Evolution of Taylor Swift

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN by Altea In Taylor Swift’s 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, she stated that “female artists have reinvented themselves 20 times more than the male artists. They have to or else you’re out of a job. Constantly having to reinvent, constantly finding new facets of yourself that people find toContinue reading “Evolution of Taylor Swift”

Forever 21 x Barbie: A Review

via Forever 21 by Stella In 1959, when the first Barbie doll came out, she was created to imitate the fashion of the period. Nowadays Barbie represents her own type of fashion. The doll and wider company represent a feminine dream, with all different silhouettes in every shade of pink. In my mind I pictureContinue reading “Forever 21 x Barbie: A Review”

Most Iconic of Y2K

by Altea It’s oddly fitting, in some twisted way, that the early 2000s received their iconic nickname based off of the nearly disastrous event that kick-started them. Even now, 22 years later, long after the threat of global electronic collapse has elapsed, we still use Y2K to refer to the early 2000s period. And weContinue reading “Most Iconic of Y2K”

The Return of Tumblr

by Shreya At Tumblr’s peak, I was not old enough to fully understand and appreciate the cultural impact it had, and therefore cannot experience the comeback of the website and its’ individual subculures. Reaching its peak during the mid-2010s, everyone who is anyone knows what tumblr is and who the clientele were. Winged eyeliner, dirtyContinue reading “The Return of Tumblr”

Most “Nostalgic” Pieces

via The Tab by Altea and Shreya Many atrocious things have occurred in the long and distressing history of fashion, but there are certain pieces of clothing that maintained a chokehold on the general population that can only be described as nearing cult-like. These examples have since become synonymous with certain periods of modern society,Continue reading “Most “Nostalgic” Pieces”

The Bridgerton Effect

via Netflix by Stella When Bridgerton Season 1 came out on Netflix back in December of 2020, it made waves. Much of the press following its release was focused on the diverse casting (diverse in some ways but not many, watch Khadija Mbowe’s video for more information) and aesthetics. Quickly after its debut, the show came underContinue reading “The Bridgerton Effect”

Collective Nostalgia

via Buzzfeed by Altea Nostalgia can occur on an individual scale, but isn’t the most powerful nostalgia that of a collective experience? The popularization of trends, either on the Internet or through fashion, has definitely allowed us to experience collective nostalgia, but what about the individual events that have transformed everyone’s worldview? COVID-19 COVID-19 hasContinue reading “Collective Nostalgia”

Grammys 2022: A Sordid Review

Grammy Nominees via AP by Altea Overall, I was wildly disappointed with this year’s Grammys. Typically, there’s at least enough entertainment value to get me through the boring parts, but I experienced an overwhelming urge to turn off the TV the minute that Trevor Noah made an Encanto reference during a candid conversation with BrunoContinue reading “Grammys 2022: A Sordid Review”

S2 E7: Euphoria Outfit Review

via HBO by Altea The penultimate episode of Euphoria’s second season has arrived, along with what we’ve all been waiting for: Lexi’s play. The end of this season is drawing to a close, and I have significantly mixed feelings about what Mr. Levinson has done to the characters. But that’s a discussion for another time,Continue reading “S2 E7: Euphoria Outfit Review”