Welteroth officially ‘Teen Vogue’ EIC

It’s official: Elaine Welteroth is now the editor in chief of Teen Vogue. 

According to WWD, Welteroth will now be “charged with expanding Teen Vogue’s presence through new consumer experiences and products.” Previously, she served as the magazine’s beauty and health director and eventually held the title of editor, overseeing “digital director Phillip Picardi and creative director Marie Suter,” says WWD.

For Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, Welteroth was a natural fit for the role of Teen Vogue editor in chief, according to WWD.

“Elaine is incredibly in tune with the Teen Vogue audience and has used that unique insight to engage and connect with her readers on a very personal level,” Wintour said. “Over the last year, she has demonstrated a fearless leadership in her pursuit to make Teen Vogue the voice of a new generation, and we look forward to all she will accomplish in her expanded role as Teen Vogue’s new editor in chief.”

Suter and Picardi also have new roles, WWD reports, with both extending their reach to Allure magazine; Suter will work on the creative brand of the glossy while Picardi will oversee its digital report.

Welteroth replaces previous editor in chief, Amy Astley, who WWD says shifted to the same position at Architectural Digest.

MLB hosts first girls’ tournament

Girls can play baseball, too — that seems to be the message behind Major League Baseball’s newest tournament.

According to the USA Today, the MLB hosted its first “girls’ baseball tournament in conjunction with Jackie Robinson Day on April 13-15 in the Los Angeles area.”

Participating in what’s known as the Trailblazer Series, the girls were coached by lauded female baseball coaches and players, one being Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch, reports the USA Today.

USA Today says Commissioner Robert Manfred shared in a statement that the series, held in honor of Jackie Robinson, is a way of commemorating his memory by seeking to make baseball an inclusive place for all those who wish to play the game.

“MLB and USA Baseball have listened to the growing demand for girls’ and women’s baseball by launching this unprecedented event.” he said, according to the USA Today. “It is our honor to support trailblazing young women who will be outstanding representatives of their communities.”


Beyoncé launches scholarship program

Beyoncé is making it a little easier for young women to pursue higher education.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of surprise album LemonadeELLE reports that the singer is launching the “Formation Scholars” awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, which aims to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”

The award is open to current or incoming female students of undergraduate or graduate status that are “pursuing studies in creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies,” says ELLE. Four scholarships will be awarded — one to each participating university, which are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.

If students are interested in applying, details are available from each college.


Target unveils new sustainable collection

Target seems to be doing everything right lately.

According to InStyle, the retailer just launched a sustainable collection with global style brand Accompany that includes “40 pieces from the collaboration, which include artisanal, fair-trade items from six countries across five continents.”

With pieces like herringbone throws from India for $88 and gem cuffs from Turkey for $40, InStyle says that Target and Accompany hope the collection will highlight the native craftsmanship of each country.

“Traditional crafts and indigenous methods for creating products are being lost every day, and we aim to support the livelihood and communities of these craftspeople by connecting their goods with a wide consumer base,” said Accompany’s Founder Jason Keehn in a statement. “Through our partnership with Target, we’re able to shine a spotlight on the communities creating these goods and help them continue their traditions, now and in the future.”

If this collection sounds like something you need to own a piece of, InStyle reports that the collection is currently available online and in select stores.

Lively takes down reporter

Not every red carpet is about fashion. In fact, most aren’t, as they should be a celebration of accomplishments and not looks — especially that of Variety magazine’s Powered by Women luncheon.

According to Glamour, Blake Lively — an honoree at this year’s event for her work to end child pornography — was met not with a question about her endeavors but about her fashion choices, and decided to let the reporter know how inappropriate the question was.

“Are we really doing this? Would you ask a man that?” Lively said, according to a video captured by USA Today’s Maeve McDermott, reports Glamour. “[I hope we] become more aware, and that we change, and that we build women up. So, you can ask me another question.”

Attending the luncheon for her work with Child Rescue Coalition, a group that seeks to not only “apprehend and convict abusers of children,” but to also rescue those affected and prevent future abuse, Glamour points out that the journalist’s questions on fashion were egregiously unmerited, especially within the context of Lively’s speech:

“The kids are getting younger and the content is getting more devastating,” she said, according to USA Today. “When a law enforcement officer told me this, I asked, ‘How young are the victims?’ And he told me infants—and I have a 6-month-old daughter.”

Here’s hoping future reporters can focus more on what others do instead of how they look.

Neary debuts in major fashion campaign

When a model makes their debut in a major fashion campaign, it is usually something worth noting. But when a model’s debut means a chance at more inclusivity, that’s something worth celebrating.

According to BustleShay Neary is the first trans plus size model to land a major fashion campaign,” starring in a spring/summer 2017 collaboration with UK-based retailer, Yours Clothing.

The brand, which offers “modern, funky plus-size clothing up to a size 36,” according to Mic, hand-selected Neary to front the campaign, which aims to connect all people to fashion regardless of their size or their gender identity. When Neary was tapped to help in this mission, Mic says she made inclusivity a top priority.

