Outfits Inspired by BLACKPINK

While 2020 had a variety of highs and lows, one of the brightest aspects was undeniably the unprecedented rise of South Korean girl group BLACKPINK – Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé debuted in August 2016 with “BOOMBAYAH” and “Whistle,” and this year, they released their first full-length project, aptly named The Album, and Light Up…

Outfits Inspired by Strawberry Shortcake Characters

If you grew up in any decade from the 1980s to the 2000s, there’s a good chance you’ve collected, or at least heard of, Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Creator Muriel Fahrion initially designed the franchise’s titular character to appear on American Greetings cards, but toy industry mogul Bernie Loomis asked her to design a toy line…

For Your Eyes Only: Does personal style matter in quarantine?

I’ve always wondered whether I dress for myself or for others.  Getting dressed is a personal ritual, and yet the end result is meant for another’s gaze. Tiny nuances that typically escape notice are placed under a magnifying glass so as to avoid critique. The Gucci loafers with the golden horsebit accents can not, under…

We Stan Together! Black Lives and LGBTQ+ Lives!

All Black Lives Matter. This is the new hashtag we are seeing, and it is really sound. When someone is judged by who or how they love, it can be frustrating. When you’re incessantly judged by the color of your skin, it is infuriating. Being LGBT is not as readily visible, unless we choose to…