Episodes

  • This week, we tackle a topic that doubles as a prerequisite at Nymphet Alumni University: beauty psuedosciences, from Kibby body typing to color seasons and seduction archetypes. We consider beauty as capital, how the rising popularity of these systems on social media represents a reaction to body positivity, and the dangers of masculine and feminine energy discourse on TikTok.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links:

    Image board (includes some relevant TikToks!): https://pin.it/12A4Aze
    Carole Jackson's Color Me Beautiful (1980): https://archive.org/details/colormebeautiful00jack/page/n1/mode/2up
    David Kibbe's unhinged website: http://davidkibbe.co/
    NYT on Kibbe Body Types: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/24/style/kibbe-body-types.html
    Robert Greene's seduction archetypes overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Seduction
    QOVES Studio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/QOVESStudio
    @claaaarke on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@claaaarke?lang=en

  • This week, we put the spotlight on contemporary Hollywood's current love affair with Old Hollywood. We spelunk into the hole at the center of the Marilyn/Norma Jean enigma and unpack the symptoms of female movie star pathology and "I'm a star!" hysterics. We also discuss the security of artifice and the timeless allure of Golden Age red carpet styling. This very cinephilic episode features dialogues on recent hits such as Blonde and Pearl, upcoming titles like Babylon and Barbarella, and classics such as Spartacus and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links:

    Image board: https://pin.it/2xfrbOF
    NPG on the history of actresses: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/the-first-actresses/first_actresses_exhibition/first-actresses-explore
    Wendy Lesser's "The Disembodied Body of Marilyn Monroe": https://www.are.na/share/rRqEuiE
    Joyce Carol Oates on Blonde: https://twitter.com/joycecaroloates/status/1575953895163015168?s=12&t=DH6lGA8gtHNZtSWjP-jOhQ
    R.D. Laing's "The Divided Self": http://www.centrebombe.org/Ronald.D.Laing-The.Divided.Self.(1960).pdf

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  • In this week’s cheeky episode, we bring into existence the concept of the “blokette” (bloke + coquette) aesthetic, a fascinating new look which draws combines sporty tomboyish swag with whimsical femininity. We discuss Bella Bots, Cool Britannia, the Beautiful Game, and the heritage of sportswear in fashion.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links:
    Image board: https://pin.it/4gvMuCF
    Casuals subculture: https://museumofyouthculture.com/casuals/
    RUN-DMC - My Adidas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNua1lFDuDI&ab_channel=CXII

  • *bubble noises* For a special end of summer episode, we dive into tiki culture. Sit back, relax, grab a Mai Tai, and listen to the tale of tiki's rise and fall (and rise again) in the American imagination ... its mythic figures and legendary rivalries ... the psychological hold it's had on Elvis, the creators of SpongeBob, and the Nymphet Alumni girls ... and much more ...

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links:

    Pasifika Project's Decolonizing Tiki Reading List
    https://www.pasifikaproject.com/tiki
    The Cultures of Tiki by Scott A. Lukas
    https://www.academia.edu/30777117/The_Cultures_of_Tiki
    Reclaiming the Tiki Bar from NYT
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/business/tiki-bar-history.html
    Tiki Pop by Sven A. Kirsten
    https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/popculture/all/47708/facts.tiki_pop.htm
    Essay on 1950s revival in the '90s
    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1995/mar/02/90s-america-trying-so-hard-to-recreate-its/
    Elvis Presley's Abandoned Tiki Paradise
    https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/01/23/elvis-presleys-abandoned-tiki-paradise/
    The Rise and Fall of the Tiki Bar
    https://www.wired.com/2014/07/the-bizarre-rise-and-fall-of-the-tiki-bar-in-american-culture/
    Don the Beachcomber Menu
    http://menus.nypl.org/menu_pages/47171/explore

  • In this special report, we dive into the dark heart of New York Fashion Week, exposing its sussy past, astral projecting into Vogue World, and discussing the highs and lows of the Spring 2023 season.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Sam's Assigned Reading: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rnanian/Wilde-Preface.html

    Links:
    The Cut's Article
    https://www.thecut.com/2022/09/tiktok-helped-people-scam-their-way-into-fashion-week.html
    Vogue World
    https://www.vogue.com/tag/event/vogue-world
    Barragan
    https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2023-ready-to-wear/barragan
    Willy Chavarria
    https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2023-menswear/willy-chavarria/slideshow/collection#1
    Mirror Palais
    https://www.vraimagazine.com/mirror-palais-ss23-at-nyfw/
    Telfar x Rainbow
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/12/style/telfar-rainbow-bag.html

  • Ciao, Bellas! We wrap up the summer with a hop across the pond, taking a detailed look at the land of eternal cities. We talk voluptuous women, Aperol Spritzes, billowing linens, Drake in Ibiza, melting Cadbury chocolates, and more!
    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿
    Links:

