Day: March 5, 2021

L.A. designer elevates Native art, women through fashion

If art preserves the culture of the Apsáalooke people, then Apsáalooke women are the keepers of that culture, cultivating it to reflect the modern day.

Fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail grew up “riding horses and running in the fields and swimming in the river and being around [her] people” on the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation and Northern Cheyenne Indian reservations in southeastern Montana. She knows firsthand the importance of art — beadwork, textiles, quillwork — to sustaining Indigenous traditions, and in 2015 she turned that knowledge into her own brand: B.Yellowtail.

A year later, she created the B.Yellowtail Collective, made up of Native artists, to foster economic opportunities for their communities. Many of those artists and artisans are women — spanning across tribes and peoples — but all of them preserve their culture and move it forward through their medium of choice.

From left, JoRee LaFrance, KamiJo White Clay, Rustin Lane LaFrance and Nina Sanders model B.Yellowtail's Heritage Collection.

From left, JoRee LaFrance, KamiJo White Clay, Rustin Lane LaFrance

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5G Conspiracy Theories Are Fueling an Entire Economy of Scams

Illustration for article titled 5G Conspiracy Theories Are Fueling an Entire Economy of Scammy Gadgets

Illustration: Elena Scotti, Photo: Getty Images, Shutterstock

It’s an unfortunate truth that snake oil salesmen lurk behind every corner of the internet, waiting for the next conspiracy or wellness fad so they can swoop in with cure-all wares and rob people of their hard-earned cash. It’s also true that people generally fear the unknown—and new technology slots neatly into that category. So it’s really no surprise that the dawn of 5G has spawned an entire online market of scams.

Amazon, Etsy, and eBay all host thousands of products that claim to “protect” you from the harmful effects of 5G. They range from so-called Faraday cages, which are basically mesh office file organizers, to thumb drives that claim to create holographic shields against 5G waves. You can find new-agey jewelry made of shungite, silver-laced neck gaiters parading as hoods, and this ridiculous $40 sticker

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Meet Precious Lee, the Model Changing the Industry With Every Strut

E! News: In October 2011, you shared one of your first posts on Instagram—a throwback photo of Donatella Versace with Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. How does it feel now a decade later to not only have walked the Versace runway, but also to be a face of the spring-summer 2021 campaign?

Precious Lee: Oh my god! Y’all saw that?! That was literally in week one of having Instagram! UH-mazing! Well, I’ve always adored those women! What’s funny is I was the first curve model Queen Beyoncé used for her Ivy Park x Adidas collection in November. I also wrote a song for Mariah Carey when I was in high school I wanted her to sing—yes and I still have it—and I’ve always loved how fab Donatella is and the House of Versace glamour. So, honestly just waiting on Mariah to call me any moment now. I feel so incredibly

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e.l.f. Cosmetics & Chipotle launch spicy new collection, bowl

If your only reason to put on makeup and leave the house is to go get food, this collaboration is for you.

e.l.f. Cosmetics has teamed up with Chipotle for a product launch of both makeup and a new burrito bowl that will make your eyes, lips, face and tastebuds happy.

On the cosmetics side, the launch includes a four-piece exclusive set that is as customizable as the Chipotle counter, with an eyeshadow palette, lip gloss, beauty blender and cosmetic bag. To satisfy your actual hunger, the team at Chipotle will debut their limited-time Eyes. Chips. Face. Bowl, which is a vegan bowl with some spice, complete with a side of chips.

The makeup line is available for pre-order now, and will be officially on sale on March 10 — or March 9 for e.l.f. beauty squad loyalty members. The Chipotle bowl will also be uploaded to the Chipotle

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