Tag Archives: Universal Standard

discomfort and obscurity

Image: adweek.com “Out of discomfort comes greatness.” -Cindy Gallop Discomfort And Obscurity Temple Grandin, who knew that an autistic woman, with a need to soothe herself and a love of animals, would receive a PhD, design a way to make slaughterhouses more humane, and go on to be played by actor Claire Danes in a widely acclaimed […]

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the smell of entitlement

Fantasy Dresses   Don’t Call Me Girl   Plussize Activewear   Riffing With The Accidental Icon      Fantasy I’ve been fantasizing. I’ve been fantasizing about where I could wear this very “not me” dress. Cinque Terre, maybe. Greece, possibly. Paris, probably not. A balcony in Verona. God, how I need fantasy lately! I go […]

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mannequins and self-portraits, seeing me

Mannequins If we think of mannequins at all, we think of the ubiquitous figures we see standing in store windows everywhere. But the development and history of mannequins is fascinating. The term mannequin is from a French word, coming from the Flemish word meaning “little man.” The very first mannequins were dressed up dolls. But […]

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a beautiful mess

Earring of the Day This single ear pendant, from Luiny, answers to my love of, what should we call it, quirkiness? Just imagine wearing this, just this one piece of jewelry, with a black dress and red or pink lipstick. Minimalism anyone? A Beautiful Mess My “slow fashion shop” is a mess, and it has […]

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