Nina Slesinger shares her favorite film-inspired winter costume” vibes. These movies don’t necessarily show winter in its best light, but they do show its range of emotion, beauty, and, of course, clothes. There’s no better respite from a blustery, frozen afternoon than in a dark cozy theater, or to acknowledge the 4:00pm sundown with a couch-bound marathon.

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Fast Cars, Slow Fashion

September 16, 2022 — Articles

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Four years ago, I bought a pair of cream cotton pants, that nowadays, never see beyond my bottom dresser drawer. Two years ago, my brother got down on one knee for his high school sweetheart, at her favorite dog park. A few weeks ago, I was rummaging through old boxes of winter vegetables and found a shriveled sweet potato, harvested last September, perfect to carve into a stamp. This is a rough timeline as to how I ended up at the Indianapolis 500, intensely hungover, wearing a pair of shorts I made with a rotten potato and a fanny pack embellished with glittery, gold letters, SHOT QUEEN.”

TMI: Transformation Tank

July 19, 2021 — Articles

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How one simple linen top spurred a complete overhaul in my personal style and attitude.

The Ultimate Power Suit

June 9, 2021 — Articles

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Writer Sarah Zimmerman gives pause to a checkout cart that is filled with a little more crushed velvet than she was ready for.

The Last G‑String

May 12, 2021 — Articles

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Writer Anna Tennis recounts her lonely g‑strings last day and why saying goodbye is not as easy as we think.

Swap It, Mend It, Make It Work: Anti-Capitalist Practices in Plus-Size Fashion.

May 4, 2021 — Articles

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A look at the practices of plus size women patterning, sewing, swapping, altering, and thrifting. These methods have long been part of creating style in the face of fashion industry discrimination, social stigma, as well as the income gap between plus and straight size women. Written by body positive author and podcast host Virgie Tovar.

In Defense of Playing Dress-Up

May 28, 2020 — Articles

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Writer and community member Rosalie Uggla shares from her home during the Minnesota stay-at-home order. In her essay below, she explains how isolation can lend an opportunity for playfulness, restoration, and connection instead of self-inflicted productivity.