Author Archives: Michelle Tea

About Michelle Tea

I chanted "I am a fashion magnet" in the shower and subsequently found a Gianni Versace - era Versace skirt at Buffalo Exchange for $17. Once I got a beyond-my-means Fendi purse for free and sat staring at it, crying. Also cried at Olivier Theyskens' last show for Nina Ricci in Paris. Other things that make me cry: a good lip synch; my emotions. I have stolen two Jeremy Scott swag items from two Jeremy Scott events I was not quite invited to. Sometimes I want to age into Patti Smith, sometimes Baby Jane Hudson. I frequently dream I am in a magic thrift store where I can have whatever I want. I regret not buying the Alexander Wang purse when it was half price at Barney's. Like a delusional guy at a strip club, I feel special when the people who work at Barney's remember me. Having a Leo rising gives me big hair and a need for attention. My favorite designers right now are Alexander Wang, Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor Rolf, Rick Owens, Rodarte, Helmut Lang and Surface to Air. I was once shamed by an employee of a high-end department store for pronouncing 'Rodarte' incorrectly.

Working Girl

Yo, I got a job! I mean I have for many years had many jobs but now I have added another, one that requires me to sit inside a giant office with many other people. It is a creative job,

Working Girl

Yo, I got a job! I mean I have for many years had many jobs but now I have added another, one that requires me to sit inside a giant office with many other people. It is a creative job,

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

If you love Alexander McQueen so much why don’t you prove it by flying to New York City and seeing the Savage Beauty show at the Met? It’s up until August 7th and I dare say it is worth the

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

If you love Alexander McQueen so much why don’t you prove it by flying to New York City and seeing the Savage Beauty show at the Met? It’s up until August 7th and I dare say it is worth the

Rain, Gangsters, Madonna, and other Provincetown Influences

Greetings from Northampton, Massachusetts, land of coffee and juice drinks and giant oak trees and rivers and that other tree that no one can tell me anything about but it’s scabby little blossoms bloom only at night and smell like

Rain, Gangsters, Madonna, and other Provincetown Influences

Greetings from Northampton, Massachusetts, land of coffee and juice drinks and giant oak trees and rivers and that other tree that no one can tell me anything about but it’s scabby little blossoms bloom only at night and smell like

Goth 4 Lyfe

Hi I’m blogging from Boston, my homeland, location of my first and everlasting discovery of high style – GOTH. There is a reason why pretty much every serious designer delves at least occasionally into the dark arts. It’s intense, glamorous,

Goth 4 Lyfe

Hi I’m blogging from Boston, my homeland, location of my first and everlasting discovery of high style – GOTH. There is a reason why pretty much every serious designer delves at least occasionally into the dark arts. It’s intense, glamorous,

Sloane Martin, Fashion Magic

I’ve been sustaining envy for Sloane Martin’s clothing, working to bite her style and otherwise scheming how to get her to give me her wardrobe ever since I first met her, like seven years ago. When she was fifteen years

Sloane Martin, Fashion Magic

I’ve been sustaining envy for Sloane Martin’s clothing, working to bite her style and otherwise scheming how to get her to give me her wardrobe ever since I first met her, like seven years ago. When she was fifteen years

This is TULA

In the wake of the excitement about trans model Lea T,  and outrage over moronic bookstores Barnes + Noble and Borders pulling Andrej Pejic’s genderfucking Dossier cover (an independent bookstore would never do that – just saying) it is time

This is TULA

In the wake of the excitement about trans model Lea T,  and outrage over moronic bookstores Barnes + Noble and Borders pulling Andrej Pejic’s genderfucking Dossier cover (an independent bookstore would never do that – just saying) it is time