My general attitude toward beauty can be summed up as: “If you’re not fucking around with something, what the fuck are you doing?” This can mean getting an ambitious and unflattering haircut, dyeing your hair blue or pink or grass green, or, as I did […]
Fashion week has come and gone, and with it, my best excuse for antisocial behavior. Here’s what I have to show for myself! Fall runway beauty was all about looking more badass than you are. The week’s most unwearable decisive makeup, in the artists’ own words. […]
“How many of you that are reading this page have started, at some time or other, a systematic course in walking, dumb-bells, Indian clubs, or some other form of exercise? Most of you, I am sure. But how many of you have kept it up? […]
Every fashion week, I find myself writing about the newbie models making an impression on the industry in their first runway season. Last September, Peyton Knight, a calm, well-spoken 17-year-old from St. Louis, was one of them. I met up with her and her agent during […]
Chantal and I have an unhinged little series called “Shop It Out!”, in which we attempt to answer big life questions with shopping. This week: how do you cope with the happy discovery that Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson are dating, despite an incredible age difference (32 years) and the […]
You’d think it would be easy, as a womenswear writer, to shift gears and cover menswear once in a while. You’d think that. You’d be wrong. There’s a certain genre of men’s fashion writing on the Internet that is insular, obsessive and hilarious — approachable enough to stoke your interest […]
‘Tis the season for gift guides and holiday shopping stories. Because nothing is ever as good as it looks in the magazines, I hit up friends, colleagues, and the dark recesses of my own mind for tales of the shittiest presents we’ve ever given our loved ones.
This is a real interview I did.
Tis the season (or month: November) for Sadie Hawkins dances, those annual college and high school events that stipulate that the girls ask the guys to be their dates. I did some digging for Broadly to map its history — and uncertain future, because, y’know, rampant […]
In late October, I went to Moscow to report on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, a fairly new addition to a world’s worth of international fashion weeks. In some ways, it felt totally familiar to New York Fashion Week — the event space possessed the same club-meets-car-show-meets-industry-conference vibe that the shows […]
Meeting the dressers that get models changed in 15 seconds or less — and all the other things I wrote during New York Fashion Week
Live from New York, it’s Fashion Week! I mostly do backstage reporting, which I consider to be way more fun than sitting front-of-house for the actual shows. Here’s what I wrote this time around on how the fashion sausage gets made. 1. The designer Misha Nonoo […]
I wrote a history of homecoming for Broadly, Vice’s excellent new female-focused channel. Since I went to a dinky high school for artsy nerds (proto-hipsters) that didn’t have a football team or hold a homecoming dance, I don’t doubt that I learned more in researching this piece than […]
As far as modeling agencies go, IMG is a big damn deal. I interviewed Jeni Rose and David Cunningham, IMG’s head scouts, about how they got into the business of stopping young people on the street to ask if they want to model and how their methods have changed over the […]