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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

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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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Labor Day Edition! 10 Narrative Films About Garment Workers (and why there aren’t many more than that)

This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: 10 Narrative Films About Garment Workers  

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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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It’s Favorite Fashion Blog Friday!

We’re quickly finding out that one of the biggest perks of running this site is discovering the smart, funny, and insightful things other people are writing about fashion. And we’re using the word in its broadest sense here, because how … Continue reading

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