Would you want this ring?

Would you want this ring?

Introducing the rockless engagement ring – all of the symbolism, none of the (human) cost: Here’s the concept, via SashaPure: “Little girls grow up dreaming of it, big girls get jealous over it, and advertisers cash big checks on it. sashaPure questions which part of the ring is the most important—the shine of the gem sitting … Continue reading

The Inherent Conventionality of Unconventional Weddings

The Inherent Conventionality of Unconventional Weddings

“Fauxbivalence” – that’s Phoebe Maltz-Bovy’s term for “women who do want in on the institution [of marriage], but who find this somehow embarrassing.” It’s a growing phenomenon among upper-middle-class, well-educated, urban-dwellers, and since I’ve started planning my wedding, I’ve noticed it too. Some of my friends may even think I’ve succumbed to it, although I’ll happily admit … Continue reading