I know from personal experience that, although a fun process, developing a regular style is not easy. Sometimes I’ll imagine the outfit, but, when I try it on, it doesn’t seem to be that pretty, or different, or aesthetic, or whatever word I had in my head when I thought it up.
Many celebrities have been seen rocking Telfar bags, including Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Wendy Williams, Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez and even politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. So how did this simple vegan leather bag gain so much popularity?
There’s nothing inherently wrong with enjoying thrift shopping — it helps curtail fast fashion and the exploitation of garment workers around the world. However, the needs of people who need thrift stores the most can’t be overlooked.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez debuted at her very first Met Gala sporting a beautiful off-the-shoulder white dress, “TAX THE RICH” scrawled in red grunge lettering on the back. The irony did not go unnoticed. On the surface, it is a simple phrase meant to call out the unfair taxation rates across different economic classes. But within the context of the gala, her message came across as a crass attempt at “woke” activism.
With the upcoming Met Gala marking the beginning of a new decade — and unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and quarantining — I have decided, after hours of scouring the internet for as many Met Gala looks as I could find, to commemorate this turn of the decade by rewinding and remembering some of my favorite looks.
For some, the body is a vessel that allows us to perform many different activities and functions. For others, it can be a cage. As for me, I’ve always seen the body as a form of torture. I always saw my body as punishment from God. Or at least I used to.
Lingerie? Check. Boobs look perky? Check. My ass isn’t hanging out? Double check. Heels strapped? Check.
Why is it that when a girl of lighter complexion, of 1A hair texture, or simply just white wears something, it is then respected in the fashion world?
Tracking the evolution of streetwear, from Dapper Dan’s bootlegs in the 1990’s to Supreme’s 2017 collaboration with Louis Vuitton.