Truth is, I’m really not at all a “hard femme.” I’m the girliest, frilliest, most un-hard femme ever– but I always admire femmes who have that amazing look of tough femininity about them.
If you don’t know what ‘hard femme’ means (and if you aren’t queer, it’s likely you don’t), that’s okay– the best way I can explain it is a feminine presentation with hard spiky edges, someone who makes lipstick and high heels into warpaint and weapons.
The second I saw this BodyRock SS13 lookbook I knew it had ‘hard femme’ written all over it. I suppose because sports and working out are typically thought of as more masculine activities, sports bras and work-out gear tend to have more of a gender-bending, androgynous edge to them that is often missing in lingerie. I love the way this BodyRock collection seems to play with gender in an interesting and specific way.
What do you think? Those butterflies on the bra seem fierce enough to poke anyone who messes with you, don’t they?