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Gender Quotas May Work Better in Cultures Where People Like Rules

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:52

Gender quotas are an ever-controversial way to increase the percentage of women in business-leadership positions. But new research from the University of Toronto's Rotman school of management suggests that people need to be more aware of the different effects they will likely have in different cultures. And some of those ... More »

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Mattel Is Making a Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:44

Still on the waiting list for the Karlito charm? Mattel to the rescue. This fall, the company is releasing a limited-edition Barbie in the designer's likeness, complete with sunglasses, high-collared shirt and — of course — fingerless gloves. WWD says the doll is one of the company's collector's editions, meaning ... More »

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Further Evidence That the Airbnb Logo Resembles a Vagina

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:54

Just in case you didn't see the vagina in Airbnb's new logo, the fine folks of the internet have done some drawings that make the comparison crystal clear. Check out all the creative artwork at AirBnBLogos for helpful illustrations demonstrating ways the Bélo resembles portions of female anatomy and/or a ... More »

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This Week’s Parties Featured Balloon Dogs and Birthday Cake

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:45

This week’s party circuit kicked off on Monday night at Milk Studios, where Marcia Patmos and Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow claimed this year’s Woolmark Prize, beating out Jonathan Simkhai, Nonoo, and Rosie Assoulin. Meanwhile, Jeff Koons kept busy by turning the H&M flagship store into an ... More »

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10 Ways to Recognize Orthorexia

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:06

Late last month, Jordan Younger — the erstwhile Blonde Vegan — came out as orthorexic, and announced she was abandoning the dietary regimen that gave her blog its name. “It’s time to advocate a lifestyle that doesn’t involve restriction, labeling or putting ourselves into a box,” she wrote, describing the food ... More »

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Beyond Jean Harlow: Rarely Seen Photos of Glamorous Black Women

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:50

"Vintage Hollywood glamour" usually calls to mind images of Audrey Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Grace Kelly — all those silver-screen goddesses who appear on posters and populate coffee-table books. But the people those photo collections don’t usually include are the black singers, actresses, and starlets who were living an equally glamorous ... More »

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The French Discovered Vocal Fry and They Call It ‘The Voice of America’

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:06

Le Monde, the newspaper of record for le French, has just published an exposé on the American phenomenon of "vocal fry." They are calling it "The Voice of America" ("La voix de l'Amérique"), and they have managed to make it more cultured, sexier, and sophisticated than we have ever been able ... More »

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6 Chic Things to Buy on Sale This Week

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00

Our favorite uptown wish-list boutique, Fivestory, is clearing out its shelves in anticipation of fall merchandise — which means it's hosting a huge sale at the Bowery Hotel this Friday, July 18, through next Wednesday the 23rd. That means up to 8o percent off of brands like Thakoon, Carven, Comme des Garçons, and ... More »

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Cara Delevingne Hailed a Cab in No Pants

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:57

Last night, Cara Delevingne was spotted in Soho trying to hail a cab while forgoing pants. Instead, she sported an oversize tank top, white high tops, and a cardigan featuring humerus, radius, and rib-cage detailing — displaying, all in all, quite a bit of anatomy. ... More »

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Is Drake at the Beach in a Nancy Meyers Movie?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:35

There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear, but let's try to parse it, shall we? It seems as though Drake, who's already proclaimed his love of white wine spritzers, is fully morphing into a character in a Nancy Meyers movie, one just trying to find herself. Note ... More »

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Wes Gordon, Tanya Taylor Among CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:52

This year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund process is already off to a running start. Last night, the organization named ten finalists in the competition: Wes Gordon; Tanya Taylor; shoe designer Paul Andrew; Daniel Corrigan and Jake Sargent of Simon Miller; Brett Heyman of handbag line Edie Parker; Natalie Levy and Grant ... More »

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The University of Central Florida Forum: 'Would You Let Your Daughter Color Her Hair Blue?'

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:34
My micro-miniskirts and go-go boots had given way to pencil skirts, cardigan sweaters and high-heeled shoes. And my sense of freedom and adventure had been lost somewhere in the mix.

Read more: Weird, Chance Encounter, Blue Hair, Youth, Fashion, Appearance, Chicago News

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Reminder: Those Girls Boko Haram Kidnapped in April Are Still Missing

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:39

Last weekend, the Boko Haram released a new video jeering at the well-intended but short-lived “Bring Back Our Girls” hashtag campaign. “You’ve been going around saying, ‘Bring Back Our Girls,’” Abubakar Shekau, the terrorist group’s leader, says in the 16-minute video.“Bring back our army,” he retorts, reiterating the group’s demands for militant ... More »

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Exclusive: Penélope Cruz’s Latest Steamy Film for L’Agent

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:29

Penélope Cruz didn't disappoint with her last video for L'Agent, the diffusion line of Agent Provocateur for which she and her sister Mónica are c0- designers (alongside Agent Provocateur creative director Sarah Shotton.) And while there's no sign of Javier Bardem in this teaser from L'Agent's fall campaign, the clip ... More »

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Watch 6 People Try to Define ‘Cool’

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:27

How do you answer the question: what's cool? Is it even cool to ask that question or is it like, "if you have to ask, then you are definitely not cool." (Wait, that sounded pretty cool.) Olivier van Themsche, founder of an online retailer named the Cools,  asked six New ... More »

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Drake Just Wants to Be on the Kiss Cam

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:08

North America’s leading expert on all matters romantical, Drake, hosted the ESPY Awards yesterday evening in order to pay tribute to one of the most intimate moments in all of sports history — a soft transfer of air between two respected rivals.    ... More »

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18 Ways to Get Cast As a ‘Real’ Model

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:00

"Real-people casting" is decidedly not a new trend — by this point, it's been employed by everyone from Dove to Lanvin to Uniqlo to V, which put a regular Jane on its cover in 2002 — but it shows no signs of slowing down. Last week, DKNY cast "real New Yorkers" in ... More »

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A Cute Calculator That Fits in Your Pocket

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:45

For those who like to art-direct their surroundings, this adorable light-blue plastic calculator is perfect to keep at one's desk, or even to give to a design-driven friend. It's still the easiest thing to punch in quick numbers at work or in your home office. Now, the only thing to ... More »

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Lottie Ntim: Fashion and the Market for Curated Identities

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:04
The concept of a curated identity is nothing new, but increased connectivity and consumer conscience has certainly paved the way for what is now a burgeoning market, that ultimately serves to give us more choice, control and flexibility when it comes to what we wear.

Read more: Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, Muzungu Sisters, Tech, Craftsmanship, Fast Fashion, Agoa, Retail, Identity, Venture Capital, Fashion, Maiyet, Streetstyle,, Emerging Markets,, Culture, Business News

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This Is How You Can Rock A Denim Skirt And Look Like A Grown-Up

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:00
We're just going to come right out and say it: Denim skirts need to become your new wardrobe staple.

Hear us out -- your favorite '90s trend can lo...

Read more: Denim Trends, Summer Style, Denim Skirts, Denim, 90s Style, 1990s, Fashion Trends, 90s Nostalgia, Summer Fashion, The 90s, Denim on Denim, Fashion, Style News

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