Tag: style con

on nickel + allergies + the unfortunate combination of the two

What happens when you develop a physical intolerance to your wardrobe? On bondage gear fate and hopeless metal sensitivities, a taste of my latest piece, “Allergic to Fashion,” on the Style Con: “It appeared that my nickel allergy was (quite literally) itching to thwart my accessory style, namely my bondage gear, cc: harness collection, and hence, debilitating my layering game. But what does a fiend do in such an, okay, less literal bind when it...

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a freelance recap

Fresh off my informal writing sabbatical in which I 1) quit my day job and 2) reformulated my life, I present an informal relaunch, plus recap on the self-effacing, cynical fashion criticism we left off on, because I missed initial contribution to both #normcore and that Kimye Vogue cover, and I’ve really genuinely pined after that unique self-employed opportunity to brush Uncle Eddy’s vegan cookie crumbs off my keyboard while sifting through eBay “research.” So without further ado,...

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being combative, defending headwear

In today’s edition of “Show and Tell: Freelancers ‘R’ Us,” I present to you last week’s piece on awkward hats for the Style Con, in which I fetishize fashion headgear and argue against self-proclaimed fashion experimentalists who insist on odd hats’ triviality (cough cough Man Repeller cough), because I like to be divisive, but, like, hello, you guys already knew that. A little taste, below: “Ladies of style from here to Wetumpka are aware of...

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how to scare children and dress like a monster, without actually trying

An excerpt from my latest piece for the Style Con, re: Halloween, “Ahhh! Real Monsters,” via a how-to guide from this creep who dresses like one 365 days of the year. “For when you consider that you might actually be possessed and nothing but the unusually macabre will suit you before you quench your blood lust: Because in your dreams you are A) a demented orphan school girl, B) a morbid Civil War nurse, C) a...

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