Thursday, November 19, 2015

the stella mccartney challenge

I participated in the Stella McCartney challenge. No, not the competition where you purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Stella McCartney commodities like these Sequined Patched Jeans that I would wear only to the dentist or the Falabella bag that I wish I had in every colour, for the only purpose of bequeathing them to my nieces and nephews. The end result of this challenge? It leads you to the proverbial Carrie Bradshaw Challenge where you ask Big to subsidize the Stella McCartney Challenge.

The S.M.C., in short, is going vegan. Here's how I survived three weeks of the highs and the lows, but mostly the lows.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

man up, have an opinion

When the Cut compiled a list of men to ask them how clothes make them feel, I was rather confounded. Are we allowed to have opinions on fashion because I have many valid arguments against white denim and sneaker wedges.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

fall 2015 labels to know: feminism

I am a feminist. I read Jezebel and Salon on a frequent basis and just last month I purchased a book called Men Explain Things to Me. My favourite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer which has many undertones of feminism and I think Girls is - more or less - continuing the discussion. My favourite fictional characters are Candace and Toni from Portlandia. They're a tad radical and it turns me on. I listen to 2 Brown Girl's podcast because feminism is inclusive.

I support pro-choice. I support accessibility to birth control. I support a woman's right to dress however she pleases without unwarranted cat calls. I want to see women in executive positions. I want men to just shut the fuck up when it's not their place.

After all that, I've been told I am still not a feminist.

Monday, October 26, 2015

trending: slow fashion

It was just a few years ago that I refashioned (pun intended) my shopping habits. Young and naive as I was when I was 16 and when I got my first job, I spent every paycheque hitting the mall and cruising teen retailers. I was consumed with purchasing and collecting clothes and keeping tags on them as if they were trophy's to be put on display.

A pensive case for slow fashion.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

sfw, just as cool as nyfw

What exactly do we know about Seoul Fashion Week? According to my taxing research a few minutes ago, precisely nothing. A quick Google search of Me: Yoomi, - a designer I am curious about - leads me to a self-warming baby bottle. That's a great device I could use right now as I am single and could use a warm baby bottle to sleep next to in place of a human body.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

to faggot or not to faggot, banks edition

If you're going to be dichotomous about something this week, I think it should be in regards to Azelia Banks. Her music speaks to my dark soul while her choice of language and validity is questionable. The former face of T by Alexander Wang proceeds to apply derogatory terms in unnecessary situations, again.

(Disclosure: I'm listening to Azealia Banks as I write this. Consider it a last goodbye.)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

dissecting raf simons for adidas, at my leisure

The much hyped about collaboration between Raf Simons and Adidas is now in its fifth season. You know those Stan Smiths with the perforated R in place of the three perforated lines? Yes, those, but more expensive and inaccessible. I have a theory.