BY Amy Carlberg in Artsy on Apr 23, 2014 |
If taffeta, silk chiffon, satin and tulle are the materials of wedding dresses, surely a divorce dress would be made from something much harsher--and more technical.
Demi Barnes constructed a wedding dress from divorce papers in under ten hours for her Art GCSE. Talk about taking a standardized test and making it your own. The dress is constructed from about 1500 pages of one set of divorce papers photocopied multiple times. And yes, she did have to cite her work. ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Style File on Apr 20, 2014 |
It's that awkward time of year when you don't know whether to wear a sweater or a jacket, jeans or leggings, which begs the question: pouch or purse?
Married to the Mob makes that decision painfully easy. This line of totes adorbs pouches comes in flashy/trashy metallics with bitchin' (not to mention relatable!) feminist phrases printed on them. Such as:Are the cute bags reminders? Suggestions? Hints as to their contents?Keep in mind the company was started ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Style File on Apr 02, 2014 |
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. For all those girls that have left a store trying their hardest to swallow the sobs ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Style File on Mar 20, 2014 |
SanFran Contingent! Despite your fairly warm and consistent temperatures, is anyone out there in the mood for a seasonal wardrobe change? East Coasters, need material for your inspiration boards? Retail friends-of-BUST Gravel & Gold are showcasing their spring collection at a special event this upcoming Friday (March 28th). There will be toasts and try-ons from 6 to 9 pm, and plenty of opportunities to browse through this fantastic new line. Check out the ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Style File on Mar 19, 2014 |
WE ARE JUDGING YOU FOR JUDGING EVERYONE
UK Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman recently told the Telegraph that “people don’t want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free,” and I am livid. Although Shulman has rallied against the ridiculous sizes of sample sizes in the past, her latest statement contradicts the very essence of embracing all bodies. It also brings up how gross the ... Read More
How’s this for subverting conventional standards of beauty? In their new spring fashion campaign, clothing brand Betabrand replaced professional models with Ph.D.s and aspiring Ph.D.s. Challenging the ridiculous cultural notion that women can’t be both beautiful and ambitious, the company’s founder explains, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really ... Read More
In her own words, the model Erika Linder has “too much imagination to just be one gender;” through the slightest shifts in styling, dress, and emotive expression, she can seamlessly transition from “masculine” to “feminine” constructed beauty ideals. Her sultry and commanding stare remind us of the vast potential of gender expression as a means of self-actualization and individual evolution.
And the fashion ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Style File on Mar 04, 2014 |
Natives' fresh Spring 2014 campaign is radiating fun, sunny vibes, and accentuates the brands innovative use of color, textures, and patterns. The campaign preview is a quirky and exciting sneak peek of things to come. Native quips, "We’d like to remind you humans out there that finding all those new shoes was no easy task. Looking high and low in pursuit of the latest pair of Natives was no small undertaking, and so we ... Read More
Who better to show some serious V-day love to this year than your beautiful, romantic self?!
Team Claw is on the side of self-love! (Ooooh *fist pump* one of my favourite kinds of love).
The mushy day of the L word (let’s go with LOVE on this one, but others would substitute just fine) is as good enough of an excuse as any to take advantage of the 40% off all dead stock CLAWmoney apparel.
You have till Monday to check out their site (just remember to ... Read More
The photographer Alex John Beck knows faces; his portraits have been featured in New York Magazine and in the ad images of Ralph Lauren. Facial beauty in the cosmetic industry is often thought to be the result of symmetry; fashion and glamour images are often altered to make a model’s face appear more symmetrical. Beck’s new project Both Sides Of takes that definition of beauty to task; by compositing images from his portfolio, the artist ... Read More