Today I’m thinking about how Rosa Diaz’s hair is as big a part of her armor as her leather jacket. You’d expect a character as aloof and intimidating as Diaz to have a hairstyle equally severe.
Instead, her hair is big and bold and intensely beautiful. It’s her coworker Amy Santiago who belongs on the cover of “Hair Pulled Back Magazine”; it’s Amy whose work style is no-nonsense, practical, not a distraction from the task at hand. Rosa’s hair draws attention. Rosa’s hair texture changes from soft to crisp and from waves to curls, but it is always down and it is always dramatic. A statement of grandeur in every room she enters.
Diaz is a cop, a woman of color in a workforce dominated by white men. She’s had to work her ass off to get half as far as some of the numbskulls in her department, she needs to be tough enough to face the daily bullshit sent her way by criminals and coworkers alike. She’s fierce by nature but also by design.
In the mornings, when Diaz gets dressed, she reaches for an outfit that reinforces how fierce she is. Her wardrobe is a warning: don’t fuck with me, boys. I can take you out and and destroy you as well as anyone else in the precinct. In fact, I can do that better than most of the precinct. Being hot only makes her more intimidating. Yeah, I can take you down while looking this good. Go ahead, stare at my body. That’ll distract you enough for me to do my job.
Before she leaves for work each day, she styles her hair to be aggressively beautiful too. Getting her helmet into place before she heads out to battle. Reminding herself as much as anyone else what’s at stake.
Alfred Enoch in How to Get Away With Murder 1x01
country music, or as I like to call it, “farm emo”
steal his look: charlie kelly
urban outfitters “horsin’ around” destructed tee ($78)
1989 gucci long johns ($690)
loius vuitton casual tube socks ($120)
steal her look: spooky pumpkin:
- gucci women’s black stretch suede legging $1850
- saint laurent classic turtleneck sweater in black cashmere with black suede elbow patches $1490
- pumpkin $3
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I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
This post was good but then it got better
don’t get it twisted like i respect bugs for being the best they can be in spite of their specific assigned flesh prisons and their ecological significance but they need to stay the fuck away from me