ice cream trucks
There should be an ice cream truck for adults, that served all sorts of adult things, so that a cloud of shame never surrounded you as you stood in its shade, handing a dude some cold hard cash in exchange for some much needed contraband.
skinny bitches
In the ears of some listeners, Trainor’s single lyrical reference to “skinny bitches,” for which she actually issues an apology in the very next line, is single-handedly setting the feminist movement back fifty years.
the style con
Guy sits next to you on the train, spreads his legs as far apart as you think could be humanly possible, and you’re suddenly squashed up against a glass panel or door with little room to breathe. And who said sorry? Probably you.
beyonce
There are moral and ethical implications to videos that use imagery of high status, and achievement, whether via consumption or heredity.
the style con
The possibility that women of color like to dip into trends or experiment is sidelined, condensing participation in beauty culture as "trying to be" rather than "freeing one’s self up to be."
sulphate-free shampoo
Daddy issues be damned, one would be hard-pressed to find a relationship in the average girl’s life more contentious than that of herself and her hair.
the style con
The result of #DEFINEBEAUTY was more old guard than avant garde.
the style con
Although this sliver of space in CVS seems like an inversion of the real world, it’s very much a part of it.
the style con
How did a two decade run of Guess girls and Versace Jeans Couture morph into the laughing stock of cyberspace?
the style con
Instead of creating an accepting community, users created an aspirational community based on exclusive ideas of beauty.
the style con
Nothing screams “Yes! Yes! Yes!” quite like the cold, bloodless flesh of a robot.
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May 2, 2014 at 2:30pm | 50 comments

the style con
In (dis)honour of Nabokov’s narrator, I’ve dubbed it “Humbert culture” -- society’s steadfast commitment to sexualizing young girls and protecting men who prey on them.
the style con
A man I dated, who was awesomely open about his kinks, including a foot fetish, described that for him, the turn on had to do with the assumed dirtiness of feet.
the style con
In addition to its delightful campiness and an incomparable performance by the one and only Jessica Lange, this show has all its fashion archetypes covered in every 60-minute bloodbath.