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Haunted by Prada: Meditation on an Ugly Pink Dress, Beauty, and a Missed Opportunity

This isn’t the post I was going to write next. For one thing, it returns to themes I’ve covered a lot recently. For another, the fall semester starts next week and I have two brand new classes to prep for … Continue reading

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Full Spandex Suits and Other Fashion Fantasies in “Weird Japan” Media Coverage

  This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: Full Spandex Suits…

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Fashion and Irony Part Two: The Trouble with “Hipsters” and a Hopeful Semiotics of Ilana Glazer

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Making Fun of Fashion: Subjective and Non-Comprehensive Thoughts on the 1990s, Irony, and Deliberately Ugly Street Style

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Comfort Makes Me Uncomfortable: Why We Love To Hate The Maxi Dress

A recent spate of digs at this fashion trend has been making me uncomfortable. See for example this by John Oliver (funny) or this on Jezebel (less funny/misfired satire?) (But props to the author for citing Heather Vaughan’s excellent history … Continue reading

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Who Wears the Pants?

In order to understand the world and the endless amount of information we take in every second, the human brain has developed the use of ‘schemata’, or categories, which are used as frameworks so that information can be easily and … Continue reading

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