anthem with Anthony

Anthony reached out to us back in December of 2020 and now he is in the midst of the launch of his second collection: “pure sonics.” Though some say forms of media like Instagram are dead, the continual use of such platforms has signaled a rise in small, youth-owned businesses. Whether that is Forex “teachers”Continue reading “anthem with Anthony”

sam pellegrino on hellcat studios

Hellcat Studios was birthed in 2020 by Sam Pellegrino. Products on sale include baby tees, hoodies, and more! The NYC brand has an online storefront, items are often on sale at Washington Square Park, and Hellcat was most recently featured at Rouge, a curated vintage clothing store in NYC. I recently had the great pleasureContinue reading “sam pellegrino on hellcat studios”

Progress not Perfection: Estella, founder of Ethica Clothing

Etched into the fabric of the fashion industry is a need for a revolution and as the seams start to tear, the industry continues to turn a blind eye. As it stands today, the fashion industry shares more of a relationship with consumerism than it does with its very own customers. Such lack of transparencyContinue reading “Progress not Perfection: Estella, founder of Ethica Clothing”

Kaylla Damaceno Profile

BULLSHIT INTERVIEW Kaylla Damaceno Kaylla Damaceno, owner of Bullshit Boutique, chats with Operation Four about her business, bullshit ethics, corporatism, and the expression of self. Who are you? What is Bullshit Boutique? I am Kaylla Damaceno, just a 19 year old girl. Currently the primary owner of Bullshit Boutique. I always use the word “we”Continue reading “Kaylla Damaceno Profile”

Check Your Tags

Fast fashion is inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass market retailers in response to the latest trends.(Oxford Dictionary) In the U.S, we are surrounded by the products that fast fashion has supplied us (and we are lucky). We have the privilege of being the consumers, the other side of fast fashion it can be extremelyContinue reading “Check Your Tags”

Defying Stereotypes and Redefining Fashion

Throughout the years, fashion has been a way to liberate ourselves from society’s expectations and make a statement about what should or shouldn’t be considered normal. The best part about fashion is how versatile it is and how clothing can be used to express yourself. Many influences such as Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, and moreContinue reading “Defying Stereotypes and Redefining Fashion”

Mehndi’s Cultural Relevance (and why it’s much bigger than the sun you got at the beach)

My happiness often peaked in the fall near Navratiri and Diwali season, dressed in gorgeous, draping red lehengas and beautiful jewelry, mehndi trailing up my arm in intricate designs. The small tubes were found at the Indian store and I’d breath in the smell as they traced floral designs to my inner-elbow, would stand stick-straightContinue reading “Mehndi’s Cultural Relevance (and why it’s much bigger than the sun you got at the beach)”

Fashion: Rolling With The Times

Written by: Maria Perez & Mackenzie Johnson Today, we are taking a look at how people are breaking the cycle of gender roles and we explore the tardiness of gender fluidity in fashion.  The idea of gender is rather limiting, when focusing on personal expression through various means of dress, music, leisure activities, and whatContinue reading “Fashion: Rolling With The Times”