Fashionable Foods

Ever find yourself flicking through glossy magazines or clicking through Pinterest boards in search not of dinner but of pre-salon hair-spiration? Ever notice how some of the coiffures seem strangely familiar? Distressingly, yet deliciously, familiar?

Happens to us all the time. One moment we’re focused on our ‘do, the next our mind is wandering to dessert. And that’s when a nagging suspicion begins to form. Are these pigtails purloined? These feather cuts filched?

Perhaps this shouldn’t come as such a surprise. It’s hardly the first time food and fashion have collided. Think skirt steakPotato ruffles. Even (forgive our poetic license) choux pastry. Besides, fashion and food, like music and poetry, are subject to the whims of an elusive creative muse. As with any art, that muse can lead one into questionable territory, independent invention being the very slightest of conceivable sins. (Have you forgotten Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress?!)

So after quite a lot of time spent pondering which came first, the chignon or the kaiser roll, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s likely each evolved around the other—style and sustenance as inextricably intertwined as the strands of a French plait. After all, a well-turned braid is a thing of beauty, be it hairstyle or challah. Whatever their history, we appreciate food and fashion equally. Well, almost equally.

Not quite convinced of the relationship between couture and cuisine? These photos are more convincing than mere words could ever be.

Photo research by Beth Price

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Carol Anne Grady

About Carol Anne Grady

Carol Anne is an aspiring novelist, accidental archivist, dedicated home baker, and all-round kitchen insurgent. Her love of food and interest in trying new recipes prompted her to leap at the chance to join the LC team. (And we're glad she did!) It's a long way to leap, too, seeing as she lives in Scotland. (We like to think of her as our foreign correspondent.) When she's not glued to her laptop formatting recipes for LC, Carol Anne can be found engaged in such undertakings as making her own haggis or eschewing her nation's traditional drink for a fine imported bourbon.

  1. Lin says:

    Thank you so much Carol for these fascinating photos and story about the parallel between fashion and food!

    • Beth Price says:

      Hey Lin, so glad that you enjoyed the photo and accompanying story. Carol Anne and I make a good team!

    • Carol Anne Grady says:

      Lin, you are more than welcome – Beth and I thought it was time the word got around!

  2. E says:

    I love this photo gallery! Clever concept and well executed. Do it again! Dogs & food, I dare ya!

    • Beth Price says:

      Hey E! Okay, okay…I’ll work on dogs next. Care to share a pic of the four pawed princess?

  3. Zally says:

    a fun, and actually, thought provoking article ! Love the photo selection too.

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