A Facebook war has erupted over Urban Outfitters’ use of certain words deemed impolite. In the words of one commenter,
One thing worth noting: so-called filthy words are commonly described as profane. However, at least within the Jewish/Christian context, the scope of the biblical prohibition on improper language is rather narrow, extending only to false oath-taking and abuse of the covenantal divine name YHVH. Outside of this context, biblical language can get rather salty.
Slate has a solid write-up of the language questions here.
An oh so historically accurate Hollywood publicity still featuring Jean Arthur and Lillian Roth.
In a move evoking the Christian holiday of Black Friday, New York ethical fashion start-up Everlane goes dark in response to post-Thanksgiving consumerism. Presumably it won’t wait three days to resurrect the site.
From 6 Dollar Shirts, an irreverent take on Christmas consumerism.
At St. Louis Fashion Week, a pastor models a Jeff Wunrow design in what may very well be the world’s first liturgical vestment runway show.
This Pictures on Gold guardian angel pin is designed to keep your precious little angels safe while they’re at school.
And it’s a good thing the pin summons a guardian angel, since any kid caught wearing it is pretty much a lock to get beaten up!
Here’s Anna Wintour’s first vogue cover, featuring model Michaela Bercu in a Christian Lacroix jacket sporting a beaded crux gemmata.
Via Animal New York‘s Bucky Turco, a local bodega finds meaning in meat with a cross made out of Boar’s Head stickers.