FASHION

thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011

while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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the moving image

November 22, 2011

first came photographs, then came film, and then along came a combination of still and moving images in a single picture!!! gjon mili was the first photographer to work with an electronic flash, capturing movement and action in a single photograph in a way no one had seen before. trained as an engineer at...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: JEN & EMILY of DULLDIAMOND

November 18, 2011

the dullDiamond and BIG THINGS are long lost sisters! they’re from the midwest, i’m from the midwest. i love color, they love color! they obsessively like to rearrange objects and take pictures of them…and I DO THE SAME!!! i kept running across their happy photos of brightly beaded bracelets and necklaces, posed with rocks...
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CLOTHING SWAP this SATURDAY!

November 18, 2011

why buy it new when you can get it for FREE + friends + fun?! join us and friends this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 at people’s gallery in the mission for yet another CLOTHING SWAP!!! we’ll have tea, cake, and piles and piles of clothes for you to dig through and trade. bring some duds...
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kaye kaye kaye!

November 7, 2011

nico and i stopped into triple base the other day to say hello to will and dina and check out the current show of sf-based artist, rachel kaye– a colorful, glittery explosion of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that were very “BIG THINGS!” in a style and palette reminiscent of german expressionist painters like kandinsky, kirchner, and...
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BIG THINGS in CHICAGO!

November 4, 2011

there are so many things i love about my hometown of chicago- the cubs, the pizza, the bean, the el. but this homecoming is a little bit different- i’m not only here to visit family and friends, i’m also bringing the BIG THINGS SHOP to the midwest for the first time ever!!! with my...
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ladies of the night

October 16, 2011

found a fantastic gem on netflix this weekend, fellini’s nights of cabiria. the 1957 film follows cabiria, a petite, snarky prostitute, on her adventures around rome with her hooker crew and abusive clientele. her searches for god, happiness, and most of all, true love, prove disappointing until she finally meets an eligible bachelor… starring...
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three nobel women

October 14, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS are due to  the three female activists who were awarded the prestigious nobel peace prize in oslo on friday! these women are part of a group of only 15 women who have ever been awarded the nobel peace prize, which was first given in 1901. the three shared the prize, “for...
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nina nina nina

October 10, 2011

NINA HAGEN IS SO FREAKING COOL!!!!!!!! images thanks to forthedishwasher, planet nina,
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miramira proves sf fashion has a pulse

October 3, 2011

coming back from new york, i was super stoked about getting dressed, the new season, new clothes, new outfits. so when i got the invite for the mira mira fall fashion show i was ready for that kick again- the buzz of excitement for FASHION!!! it’s so refreshing to see the new shops popping...
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