Laura Pitcher

Culture

Can you manifest a partner on TikTok?

Creators on the app seem to think so, but viral affirmation videos look a lot like potentially dangerous love spells.
Laura Pitcher
a day ago
Culture

Thigh gap discourse is back, thanks to TikTok

A number of creators are trying to cancel the problematic Tumblr-era beauty standard, but it's more complicated than that.
Laura Pitcher
9.30.21
Opinion

The rise of the normcore boyfriend

How did having zero internet presence become the most attractive trait in a partner?
Laura Pitcher
8.12.21
Culture

Girlboss culture isn't dead, it's rebranded as "that girl" now

On the back of the millennial girlboss aesthetic, the “that girl” wellness trend is taking over TikTok.
Laura Pitcher
7.21.21
Fashion

How Emma Rogue turned her viral vintage TikTok into an IRL shop

The opening of her new store Rogue on New York’s “TikTok Block” proves the app is changing the face of retail.
Laura Pitcher
6.16.21
Culture

Is the Internet's obsession with the 'hot girl' vaccine problematic?

In the midst of a vaccine rollout to combat a global health crisis, the Internet asks — which one is for hot girls?
Laura Pitcher
5.6.21
Fashion

Tramp stamps are making a comeback

Women and queer youth are reclaiming the subversive and highly sexualized lower back tattoo.
Laura Pitcher
4.8.21
activism

Tiktok users are encouraging a community response to gendered violence

Creators on the app are sharing their experiences, safety tips and ways to combat increased violence against women.
Laura Pitcher
3.18.21
Culture

These TikToks reimagine classic paintings as outfits

Mona Lisa could never.
Laura Pitcher
1.12.21
Fashion

Meet the fashion student who showed his graduate collection on Grindr

With fashion shows out of the question, Rob Tennent cast his friends as models and created a "gay online store" on the hookup app.
Laura Pitcher
11.5.20
Fashion

How to make hand-painted denim with Juliet Johnstone

The artist turned designer's custom jeans caught the eye of Bella Hadid and sell out in minutes on Instagram. Here, she tells us why her signature pieces transcend fashion.
Laura Pitcher
9.28.20
Culture

How Black diviners in the fashion industry balance creativity and magic

Whether training to be a priestess or tending to "witch duties", Porsche Little, Bria Scott and Akua Shabaka share the importance of their spiritual practice in everyday life.
Laura Pitcher
9.1.20
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