Midweek Motivation Videos: 1491s and Hipster Fashion

In 1491s, fashion, mid-week motivation, native film, videos, youtube by Adrienne K.4 Comments

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a couple of fun Native videos that have been making the rounds on the internets that I thought I would share. First up, the latest video from the 1491s–the Native sketch comedy group that brought us the Wolfpack auditions, Day in the Life of a Powwow MC, as well as the gorgeous poem Geronimo E-KIA, …

Oh Spirit Hoods.

In cultural appropriation, fashion, hipsters, Navajo Wolf, playing indian, spirit hoods, these are just plain ugly, tribal fashion, tribal trends by Adrienne K.35 Comments

Oh Spirit Hoods. One of those fashion trends that makes me pause, cock my head, and say “really??” If you’re unfamiliar (meaning you’re not one of the 15,000+ people who “like” the brand on facebook), Spirit Hoods are furry animal hat/scarf combos that are all the rage with tweens, celebs, and hipsters alike. I’ve gotten a few tips recently about …

Let’s Talk About Pendleton

In fashion, opening ceremony, pendleton, The Portland Collection, tribal fashion, urban outfitters by Adrienne K.28 Comments

(look from Pendleton’s new “Portland Collection” for Fall 2011. Source here.) Last night I was cold. So cold, in fact, that I had to pull out not one, but two, of my Pendleton blankets to add some extra warmth to my bed. As I shook them out and laid them on my bed, I thought about how special these blankets …

Project Runway’s "Squash Blossom" blouse

In fashion, Gretchen, Navajo, Project Runway, Squash Blossom, tribal fashion, Zuni by Adrienne K.10 Comments

I’ve been reading a few Project Runway recaps and watching some sporadic clips online (again with the no cable thing–you think I can get cable written off as a blogging expense?), and a couple of people sent me this image from last week’s episode. From what I can gather, the contestants were asked to create a textile design, and then …

Bonus Round: All the Awesome Tips in My Inbox

In cage the elephant, fashion, link roundup, little marc jacobs, nelly furtado, NERD, shrinky dinks, tipi by Adrienne K.6 Comments

(screen shot from the new N.E.R.D. and Nelly Furtado video) Welcome to a new Friday feature, where I round-up all the awesome tips I get in my inbox, but don’t have a chance to write full posts about. Consider it a work-in-progress (I still need a name for it–ideas? let me know!). If anything in here strikes your fancy, and …

The Ultimate Tribal Fashion Roundup (June 2010 version)

In "tribal", fashion, house of harlow, kitson, tribal fashion, urban outfitters by Adrienne K.4 Comments

(TNA Spring Catalogue) It’s been a while since my last tribal fashion roundup back in March, and even longer since I first questioned the emergence of Native themes in fashion back in January. The trends don’t seem to be slowing down, and if the prevalence of the hipster headdress is any indication, they might be sticking around for even longer. So …

Tribal Fashion Roundup!

In "tribal", fashion, headdress, hipsters, jack spade, lucky magazine, trends by Adrienne K.6 Comments

(http://www.etsy.com/shop/coyotepheonix) I’ve gotten a few tips this week about more tribal fashion appropriations, so I thought I would compile a few of them into a single post, because let’s be honest, I’m a little lazy this week. I found the image above thanks to Lanova posting my hipster headdress piece on a blog that “loved” this headdress (thanks girl!). It’s …

Eté Indien: French Glamour gets in on the tribal fashion trends

In "tribal", fashion, french glamour, photography by Adrienne K.2 Comments

Fashion Foiegras posted a first look at French Glamour’s new spread on American Indian fashion trends, with the caption: “American Indian is back in style! Rock the look with a first glimpse from French Glamour.” But my first question: did we ever go out of style? 😉 A lot of the Navajo-style jewelry is gorgeous, but (even with my limited …

Spool No. 72’s Coyote Navajo Rug Clutch

In "tribal", fashion, Navajo, spool no. 72 by Adrienne K.4 Comments

Another fashion appropriation sent by my sister, this one from the clothing website Spool No. 72. From perusing their website, they seem to be along the lines of Anthropologie, bohemian/vintage chic with maybe a little more “ethnic” flair thrown in there. The clutch description reads: An exclusive for Spool No. 72. Made from a vintage Navajo rug each of our …

Nicole Richie’s baby mocs

In "tribal", fashion, house of harlow, kitson, Nicole Richie by Adrienne K.2 Comments

(via shopkitson.com) My fabulous little sister Michele found this from Nicole Richie’s new baby clothes line for Kitson (called “House of Harlow”). Baby moccasins for $225?! (Thanks Sees!)