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Kristina Wong Takes on Race and Hashtag Activism in Her One-Woman Show 'The Wong Street Journal'

Last winter, I caught up with performance artist Kristina Wong while she was doing a residency at the Montalvo Arts Center just outside Silicon …

4 Ways to Style a Printed Maxi Skirt

I recently bought my very first maxi skirt, but still wasn't quite sold on it. I mean, it looked cute with a black T-shirt, but would I really get …

From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe: The On-Screen and Real-Life Wedding Dresses of 13 Movie Stars

The princess bride is largely a creation of the cinema, that filmic realm where OTT weddings are the norm (if sometimes the result of wacky plots, i.e. <i>How to Marry a Millionaire</i>), and fantasy dresses are designed to have maximum impact. And, just as it can be difficult to separate an actress from …

Audrey Hepburn

How to Finally Get That Stubborn Eye Makeup Off

Because it's the worst place to skimp on.<p>While rock stars (both ladies <i>and</i> gents), off-duty models, and Kristen Stewart will always make a convincing case for sleeping in our eye makeup for that smoky, lived-in look, it's still no excuse for hitting the pillow winged liner intact, lashes coated and …

Fan Bingbing Floral Dress

Remember when we said no one knows dramatic dresses better than Fan Bingbing? Well, we weren't lying. The actress just showed up to the premiere of <i>Mad Max</i> in a floral Marchesa gown that's pretty much the most beautiful thing, <i>ever</i>.<p>*The oyster-gray-meets-blue gown features sheer and bell sleeves and …

Mad Max

Cannes 2015 Day 2: ATPB Best Dressed

PRETTY POST<p>Cannes 2015 Day 2: ATPB Best Dressed<p>Tamu McPherson | Friday May 15th 2015<p>Charlize Theron in Christian Dior haute couture – Photo source: …

Sally Mann's memoir 'Hold Still' as lyrical as her photos

Photographer Sally Mann has built her career capturing the intimate details of the bodies, landscapes and objects that surround her. Her subjects have included her young children depicted as wild things ("Immediate Family"), landscapes of her beloved Virginia ("Deep South") and vivid, raw images of …

University of Tennessee

International Clitoris Awareness Week: How Aware Are You?

It is officially <i>International Clitoris Awareness Week</i> (May 6th thru 12th). I can only assume you are prepared with fleshy tones of icing and little …

Amy Berg's newest dark movie isn't a documentary -- finally

After directing "Deliver Us From Evil," her Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary chronicling sex-abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church, Amy Berg set her sights on directing a narrative feature.<p>"Since 'Deliver Us From Evil,' I have been getting a lot of scripts and a lot of meetings with people," the …

Film Festivals

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow’s journey | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson’s spy-assassin Black Widow stands apart from the rest of the Avengers.<p>Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, doesn’t have superpowers, a stand-alone film or a plethora of action figures. Until the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” she was the …

Scarlett Johansson

Amal Clooney Loosens Up the Look of Ladylike Florals

May flowers appear to be blooming earlier than expected. Just yesterday, we spied <b>Sienna Miller</b> in the new vision of florcore, and prior to that it was <b>Rihanna</b> making waves in a groovy jumpsuit from Céline. The latest to join the club is <b>Amal Clooney,</b> who took to the streets of New York City in a look …

Oscar de la Renta

A Derm Explains What to Know About Pore-Reducing Products (a Big Skin Care Trend)

Every second it seems I get another press release or invite to an event to launch a new pore-related product. Pores, pores, pores! It's all anyone can think about right now. And it seems we can blame the selfie, according to Julius Few, M.D., director of the Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic …

Skin Care

Hey Patriarchy: Olivia Wilde Sees Your Sexism and Raises You This Badass Feminist Flick

"Apathy is for dickheads."<p>On April 12, minutes after Hillary Clinton officially announced her presidential bid, Olivia Wilde tweeted, "Let the feisty debates begin! Everyone has a right to their opinion but apathy is for dickheads." That's Wilde in a nutshell: outspoken, quick-witted, and totally …

