The Will to Adorn

Glossary

Exemplars of Style

Everyone is a dress artist. The choices that we make in the way we dress reflects the cultural and social rules that we live by, our personal taste, and our access to the resources needed to dress in the style to which we aspire. In every community of style, there are exemplars of style who stand out as masters of the arts of dress and body arts. These individuals capture the essence of a community’s ideas of what it is to be well dressed through their artful assembly of their hair, apparel, accessories, and body art. Exemplars of style “curate” their appearance from their own collections of items of dress, their choices of hairstyle, grooming, and other aspects of and personal adornment.

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The Dixie Cups and The Jewels: On Moms and Hair

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