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It’s Fashion Week at Longreads. From street sense to the ethics of cool, fashion is a fitting follow-up to last week’s “Believe in Your Selfie.”

1. “Girls on the Street.” (Katie Haegele, Utne Reader, September 2013)

Forget Fashion Week—zine maven Haegele would rather cruise the streets of her city for inspiration.

2. “Cool Front/Hot Mess.” (Danielle Meder, The New Inquiry, September 2013)

In the 21st century, in-your-face fashion trumps casual-cool elegance.

3. “4 Models Spill About the Plus-Size Industry.” (Liz Black, Refinery29, September 2013)

Interviews with ladies who rock their curves—Fluvia Lecerda, Candice Huffine, Jessica Milagros Guzman Sanchez and Whitney Thompson.

4. “Happy Birthday, Iris!” (Tavi Gevinson, Newsweek, August 2013)

Rookie Magazine editor and fashion maven Tavi Gevinson interviews nonagenarian style icon Idris Apfel about purpose, growing up, and her New York essentials.


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