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Street style blogs are everywhere (The Sartorialist, Street Peeper, and Stil in Berlin are some our  personal faves.) They may seem like a modern meme, but actually, street fashion photography has been around much longer—maybe even as long as photography itself. Mashable recently curated some photos by Edward Linley Sambourne, all taken during the Edwardian era in and around Kensington, London, featuring ladies in their amazing #ootd. Anything for fashion, right? We think these gals all had some serious personal style (especially considering how the...
Seventeen year-old Samira Omar suffered terrible burns to her head and shoulders in a bullying incident while at school in the United Kingdom. She was afraid that she would never heal, but after returning to Canada, came across a cosmetic tattoo expert named Basma Hameed, who changed her entire outlook on healing. Hameed suffered horrible burns herself at the age of 3,  and since then has learned and mastered the art of covering them up. She uses pigments that matches the skin tones of her patients...
Amazing news for women of all ages and bibliophiles alike: Joan Didion is being featured in Céline’s latest ad campaign, joining the growing list of older women who represent major consumer product companies. The journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and icon has been called the muse of the French luxury brand’s creative director, Phoebe Philo, who is quick to point out that age doesn’t limit the 80 year-old from being the ultimate Céline woman. Fearless in her ambition and willing to share her rawest personal experiences with the...
We all probably remember Esther Honig’s project in which she asked Photoshop experts from all over the globe to make a photo of her look “beautiful.” The results from country to country were vastly different; they elongated, widened or shrunk different parts of her face, added substantial makeup or made her edges softer. Basically, it showed that while there is no one global standard of beauty, every society has in place its own unattainable criteria for female physical perfection (whatever that is). Esther Honig, before and...
The daily life of an unemployed person in America primarily involves searching for work, personal care, and leisure activities. This New York Times infographic shows the amount of time spent on a certain activity for men and women in their mid-20’s to early 50’s, and reveals just how gendered some activities still are. Maroon signifies housework, beige signifies caring for others, dark and light blue signify leisure time, and yellow signifies education. On a given day, more men spend time watching television and focusing on education, while...
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