Category Archives: Style

Glamour belongs to anyone who chooses it

“Classic beauty” is bullshit. Glamour is a choice: It belongs to and suits anyone who wants it. It is not required of anyone or forbidden to anyone. Humanity is a constant; gender is a construct; femme is a choice. Beauty … Continue reading

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Les Puces et La Tour — Paris, Aug. 1, 2015

Saturday morning, my first “real” morning, I woke up eager to get to the famous “flea markets” – or “Les Puces” – at Saint Ouen/Clignancourt. It’s only open weekends and I didn’t want to miss out or wait for the … Continue reading

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“If the shoe fits…” no, wait, I mean: “Get some shoes that fit”

Seeing women totter-stomp around in cheap heels they can’t handle gives me the sads. One’s gait, the overall manner of walking, is a woefully underappreciated yet crucial element of personal style, and it starts at ground level. Both you and … Continue reading

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Gender non-conforming, and damn natty about it

I love this story, which highlights a terrific example of social progress, entrepreneurial ingenuity and capitalism all holding hands and marching together toward success. This is so instructive: “Many gender non-conforming people don’t experience themselves as having been born into … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about Isabella Blow?

Obscure and unknown to most the world, one of the most influential and inspiring figures in turn-of-millennium fashion was a Brit named Isabella Blow. There are few genuinely original and unique people in this world, but she was unquestionably sui … Continue reading

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In defense of loud, proud, peacocky disco fashion

This Buzzfeed post highlights a Twitter feed called “Fashion Wankers” and it just goes to show that sexy people are sexy no matter what you put them in! Although I do pay attention to contemporary fashion and LOOOOOVE high-end design … Continue reading

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Thinker of the day

Quote I ran into today: You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, … Continue reading

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