Art.Fashion.Social Commentary.

You know what doesn’t help me as a woman? Chocking up my value to my relationship with a man even if it is familial. That fact that i am someone’s sister/daughter/mother is irrelevant. I am a sentient being. That’s all that matters. You know what is also irrelevant? What makes you a “real man”? I don’t give a shit. This “real women/men” thing is some arbitrary bullshit. We’re all real men and women. We’re not fucking imaginary. Stop trying to imbue gender with romantic meaning.

With its fitted bodice and full skirt, Jolie’s dress, designed by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi, looks every inch the traditional bridal gown from the front. The back tells a different story: that of the family’s adventure-filled life, as drawn by the couple’s six children and hand-sewn into the gown and veil. Close to Jolie for years, “I have watched the children grow up, and I loved creating with their drawings,” Massi tells People.

(Source: 365daysofjolie, via bouquetof)