1. 99percentinvisible:

    Milliner Gabriela Ligenza, who originally trained as an architect and interior designer, has launched a collection of 3D printed hats to coincide with British horse racing event Royal Ascot.

     


  2. femmedisturbance:

    Support the Abundant Bodies track  intersectional media based Fat activism is SO IMPORTANT!  Please reblog and help spread the word!

     

     

  3. ozwald boateng
    laurenceairline
    funfere koroye
    Dent de Man
    Jamie Q wearing Dent de Man
    Afrikan Boy by Hassan Hajjaj
    Fernando Cabral
    Dent de Man
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    Dent de Man

    dynamicafrica:

    TODAY’S STYLE INSPIRATION: Men in print suits.

    So I might be just a little bit obsessed. Whilst we all know everyone loves a man in a suit, there’s nothing quite like up-ing the ante a little and getting excited by a man in a suit with fabulous daring prints!

     

  4. 18mr:

    A firefighter stands in the burnt wreckage of the Aswad Composite Mills factory in October 2013. Gap Inc. continues to choose to ignore the families, survivors, and workers affected by their lack of accountability.

    Yesterday, we launched Gap Does More, mocking Gap Inc. for their exploitative labor practices. They were amazingly quick to issue a response, even though it’s been over 7 months since the Aswad Composite Mills fire that claimed 7 lives.

    Why does the Gap’s “ethical brand” matter more than actual ethics? Ask Gap to do more for those who risk the most.

     

  5. purloinedinpetrograd:

    A Harvard Woman Figured Out How To 3D Print Makeup From Any Home Computer, And The Demo Is Mindblowing

    Grace Choi was at Harvard Business School when she decided to disrupt the beauty industry. She did a little research and realized that beauty brands create and then majorly mark up their products by mixing lots of colors.

    […]

    Choi created her own mini home 3D printer, Mink, that will retail for $300 and allow anyone to print makeup by ripping the color code off color photos on the internet. It hooks up to a computer, just like a normal printer. [x]

    this is it folks. the future is here, and apparently it is going to look goddamn beautiful.

    (via judygrimes)

     

  6. reimaginefat:

    thesweetestspit:

    Bessie
    from the series The Elders by Sarah Wilson

    Over the last few years, Bessie has been taking writing classes.  Writing poetry has helped her explore the depths of her personal history, and at age 69 Bessie feels she’s become a stronger woman than she ever knew she could be.

    Amazing style.  Also, I am damn proud to share a nickname with this woman.

    (via disabilityfashionproject)

     

  7. viewingthequeerbody:

    name: Amber

    pronoun: she/an earthquake

    age: 22

    how do your fashion/aesthetic choices shape the way you interact with your queer identity? what about your gender identity?   

    I will often make very different fashion choices baed on my state of mind and how I want to present myself on a day to day basis. The first outfit I’m wearing represents me when I want to appear more closed off and unseen. It feels like a kind of armor in a way.

    The second outfit is much more open and usually what I feel best wearing but also it makes me feel much more exposed.

    what about words that resonate with the way you feel about how you dress yourself or present in the world? what about words that resonate with your gender identity? is there overlap?     

    A large black slab of marble inexplicably found in a forest clearing 

    Obsidian

    Oak

    Trees struck by lightning

    Tidepools

    A handful of dried roses

    Vestigial monikers

    what’s the one item of clothing in your wardrobe that you couldn’t go without?  

    tattered black t shirt

    do you notice people reacting differently when you dress different ways? what does that look like? how do you keep yourself safe while continuing to represent your fabulous true self?    

    I don’t often get harassed but maybe that’s because I actively block out most of the world by always having headphones on listening to music or just scowling really intensely. I do notice that a lot more people will stare at me when I’m wearing a dress or skirt but I usually just stare back until they look away//fuck off

    how do you feel about butch/femme masc/femme dichotomies within queer cultures? Are they helpful? harmful? both?    

    I think that having pre established identities like femme/butch/whatever can be useful as things to hold on to when feeling lost and unable to figure out your identity. The problem with them lies in those identities being treated as deterministic finalities. They are seen as definitions of self that determine how you should think about what you wear and the things you do. Like, if you identify as ‘femme’ and fix a motorcycle, people will call that ‘hard femme’ or if you’re butch and you pick flowers that becomes ‘soft butch’. I think that holding on to these identities and holding people to these categories can be just as harmful as defined genders.

    tell me a little about the outfit(s) you chose to be photographed in!     

