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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
Regardless of your opinion on wearing makeup, sometimes you wanna wear it and may feel unarmed with the skillz. Women have a complex history with makeup, ranging from relying on it to despising it. Chances are you fall somewhere in the middle and if not, you deserve a chance to try out the strong cat-eye look, as make up tutorialist Tadele Smith says, “you want the wings of your liner to be so sharp they could kill a man”. It’s true ... Read More
I have always had a very vocal hatred of Crocs.  I mean, I get it. They are practical shoes for my mom to garden in and my little brothers to use in water… Just to be clear - I just was never sold on them. In any way whatsoever.   So why am I bringing this traumatizing memory out of its grave?! Because I swear I just saw the Crocs of heels.   Okay. So they don’t look exactly like crocs - but they are rubberized. And they are ... 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