Category: style

Why the idea that perfume is for women and cologne is for men is…

Why the idea that perfume is for women and cologne is for men is an archaic mindset

Perfume is for women and cologne is for men — that, for many, is what we’ve been taught for most our lives. Walk through a department store and you will likely see strict gender lines. The colognes are in displays with male models or a heterosexual couple in deep embrace, with the cologne itself being stored in a black or industrial-looking bottle. Perfumes, meanwhile, are advertised with images of women or a couple that looks loving and sensual, with the perfume itself in a bottle that is white or pink or purple. Read more. 

Why 8 fashion insiders are supporting Munroe Bergdorf after the…

Why 8 fashion insiders are supporting Munroe Bergdorf after the L’Oréal firing

On Friday, a model of color was sacked from a campaign championing diversity after speaking out in opposition to white supremacy. That decision raises a thorny question about where the fashion and beauty industry situates itself morally: Are its repeated efforts to challenge beauty norms, promote inclusivity and track diversity efforts really holding the industry accountable to any aspiration beyond back-patting? Read more. 

Would you be OK with your boyfriend or husband wearing makeup?

Would you be OK with your boyfriend or husband wearing makeup?

How ‘The Mindy Project’ changed the way “normal American woman…

How ‘The Mindy Project’ changed the way “normal American woman size” women can dress on television

  • The Mindy Project hasn’t even begun it’s sixth and final season, and already it’s secured a retrospective exhibition at the Paley Center. 
  • “The Mindy Project: Six Seasons of Style,” running August 26 to October 1, is choosing to zero in on one of the series’ most talked about aspects: its costumes, and the man at their seams: Salvador Perez. Read more (8/15/17)

Plenty of bloggers and models who are open about their bodies…

Plenty of bloggers and models who are open about their bodies and self-love and appreciation face an onslaught of online trolls who spew hate galore. How do they deal with that? We spoke with 12 body-positive activists on Instagram, from models to bloggers, about how, exactly, they deal with those relentless online trolls. Read more 

A Brooklyn brand sold a $119 “refugee dress.” Shoppers weren’t…

A Brooklyn brand sold a $119 “refugee dress.” Shoppers weren’t happy about it.

  • UZI NYC, a small brand based in Brooklyn, New York, has manufactured a light cotton, sleeveless dress in shades of white, navy and black.
  • Not too controversial at first glance, but now look at the name.
  • Refugee dress.” For $119, you can buy this “refugee dress.”
  • Over the past few days, word of the dress has been making its way across Twitter, where shoppers are making their outrage over this name known. Responses ranged from “So this brand thought it was appropriate to sell a ‘refugee’ dress? Disgusting” to “What is this!!??” Read more. (8/2/2017 1:20 PM)

Plus-size bloggers Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason team up for…

Plus-size bloggers Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason team up for their own fashion brand, Premme

The male makeup revolution is here — but to make a real…

The male makeup revolution is here — but to make a real difference, changes must be made

  • More than 20 years after RuPaul landed himself a MAC Cosmetics campaign and shook the beauty world to its core, a makeup industry revolution is finally taking place. 
  • All this progress got us thinking. What’s next? As more campaigns with men roll in — Soap & Glory got its first male spokesperson last week — how can this progress continue and grow over the next few years? What more can come of this trend so it’s not considered a trend? 
  • Male beauty bloggers, in all their contoured and highlighted glory, are escaping the confines of YouTube tutorials and landing campaigns and ads once reserved for only the hottest female actresses and models. Read more (7/26/17)

Finding plus-size models to model plus-size clothing isn’ hard —…

Finding plus-size models to model plus-size clothing isn’ hard — so why do some retailers struggle?

With the #DiaARMy, Dia&Co is trying to encourage plus-size…

With the #DiaARMy, Dia&Co is trying to encourage plus-size women to celebrate their upper arms