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  • March 7, 2015 • Fashion

    Rethinking the Mom Jean

    Last week, on a routine eBay hunt, I inserted “Calvin Klein jeans vintage” into the search bar between “Prada rubber dipped oxfords” (the ones that got away) and “Junya Watanabe parachute” (we’ll talk later) and fell down a...

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  • May 27, 2014 • Fashion

    Allergic to Fashion. Literally.

    Last month, at a semi-routine (i.e. hypochondriacal “emergency”) dermatologist appointment, I was made aware of a burgeoning development, calmly delivered via smiling drone-like prescription saleswoman between obvious,...

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  • December 27, 2013 • Fashion

    On Dressing Like a Blacksmith and Losing My Head

    In a world where pretty and sexy are standard adjectives for how women are expected to dress, true fashion anarchists derive the greatest joy from dressing like outsiders, see: Comme des Garcons’ monstrous cult, Maison Martin...

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  • December 24, 2013 • Fashion

    The Playground for Freaks: Dover Street Market NY

    In case you were living in a cave and/or stuck in a wifi desolate area that may or may not be considered “the boonies,” re: Christmas vacation, Dover Street Market opened in New York (namely: Murray Hill) over the weekend, to...

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  • December 11, 2013 • Fashion, Love & Sex

    Fashion Girls: Who Needs Them Anyway?

    Is there one among us who likens herself to “fashion girls,” or as Merriam-Webster- and one of the industry’s most popular news blogs- coins it, a “fashionista,” sans irony/guilt/head in their hands? And...

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  • November 19, 2013 • Fashion

    On “Je Ne Sais Quoi” and Louche-Baggery

    There’s no fashion event as assaulting as the trendy designer x mass retailer collaboration. Hysteria erupts, lines queue, the internet breaks, and every aspect of modern media is overwhelmed with the advertising dollars afforded by...

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  • November 4, 2013 • Fashion

    Taking The Defense On Fashion Helmets

    Mid-summer, while planning my upcoming fall wardrobe, I read through a Man Repeller trend round-up entitled, “Fashion Helmets: On Runway Hats and Who Wears Them, (Spoiler: It’s No One).” Naturally, it was mere moments...

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  • October 28, 2013 • Fashion

    Fashion Monsters Rule Halloween

    A few weeks ago I hopped on a train to New Jersey with visions of spine-tingling zombies and the popular form of masochism that is a high altitude/high speed roller coaster, via Six Flags Frightfest. And because, what is life without...

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  • October 7, 2013 • Fashion

    On The Fashion Zombie Apocalypse

    Amongst the majority of fashion month show-goers I half-heartedly follow on social media, an epidemic: one which infects attendees with a sickeningly radiant positivity on even the most banal of stale collections. A petty complaint-...

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