A little while ago, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO
Clayface Mike Jeffries made some really awful comments about why his fratty Americana mall clothes don’t come in larger sizes. A recent article (focusing on the brand’s desire for thin, popular customers) brought the comments back around and a new outcry surged on the internet, especially from the fat acceptance community. One blogger, Jes at The Militant Baker, decided to write an open letter to Jeffries.
…Even better, she did a photoshoot to accompany that letter, imagining ‘fat Abercrombie ads’ that reflect positive body image. More
If you enjoy men’s fashion, dogs, or any combination thereof, then you will almost definitely enjoy this blog. A shiba inu known only as Menswear Dog is making waves in the personal style blogging community, and he’s only three years old! Way to get one over on Tavi.
As you can see, Menswear Dog posts his sharp outfits regularly on his blog, along with all the info you need to get his look. According to his “about me” section, his interests include ”never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches.”
He’s only been blogging for a little over a week, but he’s already blowing up like crazy, with mentions in The Daily Beast, The Daily Mail, Jezebel, and now The Gloss. It’s only a matter of time before he gets his first endorsement deal and starts cranking out sponsored posts. So long as he avoids posing in front of any holocaust memorials, his future looks bright. Here are some of his best outfits. More
So, this is awkward.
A model/fashion blogger named Pelayo Diaz has attracted a bit of negative attention after deciding to use the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (exact translation: “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe”) as a fun backdrop for his personal style selfies. More
How do you handle your death threats?
I mean, we all get them, right? Because the Internet is kind of a lawless wasteland? I mean, I didn’t like Facebook Couple’s pages and someone replied:
“Jesus Christ. Go kill yourself; problem solved for all parties.”
So, yes, we all get idle death threats from people who want us to die. There isn’t usually much logic behind them, and they’re not to be taken seriously.
Women’s right campaigner Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir certainly does More
A lot of people – many of them on Twitter – will probably pose questions about what we learned about the economy, and health-care and Mitt Romney‘s peculiar facial tics (and Barack Obama‘s… seeming indifference?) during the Presidential Debate. But I think Tavi Gevinson posed the most important question of all: More
Rogue Magazine has a story up right now alleging that the popular fashion blogger and America’s Next Top Model judge Bryan Boy built his life around credit fraud and is really some kind of charlatan. More
It seems like roughly 50% of all fashion week coverage is now devoted to street style: images of people outside the tents are effectively as popular as images from the runways, especially now that fashion bloggers and editors are celebrities in their own right. What used to be a democratizing force in the stubbornly elitist fashion industry, however, has really, really… evolved. A few years ago, you could just go outside looking pulled-together and original with a slick of lipstick and people with cameras would flock; now the rules are different. This week’s Illustrated Guide is the definitive manual to getting snapped by a street style photographer. More
How can you tell the difference between someone who is out to infuriate the commenters – which is legitimate trolling – and someone who just has decided they hate you? More
Normally, when I’m asked to describe deputy editor Ashley Cardiff in 5 words or less I say, “Nietzsche, hilarious early syphilitic phase.” But this week I would say “Nietzsche, almost dead syphilis phase.” Namely, because of shit like this.
What do you do to cheer up your pals? What did Clarence the Angel do? Suspicious stuff, mostly, insofar as he never proved that everyone’s life wouldn’t be better if George jumped off the bridge. I’ve got to come up with a plan. Here’s what I’m thinking so far: More
Look, every time I go over to another website and see, like, 300 comments on a post I don’t want to kill myself. That would be a ridiculous overreaction. More
At a recent talk put on by TEDxTeen (an independently organized TED event), teen fashion blogger and EIC of the excellent girls’ website Rookie Tavi Gevinson gave a great talk on feminism, pop culture, and why we should all be Stevie Nicks. More
Model/blogger Lauren Scruggs–who suffered severe injuries when she walked into a moving plane propeller late last year–rejected a settlement offer and is suing the plane’s insurer. More
Y U NO WRITE BETTER? More
During fashion month, when every fashion site with a photo department publishes slideshow after slideshow of “street style,” in and around the tents, you pretty quickly note the recurring characters. There’s model-turned-blogger Hanneli Mustaparta, there’s accessory-obsessed Man Repeller, there’s Susie Bubble in artfully clashing everything and, of course, Bryan Boy. These and other superstar style are always outfitted in a morass of prints, wearing hot-off-the-runway statement shoes and toting the season’s most prominent It Bag. They always sit front row. More