Among the animal zodiac, Dog individuals are the most humanitarian. To the Chinese, Dogs represent justice and equality. These are the givers in life, prepared to sacrifice their own dreams, ambitions and desires for the sake of others, particularly for those they love. Fiercely loyal to those they love, Dogs are ever ready to jump to the defense of any member of their family or friends who is being attacked by either word or deed. They have a penchant for championing the underdog. Born with an innate sense of decency and a need for equilibrium in a chaotic world, Dogs strongly denounce injustice and wrongdoing, generously giving useful and effective advice to those around them. Their warmth, empathy and genuine interest in others win them many close friendships. Dogs inspire confidence in others, and the confidence is justified. They will always do their utmost for others, and their dedication can go to the point of sacrifice. Dog people deserve to be held in the highest esteem.
The Dog makes a faithful, honest and courageous friend, and has a deep sense of justice. These people tend to be both magnanimous and prosperous, yet they can also be dogged, guarded, and defensive. Because they genuinely feel they know best, they can sometimes appear bossy. They accomplish goals quickly, their successes the result of hard work and intelligence. But the Dog never really relaxes. Despite appearing calm and at rest, his heart and mind are always jumping.
The Dog is an introvert who rarely shows his feelings; when he does it's only because he thinks it is absolutely necessary. He's stubborn in the extreme and knows what he wants. Frequently cynical, he is feared for his sharp tongue and his acid and disagreeable remarks. He gives the impression of looking systematically for faults in everything he touches. This is because he is the world's biggest pessimist and expects nothing out of life.
With their forthright honesty and true moral integrity they soon become pillars of society, respected for their views and trusted by all who come to know them. Because they have the knack of gaining backing from important people, their careers are often brilliant. Dogs find it difficult to adapt to change, perhaps because they have a reputation for being innately pessimistic and expect the worst to happen. They have a tendency to become wistful and nostalgic about the past. Of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, Dogs are the least materialistic for they are unselfish individuals who care more about people than they do about money or success. It doesn't worry them to be without the material comforts. Even if they are in the money, their tastes are simple enough. But if by any chance they should suddenly and urgently need money, nobody is better equipped than them to get it!
The loyal Dog makes a splendid captain of industry, an active trade union leader, a priest, or an educator. but whatever his career, it will have in him a spokesman whose ideas will be profound and often original. Nations would do well to follow such champions, for under no other sign do we find united in the same person such uprightness, rectitude and passion for work allied to so little personal ambition.
The three phases of the life of the Dog are all marred by uncertainty: anxious childhood, difficult youth, middle-age defeatist before the work is to be done, and an old-age full of regrets for not having done enough.
It is said that a Dog born in daytime will be calmer and less anxious than one born during the night. It is at night that the dog's job is to guard the house -- and thus he will be eternally on the lookout, always on the alert, barking all the time to scare away intruders and finding no time to rest. For people born at night under this sign, it's a dog's life!
Under the influence of the Metal element, he can be unwavering in his convictions and highly critical of any infraction of the law, according to his own interpretation. However, his principles are of the highest kind and fundamentally, he is noble and charitable. If he finds an object or cause worthy of his devotion, he is capable of dedicating a lifetime to it. Yet he can be ruthless if aroused and will pursue his enemies until they are annihilated. His loyalty is unquestionable and he has strong political views. Never indecisive, he will pick a side and stay with it. Despite his hatred of injustice and foul play, he is capable of resorting to extreme measures when he demands that others subscribe to his views.
I'm sitting here, reading a silly book, and other people's children are dead, blow up and damaged in unholy ways at an airport and a metro. The incongruity of my current life, and the lives of those both grieving and suffering is palpable and it makes me feel suddenly so sad and so angry.
I also feel helpless to affect positive change. I don't know how you solve this or end this cycle of punishment/glory and death-seeking, always in the name of someone's god. The cycle of retaliation and forgiveness, the haves and have-nots, the modernized vs the ancient, male vs female, education vs ignorance, adaptability vs rigidness--both on an individual and a global scale. How in the world do all we people on this one planet of ours learn to finally stop murdering, raping, demonizing and destroying each other for some shitty little scrap of land, some vainglorious title, one zealous belief or another?
Every time I screen cap these pictures of Pam in her pretty dresses, I find myself shaking my head and saying "Oh, Pammy, Pammy, Pammy. Ugh. If only you knew what's coming." She's totally the tragic hero here. It's just heartbreaking to see how sweet she is, how loyal, how forgiving--and to know what's in store. I just want to say RUN PAMMY RUN! Look at her sweeeeeeet face! And just know what shit storm is coming! I can't STAND IT.
