on May 29, 2015
Multi-talented musician Marcia Richards might be living the dream now, touring the U.S. with her London-based band The Skints, but not long ago this lifestyle was nearly impossible for her to imagine. Not only was she more of a classical music nerd growing up than an aspiring reggae rocker, but nearly all of the now-25 year old’s teenage years were spent battling Nephrotic Syndrome, a highly rare kidney disease that meant lots of extended trips to the hospital.
“I lost all of my hair and was very sickly. Read More
on May 27, 2015
It’s no secret that Lilly Pulitzer’s target audience is made up of wealthy white women, and if that’s news to you, just take a look at what comes up when you Google image search their ad campaigns.
Nevertheless, we were feeling a little hopeful that the brand had become more inclusive when they announced that their line would be sold at Target. Read More
on May 15, 2015
Despite what you may have seen on AMC, the heyday of Madison Avenue advertising had its fair share of feisty females. And these dames made a lot more than just coffee.“The Chef does everything but cook—that’s what wives are for!” proclaimed Kenwood’s 1961 advertisement for a new kitchen mixer called The Chef. The ad’s implicit sexism is anything but subtle: a beaming woman (wearing a chef’s hat, no less) hugs her husband from behind, apparently thrilled by her new kitchen appliance. Read More
on May 14, 2015
Founder of Eff Your Beauty Standards, Tess Holliday (maiden name Munster), shared her first agency shoot as as a MiLK model on Instagram Monday. And needless to say (because, um, look down), the photos are crazy awesome.
"So thrilled that I can finally share these images," the model captioned one.
When Holliday got signed, she was flooded with reactions on Twitter, Instagram, and personal letters. She told The Guardian, "Some people were very excited, some people called me fat and said I was too big to be a model. Read More
on May 13, 2015
Looking for something to do in Brooklyn tonight? Check out "Another Fucking Group Show," 8 'til late at Superchief Gallery on 66 Greenpoint Ave. The bands start at 9 pm, and you can check out the crazy installations from artists in the Frontal Labatomy space all night. Seriously, get there if you can. Read More
on May 13, 2015
Check out this awesome video of Citytv reporter Shauna Hunt responding to the vulgar statement of a Toronto soccer fan. In the middle of one of Hunt's interviews, a man interrupted to say "f**k her right in the p**sy" directly into her microphone. Rather than letting it go, the female reporter confronted the man and his friends on camera to let them know "It's a disgusting thing to say... it's degrading to women."
Though none of the guys responded with any sort of embarrassment or remorse, we're happy to see Hunt calling them out. Read More
on Apr 24, 2015
Looking for a refuge from traditional wedding planning? Look no further than Toasted's event this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. You'll find tons of offbeat wedding ideas and affordable, eco-friendly goods that will get you all sorts of inspired for the big day. Read More
on Apr 20, 2015
on Apr 03, 2015
We can't stop scrolling when we check out Nichelle Gainer's Vintage Black Glamour Tumblr page, featuring incredible images of black female icons we adore (and some fun-to-look-at unnamed ladies who aren't famous but who are super glamorous).
The gorgeous photographs are paired with celebratory descriptions of the stylish subjects, making the page a true tribute to these influential and inspiring women. Find detailed captions and more lovely pictures on Gainer's Tumblr. Read More
on Mar 20, 2015
Can we ever have too many versions of Little Women? We say no, and luckily, so does Sony Pictures.
There are tons of reasons we're pumped about an updated version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, the main one being the obvious fact that we are long time Little Women lovers. Alcott’s book was fiercely pro-women and inspiringly ahead of its time, and for that alone we’ll always be thrilled to see its story honored.
But there are plenty of other factors that are making us believe this adaptation of Little Women will be especially incredible:
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