Seersucker went from a working class uniform material to being the sole providence of Great Gatsby cosplayers, how did this happen? I wrote this for Racked to try and find out.
Proud to announce my first collaboration with fellow Mefite glasseyes - we met in an AskMe about textiles and ethnic fashions a few years ago, and this is teh culmination of months of work. Join us in this journey through fabric shops and fashion magazines to see how brands are built through word of mouth and hard work in the informal economy.
I wrote about my favorite streetwear store, probably most famous right now for their FUCK DONALD shirt. [more inside]
R U WIZARDPUNK - I drew a cartoon for The Nib about possible new trends.
Josh Fruhlinger of the Comics Curmudgeon and I sat down and watched the nearly unreleased Brenda Starr movie adaptation and talk about how it tackles camp, gender performance, romantic fantasy, and crazy shoulder-pads [more inside]
Quick funny video summary of the celebrity gossip nonsense from Us Weekly.
I humbly present, The Leggy Lady. I've challenged myself to go without buying clothing for one year, and to be more creative with my current wardrobe. I share my daily outfit as well as projects and inspiration I have along the way. Join me for an adventure in inconspicuous consumption!
An episode-by-episode recap and critique of every outfit worn on "The Cosby Show." [more inside]
Photo gallery on The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts chronicling the legendary designer's 35 years in the fashion industry.
I started a blog to keep track of all the trends and interesting pieces I find. All of the prices of the items on my blog link to the store where you can purchase them. [more inside]
We just finished episode three of Put This On, a web series for men who want to dress like grown-ups. This one's about work, and we interviewed Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming "Bridesmaids," with Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm, and the co-creator of Freaks and Geeks.
Most Australians have heard of 1980s artist and fashion designer Ken Done. Most Australians haven't heard of 80s fashion collector Jackie Ruddock or the Melbourne based social enterprise The Social Studio. So, Good Fashion for Good is a project i've been working on with my partner, for 365 days she will be wearing Ken Done's 80's fashion and along the way encouraging people to do *good fashion for good*. If that doesn't sound like a big deal, first check out www.goodfashionforgood.com for some examples of Ken Done's finest fashion from the 1980s. Its going to be a colourful year for us.
is a short film I made for inclusion in a film contest run by fashion ingenue/blog superstar Tavi Gevinson (previously on Metafilter). It's about the crossroads of knitting and DIY fashion, and features interviews with Caroline of Sock Pixie, Carolyn and Jade of Wool & the Gang, Beth Hahn of Miss Flitt, and Jen of Blue Alvarez designs. Also, it was shot on the toy Vidster camera. If my short gets enough votes, it could be screened during Paris Fashion Week.
55 pairs of shoes. One pair a day. Photography by me, feet by my girlfriend. [more inside]