Denim and Daisies: An Ode to Tutar, an Unexpected Fashion/Feminist Inspiration

I watched Borat 2 earlier this year and it made me laugh so hard!!! I genuinely enjoyed it, and what I did not expect was to find fashion and feminist inspiration in this film! But it happened.

Tutar (played by Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova) was brilliant and I totally fell in love with her character: she’s quirky, funny, and spent most of the film unlearning everything she’d been taught as a child about womanhood. Upon coming to America, she finds that women can indeed drive cars, have their own careers if they want, and can decide whom they want to marry and, heck, they can even not get married if they choose! By the end of the film, she has a whole new outlook on life and is happy to know she has choices.

Throughout most of the film, she’s sporting cute denim overalls. She inspired me to purchase this denim overalls dress some months back, and I just spotted Maria Bakalova in an interview on The View! There’s a Borat Supplemental Reportings film that will be released soon I found out, filled with unseen footage, so I’m very excited to watch it! 😎🍿

So I thought, hey, why not make a blog post about the correlation between Tutar, my denim overalls dress, and finding inspiration in a film? I learned that denim overalls are pretty darn cool and I enjoy wearing the style. It also made me appreciate being able to choose. I love that nowadays (generally speaking, I know this is certainly not the case everywhere), a gal can choose to marry someone if she wants to, have a career, or be a housewife. On the flip side, she can choose to never marry (or date) at all, have a career, and spend her nights stuffing her face with salad while watching I Love Lucy (yeah, I’m talking about myself now). The great thing? ALL of those options are totally COOL! It’s the choice.

So, cheers to choices. And cheers to my cat ears. Rather than watching I Love Lucy while stuffing my face with salad tonight, I’ll be watching Borat 2!!!

Very nice!!! 😎 See ya next time!

18 thoughts on “Denim and Daisies: An Ode to Tutar, an Unexpected Fashion/Feminist Inspiration

  1. What a great post!!! I’ve never seen any of the Borat movies, but now I want to because of your takeaway: “I did not expect to find fashion and feminist inspiration in this film! But it happened.” It’s so clever how you tied in the Tutar dress; you look so adorable in your version! As always, the accessories really make it, especially the daisies and ribbons. Still, I think the part about “stuffing your face with salad while watching I Love Lucy” is my favorite. It’s so funny! Yep, we girls can (and should) do anything. “Cheers to choices” indeed!!!

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  2. you look gorgeous as always my beautiful friend, and i love that ring so gorgeous, you are a beautiful person and i am grateful i found a friend in you keep being you and know you have always a friend in me, have a truly excellent day, respect

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