Category Archives: Anisse Gross

Button Up Your Overcoat, You Belong to Me

My mother came to town for one day (that’s how she rolls) for my birthday.  She warned me, “I have nothing to wear because my entire suitcase was filled with this!” as she pulled out the 100% cashmere coat you

Button Up Your Overcoat, You Belong to Me

My mother came to town for one day (that’s how she rolls) for my birthday.  She warned me, “I have nothing to wear because my entire suitcase was filled with this!” as she pulled out the 100% cashmere coat you

Casing the Joint: On Shoulder Pads, Knobby Knees, and the Mechanics of Fashion

Joints are the points of our bodies’ connection.  They’re what make limbed bodies move and bend in interesting ways.  (Obviously I tread lightly here in my generalizations, considering the plethora of kinds of bodies, all interesting and all beautiful.  Bodies

Casing the Joint: On Shoulder Pads, Knobby Knees, and the Mechanics of Fashion

Joints are the points of our bodies’ connection.  They’re what make limbed bodies move and bend in interesting ways.  (Obviously I tread lightly here in my generalizations, considering the plethora of kinds of bodies, all interesting and all beautiful.  Bodies

TOTAL BUCKNESS (of which I know nothing about)

Buck, if you don’t know, is basically the abridged version of the term buckwild.  Buck people are starting things; they’re saying things.  They’re energy personified, but they’re not totally off their rockers (usually).  They’re in control of the wheel, the

TOTAL BUCKNESS (of which I know nothing about)

Buck, if you don’t know, is basically the abridged version of the term buckwild.  Buck people are starting things; they’re saying things.  They’re energy personified, but they’re not totally off their rockers (usually).  They’re in control of the wheel, the

Head-Shaped Dilemmas (a/k/a First order First World Problems)

Like I promised, I’m back to guide you through a very important lesson: what kind of sunglasses you should wear, and how you should wear them.  Now, the first thing you should know is that I detest the word should. So

Head-Shaped Dilemmas (a/k/a First order First World Problems)

Like I promised, I’m back to guide you through a very important lesson: what kind of sunglasses you should wear, and how you should wear them.  Now, the first thing you should know is that I detest the word should. So

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE SUN: a Weird History, from the Inuits to the Military

If you tried to conjure up the origin of sunglasses you’d likely be wrong.  You’d probably guess that they exist to protect your eyes from the sun because YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE SUN.  But it turns out the origin of

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE SUN: a Weird History, from the Inuits to the Military

If you tried to conjure up the origin of sunglasses you’d likely be wrong.  You’d probably guess that they exist to protect your eyes from the sun because YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE SUN.  But it turns out the origin of

PSA! Hoodies: the Dress of the Depressed

I’d like to say I don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to the spectrum of neuroses, that I’m a cool cat, but the truth of the matter is that I’m a hypersensitive rainbow.  When I was a

PSA! Hoodies: the Dress of the Depressed

I’d like to say I don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to the spectrum of neuroses, that I’m a cool cat, but the truth of the matter is that I’m a hypersensitive rainbow.  When I was a

Even this napkin knows it's ridiculous.

The Black Napkin

Several years back, when I was working the bar in a fancy restaurant, a woman sat down, took a glance at the table setting, turned her nose up to me and asked, “Excuse me, do you happen to have a

Even this napkin knows it's ridiculous.

The Black Napkin

Several years back, when I was working the bar in a fancy restaurant, a woman sat down, took a glance at the table setting, turned her nose up to me and asked, “Excuse me, do you happen to have a