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      New York city is abuzz with models in sleek black trousers, the clacking of high heels and the occasional clown ensemble. This is…FASHION WEEK. As someone who wore combat boots to her high school prom, I find most expensive designer clothes daunting and painful. That’s why I’m making a list of the wearable collections that I would actually throw down on. In a nutshell: A Grunge Girl's Guide to Fashion Week. (Warning: ... Read More
  Born and raised in New Jersey (not the Jersey Shore, mind you), I was a little hesitant when I decided to move to Los Angeles: the land where beautiful people grow on trees and bad weather ceases to exist.  In order to quell my fears and anxieties, I decided to leave my feminist agenda behind and (with my supportive Dad as a sidekick) go shopping.  One of my first stops was at a beautifully trendy and perfectly hipster store called Brandy ... Read More
It's fashion week here in New York City, which means scores of ladies dodging from show to show at top speed, all while wearing the highest of heels. Though I haven't seen anyone get stuck in a grate or fall on their face quite yet, I am sure the scowls of models and fashion editors as they scurry down the sidewalk aren't just a result of eating nothing but a piece of kale in the past week.  Yes, heels are uncomfortable, give you blisters, and feel better to ... Read More
  Everyone knows fur is bad, kitten heels are good, but what’s the BEST way to show your love for our furry friends?  Easy: style your hair like your favorite woodland (or farm, or savannah, or sea) critter! These crazy animal hairstyles will, ahem, flip your wig: Reindeer Pig Rhinoceros Lion Elephant Walrus And then there's this guy, who needs some stylin' bad BAD: "Sup, girl" - this llama All hairstyles cruelty-free, except maybe to the ... Read More
  Courtney Love is unsmotable. As Hole’s frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s wife, Love was the leading lady of ‘90s grunge. Since then, she has gone through her fair share of highs and lows, from punching Kathleen Hanna in the face to being the muse of Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci. Now, she has a bunch of other projects on her plate ... including  tons of "crafty shit." Love's just like the rest of us - she's promoting her clothing ... Read More
When shopping for shoes, we're typically attracted by appearance and, of course, price point. Human rights and sustainability don't enter the equation as much as they should. But that can change thanks to Nicora Johns, a spankin' new footwear company with both environmental and labor considerations driving its business. As a longtime cobbling connoisseur, 32-year-old founder Stephanie Fryslie decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally. Fryslie works ... Read More
The U.S. Military has begun issuing Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs) specifically tailored for the female form … finally. Owing to a growing proportion of female soldiers in the military, these new uniforms are meant to increase professionalism, improve fit and comfort and decrease the restriction of movement that came from covering ladies with the standard, ‘burly-dude’ fit uniform. The original ACU was built “by males for males,” states ... Read More
Remember when baby stilettos were a thing? Remember how they never really caught on? Yeah, let’s hope this trend meets the same end. Baby Bangs, the company responsible for the newest line of toddler toupees, believes “in the beauty of childhood.” So they invented patent pending headband accessories that are making waves across, gee, I don’t know, sandboxes? I guess? The results are pretty weird. Now, this would be all fine and dandy and ... Read More
This weekend rapper and fashion influencer Theophilus London performed at the Prospect Park Bandshell. It was an aesthetic clusterfuck.  At peak heat advisory hours, the crowd looked unnaturally chic and danced so hard it became a health risk (really!). It was glorious.  London is a 25-year-old Trinidad-born, Brooklyn-raised rapper that pulls from an impressive array of sounds including new-wave pop, jazz and rock with some lo-fi distortion and trap ... Read More
  Meet Riley Elle, the dazzling star of the best hair tutorial video that I’ve ever laid eyes on. Brace yourself for the cute:     She’s just three years old and sports a ridiculously radiant smile, bursting with sunny confidence. The best part? Her mother is the talented Houston-based photographer Christin of ChristinShootsPeople, which means that adorable shots of Riley are all over the Internet for us to gush ... Read More
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