Month: April 2021

An Editor’s Post-Procedure, Full Coverage Makeup Routine

Last week I had laser for the first time to treat some pigmentation on my cheeks (more on that to come). You would think as a beauty editor that I’d do my due-diligence and work out that downtime post-laser is significant, but I did not. And funnily enough had planned my belated birthday party for exactly 24 hours later. Laser is superficial, and the only real rule is to avoid actives and stay the hell away from the sun, but it does leave you really red, spotty, and rough.

I wasn’t so vain as to cancel my lunch, but I obviously wanted to soften the redness and fake a smoother texture. My normal roster of feather-light makeup felt redundant, so I landed on three products (all ones I love) that together, created a full but believable base.

I know it’s tough to find products that truly conceal skin texture and

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Meet the Phenoms of Fashion

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style.

The category is: Fashion. They are influencers, editors, creators and decision-makers—and they always do it in style. This year’s 10 TGU 50 Fashion honorees are designing a more equitable, colorful fashion industry for us all to see ourselves reflected in.

Tellingly, this year’s honorees include several long-overdue “firsts,” some of whom have been doing revelatory work behind the scenes for decades. Now at the forefront, they will undoubtedly change the face of fashion for generations to come.

Illustration for article titled The Glow Up 50 2021: Meet the Phenoms of Fashion

Photo: Courtesy of the CFDA

CaSandra Diggs

If you needed an example of what it looks like to secure a seat at the proverbial table, look no further than the new president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America CaSandra Diggs. Making history as the first Black woman

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From O.W. Gurley to its present-day legacy: Greenwood District land ownership has evolved in the last century | Race Massacre

Greenwood Businesses

Willie Sells cuts Haywood Bland’s hair while working at Tee’s Barber Shop on April 1.

When O.W. Gurley, an accomplished landowner and entrepreneur, moved his family from Perry in 1905 to what is now known as Tulsa’s Greenwood District, the possibilities for a true Black-centered, self-sustaining hub that enticed freedom from the shackles of Jim Crow laws and oppression had yet to be realized in America.

Gurley, who once worked under President Grover Cleveland, saw an opportunity in the northeast section of the city and purchased 40 acres.

The vision, an almost audacious one at the time considering the unforgiving circumstances societal Black Americans faced, was to create something constructed by Black people for Black people.

Placing that inspiration in motion, Gurley opened a boarding house in 1906 — the first business in the newly minted Greenwood — with the purpose of attracting African American train

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COVID Hand Sanitizer Firm Disputes Benzene Claims

A hand sanitizer maker accused recently of having high levels of a carcinogen in batches of its products is trying to gain the upper hand amid the health scare – even implying it might sue those publications who called out the company.

It all started late last month when a startup pharmacy called Valisure posted a petition that showed its labs found dangerous levels of benzene – which is linked to blood cancers – in more than a dozen brands of germ-killing gels. At the top of the list was a company called ArtNaturals, which had the highest levels, according to Valisure. Several news outlets including Bloomberg covered the report, and some universities, including Harvard and Yale, have since pulled products from their campuses or requested they not be used.

But ArtNaturals wrote to TheStreet this week, disputing the findings, after it posted an update on the study.

“Simply put,

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Acrisure Adds Marolda; Smeltzer Joins Jewelers Mutual; Rockford Mutual’s Johnson Retires


Acrisure, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., appointed Matthew Marolda as its first chief innovation officer.

Marolda will focus on business and growth opportunities aligned with Acrisure’s artificial intelligence (AI), data and technology platform.

Marolda previously has served as the chief analytics officer of Legendary Entertainment and as a member of the executive leadership team at Tulco Holdings, as well as president of WarnerMedia’s Applied Analytics division.

Jewelers Mutual Group

Jewelers Mutual Group in Neenah, Wisconsin, has added Mark Smelzer to its leadership team as chief content executive.

Smelzer comes to Jewelers Mutual from a nearly two-decades-long career as publisher of JCK magazine and JCKonline, widely considered the industry authority for the United States jewelry industry. During his tenure at JCK, he oversaw the publication’s evolution from a print magazine to a digital platform, and introduced the JCK Content Studio for content marketing.

Smelzer currently serves on the board for

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Why Are All the Fashion Brands Starting Podcasts?

Podcasting is finally in fashion. Not fashionable—fashion-adjacent personalities, as well as publications like the Business of Fashion and your very own GQ, have already made podcasts stylish. But for years, podcasting circled luxury fashion itself like a shark with a too-refined palette. Everyone else in the world seemed to have a podcast—but the field remained largely free of capital-f Fashion.

Until, quite suddenly, now. Designers have taken to their microphones (well…sometimes), with their favorite talkers chatting away across from them in the proverbial studio. Balmain, Dior, Versace, Chanel, Gucci: all have started podcasts. Your favorite fashion brand has something to say!

Before we delve into what, precisely, it is that they are saying, we must bow in deference to a pod maverick. Each season, since June 2016, Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano has offered a rhapsodic behind-the-scenes narration of his collections. Like a Club Kid bouncer

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