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#JustATampon Campaign Looks to Normalize Women’s Periods

A new social media campaign is trying to destigmatize menstruation. #JustATampon is an initiative started by VPoint and Plan UK looking to change the way we talk about periods and the way women’s periods are treated in society. The campaign points first to the priciness of having your period, that women have to buy sanitary goods in order to take care of their monthly flow. But in spite of the fact that sanitary items are goods women need, they are still taxed in the U.K. at 5%.

The campaign also mentions the millennia-old taboo surrounding menstruation. “Smuggling sanitary items, trying to pretend that your various parts of your anatomy are not swelling, burning or gushing only adds to the emotional trauma. It might be dirty, but why does it have to be a secret too? I’m not suggesting that workplaces bring in easy desk-side tampon changing facilities, but really there has to be more understanding and support.” VPoint hopes to open the conversation about tampons and get people comfortable with menstruation through the power of social media. 

Men and women alike are posting images of themselves holding tampons to prove that periods are not a big deal and should not be treated as such. “Neither gender feel the need to publicly announce other toilet activities – but the fact that half the office is losing up to 80ml of blood at various times of the month needn’t be ignored.”  (more…)

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Beauty Vlogger Proves That You Don’t Have to Hate Yourself to Love Makeup

After hearing comments from a lot of women saying they are embarrassed to admit they love makeup, one beauty vlogger is saying screw that. YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials published a makeup tutorial last month that now has over 9 million views, in which she emphasizes the power of makeup. Nikkie wants her viewers to know that it’s OK to like doing your makeup, and that one’s love for contouring does not mean they actually hate the way they look. 

“Nowadays when you say you love makeup, you either do it because you want to look good for boys because you’re insecure or you do it because you don’t love yourself,” she says. “I feel like lately, it’s almost a crime to love doing your makeup.” After getting inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race, seeing the drag queens paint only half their faces, Nikkie decided to show the world just how fun makeup is, and that women do their makeup not because of their insecurities but for the love of transforming their faces. Still, she emphasizes that the message of the video is not about simply covering your insecurities with a little paint.

“By no means do I want to say that if you have insecurities, you should just slap makeup on, feel better and never be content with your own self. I just want people to know that makeup is fun and there are no rules to makeup and if you want to go for that super sharp contour for the day, do it! If you want to go for a red lip and crazy bold eyes, do it!”

Nikkie makes an excellent point. Though makeup can help us look different and cover up some of our flaws, it does not necessarily mean that women use makeup because they don’t like how they look. Some women just like expressing their creativity with a little eyeshadow and highlighter and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Watch Nikkie Tutorials transform half her face in the video above.

[via BuzzFeed]

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Sarah Jessica Parker Is the New Face of Jordache

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Image: Jordache

Between her shoe line and her forthcoming HBO series, it’s a wonder that Sarah Jessica Parker has time to do anything. But the actress just added another layer to her workload, inking a deal as the Jordache ambassador. The denim label is bringing back some of its vintage popular styles from the 70s and 80s for The Jordache Look collection and introducing new styles to the mix. 

Sarah Jessica has been tapped to pose for the label’s The Jordache Look collection as well as its regular women’s range. Jordache will also release a collection of one-of-a-kind items, retooled from some of the brand’s old denim pieces. Naturally, this particular offering will be far more expensive than the others. Compare its $300 to $500 price range to The Jordache Look offering, which will retail from $89 to $149.

Either way, it’s an exciting partnership for SJP whose stylish image can pretty much sell consumers anything. SJP’s campaign for Jordache is already up on the brand’s website, picturing the actress seductively bent over, her bum to the camera, peering into the lens with a smoldering glance.

Work, girl, work!

[via WWD]

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Nadia Bartel Is Pregnant with Her First Child

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Fashion blogger and WAG Nadia Bartel is pregnant with her first child. She announced the news on Instagram last night, showing off a cute little bump which is four months along.

“So there is a little incredible human growing inside me. Words can’t express how happy we are @jrb03 #4months,” the Chronicles of Nadia blogger wrote. The photo showed Nadia posing in profile position, wearing just lingerie. (more…)

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Exclusive: The Preatures’ Isabella Manfredi Talks Vocal Diet, Jack Moffitt and Onstage Style for Russh

Photo: Adrian Meško

Photo: Adrian Meško

In an exclusive for theFashionSpot, Russh magazine has given us a look into its shoot and feature with The Preatures frontwoman Isabella Manfredi.

The brunette babe reveals how her diet has to change to keep her vocal chords in tact, other musicians who have inspired her onstage look, and how her fellow band member and boyfriend, Jack Moffitt, can give her a perfect evening. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Naya Rivera Is Writing a Memoir, Kim Throws Kanye an Epic Birthday Party

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  • Kim Kardashian rented out the Staples Center to fete hubby Kanye West’s birthday. [E!]
  • Zac Posen says he would totally design for Broadway one day. [InStyle]
  • Introducing a summer camp for stoners. [Mashable]
  • Kylie Jenner says she was cut off by her mom when she was only 14. [InStyle UK]
  • Naya Rivera is Sorry Not Sorry she’s writing a memoir on her life we didn’t ask for. [Page Six]
  • Madame Tussauds is giving Laverne Cox her own wax figure. She will be the first transgender woman to be featured in the museum. [USA Today]
  • Nasty Gal is getting sued for firing pregnant women for…being pregnant. So much for feminism. [Jezebel]