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Bella Dona LA – Ladies Streetwear for the Cholas at Heart

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Bella Dona LA – Ladies Streetwear for the Cholas at Heart


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If you know MISS, you know we love Cholas. The thick, black eyeliner, the arched eyebrows and the signature style — it’s all perfection. Two LA lovelies — singer Lala Romero and Natalia from Honey B Gold — teamed up to create Bella Dona LA – a new line of women’s streetwear that’s all about, you guessed it, Chola style.

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Right now the line consists of printed tees, and I can’t remember where, but I thought I saw a note somewhere that they’d be producing the oversize bandana bow shown in La La’s video below. My favorites, of course, are the Mi Vida Loca girls, and the Chanel and Gucci knock-offs.

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bella dona la

You can find Bella Dona LA online for that inner Chola in you.

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bella dona la

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REBEL8 Womens is Back


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REBEL8 Womens is now back in action! It’s been a long time since REBEL8 gave the Lady 8ers some love. Ladies love Mike Giant too! This drop is only the beginning so expect more to come.

REBEL8 Womens

You can find more styles available exclusively at REBEL8.com.

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KESH x American Apparel Collection

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KESH x American Apparel Collection


KESH x American Apparel Collection

Designer/Artist/ It-Girl KESH has teamed up with American Apparel to produce a capsule collection.  All the pieces in the collection feature her signature black and white graphic prints on tees, leggings, crop tops, a hat and bikini. 

My go-to palette is black and white, and it just so happens to be very trendy right now so these pieces will fit seamlessly into your summer closet. I love getting artist clothing collaboration because the pieces are much more affordable than the art.

You can get the KESH x American Apparel collection now on the American Apparel website.

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

KESH x American Apparel Collection

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Joyrich x Choco Moo

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Joyrich x Choco Moo


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One of our favorite artists Choco Moo has put her signature black and white illustrations on Joyrich apparel.  The capsule collection consists of tees, tanks, crop tops and totes all with her unmistakable graphics.  I’m sure this collection will sell out fast so get to Joyrich ASAP!

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joyrich choco moo
joyrich choco moo

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My Feminism Is Better Than Your Feminism

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My Feminism Is Better Than Your Feminism


A few months ago I went on a little rant about the use of the word “bitch” by “feminists.” You can read the full article “Why Do We Call Ourselves Bitches” but the gist of it is – how do you “reclaim” a word that was never yours to begin with?

If you’ve spent any time online in the past month then you probably heard about Supreme suing MOB over the Supreme Bitch trademark. In the counterclaim MOB claims that Supreme is misogynistic and touts MOB products as “unapologetically feminist”.  Now, just because someone alleges something in a counterclaim doesn’t make it true – it’s just that person’s version of the facts.  But I just find it difficult to listen to this bullshit any longer.  MOB has no business calling anyone misognynist – it’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

In the MOB answer and counterclaim, MOB states:

Central to MOB’s message is the reclamation of the word “bitch,” a term used to denigrate women, particularly those who spoke and acted counter to “conventional” feminine characteristics of passivity and acquiescence. MOB – which stands for “Most Official Bitches” – embraced and celebrated these so-called undesirable characteristics of strength and assertiveness, and in the tradition of other historically oppressed minorities, re-appropriated the epithet from its abusers.

MOB Answer and Counterclaim #122, p.14.

I don’t agree with that. But ok, MOB says they are reclaiming the use of the word “bitch” as an expression of power. So WHY did MOB create designs that use the word “bitch” as an insult directed toward other people?? It’s clear in the following designs that the intention is to INSULT not EMPOWER.

married to the mob bitch better have my money

married to the mob money over bitches

married to the mob bitches get stitches

married to the mob other bitches just front

married to the mob bitch relax

That’s not all. MOB further denigrates itself by basically calling the wearer a prostitute, simulating sex with a gorilla and labeling the wearer a cunt – probably the worst insult you could call a woman.

married to the mob will fuck for chanel

married to the mob men are the new women

married to the mob cunt

And let’s not forget my all time favorite. “Men Are the New Women.” I remember when this first came out and I was completely dumbfounded. I could not comprehend how the statement “Men Are the New Women” was feminist in any way. Perhaps (if you are not completely coherent) it may seem as an empowering statement. But, please ladies, lets think about the actual words and what they mean. You are basically insulting men – by calling them WOMEN. HOW IS THAT EMPOWERING TO WOMEN? {microphone drops}

married to the mob men are the new women

Some may say I’m being really harsh. Perhaps I am. But this hypocrisy has been going on for far too long. I don’t doubt that MOB’s intentions are good – I just don’t think there’s enough thought going into the messages being perpetuated in the spirit of “empowerment.”

Here’s a look at works by other designers that are actually positive and about empowering women – what I define as feminist…

StopObjectification Charms by Norma Kamali
norma kamali empowered

Standout pieces from DIMEPIECE
dimepiece womanhood collection

ain't no wifey

treat your girl right

And we all know I’m a fan of Herstory – here’s a great one from HELLZ.
hellz herstory

You don’t need to insult other people to make yourself stronger. If you do, then you’re no better than your “oppressors”. I realize that there are many types of feminism and that all feminists are not the same. I just don’t think it’s ok to spew hatred toward women and call yourself a feminist. Just my two cents.

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