Tag: style

[in]security and [in]sensitivity // a test drive

I publicly shared my first notable experience of fashion bullying following the first outing of one particularly attention mongering look a mere two months ago, and I type before you today, sharing the more prolific teasing of the apparently comical combination of crushed Comme des Garcons and CitiBikes, because 1) I found the experience somewhat transcendental, and 2) there is endless entertainment in laughing with/at my [many] pitfalls. Hence, in tragic hyperbole, let us recount...

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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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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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public service announcement // cherevichkiotvichki crocodile

Few things are as life-affirming/credit-depleting as a solid sale find, and as online retail’s directional gem of all gems, LN-CC (an acronym for Late Night Chameleon Cafe, which is apropos, re: reptilia, care of headline’s noted “crocodile”), reaches 80% off spring/summer collections- notably amongst them, one of the stockist’s most talented up-and-comers, Cherevichkiotvichki- and as I simultaneously wait with baited breath for the upcoming trio of Vichki’s custom [eeeee!] doll shoes that the autumnal season...

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the taming of the booty short

In the Great New York Heatwave of 2013, it seems an impossible task to avoid that most prevalent item of token “mercury rising” gear, the booty short. Sweat drips down our foreheads and backs and, inexplicably, the only way to avoid extensive stress during such moments is caving in and succumbing to the dreaded last resort: a pair of moderate to full-coverage underwear disguised under a moniker shared by wholesome campers’ khakis and hundred dollar...

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