    Image Board: https://pin.it/2Xy2GJm

    European Heat Wave: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/europes-power-system-feels-heat-cooling-demand-soars-2022-07-21/

    The Grand Tour: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/may/04/cargo-culture-grand-tour-unpacked

    Sophia Loren Quotes: https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/10-of-sophia-lorens-best-quotes-about-eating-loving-and-living-well#:~:text=On%20eating%20well,see%20I%20owe%20to%20spaghetti.%E2%80%9D

    Melting Cadbury Chocolates: https://twitter.com/ladbible/status/1549356961396826117

    The decline of British seaside towns: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/17/i-do-like-to-be-beside-the-seaside-many-of-our-coastal-towns-need-more-love#:~:text=The%20British%20seaside%20is%20tragically,in%20the%20north%20worst%20affected.

    Banky's Dismaland: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/aug/20/banksy-dismaland-amusements-anarchism-weston-super-mare
    https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/41049/1/three-years-legacy-of-banksy-dismaland-weston-super-mare-england-tropicana

    British all inclusive culture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benidorm_(British_TV_series)

  • This week, we offer opinion from various theological camps and congregations, and our own hearts and souls, on the outrage that's followed Addison Rae's decision to wear a Holy Trinity bikini on Instagram.
    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Cover photo by @stolenbesos

    Links:

    Addison's now deleted Praying x adidas campaign photo: https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/56715/1/fundamentalist-christians-twitter-addison-rae-tik-tok-praying-bikini-outrage
    Praying: https://prayingg.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/praying/
    Brittany Dawn's response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKuLJpK7CAg
    Biz's related essays: https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/g5b4d9/catholicism-alt-fashion-trend-think-piece
    https://various-artists.com/godposting/
    Da pillory Praying photo...: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg7t9l0PFMG/?hl=en
    The Syntax of Salvation: Being Known by God: https://strangetriumph.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/the-syntax-of-salvation-being-known-by-god/
    Nicole Williams Ruiz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nwilliams030

  • In this episode, we have a go at the mythological invention that is "That Girl" and ponder why everyone wants to become her. We discuss bullet journaling, Olaplex buns, waking up at dawn, and personal care routines executed with Patrick Bateman-level precision. We also consider what it means to be a young woman entering today's evolving workforce, and the unique influence of the claw-clip-wearing, hybrid-work-model zillennial ... In a moment of anti-productive ecstasy, Biz gets taken out by London transit strikers mid-episode.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links:

    Image Board: https://pin.it/xVUHoFC

    Da Classic That Girl Content: https://www.tiktok.com/@emalygisell/video/7076510880564858158?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7110236308802897450

    https://www.tiktok.com/@simplyebs/video/6990560745322859778?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7110236308802897450

    Da Amazon That Girl Finds: https://www.tiktok.com/@kaelimaee/video/7109905827493858606?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7110236308802897450

    https://www.tiktok.com/@kaelimaee/video/7116991472053947694?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7110236308802897450

    Da That Girl Blow-out: https://www.tiktok.com/@delaneychilds/video/7033863907383086382?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7110236308802897450

    Da Olaplex Bun Tutorial: https://www.tiktok.com/@naomifullmer/video/7059542516462488878?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7110236308802897450

    Da Emily Mariko Effect: https://mashable.com/article/emily-mariko-viral-tiktok-food-influencer

  • In honor of July 4th, we pay tribute to the boldest stripes, the brightest stars, and the bravest hearts of our Great Republic (?). From Realtree and Lana Del Rey to Kapital and William Bradford, we wander the vast spectrum of Americana in our contemporary culture. Official Texas state historian Light Townsend Cummins unpacks the archetype of the cowboy for Sam, Alexi announces her political candidacy, Biz destigmatizes the hot dog, and much, much more!
    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Image board:
    https://pin.it/6OIv11U

    Links:
    -GQ on the Rise of Realtree
    https://www.gq.com/story/rise-of-realtree-

    -"Homos on the Range"
    https://truewestmagazine.com/old-west-homosexuality-homos-on-the-range/

    -Vanity Fair on the New Right
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/04/inside-the-new-right-where-peter-thiel-is-placing-his-biggest-bets

    -Books by Light Townsend Cummins
    https://www.amazon.com/History-Light-Townsend-Cummins-Books/s?rh=n%3A9%2Cp_27%3ALight+Townsend+Cummins

  • In this episode, the mischievous Snapchat ghost comes to haunt us, resurfacing memories of Kylie Lip Kits, Gucci flip flops, and steering wheel selfies. It was the end of the 2010s, the late 2010s, and everyone was so happy: shameless clickbait, globalist pop music, multicultural baddies, and athleisure fetishism ruled supreme. We go straight to the source of the impeccable vibes that paved the way for the Internet as we know it today.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Image board:
    https://pin.it/rXdkIFZ

