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Anja Tyson

In the Mood For Love: 9 Romantic Summer Dresses For Right Now

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Maybe it’s the oppressive heat and humidity and the accompanying slothlike desire for all things languid, but this summer has me LAZY. For me, these months are usually filled with hiking, day excursions, and the other kinds of adventures that I can look back on during frigid New York winter days and remember why I live here at all. But this year, my sporty-adventure-daredevil side has given way to a brand new kind of summer vibe: Romance!

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Anja Tyson

Couture and the Necessity of Evolution

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As I type this, it is simultaneously Couture Week in Paris and Independence Day in the United States. For the last few days, my Instagram feed has been an unharmonious mix-and-match of fundraising and horror stories from refugee detainment camps quilted in with the brilliance of Clare Waight Keller’s vision for Givenchy. When I dress in the morning these days, a ritual I have unerringly loved since I was a little girl, it has been difficult to indulge in the exercise without thinking of how free I am as compared to so many other people on my country’s soil right now. As I scroll through the couture shows on Vogue Runway, it is difficult to immerse myself fully in these designers expressing their peak brilliance without the shadow of the state of the world lurking over me. These are the times we live in.

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Nightgowns as Dresses
Anja Tyson

All of the Nightgowns I’ll Be Wearing As Dresses This Summer

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Do you follow astrology? I do. I am a Taurus, which means I am practical, ambitious, and I spend a great deal of time moving from soft place to soft place, be it a couch, a bed, or a sandy beach. Taurus is of the loungewear, so to speak, and this summer I feel more drawn to comfort clothes than ever before. It can feel base to talk about fashion during times of humanitarian crisis, but for me, my clothes are quite literally the cocoon that keeps me sane and able to continue fighting the good fight.

So imagine my excitement while one of the fresher trends of 2018 has made its way to becoming an all-out sensation: Nightgowns-as-RTW. I remember the year that Jenna Lyons brought mens-inspired pyjama dressing to the masses, and the vigor with which we all donned our patterned silk PJ bottoms and piped Peter Pan collars. It was a simpler time, with a saner president, and the borrowed-from-the-boys spirit hearkened to the ways that successful women have historically co-opted traditional men’s style while taking on the world that they dominate. The padded shoulders of Tess McGill, the razor sharp tailoring of 80’s Armani, and the millenial cheek of a men’s pajama top tucked into peg pants – these are all of the same spirit.

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