Month: March 2021

7 Female Fashion Designers On The Women Who Inspired Their Careers

Have you ever heard of the ‘Glass Runway‘? While the exact phrase may be foreign, its meaning reverberates down the halls of the fashion industry. The two words describe the phenomenon that while most of the people working in (and buying from) the industry are women, only 14% of major fashion houses are run by them.

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This means that despite feeding and loving the fashion industry at both machinist and consumer level, women have limited say in what it ultimately creates.

And while we don’t have immediate solutions to remedy the gender imbalance in fashion (though this McKinsey & Company study points to some) this Women’s History Month we’ve decided to celebrate those who, against the odds, run their own fashion labels.

We spoke to some of the world’s most talented female designers to find out the women who inspired their careers.


8 female fashion designers on the women who inspired their careers

Batsheva Hay On Sonia Rykiel

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Are You Ready to #OwnYourNatural With Grande Cosmetics? | State

NEW YORK, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Grande Cosmetics wants to celebrate everyone’s unique, powerful self-confidence with the “Own Your Natural” campaign that focuses on helping all woman reach their fullest potential.

Millions of lashes transformed. Known as leaders in lash and brow enhancement, Grande Cosmetics’ comprehensive assortment includes breakthrough formulas that empower women to become their 100% authentic best self. Since 2008, with the revolutionary lash enhancing serum, GrandeLASH-MD, that delivers longer, thicker looking lashes, Grande has broken down beauty barriers, allowing women to access meaningful transformation filled with self-love and appreciation.

The #ownyournatural campaign follows four fierce women of all ages and backgrounds on their real Grande journeys as they enhance their lashes, lips, brows and hair and over the course of several months, conquer their most frustrating beauty concerns the Grande DIY way. All without prescriptions, falsies, injections or bank-busting investments.

“As a female brand founder

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Save $75 on the Calphalon ActiveSense blender

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Calphalon's countertop appliances are just as heavy duty as its famous durable cookware.
Calphalon’s countertop appliances are just as heavy duty as its famous durable cookware.

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Save $74.99: The Calphalon ActiveSense Blender is on sale for $155 at Amazon as of March 1 — a more than 30% drop from its listing price on Calphalon’s website.


March marks the one-year mark since most of us had our first encounter with COVID’s ability to screw with our social lives. In that time, many of us have found new interests and learned new skills — but there’s time to squeeze in another quarantine hobby.

If cooking hasn’t been one of yours yet, consider adding some new recipes to your menu with Calphalon’s ActiveSense blender. This equal mix

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Fashion Goes Green to Raise Capital | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Over the past year, fashion companies from Adidas to Chanel have issued hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to meet environmental targets, betting that there would be plenty of investors interested in financing green projects. Last week, it was H&M’s turn.

The Swedish fast fashion giant made plans to issue €500 million ($607 million) in bonds that will go towards goals ranging from increasing the use of recycled materials to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 10 percent.

H&M’s announcement is the latest example of a trend growing across industries as companies seek to tap into appetite for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) financing. It extends to a variety of financial products from sustainability-linked bonds — a current favourite among fashion companies — to green and social-impact bonds that help businesses fund social and environmental projects across their companies and supply chains. Roughly $4 billion in sustainability-linked bonds were issued

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Diversity visa lottery winners from countries blocked by Trump hope for another chance under Biden

She was in her fourth year of university, living in Yemen, a newlywed and soon to be pregnant when she found out she won the US Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as “The Green Card Lottery.” It seemed Al-Doais had beaten the odds — 12.4 million applicants applied for a chance at the up to 50,000 visas that could be issued for 2017.

But in 2017, then-President Donald Trump took a series of actions aimed at barring individuals from Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States. The one that was ultimately allowed to take effect — Presidential Proclamation 9645 — placed varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.

The path to a new life in the US for diversity visa lottery recipients like her seemed all but blocked. Although she said she was not refused under … Read More

Meet Precious Lee, the Model Changing the Industry With Every Strut – E! Online

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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