BY Isabel Bartholomew
on May 29, 2015
We have been binding our busts since ancient times: in Classical Greece, some women wrapped linen bands across their breasts; Romans had a similar method, hoping to prevent their breasts from sagging; during the Ming Dynasty in China, a supportive underlayer called a “dudou” was favored by wealthy women.
The first modern bra in the United States was invented in 1910 by Mary Phelps Jacob (later known as Caresse Crosby), a New Yorker whose chunky whalebone corset just didn’t work under her thin evening gown. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Sep 06, 2012
Have you heard of Sweater Girls? Honestly, I hadn’t until I gave their album Sweater Girls Were Here a listen. Their latest album is a collection of cutesy songs about young love, heartbreak, and things like “riding bikes through the park,” as heard on the third track, “Pretty When You Smile.” If you like to hum along to the smooth and indifferent vocals of Diana Meehan of Best Coast, or have ever found yourself relating to the lovesick songs of HelloGoodbye, then you’d be into Sweater Girls. Read More