BODE

BODE

Introducing, BODE

BODE (pronounced BOH-dee)  is a brand based in New York designed by Emily Adams Bode, a graduate of Parsons with a BFA in menswear and Eugene Lang with a BA in philosophy. Rooted in strong personal connections to old fabrics and clothing, Ms. Bode wanted to create a company that reflected her passion, but was wearable and made in New York.

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Summer Hot Take

Summer Hot Take

It's August. A lot has changed for me this summer and I'm really excited about it! After taking some time away from the blog, reconnecting with old friends, acquiring a new roommate, and taking control of my mental health, I have had a very productive past few months. A lot has been inspiring me. I'm feeling great most days of the week and I really do think it's because I'm relearning how to...

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May in Chicago

May in Chicago

Just as it was starting to feel like summer in Chicago... it got chilly again. This is me throwing on a light sweater and embracing my favorite pair of pants I don't wear nearly enough. If these photos prove anything it's that...

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Spring Blues

Spring Blues

It's finally starting to feel like Spring in Chicago and I am LOVING IT. The other day I thrifted some blue suede Madewell mini-wedges and wanted to put together an outfit that emulated the beginning of Spring to me, even when the temps are in the low 40s (thanks, Chicago). This outfit is almost entirely second-hand

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My Hanger Tattoo

My Hanger Tattoo

I got my first tattoo the day I turned 18. As a freshman Fashion Business student in college, I chose to get a hanger tattoo as a simple symbol to express my love for clothing and the fashion industry. I thought the message was very clear: I love fashion. Others found a different meaning with my tattoo. More often than not, I was asked if I got a hanger tattooed on me 'because of abortion'. At the time, those questions frustrated me but I laughed it off and explained how it was a symbol for the career path I've chosen for myself. As someone who grew up in a sheltered suburban environment, little did I know that the hanger has long been a symbol of the reproductive justice movement. 

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