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When it comes to Southern lady movies, there’s no question that Fried Green Tomatoes reigns supreme. At the heart of the 1991 film are two women: spitfire Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and quiet Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), whose love for each other gives them the strength to tackle life’s obstacles—including but not limited to bigotry, sexism, racism, etc.—in Depression-era Alabama. Not only is the arc of their relationship a heartwarming love story we can all aspire to, but their 1930s wardrobes are also truly enviable. From...
In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about personal style. Jessica Torres content creator @thisisjessicatorres Bronx, New York Walk me through this outfit. I’ve been obsessed with this brand Wray, who made the dress. I found the green scarf on Amazon—I wanted an all-vintage vibe. The sunglasses are  from Poppy Lissiman and I got the shoes from ASOS. The white bag from Anthropologie is a cool way to tie it all together. It’s hard to shop completely from small, ethical, indie brands, but I try to incorporate them as...
 “I just want to formally and publicly say that I have stopped using ‘midsize’ hashtags on my posts and stopped describing myself that way in my videos,” announced Tiktok influencer Mary Skinner, a size 10 in women’s clothing and who first gained popularity on the app for her body inclusive, fashion-forward videos, in early May. The term, she realized, is not for her as she learned by listening to the discourse on Tiktok and other corners of the internet. She apologized for “inserting myself into...
Chevron-patterned sundresses. Disney adults. Small white dogs. Excessive use of the crying-laughing emoji. Seasonal house decor. You know the aesthetic. It’s not basic bitch, it’s not millennial, it’s not Christian girl autumn. It’s cheugy.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Cheugy and Proud ✨ (@cheugyasfuck) This new classification is taking the internet by storm. According to Urban Dictionary, cheugy is “the opposite of trendy. Stylish in middle school and high school but no longer in style.” You are...
There’s a photo of Dame Zandra Rhodes taken during the 2000s in her London “rainbow penthouse” in which she’s riding her pink exercise bicycle, decked out in an all-pink jumpsuit, with her fuchsia hair tied back in a low ponytail. It’s an image burned deep into my memory, serving as inspiration any time I need to be reminded to stay true to myself. Rhodes has always been loyal to her creative vision. The British fashion and textile designer was making hand-painted silk tops, rhinestone-adorned caftans,...
Photographed by Amanda Lopez  Styled by Alanna Holton Rose Makeup by Renée Loiz for Exclusive Artists Management using Danessa Myricks Beauty  Hair by Saundra Martinez Hair Pieces on Models and Horses by Mane Tresses Models: Chanel Rhodes, Alexandria Braxton Edwards, and Michele D. Braxton-Nelson On Chanel: Hanifa Jumpsuit; Aziza Handcrafted Earrings and Necklace; Boots: Vintage. On Alexandria: Daily Paper Jacket; Aziza Handcrafted Earrings; Hat, Pants, Necklace, and Boots: Vintage; ring: model’s own. On Michele: Aliétte Dress and Jacket; Nick Fouquet Hat; Jewelry: Vintage. On Michele: Aliétte Dress and Jacket; Jewelry and Boots: Vintage. On Alexandria:...
Is there anything greater than a gusseted crotch? The diamond-shaped fabric panel can mean the difference between bunchy constriction and the ability to stretch and squat without awkward pinches you-know-where. That feeling of freedom is sewn into every product from Dovetail Workwear, an innovative company selling apparel made by and for women—specifically cofounders Kate Day, Kyle Marie Begley, and Sara DeLuca—in Portland, OR. Whether you herd cattle, weld fences, pour concrete, or just appreciate the workwear look, Dovetail garments are the rugged-yet-tailored options long denied...
If you want further proof that women are damned if we do and damned if we don’t when it comes to fashion, look no further than the maxi coat of 1969. Women were on the tail end of a decade-long joke that focused on their mini skirts. “Mini Skirts Receive Minimum Acceptance,” “Mini Skirt Shiverers Truly Knock-Kneed,” “Leg-islators Find Short Skirts No Mini-Controversy” headlines had ribbed. But when the maxi coat was introduced—thanks to designers like Marc Bohan of Dior who were inspired by the...
Tayler Gutierrez dreams in beads. The 24-year-old Cherokee and Scandinavian designer then manifests these visions as pieces for ‘Kamama Beadwork (@kamamabeadwork), her line of intricately embellished flat-brimmed hats and earrings, made using the techniques of her ancestors. After growing up outside the Upper Skagit Reservation in Washington, Gutierrez moved to Salt Lake City, UT, working as a cultural interpreter for the Native American section of This Is The Place Heritage Park. That’s where she met her mentor, Diné (Navajo) poet Tacey Atsitty, who first taught her...
As we reintroduce ourselves to the forgotten concepts of having plans, going places, and doing things in the coming months, we may be coaxed to reluctantly emerge from our loungewear cocoons. While it may be nice to have excuses to leave the house and truly get dressed once again, some of us may not be so enticed by the idea of sacrificing comfort and ease in order to do so. Instead of rushing out to buy a new wardrobe, consider doing the opposite by creating...