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I’m…jaded. Not about breast cancer or its effects on people’s lives or the necessity of finding a cure, of course. But I am worn out when it comes to the endless stream of slick, sexified marketing campaigns focused on “saving ta-tas” and “thinking pink.” Breast cancer, at least as far these marketing campaigns go, has become the “glamorous” cancer – one which has crowded out awareness for most every other […]

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I’m really feeling this “witchy” trend happening right now. Not just the design trend, but the general lifestyle shift. Half my friends have a tarot deck and more than a handful have crystals by their bedsides. We’re hanging dried flowers over our beds and setting intentions as we draw ourselves scented baths. It totally makes sense why witchery is such a “thing” right now. When people feel like they can’t […]

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As I mentioned a little while ago, I’m spending a few weeks catching up on lookbooks I wanted to feature earlier this year, but didn’t have the time to because of book deadlines. Even though TLA is rather small as far as media publications go, I still think it’s important to support brands when they take steps in the right direction and become part of the change we want to […]

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Editor’s Note: Some of the below images may be NSFW. The lingerie industry doesn’t do a very good job of talking about – or showing – pregnant bodies. Of course, there’s maternity and nursing lingerie, but most major retailers (Figleaves, Nordstrom, HerRoom, Bare Necessities, and so on) don’t use pregnant models to sell these products. We know the body undergoes a massive amount of transformation during pregnancy, and many pregnant […]

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When it comes to indies, Dottie’s Delights is an unabashed fave. I don’t know about you, but a lot of the news – both in America and abroad – has me feeling depressed. Every day, every hour even, there’s a new headline even more shocking than the last. It’s hard not to feel like you’re trapped in some kind of bizarre reality where the only news is bad news. It’s […]

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