She’s So Cold

I can’t remember the first time I watched Roman Polanski’s film Repulsion, but I do remember those first feelings I had for Catherine Deneuve’s character Carole. She’s a beautiful but detached woman (this would become a typecast for Deneuve) who is repulsed (ding ding ding) by men, and there’s the sense that some past trauma…

Dream Weaver: A Dialogue with Photographer Hana Haley

Lately I’ve been meditating on the importance of attribution and the acknowledgement of creative work, and I’ve started to wonder if maybe I chose blogging because it allows me to basically be my own watermark – prioritizing my image. That being said, I know that not everyone is as much of a barely-closeted narcissist as…

Pretty Tough: On multiplicity and Handyma’am Goods

Maybe I’m not alone on this, but I often find myself torn between wildly different “looks” as I try to develop my own unique sense of style. Sometimes, in the current Instagram-lifestyle-brand fashion world, I feel like I’m that friend who was fine with casually dating until I noticed that everyone else had seemingly already…

Intro to Spanish Style with Inés Ybarra

Recently, I took a DNA test called 23andMe, and I learned that I have Iberian ancestry (aka, the peninsula of Spain and Portugal). My ego immediately pounced on this information, using it to fill in the blanks of my life that could benefit from some glamorization: of course I love bright color and pattern clashing,…

Which Came First, Style or Lifestyle? Spotlight on Kelsey Weller

One of the reasons I started this blog was to create a space to talk about fashion and style in a more complex way than what I find on many other fashion blogs, where style seems to exist in a superficial vacuum (ambiguous shots fired). On these fashion blogs (and they are not all fashion…

Girl.

In mythology, literature, and films, an archetypal character is like a personality concentrate. They are the purest representation of a given set of values, virtues and sins, and a lot of the time you can tell who they are because of what they wear: goddesses draped in gossamers, bad boys dressed in jeans and white…

Does your style have a birth date?

The misconception that vintage clothing is relegated to history and costume is ruining wardrobes. Granted, this opinion is changing. Thrift shopping and vintage shopping are crossing over—I see 60s through 90s wear popping up all over Etsy shops and Instagram boutiques alike (arguably riding atop a wave of vintage Levi’s 501s) but there’s an ideological…

Sofia Coppola: Style Lessons for Fashion x Film

The immersive power of film is what makes us come back for more. When the lights go down, the black box of a theater becomes a blank canvas for the world of the film to paint, and we find ourselves personally invested in the problems of other places, times, and lives. The world on screen…

As women in schmaltz drown

Honestly, it’s really hard for me to feel romantic without also feeling corny. I like to think of myself as a whimsical person, and the idea of fantasy and romance has always moved me. I got VERY serious at a very early age about my commitment to this: I didn’t watch Disney movies, I read…

Being a Maximalist with The Scarlet Bob

Minimalism has its appeal: it can be a wardrobe reset, relieve the stress of getting done-up, and can deliver some peace of mind to the day-to-day hustle of life by making the decision of what to wear a bit easier. But for some, keeping it simple is more of a demand than a respite. What…