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Swaggy

Hello, everybody! Just wanted to let you know that I have written a guest post over at Oddness/Weirdness called “Swag Check, Mic Check”, where I talk about the importance of styling in the music business. In particular, I talk about k-pop styling, but you don’t have to know anything about it to enjoy the article. So pretty, pretty please – show some love over there to my friend, Erika, who runs the blog, and let me know what you think!! Thanks!

Here’s an excerpt:

“I’ve heard lots of stories about how people got into k-pop: learning about Korean music through Gangnam Style, flipping through the international TV channels at 4am, even ::cough:: someone forwarding a video of Taeyang humping the stage in all white.::cough::

Full disclosure: that last one is definitely what happened to me, but it’s not why I jumped feet first into the fandom and stayed. Actually, it was the styling that got me.”

Oddness/Weirdness

Blog’s updated!

I tweaked my blog a little! Honestly, things like this are slow going for me because I know nothing about Photoshop, HTML, or CSS… unfortunately. If you have any tips, tutorials, or suggestions, please let me know!
(That being said, a big, big, big thanks to Door Sixteen for posting the “Go ahead, make a circle” tutorial that I used to make my new About Me link.)

Fashion Week Posts

I always do Fashion Week posts and I’ll still do them this time, but I am so busy with school and my thesis that I don’t feel that I have time to write.

For the time being, it’ll just be collages, but what I think I will do is go back and write blurbs for some of them when I have a little more time. Hope you’re all enjoying Fashion Week(s)!

Exciting news!! (Part 2)

Jordana asked me to write a guest post on Barbie’s fashion from her inception to now! Here’s a little excerpt:

Guest Post: Barbie’s [Fashion] [R]Evolution

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Malibu Barbie, 1971

You may have noticed that as time goes by, Barbie wears more revealing clothing – but I believe that’s (partly) a reflection of the times.  When was the last time you saw a teenage girl wearing a full length skirt?  Or even one that covers her knees?  Mattel has clothing designers for Barbie, and they do trend research like any other clothing company does; it’s not surprising that, in a time of miniskirts and shirts passing for dresses, Barbie shows a lot of leg.  That being said, there’s no real reason for Barbie to be nearly naked.  Mattel may have some ‘splaining to do for the skimpier outfits they sell.

But while regular Barbies have a few bad run-ins with overly shimmery fabric and a tad too much denim, collectible Barbies are dressed very differently.  These are the dolls that Mattel claims to market toward adult collectors, and are usually the ones that garner the most negative attention from those who claim that Barbie dresses like a hoochie (see this article by an angry mom).

Head over to Jordana Wants to Know to read the rest of my blog post!

Some interesting news

An interesting and fun opportunity came up for me this week – I’m doing a guest post! It’ll be on a friend’s blog very shortly. I’ll keep you updated, of course.

P.S.: Go USA! (for today’s soccer game)