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There’s a scene in the 1917 film Poor Little Rich Girl when Mary Pickford, the adult actress portraying the 11-year-old title character, is punished for naughtiness by being forced to turn in her frilly dress for a suit of boys’ clothing. Standing before a mirror, she pouts at first, then sticks her hands into her pockets—and discovers what a fine, freeing, and powerful thing menswear can be. Pickford’s face radiates joy as she rises on her tiptoes; it’s a glorious moment. By then the pocket had,...
IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE, when considering the simple shapes, fresh colors, and unique proportions of the clothes by State (statethelabel.com), that raking alpaca poop is part of the line’s origin story, but it is. In 2010, Adrienne Antonson was living on an alpaca farm on Vashon Island off the coast of Seattle, when the family she was working for let her set up a little studio in the barn. She started felting alpaca wool and incorporating it into an upcycled clothing line that is still...
Face masks. They’re the latest trend. The biggest fashion must have. Everyone’s wearing them, right? When the Covid-19 epidemic first started to look like it might turn into a global pandemic, people panicked. Americans rushed to buy N-95 respirator masking in bulk, hoarding them for themselves and keeping them away from the medical professionals that needed them most. Because of this, The World Health Organization advised against using face masks in an effort to conserve them for medical professionals and those that are already sick. As the...
Before the qurantine we caught up with these eight Brooklyn skaters modeling the spring season's slickest streetwear.  (L. to R.) On Liv: SK8 Babes Hoodie; Dickies Pants; Jewelry and Glasses: Model’s Own. On Windle Young: Walker Wear Hat; Claw & Co. Green Jacket; Nike Sports Bra and Sweatpants; Jewelry: Model’s Own. On Samantha: Claw & Co. Sweatshirt; Levi’s Jeans; Jewelry: Model’s Own.   On Lizzie: Vintage Coat, Graphic Tee, and Jewelry: Model’s Own.   (L. to R.) On Mimz: Pink Lemonade Sweatshirt; Teddy Bear Pants and Jewelry:...
In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about their sense of style. Marisol Hernandez Lead singer of La Santa CeciliaLos Angeles, CA Tell me about this outfit.  I bought the luchador fabric in downtown L.A. The bright colors and luchadores got me so excited that I took it to a friend, Diego Medel, so he could make me this dress. The shoes are folkloric dance shoes that my friend, visual designer Humberto Howard, painted for me. The bow is from Oaxaca, Mexico, and the bracelets are...
We’re in the midst of a wig renaissance. These days, you don’t have to hit the bleach for a neon pink look, eschew haircuts for years to get butt-length locks, or resort to straighteners or perms to relax or create curls. Modern technology and impressive artistry have joined forces to create wigs that are so realistic, you can get adventurous with your color and style without a huge commitment (or insane expense) regardless of your hair type or texture. As a celebrity hairstylist and owner...
Logging onto Twitter has not always been a fun activity as of late. What was once a place for catching up on the latest in politics, memes and dry millennial humor has turned into a platform full to the brim with statistics about the growing global pandemic and panic. To say the least, good news has been very hard to find. That is, until, these two Twitter users took it upon themselves to brighten everyone’s days just the slightest bit in the difficult time. Last week,...
Should we all be free from this global pandemic in enough time for the spring season, consider these polka dot fashions brought to us by Stephanie J. Come full circle at that spring wedding or while working the 9-to-5 with spotted stilettos and a silky shirt.   CARAMEL MIX BLOUSE, $112, FARMRIO.COM JOHN PANTS—DOTS, $290, STINEGOYA.COM SHEER POLKA DOT SOCKS, $8, ARKET.COM KAIRE POLKA DOT RED SOLE HIGH HEEL STILETTOS PUMPS, $109, SHOPJESSICABUURMAN.COM     Connect the dots from the beach to the pool to your local sun spot.    MYRIAM BIKINI TOP TERRA DOT,...
Born out of a father’s concern over his transgender daughter’s comfort and safety at the beach, Canadian dad Jamie Alexander created a line of swim bottoms for his child and those like her around the world. Before a family vacation to Panama, Alexander was worried that his then 11-year-old daughter Ruby might be in danger or discomfort at the beach. Though he didn’t have any firsthand experience with fashion or design, Alexander created swim bottoms that have a compression technology — and from that, Rubies were...
Folks with disabilities are rarely taken into account when designing clothes, especially lingerie. No mainstream lingerie companies are currently creating bras and underwear that are made to be accessible for women with disabilities. And honestly, that doesn’t make a lot of sense. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 5 women in the world have a disability, so why haven’t they been represented in a product that so many women need? Luckily, Intimately.co is here to fix that. Founded in 2018, Intimately.co seeks to bring...