THE 1980’S ARE SET TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN 2017

2016 may have been the year of 90s revival with plenty of chokers and slip dresses to show for it, but trend forecasting has hinted that normcore grunge may have peaked, and the 80s are set to be the biggest decade trend of 2017. Between Pinterest’s pin tracking and Edited’s latest report, it’s a pretty…

TWENTY SEVEN YEARS LATER: THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE CONTINUES

#NeverBlameTheVictim is the campaign targeted towards ending violence against women, and reflecting upon it's lasting impacts. This campaign was run by YWCA Canada, recently concluding on December 6th, the 27 year anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. This day claimed the lives of 14 women in a college shooting by Marc Lépine, who went on his rampage…

BRAND IDENTITY: SHAPING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MILLENNIALS AND MAKEUP

The relationship between millennials and makeup has three categories of people. There is the Kylie Cosmetics and Anastasia Beverly Hills crowd, the Glossier and Milk crowd, and the Maybelline and sometimes Stila or Bare Minerals crowd. This first group follows beauty Instagrams, watches reviews, lives for swatches, and will set alarms for when the lip…

SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICIANS RALLY TO ENCOURAGE VOTER TURNOUT

It has become tiresome to think, write, or complain about the upcoming election, but, it is tomorrow. For many, a fatigue or surge of apathy isn’t an option. Politicians, celebrities, and every last social media and news outlet are begging: please vote. In recent statements and speeches, President Barack Obama has targeted different demographics with the underlying…

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY: 2016 HALLOWEEN COSTUME TRENDS

Frightgeist, a Halloween themed Google Trends board, has released the top searched Halloween costumes of 2016. At both national and local levels, the site lists 5+ of the most popular searches for those who are lacking in inspiration, or making sure they aren't one in a sea of many. On the national level, the top…

THE GENDER QUEERING OF FASHION

From Jaden Smith's skirt sporting Louis Vuitton advertising campaign, to Ungendered, Zara's unisex clothing line, a blur in the definitions of genders has become apparent in fashion, reflecting its current trend in mainstream media. I Am Jazz is a reality show on TLC about trans woman Jazz Jennings. MTV's Faking It discusses the stigma around bisexuality and features an intersex character.…

THE PERPETUATION AND DENIAL OF LOCKER ROOM TALK

The onslaught of videos resurfacing of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has brought up far reaching issues of supposed “locker room talk” and the spaces in which men feel invincible and unable to be held accountable for their actions. In an election where sexual assault has been consistently used as a political tool, these interviews are even…

RHETORIC, PROFIT, REPEAT: ON MARKETPLACE FEMINISM

The word feminism has been deemed by some as "the f word", a polarizing identification that's reserved for the man-hater, bra burner, trouble maker, and family ruiner. To publicly identify as a feminist, especially if you were a celebrity, used to be highly taboo. Flash forward to 2016 and the word is on everyone's lips, minds, and tee shirts.…

ELECTION ON THE RUNWAY: THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS AND FASHION

With the November Presidential election rapidly approaching, it is no wonder that the Spring/Summer ‘17 shows at New York Fashion Week were brimming with political messages this past week. Most notably were the feminist inspirations at Prabal Gurung, Pyer Moss’ Wall Street critique, and Opening Ceremony’s faux pageant that included all sorts of political discussion.…

THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY EFFECT

In 2015, Democratic Representative of New York Carolyn Maloney reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress. An amendment that had seen this floor, and championed before. One that came up three states short of ratification decades ago, mainly due to one very conservative lady. The cause is dead. I don't mean feminism of course, I…

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