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Style Ish: How To Look Punk

The DEFINITIVE guide is here, guys. Click to enlarge. There are simply way too many gems in this brilliant 1977 publication, so I’ll boil my reflection down to three thoughts: … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

In the Mood For… Feminist Punk Patches

If you’re gonna have an amazing punk jacket, you’re obvs gonna need amazing punk patches. While buying them at Hot Topic may be a viable option for 12-year-olds and sell-outs, … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Style Ish: Teddy Girls

Lately I’ve been inspired by England’s Teddy girls- badass teenage girls whose style reflected the post-industrial wasteland that was London in the ’50s. I consider them a precursor to the … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Arts Bombast: Punk in Museums?

If you know me (and internet-knowing me totally counts) then you know that two of my fav things in life are punk music and art museums. No, you know what, … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 9 Comments

In the Mood For… Post-Punk Pins

I’ve been feeling the buttons lately. My friend Krissie bought me some Twin Peaks pins recently, and I just went to an event at this legit Chicana/punk art gallery (Everlasting … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Style Ish: Modern Western

I’ve been thinking recently about how to bring my Southwestern obsession (and “roots”) to my Bay Area wardrobe. You know, without totally looking all “cowgirl.” Some mod-western ideas: [Prabal Gurung] … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka. [Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956] Like Ono and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Style Ish: Anita Lane

Anita Lane is my current style icon. Like all of Nick Cave’s dream women, she’s got the angsty sexpot thing down for sure. GOOD GOD, that messy hair: She also … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Style Ish: DIY jackets

There are few things in this life better than a tried-and-true, genuinely DIY punk jacket. Whether denim or leather, it defies the conventional style notions that “less is more” and … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: Never the Bride

Fashion punk rock icon and general disaster of a human being Courtney Love created a clothing line. It’s called Never the Bride, and I’m on the fence about the flapper-dresses-with-docs-and-rainbow-hair … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

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