Tag: fashion

be a body // leather crop tops and frankenshort cut-outs

It’s not everyday that I choose to expose more traditional- read: socially acceptable- skin zones, but it is everyday that I parade bizarro peeks at my less “flavorful” bits. And seeing as my heatstroke summer, intentionally lacking in sun-drenched beach and pool days, is finally, hopefully, winding to a sweet, translucent, melanin-free close, what better way to finish out its last sweaty weekend than with two pieces of pensively [un]provocative attire? See: 1) a leather...

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class of fall 2013′s superlatives and most likelies

Hordes of grade schoolers and co-eds are currently stocking up on protractors, no. 2 pencils, and 8 1/2 x 11″ ruled paper, and I, a former writing instrument obsessee, look upon the season not with envy for the fresh scent of wood shavings emanating down the fifth floor corridors or the beginning of September attempts to simultaneously remember new locker combos, calc formulas, and my crush’s favorite band, but rather, for the refresh of the...

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jumpin’ junya

JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY? Snap out of it, jump on it (preferably in sparkle and mesh). Also, teaser, re: “lewks.” Don’t touch that dial, y’all. Wearing Junya Watanabe dress, Jil Sander brogues, St. Mark’s silver socks. Gif by Devlin Shand.  

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bewitched // elena dawson

Out of general respect for my wallet, it’s contents, and my sanity, I prefer to withhold certain, let’s say, ornamentally-priced tags from my view, as well as the changing room. If I don’t try something on, it simply can’t tempt me, because, if I learned anything from multiple rewinds on my childhood Labyrinth VHS, my will is as strong as yours, Goblin King- er, retail , and you hold no power over me [barring sales, Comme des Garcons,...

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real talk // on cringe-inducing hype, sartorial sincerity, and radioactive cyborgs

I begrudgingly follow several mainstream fashion news blogs out of both journalistic necessity and #FOMO, even when they end three out of five sensational, misleading headlines with “…EVER” or list their editor’s obviously paid-endorsement “picks,” by the likes of Madewell and Gap, ignoring the oft-inboxed “Get the Look: Alexa Chung” or J. Crew worshipping “news” story, because, well, a fashion writer’s gotta stay in the loop, right? Though it’s often an exercise in masochism, it...

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