Personifying Our Pets: A Consumer Culture Creation

As someone who feels awkward around her dog when she is "naked", I can totally relate to this conversation about how we anthropomorphize our pets. The  Artificial Grass for Dogs in America (and the developed world) has changed significantly as consumer culture has evolved.  It used to be we domesticated animals with Natural Pet Care … Continue reading Personifying Our Pets: A Consumer Culture Creation

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From Low Culture To High Art: The Punk Rock Uniform

Featured in the Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times today is a journalistic tribute to context creating pop culture, inspired by the exhibit at the Metropolitain Museum of Art in New York that tells a high fashion tale of couture inspired by counterculture.   Here is the online version of today's worth-a-read journalism:  … Continue reading From Low Culture To High Art: The Punk Rock Uniform

The Irony of Hipster Media

It seems that the irony of irony-loving hipster culture is the media that caters to it: accepting a fate of perpetual self-deprecation and tongue-in-cheek consumption. Hipsters might not call themselves by name in public or amongst friends - and may even in some cases deny their hipster-ness.  But for the most part, they are a … Continue reading The Irony of Hipster Media

The Art of Appropriating the Ethos of an Era Through Fashion: Sociology of Style on How Everything Becomes New Again

As always, I would like to thank my friends at Sociology of Style (sociologyofstyle.com) for taking their sociocultural perspective to the streets with a point of view on how fashion ultimately becomes a signifier of our cultural conversation.   This article by Eve Kerrigan Roberts discussion how fashion always comes full circle from one era to … Continue reading The Art of Appropriating the Ethos of an Era Through Fashion: Sociology of Style on How Everything Becomes New Again

From on the Ground in The ATL: Sociology Of Style “Bustin’ a Sag”

  Do you ever wonder where some of the best of the worst style fads come from?  Good thing we have my friend Eve Kerrigan at the Sociology of style here to 'splain what's up.   Check out this style sociology lesson and more: The Low Down: When An Unlikely Fad Becomes Unshakable Fashion Etiquette Pull_Up_Your_Pants … Continue reading From on the Ground in The ATL: Sociology Of Style “Bustin’ a Sag”

How Culture Can Lead to Style Mistakes: More Sociology of Style

Sometimes our context leads us in the wrong direction.  Here's a great piece from my friends at the Sociology of Style.  For the full article (as featured below) and more from Sociology of Style, click here: http://sociologyofstyle.com/2013/01/13/a-look-at-some-contemporary-style-mistakes/ A Bad Idea, Expressed Poorly: A Look at Some Contemporary Style Mistakes   Fashion is like the id. … Continue reading How Culture Can Lead to Style Mistakes: More Sociology of Style

Fashion’s Call Of The Wild: A Sociology Of Style Perspective On Animal Totem Trends

Have you been noticing an abundance of animal prints on your nights out lately?  Perhaps you have seen a lot of feathers flying from people's ears or design motifs at Crate and Barrel with big black crows and big-eyed owls?  You are not alone, but indeed witnessing a style-trend that has been bringing the wild … Continue reading Fashion’s Call Of The Wild: A Sociology Of Style Perspective On Animal Totem Trends

Halloween Is For Sluts: Another Sociology Of Style Perspective

For the record: this ear my wife and I are going as Wayne and Garth. The dog, however, is wearing her sexy bitch costume. But here is an interesting commentary from my favorite new fashionista-pologist on the sexualization of Halloween: http://sociologyofstyle.com/2012/10/15/turning-tricks-or-a-liberating-treat-unmasking-the-hyper-sexualization-of-halloween/

Sociology of Style Redux: “Nerd Chic”

I call it Geek Chic and rock it in earnest (rather than as an ironic statement), but to "big ballers" and those who (apparently) have fashion sense, style rebellion now comes in the form of nerding-it-up. Here is yet another insightful commentary from Anna Akbari at the Sociology of Style: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a1fa30d0325c6e2f5b6bcfe98&id=32602b9e24&e=a8111e8518

The Sociology of Style: Are Women “Dressing For Success” Only To Encourage A Corporate Culture of Failure?

I have been spending a lot of time in the past year doing work in the apparel and retail space...studying the cultural context that influences how and why different types of consumers choose the clothing styles and brands that they use to cover themselves up everyday or to uncover their unique personal identities. Like when … Continue reading The Sociology of Style: Are Women “Dressing For Success” Only To Encourage A Corporate Culture of Failure?