Mono No Aware: A Style Analysis of Only Lovers Left Alive

When I do research for these kind of analytical fashion essays, I tend to let my search flow from the way clothing makes me feel before I come up with any kind of thesis. It’s not always the best idea, but it’s how I begin. Jim Jaramusch’s 2013 nouveau vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive struck…

A New (er) Look at French Girl Style with Neïla Romeyssa

Once when discussing how to find my “brand” with a mentor of mine (have I just killed my totally effortless Instagram lifestyle-fashion career by acknowledging the existence of branding?), I brought up uber-popular French girl of the fashion world Jeanne Damas and asked what I suspected was a stupid question: “so I understand that her…

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…