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CHANEL CHANNELS INNER GIRL POWER!

Leave it to the Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld, to turn his Spring/Summer 2015 Paris Fashion Week presentation into a well-attended feminist protest.  Led by Cara Delevingne, models Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Georgia May Jagger, and other took to the Parisian streets (albeit ones created by Langerfeld inside the Grand Palais) carrying feminist slogans such as Ladies First, Make Fashion Not War, and History Is Her Story.  In addition to the powerful messaging, we were drawn to Chanel‘s colorful tweed separates and wearable casual cottons.

 

FASHION FOR FEMINISM!


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PEDICURES REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Often we have found pedicure treatments, well, rather awkward … why must we sit self-consciously with our feet on our technician’s thighs while she squats uncomfortably beneath us?  A posh Beverly Hills salon, Olive & June, took note and recently stepped things up by constructing a six-inch platform for its pedicure stations.  Ensconced in elegant leather sling chairs, clients are now able to relax in a linear plane with their estheticians, thereby cultivating a more comfortable (and modest) experience.

 

A STEP UP FOR YOUR FEET!


Bottom Ed

Thousands of women go under the knife each year in search of the perfect body.  Popular augmentation procedures primarily have focused on the breasts; however, in 2013, the number of buttocks augmentation procedures performed in America increased by 58%.  Why?  A new documentary, Bottom’s Up, examines popular culture’s obsession with the new curves, as well as the extreme efforts women have made to achieve nearly the impossible.  The film explores the media’s impact and other societal pressures that have propelled a large derriere from a cult fetish to a mainstream phenomenon which has crossed all ethnic lines.  Some blame it on the influx of new “it girls,” such as Nicki Minaj (left) and Kim Kardashian (right);  others point to advent of hip hop music in the 1980s, which featured explicit lyrics and videos sensationalizing women with large bottoms. Bottom’s Up sparks a provocative discussion on our culture’s latest obsession with beauty, while also highlighting the scary side of achieving dangerous curves.  Women, desperate to achieve the more voluptuous aesthetic, have resorted to having their behinds injected with silicone, Fixodent, and even cement. Read more of this story »

TREND ALERT: THE EXPANDING BOTTOM LINE