BTS, the number one band in the world, has a conspiracy theory about their album cycle that is centered on an Ann Demeulemeester shirt. Designed by Demeulemeester’s successor Sébastien Meunier in 2017 in reference to her multitude of embroidered text pieces, the “I AM RED WITH LOVE” shirt was worn in one performance and made such an impression on fans that it inspired a fan theory about their next tour. Across reddit, weibo, and Twitter, fans connected the simple phrase with a moodboard of th...
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Only a handful of beauty brands have invested in packaging that’s accessible for the visually impaired.
It's Pride month, and that means (among other things) drowning in a sea of corporate queer-washing. Companies have slapped rainbows on everything from toothpaste to shoes — but how many of those products actually help the LGBTQ community? Limited-edition projects from corporations that don't center the queer experience only tokenize it for timely capital, so let's give our money instead to brands that are actually run by queer folks, that hire queer folks, and that give queer folks equity in their futures.
In a cultural moment where the questioning of gender roles is gaining acceptance, does makeup really need a masc makeover?
Following the Cambridge Analytica revelations, it's become common knowledge that our online shopping data is being used against us. Fashion, beauty and tech writer Arabelle Sicardi finds the problem to be worsening.
2018 Twitter seems to have two modes: outrage about real life, and joy about escapist fictional realms. While America experiences a slow roast, of both a climatic and political nature, we are also experiencing a renaissance of romantic comedies. The world is terrible, but To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is amazing.
The first thing you see when you walk into A. Human’s Mercer Street showroom is a Black man buried neck-deep in a glass box of soil, in a dark and windowless room surrounded by plants. He is facing you directly, unmoving. It will take you a second to register your confusion and categorize it as a mixture of mortification and curiosity. If you have ever seen an episode of the now-defunct television series Hannibal, the scene will distinctly remind you of one of the cannibal’s victims.
Arabelle Sicardi explains how they explored their love for beauty while attending an academically rigorous high school.
Korean skin care has truly changed my skin for the better. Having tried an entire drugstore aisle’s worth of acne products and multiple dermatologists’ recommended brands, the most helpful products I’ve used come from Seoul.
So it piqued my interest that Costco had launched its own Korean skin care kit, The Case Full of Seoul, geared toward people who might be new to the 11-step Korean beauty routine that involves cleansing, toning, moisturizing, applying serums and masks, and more.
The kit r...
A lot of the most tender, intimate moments of my life have happened in the aisles of Sephora. I’ve met girlfriends on first or second dates there as an excuse to bond with them over perfumes and serums (if only so we can hold hands while we “test the products”), I went with my best friend’s mother for her 70th birthday to help pick out skincare for her retirement era, and I later went with a friend who had recently begun transitioning to help pick out her first full-coverage foundation. Sepho...