In [Sort Of] Defense of NORMCORE

“Normcore (noun) 1. A fashion movement, c. 2014, in which scruffy young urbanites swear off the tired street-style clichés of the last decade — skinny jeans, wallet chains, flannel shirts — in favor of a less-ironic (but still pretty ironic) embrace of bland, suburban anti-fashion attire. (See Jeans, mom. Sneakers, white.)2. A sociocultural concept, c. 2013, …

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Documentaries = Life

Documentaries are holy. They should be regarded, praised and recognized in the highest regards. Why? Documentaries give the viewer an unobstructed (if occasionally biased) view of an industry, person, situation or company that they would be incapable of learning about otherwise. From watching documentaries, I understand Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington’s processes for creating the …

On Trend? FW14

The gruesome transition from summer to fall has long passed, and yet another terrible transition is upon us. Yes, it may be in the true part of fall right now, but winter is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to take out your sweaters and parkas from the boxes they've been hiding in for six …

Alexander Wang x H&M

*Caution: Author of this article is most definitely biased because she happens to be obsessed with Alexander Wang and his seemingly endless pit of talent.*   Alexander Wang, since leaving Parson's in 2005, has developed a name brand which is practically synonymous with New York City and sportswear. This label, with it's growth and increasing popularity, has …

And We’re Launched!

Alkaline + Chrome is a fashion and lifestyle blog that was launched on November 1st, 2014. The name Alkaline + Chrome, while slightly geeky, is a name that really resonates with my style and my aesthetics. Alkaline is used to describe certain elements, which are the most basic and simple ones. Chrome is a metal …