Artist and Musician Annahstasia on Identity, Los Angeles, and Artistry
"I think art is first and foremost an internal experience, an internal reflection of the world. But the art doesn’t become real and I can’t really form an opinion on it until I’ve shared it."
Young Girl Reading Group: Preliminary Materials for the Future
In the future imagined by Young Girl Reading Group, voices of womxn, people of color and the queer community are at the forefront.
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8 Ways Pierre Cardin Changed Contemporary Fashion
Throughout his career, Cardin has challenged conventions with an experimental, space-age aesthetic that seems to look good on everyone -- Jackie Kennedy, The Beatles, and Bridget Bardot have worn his clothes.
Boilersuit Nation: Dressing for the Revolution
The boilersuit isn't a question of turning women into little girls in rompers or cleavage-bearing femme fatales (as fabulous as those looks can be). This is about grown women saying: pass me the wrench. We've got a broken culture to repair.
A Brief Chronicle of Airport Style
Gone are the days of formal wear being expected when traveling. Air travel now demands a certain level of comfort. We have to ignore our typical standards of privacy to eat, sleep, and use a washroom when surrounded by hundreds of strangers. So why not take it a step further and throw on a face mask?
Riot Grrrl and Beyond: The Power of Feminist Youth-Based Creativity
Bikini Kill’s reunion and return to live environments reminds us that, whether a teenager or somebody who’s already come of age, there’s an enduring charm to DIY communities.
Rudi Gernreich: Fearless Fashion Renegade and Los Angeles Icon
Gernreich’s designs -- clothes that come from a place of meaning, with a radically hopeful view of the future -- are the perfect antidote to the increasingly nihilistic contemporary runways.
Stoya on Porn, Paywalls, and Her New Magazine
"More sex workers now are visible in public where they’re being taken seriously as humans. It just happened inch by inch."
Queerness, Femininity, and Blue Eyeshadow
Deep down, I have always been drawn to looking femme but was afraid that I was not good enough for it — but actually, there is no right or wrong way to look femme, and looking femme, in fact, has nothing to do with being a woman.
Quant and the Return to Quality
“The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone,” said British designer Mary Quant, who is credited with the invention of stylish, youthful clothing that cleverly took advantage of post-war manufacturing technology -- but at what cost?
Bodily Detail: Corporeal Fashion from Elsa Schiaparelli to Tom Ford
Garments that mimic the body are happy to inhabit multiple meanings, playing with concealment and exposure, human and animal, mimicry and deviation, humour and horror, thriving life and fallible mortality. They plunder the worlds of art and medicine and horror and history with glee.
Modeling, Empowerment, and New Femininity with Adesuwa Aighewi
I would say the new generation of women are fearless... All those rules have gone out of the conversation now. Women are in charge, women have taken charge of their own lives.
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