build-a-boyfriend: suppressing personal style for the sake of an instagram-able relationship

While doom-scrolling in pajamas, I happened upon a TikTok discussing “Girlfriend Air” (@NotWildin – Girlfriend Air Gone Wrong). Now, if you, unlike me, touch grass on a regular basis, you might think Girlfriend Air is pheromones and Glossier’s You. You’d be wrong. Girlfriend Air is a counteract to the initial “Boyfriend Air,” which refers to …

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conversations with a cardigan

I’m going for the kill this week: addressing the fashion industry’s frankly depressing impacts on the environment and how we all can make individual efforts to limit those effects. Don’t worry, I know; it sucks picking on the little guys. Why point the finger at ourselves and our limp paper straws when we should be …

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clog up your instagram feed with these fashion blogs

As a not-so-casual fashion-enjoyer, my consumption of fashion media is borderline constant. Scrolling my Instagram feed could easily be misconstrued as a hefty Vogue September issue, chock-full of designers and brands showcasing their varying creations. If you’re unlike me and more likely to come across your second cousin’s newborn baby’s face than Bella Hadid’s during …

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how a trickle up became a waterfall

Prior to the 1960s, it seemed the average person was pumped out of the status quo factory, hastily clad in whatever high-end designers instructed us plebeians to wear, therefore not leaving much wiggle room for personal preference. Thanks to Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947, everyone and their mother had nipped waists and skirts so …

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