Originally Posted by Lisamarie
The signal to noise ratio in the other thread was getting a bit low, so I thought that now that the magazine is out, it would be interesting to discuss first impressions.....
Then, on page 12, we find a picture of skier/go-go dancer Ace Mackay Smith. She is wearing some sort of god awful silver mini outfit along with a pair of hideous furry white go go boots, and I have to wonder why any female reader gives a hoot.
Now those of you who know me realize that I am a far cry from the humorless, perpetually menopausal knee jerk type of feminist who goes around slapping wrists in retaliation for any remark that even hints at being politically incorrect, but for the most part, after reading Women's Skiing, I have to ask: "Was the offensive piece of junk really necessary?'
I came across these remarks from Lisa Marie when I was searching for some press stuff for a potential job.
Obviously, she is offended by me and my wardrobe choices.
well, that's okay.
I was disappointed, however, with the pattern of women not supporting women once again. I'm not necessarily commenting on her remarks about me personally, but her disgust with the magazine in general. Or maybe it was just the tone she used. I think it's possible to get your comments/reviews/suggestions across without the hateful tone. At least Skiing Mag did it. I think a little constructive criticism and support would go a long way to making a great publication.
Regarding her review of my clothing and why anyone would give a hoot... allow me to give a little insight.
The "god awful mini" is actually an Italian ski jacket from the early 60's. I collect retro ski clothing and we thought it would be fun to take the photo in one of Whistler's original gondolas (both silver). Instead of doing the usual bio photo with new ski wear and pants we decided to do a retro theme and give it a go-go twist since I have been supporting my ski bum life-style for the last 20 years being a go-go girl in a ski town. Eric Berger is a great snow photographer and an old friend and we had a lot of fun trying to do something different and fun.
Before I get judged again for admitting to dancing in a nightclub, I better clarify... we wear clothes, we don't take them off. Even if I did take them off, who cares. We don't writhe, we Giv'er! We get paid to exercise and we cardio our asses off. (Thanks Thatsagirl
Dancing is just one of my "jobs". I filmed ski movies for over 10 years and skied in them, I write for Mtn. Life Magazine, I dj apres-ski at the base of the mountain, I do graphic and clothing design, blahblahblah.... anyway, I guess I'm defending my character and ultimately... like LisaMarie says, "who gives a hoot!".
I'm having fun, staying healthy, skiing all winter, and smiling at everyone.
Hopefully I didn't offend too many of my own sex by being myself.
I salute Skiing Mag for being open-minded enough to represent all kinds of women.
I googled Lisa-Marie before responding to this because I first wanted to look beyond her book cover. She sounds like an interesting woman. We're different... that's good.
and... check out her fashion... http://snowgoddess.blogspot.com/
Let's give eachother a break, ladies. woot woot!!
thanks for reading.