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The Five Stages of Accepting a Fashion Trend You Hate

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It sounds cliché, but there is indeed a thin line between love and hate. Sometimes I’ll love something, like, high heels, then grow to hate them. I mean, high heels look cool, but damn, they hurt. Or if something cool and irreverent becomes over exposed, like the Charles Anastase Dungeon Boots were amazing, but Jeffry Campbell’s Lita knock off, and the …

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I’d Like to Be a Fashion Blogger, But I’m Mostly Wearing Sweatpants

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There used to be a time when I would dress up every day. Get up at 5:30, go to the gym, curl my hair. Put on makeup. Put on one outfit. Take it off. Try another. Still not right, try on something else. Arrrgh! Nothing looks GOOD, and now all my clothes are on the floor, it’s now 8:15, I’m half …

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Objects Without Meaning: The Brand That Doesn’t Pretend, Yet, Still Profound

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Have you ever read a fashion label’s about page? Or a fashion show review? Often sounding more like those little placards you’ll find next to a painting in a museum, the language used in the fashion industry is heady, full of rag jargon. I get it. I went to art school, I know all too well explaining to the professor why …

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Let’s all wear white boots after Labor Day…

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It’s been a crazy week. Everyone in the house is sick. But still a lot is going on! I really want to keep the momentum going and share with you something that I’ve been thinking about lately. White boots. I generally start thinking about the pair of boots I’m going to buy for the year around August. So, I’m a …

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How the Simplicity of Alex Katz Inspires My Style

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The worlds of fashion and art constantly cross paths. Moschino’s MacDonald’s handbags nod to the pop-art of Andy Warhol, think Campbell’s soup cans and Brillo pads. Or, in photography, think that 1999 Steven Meisel editorial of Nicole Kidman reenacting John Singer Sargeant paintings. Painters may not exactly follow trends the way fashion designers do, but they do feed off of their …

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Samuji: The Pursuit of Timelessness

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It may be the middle of summer, but if you’re anything like me, you might already be setting your eyes (and your wish list) to fall. Recently, I came across this Finnish brand, Samuji, which has exactly the look I’ve been coveting this year. Classic, futuristic, simple, rich in texture and silhouettes, this three-year-old label shares very much the direction …

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11 American Fashion Inventions We Just Cannot Live Without

When it comes to thinking of “American” fashion, most of us just think of American designers. That the real innovators of fashion somehow all go to Paris or Milan, maybe even London. The truth is, beyond design, Americans have also innovated the fashion industry by inventing things we cannot live without. No, not the iPhone. I’m talking things like jeans. …

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