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  • November 12, 2015 • Fashion

    Trending: Shoes You Can’t Actually Walk In

    For FW 15, “rich girl hair” was reportedly a trend (read: cab life shields her blow-outs from sidewalk wind and other horrors). Naturally, what follows are rich girl shoes, which are casual flats that you can’t really...

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  • September 25, 2015 • Fashion

    Things You Can Eat Now That Mom Jeans Are Trending

    The era of oppression is over! For too long, skinny jeans have strangled our inner thighs and our appetites, forcing us to be ever-presently aware of our shape. Kale was consumed, green juices downed, pilates memberships paid for. And,...

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  • March 27, 2015 • Fashion

    Wearing Yoga Pants Says “I Give Up”

    Jerry Seinfeld once criticized George Costanza for wearing sweatpants. He said the message it sends is: I give up. I can’t compete in normal society. I’m miserable, so I might as well be comfortable. It’s no doubt sweats and yoga...

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  • March 19, 2015 • Fashion

    RIP Skinny Jeans

    Amber and Brianna are standing in front of me in Amber’s bedroom. It’s 1999 and they are both wearing Frankie B jeans. Approximately one inch of zipper separates me from Brianna’s pubic area, and, from the back, Amber’s ass crack...

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  • March 18, 2015 • Fashion

    Lucy Rose Models Hot Dog Sweaters and Moss Pants for SS ’15

    Taking cues and then some from the old adage “catch bees with honey” or something or other, singer Lucy Rose’s latest video features her being everything to everyone, and when we say “everything” we mean a...

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  • March 12, 2015 • Culture, Fashion

    “Conspicuous Femininity” and the Art of Victoria Gitman

    How do you make what is understood as unimportant into something of importance? How do you animate what is otherwise seen as static? How does a thrifted purse become an art object? And how do you grant presence to something that has been...

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  • March 9, 2015 • Fashion

    I Always Did Want to Dress Like My Friend Doug

    My friend Doug has the denim-on-denim-on-denim game down strong. Like endlessly strong. Denim jacket over denim chambray shirt over denim tattoo strong. Doug does not wear anything BUT denim. This spring (it’s 45 in NYC today,...

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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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  • November 10, 2014 • Fashion

    Ann Demeulemeester’s Adieu

    Ann Demeulemeester paid a visit to Barneys New York last month to sign copies of her monograph: a blackened brick of a book, around two thousand pages in length, archiving over two decades of work. Early photographs were taken by her...

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  • October 30, 2014 • Fashion

    Models Have Always Spoken, But Who’s Listening

    The first fashion show I ever went to was Rodarte FW 2008. Like many of my friends, I could have cried. I did not. On September 8, on the eighth installment of Crossing the Line, FIAF’s fall festival of interdisciplinary works and...

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