The Infantilisation of Fashion: Style in the 2020s

Vanity Fair’s iconic 2003 cover, featuring many of the fallen teen stars now back in voguetwitter / caitieekk

Never say never. 20 years ago, we buried in our memories Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s denim corset dress and suit from the 2001 American Music Awards. And here we are today, shamelessly adorning corset tops (thanks Bridgerton), and recreating monochromatic denim looks.

You should understand by now, the 2000s are back. History has a tendency to repeat itself, and even though we swore to ourselves that dresses over jeans, pointed heels, and low waisted trousers would never make their comeback,

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New Shop On the Block: Leo Footwear

Hey, St. Paul—there’s a new shoe shop in town. Leo Footwear, cofounded by business owners and close friends Jill Erickson (of Spoils of Wear) and Kristie Case (Teeny Bee Boutique and Peregrine Kidswear) opens Friday in the Selby and Snelling neighborhood.

“We would go to market together pre-COVID, and we’d look at shoes together. But there’s not a huge place for most shoes in our stores,” Erickson says. “We were thinking, gosh, we wish there was somewhere in our neighborhood to buy shoes.”

In January, a space just down the block from both of their stores opened

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Natalya Amres Talks Upcycling in adidas’ New RYV Drip

Is it any wonder that adidas looked to Natalya Amres to rep their latest Reveal Your Voice campaign? With her company RemixedbyTal, the Torontonian has been taking the next frontier of fashion into her bare hands, prying intricately structured outfits and accessories from the grips of the most unpliable materials like some kind of alchemist.

Natalya is more of an inventor than she is a fashion designer. Don’t get us wrong—she is a fashion designer, and her fabrication and approach to garment construction takes her into a design practice that demands incredible precision and leaves little room for error.

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Best Birthday Gift Ideas for Men: Cool Gifts for Him

Searching for birthday gift ideas for men? Shopping for a man in your life—whether it’s your husband, father, son, brother, or even yourself—can sometimes feel impossible. Finding unique gift ideas that stand out and pique a man’s interest can take creativity, resourcefulness, and maybe just a little guile. And it starts with a reassessment of what appeals to men. 

There was a time when certain things were considered the “best gifts for men,” standbys that fit gender norms and played into supposedly “manly” interests and attitudes. Back in those neolithic days, marketers would have us believe that a man’s perfect

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Three celeb-inspired ways to style your bucket hat this summer

Yes, it’s true — bucket hats, which were the rage in the 80s, are back on the fashion map. And why not, they can take your look from zero to 10 in no time. So it is not surprising that many celebrities have been spotted wearing the fuss-free accessory of late.

So are you all set to add it to your summer wardrobe? If yes, then check out some chic cues to style them.

Heading out for a quick bite with friends? A simple skater dress with a bucket hat is an ideal outfit option. We suggest you ditch earrings

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Ralph Lauren Spring 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection

If you closed your eyes you could almost convince yourself that you were back at “Ralph’s Club” circa September 2019 when Janelle Monae performed for the likes of Cate Blanchett and Henry Golding at Ralph Lauren’s last Before Times show. Monae was the entertainment at the designer’s see-now, buy-now presentation again tonight—she sang Frank Sinatra’s “All or Nothing at All” and her own songs “Peachtree Blues” “Dorothy Dandridge Eyes,” and “Tightrope”—only now, of course, we were watching and listening via our laptop screens.

After a year of COVID lockdowns, this collection is more informal than the black tie togs that

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