Follow @yaleARTbooks Fashion is a world with its own language, rules, and aesthetic. It is a world at once self-consciously divorced from the everyday—a place where beauty, artistry and fancy flourish, assiduously protected against the stultifying demands of practicality or pedantic taste—and whose survival yet still depends on translating itself
Dear Paper Doll, My office holiday party is this week, and I would like to wear something that is festive and work-appropriate. I love Christmas so I’d like to show some holiday spirit, but tastefully (no reindeer antlers, please). The party is being held at an upscale cocktail bar, to
Dear Paper Doll, Happy Halloween! I am gearing up for an annual costume ball, my favorite party of the year. My friends and fellow party attendees take this event very seriously, and everyone takes their costumes to the next level. I’m proud to say that I’ve gotten quite creative over
Dear Paper Doll, I just started my second year of grad school in a New England town, and I feel the need to broaden my sartorial horizon beyond the hoodies, leggings and Uggs that I wore almost daily last year. How should I shake things up with a radical new
Going to a summer wedding? (Or going to four, as the case may be for Yale University Press’s Paper Doll?) Check out the outfit she has put together, and if you like it, let her know in the comments section, and she may coordinate a personal ensemble just for you!