Tag Archives: Style Discourse

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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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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Provenance

My friend, Mary Jean Gladfelter Hogg, keeps her grandmother’s wedding dress hung on a tiny dress form in her bedroom. Mary Agnes Yost Gladfelter, 20 years old, was married April 29, 1898. Her dress is a fine deep brown wool, it’s … Continue reading

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John Galliano

“I’m a cork on the ocean Floating over the raging sea How deep is the ocean? How deep is the ocean? I lost my way”                                Brian Wilson

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My Father Loved Cars

I have fond memories of the cool cars that my father owned which always seemed to be getting wash in the front drive way while I was growing up. My father’s love of cars went back to his youth; I … Continue reading

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