fashion

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 »

Tube Tied: America's Next Top Model: I Don't Know Why You Wanna Be On Top

I’ve watched America’s Next Top Model intermittently over the years. I can’t really say why. I was never that interested in fashion magazines, which seemed to me to depict another planet altogether, accessible only to the very rich. I have, furthermore, never much understood... Read more »

Lookism: OK If It's at the Hands of a Multinational Corporation

Mary Elizabeth Williams doesn't want to be sold pants by an ugly person. In her recent article for Salon, Williams maintains that the appearance-centered hiring practices and employee... Read more »

Size Matters: You Better Work

Fat fashion, while still leaving much to be desired, has definitely come a long way. I can remember going to Lane Bryant with my mom as a little girl and being horrified by the beaded, sequined, baggy travesties they called clothes. Now the travesties are poly-cotton blend! I joke; Lane Bryant is... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Terry "Creepy Uncle" Richardson

Disclaimer: I'm about to shamefully make a Huey Lewis & the News reference: It's hip to be...a perv? Well, Terry... Read more »

Bitch Tapes: Pants Dance

From the days of sock garters and house coats, to Gaga and the Freakum Dress, getting ready to go in the twenty-first century can be an art form these days. Like a bird who can put on new feathers at will, clothes are a window into someone’s mood, their ‘tude, or just what was still clean... Read more »

"Boss Ladies" to Star Fashion-Forward Trans Women

Just when you though you might not want another reality show about making it big in the fashion world, along comes Boss Ladies. Billed as “an exciting hybrid of ‘The Real Housewives’ and ‘... Read more »

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