Women, pants, and power have been mixed up together since suffragist Amelia Bloomer paraded around in “Turkishtrousers” in the 1850s. Bloomer’s goal was to reform women’s clothing, with its restrictive corsets and heavy skirts, but her outfit brought mostly ridicule from a public that largely believed trousers, along with the vote, were men’s prerogatives. The bicycle craze of the 1890s helped open women’s minds to the idea of ... Read More
Get down with a delicious and super-easy festive shindig that revolves around our favorite C-word Want to host a holiday gathering but don’t want to stress over constructing tiny quiches, cutting up pounds of crudités, or buying a crap-ton of gifts? Here’s a party that involves minimal effort, costs hardly anything, and lets everybody go home with goodies: a cookie swap. All you have to do is make a couple dozen cookies and tell each guest to do ... Read More
  STYLE PICKS INSPIRED BY GIRLS’ WELL-TRAVELED FREE SPIRIT, JESSA JOHANSSONFeather Printed Drapey Pants With Velvet, $119, scotch-soda.com      Gold Cuff Bangle Bracelet, $20, taneesijewelry.etsy.com      Jené DeSpain Heir Nouveau Earrings, $98, jenedespain.com      Nine West Say Bella, $89, zappos.com      Bib Necklace, $24, udazzle.etsy.com      NYX ... Read More
Fierce and feminist, Hayley Williams—the frontwoman of the pop-punk band Paramore—is a rock star for an enlightened generation.Dress: Nicole Miller; Bodysuit: OYE By some measures, Hayley Williams, the lead singer of the pop-punk band Paramore, seems like a fairly regular 25-year-old. She crafts her ass off, shops at thrift stores, and loves to experiment with hair dye. In fact, despite her hordes of Twitter followers (around 3.5 million at last ... Read More
  So many films, so little time! The breadth and scope of this international festival is hard to grasp. I’ve been here for a week seeing 4 to 5 movies a day, and I feel like I just scratched the surface.  As many of these films will be released over the next year, I am here as your guide to point you towards the right theatres to park your butt in. More to come! That said, there is one film that is towering over all the rest. The new film by ... Read More
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