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4 Feb

Georgina Burke Is So Over The Plus-Size Model “SHOCK VALUE”

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Welcome to Talking Body, a new series where we have honest conversations with women about their bodies. We're kicking off with Australian Georgina Burke from the modeling agency JAG, an agency that represents models of all sizes, sans labels. Burke is a brand ambassador for Torrid (and was the face of the brand's collection with Rebel Wilson) and has also modeled for Addition Elle and Simply Be. Here, she sounds off on her body image as well as the larger changes in the industry— "any label's not a good label"—alongside a sneak peek of a new promo JAG is launching, shot by Skye Parrott. I started [modeling] in London, but my career really only kicked off when I moved to New York. I've been in New York for the last five years—people were more accepting of my...
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4 Feb

8 Crowdfunded Beauty Innovations You Need to Know

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Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become popular ways for small businesses to get funding for, well, pretty much anything. But for every pillow infused with divine energy (pass) there is a chic compact that doubles as a travel charger (yes, please). Here are eight of our favorites.

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Unique Using Unique's online fragrance tool at uniquefragrance.com, you can create your own perfume for under $100. (Donate to their ongoing Indiegogo campaign and you could get an even better deal.) Here's how it works: Choose up to six notes and a bottle design; one of Unique's experienced perfumers then combines the notes in a lab using essences and oils from the same areas of Europe—such...
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4 Feb

A 10-Year Old Brand Gets A Very Cool Reboot

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In today's break-neck speed of brand expansion, the slow but steady growth of outwear mainstay Smythe is refreshing. Ten years after launching their Toronto-based brand,  co-founders and designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe are launching ready to wear for the first time. Modeled by Tasha Tilberg, the collection maintains a modern sensibility that still keeps a keen eye on the classics—think of-the-moment pajama dressing offset by cool suiting, lean preppy dresses and easy trenches. The point is, Smythe hasn't lost sight of its brand DNA while dipping a toe in new waters. Hear from the designers on growth, giving denim a break and dressing the Prime Minister's wife. HB: What prompted the decision to launch a full RTW collection? Andrea: After ten years of offering primarily blazers, jackets and coats, we were ready to...
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