Playlist: Alternative Twin Peaks

We took a crack at putting together a playlist of songs that could easily fit into the Twin Peaks world.  We’ve got lots of Laura Palmer songs, but ones for Donna, Audrey, Norma and Big Ed, and even Bobby.

“Because when I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I’m even pleased that I’m falling in just such a humiliating position, and for me I find it beautiful. And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn. Let me be cursed, let me be base and view, but let me also kiss the hem that garment in which my God is clothed; let me be following the devil at the same time, but still I am also your son, Lord, and I love you, and I feel a joy without which the world cannot stand and be.”
– from the Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Alternative Twin Peaks track list:

  1. Life in the Vivid Dream by Grimes
  2. Girls Your Age by Transviolet
  3. Linda by Laser
  4. True Love Waits by Radiohead
  5. God Knows I Tried by Lana del Rey
  6. Your Best American Girl by Mitski
  7. Time to Go Home by Chastity Belt
  8. The Party by St. Vincent
  9. All the Year by Beach House
  10. After you Left by Mirah
  11. Lazy Crossbones by Carla Bozulich
  12. You May Know Him by Cat Power
  13. Shave My P*ssy by Chad VanGaalen
  14. The Birds Outside Sang by Florist
  15. Deep Six Textbook by Let’s Eat Grandma
  16. I Dream In Neon by Dirty Beaches
  17. Babydoll by Cat Power
  18. Little Lover by STRFKR
  19. The Face, Part 2 by Metric
  20. I Don’t Know How To Find My Way Back To You by Dirty Beaches

Playlist: Indie Love Songs Slow Vol. 2

More slow indie love songs. Like how Animal Collective is the best at upbeat love songs, I vote the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for reigning champion of slow love song


Indie Love Songs Slow Vol. 2 track list

  1. Collar Bones by North Highlands
  2. Challengers by The New Pornographers
  3. You Make My Dreams Come True (Hall and Oates cover) by Joni Fatora
  4. Modern Romance by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  5. Diamond by Jay Brown
  6. Tonight by Lykke Li
  7. Unconditional by Typhoon
  8. Now I Love Someone by Holly Thorsby
  9. Just Like Honey/More than This by Bryan Ferry and Jesus and Mary Chain (and a little bit of singing by Bill Murray)
  10. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  11. Playground Love by AIR
  12. Little Deschutes by Laura Veirs
  13. I Found a Reason by Cat Power


Catch Volume 1 of Slow Indie Love Songs on The Closet Feminist here.

Obscure Feminist Halloween Costumes: So Necessary, So Much Fun

Are you looking for a under-the-radar Halloween costume? C’mon, everyone and their baby is going as Eleven this year.

Maybe you just want to try a new look this Halloween.

Maybe you really want to make minimal effort–add a wig (but no complicated makeup, please)

Maybe you want to wear a slightly-different pair of pants that you wouldn’t normally buy but need an excuse (and Halloween is that excuse).

Never fear, The Closet Feminist has got your back.



One of the girl gangs (Electro Phi Betas, anyone?) from this list of Girl Gang music videos.

Better yet, Clone Club it up with our Orphan Black style guide (Part 1 & Part 2)



Add a pink or long black wig to any of these looks and casually mention you’re either Marcy or PB “off duty“.


Above: Rebecca Taylor Resort 2017

Check out our ultimate style homage to your fave cartoon couple here.



Ditch the cliche leather and bed-head, instead why don’t you emulate one of Santi White‘s polished looks in her “Chasing Shadows” video instead.




Above: Comme des Garcons Spring 2016 

No Face? The Witch of the Waste? Think about it–a lot of the costumes based on Miyazaki characters are actually easy to pull off or at least do an abstract interpretation of.


A lot of books have descriptions of what the characters are wearing, it’s what our Bibliostyle column is all about. Mashup your bookworm tendencies with your amazing wardrobe and dress up as one of your lesser-known literary heroines like:

Miri from White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi


Above: Alexander McQueen Resort 2016

Emma from An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch


Above: Veronique Branquinho Fall 2015

Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


Above: Dice Kayek Couture Spring 2016

Playlist: Indie Love Songs Slow Vol. 1


I got to thinking the other day: what are the best indie love songs? I ended up making a big list and had to split it into three playlists. This is the first one, fourteen slow indie love songs. NOT to be confused with makeout jams, dear reader–that’s a different playlist.

Indie Love Songs Slow Vol. 1 track list

  1. Next Train by Miracle Fortress
  2. Take Care by Beach House
  3. Got o Bed by Quiet Countries
  4. Primetime by Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel
  5. Lover’s Spit by Broken Social Scene (this is the Feist version, which I maintain is way better than the Kevin Drew version)
  6. On Longing by Holly Thorsby
  7. Skinny Love by Bon Iver
  8. Sea of Love by Cat Power
  9. Wedding Song (Acoustic) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  10. Somebody to Love by Valerie June
  11. Lua by Bright Eyes
  12. Unravel by Björk
  13. Queen Black Acid  by Menomena
  14. Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned) by The Decemberists


Music x Style: Adia Victoria is Just So Brilliant & Cool


I was super excited to see Adia Victoria perform at The Cobalt last weekend here in Vancouver.  I’ve been hooked on her music since I heard Stuck In the South. Her debut album, Beyond the Bloodhounds, is easily in my top five albums of 2016 so far.


Adia Victoria is more than just a very talented musician and performer. She is an activist (check out her Facebook), and dedicated the song in her set “Howlin’ Shame” to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

“You are American, but you are also black and your inner life is not often reflected in society because you’re extremely stereotyped and you’re put in this very small box—especially as a black woman. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to get into music. I remember how important it was for me to see other black woman making art, to know that was a possibility for me. I want to make art so I can potentially reach other black girls who are not Beyoncé, girls who don’t see themselves in Rihanna—not that there’s anything wrong with these women.”

  • Adia Victoria in an interview with Live Nation TV here


She wore all white, both before she got on stage (she was milling about the crowd) and while performing. I just had to do a take on her outfits. I myself have already purchased a long white shirt/dress like the one she wore during the performance because she looked so cool and amazing.


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Slim tee, 320 CAD / H M long jacket, 37 CAD / Dondup white shorts, 160 CAD / Buckle shoes, 39 CAD


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