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Pride in Pop

by Nick Sheppard Pop music has long been a space for LGBTQ artists to play with their identities. Some opted to hide their true selves in fear of commercial backlash (Liberace, Freddie Mercury); others drowned the stage in it like the incomparable David Bowie. Today, riding on the rainbow wave of support from people like […]

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Happy Birthday Alexander McQueen!

by Paddy Ghaemi On this day in 1969, a fashion innovator was born in east London. Alexander McQueen was the leading light of creativity in British fashion. At the age of only sixteen, Alexander McQueen dropped out of school and decided to pursue a career in fashion. He trained on Savile Row at Gieves & […]

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Euphoria Fest 2017: Festival Fashion Recap

This past weekend was Euphoria Music Festival in our very own city of Austin. Spark got a chance to attend the festival and capture some of the best in festival wear. Not only was the music amazing, but so was the diversity in looks that were present at the festival. Below are some of our […]

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Tomboys and Gender Ploys

  Within a glance, anyone can distinguish the children’s sections of a department store. The distinction arises from a number of details–perhaps the abundance of pink and sparkly appliques signals to the girls’ section, maybe an array of cargo shorts and blue plaid button-downs in the other suggests that of the boys’. Racks of clothes […]

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Cap-Soul Wardrobe

Taking the blogosphere by storm, minimalism and the trendy capsule wardrobes rose like as a shining beacon of sanity for people frustrated with the rampant consumerism of a fast fashion world. It is no surprise that this concept of scarcity resonated with a large audience. Nor is it surprising that the meticulously curated collections touted […]

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The Art of Power Dressing

In the eighties, power dressing for women was a kind of imitation of the male uniform, composed of large padded sleeves to mimic broad shoulders and conservative skirts. As women gain increasing amounts of power in business and politics all over the world, the power suit has, thankfully, shed the linebacker shoulder pads and evolved. […]

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