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Are you going to go wild this weekend? We are so into Katie Crutchfield (a.k.a. Watahatchee) and her songs that make our hearts flutter. [Pitchfork] The drink called "Pussy." [Ad Weekly] Psychology in schools might solve that old stereotype that keeps girls away from science. Thoughts? [Guardian] The Best of Britney because we all love her. [Galore] We are not sure if these sweatshirts are real, but if they are, we want them all on back order for the rest of our ridiculous lives. [Sexy Sweaters] The girl version of Hunter Moore crap is now an APP and the dudes are pissed at us ladies for acting like pigs. [The Cut]
Athletes Allyson Felix, Alex Morgan and Paola Espinosa get supernatural in the Nike women's spring/summer 2013 lookbook The Nike spring/summer 2013 collection brings together innovation, function and a little avant-garde. Featuring the Nike Studio Wrap (a modular footwear system for yoga, pilates and barre), the flyknit One and Sportswear Pinnacle Collection (which blends sport, sophistication and style), with s/s '13, Nike has thought hard about what you want or need--and delivered it. The lookbook showcases the collection on "Nike superhumans" runner Allyson Felix, soccer player Alex Morgan and swimmer Paola Espinosa. Watch these ladies get supernatural in the Nike women's s/s '13 lookbook below.
Hello, Friday. Hello, awesome women. Young creatives make things happen with American Two Shot. [Storyboard] Sincerely Hana (or Hana Pesut as her ID would say) started her photo project Switcharoo a few years back and has been gathering fans with her charming series ever since. Now, she wants to make a book. [Sincerely Hana] How Women Won in 2012: the post election musings. [Daily Beast] Jessica Hopper collects an oral history of the controversial and extremely important 90's band Bikini Kill. [SPIN] Angel Haze. She's pulling us in with her whole "thing." [Beat Magazine]
With the Good Health Initiative the editors of Vogue (above) have made a vow to not use underage and underweight models Confession: This morning, when I woke up at the guy’s house that I’m dating, I somehow secretly ended up in his bathroom weighing myself on his scale. I looked down at the number and instantly began the sick cycle of obsession. Even though the number I was staring down at hadn’t gone up in nearly a year, I still obsessed over it. Obsessed over the number itself. Obsessed over what the number meant. Obsessed over why, as a fairly rational woman, I still cared what the number meant, especially when I had a guy in the other room and people in my life who couldn’t care less about what the number was or meant. I snuck back to bed and, as I have done for most of my life, smacked some sense into myself and pushed my foolish obsession far out of my mind. It’s no secret that the media’s fascination with all things young and bony has gotten worse over the years. The “perfect body” has morphed from Marilyn’s curves to Kate Moss’ lack thereof. And while “bootylicious” may be in vogue as of late, women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian aren’t landing on the covers of your favorite fashion mags without a health dose of photoshop. Waists, arms and thighs become slimmer and trimmer all while celebrating the beauty of the booty. The media’s manipulation of the female form is at an all-time frenzied high, and it seems unlikely that anything could derail it from its course. However, last week, the high priestesses of fashion journalism, Vogue, issued a statement in which they pledged to “not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder.” With 19 of Vogue’s international editors committed to what the publication is calling their “Good Health Initiative,” it seems that fashion media may finally be making steps to focus on a positive body image. The fashion bible says, “good health is beautiful. Vogue Editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the well-being of their readers.” Vogue will also implement a mentoring program for young models, pairing them with seasoned veterans who can healthily guide them through the evils of the fashion industry. While this does seem like bold and encouraging news coming from what is arguably the fashion industry’s single biggest trend-leader, I can’t help but think back to my morning confession. Even though I appear to have a healthy body to any outsider, my secret internal obsession has always focused on numbers. And from teeny tiny sample sizes to pre-pubescent models and photoshopping mayhem, Vogue seems to have mirrored, if not fueled, my number-focus as well. Which begs the question-- can Vogue, like me, brush this obsession aside and actually practice what they preach? Or will that old thing always come creeping back? Let's hope what Anna says—good health—goes.
Youth is fleeting, go ahead and say buh bye The world is obsessed with youth. And for anyone, it's hard to come to grips with getting older. The Death of Youth is an ongoing photography project that explores giving closure too our youth through art. New photos, which feature young naked women, are constantly added to the gallery addressing this notion. "When I turned thirty, the fantasy portrayed in these photographs became impossible: the person who lives such a life must be born taller, better-looking, handsome, charming, famous and wealthier than I," photographer Giovanni Lipari says. "This project provided me with closure as I concluded one segment of my life—my youth—and began another. I named this series "Death of Youth" as a testament to growing older and leaving my youth behind." Although Lipari, is a man and it's hard to feel bad for someone who is bummed they can't act like a rock star and screw young girls anymore, The Death of Youth, retains integrity regardless of sex due to Lipari's level of honesty. When Lipari explores his own inner desires and fantasies (although not always admirable) he had for himself in the throngs of youth, it forces the viewer to look honestly at some of the dreams and fantasies they had for their own lives. The Death of Youth has grown to include over hundreds of photographs, each series titled with the woman’s name. The most recent addition to The Death of Youth Project is Bianca (shown above) who is splayed out on a bed of white sheets. See more photos from The Death of Youth project below and the entire project on the website here.
What else is new? Our favorite American jewelry designer Pamela Love debuts her new lookbook for Fall '12. [Studded Hearts] Courtney News: The Bean owns all things Kurt. [VICE] Paying homage to the Spice Girls is sexy and complicated. Do you think Victoria Beckham likes it when people call her Posh? [Love Cat] This woman looks like a feces with eyes and a peach sweater. [Jezebel] Remember Four Loko? This is why it's (sort of) gone. [Olde Pay Phone] Let's talk about weight stereotyping for a minute here.... it's too real. [Glamour] Our Los Angeles blogger Yasi gives straight men the low down on why money matters. [AskMen]