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Forever Pretty in Pink: A teen classic turns 30. But is it actually a working-class “woman’s film”?

This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here:How Pretty in Pink turned a vintage Hollywood genre into something totally 80s  

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Erotically materialized Papa Smurf’s costume

“I had never really thought of exploring the concept of eroticizing the Smurfs characters but the more I researched and read about the adult interpretations, I found it quite entertaining.” (www.mensunderwearguy.com) The adult Smurfs image, Tom of Finland Smurfs (left), was created … Continue reading

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What Fashion Scholars Text About When They Text About Fashion

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A Plus in the Sun: The Spatial Politics of Selling Plus-Size Clothes to Women

Clichés about the lack of stylish options for larger women are so, well, worn out that it’s always amazing to me when I see that plus-sized departments are still filled either with gold sequins and animal prints and flutter sleeves, … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Edition: On Christmas Movie Miracles, Makeovers and Shopgirls

[Note: Sadly, teaching 4 classes at 2 schools hasn’t left much time for blogging this term. But, in honor of holiday shopping season I thought I’d share this excerpt from my dissertation. The chapter looks at the shifting role of … Continue reading

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Favorite Fall Fashion Links Friday!

I know I’m not the only one who thinks this is the best and the fashion-iest time of year. In Portland, there’s enough of a chill in the air to break out sweaters and boots, but still enough sunshine that … Continue reading

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Hobby Historians and the Clothes They Love

This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: Hobby Historians and the Clothes They Love

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