fashion

Isn't He Lovely: Androgyny Is So Haute Right Now

Pejic distances himself from queries about gender and sexual identity. When speaking to New York, he referred to his androgynous beauty as “the situation,” (which is a “situation” far preferable to Mike Sorrentino’s six pack, yes?) and clearly is more focused on climbing the... Read more »

Isn’t He Lovely: Do These Blue Jeans Make My Butt Look Gay?

The type of jeans a man slips on nevertheless seems to say a lot about how he projects his masculinity and sexuality. Read more »

American Apparel's Next XL Top Model

Nancy’s tumblr (called extra wiggle room in response to AA’s message to women who “need a little extra wiggle room where it counts”) is full of photos of her posing in various levels of dress with various levels of dressing... Read more »

On Our Radar

Great links to keep you busy this weekend! The Rotund reports on Fat Ladies in Spaaaaaaaaace: A Body Positive Coloring Book. Someone get this for me please! Leticia St. Remy at Xhibit P compares the... Read more »

In Defense of the L'Or

If we already know advertisements are digitally altered, why do we have to get rid of them? Simple answer: Because humans are beautiful and it’s time they know so. Read more »

Murder, She Blogged: Class and Fashion in Miss Marple

As well as showcasing the quintessential Spinster Detective, the Miss Marple adaptations have plenty to say about England’s shifting class structures in the decades after World War II and women’s changing roles. It’s all played out in microcosm in the fictional village of St Mary... Read more »

Sex and the Fat Girl: Personal Style as Political Resistance

In a previous post about beauty standards/ideals, I suggested that fat women loving their bodies and viewing themselves as beautiful subverts the dominant beauty paradigm. One method of expressing your love for your body... Read more »

"Skinny" Diet Pepsi: At Fashion Week, Even Cans are Too Fat

Fashion Week starts today, and Diet Pepsi has a big fat announcement! From their latest press release: In celebration of... Read more »

Docs to Watch: The Fat Body (In)Visible

Via What Tami Said, The Fat Body (In)Visible is a neat, new, 25-minute independent documentary about fat acceptance and fashion featuring Keena Bowden and... Read more »

The Unbearable Presence of Hair: American Apparel's Bush Administration

I like the conversations American Apparel inevitably starts whenever it comes out with a new advertising campaign. I’m not being snarky—some of the most radical (meaning at the root of) discussions about feminism I enter into start because American Apparel can’t seem to stop. Well (and... Read more »

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