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New Year’s and resolutions go hand in hand. The dawn of a new year is a siren call to lose fifteen pounds, rock a new ’do, or change our relationship status. The trouble with resolutions—besides the fact that we usually break them in like, a minute—is that they are based on the belief that we are not enough. We aren’t thin enough, pretty enough, loved enough.I call bullshit.Starting from a place of lack is like cruising dark alleys for approval. You’ll always need another fix,...
Once the domain of amateurs, gutter punks, and, um, prisoners, stick and poke tattoos—created using nothing but a handheld needle and ink—are now a swoon-worthy art form, and ladies are leading the DIY way.  Stick and poker Talia Migliaccio, 20, says the biggest misconception about this style is that hand-poke artists create “shitty, small tattoos.” When in reality, she and other female artists like Tati Compton, McKenzie Porritt aka MKNZ, and Sarah March are inking gorgeous, intricate designs. Migliaccio gained a cult following through her dreamy Instagram page, showcasing her delicate,...
Mel Shimkovitz Actor/Artist/Writer/Partier LOS ANGELES, CA Transparent star Mel Shimkovitz has us transfixed with her "elegant masculine" style -- her Instagram handle is even macho_mel. Mel filled us in on her childhood alter ego Marvin, her "midcentury-Jewish-gentleman-rancher" aesthetic and her best style advice. When did your style evolution begin? When I was very young, I took on an alter ego named Marvin, and I was allowed to go to school as Marvin on Fridays up until I was nine. That was the inception of Macho Mel style. I...
It’s hard to imagine a more perfect metaphor for Detroit’s revival than jewelry brand Rebel Nell. The brand employs disadvantaged women from local shelters and teaches them to make beautiful necklaces, earrings, tie clips and other works of wearable art using pieces of graffiti — and all the while, they’re teaching the women financial literacy and empowering them for the future.The idea for Rebel Nell was literally in founder Amy Peterson’s backyard. For many years, she lived in Detroit right next door to a women’s...
Do the holidays have you wishing for simpler times? Perhaps times in which you don't have to get everyone material gifts? Perhaps times in which you've not...um...well...totally procrastinated? Whether you're trying to save the solar system from evil or, I don't know, just trying to climb out of your covers in the morning, we've got you. Before you panic about what to give your intergalactic warrior friends for Festivus, check out our list of ten gifts for the Sailor Moon freak in your life.  1. This Luna Cat...