Austin Scarlett’s Project Runway Collection Was Inspired by Hasidic Fashion

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Although I didn't agree with all the choices on the recent season of Project Runway: All-Stars (Jerell overstaying the hell out of his welcome, Angela Lindvall being a robot), I have loved Austin Scarlett ever since his season and was thrilled when he made it to the finale. His collection was inspired by "a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend," which makes no sense to anyone who isn't Austin but was certainly more interesting than just … [Read more...]

MIA’s New Video Features Religious-Inspired Costumes

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This morning, after watching the new Madonna video that features MIA, I decided to watch MIA's new video for "Bad Girls." Full disclosure: I am a pretty big MIA fan, and I like the way that she manages to meld pop music and political statements without going too far into cloying/preachy territory. But, that said, I did have a few eyebrow-raising moments during "Bad Girls," which is set in the Middle East.At the beginning of the video, MIA is wearing an Arab-style head and face scarf, … [Read more...]


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