In this episode, we delve into the aesthetics of “ethical” fashion brands and how they make shapeless sacks and then charge $400 for them. We also highlight the underlying (and often subconscious) ways that racism can permeate how these brands market themselves. FUN TIMES!
This episode has been a long time coming. Way back in March (or April? who’s counting), Katie met Jenny Amber of Oenone Perfume (pronounced ee-no-nee) and they instantly connected over fragrances, fashion, podcasting, and general good times. Ever since, they have tried to connect to chat with the rest of the Hags about the mystery that is perfume making. Finally, here we are, with the Hags all in tow, and what an absolute delight this episode is. Who knew perfume making was so magical, alchemical, existential, physical, and emotional? Jenny did, as it turns out.
In this week’s episode, we are getting down to the real deal of the state of things in the fashion world and should we even care about it. Have things lost their way from the top down? Is anything even fashion anymore? Using Eugene Rabkin’s Business of Fashion August 2018 Op-Ed, Whatever: How Fashion Lost Its Meaning as a jumping off point, we are taking a dive into the complicated question of Fashion versus Style in this weird moment of uncertainty – is it really just, whatever as Rabkin suggests? We are going to cover all the bases, talk about all the things, throw all the shade, eat all the Wunderbars. Come on in, Hags!
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On May 31 – June 3, 2018, Toronto hosted its first Indigenous Fashion Week and our very own Evan Ducharme took the place by storm! This episode is a recount of the event itself and the amazing talent the Indigenous community was able to share at this (hopefully) annual event. Plus the usual sidetracks and nonsense. Get the inside scoop!
Well well well, it’s report card season and we are checking in to see how well we’ve been doing at not being a dumb doofus when shopping for clothes. If you haven’t already listened to our Episode 12: How Not To Be A Dumb Doofus When Shopping For Clothes, go ahead and give it a listen (or stream it directly here) or don’t, it’s up to you, just live your Hag life, hunny.
We wanted to see if we passed or failed (we did a bit of both) at being better buyers so listen up and see how we did. How did YOU do? Are you a dumb doofus? (It’s basically impossible not to be so …)
Well the Oscars have come and gone once again for another year but we are not done talking, apparently. We were ambitious with this episode trying to tackle a “quick” red carpet review and then the “real” topic, but who were we kidding. We just talk about gowns the entire time.