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Lunchtime Poll: Childhood Style Icons

When I was eight years old, I wanted to be Jem.

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Polyvore Outfits for Icons: Jackie, Frida, Josephine, & Patti

You would think that trying to create Polyvore homages to four widely recognized fashion icons would be simple, but I found the difficulty of pinning down and adequately expressing each woman’s style increased in direct proportion to how plainly they dressed. For example, Josephine Baker’s flapper-ware was a snap to pull together. Patti Smith’s proto-punk […]

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Holiday Polyvore Outfits: Mercedes, Gloria, and Annie

Season’s Greetings! I just spent an unspeakable number of hours drooling over Polyvore, which I’ve decided is the adult, digital equivalent of dressing up American Girl dolls. There is no other explanation for how entrancing it is. Because I’m weird, I created holiday party outfit sets for three of my favorite television characters. I took […]

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Unexpected Style Icons: Hillary and Anna

If you knew me in middle school and wondered who my style icon was, you’d probably have guessed farmer (by-product of being homeschooled: you wear a lot of plaid and overalls). When I didn’t look like I just got back from hauling bales of hay, I often sported a long-sleeved, plain black shirt with a […]