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  • March 6, 2014 • Fashion

    America’s Next Top Flop

    Later this year, Tyra Banks will present her 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model, or, more specifically, her 21st attempt at finding a top model. The show carried some legitimacy in its first few seasons, but after more than ten years...

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  • February 27, 2014 • Fashion

    So What’s Your Fashion IQ?

    Last month I completed a quiz titled “What is your fashion IQ?” on Vogue Australia’s website. It started off simply enough: I was shown a picture of a colorful shoe and successfully identified Christian Dior as its maker....

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  • February 14, 2014 • Fashion

    The Logic of Taste

    What constitutes a good and bad fashion collection? Isn’t fashion subjective? Why is one person’s opinion worth more than another’s? These are all simple questions with complex answers. A “good” fashion collection can come down...

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  • February 4, 2014 • Fashion

    The Couture Circle Jerk

    Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of questions regarding my general thoughts on the state of haute couture, if it’s boring, and whether I think mainstream fashion brands like Prada should invest in this ancient (by fashion’s...

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  • January 20, 2014 • Fashion

    Why Lottie Moss Already Bores Me

    Kate Moss turned 40 last week and the fashion world paused to celebrate the incredible body of work that she has created thus far, and wished her many years of continuing success. However, she wasn’t the only model in the family to...

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  • January 14, 2014 • Fashion

    The Grand Illusion of Vogue

    Two years ago my life resembled an episode of Hoarders. I had recently graduated from high school and I don’t recall making a lot of money, but I remember spending a lot, which means that I was either very bad with managing my personal...

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  • December 30, 2013 • Fashion

    Making Sense of Kim Kardashian’s Birkin Bag

    Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian a tan Birkin bag for Christmas, which I suspect is quite normal in that family. Whereas most of us look forward to getting our first bike, the Kardashian girls probably look forward to unwrapping their first...

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  • December 26, 2013 • Fashion

    A Note To The Fashion World: Stop Pointing Fingers

    I don’t understand fashion shows. And I don’t mean that in the Shalom-Harlow-rotating-on-a-wooden-platform-as-robots-spray-paint-her-dress kind of way, but more in the sense that I just can’t wrap my head around why a...

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  • December 16, 2013 • Fashion

    10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Rich and Unimaginative

    Tis the season to be jolly, and, if you have the money, utterly ridiculous with your spending. You’ve probably been bombarded with what must feel like a million holiday gift guides at this point, but you can never have too many...

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