Archive | 03/19/2010

Stuff We Miss Showdown: Vote for Your Favorite Girl Band

One-third of my childhood was spent pretending to be a member of one of these mind-blowing girl bands. Totally inappropriate for a 12-year-old? Probably.  Totally awesome? Absolutely! From the empowering girl power exuded by En Vogue to the sultry …

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Outfit of the Week: A Little Bit Country & A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll

“You play ball like a girl!” That was the ultimate insult in The Sandlot. But what’s wrong with being a girl? Nothing! As a matter of fact, it’s pretty awesome. So what better way to celebrate our femininity than …

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Obsolete Fashion: Could You Stomach It?

Madame de Pompadour

Portrait of Madame de Pompadour: Illinois State University, Illustration: Swillvill’s 18th Century

A stomacher was a triangular or U- shaped piece of fabric worn by women from about 1570 to 1770. In addition to connecting the two sides of …

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