Diet Prada and Fashion’s New Era of Accountability

After every red carpet event, awards ceremony, or fashion show, the first place I find myself looking is @diet_prada. I know I am not alone in this, as this account has amassed a truly loyal following of Dieters, who, much like myself, avidly follow for the next scandal or outfit critique. For those of you …

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Draw Me Like One of Your French Boys

  What hasn’t been already said about the inequality of the regulation of the female form by the feminists of Twitter? Women are not allowed to bare their chests through the filters of Instagram, and many see this censorship as a restriction -- part of a plot placed upon women by the patriarchy to restrict …

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Fashion under Communism: Growing Up in Czechoslovakia

In 1989, communism ended in Czechoslovakia, where my mom grew up. On August 20th, 1968, Warsaw Pact Troops led by the Soviet Union invaded the country in an effort to stop the liberalization form lead by Alexander Dubček. At the time, children were considered the communist regime’s future and well taken care of. Health care …

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A Discussion on “Feminist” Fashion

With feminism and other social justice movements becoming more widely supported causes within mainstream dialogues, it was only a matter of time before brands saw fit to commodify them in the form of t-shirts with “feminist” slogans on them. This in and of itself is not an issue; as a matter of fact, the proliferation …

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Milan: History, Art, and Empty Louis Vuitton Bags

Milan, Italy. An icon of a city. Before coming to Milan, my perception of the city was something like this: unless you are part of the Kardashian clan and have millions to blow, there is no point in hitting the shops. In this, I was wrong.  As per usual, you have the staple Louis Vuitton, …

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A Take on Sartorial Assimilation in St Andrews

In many ways, attending the University of St Andrews makes me feel like I’m living a double life. Being from the United States and having gone to a high school where almost no one applies abroad, my university friends exist in a very separate sphere of my life from those I have at home. The …

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