Leave it to Saturday Night Live to call out the ludicrous antics of Beyoncé critics. The backlash following her Formation video release and Super Bowl performance reached a fever pitch with rumors of an anti-Beyoncé protest in front of NFL Headquarters.
Her naysayers, who couldn’t find the time to protest police brutality or poisoned water in Flint, went so far as to compare the Black Panthers to the Ku Klux Klan. They even admonish Beyoncé for marrying rapper Jay Z because he sold drugs once in Brooklyn. (more…)
Just when you think the world is headed towards a future of sunshine, rainbows and equality for all, in come the online trolls who do absolute squat for any kind of progression in society.
That’s what happened over Valentine’s Day at least, when fitness brand Adidas posted a photo of two women’s feet facing one another on Instagram, with one perched up for what looks like a kiss. “The love you take is equal to the love you make,” the post read, which apparently opened a door for haters to hate on the LGBTQ community.
While we do not wish to repeat the discriminatory comments that were made on the post, we do think it’s important to give one heck of a high five to Adidas for its perfect response. Check out what the legendary brand, which has a mass audience of 7.1 million followers, said below:
It’s freezing in New York City and the fashion set is already exhausted from a grueling schedule of back-to-back shows. Fashion Week could use a little excitement and Diane von Furstenberg delivered just the pick-me-up we needed with a dance party for her Fall 2016 presentation.
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Top models like Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid turned DVF’s West 14th Street headquarters into a disco club, the perfect backdrop for DVF’s 70s-inspired jumpsuits and gowns. (more…)
We complained that last month’s Vogue Australia cover featuring Jessica Alba lacked actual fashion, but for March 2016, the magazine gives us everything we could possibly want. Even though our forums tend to shun celebrity covers, Aussie Vogue often does a tremendous job and the mag once again impresses with Elle Fanning. The magazine tapped the 17-year-old American actress looking as grown-up as ever, shot by photographer Boo George. Styled by Christine Centenera, Elle wears an outfit from Chanel while beating her older sister to the punch.
Our forum members were immediately full of admiration. “This is actually stunning and she got a Vogue cover before her sister? Interesting,” pointed out Elite13.
“This is really beautiful. I love the colors. Elle looks gorgeous. I kinda feel bad for Dakota though,” MyNameIs chimed in. (more…)
But our forums quickly deemed this to be one of Gigi’s less superior covers. “Sick of her. Go away please. Awful cover,” anlabe32 declared at once.
“You know someone is going to fade away when at the beginning of her career she is this overexposed. I’m sick of Gigi also, and I don’t even dislike her… Everywhere a few seasons, then disappear. It’s like having a chicken pox: insufferable while you have it, but you know you are going to be over it soon and that it will never come back. You just have to be patient,” as Creative enthusiastically put it. (more…)
It’s official: Ashley Graham just made history as the first size 16 model to front the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Graham appears on the cover in a skimpy navy blue and yellow bikini, smizing for the camera as waves crash against her curvy frame. The significance of this groundbreaking moment is not lost on Graham. “I thought Sports Illustrated was taking a risk by putting a girl my size in the pages,” she told People. “But putting me on the cover? They aren’t just breaking barriers; they are the standard now. This is beyond epic.”
She hopes the cover empowers young girls struggling with body acceptance. “Girls who are insecure about their bodies, girls who feel fat, girls who have cellulite, girls who have stretch marks on their body — those are all the things that I had as a kid and I never had a woman like me growing up to look at,” Graham said. “I had my mother and that’s one thing, but to have somebody who has cellulite, who has things that jiggle, who has back fat and talk about how you can be an overcomer and not let society take you down for all of that. That’s real.”
The body image activist even dedicated the cover to them, saying, “I want to dedicate it to all of the women out there who never felt that they were beautiful enough, who never felt like they were skinny enough, and who never felt like they were going to be able to be represented in society like this. Because now we’re being represented.”
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and model Hailey Clauson also front this year’s swimsuit issue, in newsstands now. Kudos to Sports Illustrated for celebrating women of all sizes. Victoria’s Secret, time to follow their lead.