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Think twice before you pack those sweaters away for the season. These DIYs recycle the clothing you already have and transform them into warmer weather garb. Spending less of your funds on clothing means there’s more money for summer fun. Read More
Cookie Never Crumbles in Her Flawless Wardrobe. If you’re a fan of Empire, FOX’s musical drama about a family of hip-hop royalty, then you’re probably obsessed with Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson)—and her killer look. Bite Cookie’s style with bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, massive gold accessories, big-brimmed hats, and a boss bitch attitude. Read More
After seeing the badass looks of the ladies of AfroPunk Paris all over the Internet, we just had to share some of their pics here, too. For those who don’t know, AfroPunk’s an annual music festival is hosted in different cities each year — the event features some of the most awesome artists around, most of whom are black and many of whom are women. On its site, the fest is described as “the best assembly of female musical talent since Lilith Fair. Read More
We have been binding our busts since ancient times: in Classical Greece, some women wrapped linen bands across their breasts; Romans had a similar method, hoping to prevent their breasts from sagging; during the Ming Dynasty in China, a supportive underlayer called a “dudou” was favored by wealthy women. The first modern bra in the United States was invented in 1910 by Mary Phelps Jacob (later known as Caresse Crosby), a New Yorker whose chunky whalebone corset just didn’t work under her thin evening gown. Read More
Yesterday, the New York Times reported about a hip new trend for young women: full bottom underwear. You heard us right—thongs are no longer cool. Apparel analysts and young women themselves agree that thongs have passed, and that being comfortable is the new thing. The research coincides with this observation: according to NPD, a research company, “Sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles — briefs, boy shorts and high-waist briefs — have grown a collective 17 percent. Read More