Here’s the third installment of Ariel’s court fashion series, and once again to get all the updates on her case and to find out when the next benefit will be, check out the Denver ABC website.
Note the shard of glass fan… We’ll be selling accessories made from glass shards to benefit Ariel’s court fee’s, they’re a little pricey, starting at $200 for a necklace, and significantly more for the glass fans, but they are genuine Democratic Headquarters glass, so they are totally collector items.
I can’t even explain how great it’s been dressing Ariel, it’s really reinforced my passion for… um fashion, just in the sense that having the opportunity to share clothes and style with someone is so warm and intimate. It’s such a great way to make and deepen friendships, I just love the whole process! I can see why fashion is at the heart of so many gift based indigenous communities, it’s because caring for someone’s image is the collective celebration of that person’s agency and self mythology and in that sense it is a perfect metaphor for the intersection of individuality and collectivism.
Ariel and I were discussing the fucking maoists walking back from this photo shoot and she remarked that fashion parties are perhaps a uniquely anarchist activity, something that would be difficult to imagine happening in any other political persuasion, and I think it’s because of the reasons above. It’s because both fashion and anarchism are this perpetual discussion of combining d.i.y. or die egoism with consensus decision making and concerns for personal image within the greater community. That and because everyone knows how much queers love looking sexy! psh… But yeah, the next court date is in late December, so keep supporting Ariel and buy one of our glass shards!