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Herstory (n): a fraught subject and a sad, compelling legacy — bound up as it is in, you know, a culture of violence and disenfranchisement. But in honor of Women's History Month, let's take a flip-book look across countries, decades and ideas at some ladies (those famous, recognized, and not-so-much) who helped shape the way we think, talk, move, dress, and exist. Obviously, this list is abridged: ten billion other photos wouldn't ... Read More
  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