Olivia Wilde

Trailblazing Women: Claudia Chan, Creator of #SHESummit

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her. You have to see what you can be.<p>"Dream and Do Big, with Passion and Purpose. Entrepreneurship requires such relentless perseverance and a …

No More Pocahontas Fantasies: Tanis Parenteau's New Film Focuses on Sexual Assaults of Native Women

It’s hard to hear, and even harder to live, but it's important to talk about, especially during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Many …

SheWrites Publisher Kamy Wicoff on Her First Novel, 'Wishful Thinking'

Kamy Wicoff has long been a nonfiction author and a public speaker, as well as the founder and publisher at SheWrites.com and SheWrites Press. This …

This May Be The Least Healthy Way To Use Eyeliner

Tracing eyeliner onto your inner eyelids can give your eyes a bold, defined look.<p>Unfortunately, it's also the most unhealthy and uncomfortable way to use eyeliner -- especially if you wear contact lenses or suffer from sensitive or dry eyes.<p>A small pilot study published recently in the journal Eye …

Easter Style: Members of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Their Sunday Finest

Photographer Carolyn Drake captured our favorite Easter looks at the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King, Jr. once served as pastor.<p>|

Baptist Church

Chloë Sevigny, the Original Street Style Icon, on Personal Style and How to Get Her Look

Chloe Sevigny Vogue<p><i>Ms. Sevigny looks back in a decades-spanning book.</i><p>When Chloë Sevigny was in Tokyo a few years ago, she came upon a fan book that some enterprising Japanese teenagers had made about her. “I was flattered but aghast!” she recalls, adding ruefully that the paparazzi photos in the …

Street Style

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

5 of the Craziest Things We’ve Worn for the Sake of Fashion

If you’ve ever been curious to know just how much we’re willing to sacrifice in the name of fashion, look no further than the Bard Graduate Center’s exhibition "Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette," opening this Friday. Corsets, panniers, and bustles take center stage at this …

Feminist Frequency explores positive female characters with Sword & Sworcery

"When archetypal fantasy heroes in games are overwhelmingly portrayed as men, it reinforces the idea that men's experiences are universal, and that women's experiences are gendered," says Anita Sarkeesian in this inaugural episode of "Positive Female Characters in Video Games," a new subject in her</i> …

Behind-the-Scenes of Julia Louis

1/9<p><b>Inspiration Board</b><p>The morning of Julia's cover shoot began at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The photographer James White met with NewBeauty …

What Is Porn Teaching Us About Desire and Consent?

Anal sex. Everybody's doing it... or so the internet would have us believe.<p>In today's money shot culture, images of women being bent over have become …

Gale Anne Hurd Invites Community Support to Create New Documentary Celebrating Wilma Mankiller

Gale Anne Hurd is making a movie about Wilma Mankiller, and she's inviting contributors to join the supportive community required to launch it. The …

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The 10 Products Every Lash Freak Needs

For ladies who wouldn't be caught dead without mascara.<p>In the big world of beauty, when it comes to lashes—people are obsessive. Considering we completely fall into this group of lash-enthusiasts (no, we <i>won't</i> apologize), we'll do whatever it takes to keep ours looking nothing short of AMAZING. From …

On the Red Couch: University of California President Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano left her role as secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama almost two years ago to become the president of the University of California. Although she is out of Washington, D.C., the former Democratic governor of Arizona said she still has her “ear on the ground” …

The Lost Art of Getting Ready: 18 Pretty Pictures of Women Primping

It's a sacred ritual.<p>Getting ready is fun, but it's infinitely better when you've got the luxury of time. And that's where ladies of the past have us beat, thanks to our always-on-the-go lifestyles. While they may just be pipes dreams for our poor, not-a-second-to-spare souls, we can't help but …

Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is a Worthy Heir to 30 Rock

The new Netflix series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock is a loopy delight: sharp, funny, and big-hearted, but never mawkish.<p>If the end of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, a bright and cheery series with an occasional edge, left a big hole in the television-comedy landscape, then <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, …