    Links:
    -"It was the end of the 60s" TikToks
    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdnvQVut/
    -Pre-order "Non-Things" by Byung Chul-Han
    https://www.amazon.com/Non-things-Upheaval-Lifeworld-Byung-Chul-Han/dp/1509551700
    -"The Age of Instagram Face" by Jia Tolentino
    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/decade-in-review/the-age-of-instagram-face
    -DJ Khaled gets lost at sea
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMHCW1RIqBk
    -"The Social Photo" by Nathan Jurgenson
    https://www.amazon.com/Social-Photo-Photography-Media/dp/1786635445/ref=sr_1_1?crid=ULU51RDZI9KW&keywords=the+social+photo&qid=1653608431&s=books&sprefix=the+social+photo%2Cstripbooks%2C109&sr=1-1

    Our YouTube playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCWuRssGx4uEnApRjiukYpT-8uWpAB4j7

    Special shoutout to TikTok user @soggywwaffles who never ceases to inspire us!

  • This week’s episode dissects the formidable cultural impact of music festivals. We discuss the rise and fall of flower crowns, the anglophone influence on boho-chic, the mournful trajectory of Vanessa Hudgens’s life, all culminating in a heated debate about shoe shining and Sugar Bear Hair gummies.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Image Board:
    https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-23-coachella/

    Links:
    Bye Sister
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbMcq3VXmG0
    Sleeveless
    https://www.amazon.com/Sleeveless-Fashion-2011-2019-Semiotext-Native/dp/1635900964
    Harmony Korine interviewed by Mark Kelly
    http://www.harmony-korine.com/paper/int/hk/kelley.html
    Wikipedia article on Boho-chic
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boho-chic

  • In this episode, we reflect on our days at warehouse raves, zine fairs, and house shows to bring you a categorical history of Mass Bushwick, a cultural movement that has expanded far beyond its namesake locale. We chronicle its infectious rise through avant-pop stars, meme pages, and fashion editorials; we discuss the methodology of "turning looks" and the high stakes of club kid nightlife; and we offer our advice to those undergoing the transformative effects of the bleached brow/mullet combo.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Image Board:
    https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-22-mass-bushwick/

    Links:
    Rihanna's 2017 PAPER cover shoot: https://www.papermag.com/rihanna-paper-2293524292.html?rebelltitem=6#rebelltitem6
    Luke Blovad's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lukeblovad?lang=en
    Spinal Fluid Fits: https://www.instagram.com/spinalfluid.fits/
    Biz's blog post on turning looks: https://sherbert.biz/2016-2017

  • In this episode, prompted by Julia Fox's vocal fry soundbite heard around the world, we question what it really means to be a muse. We reflect on the concept's history – recurring characters include toxic gay besties, troubled aristocrat party-girls, and poetic simps of the 19th century – and ponder the future of creative relationships and divine inspiration.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links:

    Image board:
    https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-21-the-nymphet-alumni-muse-ical/

    Biz's i-D essay on the fashion archetype:
    https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/5dbgpk/gen-z-fashion-muse-trend

  • Broadcasting live from the Island of the Lost Boys, we bring to you (with humble hearts) a definitive history of the Xandemic period of the 2010s. We discuss the dark underbelly of suburban adolescent malaise, the goblin-hooliganism of Odd Future, the masculine pathologies portrayed in HBO's "Euphoria," and the Benzodiazepinite foundations on which the American suburbs were built... all while dodging real-life bullets in a mysterious Austin parking lot.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿


    Links:

    Complex Investigates the Whereabouts of Earl Sweatshirt:
    https://www.complex.com/music/2011/04/complex-exclusive-we-found-earl-sweatshirt

    Special Immersive Recommended Listening Playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCWuRssGx4uFyKfdg8PNqoewE2HKCOB_I

    Image Board:
    https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-20-dark-suburbia-and-the-xandemic/

  • On the first episode of this grand and blessed New Year, we reflect on the Twee phenomenon and its controversial yet adorkable revival. We discuss the everlasting omnipresence of the Twee lifestyle, the aesthetic’s anachronistic child-grandma garb, the pursuit of education for leisure, and the benefits of fetishizing physical media.

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Image board:
    https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-19-twee/

    Links:
    Twee: The Gentle Revolution by Marc Spizy https://archive.org/details/tweegentlerevolu0000spit/mode/1up?view=theater
    Zooey Deschanel's Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@zooeydeschanel

  • In this special holiday episode, we put on our rose-colored glasses and evoke the shopping malls of our youth to identify a saccharine, age-regressive genus of commodity fetishism hereby known as Sugar Cookie Consumerism. Strolling with a metaphorical Cinnabon in hand, we discuss pre-Stories Instagram, the epidemic of teen pregnancy in the 2000s — 2010s, dessert-scented bath and body products, financial illiteracy, One Direction-era Anglophilia, and Victoria’s Secret PINK as the ultimate girlhood brand.

