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Penelope Noir brings us the latest in fashion facts, fashion feelings and fashion news.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: April 23, 2018

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: April 23, 2018 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: April 23, 2018, 7.01 MB
Mon 23 Apr 2018

It's houndstooth central around the office today - shirts, pants, coats and all. Pennie Black's got the full trend report. 

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: April 9, 2018

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: April 9, 2018 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: April 9, 2018, 18.03 MB
Mon 9 Apr 2018

Pennie ponders the meaning of colours and uniforms on this week's Commonwealth-themed Fashun. 

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: February 20, 2018

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: February 20, 2018 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: February 20, 2018, 20.71 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Pennie brings in some city-savvy guests to answer your sartorial queries.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: February 13, 2018

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: February 13, 2018 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: February 13, 2018, 20.47 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

What makes a way of dressing take over as a subculture's uniform? And why on earth did the likes of punk band Proud Scum (and Karen Walker) choose to replicate the the jumpers of Donald Duck canon bank robbers The Beagle Brothers?

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: January 16, 2018

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: January 16, 2018 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: January 16, 2018, 35.79 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

What starts as a simple query regarding Pennie's weekend turns into deep cut (sorry) woodchopping info. But why _do_ axemen wear white pants? And are those ...Chucks? (Sorry again.)

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: December 19, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: December 19, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: December 19, 2017, 31.92 MB
Tue 19 Dec 2017

Deck the halls with dodgy fashion, it's yr mate Penelope Noir. Pennie's here to trace the history of the Christmas sweater, though things do get a little derailed by etymology. Sweater _is_ a gross word, isn't it.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: December 5, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: December 5, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: December 5, 2017, 18.46 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

Pennie interviews Sarah Jane Duff, a rag trade expert, ex Farmers buyer and current NZ designer for Lost and Led Astray.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 28, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 28, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 28, 2017, 26.24 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Once labelled the 'King of Cling', Azzedine Alaïa made his name covering, but certainly not hiding, the female form. Immortalised in popular film by Cher Horowitz as "like, a totally important designer", Pennie pays tribute to the man who adorned the body of every nineties 'somebody' from Stephanie Seymour to Grace Jones.

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 21, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 21, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 21, 2017, 54.87 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

The second installment of Penelope's look at the vanity and value of hair dye. What is the subtle but ever-so-seeming-important difference between being platinum blonde and going grey?

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 7, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 7, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 7, 2017, 21.51 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

Part one of a two part series, Penelope's delving into the follicular follies of hair dye. The earliest examples date much farther back than your memories of Sun-In do, and have some pretty crunchy cultural associations to boot.