BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 30, 2013
As the lights dimmed in preparation for Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014 presentation, photographers and editors got comfy in their front-row chairs, likely expecting yet another stream of sample-size waifs to glide in front of them. After all, fashion week is that special time of year when all of our senses are bombarded with delicate clothes draped over ethereal human hangers.
Instead, Rick Owens greeted the world with silhouettes of powerful, strong figures, marching in time to a minimalist drum beat. Read More
If you gals and guys haven’t checked out the ever-popular @Seinfeld2000 Twitter account, you’re missing out. The dude behind it brilliantly uses Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld’s Manhattanite characters to critique contemporary obsession with celebrity and technology. Tweets include banal and hilariously self-involved reflections on topics ranging from Breaking Bad to kale, and they include unbelievably hilarious misspellings. The account stays true to the sitcom’s scathing satire of the hilariously vain characters. Read More
Sarah Sophie Flicker is a woman in a league of her own. The lovely lady has done everything from directing feminist and environmentalist PSAs to founding a circus-esque brigade of performance artists and musicians known as The Citizens Band. When she's not being a pioneer in the arts or an innovator in fashion, she's writing for some of our favorite feminist publications like Rookie Magazine and HelloGiggles.
The Women Take Over recently sat down with Flicker, and boy did she have some glorious feminist wisdom to impart. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 20, 2013
For most brands, the concept of using "diverse" models in their advertisements extends to using both size two AND four Amazons. Despite continued backlash for these skewed representations, retailers have made no real initiative to promote a wide range of body types.
So, when I stumbled upon Debenham's Summer Look Book from earlier this year, I couldn't help but squeal with happiness. The campaign features, among other things, a Paralympian, a 60+ year old woman, and a size 18 model. And guess what? All of them are total babes. Read More
"The Hottest Styles Are Here"... Not
Abercrombie and Fitch is having a “meltdown,” reports Buzzfeed. Why? Because girls aren’t buying the whole “cool kids wear Abercrombie” thing anymore. Women’s clothing sales have dropped 30% in the last quarter, contributing greatly to an overall 10% decline in business.
Company CEO Mike Jeffries isn’t revealing much about the drop (don’t let 'em see you sweat, eh?). Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 18, 2013
So it's that time of year again. Out with the exposed underbutt and in with pumpkin-infused everything and my favorite textile of all time: leather. With a legacy of hollywood's ass-kicking, catsuit-clad babes behind you, leather has the capacity to transform even the most feminine shapes into pieces that say "I know you want to, but don't even try" (and by leather I am also including pleather and latex because saving money and cows is cool. Also: shiiiiiiiny). Read More
When I first read that Hanes was asking women to reveal their underwear color, I was appalled. How dare the company invade women’s privacy like that? Turns out, it is a part of a new marketing campaign; surprisingly, a marketing campaign I see as pretty progressive and even feminist.
The company simply directs women to a microsite that allows them to post witty statements about their chosen underwear color of the day onto Twitter. Forbes’s John Ellett sat down with Hanes’s Chief Brand Officer, Sydney Falken, to discuss the sales strategy. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 16, 2013
In recent "Things That Will Scar You For Life" news, a Utah dad by the name of Scott Mackintosh could be seen sporting a pair of Daisy Dukes on a recent family outing. Unfortunately, this wasn't some sort of American Beauty-style mid-life crisis, but rather a questionable parenting technique used to make his daughter, Myley, rethink her fashion choices.
"In our family, we have pretty definite modesty guidelines," he said. "I'm a firm believer that the way we dress sends messages about us, and it influences the way we and others act. Read More
I’m going to be honest here: I don’t know a lot about Martha Stewart (really, almost nothing). But from what I’ve seen, I’m a fan. Somehow she makes cleaning my room seem less ominous, as though perhaps my best gal pals, my fiance, and maybe my mom could turn housekeeping into a craft fair. Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Sep 12, 2013
As a fashion lover, but also someone who seems to be perpetually late, there is nothing I value more than solid clothing pieces that I can throw on and go, while still looking chic and put together. One of my favorite tricks: the maxi skirt. Maxi skirts are so versatile; they can be great for going out when paired with a crop top and heels/boots, or casual when paired with a tank or button down and sandals. Either way, you’ll look great and feel super comfortable, while (hopefully, in my case) arriving on time. Read More