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  How’s this for subverting conventional standards of beauty? In their new spring fashion campaign, clothing brand Betabrand replaced professional models with Ph.D.s and aspiring Ph.D.s. Challenging the ridiculous cultural notion that women can’t be both beautiful and ambitious, the company’s founder explains, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really ... Read More
  In her own words, the model Erika Linder has “too much imagination to just be one gender;” through the slightest shifts in styling, dress, and emotive expression, she can seamlessly transition from “masculine” to “feminine” constructed beauty ideals. Her sultry and commanding stare remind us of the vast potential of gender expression as a means of self-actualization and individual evolution.    And the fashion ... Read More
     Natives' fresh Spring 2014 campaign is radiating fun, sunny vibes, and accentuates the brands innovative use of color, textures, and patterns. The campaign preview is a quirky and exciting sneak peek of things to come. Native quips, "We’d like to remind you humans out there that finding all those new shoes was no easy task. Looking high and low in pursuit of the latest pair of Natives was no small undertaking, and so we ... Read More
Who better to show some serious V-day love to this year than your beautiful, romantic self?! Team Claw is on the side of self-love! (Ooooh *fist pump* one of my favourite kinds of love). The mushy day of the L word (let’s go with LOVE on this one, but others would substitute just fine) is as good enough of an excuse as any to take advantage of the 40% off all dead stock CLAWmoney apparel. You have till Monday to check out their site (just remember to ... Read More
  The photographer Alex John Beck knows faces; his portraits have been featured in New York Magazine and in the ad images of Ralph Lauren. Facial beauty in the cosmetic industry is often thought to be the result of symmetry; fashion and glamour images are often altered to make a model’s face appear more symmetrical. Beck’s new project Both Sides Of takes that definition of beauty to task; by compositing images from his portfolio, the artist ... Read More
Elodie Fiers  Media AnalystParis, FranceTell me about what you’re wearing. The sweater is vintage from Etsy—it was a gift. The collar’s from Zara, and it cost around $30. I got the necklace for $2 from a flea market, and the skirt’s from American Apparel, it was about $55. The tights were about $6, and the shoes are Valentino; they were a gift from my boyfriend. The tote is from Etsy, by an illustrator named Julia Pott. How would you describe your ... Read More
  When the photographer Stephanie Diani saw a group of older burlesque performers, The Legends of Burlesque, she was mesmerized. Consumed by images of the women who graced the stages of the Miss Exotic World pageant, the artist located some of the most renowned performers whose ages ranged from the 50s to the 70s. She then visited the women’s homes, chatted with them, and took their portraits as they donned their favorite ... Read More
  “What is between my legs is not thoroughly who I am. If gender is black and white, I’m grey,” says Ryley Pogensky, a gender queer model participating in Barney’s New York’s new campaign. Pogensky is one of almost twenty transgender and gender queer models featured in the catalog and ad images, shot by the legendary Bruce Weber.    Each model has a story to tell, hailing from communities across the globe. Culturally, ... Read More
Last night, I was watching the Grammy Awards when I realized something utterly ridiculous. LL Cool J has been wearing that hat (pictured above), known as a "flat cap" (thanks, Google image search) for a suspicious amount of time. Nobody holds on to trends for that long, unless you're still committed to that high waisted denim Calvin Klein pencil skirt that hasn't fit since you were 21 years old  because it's "a classic" and "maybe it will fit again ... Read More
Jillian Mercado, a 26 year-old New York fashion editor living with muscular dystrophy has been cast as one of the young and hip, culturally diverse models that are part of Diesel’s newest campaign ‘We Are Connected.’ Although Mercado says that it was done as a joke, a few months ago she responded to a Diesel casting call looking for young culturally representative models. Not too long after, she was contacted by Diesel requesting more pics. And it’s ... Read More
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