Here’s the way I identify, in my own head: Masculine bisexual cis female. That is a string of words that makes almost no sense to a lot of people in my life who would rather just be like “aren’t you kind of just … Rebecca?” And yeah, that’s true too. But my four-word identity is… More »
Androgyny is in. From supermodel Andrej Pejic to gender-neutral parenting articles, the media can’t get enough of us non-binary (“boy” or “girl”) folks lately.
But is not identifying as male or female really about androgyny? Is being elsewhere on the gender spectrum the same as being gender neutral? I look at pictures of Pejic… More »
Glamorous supermodel Kate Moss does the androgynous thing on the latest cover of Vogue Paris, where she evokes a Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Moss is pretty hot, and Bowie’s not too bad either, so the combination of the two on one cover is pretty powerful. … More »
Last week, I bought new pants. And while that may sound like a mind-numbingly mundane act to you, believe me when I say that the earth shook a little. I haven’t purchased new pants in over three years. I’ve worn them on occasion, sure, and have several pairs languishing in the dark recesses of my… More »
“The way I need to look, it’s a very personal thing. When I started experimenting, it was to make myself feel happy, to look in the mirror and be satisfied. I never did drag or anything like that. It was always that I wanted to be pretty, to look beautiful, as a girl would want… More »
Look at this cover of Dossier magazine. Notice anything especially spicy or scintillating? Well apparently Barnes & Noble did. Enough so that they censored the cover, featuring androgynous male model Andrej Pejic, in their stores. While men’s magazines routinely feature naked male torsos on their covers, we suspect it was the confusing–confusing to Barnes &… More »
Don’t get it twisted. This isn’t two random girls making out in a bar. It’s supermodel Kate Moss kissing transsexual model-of-the-moment Lea T. on the cover of Love magazine. The issue’s theme is androgyny, a look the Brazilian born-male-turned-androgyne Lea T. has come to symbolize in various recent trend pieces. The shot was taken by… More »
You know, as a writer, I understand the impulse to manufacture trends in cases where there are none. Got to generate that copy, yo’. But the New York Times’ “Brittney Griner, Basketball Star, Helps Redefine Beauty” is really one of the stupidest pieces of pseudo-trend journalism that I’ve ever read.
If you’re not… More »
Remember last month when we reported on the New York Times’ piece on androgyny in modern day street style? (Since gender bending in fashion is nothing new, we also took the opportunity to name our favorite cross dressing style icons.) This month, the newspaper’s style editors are clearly still fixated, because now they’re asserting that… More »
Androgynous dressing might be the fashion world’s current obsession, but here’s a reminder that styles are indeed cyclical: The trendy men’s shop Odin has just launched a unisex perfume. At first we thought, here’s another sign that male and female gender aesthetics are continuing to mesh together, but then we reached into the depths of… More »