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16 Aug

The Inspiring Way 1 Brand Is Embracing the Transgender Community

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You may only know & Other Stories as the polished sister brand to popular storeH&M, but there's a new reason to get excited about this fashion-insider favorite: its commitment to diversity. The Swedish import's new campaign stars transgender models Valentijn De Hingh and Hari Nef — but that's not all. & Other Stories is also working with transgender professionals on a special capsule collection that everyone will flip for. The line skews toward athletic styles, but design details like bright metallics, sheer mesh, and sleek leather give it the high-fashion aesthetic we already love from & Other Stories. Other brands including ModCloth are also embracing the transgender community, and as high-profile stars like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner continue to raise...
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11 Aug

Buzzfeed Staff Re-Created Famous Calvin Klein Underwear Ads

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David Bertozzi / Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed As boys, we grew up under pressure to look and act in a way that oozes masculinity. We’re surrounded by the notion that men are supposed to be tough and have a look to match. The idea of acting masculine oftentimes goes hand in hand with having that masculine body we see so often in the media. This body is something that we feel is represented in Calvin Klein ads, which is why we wanted to create our own. Each of us chose an iconic Calvin Klein ad to re-create, and we bared it all. Our intention is simply to celebrate our bodies, have fun, and remind everyone that people come in all shapes, sizes,...
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11 Aug

Rare Photos From Princess Diana And Prince Harles’ Wedding Released

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On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales in front of 3,500 guests and 750 million viewers worldwide. You've probably already seen the famous photos from that day, from the bride entering St. Paul's Cathedral in her Elizabeth and David Emanuel gown to the newlyweds waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. What you haven't seen are the following photos, taken by the assistant of Lord Patrick Lichfield, a first cousin once removed of Queen...
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10 Aug

4 Addictive Apps That Make Decorating Fun

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Decorating should be enjoyable—but often it just feels daunting. Unlike an ill-fitting top that you can toss in the back of your closet and forget about, you have to live, quite literally, with bad decorating decisions, whether it’s a soft-beige paint that was lovely on the swatch but looks like cat puke on your bedroom walls or a couch that doesn’t quite fit your living room. If you’re a gun-shy decorator, the latest generation of decorating apps will help ease you into projects big and small, including finding un-boring art to hang over your bed and figuring out what colors to paint the exterior of your home. Fair warning before you click “download”: All four of these apps, which are free,...
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9 Aug

The #ILOOKLIKEANENGINEER Hashtag Keeps Getting Better

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https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/628645858188349440/photo/1 Earlier this week we flipped for #ILookLikeAnEngineer, a hashtag that went viral in the wake of platform engineer Isis Wenger, whose image and words were used to advertise OneLogin Engineering, the San Francisco-based company she works for, being told by a backwards-minded Internet that she didn’t “look” like someone employed in her profession. Wenger took to the Internet to right this wrong, wrote a must-read piece on Medium about the problem, and started the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer, calling on the women of her profession to get on social media, post their photos, and show the world what an engineer looks like. Now it looks like the hashtag is going to get a second life, off the Internet, as a (drumroll please) billboard. As the...
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30 Jul

This Clothing Company Is Celebrating Individuality In The Most Awesome Way

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We love that we’re living in a time where the fashion industry is expanding its definition of what it is to be a model and the culture as a whole is expanding its definition of what it means to be beautiful. We love these things and so of COURSE we love the #IAmUnique campaign, spearheaded by Unique Vintage, which calls on all women to “embrace their individuality ​and feel confident in the skin they’re​ in,” and is “featuring influential fashion and body positivity bloggers celebrating ​the differences that make ​them as individuals feel beautiful.” Unique Vintage is using some of our absolutely favorite body positivity models for this campaign and in their new fall lookbook, including Amina Mucci,  Marie Southard Ospina, and...
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28 Jul

Sofia Mechetner, The 14-year-old Dior Model With Her Very Own Cinderella Story

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Sofia Mechetner, walking in the Dior show in July 2015 You probably don’t know her name but you’ve likely heard about Sofia Mechetner over the last few days. She’s the 14-year-old model who opened Dior’s latest Haute Couture show wearing a sheer dress and hit the headlines in the process. Many believe she is too young to be a model, let alone for a world-famous fashion house, and that’s before you take into account the risqué garment choice. Recent attempts to regulate the risk of child exploitation in the modelling industry have seen the British Fashion Council and Council of Fashion Designers of America ban models under the age of 16 from the London and New York Fashion Week catwalks. Yet the...
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27 Jul

Seeing These Models Strip Down and Get Real Will Inspire You to No End

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You don't need us to tell you that every woman has insecurities, whether they're related to how she feels in a swimsuit or the way she looks in her clothes. What youdo need is to see these curvy models reveal their own — and then strip down for the camera anyway. Project WomanKind is a video series launched by five models, including Margaret Macpherson, Jessica Vander Leahy, Olivia Langdon, Sophie Sheppard, and Stefania Ferrario, with one inspiring goal: total body positivity and acceptance. While these brave ladies pose in their lingerie for a shoot, that's not our favorite part of the six short films. Instead, we're more interested in listening to the models open up, sharing what they've learned about the industry,...
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23 Jul

Italy’s €20 Million US Fashion Bid

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ITALY is said to be announcing a €20 million initiative to strengthen its relationship with the US regarding textiles, fashion and leather goods exports. Vice minister of  economic development, Carlo Calenda, will detail the Ministry of Economic Development's year-long plans later today in New York which will involve "trade shows, special events, incoming services and assistance in Italy and a major media campaign." The country has been encouraged by its  increasing exports to the US (which last year  totalled $5.6 billion), WWD reports, and  hopes to profit from "the ever-influential  youth culture" since 34 per cent of the US  population of 315 million is under 25.   The move is a major boost for the Made In Italy brand, which has been used since the...
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22 Jul

How To Turn A Good Idea Into The Next Big Thing

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We all have ideas. But only some of us make them a reality—and thereby change the world that much more. Three successful women weigh in on how to turn brainstorms into lightning bolts. Who hasn't at some point had what seems like a game- changing idea? And what makes the difference between letting that idea go by and eventually giving a talk on it at TED? A dinner held during the TEDWomen 2015 conference last May brought together people who are turning grand ideas into reality, and they offered insights into how they've made that happen. Many stressed that the first step is recognizing a need, then finding the confidence to think you can solve it. "It's the risk takers who...
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