June 3, 2004

Girls gone wonderful (librarians included)

As an advocate of the T-length dress, the turtle neck, and pretty, modest clothing, I am happy to hear that someone feels the same way.

Ella Gunderson, god bless her fabric-loving heart, wants a more modest wardrobe; however, she did not find anything to suit her tastes at Nordstrom, so she wrote a letter to the store.

However, I didn't know how to take this statement:

"It's kind of like a sexy take on a librarian," she said. "I think people are tired of seeing so much skin and want to leave a little more to the imagination."

I was, as an aide at the wonderful Mt. Pleasant Library, disgruntled. Why do people always stereotype the librarian? Can't librarians be sexy too? I mean, we don't all wear long black skirts, tightly pinned buns, and horn-rimmed glasses. After all, if we did we wouldn't be able to crawl after children at story hour, climb behind the shelves for hiding paperbacks, or carry chairs from presentations. This Gigi Solif Schanen, fashion editor at Seventeen magazine, quoted in the article does not know anything about the nextgen librarian.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at June 3, 2004 7:03 PM

I, too, am a fan of fabric. If I could dress like a typical TV housewife from the 1950s, I would. :-)

Posted by: Donna at June 4, 2004 8:58 AM

Librarians are only stereotyped as often as the Catholic schoolgirl ...

Don't think of it as a bad thing. Think of yourself to be like Nicole Kidman ...

"She's the hot librarian, hot mom, hot teacher, and Catholic schoolgirl archetypal fantasies all rolled into one."

- http://movies.radiofree.com/reviews/theother.shtml

Posted by: Brian at June 4, 2004 9:06 AM

Go fabric! Woo! More clothing is good, in my opinion. There are times and places to wear things created now-a-days (well, most of the things, anyway), but I am a firm believer in presenting a proper and appropriate picture of yourself in the workplace.

Posted by: Karissa at June 4, 2004 9:37 AM
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