That Was My Veil: Sartorial and Cosmetic Constructions of Resilience in Divorced Women

A research exploration of fashion and resilience by MA Fashion Studies graduate Kim Jenkins

Fashioning Resilience: “Kelela Chops Off Her Hair”

From NY Mag: “Message,” Kelela’s first music video off her upcoming EP Hallucinogen, is an elusive breakup song about preparing to be an ex. It helpfully demonstrates a few essential steps: … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cosmopolitan Magazine recognizes fashioning resilience and the psychology involved in looking “good”

From Racked: According to a press release, CosmoBody will offer women “challenges” or one to four-week-long programs “to get women ready for their key reveal moments.” Those moments could include … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The “Revenge Body” in the Media: Caroline Wozniacki

It’s been interesting to see the “revenge body” situating itself in the media as a phenomenon aiding women in fashioning resilience. The “revenge body” has become a recipe for resilience, … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fashion and Resilience on the cover: Vanessa Paradis, April 2014

‘Make your own opportunities, don’t rely on others, take charge of your own life’: the new Vanessa Paradis is in great shape, in full control and utterly inspiring. -on Vanessa … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Boosting Confidence Through Clothing for Men

Boosting Confidence Through Clothing for Men Recipes for fashioning resilience and confidence is not only for women- a blog article was recently published to offer men guidance in using clothing … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

“That Was My Veil” Has Been Highlighted Amongst Parsons’ Newest Fashion Scholars!

Check it out here.

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enclothed Cognition: Fashion and Perception

Happy to see this article over at Not Just a Label, as they reflect on the psychological concept of “enclothed cognition”. While the concept seems pretty simple and intuitive, new … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

More on the “Revenge Body” in the Media

Once again, the “revenge body” is being circulated through the media– this time with Khloe Kardashian. Her body is seen as lean and fit, and in the image provided in … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashioning Resilience: Hair Transformation featured in “Sliding Doors” (1998)

Gwyneth Paltrow’s character Helen undergoes a drastic transformation to help her move on from a cheating boyfriend in the film, Sliding Doors (1998).

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rules for Resilience: “Stacy London Tells Us What to Wear After a Breakup”

Once again, has published an article on how women should dress themselves in the wake of a breakup. Pop stylist Stacy London was enlisted to offer a set of … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment