Roberta Samuel
The cowboy emoji of fashion publications
Created 05 Oct 2020
  • 13: some notes on Getting Dressed™
    05 Nov 2021 • 13 min read
    author’s note: Today we’re going to do something a little different because I’m in the writing mood, but not in the mood to write anything serious (I’m reminded that it’s kind of funny that reading is...
  • 12: botched revisionism
    26 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    ** Notice to the reader: this essay discusses sexual assault in the context of The Last Duel ** And I guess it also contains some spoilers. Last night I watched The Last Duel. I hadn’t intended to wat...
  • 11: fashion month SS22
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    On the heels of yet another fashion month, my lack of prestige affords me a privilege that my idols at 24/7 publications don’t often get: a little time to think. As someone whose documented archive wo...
  • 10: the hot girls are drinking martinis
    18 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 4 1
    [Author’s Note: I’ve since learned people actually call it “Clando”] Walk by any bar or restaurant in New York City, and it’s likely that a hot girl™, dressed in her peasant blouse best, will be sippi...
  • 09: a note on glass ceilings
    09 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    In recent months I have become more interested in understanding rather than blindly experiencing womanhood, or whatever adjacent category exists for a 23-year-old who is no longer a girl but does not ...
  • 08: where are the critics?
    29 Jan 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    image source: W Magazine If it weren’t for Twitter and Instagram I would have no idea what’s going on in fashion right now. I could say it’s because keeping track of the runway seasons is challenging ...
  • 07: a note on stillness
    15 Jan 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    I’m not quite sure at what point stillness became stagnation, but every passing month, week, day, hour, minute and second unlocks new depths of it. It’s the kind of quietness I didn’t know the mind, b...
  • 06: jil sander is the only luxury brand that matters these days
    10 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Phoebe Philo left behind an undeniable hole in the fashion industry following her departure from Céline. Along with the é, she took with her an understanding of the woman who found harmony in dissonan...
  • 05: dear men, let 2021 be the year your thighs discover the sun with some short shorts
    02 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 2 1
    Between the passing of soccer legend Maradona and the various postings acknowledging what would’ve been John F. Kennedy Jr.’s 60th birthday, there were a lot of images of short shorts and exposed thig...
  • 04: what happens if we forget how to get dressed?
    19 Nov 2020 • 2 min read • 3 2
    Whether your wardrobe is trend-phobic or -philic, rooted in minimalism or maximalism, I have never considered getting dressed a skill but more of a kaleidoscope of personal signals to a social aim. In...
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