If you’ve ever owned a pair of Frye boots, you know that craftsmanship is paramount to the brand. In an age of fast-fashion, The Frye Company continues its time-honored tradition of providing a sturdy, durable, high-quality product that will last you years. To honor fellow artisans who handcraft in a machine-made age, the Frye Company is debuting a new Instagram series called “Meet Our Makers.”
Filmed by Kevin Lu of Sweat Engine, the original series features 15 second shorts with some of the most noteworthy craftsmen and women in New York, including woodworker Arielle Alasko, who launched the series this week (see video above), Giles and Henry of Two Hands NYC and Susannah Tisue of SKT Ceramics. For the next 10 weeks, a new #MeetOurMaker video will premiere at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at @thefryecompany. For a short teaser of what’s to come, sit back and watch the trailer above, and be sure to tune in tonight at 7 p.m. for the next installment.
Karlie Kloss is out here making some serious moves. Between investing in eco-friendly cool girl brand Reformation, enrolling as a student at NYU and being a jet-setting model, Karlie is building herself into a bona fide mogul. For her latest project, she’s giving back to the community to foster the careers of future women by launching a new scholarship for teenage girls interested in coding.
In partnership with the Flatiron School, an institution that teaches kids and adults how to code, Karlie is helping provide a way for 20 girls across America, age 13 to 18, to take Flatiron’s two week pre-college course in coding tuition free. Of the 20 scholarships, 10 girls from New York will be selected to participate, while the other 10 slots will be awarded to girls from out of state. There are different locations all over the country (Miami, Austin, San Francisco, Greenwich, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles) that non-New Yorkers can visit in order to take the course.
Karlie herself has dabbled in the coding world, having taken a course at the Flatiron School last year. She and the school are inviting girls to record short videos explaining why they want to learn to code in order to be considered for a slot in the program. “Code is only going to continue to play a major role in defining our future,” Karlie said. “I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we as young women have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.”
You can apply for the course online with the application deadline ending May 1. The Flatiron School will announce the 20 winners come May 10.
Fashion is a force so strong that some people are willing to break the law for it. Just ask Iman, who admits her first time in America may not have been a completely legal visit. The legendary supermodel admitted to The Cut that as a youngster, still under the tender age of 18, she fibbed in order to get a passport to be able to enter the United States. “To leave Kenya to come to the United States, to get a passport, you had to be 18,” she said. “So I lied and said I was 19 to get the passport, because [otherwise] I had to have permission from my parents, and my parents would never have let me come.”
But like all of us who went behind our parents’ back as teenagers, she couldn’t keep the secret of her big, illegal trip to America safe from her parents. “You know how they found out? I was in Newsweek a week later. It’s the only magazine my father reads, and the next thing, he’s reading, and there’s a picture of me in New York, [saying,] ‘She’s the hottest model now.’” Oops! Hard to keep a secret when your teenage rebellion unwittingly makes you one of the most in-demand faces in the industry.
Australian models, presenters and actresses hit Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre last night, April 8, for the launch of Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Rosé 2006, stepping out in shimmering lurex, wet-look leather and textured jacquard. Check out the shiny looks below.
Jesinta Campbell enlisted the help of her sister stylist, Aleysha Campbell, to put together this divine look. The model and presenter wore a metallic Salvatore Ferragamo midi dress with knot-front detail, teamed with a Viktoria Novak head crown and minimal two-strap heels. As always, Jesinta’s engagement ring was the perfect addition to this dazzling get-up. (more…)
Dove’s latest in female empowerment-focused campaign encourages women to own the fact that they’re beautiful. The beauty brand has launched a campaign that challenges women to confront the way they percieve themselves. At buildings in San Francisco, Delhi, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and London, Dove put the words “Beautiful” and “Average” above the entrances to see which door women would choose to walk through.
Dove interviewed some of the women to find out why they decided to walk though the doors they chose. Naturally, a significant amount of women picked the “average” door, a few pointing to the fact that they didn’t think the word “beautiful” describes them. One women said she went through the average door because for her, beautiful seemed “too far away out of reach.”
Another woman wondered if she chose “average” based on what society tells her is beautiful, as opposed to her personal feelings about how she looks. A few women needed encouragement from family members and friends to go through the beautiful door.
Once again, Dove’s campaign gives us some insight into how women see themselves and how damaging society’s notions and norms can be on the psyche of the average woman. Dove hopes that this campaign will help women be more conscious about how they perceive themselves. “Beauty is a choice available to all of us every day. However, it’s a simple truth that women all over the world don’t feel able to see themselves as beautiful,” the brand says on its dedicated tumblr. “Mindfulness is a way of helping us all think more positively about ourselves by learning to appreciate our own unique beauty.”