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Tamu McPherson

Holiday Dressing: The Simple Power of a Slip Dress and a Great Blazer

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You’ve been running around for the last two weeks, holiday shopping and tending to end of the year obligations, and you are frankly a bit tired and, at this point just focused on getting yourself through the home stretch. Tonight you want to feel chic, put together, but dressed for an evening that could easily extend past midnight and well into that point of exhaustion where you know you’ll be removing your make-up in bed that night with an Ogee facial cleansing cloth. As you browse through your dresses, silk skirts, leather everything, sequins and feather adornments, you repeatedly eye your blazers and slip dresses.

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Tamu McPherson

Crunch Time: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Shopping Procrastinators (Like Us)

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Just in time for some panicked, sweaty, late-night decision making, we are so excited to finally share with you our 2018 gift guide! If you, like us, promised yourself that you would complete your holiday lists way before Thanksgiving and then highway hypnotised your way into only two weeks of shopping left, use this edit as a loose guideline while shopping for those you love (and throwing things in for yourself). We’re chock full of wellness essentials, fashion indulgences and some must-reads as well, but if anything is missing from our selects, leave us your picks in the comments. But do it quickly because… well, 14 days left.

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Tie Dye
Tamu McPherson

Tie dye: a timeless symbol of peace and love.

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Designers like Phoebe Philo for Old Celine and Proenza Schouler set the tone for positivity and some urgently-needed levity when they sent tie dye looks down the catwalks these last few seasons. Citizens of the world are desperate for a reprieve from the stress and exhaustion that right-leaning governments are creating with their anti-progressive policies and legislative measures, with their criminalization of asylum seekers, their devastating marginalization of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, attacks on our religious families and continued racism against people of color. Fashion designers have always tapped into key cultural events for inspiration in their critique of government activity. This season’s tie dye trend is a message for the people. It says that peace and love are the way. Stay true to that, wear it on your sleeve and on your breast. And REMEMBER it when you vote next week.

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