The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend
When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.
Ever wonder why there hasn't been a Compton iteration of The Real Housewives? It's probably because every pretty neighborhood girl gave up on men a long time ago and would rather be dead than caught up in some petty stay-at-home mom drama.
Phlemuns Is More Genuine Than Ginuwine
James Flemons is an old-school fashion cat who runs a one-man factory out of his duplex in Mid-City, Los Angeles. You can find him cranking out the entire production of his line, Phlemuns, with two sewing machines and limitless hustle.