“In January, we started collaborating on a project for a simple guide for transgender customers,” Neary said. “They have a large clientele of trans individuals, and happen to get a lot of questions for advice on how to dress. Of course I wanted to be a part of this. Any form of guidance is always helpful when you’re starting your transition. I picked out clothes I thought represented my own style, and they sent me them.”

In Neary’s collection for Yours Clothing, she also made sure to include a range of styles to suit many tastes, with pieces offered in bold florals to edgy rocker looks, says Bustle. What’s more is that Neary seems to have found a perfect match in working with the retailer, reports Bustle, offering that they are not creating an inclusive market “for the ticket. They’re doing it because they genuinely understand their consumer.”

As for Neary herself, she is also not just doing it for the ticket; she told Bustle that she hopes other trans people see her and know that they can celebrate themselves.

“I come from an older generation of trans people, where you were fearful to be spotted for being trans,” she said. “I focused on passability. Now, what I want to tell trans [people] is just be yourself. Whatever comes along with that, be yourself. You don’t have to hit either side of the [gender] margin, and your style can represent that. If you want to put on a dress and a blazer, you rock that.”

Way to go, Shay!

Girlgaze announces film contest

Glamour magazine and the Girlgaze project — a project that supports female-identifying filmmakers and photographers — are teaming up to offer young visual artists a chance to practice their craft on a major stage.

Launching the #NewView film competition, directors are asked to “create an original short film (3-5 minutes) that showcases their point of view — on an issue, on their own life or on our culture,” according to the contest site.

While the contest seeks to understand how young women view the world, it also aims to close the divide between the number of men and women who direct films. According to the #NewView site, “just 11 percent of all directors on the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. That number is only slightly higher — 32 percent — on short films.”

Judging the competition are a host of celebrity panelists, ranging from Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, to actress and activist Amandla Stenberg, to Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive. Five winners will receive $3,000 and the potential to be featured in Glamour, as well as “production budgets to create a film for Glamour or one of our brand partners including Birchbox, LuMee, THE OUTNET.COM, and South Coast Plaza.”

To enter, visit the contest site — and be sure to get a move on your film, because entries are due June 30.

(Disclaimer: THL founder Nicole Funaro is a Girlgaze Project ambassador).

Girl Scouts create troop for homeless

Everyone needs something — a group of people, a community — to call home, and a Girl Scouts troop in New York is providing just the community for a local group of girls.

Located in Queens, Troop 6000 is based out of a shelter where all of its members are homeless, according to Glamourmaking it the first specially for homeless girls in New York.

“The troop was a product of Giselle Burgess, a community engagement specialist for the Girl Scouts who’s also homeless,” says Glamour, as well as “councilman Jimmy Van Brager, who represents the borough of Queens and whose family was homeless for a period in the 1970s.”

Currently being housed at a Sleep Inn rented by the city, Glamour reports that the members of Troop 6000 have “lived through the fear and uncertainty of poverty and homelessness,” though joining the Girl Scouts troop will offer some semblance of normalcy and give a platform for the girls to express their ambitions. Many quoted in The New York Times‘s original piece on the story have already announced their plans for the future, and among the desires to be doctors and fashion designers was an aspiration to help the homeless, says Glamour.

“I’m going to help the homeless,” said a third-grader named Silkia. “I’m going to get mad money, and I’m going to ask them if they want a shelter.”

While the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is currently covering the fees for the troop’s members, which total “about $100 for patches, vests, and the membership fee, plus $20 in monthly dues,” according to Glamourdonations can be made and designated specifically to those in New York shelters.


Beauty beyond age

Beauty comes in all forms, and a recent Calvin Klein underwear ad is proving this to be true.

According to The Cut, 73-year-old model Lauren Hutton is starring in brand-new ads for the famous underwear’s spring 2017 campaign alongside a host of others that were hand-selected by the campaign’s photographer, Sofia Coppola.

With ads showcasing the likes of ” Kirsten Dunst, Nathalie Love, Laura Harrier, Rashida Jones, Maya Hawke (daughter of Ethan), and Chase Sui Wonders (niece of Anna),” The Cut says this isn’t the first time Hutton has strut her stuff with some big names. Just last year, The Cut reports that Hutton walked the runway arm-in-arm with Gigi Hadid for the Bottega Veneta show.

To see Hutton’s Calvin Klein debut, click here.


Basking in Teigen’s ‘glow’

Chrissy Teigen always looks like she’s glowing from the inside out, and now you can imitate her makeup look with her forthcoming makeup palette.

A collaboration with Becca Cosmetics, the Huffington Post says the model will be releasing a “Glow” makeup palette with the company, a collaboration Teigen announced on Instagram last week.

“The limited-edition palette comes with ‘Chrissy’s favorite highlighter,'” reports HuffPost, as well as the “Becca shimmering skin perfector in Rose Gold, plus three new shades: a pressed highlighter in Beach Nectar, a bronzer in Malibu Soleil, and a luminous blush in Hibiscus Bloom.”

Sound like something you need to add to your makeup collection? Then sign up for sale alerts because the $46 palette goes on sale in May.