riots, chemical spray, flame retardant flags, lighter fluid, and slurpies.

I'm here to help you find your innermost Anarchist Fashionista.

Let's start with the basics.



The balaclava look is tried and true. It works great for protests, riots, and peeping in your neighbors windows. With this hot balaclava style you too can smash the State!





The highly accessorized Anarchist never leaves home without their trusty bandannas, goggles, and patches. It helps us distinguish the Anarchists we know, from the ones we don't. If you like the patches on the hoodie, you know them. If you don't they suck and are probably posers, anyway.







Speaking of posers, meet the beautiful Anok in a box. Here's a hint, she's not a real Anarchist! If you bought an Anarchism kit from Hot topic, go home, and listen to Green day, you'll feel betterknowing you smashed Capitalism by buying Anarchist stuff from capitalist corporations.
















Here's one for all you non conforming conformists out there. The ever fashionable HazMat Anarchists. Guaranteed to repel pepper spray, asbestos, and raging Republicans!








No protest is complete without fully painted riot shields. Don't buy girls and boys, you got to make your own!










You should never go to a protest without your trusty black flag, and wicked cool Anarchy Blackberry! You'll need both if you want to get to the designated escape route after the protest.




















L
ast but not least we have the Anarchist Fashion disaster. Ladies and gentlemen, this poor Anarchist tried to be Fashionista, but the cape would just never do for a good, old fashioned riot.


20 comments:

SSB said...

Why isn't it ready for a riot? Looks like a super hero gone confused. :) :)

markstoneman said...

Well, see, I knew there was an aesthetic going on that needed to be discussed, but I wasn't expecting blackberries, shields, hazmat suits, and a faux anarchist cheerleader suit. :)

Caroline Jaine said...

It's definitely a look I would go for.

Outside My Brain said...

What's wrong with this crazy world when they have gone to commercializing anarchy. Thanks for the laugh!

Alex Mcone said...

What use is a blackberry if you cant even see the screen ?

(note to self: Never ever be an anarchist)

GO! Smell the flowers said...

The cheer leader anarchy works for us flowers...

Ra Ra Ra.

Thought we'd check the blog behind the balaclava and enjoyed the read - theres a treat waiting for you over at GO! Smell the flowers tomorrow so keep em peeled!

Highlander said...

I'm getting out of my Anarchy Cheerleader outfit and getting the box to send it straight back to Hot Topic even as I type.

Ekim said...

I love the use of read and black, it's so "In" this season. Black is the new white and red is the new, some other color.

Anok said...

I'm oh so happy to see Anarcho-Fashionistas keeping up with the changing trends!

Oh, and Alex? The screen does come with a special decoder that only Anarchists can use ;) It's oh-so-hi-tech *Smootches*

Renegade Eye said...

For a guy, what beats the Che look.

dani said...

Sh-t, so that's what my kids were doing with the garbage can lids..making rioting shields...

Pentad said...

Hilarious. In other words, don't leave home without the essentials. Now, what does the anarchist handbag have in it? Which lipstick is the must this season?

voodooKobra said...

Awesome, Anok :D.

timethief said...

I love the look and I love the post even more. :)

The Offended Blogger said...

Ha!! Can I combine the black/red Anarchist look with my pink/white Hello Kitty look at the next protest?

Or would I get my unfashionable ass kicked? :p

Jamie said...

That cheerleader outfit is totally from Nirvana's video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit". =D

Daniel Owen said...

There's actually a "riot ware" clothing line:

http://www.fireandflames.com/

"The finest clothing for the elegant revolutionary"

RainforestRobin said...

Wow, I like this site. I can learn a lot here. I have been active with environmental issues which of course are political but straight forward politics always seemed beyond me.

I laughed out loud over this "fashion" piece you did. You are not only a strong and powerful woman but a humorous woman as well. I like that. :) Cool! Good for you! I have SO enjoyed you in the discussions and enjoyed your discussion about being in the news.

Pittsburgh Midwife said...

Fantastic...I guess it's a good thing that I probably come off as more of your 'general punk' -- that way I can infiltrate the enemy without looking like a poster-child for Anarchy!

But, I have to say that the cheerleader outfit is my dream-come-true! Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

What are you achieving printing stuff like this? It doesn't occur to you that you're just helping the right-wing? I prefer to be out there with those kids than posting bitter crap on the web.

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