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If you’ve ever wanted to smell like a 19th-century Russian countess, Rosamund Pike’s Gone Girl character, or even something as amorphous as the bridge of a Fleetwood Mac song, Rachel Syme has a scent for you. The New York-based journalist has the rare ability to commit smells to memory. And with her seasonal Twitter feature Perfume Genie, she uses this skill—plus her lifelong love of perfume—to introduce people to their new favorite scents. Her followers will share moods, memories, or photographs, and Syme responds with a...
Let’s play a game. Without thinking too hard, what are the first (non-policy) things that come to mind when you think of Hillary Clinton? You might think of the media's obsession with her emails, Bill Clinton, or when she unironically told Millennial and Gen-Z voters to “Pokemon-Go to the polls.” However, what likely comes to mind are her signature pantsuits. Fashion choices have long been used to disqualify or delegitimize powerful women, and, undoubtedly, Clinton’s pantsuits were used as a tool of communication to the...
“Sexiness isn’t one-dimensional— it’s a voice, it’s a feeling, it’s a technicolor mirror that reflects whoever is holding it. With you, we’re rewriting the American underwear story— in full-spectrum color,” reads Parade’s manifesto. The underwear company launched last year with the promise of donating one percent of their profits to Planned Parenthood. Yesterday, they decided to take it a step farther by announcing that they were giving away over 1,000 pairs of underwear to five LGBTQ+ organizations: GLITS, HYPE Center by Freedom Forward, Trinity...
When it comes to true racial justice, making one-time donations to bail funds and posting black squares on Instagram has proven not to be enough. Following the viral murder of George Floyd, people all across the world took to the streets, shared information on how to support the Black community, and posted on social media in solidarity with the recharged Black Lives Matter movement. However, Aurora James, the founder and creative director of Brother Vellies, knew that as a consumerist society, we could go deeper.             View...
AOC has officially cemented herself as the coolest Congressperson yet. In an interview with Vogue, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed her skincare routine and her makeup habits, “The reason why I think it’s so important to share these things is that, first of all, femininity has power, and in politics there is so much criticism and nitpicking about how women and femme people present ourselves,” AOC told Vogue. “Just being a woman is quite politicized here in Washington…. There’s this really false idea that if you care...
ALICE BAG IS a Chicana punk legend. In the late ’70s, she fronted the pioneering L.A. band the Bags and has been making music, writing books (including her memoir Violence Girl), fighting for education and immigrant rights, and toppling the patriarchy ever since. (Maybe you’ve seen her in Penelope Spheeris’ classic documentary The Decline of Western Civilization or more recently as the opening act on Bikini Kill’s reunion tour.) At 61, she’s released a new solo album, Sister Dynamite (In the Red Records), and it’s...
Wonder Woman and her alter ego, Diana Prince, have a stylist, and her name is Lindy Hemming. When the Oscar-winning Welsh costume designer behind The Dark Knight trilogy was brought on to dress Gal Gadot for director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, the heroine’s red, gold, and blue battle armor had already been created for her Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cameo. But in Wonder Woman 1984, set for release on August 14, Wonder Woman’s new winged golden battle armor is entirely Hemming’s design, taking...
Kiki, also known as @kikimancy on Twitter and Instagram, is known for her blend of cosmetology and cosmology, and her knowledge shines through in her latest e-book, The Ancient Art of Onychomancy In the Modern World. Grounded in palmistry (divination through reading palms), Kiki takes on onychomancy, also known as nail reading, in a whole new way through looking at the shape of nails and translating that to personality and possibilities. With The Ancient Art of Onychomancy In the Modern World, Kiki encompasses the art...

This socially distant shoot features some style staples you'll be dreaming about for the rest of quarantine (at least). Champion jacket Staud coat; Martine Ali necklace; shoes: vintage Zara sweater; scarf: stylist's own; earrings: model's own Baum Und Pferdgarten dress; Martine Ali necklace; bracelet: stylist's own; shoes: vintage Cos sweater and skirt; Labucq shoes; earrings and bracelet: stylist's own Baum Und Pferdgarten coat; Martine Ali necklace Morgan Lane pajamas; Avec Modération slippers Photographed by Kat Borchart // Modeled by May Daniels @ LA ModelsStyled by Jardine Hammond // Props by Natalie ShriverTop photo:...
Alicia Keys recently announced that she was coming out with a beauty line. Because the singer-songwriter is known to not wear makeup because of the unrealistic beauty standards forced on women and girls, this upset some influencers. Namely, the popular beauty influencers James Charles and MannyMUA. Both of them took to Twitter to tweet their frustrations in now-deleted tweets. James Charles and Manny Mua both shade a celebrity who is launching her own beauty line and many think it’s Alicia Keys because her whole brand throughout...