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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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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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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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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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Black Friday Fury

Kelly Sullivan of Intellectually Fashionable discusses “the consequences of Black Friday are analyzed on a global scale in this piece, showing that the 7 dead and 90 injured Americans in the Black Friday craze aren’t the only victims of the … Continue reading

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Urban Outfitters Appropriates Queer Fashion Yet Mocks Trans-individuals

Thought provoking article by Malic White from Bitch Magazine about Urban Outfitters’ transphobic promotion of their androgynous clothing line.    

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