Meet Aily Kei, an actor living in Los Angeles (born in Tokyo) who has a thing for Japanese comedy shows and sci-fi (which might be the best combination of hobbies we’ve ever heard).

In a world where everything seems to constantly be vying for attention, it is rare to give pause to something that feels truly refreshing, even exciting. Cue artist and ceramicist Isaac Diaz of Uoqaus (a name loosely based on the Finnish word for sigh) and the way he is reimagining the expectations for the modern creative by paying homage to the past. Fresh out of university, Diaz talks to us about his exploration of ceramics, personal roots, and his future vision for the timeless works he creates.

Eric Swanson AKA @slag.heap is currently an architecture student in Los Angeles. Eric is a big thrifter with a keen eye for unusual finds. You can find a lot of his found treasures over on @noihsaf.home

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.

Knitwear designer Valencia Shanelle turned the NYC Covid lockdown into an opportunity to cultivate her craft. Since 2015 she has been refining her knitting skills and this winter her colorful take on the classic 1940s balaclava caught our eye. She talked with our New York team member, Meredith MacNicholas, a bit about her process, the culture of knitting, and what she has coming out this summer.

Traveling is important to me, near or far really — it’s about new places to feel. My dog’s name is Beau and he is the sweetest thing I’ve ever known. My zodiac sign is Cancer. I think I’m probably on my 300-somethingth lifetime, maybe more honestly. It’s been a decent one so far. I pray a lot.

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.

Sara Emami is an Iranian-Dutch 36 year old living in Amsterdam. This UX designer is known for her colorful mood boards and visual storytelling. Have a hard time incorporating colors into your wardrobe? Just take a look at Sara’s Instagram and you’ll be instantly inspired!

How This Small Sustainable Brand Extended Their Size Run & Grew Their Business.

May 18, 2021 — Interviews

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Lili and Alex are the pizza-loving friends behind sustainable fashion brand Nettle Studios in San Francisco, California. They recently extended their size run to 4X and their sales grew by a jaw-dropping 300%. In this interview with plus-size fashion enthusiast, Virgie Tovar, they go deep into what the process has been like and how the transition landed them on Vogue​.com this year.

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.

Meet Kianosh Michelle Moezam! A Brooklyn based creative who is big on tailoring, discovering new colorways, and might have the largest Baggu collection ever. She may also have just come up with the most brilliant perfume commercial ever.

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.