Tag Archives: Fashion

The Feministing Five: Norma Kamali

TweetNorma Kamali is trying to do something radical: stop the objectification of women. And considering the industry she works in, it’s pretty remarkable. Norma Kamali has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. Known for her transformative designs such as her sleeping bag coat, parachute collection and swimwear line, she’s now pioneering a [...]
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Snapped at CLPP: Fashion at the 2012 conference

TweetAs you all know, Eesha and I were blogging from this year’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program Conference, “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice” at Hampshire College. So far, we’ve covered lots of Important Issues like colonization and colonialism. Follow the CLPP2012 tag to view all our posts. But while I was struck by the high-quality [...]
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Love for the nation’s only plus-size vintage clothing store: Fat Fancy

Tweet I had the serious pleasure of visiting Portland Oregon for the first time earlier this fall. There are many fun things to report about that city, but my favorite by far was a little store tucked away in downtown Portland called Fat Fancy. I had heard about the store from friends and quickly ventured [...]
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American Apparel expands collection, runs contest for plus sized models

Tweet American Apparel, jilted lover of the hipster fashion elite, recently announced that it’s expanding its collection to include plus sizes, and is holding a contest for new plus sized models. The company’s history of bullshit is well-documented. They’ve faced criticism from feminists and non-feminists alike for their sexist ad campaigns, accusations of sexual harassment [...]
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NYT Mag features women rocking natural hair and evening gowns

Tweet The notion that natural hair is somehow “wild,” “messy” or “uncivilized” is as longstanding as it is wrong-headed. When I decided to go natural in college, many people of all different races began to perceive me in different and sometimes messed up ways. I got a lot of questionable comments about looking more “radical” [...]
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