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  Frances Bean Cobain is now a model — though don’t count on her to do it full time. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter — now 24! — is the new face of Marc Jacobs. Shot by David Sims, this campaign marks the first time the brand has been represented by a single face in four years. Marc Jacobs released a photo on social media today, showing Frances in a sheer babydoll dress; Frances also shared a behind-the-scenes photo on social media, showing herself in a Clockwork...
WILDFANG Snagging tomboy style is getting a whole lot easier Women and trans men with sartorial taste that leans toward the masculine, know how much creativity it takes to dress in clothes that actually fit—from shopping in boys’ departments to hauling menswear items to the tailor. But with rising awareness of trans issues, not to mention the inherent problems with long-standing gendered style rules, that’s starting to change. Thanks to new binary-bucking brands, folks with a biologically female body can stop settling for ill-fitting suits, shoes, and...
“Blue-stocking or not, every woman ought to make the best of herself inside and out. To be healthy, handsome, and cheerful, is no disadvantage even in a learned professor.”— The Art of Beauty, 1883 Unlike the clever, witty bluestockings that populated the fashionable salons of the 18th and early 19th centuries, the Victorian bluestocking was considered to be, as one 1876 publication puts it, “a stiff, stilted, queer literary woman of a dubious age.” This unfortunate stereotype was so firmly entrenched that it even made its...

In 2017, fashion accessories really shouldn’t be at the top of our list of things to be tweeting about and yet, here we are. Yes, everyone, stop worrying about climate change, and our impending *gag* inauguration –– we’ve got bigger fish to fry: Men’s choker necklaces are causing an uproar on social media. Of course. It may be 2017, but we, as a culture, are clinging desperately to the two-option, heavily gendered mindset of the early '00s, the ’90s, ’80s–– you know, the same tired, outdated schtick...
There’s no mistaking it: We have to prepare for what life under a Trump presidency with be like. Many people, especially women, worry about what rights will be threatened, what freedoms they’ll lose. As a high femme, feminist writer who loves nail polish and believes in its ability to delight and empower, I’ve wondered how Trump could impact both feminism and my favorite cosmetic. In my mind, a prospective Trump-inspired nail collection might look like the following: Orange Is The New Wack (a Cheeto-like orange that...
The way President-Elect Trump’s new cabinet is shaping up, there is going to be a LOT to protest over the next four years. Make sure your wardrobe speaks truth to power no matter where your activism takes you with one (or all) of these feminism-inspired T-shirts.1. Women: You Can’t Beat Em! This retro ringer states the obvious with tri-color panache. 2. Feminist Chicks Dig Me Perfect for you or your boo. 3. Mudflap Girl Reading the S.C.U.M. Manifesto From afar this is just a sexy silhouette, but up close, the...
DC-based boutique, Ella-Rue   Phew, we were worried for a minute there. According to President-elect and renowned truth-teller Donald Trump on Monday, all the “dress shops” (we call them “stores” these days, Donald) in DC were fresh out of dresses. “There will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” he told the New York Times in an attempt to hit back at Meryl Streep by showing off how cool and popular he is. “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great...
Today, I am here because I “need” candles. This will be the first of many lies I tell myself on this trip.There is no scenario in which scented candles are a necessity for anyone. Are you performing a séance that only summons demons with a realistic sugar cookie scent? Do you only work by cherry blossom candlelight? Or are you just committed to perpetuating the lie that your home naturally smells like fruity ocean water despite living in a landlocked state and having to Google...
GabiFresh is here to save women from bikini shopping hell. The New Year brings with it a deluge of aspirational thinking that is meant to be positive but is actually inherently negative to one’s sense of worth. They are self-appointed reminders that we are less than, we are lacking. After the holiday season, months before the snow melts, women are subject to a barrage of “fitspiration," urging them to start on their “beach bodies." It is purely marketing, aimed at women precisely at the time when our...
  Natasha Vaynblat is New York-based improviser and comedian who owns a lot of clothes and feels a type of way about it. On her Instagram, Natasha pairs her colorful wardrobe with captions that satirize the ridiculous world of fashion tips. Since youth, many of us have had a fraught relationship with "fashion" and its inner trappings; meant to simultaneously express and stifle oneself. Natasha's photos depict that hilariously! Check it out: "The holidays are a time for reflection. I like to do mine in abandoned public bathrooms." Photo:...
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