    Happy holidays and thank you for an amazing year!! <3 le Nymphet Alumni ♡(つˊ̥̥̥̥̥ ³ ˋ̥̥̥̥̥)つ⊂( ͡ᵔ ྌ ͡ᵔ ⊂)♡

    ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿︵‿︵ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ・❉・ ʚ˚̣̣̣͙ɞ‿︵‿︵‿

    Links

    Image board: https://pin.it/7gSQUxY

    The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin: https://monoskop.org/images/e/e4/Benjamin_Walter_The_Arcades_Project.pdf

    Moar examples

    Pinterest documenting 2010s aesthetics: https://pin.it/V82xx6G

    TikToks:

    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd62x6jo/

    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd62fHca/

    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd62PLSn/

    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd625mv8/

    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd62BGkg/

  • This week’s episode is dedicated to the Russian Bimbocore aesthetic. We talk spicy white mob wives, hypergamous living dolls, the eternal multiplicity of ushanka hats, and the wintery liminality of Eastern Europe in the Western imagination.
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    Links:
    https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-17-russian-bimbocore/
    https://www.miumiu.com/ww/en/miumiu-club/fashion-shows/fw21-fashion-show.html
    https://wwd.com/runway/pre-fall-2010/milan/miu-miu/review/

  • On this week’s episode, we discuss the social media spectacle of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s whirlwind romance. We analyze the Spiritual Bimbo archetype, dabble in feminism as we reflect on the misogyny of 2000s Hollywood, and consider the timeless appeal of dating a boy in a band. Biz comes out as a burnt out Megan Fox truther, we psychoanalyze Megan’s outfits, and together we phone in a request to get ‘dickmatized’ included in the DSM-5.
    .・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・
    Links:
    Image references for this episode (essential viewing!!!): https://pin.it/adAWRaU
    Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly profile in GQ: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/megan-fox-machine-gun-kelly-interview
    Transformers crew open letter to Megan: https://deadline.com/2009/09/transformers-crew-talk-back-to-megan-fox-15879/

  • Happy Fall, y’all! On today’s episode, we discuss the impact of the divisive American female archetype-turned-meme: Christian Girl Autumn. We dive into the domestic coziness of mommy blogging, Target’s neo-hearth-and-home merchandising, growing up in proximity to youth group sex cults, and the infallible glam of crypto-Mormon influencers. Following our spiritual tithes to the reigning queens of fall The Pioneer Woman and Miss Christian Girl Autumn herself, Caitlin Covington, we wage war against Phoebe Bridgers and the notion of ‘spooky season,’ question the efficacy of ‘chosen families,’ forecast Protestant work ethic-chic as the next esoteric aesthetic, and doxx our Starbucks orders.

    . ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ⊹ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ .. ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ⊹ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ .. ⋅ ˚̣- : ✧ : – ⭒ ⊹ ⭒ – : ✧ : -˚̣⋅ .

    Links:

    Image references for this episode (essential viewing!!!): https://www.pinterest.com/nymphetalumni/ep-15-christian-girl-autumn/

    Domestic Cozy by Venkatesh Rao: https://www.ribbonfarm.com/series/domestic-cozy/

    Christian Girl Autumn meme explainer: https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/8/14/20804030/christian-girl-autumn-meme-hot-girl-summer-explained

    Biz’s essays on alt-trad fashion and Godposting:

    https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/g5b4d9/catholicism-alt-fashion-trend-think-piece

    https://various-artists.com/godposting/

    Caitlin Covington’s blog: https://www.southerncurlsandpearls.com/

    The Pioneer Woman: https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/ (she’s on tour rn...)

  • Surprise nymplets!! Following our exegesis on nepotism babies, we remained haunted by a few unanswered questions… so we decided to seek an expert’s opinion. On today’s episode, we welcome our first ever boy guest: renowned nepo model expert, notorious casting director, and all-around silly rabbit, Walter Pearce! ʕ≧ᴥ≦ʔ

    Walter helps us get to the bottom of the My Year of Rest and Relaxation waif nepo model Twitter complex once and for all. We also discuss Walt’s accidental journey into thinspo Pinterest, the contemporary history of the nepo model, socialism and the Sad Clown Girl-phenotype, and whether models are actually less hot than they were a few decades ago (Walter admits he may have something to do with this ಠ_ಠ).
    .・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・✫・゜・。..・。.・゜✭・.・

    You can find Walter wherever thin beautiful women are located and also...

    Wet Brain podcast: https://www.patreon.com/wetbrain/

    Substack: https://walterpearce.substack.com/

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/walterpearce?utm_medium=copy_link

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/walt_knows_best?s=21