Models Vanessa Lorenzo + Marta Dyks are styled by Richmond Tan in Anthropologie’s Spring 2019 Campaign lensed by Graham Dunn. Heath Mattiolo designs the set rich in homewares and furniture from Anthropologie’s expanding lifestyle collections. / Hair by Rachel Lee; makeu by Diane da SilvaRead More
When in London, afternoon tea at Balthazar in Covent Garden in the presence of FLOWERBX blooms seems like a must do. Any fashionistas in the city for London Fashion Week would have enjoyed a small feast for eyes, body and soul.
The winter edition of the Balthazar x FLOWERBX Afternoon Tea sees Balthazar’s highly skilled Head Pastry Chef Régis Beauregard transform winter florals into cakes, with the expertise of FLOWERBX CEO, Whitney Bromberg Hawkings.Read More
For most Americans, black history begins in 1619, when a Dutch ship brought some “20 and odd Negroes” as slaves to the English colony of Jamestown, in Virginia.
Many are not aware that black history in the United States goes back at least a century before this date.
In 1513, a free and literate African named Juan Garrido explored Florida with a Spanish conquistador, Juan Ponce de León. In the following decades, Africans, free and enslaved, were part of all the Spanish expeditions exploring the southern region of the United States. In 1565, Africans helped establish the first permanent European settlement in what is St. Augustine, Florida today.Read More
Liberty London is teaming up with Bloody Good Period, the non-profit charity commited to ending period poverty. The two-week campaign, which runs concurrently with International Women’s Day March 8, will see all donations go to Bloody Good Period. The organization founded by Gabby Eldin, supports vulnerable women unable to afford sanitary products, with a special focus on asylum seekers and refugees.Read More
The #MeToo campaign has provided a gateway for Indian women to vocalise the “enough is enough” message and seek justice. Some have referred to it as revolutionary. Sadly, the reality is that the majority of women who have encountered harassment will not – or cannot – come forward and voice their stories of victimisation.Read More
"My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up," Porter told Vogue. "To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part."Read More
Following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick’s compelling commercial to debut the 30th anniversary of NIKE’s ‘Just Do It’ Campaign, Serena Williams is the narrator in the brand’s new ‘Dream Crazier’ commercial, which aired Sunday night during the 91st Academy Awards. The newest ‘Just Do It’ ad features prominent trailblazing female athletes including including Williams herself, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and other women sports figures expressing emotions including frustration, exhiliaraiton, anger, joy and more during their sporting events.Read More
But is technology the weapon that will ultimately eradicate animal poaching and save various species from eradication? It’s not a silver bullet, but it certainly has potential. That’s why Vulcan – a company started by the late Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft – has produced a tech platform called EarthRanger to monitor protected wildlife areas by drawing in big data from cameras, animal collars and vehicle sensors.Read More
In 2016, temp secretary Nicola Thorp was sent home from her work at a corporate finance company for not wearing shoes with two to four inches heels. This sparked outrage among the female working class with politicians and women protesting against Thorp’s dismissal through using the hashtag #fawcettflatsFriday. In a story by The Guardian Thorp said she asked the company why wearing flats would impair her to do her job. “I don’t hold anything against the company necessarily, because they are acting within their rights as employers to have a formal dress code. I think dress codes should reflect society and nowadays women can be smart and wear flat shoes,” she said.
Thorp then launched a petition calling for the law to be changed so companies will not be able to force women to wear heels to work. It accrued 152,420 signatures in six months but went down in the British Parliament in 2017.
Add another “what were they thinking!!!” designer must-have to your Fall 2019 luxury shopping list. Insisting that the design was inspired by a marine theme that ran throughout the entire collection, Burberry agrees that their noose is easily understood as making both suicide and lynching fashionable. Given everything that’s happening around Gucci and Prada’s wild-side walk with blackface, it’s pretty incredible that these mishaps keep happening.
"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection," Marco Gobbetti, Burberry chief executive officer, said in a statement provided to CNN.
The design was criticized by model Liz Kennedy, who wore it on the runway and claims that her expressed concerns about the noose were dismissed. Even wearing it during the show potentially put Kennedy in her own tough spot with social media. It was Kennedy who posted this message to Burberry on her Instagram: