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A REVOLUTION IN HASHTAGS: THE HISTORY OF #BLACKLIVESMATTER, #SAYHERNAME, AND WHY #ALLLIVESMATTER IS OFFENSIVE

The important conversations about police violence and systemic racism happening right now are happening around hashtags. This isn’t a new phenomenon, #MeToo has become shorthand for the movement against workplace sexual harassment, but in the days since George Floyd’s murder, a critical mass of social media content has seemed to mobilize around a few slogans,…

FOUR RISING FEMINIST POETS TO ADD TO YOUR READING LIST

Twenty seven-year-old Albuquerque native Olivia Gatwood is a queer-identifying poet, activist and educator who focuses on sexual assault prevention and recovery. Her debut book of poetry New American Best Friend was published in 2017 by Button Poetry, an independent publisher of performance poetry. Gatwood’s rise in the literary world can be traced back to the…

INSTAGRAM IS IN TALKS TO FREE THE NIPPLE WITH THE ARTISTS IT CENSORED

The female nipple, an unlikely hero of the censorship movement, is under scrutiny yet again. Last week, the Facebook and Instagram office hosted a debate over the controversial body part, with 20 assorted members of the art community - which was long overdue.  Director Lina Esco’s film Free The Nipple unleashed a movement much bigger…

10 FEMALE VISUAL ARTISTS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

If you're a lover of all kinds of visual art, looking for visual inspiration, or you're just bored of the redundancy of constant selfies and food shots, we recommend updating your following list with visual artists. Don't know who to follow? You're in luck. We've compiled a list of ten incredibly inspiring and interesting artists…

FEMALE-OWNED COMPANIES AND THEIR BILLIONS: GLOSSIER AND RENT THE RUNWAY HIT THE 10 FIGURE MARK

"We are building an entirely new kind of beauty company: one that owns the distribution channel and makes customers our stakeholders," Emily Weiss, founder and chief executive officer, said in the statement. By connecting directly with consumers, Glossier has access to “endless inspiration for new products," she said. Two companies owned by women just made…

SWIMSUITS AND STRETCH MARKS ARE TAKING OVER INSTAGRAM

In recent years, models have been redefining society's view on body image by featuring models of differing sizes and not using photoshop to cover what the industry used to consider flaws, such as stretch marks. Super Model Ashley Graham is one of the leading models of the recent trend by being a proud plus size…

BETH DITTO LAUNCHES SECOND PLUS-SIZED APPAREL COLLECTION

Beth Ditto has unveiled her second collection, collaborating with two of London's creatives – designer/club kid Charles Jeffrey and photographer Hanna Moon. The eleven-piece ready-to-wear collection is available in US sizes 14-28. The most popular silhouettes from Season One are re-imagined with new fabrics, with many new shapes debuting as well. This season takes inspiration from Ditto's most loved pieces from…

COVERGIRL ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER MALE SPOKESPERSON

I am so beyond excited and overwhelmed and happy and astonished and of course, SHOOK, to announce that I am the newest face of @covergirl. First ever male ambassador for the brand and I am so honored and excited to be working with such an iconic brand. I started my Instagram one year ago to…

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GROUP SHOW ‘SELF REFLECTION’ OPENS AT THE UNTITLED SPACE

View images from the opening of SELF REFLECTION (75 photos) SELF REFLECTION: A Group Show of 21 Female Artists Addressing Self-Portraiture The Untitled Space Gallery 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013 Exhibition on View: September 27 – October 8 | 10am – 6pm On September 27th, art enthusiasts flocked to The Untitled Space for the opening reception for…

SELF REFLECTION @ THE UNTITLED SPACE – NEW YORK – SEPT 27 – OCT 8

SELF REFLECTION: A Group Show of 21 Female Artists Addressing Self-Portraiture The Untitled Space Gallery 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013 Opening Reception: September 27th | 6pm – 9pm Exhibition on View: September 27 – October 8 | 10am – 6pm Since the onslaught of social media, the practice of taking selfies has become ubiquitous, normalizing a degree of…

GET TO KNOW LILY-ROSE DEPP IN HER NEW CHANEL FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

After being the face of Chanel Eyewear last Fall, Lily-Rose Depp has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld again. Lily is the spitting image of her model mother, Vanessa Paradis, in the latest Chanel fragrance advertisements for “The New N°5.” The 17-year-old gave a sneak peak of the photos a few weeks ago when she Instagrammed…

THE TOP 5 RESORT 2017 COLLECTIONS

The 2017 resort collections incorporated many popular trends this year. Fringe, culottes, print on prints, and flowy fabrics were shown in vibrant colors, light materials and fun summer styles. The top 5 shows within the resort collections included various patterns and themes that made each designer's presentation unique to this season but still ready to wear. On June…

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG – NEW YORK – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION EVENT

On Valentines Day 2016, Diane von Furstenberg put a stake through the heart of the traditional fashion show. Furstenberg who is also the president of the CFDA, ditched the runway in favor of a star-powered presentation party at her company headquarters in the meatpacking district. On the ground floor, models in casual looks of printed separates, flouncy blouses and…

BALMAIN SS16 TRADES IN SOCIAL MEDIA STARS FOR SUPERSTARS

Olivier Rousteing is usually surrounded by an army of the hottest stars of the social media generation but for Balmain’s SS16 campaign there is not a Jenner or Hadid in sight. The 30-year-old designer completely surprised the fashion world when he used Instagram to reveal the newest Balmain lookbook featuring the age-defying bodies of 90s supermodels,…

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART PRESENTS “TAKE HOME A NUDE” AT SOTHEBY’S

New York Academy of Art’s highly anticipated Take Home a Nude art auction and party will take place on October 15th at Sotheby’s in New York City. Take Home a Nude 2015 will honor early board member and supporter of the Academy, novelist Tom Wolfe, and longtime Academy supporter, art critic Jerry Saltz. In recognition…

RIHANNA PLAYS DRESS UP FOR NEW BARBIE INSPIRED PERFUME CAMPAIGN

Speaking of nostalgia, Rihanna has dressed up like a Barbie doll in the new ad campaign for her third fragrance, RiRi. The singer and fashion guru announced the release of her new scent on July 26th. This fragrance is preceding her previous ventures into the beauty industry, including her two perfumes, Rogue and Rogue Man, as well…

KATY PERRY IS THE NEW FACE OF MOSCHINO

Katy Perry is the new face of Moschino and took to Instagram to prove it. For the fall-winter campaign she rocks the short haircut we first fell in love with at the Met Gala, which was attended on the arm of her dear friend Jeremy Scott, Moschino's creative director. While blue wigs are fun, we…

ARE NIPPLES ALLOWED ON INSTAGRAM?

  That...depends. Instagram has released a statement that attempts to clarify their policy on nudity in photos. Previously, they had a more general, "no nudity or genitalia" rule, which left some wondering about the nipple - a female nipple is considered private, or NSFW, but a male nipple is fine. In theory, you could have…

DIOR NAMES RIHANNA AS NEW SPOKESPERSON

When you think of Dior, do you think of Rihanna? Well you should, because she has been appointed the new spokesperson of the fashion house. On Friday, Dior announced that the singer was to front a film and print campaign for their Secret Garden series, lensed by legendary photographer Steven Klein in the Palace of Versailles, an…

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