MOMENT | Summer's End


Labor Day used to be the marker that ended summer. It was a period on a long glorious sentence. Then, somewhere along the line it became a semi-colon, a short pause before moving on, and now Labor Day seems more like a footnote. For many of you summer is already over because school is back in session, summer jobs concluded, vacation is a distant memory, and the Fourth of July parades seem like...
August 27, 2015 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Summer Road Trips

As part of an ongoing series on The Reed, we're creating travel guides for destinations all over the world. The first two to launch were a road trip from Boston to Mid-Coast Maine and an Escape to Santa Fe. The idea of the guides is to point out some of the most distinctive and unique spots that help define a place and let you get a real taste of something the destination has to offer, maybe...
May 10, 2015 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Esquire Magazine, April 1972.

When I found this image of Esquire's April 1972 issue, I thought, wow, she's clothed. I'm so unaccustomed to seeing a woman on the cover of a men's magazine with pants anda shirt on that I was taken aback. Instead of complain about the current state of magazine imagery (for both men's and women's magazines), I thought it'd be better just to point out how incredible this image of Laurie Bird is and...
March 05, 2015 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Adios 2014


Another year almost in the books! Now it's time to celebrate, contemplate, and take some time off. Thank you to all of you who take time to come by to this little corner of the internet on the regular. I am more grateful than I can say. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to 2015—it's going to be great. Really exciting stuff on the horizon, especially Reed! I'll be back here in January,...
December 21, 2014 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Adios 2014


Another year almost in the books! Now it's time to celebrate, contemplate, and take some time off. Thank you to all of you who take time to come by to this little corner of the internet on the regular. I am more grateful than I can say. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to 2015—it's going to be great. Really exciting stuff on the horizon, especially Reed! I'll be back here in January,...
December 18, 2014 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Gap's "Dress Normal" Campaign


The Gaphas recently released four videos directed by Academy Award-winning director David Fincher in conjunction with their "Dress Normal" campaign. I went on CNN on Tuesday morning (it's not online, thankfully!) to discuss the idea behind the campaign and the #normcore trend. Initially you might think there's nothing simpler than an idea of "dressing normal", but when filtered through blogs and...
September 11, 2014 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Labor Day


Flag images via East Surf Co.

Have a great long summer weekend, wear the hell outta dem white jeans.

WKND extras:

i-D ran a piece called The Tomboy Dilemma last week commenting on the imperfection of the word tomboy—which we've discussed here as well.

My top five tomboy icons from the Tomboy Style book featured on the Urban Outfitters blog.

Vogue.com has a fresh new website and Golly Magazinehas a...
August 28, 2014 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Snark is the New Black


Photo of Julia Louis-Dreyfus* from SNL by Alan Singer, 1983.

Is it me or has anyone else been feeling that the Internet has gotten even more negative than its usual cranky self? Here are a few recent observations: The ALS ice bucket challenge goes viral, raises millions and millions to fight a horrible disease, and yet Slate runs a pious storythat points out a lot of the participants are probably...
August 25, 2014 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Free The Nipple


When I was putting together the Tomboy Style book, about three years ago now, I remember having a few heated debates with my editor about the inclusion of nudity. She wanted it, I didn't. Her opinion was that it would make the book more artful, and mine was that it might prohibit younger people from buying the book. It's not that I disagreed with her point, it's just that my whole objective was to...
August 06, 2014 by Lizzie
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MOMENT | Feminism in 2014


This is mostly a style blog, but this weekend I was lured in by a click bait post called 14 Women Who Don't Need Feminism and I felt the need to comment here. It made me aware of a Facebook page with 3000+ likes called Women Against Feminism. One thing is clear: there's real disagreement on the connotation and definition of the word feminism. It reminded me of watching the Makers documentarylast...
July 13, 2014 by Lizzie
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