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1 Oct

Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, And Taylor Swift Demonstrate How To Wear Rick Owens’ Human Backpacks

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#friendshipgoals  IMAXTREE/GETTY IMAGES Today, Rick Owens showed a spring collection that was all about "love, humanity, sensibility, femininity, and womanhood,"​ according to the show notes—​and one would assume, friendship. Because Rick Owens sent human backpacks down the runway—​the theory being, almost certainly, that for those times when you just want to bring your friend along for the ride you can, literally. Hand her your cell phone, wallet, keys, Chapstick, throw her over your should and you're good to go! It makes a lot of sense, really, considering girl squads are such a thing right now. And what better way to show just how comfortable you are in your friendship than by having your BFF's butt in your face!? And letting her hold on to your balled up ATM receipts! But how...
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30 Sep

7 Things We Learned From Lean In’s Study on Women in the Workplace

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photo : www.garancedore.fr Today, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and McKinsey & Company released their Women in the Workplace study, which analyzed the state of women in corporate positions in the United States. The study, which polled 118 companies and almost 30,000 employees, shed light on inequality in the workforce. Of all sectors, the study found that the greatest gender disparity occurs in the highest level of management (C-suite positions). As Sandberg wrote in today’s Wall Street Journal, “If NASA launched a person into space today, she could soar past Mars, travel all the way to Pluto, and return to Earth 10 times before women occupy half of C-suite offices.” Here, seven other key findings from the Women in the...
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30 Sep

Rosie Huntington Whiteley backs Breast Cancer Awareness with new line for M&S

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To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has boosted her lingerie collaboration with Marks & Spencer by creating a 19-piece collection in aid of Breast Cancer Now. The range, which features sleepwear and matching lingerie sets, also includes a super-soft post-surgery bra – the first in the model’s Rosie for Autograph inventory since collaborating with the high street giant three years ago. Fittingly, the charitable collection (10 per cent of sales will go to Breast Cancer Now) is modelled by six women who have battled breast cancer and one young woman who lost her mother to the illness. Devon-born Rosie was heavily involved behind the scenes on the campaign shoot, assisting her friend and photographer, Amanda de Cadenet. “It...
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29 Sep

11 Actually Pretty Shocking Things Friends Couldn’t Get Away With Today

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Love it or hate it, there's no denying that EVERYBODY of a certain generation has probably seen an episode of Friends in their time - which makes the obvious sexism, homophobia and all round lack of diversity all the more interesting 20 years later. 1. Chandler's transgender father is mislabeled and the butt of jokes Chandler's transgender father is often referred to as her birth name 'Charles' rather than her new name 'Helena Handbasket'. Incorrect labels are used when the cast are talking about her, lots of jokes are made about her gender and whether she has a penis, and there is definitely a bigger issue throughout the sitcom with transphobia. 2. Ross doesn't like Ben playing with stereotypical 'girl's toys' "Why is my...
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24 Sep

9 Wine and Cheese Pairings Every 20-Something Woman Should Know

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Wine and cheese. Ugh, the greatest, right? But real talk: If you're a 20-something who's just now figured out how to pick a bottle without being like "I dunno, this label's pretty?", then you're probably not very good at choosing *which* wine should go with *which* cheese. Here, a primer for your basic (taste)buds, thanks to Charles Ford, wine director for The Bristol in Chicago and brand ambassador for Ribera y Rueda. Pssst...
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24 Sep

9 Wine and Cheese Pairings Every 20-Something Woman Should Know

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Wine and cheese. Ugh, the greatest, right? But real talk: If you're a 20-something who's just now figured out how to pick a bottle without being like "I dunno, this label's pretty?", then you're probably not very good at choosing *which* wine should go with *which* cheese. Here, a primer for your basic (taste)buds, thanks to Charles Ford, wine director for The Bristol in Chicago and brand ambassador for Ribera y Rueda. Pssst...
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22 Sep

Why Marc Jacobs Uses The Word ‘GIRL’ Instead Of ‘WOMAN’

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He may have bombshell Adriana Lima fronting his new campaign, but the designer's definition of sexy is quite the nuanced thing.  PAOLA KADUCKI/SAMIRA NASR This article appears in the October issue of ELLE, on newsstands now. Adriana Lima is not the kind of woman who tends to be kept waiting. Particularly when she's wearing a mere whisper of sheer black net and 27.26 carats of Chopard diamonds, her eyes half closed, her feline form arched in what looks like ecstasy, just waiting for the arrival of her paramour, who is…here! Yes. There he is! With the glossed hair of Rudolph Valentino and the post-bender professionalism of Don Draper (suit crisp, jaw unshorn, mood…stormy), Marc Jacobs steps onto set, sidles behind his new muse,...
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20 Sep

Can You Be Punk And Still Sell Clothes? An Interview With Gareth Pugh

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Plus, how much does Beyoncé boost sales? Imagine you are being hailed as the next Alexander McQueen. Your fashion show invites are harder to obtain than Gigi Hadid's phone number. Your private clients include Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. For Gareth Pugh, 34, that's not a dream—it's just his life. Though to hear his take, it's not so different from the one he had ten years ago, as a London Fashion Week neophyte. "The perception of how I work now is quite different from the reality," Pugh tells ELLE.com. "We keep our team ​very ​small, because when you become a bigger conglomerate, you lose control...
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17 Sep

Gaybies: In Their Own Words

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Earlier this year, two friends of mine - a female couple - broke the news they were pregnant. It was stupidly exciting for everyone: they'd been trying for months to conceive and now it was real. Like my boyfriend and I, our friends are a mixed-race couple, so I spent the next few minutes idiotically fawning over what the baby might look like. "Oh it's going to be so cute," I said. "It'll have your hair, but your eyes, and—" "Uh, Ben," one said, laughing. "That's not actually how it works." (That's right: for a moment there, same-sex parenting seemed so natural and inevitable to me, I'd actually forgotten the basics of biological reproduction.) Right now, roughly 11% of gay adult men and 33%...
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17 Sep

This Couple Recreated the “101 Dalmatians” Intro in Their Adorable Engagement PhotosDisney

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tcollier2/Imgur ​One of the most beloved scenes from the 1961 Disney classic 101 Dalmatians is the meet cute between Roger and Anita, who are literally tied together by Roger's dalmatian, Pongo. Roger and Anita fall in love and get married, as do Pongo and Anita's dalmation, Perdita, and so the story begins. Disney So when one couple took their engagement photos, they decided to recreate the iconic scene from the future bride's favorite film, using their dogs, Mookie and Izabella, in place of Pongo and Perdita. Once the photos were posted on Imgur, they immediately went viral, because this is just beyond sweet. Melissa Biggerstaff Melissa Biggerstaff Melissa Biggerstaff [caption id="" align="alignnone"...
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