Male students protest longer hemlines, circa 1947


Male students protest against longer hemlines at Michigan State University, circa 1947. When a friend of mine posted this photo on my Facebook wall some time ago, I immediately thought this was one of the most interesting moments in fashion history I've heard of. 1947 was the year Christian Dior introduced the "New Look" in ... Read more

On Chanel and brand success


Just as everyone wants to be French or British at some point in their lives, every fashionista is fascinated by Chanel. The tweed jacket, the Chanel 2.55, the cap-toe pumps, Chanel no. 5.  So many Tumblr photos reblogged thousands of times, so many Christmas presents, so many unfulfilled wish lists. The only explanation I have ... Read more

Miss Eva Ana

Miss Eva Ana

Meet Miss Eva Ana, my fellow blogger and the most exciting style icon I know right now. Ljubljana, my hometown, witnesses severe abuse of the term "style icon" on a daily basis. It gets attributed to every young lady toting "it" items and/or very basic outfits that one or another self-proclaimed "fashion critic" (i.e. sycophant) ... Read more

On men's fashion


In fashion, my primary interest is womenswear. I am admittedly still quite uninitiated in menswear, not because I'd think men's fashion is boring, it's just that womenswear is so rich and complex it consumes all my time and attention (there's still so much I want to learn about its history, it's an ongoing task that ... Read more

Mary Katrantzou and Emilio Pucci: Princess and prince of prints

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2011

I've been wanting to write about Mary Katrantzou's Spring/Summer 2011 collection for a while and when I was reading about her work online, I came across her nickname: the princess of prints. I cracked up upon the discovery that fashion recycles not only trends but also nicknames, as designer Emilio Pucci was nicknamed the prince ... Read more