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Many plus size women and femmes can surely relate to the disenchanting experience of in-store clothes shopping. The non-inclusive sizing and lackluster selection almost never yield that cute cocktail dress or comfy jumpsuit you’ve been visualizing for weeks. This too was Nina Parker’s lifelong shopping experience; however, with the proper resources, Parker has set out to change the plus-size fashion game in a major way.  Nina Parker–longtime journalist, television host, and all-around media personality known for designing some of her own iconic red carpet looks–has recently...
When San Francisco–based writer Valerie Luu and photographer Andria Lo met in 2009, they bonded over their love of the bold and thrifty style of the city’s Asian seniors—a vibe they dubbed “Chinatown pretty.” The looks, like a couple in matching bright yellow sweatsuits or a seamstress who transformed remnants into red-piped velvet pants, inspired a photo project for the nonprofit Chinatown Community Development Center that’s now a part-fashion, part-interview book called Chinatown Pretty (@chinatownpretty).  The duo spent six years conducting street-style shoots with 100 pòh...
In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about personal style. Marisol MuroIllustrator, Marisoland.comLos Angeles, CA Walk me through this outfit.I found the butterfly caftan while I was thrifting in L.A. I love bold colors and prints and I like to make a coordinating accessory. I made that butterfly ring out of felt and wire—like a butterfly hopped off my dress and landed on my finger. The shoes are ’60s strappy shoes. I love to collect any kind of Mary Jane. Lately, I’ve been very into...
In our newest editorial, actor Abigail Cowen—from the supernatural shows Fate: The Winx Saga and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix—lightens up in some cool, colorful spring fashions Lela Rose Dress; Shuting Qiu Gloves and Tights; Top, Scarf, and Jewelry: Vintage; Boots: Vintage Balenciaga.ADEAM Dress; Earrings: Vintage.St. John Jacket and Shorts; Sophia Webster Shoes; David Yurman Jewelry; Bralette: Vintage.Elenereva Dress; David Yurman Jewelry; Shoes: Vintage.Salvatore Ferragamo Top; Jonathan Simkhai Skirt; David Yurman Bracelet (Right); Kate Spade Bracelet (Left); Bandeau Top: Stylist’s Own.Collini Jacket; Mantu Skirt.Shuting Qiu Blazer;...
All over the country, vintage and antiques stores are being raided for the season’s most sought after fashion item: quilts. No longer relegated to dusty hope chests hiding in the attic, quilts are being remade as wearable pieces including jackets, dresses, and pants—they’re thoughtful, sustainable, and, frankly, very pretty. And it’s the right trend for these unprecedented times, when the pandemic has shifted our fashion priorities: clothes not only have to be physically comfortable, but emotionally as well. If you’re anything like me, that means...
 The world of beauty tutorial channels on YouTube is vast. But L.A.-based makeup artist Bailey Sarian has found a way to differentiate herself with her weekly series Murder, Mystery & Makeup. On Mondays, her standard tutorials get a darker spin—instead of explaining makeup techniques and giving product suggestions, she tells a true crime story while still managing to paint a flawless face. Even applying eyelashes doesn’t make her miss a beat. (Don’t worry product fans, she lists all the makeup she uses down in the video...
Being more thoughtful about the clothes you buy means knowing what you’re dealing with. Which will keep you warmer: that old, handmade, 100-percent-wool sweater; or that stylish, vintage, acrylic one? It turns out, each type of fiber has its own distinct and quite magical properties.  LINENHISTORYAt least 10,000 years old, linen is one of the oldest fibers ever used for clothingHOW IT’S MADEStems of the flax plant are wetted, beaten, and separated into long fibers that are spun into thread and woven or knit into fabric.SUPERPOWERLinen...
Bodega Bitches Photographed By Winnie Au Styling and Set Design by Marie-Yan Morva ON SADIE: WAGWEAR PUFFER VEST; CLOUD7 LEASH. ON WINKY: WAGWEAR NEON RAINBREAKER.ON WINKY: DOG & CO BANANA SHIRT.ON FARLEY: MISTER DOG NYLON QUILTED DOG TRAVEL TOTE.ON OSA: DOG & CO REVERSIBLE AIRY VEST BY COLLAR BRAND; WAGWEAR WAGWELLIES BOOTS.ON QUILLE: MAX BONE X CHRISTIAN COWAN JUMPER; MR. DOG BOWL.ON JADE: DOG & CO SHINY PUFFER VEST BY CANADA PO0CH. MAX BONE LU SKI SUIT IN RED This article originally appeared in the Winter 2021 print edition of...
Everyone deserves to find clothes within their budget that fit them, and that can be a tool of expression. However, most people can’t exactly afford to shop Prada’s latest collection, finding themselves in shops like H&M or on sites like Boohoo. When considering how these fast-fashion retailers are contributing greatly to the current climate crisis, though, supporting them feels… icky. And that’s not to mention the other human rights violations many fast-fashion giants perpetuate. Photo via Unsplash. So, how do we go about reconciling how vital fashion...
  Wednesday morning, we finally saw a long-awaited inauguration: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oath of office, dumping Donald Trump and sending him back to Florida. The Capitol’s steps toward the center stage also served as a fashion runway, with Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama garnering some attention for their chic, monochrome looks. However, the surprising star of the whole show was Bernie Sanders: sitting cross-legged and social distanced, he sported a pair of dark black and...