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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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  • December 6, 2014 • Culture

    Luxor Tavella Talks Shop, Blue Eyebrows, and Bohemian Life

    It is a rare occasion that you will see Luxor Tavella without her signature blue eyebrows and red and blue smears spread out like wings on cheeks against the backdrop of her face thinly veiled in white paint. On the occasion it did happen,...

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  • June 23, 2014 • Fashion

    Trends and Trendcasting: From Crap to Couture

    A naïve fashion assistant fumbles into a room with a pen and notebook. During the run-through, she sees the stylist fretting over two belts that look almost identical. The assistant laughs quietly to herself over the general silliness of...

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  • May 23, 2014 • Fashion

    A Girl Is A Gun (And So Is Her Wardrobe)

    ‘A woman is more dangerous than a loaded gun.’ This is the credo of the jewelry and accessory label She Has A Gun. Designer Amy Barrett-Jones states that the symbol of a gun equals power. She translates it to her jewelry pieces who she...

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  • May 9, 2014 • Fashion

    Shopper Showdown: Karl Marx vs Karl Lagerfeld

    The University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business recently revealed details of an upcoming study, to be published in October, suggesting that snobbish sales assistants may actually be motivating customers to spend more in...

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  • April 4, 2014 • Fashion, Music

    The Mythos of the Weird Slut

    8tracks url=”” width=”500″ height=”500″ flash=”yes” Who is #WEIRDSLUT? She wears turtlenecks with no bra. She doesn’t own any bras. She embraces flesh...

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  • April 2, 2014 • Fashion


    I was going to title this “Photoshop is the Cryogenic Freezer Walt Disney Always Prayed For and the Source of All Normal Women’s Insecurities and Subsequent Tears” but it wouldn’t fit in the URL. For their pre-fall...

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  • April 1, 2014 • Fashion

    The Child Model and the Big, Bad Fashion Industry

    Thylane Blondeau’s name first rose to prominence, or rather, notoriety, back in 2011 when photographs of her in the December 2010 issue of Vogue Paris fuelled debate about the sexualisation of children in the fashion industry. Jenna...

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  • March 20, 2014 • Fashion

    Building Dreams and Desire

    I still remember the first time I walked into Chanel. It was a dreary Friday afternoon with dark, threatening clouds lingering overhead. My friends and I were on our way home from a class excursion to the museum, and having just reached...

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  • March 13, 2014 • Fashion

    Ableism in the Fashion Industry

    The discussion about diversity in fashion  isn’t a new one.  Alexander McQueen’s “Fashion-able?” issue of Dazed and Confused in 1998 remains one of the few examples of disabled bodies being prominently featured in a fashion...

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