Miranda Kerr's Commercials Are Starting to Look Eerily Similar
The sun is shining, the sky is blue and Miranda Kerr is throwing clothes around her immense and beautiful living room.
'Girl Crush': Why the Lesbian and Queer Women Community Is Fashion's Major Blind Spot
Is "girl crush" just as bad as "no homo"?
Did Kim Kardashian Finally Win Over the Fashion World in 2013?
Love her or hate her, the pop culture icon made huge strides in winning over the fashion community this year.
Why Harry Styles Deserves the British Style Award Win
On Monday night, Harry Styles beat out the likes of Cara Delevingne and Kate Middleton to win the British Style Award, and certain people -- I like to call them "haters" -- grumbled that he didn't deserve it. Those people are dead wrong.
Where Have All the Fashion Critics Gone?
In the 1970s, the New Yorker’s fashion critic, Kennedy Fraser, wrote about clothes nearly every week. Yes, she reported on the collections. And industry personalities. But she also wrote about fashion’s role in the greater culture, whether discussing hemline lengths or blue jeans. In a New York Times review of A Fashionable Mind, Fraser’s collection of those essays published in 1981, writer Maureen Howard puts it pretty succinctly: “The book is about clothes - the wearing, buying, making, selling, discarding of clothes - and so, of course, it is about us and our society.” Fraser is undoubtedly a rare writer: one who has the ability to take an arguably shallow topic and give it the kind of depth even a serious New Yorker reader could appreciate. But lately, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the fashion critic in general, and how that role has changed, and sometimes disappeared altogether—for no good reason.
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Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston and More: The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Looks at the MTV Movie Awards
Last night's MTV Movie Awards was a roller coaster of emotions and odd situations. There were inspirational happy tears (from Emma Stone, who collecte
Anonymous Retail Rant: Don't Leave Your (Used) Feminine Items in the Dressing Rooms, and Other Rules to Shop By
After a year of working as a sales associate at a well-known, fast fashion chain in downtown New York, I've had my fair share of good and bad customers. A good, appreciative, understanding customer can make even the most stressful, cramped, miserable days of retail (which, let's face it, are many and close between) feel like a stroll through a well aerated, uncrowded, naturally lit park. Well, almost. I've had ladies shriek with delight when I've handed them the store's last pair of suspender tights that Rihanna wore. Or the flag-print hotpants Rihanna wore. Or anything Rihanna wore. Many customers have specifically requested my name following our interaction, so as to tell my higher-ups how helpful they found me (though sadly, I do not work on commission). One customer literally jumped up and down hugging me when I returned from an arduous journey to the stock room and back with last season's faded pink skinny jeans that were no longer on the sales floor. “I hope you're here next time I come,” she squealed, “I'm going to ask for you!” To which I replied, “For my sake, let's hope I'm not.” So what, you ask, has caused this level of embitterment?