So in episode 7: AKA Top Shelf Perverts, Pam gets to wear a very nice coat as well as what looks like perhaps a solid navy wrap dress? The collar and what can be seen of the V are definitely blue. So I'm going to take a guess say this is a solid DVF--maybe similar to the "Jeanne Two Matte Jersey" dress?
The coat is very cool with lots of silver zipper details on the lapels and cuffs. Color is like a denim-grayish-teal with a linen texture? Neat coat. Wouldn't mind having one. No idea what it is. No real desire to try and track it down. Clothes are so hard to find--but if anyone out there can ID it, please send me a note and I'll credit you.
The only other outfit we see Pam in this episode is a recycled dress from waaaay back in episode 1. And I'm so delighted that the costume director (is that a thing? I don't know clothes, hence the hilarity that I'm even attempting this) is allowing her character to re-wear items just like a normal person would. I mean, clearly Pam has hit the DVF bandwagon hard, but it's nice to know that she has favorites. I'm not gonna lie, the diamond pattern Tallulah dress looks outstanding on Pam.
For the win!
And that, my friends, is all we see Pam in, in episode 7: Top Shelf Perverts.
In episode 6: AKA You're a Winner--Pam has two outfits, a sleeveless top and then later, another DVF wrap dress. The sleeveless top is only just glimpsed in the snuggly car ride that she shares with Jeri. I'm thinking it may very well be DVF, but there's not much to see:
My best guesses here are either a sleeveless tank or dress. And I can't find anything at all definitive--there's just not enough picture for details. So, based off of what I think is mostly black or dark grey dress background, plus abstract splashes of reds and pinks I've found these two MAYBE close tos, but neither make me totally happy. I think the tank is closer--but neither of these pics have what I think I'm seeing--which is more red elements? But who knows. Maybe someone out there knows? You can drop me a line.
Later in episode 6, Pam sports a DVF Julian Two wrap dress that I've sometimes read referred to as "floral shadow." It's a nice bright orange dress with what look like stylized white leaves with a trace of shadowy outline around each one.
Pam has a really cool dress in episode of Jessica Jones (AKA 99 Friends), but it's yet another shitty day for Pam. First Jessica burst into Jeri's office again, upsetting a delicate legal negotiation--and then she insult's our girl Pam by saying she "couldn't hear her" over her print. Rude, Jessica. Pam's pissed.
Near the middle/end of the ep, we see the dress again. I love it:
A limited Pop Edition, Floral Pop:
In between appearances of the Floral Pop dress, we're treated to Snow Bunny Pam:
In episode 2, AKA Crush Syndrome, Pam's only in one scene--the beginning of the end. She interrupts a meeting between Jeri and Jessica to inform Jeri that she has to call her wife...because she knows. Geez. Poor Pam.
The dress has a pretty white and green polka dot pattern. It's the Jilda by DVF:
And that's it in episode 2 AKA Crush Syndrome for Pam and her amazing wrap dresses.
I don't usually try to ID clothes, because I'm not well versed in that area. But even I can tell a Diane von Furstenberg dress when I see one, or in this case, like a dozen.
God bless you Pam. Here are all your DVF dresses in episode one:
AKA Ladies Night:
When we first see Pammy, she's at the reception desk, showing an impressive amount of clev. Get it, Pam. The dress is a Tallulah diamond wrap pattern, with red cuffs and hem. Very pretty.
When next we see Pam, she's romancing Jeri Hogarth, her boss--and clearly the two ladies have an established, intimate relationship.
Pam's dress has a dark background, with a very pretty floral pattern all over--and a square/geometric pattern around the v-neck. The dress is the Tallulah floral pattern with geometric trim:
Pam's last DVF dress in episode 1 is a black and pink geometric print. It's also the dress that we, the viewers, see Pam realize that Jeri's not quite as free as she may have lead Pam to believe. Pam witnesses Jeri kissing her wife and it seems pretty clear to me that Jeri has yet to break the news that she wants a divorce. Pam realizes this as well, quickly going from a delighted smile, to a shocked stare, then awkward exit. Ouch, Pam. But so much worse is yet to come for you.
The dress is clearly the Zoe, pink geometric pattern, but I can't find a version online anywhere with the v-neck that Pam's sporting. Makes me wonder if the dress was altered for Susie's character? Most of Pam's dresses have a plunging neckline--and I'm thinking the costumer gave this one a similar treatment? Super cute dress either way. Up close the pattern's really lovely.