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Women are now riding; not the white horse but your motorcycle

by Kristel Liakou   In 1915, Effie Hotchkiss went on a long nomadic journey on her motorcycle and since then, she has been known as a pioneering female motorcyclist. Indeed, Effie and her mother travelled across the country with a Harley-Davidson V-twin. They covered a grand total of nine thousand […]

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Angelika Darkling: the Greek latex fashion designer

by Kristel Liakou   If someone asked me to name a person who identifies with the “new businesswoman” identity, I would definitely go for Angelika Darkling. She is young, fresh and what she does is quite uncommon. Although she is lacking financial background, she hangs tough. In an economically depressed […]

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Punk’s not dead –We actually need more of that

by Kristel Liakou   Did the punk movement change the world? Apparently, no. Revolutionary punk subculture was established in the mid-1970s and since then, not much have changed. Politics are pretty much the same, the unemployment rate is still high, capitalism still generates inequality, climate change is getting worse and […]

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High Heels: A symbol of gender discrimination

by Kristel Liakou   You may already know that what we wear gives credit to who we are. In capitalist societies, branding is the most important thing when it comes to communication. Apparel is something like a “badge of origin” -represents who we are. Additionally, high-heeled shoes symbolize specific ideas, […]

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How to get rid of the bad smell from vintage clothes

by Kristel Liakou   I was reading a hilarious article the other day about a “study”, which showed that owning a cool leather jacket is more rewarding than raising children. I laughed. However I identified with that fraudulent study. I hate to admit it –I have the black-leather-jacket fever, and that […]

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ARMEDANGELS give us a sustainable alternative to viscose

by Kristel Liakou   Most of us when we think of viscose, we think about a harmful, synthetic material. As you probably already know, materials have classes –not all of them are harmful to the environment and to the people. So when it comes to viscose, the EcoVero type is […]