Chromat Breaks the “Regular” Model Mold at 2017 Fashion Week

The runway models at Chromat’s Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway show looked decidedly normal. Normal, as in “like most women,” not as in “normal six-foot-tall, size 2 Amazon goddess.” The show included tall people, short people, thin people, curvy people, a woman wearing a prosthesis, and even trans model Carmen Carrera, who opened […]

2017 Fashion Is A 1980s Revival

Brace yourselves, everyone! Tiger stripes, acid wash, neon colors, big shoulders and bedazzled everything are coming back into fashion again! For those of us who have some nostalgia for the 1980s—the decade of John Waters movies, Jane Fonda workouts, and, for some of us, punk rock and its cousins—this trend brings some good news. For […]

A Brief History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ah, ‘tis the season: Lights on trees, snow on the ground, the smell of pine and balsam in the air, the sounds of jingling bells, and holiday mayhem at all the stores. But there’s one phenomenon that uniquely captures the winter holiday style, and that is the ugly Christmas sweater. When did this phenomenon start, […]

The Importance of Dreadlock Maintenance

Dreadlocks have long been associated with Rastafarians. Later, the look was co-opted by white hippies and members of the grunge movement who thought it looked cool. Just because they are loosely associated with grunge and hippies doesn’t mean that they are low-maintenance and don’t require effort and care. To maintain your dreads and take care […]

Choker Necklaces: Loved by All Throughout History

If you were young in the 1990s, you know exactly what I mean when I talk about a choker necklace. I don’t have to tell you. For the rest of us, it’s a necklace that’s extraordinarily close fitting around the neck. While its most popular decade was definitely the ‘90s, the style has been around […]

Easy Ways to Spice up an Outfit

Shopping for clothes gets expensive. A lot of people can’t afford a large wardrobe. Instead, a great strategy is to stick to some high-quality basics, and add some pizazz with accessories and other tricks. Follow these quick and easy suggestions that come at a much lower price than complete outfits. One of the easiest things […]