Acts of self-naming seem more than reasonable -- they’re self-affirming, somewhat instinctive and protective. They show an ownership of one’s own narrative. They make complete sense to me.
Somehow, I thought this process would be easier for me. Because I was going to design clothes for me, the plus-sized girl who loves fashion but, like many others, becomes annoyed and nauseous at the prospect of actually shopping for it.

Feb 7, 2014 at 5:00pm | 156 comments

You can’t embrace diversity if you keep it at arms’ distance. To that end, it’s no wonder that the designers with the most diverse runways and ad campaigns (and inoffensive clothes) are also the one with friends and collaborators across the cultural spectrum.
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Black women will not stand for you making yourself feel better at our expense.
Princesses represent black women finally being seen and cherished.

Nov 7, 2013 at 5:00pm | 42 comments

We're two adults, with lots of stuff, with our own stockpile of belongings. What do we ask for at a housewarming?

Oct 31, 2013 at 2:00pm | 86 comments

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And that's why it's a truly remarkable thing to see West Elm, a large company, publicly stand up for the little guy.

Oct 31, 2013 at 10:00am | 59 comments

The problem with “nude” has always been that it usually isn’t for everyone.
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The question I’m asked often, by other budding designers or people in creative spaces, is this: “But I can be inspired by anything! How do I avoid people saying I’m ‘appropriating’?” The answer is simple -- give credit to your inspiration.
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I’m tired of the notion that anything associated with "femininity" should be considered a liability, and should be avoided by “serious” or professional women at all costs.