Normally, girls are expected to nod along to sexist dress codes and edicts, but such is not the case with Marion Mayer, a high school junior in Florida. When her principal, a Mr. Martinez of Lakeland Senior High School, admonished “Modest is hottest. Boys will be boys,” she saw flawed lines of thinking and exposed them for the global public, engaging us in a much needed conversation via The Huffington Post about rape culture and ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
in Style File
on Jan 23, 2014
STYLE PICKS INSPIRED BY GIRLS’ WELL-TRAVELED FREE SPIRIT, JESSA JOHANSSON
Feather 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
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“Have you ever seen anything like it?” reads the copy for this 1981 LEGO advertisement. And no, we haven’t; unlike modern marketing campaigns wherein gender lines and norms are all but drawn in the sand, the ad features a young girl simply enjoying her toys.
The image betrays no sign of the contemporary assumption that girls need special products differentiated from boys’ toys through color, shape, or content. As The ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
in Boob Tube
on Jan 20, 2014
Hey, look: it’s another peaceful morning chez Horvath-Sackler—you know, cutting your lover’s hair and weaving it into a cute little love-rug, like happy couples do. Suddenly, Adam’s sister stumbles in, having barely escaped the clutches of an abusive boyfriend, and lady is clearly mid-psychotic episode. All signs point to changing the locks, but Hannah, for some reason, chooses this moment to be compassionate. Sure, she can ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman
on Jan 16, 2014
It appears my favorite sassiest and most "illustrated" resident of the Plaza Hotel is finally getting her own documentary, and at the helm is none other than Girls star Lena Dunham.
The Vogue cover girl recently revealed that she will be working alongside Girls co-writer and executive producer Jenni Konner on a documentary about Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight. An american illustrator, Knight became a household name in the literary world when he began ... Read More
Lena Dunham’s first Vogue cover story will be appearing in the magazine's February 2014 issue.
The spread, shot by the ultra famous Annie Leibovitz, includes images of the doe-eyed Dunham dressed in some serious high fashion pieces, posing in various typical New York scenes while her Girls co-star Adam Driver and her dog Lamby attempt to share the spotlight. Personally, I think that even the way she is holding her hands while resting them on Driver’s ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
in Eat Me
on Jan 14, 2014
Possibly the most adorable scientist of all time (not an exaggeration), tiny Elise wanted to grow some vines on potatoes, and ended up with a foolproof pro-organic argument instead. And her video is way more enjoyable than Food Inc.
Watch as she tells us why "wimpy little vines" from sweet potatoes are totally lame, and organic food is where it's at.
The adorable is greatly increased by the fact that she did the experiment with her Grandma. Who needs ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
in Boob Tube
on Jan 13, 2014
Girls premiered last night!! So, let’s talk about it, because we're girls! Er, women. Ladies? Oh, for the love of Pete, let’s just stare at Julianna Margulies’s Golden Globes look for at least 30 seconds because it is the best thing.
Feeling better? Me too. Onward!
The sun rises on our four protagonists: Hannah’s comfortably entwined with Adam, Shoshanna’s extracting herself from a random’s bunk bed (don’t ... Read More
Girls and kittens... together! Are you kidding me?! Hipster TV fans and cat lovers everywhere, get ready to feast your eyes on the cutest video since Sleepy Kitten. Pretty sure it’s true, and I’m not embarrassed to say it: I think my life is complete. Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls has been reenacted by cats. Can you handle it? Didn’t think so. The Pet Collective has released this Tuesday’s parody video complete with the ... Read More
For his touching series “One Day My Child You Will Be,” the famed photographer Malo reminds viewers of the attainability of childhood dreams. The work comprises a group of images in which his then 3-month-old daughter dresses for various careers and lifestyles. In a total breakdown of the gendered ways in which infants might be portrayed in the photos above the mantel, she becomes a superhero, a doctor, a ballerina, and even the first female ... Read More