In the fashion world, understanding the zeitgeist is a way of orienting oneself within a temporal framework. And it’s in this way that style is woven so memorably through Didion’s writing. What someone is wearing betrays not just the aesthetic of a certain moment but the emotional weight that Didion assigns to it.
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To many Americans, fashion is a frivolous distraction. To many women in Namibia, it’s an expression of identity hammered out of years of tradition, culture, colonialism, and genocide.
Catherine E. McKinley writes about it in fascinating detail for the Virginia Quarterly Review, with incredible photos by Thabiso Sekgala to match....more
Like a lot of men these days, the line between what I wear to go to work, to work out, and to sleep has gotten dangerously thin....more
Some eBay sellers bare their souls, like a woman who went on a shopping spree when her marriage was on the rocks. “The husband was just starting to roam, things were going south very quickly, so now I had 6 pairs of leather jeans,” she wrote.