    The first outfit is more how I dress on a daily basis. I got the highland shirt from my friend Max and it has a great, kinda goofy motocross goth vibe to it. The t shirt I wore over it is probably my favorite piece of clothing for completely inexplicable reasons. I wear it almost every day. 

    The second one is what I wear when I feel like dressing up a bit more. The dress was a gift from my friend Leila (it was actually part of a trade that involved a bunch of clothes and pokemon cards) and I’ve had those boots for over 2 years.

    anything else you want to add? 

    <3 <3 <3

    (via jeffachen)

     

  8. fishingboatproceeds:

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed. As detailed in this story, some progress has been made in improving conditions for Bangladeshi factory workers, but there is still a long way to go, particularly as large American retailers like Target and Wal-Mart haven’t signed on to the international inspection agreement. (They say they’re doing their own inspections.)

    The victims’ fund also remains critically underfunded as many brands that bought clothes from the factory—including JC Penney and Benetton—have failed to make contributions.

     

  9. earthmellow:

    So people think the Heel-less shoe is a new thing? That Lady Gaga was the first to bring them to life?

    really? THINK AGAIN~!

    Lemme Tell you about Celia Cruz (A Cuban salsa Singer/Dancer from the 1950s) and her breathtaking "one of a kind" Shoes.

    Celia Cruz was one of the most popular salsa dancers/singers in her time she earned twenty three gold albums and was known as the “Salsa Queen” and “The Queen of Latin Music” as well as "La Guarachera de Cuba".

    Her career started in 1950 and ended in 2002, she died of brain cancer in 2003.

    for one, these shoes, unlike the heel-less today doesn’t have major bulk in the front to keep the weight their, this woman was walking and dancing on her toes and not falling on her bum like most girls do today (mind she probably did, but practice makes perfect).

    in their Time These shoes seemed as through she was walking on air, floating off the ground where only her toes were able to touch the ground, as if they were the only thing holding her down instead of floating away.

    people were mesmarized by these, both past and present.

    and in Frances Negrón-Muntaner’s Chapter 4 section in “From Banana to Buttocks” called “Celia’s Shoes” brings wonder to it all really. The whole chapter of the book is about her shoes and how influencing she was and they were in the United States and Latina media culture. really this man’s words are so passionate about the shoes it’s amazing.

    seriously this woman was pretty cool, and her shoes were one of a kind in that era.

    not to mention those shoes are now at the Smithsonian

    (via sartorialorientation)

     


  10. tierracita:

    Click here to support Help Three QTPOC Fatties get to the AMC! by Cory Briana

    Dear community of friends, family, and supporters.

    We are three queer fatties of color and this will be our first time attending the Allied Media Conference. We really need your support getting…

    (via struggleisacircle)

     

  11. fashizblackdiary:

    Celebration of natural hair.

    Photos by Aurélie Flamand and Hairstyle by Sephora Joannes.

    (via dynamicafrica)

     

  12. disabilityfashionproject:

    I was recently contacted by Clara and Taynah, two masters students who are writing their thesis on fashion and physical disability. They asked me if I could pass their contact details and information on their project along to anyone who may be interested in taking part. 

    If you are interested please contact Clara and Taynah on the email address below.

    Text in image reads:

    Invitation to research project

    We would like to invite you to take part in our research project. We are two students enrolled in the fashion management masters programme at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden. We- Clara Herrmann and Taynah Oliviera- are currently working on our thesis.

    Our thesis will research how fashion is perceived by people with physical disabilities, how it can help them showing who they are or where they have difficulties to fulfil their needs and wishes. If you feel like this topic addresses you personally, you are exactly what we are looking for! We would be very happy if you contact us and we can exchange our thoughts in an interview!

    We appreciate your help and time!

    Best regards,

    Clara and Taynah

    clara.and.taynah@gmail.com 

     


  13. international-twoc-gathering:

    WE ARE SO CLOSE! Only 16 hours left and $1500 to our goal! Please donate and help spread the word!!!!

     


  14. international-twoc-gathering:

    And check out our new fundraising video! 

    There are still plenty of amazing perks, art, jewelry, zines and the TWOC legacies T-shirt! Help us hit our goal!

     

  15. theblackamericanprincess:

    spacemuffinz:

    instructables:

    Fiber Optic Dress by Natalina

    JELLYFISH DRESS ME NEED

    I need someone to make this for me. I won’t pay you but I’ll love you forever.

    (via kansasvegan)