The Essential Sustainable Fashion Guide — Part 3: A Story of Fabric

The clothing industry is bad for the planet and the people on it in its current iteration. In the first two installments of this series, I explore the supply chain of fast fashion and why we’re so drawn to it. The methods of harvesting fiber and processing it to create the final textiles that make […]

I Was Skeptical, but Thinx Underwear Works

Even though 51% of the world’s population menstruates, it’s a taboo that some don’t even fully understand. Meanwhile, feminine hygiene products are taxed as if they were luxury goods and the industry creates literal tons of waste each year. The culture facilitates the continuation of these problems, and women around the world are unnecessarily spending […]

Fashion as a Facet of Strategic Communication Theory

  Fashion isn’t just clothing anymore; with each season come new designs that challenge social norms, political ideology, and the extent that one can express a persona through woven fabric. Old guard critics contest that fashion should be recognized as art and collectors defend traditional definitions against a new  wave of openness and appreciation for design […]

Natural Miracle Cream: Lyes and Lathers’ & Helichrysum Calming Butter

I just wrote a review for this brand’s toner spray, but this product demands an immediate review because it’s sublime. At first glance, this is just a body butter, but it has very potent healing capabilities. When I bought this, the owner advised me that it is meant to be a soothing skin salve to […]

Lyes and Lathers’ Willow Bark Tea Tree Oil Toning Spray

I love getting to review Lyes and Lathers’ products, because they’re effective and made in small batches locally (to me). While it’s fun to write about other brands, I’m hardly the only blogger writing about Glossier; being able to feature brands you might not have heard about otherwise is a privilege. This toner spray is perfect […]

From Crafter to Artist and Entrepreneur: An Interview with The Odd Portrait

The show fashion and locavore movements have made it more viable for independent artists and artisans to attempt to make a living selling their work, but starting a business in the crowded retail world is an arduous task for anyone. To get a better idea of the trials of an artisan-cum-entrepreneur, I asked Ariana, owner […]

Glossier Phase 2: Basics That are Anything But

I was drawn to Glossier’s skincare focused ethos and fresh faced looks exemplified by their limited line of products of paired-down essentials that are basic-proof. This company is simplifying makeup with cruelty-free products that  multitask and put integrity before appearance.  The brand is very similar to  Milk Makeup, also an online publication-cum-makeup brand which offers up editorial, simplified products. […]

Milk Makeup’s Sunshine Oil Tint Changed my Entire Stance on Foundation

For years, I’ve been advising peers, friends, and readers that foundations are unnecessary at best or counterproductive at worst. Clogging pores and  irritating skin for the sake of covering up, I felt the best course of action was to categorically avoid these sorts of products to focus on skincare — taking care of the largest organ in […]