The September issue, which is traditionally the publication’s biggest and most important of the year (the making of which is the subject of a 2009 documentary of the same name), ushers in the beginning of the new fashion year and includes hundreds of pages of glossy photo spreads and luxury advertisements. Continue reading at ArtNetNews
Michelle Obama returned to the political stage looking like the first lady that she was rather than the cultural celebrity that she has become. But as soon as she began to speak, it was clear that she had not come as a symbol of past political triumphs or history-making progress.
She sounded like a wounded citizen.
She sounded like a woman in pain. Continue reading at Washington Post
Buying jeans has always come with a side of heart-racing terror for me, a holdover from when my body didn’t fit into most of them — as a teen, the very act of entering a denim store was an exercise in bravery and, inevitably, humiliation. (Forgive my lack of confidence: I was a plus-size adolescent in the pre–body-positive, ultra-low-rise era.)
Regardless of your body and how you feel about it, I’m willing to bet that you probably think shopping for jeans is the worst, too. The sizing is messed up. The price tags can be vicious. And digging through the folded stacks of denim to find the right cut in the right wash requires divine patience — and that’s before you get into the change room. Continue reading at Refinery29
Spin Live's shoppable video integration with Shopify comes as retailers seek to reach consumers who are dissuaded from going to physical stores and malls during the coronavirus pandemic. The change in habits is driving innovation among brands and platforms that can connect with shoppers through digital channels that include services like livestreaming and e-commerce functionalities.. Continue reading at Retail Dive
In the nation’s capital, a black woman makes 51 cents for every dollar a white man makes.
The lost cents add up over every paycheck and every year of a woman’s life. Over the course of a 40-year career, a black woman in the District is estimated to lose $1.98 million because of the wage gap, according to an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center. That means a black woman would need to work until age 98 to make what a white man made by age 60. Continue reading at The Washington Post