BY Kathryn Hensch
on Aug 26, 2015
Paris’s streets are named after important people in history. That’s all fine and dandy, except for one thing: only 2.6 percent of those streets are named after women. Seems like "people" in this case actually means men. A group of Parisian feminists decided to take a stand and cover the old boys with some powerful ladies.
Quai de Nina Simone certainly does have a nice ring to it. See the new and improved streets below.
All images via The Local
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A couple of the inspiring Babayagas above.
After 15 years in the making, the Babayagas’ House — a feminist alternative to a retirement home — has finally opened in Paris. Named after the word “witch” in Slavic mythology, this incredible place is a self-managed social housing project run by a community of inspiring female senior citizens who want to keep their independence. “To live long is a good thing but to age well is better,” says the 85-year-old Thérèse Clerc who dreamed up the project back in 1999. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
in Eat Me
on Jan 18, 2015
We We are so excited to hear that many of Paris’ top-notch chefs are women. To celebrate, here are some of our top picks of powerhouse women chefs all over the world. Prepare to be hungry—and, if you can, stop by their restaurants for what’s sure to be a delicious meal.
1. Michelle Bernstein. Restaurant: Michy’s. Location: Miami, Florida
This former ballerina put on quite the show when she stole the Iron Chef title from Bobby Flay with the sweet onion challenge. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 29, 2014
“Have you ever been to Paris? Neither have I. Neither have I.”
Those are still the lyrics to Lizzo’s LIZZOBANGERS track, “Paris,” but they are not longer true for the rapper, whose debut album was named #1 Album of 2013 by us here at BUST.
With roots in Houston and Detroit, but now based in the Twin Cities, Lizzo told Jay-Z’s Life+Times that when she wrote the song, she had never in fact been to Paris. Read More
Chanel debuted their Spring/Summer 2015 collection on a fake Parisian boulevard within Grand Palais in Paris. The show’s clothing had a 1970s vibe with the tweed pantsuits and bright colorful blouses.
It could have been a nod to the feminist movement in the seventies, since Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, ended the show with a feminist protest. Normally, I would be happy that feminism has reached a new audience but I don’t think the message was sent correctly. This protest made feminism a commodity. Read More
on Jul 29, 2014
While I was beginning to believe only Millennials were obsessed with computers, Mickey Mouse and selfies, artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) took these obsessions to the next level. She passed away on June 14th at 78 years old, but we can can remember her for the beautiful art instillations she created that prompted the viewer to interpret iconic symbols in our society in a completely different way.
In her day, Ultra Violet was a purple-haired artist who worked with some others you might’ve heard of: Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. Read More
BY Isabel Staccuneddu
on Jul 18, 2014
Y’all have been keeping up with Beyoncé’s 10-part HBO series, “BEYONCÉ: X10”, right? If not, it’s only three parts in, so there’s still time to catch up! Just tune into HBO before "True Blood" at 8:55PM on Sundays to see Bey’s perfection in HD.
In even MORE exciting news, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, have agreed to a third HBO venture, allowing the channel to film their September 12th and 13th Paris shows for your viewing pleasure! The special will air in September. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 08, 2014
Media AnalystParis, France
Tell me about what you’re wearing. The sweater is vintage from Etsy—it was a gift. The collar’s from Zara, and it cost around $30. I got the necklace for $2 from a flea market, and the skirt’s from American Apparel, it was about $55. The tights were about $6, and the shoes are Valentino; they were a gift from my boyfriend. The tote is from Etsy, by an illustrator named Julia Pott. How would you describe your style? When I started my blog (ladymoriartyinparis.blogspot. Read More
Oh mon dieu! C’est incroyable!
Ok, so my French is a lil' rusty, but that doesn’t stop me from loving Paris, France. I even have a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower because I love that city so much.
So if you had seen my face when I found out that Paris’s upcoming mayoral race IS ALL FEMALE, you probably would’ve been floored. Yep, this year, four lovely ladies are running for mayor.
Previously in 2008, two female candidates ran for the mayoral position, but this time around, there's not a man in sight. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 01, 2013
According to The Cut, A.F. Vandevorst’s fashion show in Paris today didn’t feature any black models, which is unfortunately fairly common. But what struck audience members as particularly odd about the show was that a bunch of these white models had black paint coating their arms and legs. This little piece of racist oddity comes on the heels of this week’s fashion blackface controversy, which we covered yesterday. At this point it’s almost funny…just almost, though.
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