Woods works to release activewear line

Call it athleisure, call it activewear, call it whatever you want — but just be sure to call this forthcoming line yours.

According to W magazine, model Jordyn Woods is preparing to release a brand-new activewear line inspired by her new-found love of all things fitness. Revealing her plans at a recent NBA All-Star Game party, she said that the line will likely make its debut “hopefully by summer.”

This new line is not her first foray into the design world; says that the model previously designed for extended-size line Addition Elle, which featured a host of trendy pieces ranging from leggings to lace-up T-shirts.

But when it comes to her new line, what can we expect? If her description of her personal style is any indication, we’re all in luck:

“Comfort is key,” she said, according to W. “You have to find what works for your body type. For my body type, it’s either a tight top and loose bottoms or a loose top and tight bottoms, but I try to accentuate the things that I like about my body.”

Where do we sign up for this, Jordyn?

 

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Article22 offers chic, sustainable jewelry

It can often be difficult to find responsibly-made products that are both stylish and reasonably priced. But if you’re in the market for sustainably-made jewelry, look no further.

According to InStyle, jewelry line Article22‘s collaboration with model and actress Angela Lindvall offers the perfect solution to your sustainable jewelry needs. Based in Brooklyn, the line “works with artisans in Laos that have been upcycling aluminum scrap and other metals since the Vietnam War to create handcrafted, sustainable designs that benefit local communities,” reports InStyle.

Even drawing its name from “the 22nd article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to social security,” InStyle says that the creation of one 14-karat gold necklace clears over 120 square feet of land — land that continues to contain “unexploded cluster bombs from the war.”

As far as Lindvall’s collaboration goes, InStyle says her 10-piece collection offers a selection of bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Called “Peace Begins in Me,” InStyle says that some of the items feature Lindvall’s personal motto: “I Am Love. I Am Light. I Am Peace.” Pieces start at $99 and cap at $1,248.

To shop the collection, click here.

Nyong’o pays for 600 kids to see ‘Black Panther’

The #BlackPantherChallenge all began as a fundraising initiative to bring children from Harlem to movie theaters to see the box office smash Black Panther. But one of the film’s stars just took that challenge to a whole new level.

According to Glamour, actor Lupita Nyong’o took to Instagram to announce that, along with her mom, joined the challenge and paid for 600 kids from her hometown of Kisumu, Kenya to watch the film. Urging others to join the movement, Glamour says Nyong’o explained why it’s so important that kids see the film.

“I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen,” she wrote.

In one of the videos accompanying her post, Glamour reports that a girl who was able to watch the film because of Nyong’o’s kindness said that the film taught her about “being a good leader by never giving up in the face of challenges and ‘people coming together to work as a team, to achieve, and to build our nation.'”

 

Beauty brand offers gender-neutral products for all

Beauty for all — that is the philosophy of this inclusive cosmetic brand.

According to PopSugar, gender-neutral beauty brand Fluide not only provides ultra-trendy (re: glitter! metallics!) makeup looks, this beaut-for-all brand also donates portions of its profits to LGBTQ+ rights organizations.

Currently featuring a lineup of “liquid lipstick, glitter pigments, and sparkling nail polish to help anyone and everyone get their glow on,” PopSugar says Fluide displays their products on a cast of diverse models, further driving home their mission of providing makeup looks for all.

As if that isn’t enough, the brand “donates a portion of its sales to the LGBTQ+ health center Callen-Lorde and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, which fights to protect the civil liberties of nonbinary people,” even encouraging its customers to offer suggestions of the organizations it should support.

Ready to shop this inclusive line? Click here.

Kim makes Olympic history with gold medal win

One U.S. snowboarder made Olympic history with her recent gold medal win.

According to E! Online, Team USA snowboarder Chloe Kim earned a score just shy of perfection (98.25) in the women’s halfpipe competition, securing for herself and the U.S. a gold medal victory.

But in the process, Kim made history, becoming the youngest woman ever to medal in snowboarding — at the age of 17.

“I worked so hard to get to this point and just coming here and being able to land was my main goal,” Chloe said, according to E!. “I was so happy I could do it and take home the gold…My family has sacrificed so much for me and accomplish this dream of mine. Being able to do that in their home country is amazing.”

Now that’s a champion!

Rihanna releases Fenty socks

Now, you can be decked out in head-to-toe Fenty products, thanks to Rihanna’s latest release.

According to PopSugar, the multi-hyphenate has teamed up with sock retailer Stance to “release a trio of over-the-top, embellished socks as part of her ongoing collaboration with the footwear accessories brand.

Fitting in seamlessly with the ‘statement sock’ trend, PopSugar says the Fenty Cold Hearted Socks “are made of a shimmery material, feature chunky hand-sewn jewels, and come in three colors (black, white, and wine),” making you look like Queen RiRi herself. But to achieve that look, you’ll have to shell out a cool $125 per pair.

Click here to shop.

Female journalists take to Twitter to protest bracket ranking reporters

Women in the news industry are #MoreThanABabe, and they are making sure that it’s well known.

According to HuffPost, female reporters, anchors and meteorologists are flooding Twitter with the hashtag as a form of protest against a “radio station in Little Rock, Arkansas, that has refused to end its long-running ‘Babe Bracket’ ranking local female reporters and anchors by attractiveness.”

HuffPost says that the bracket, which has been run for over two decades by KABZ-FM 103.7, has been “pitting 16 women against each other,” with a “morning show’s listeners ultimately voting on who makes it through each round.” But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, female professionals from around the country and in all facets of the media industry are speaking up and fighting back.

“I am a working mom of two, a wife, a daughter, an AMS Certified Meteorologist, a math and science nerd, a video game enthusiast 🙂 and SO much more. I choose not to be ranked based solely on my looks because I am ” tweeted Natalie Walters, a meteorologist at FOX16 and KARK4 News in Little Rock.

“I worked harder than the next person to get to where I am in my career. I work on my days off to network and inspire. I moderate a group of thousands of women, so they can feel supported. I am ,” tweeted Debra Alfarone, a news anchor at WUSA9 in Washington, D.C.

It’s safe to say that these hard-working women are #MoreThanABabe.

 

Needleman named ‘Harper’s’ editor at large

Sometimes, you need a change — in your style, career and life. And for Deborah Needleman, that change is coming in the form of a new job.

According to Fashionista, the former editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine has been tapped to become an editor at large for Harper’s Bazaar. Effective immediately, Fashionista says Needleman will report to Harper’s editor in chief Glenda Bailey and will be “responsible for contributing story ideas.”

Previously, Fashionista says Needleman served as an editor for WSJ magazine and also was a founding editor at Domino.

Plus models take stand at London Fashion Week

Creating major change comes from the inside out — and that’s exactly what’s happening in the fashion industry.

According to Glamour, model Hayley Hasselhoff led a group of her model peers in a protest during London Fashion Week. Glamour reports that in union with a “campaign organized by plus-size fashion retailer Simply Be, the 25-year-old model and seven others posed in their underwear outside the London Fashion Week hub,” holding signs that said “‘Love Your Curves,’ ‘Curves Shouldn’t Mean Compromise,’ and ‘LFW—Where Are the Curves? according to the Evening Standard.”

Hasselhoff said that the move aimed to show that beauty comes in every size, despite the fashion industry’s tendency to portray only a slim standard of beauty.

“We want to give women everywhere the confidence to be who they are. This is only achieved by showing a wide variety of models, irrespective of size,” she said, according to Glamour. “By tearing up the one-size-fits fashion rule book, we hope to encourage any woman, whatever her size, to feel fabulous in their skin.”

Chief executive of the parent company of Simply Be Angela Spindler explained, however, that in an attempt to break down such rigid depictions of beauty to allow room for more, they aren’t about to resort to body shaming to achieve their goal.

“This isn’t about ‘skinny shaming’,” she said, Glamour reports. “We think that shape should be celebrated irrespective of size, and it’s time that the industry became more diverse—after all, fashion is for everyone.”

Amen to that.

Urban Decay debuts new Naked Heat palette

What makes a beloved Urban Decay Naked palette ten times better? When it comes in fun-size, of course.

According to Glamour, the company is following up on its wildly successful Naked Heat palette with a mini palette called the Naked Petite Heat, a “six-pan compact” that “features the same terracottas and burnished reds, this time in a matte-only collection.”

While the colors don’t overlap with the colors in the full-sized Naked Heat, they are almost identical, says Glamour, containing “a pale, slightly shimmery highlight shade, a sand, a red-orange, a red-based brown, and a deep plum-purple color.”

The six-shade palette will debut in the U.S. on Feb. 22 and will retail for $29, though it’s presale is already out of stock on UD’s website.