Unveiling Meaning in Fashion
In-depth analyses of clothing and its uses. Why do people wear what they wear?
What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is (basically) the study of all things about all people in all places throughout all time. It takes a deep look at various cultures–with the intention of being objective and non-judgemental in doing so–to find differences and similarities, and discover what it truly means to be human.
How we dress is one of many aspects that we can use to understand who we are as people.
Classy Colorful Confidence: A Style Story Interview with Shannon Holmes | + Thoughts on Building Confidence, Alabama Culture, and The Beauty of Kindness
Shannon is a cheerful wife, mom, grandmother, and Realtor who lives and works in the Birmingham and Auburn areas of Alabama. She enjoys sharing her love for fashion, color, and life on her Instagram @StyleShenanigens.
Her confidence is unwavering, every day is an opportunity to be her best, and it truly shows in the playful professionalism of each outfit she wears. Her classy silhouettes elude her high standards for herself, and every pop of color gives way to her warm, open personality and kindheartedness. She’s incredibly sweet, passionate about life and people, and her upbeat attitude is inspiring.
Attitude & Artistry: A Style Story Interview with Kader Dayan | + Thoughts on Culture, Confidence, and Compassion
“I think the most iconic thing [about my style] is my attitude. I grew up in a culture where women are expected to wear certain things and expected to behave in certain ways … The more I found myself internally, the more it is reflected to the outside world. I’m confident, outgoing, friendly, and open minded and when it comes to my style I feel like I project the same characteristics.” – Kader Dayan
Kader Dayan oozes confidence, charm, and creativity in every outfit she wears. She appreciates beauty and beyond the surface, she holds a universe of profound thoughts and a heart of gold.
Vibrant Urban Poet: A Style Story Interview with Tajinder Kaur | + Punjabi Culture and Sparking Conversation Through Clothes
“No matter what style I choose to wear, whether it’s streetwear or a whimsical style, colour and confidence will always be present.” – Tajinder Kaur
Tajinder is determined, talented, genuine, beautiful, and has a unique and vivid sense of style. What first brought her blog to my attention is the mix of her quirky style along with her beautifully raw poetry–It’s an example of a fashion blog that is truly a “must-read” and not just a “must-view”.
Read her Style Story to learn more about her:
Anthropology is the study of humans. Fashion Anthropology uses clothing as a lens to understand who we are as people. Here’s how: