J.Crew unveils intimates line

If J.Crew didn’t already occupy half of your closet, it will now.

According to PopSugar, the preppy lifestyle brand is expanding its offerings to include a line of intimates. Featuring an array of prints and solids, PopSugar says the new line offers both bras and underwear in five different fabrics.

While sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect size in bras and underwear, J.Crew has you covered: PopSugar reports that the line’s sizing is based off that of their swimwear collection. So if shoppers know their sizes in J.Crew swimwear, there will be no guessing when it comes to shopping the new intimates line.

Ready to start shopping? Click here.


Urban Decay to launch palette inspired by popular lipstick shade

Having a favorite lipstick can be something of a love affair: you want to use it all the time, you keep your fingers crossed it never runs out and you know that no other lipstick could ever compare to your favorite. But, what happens when an eyeshadow palette is designed with your favorite lipstick shade in mind?

Well, we’re about to find out, thanks to Urban Decay. According to PopSugar, the cosmetics company is set to release a brand-new monochromatic rose eyeshadow palette inspired by one of their most popular lipstick shades. Drawing on their Backtalk Vice LipstickPopSugar says the new palette — aptly called “Backtalk” — is a “a double-decker bundle that features eight eye shadows on one side and four coordinating blushes/highlighters on the other” that offers rose gold, pink and neutral shades.

Included in this palette are the shades “3 Sheets, Bare, Curve, Backtalk, Shade, Attitude, WTF, and 180, and the blush/highlight shades are Cheap Shot, Double Take, Low Key, and Party Foul,” reports PopSugar.

The best part: Urban Decay fans won’t have to wait too long for this beauty to drop, as PopSugar reports that the palette will go on sale on March 8 and will retail for $46.

Click here for more details.

Kate Spade debuts bridal collaboration with Keds

You shouldn’t have to decide between comfort and style — especially on your wedding day. Luckily, a new bridal collaboration is here to save the day.

According to Glamour, as part of an ongoing collaboration, Keds and Kate Spade New York have released a brand-new collection of “bridal sneakers,” featuring a glitzy and sophisticated range of comfortable kicks perfect for your big day. Glamour says that the 30-style line offers a host of silhouettes, including “triple-decker slides” and lace-up “classic” styles, all of which come with “plenty of details, like pearls and floral appliqués, that let you match your footwear with your wedding theme or décor.”

Designed with everyone from the bride to bridesmaids to flower girls in mind, Glamour reports that the collection starts at $40 for baby sneakers and $55 for adult styles, and ranges up to $120 for a ” pearl-, flower-, or crystal-embellished slip-on pair.”

Ready to shop the collection? Click here.

Plaza points out lack of representation at Oscars

After winning an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, actor Aubrey Plaza decided to use her acceptance speech not only to express her gratitude for the honor, but to also point out some representation issues in a major award ceremony.

According to Glamour, Plaza — who won an award for performance in the film Ingrid Goes West — took a moment in her acceptance speech to share an interesting finding she was told:

“I’m going to accept the leading best actress award on behalf of the Oscars ceremony because I heard a fun fact tonight that I never knew before, which is that no Latina actress has ever won best actress at the Oscars,” Plaza said. “Ever. So I’m going to accept that tonight to manifest that energy.”

But Plaza didn’t end her comments there; instead, Glamour says she issued herself a challenge of sorts, saying that she will “play some kind of psychotic character, some kind of criminal lunatic, those complicated characters I’m good at, and I’ll do that for you” in order to “win that award.”

And her remarks were certainly not lost on those in attendance; Glamour says Variety describes the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Impact Awards as not only recognizing “the work of Hollywood’s Latinx community, but also individuals in that community making a difference through activism,” holding a special interest this year in Latinx representation in the industry.

Looks like Plaza looking to get the Latinx community on the map in a major way!

Watson donates $1.4M to combat sex harassment

Emma Watson is something of a do-gooder: she shops sustainably, she is a proud feminist and is even a UN Women Goodwill ambassador. So as if we all needed another reason to love her and what she stands for, she made it easy and handed us one more.

According to HuffPost, the actor and activist recently donated $1.4 million to the UK Justice and Equality Fund, which aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for all people, following the publication of a “Dear Sisters” open letter. Published in The GuardianHuffPost says the letter was “signed by some 200 women in the British entertainment industry and called on people everywhere to stand in solidarity with Hollywood’s Times Up initiative to fight sexual harassment and inequality. ”

The letter, which served as a “curtain fundraiser for an activist night at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards,” kicked off a similar night of all-black attire and Time’s Up pins similar to what’s been seen in the U.S., says HuffPost.

As for Watson, she explained to The Guardian that the issue of sexual harassment isn’t isolated; rather, it is indicative of a much larger trend.

“It’s easy to dismiss harassment and abuse as being caused by ‘one or two … bad men,’ but the UK statistics point to a much bigger and more structural problem. The issue is systemic.”

It is systemic, indeed — and #TimesUp on perpetuating that system.

CoverGirl ad features their first model with vitiligo

As part of CoverGirl’s new #IAmWhatIMakeUp campaign, the global beauty brand has released a new ad featuring their first model with vitiligo, a disease in which the skin loses its natural pigmentation.

According to Cosmopolitan, model Amy Deanna takes centerstage in the new ad, which is part of a larger campaign that “celebrates the power to be who you are and who you want to be.” As she applies the brand’s truBlend foundation in two different shades, Cosmo says Deanna poses the question, “Why try to blend in when you can choose to stand out?”

Deanna seemed to answer her own question when discussing her new ad spot with People, offering that standing out in partnership with CoverGirl gives her a chance to represent often underrepresented depictions of beauty.

“Inclusivity is important—not just for people of different backgrounds and ethnicities, but also people of all sizes,” she told People. “That’s why I was so excited to partner with CoverGirl on this project. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. Let’s face it, together we are a mosaic—that in itself is beautiful. We should celebrate that.”

And for Deanna, inclusivity is not just about celebrating differences, but also challenging the norms to make room for others.

“I believe that inclusiveness will challenge unrealistic beauty standards within the beauty industry and in humanity,” she explained to People. “I remember seeing Queen Latifah on TV as a CoverGirl when I was young. That was so inspiring. I can’t express how excited I am to say, I too have had the opportunity to work with CoverGirl.”

And we can’t say how excited we are to see her in this campaign!

González gets battle-ready in inspiring video

Sometimes, it takes our younger peers to emerge as the strongest among us. Such is the case with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and shooting survivor Emma González.

One of the most commanding voices fronting the #NeverAgain movement demanding gun reform, Glamour says that the 18-year-old is taking her duties very seriously. In preparation for a recent CNN town hall event featuring Florida senator Marcio Rubio, Glamour says González posted a video of herself to Twitter prior to the event showing herself getting battle ready, re: making sure her buzzcut was camera-ready.

Taking an electric razor to her head, the video shows the student-turned-activist touching up her hair while lip-synching to the song “Lovely Rita” by The Beatles.

Her caption for the video: “When you got work to do but your hair’s gettin too long #StonemanStrong #BaldiesGetTheJobDone #MarchForOurLives.”

González does have some major work to do — and she shows no signs of slowing down.



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?


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.'”