CoverGirl Appoints First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Ambassador [New York Times]
Just weeks after appointing its first male ambassador, American cosmetics brand CoverGirl has named YouTube beauty guru Nura Afia as its first-ever hijab-wearing ambassador. The Colorado native, who has more than 200K subscribers on YouTube and 300K followers on Instagram, told The New York Times that she felt it was important to be a face for Muslim women in the U.S. who love beauty.
A video posted by COVERGIRL (@covergirl) on Nov 5, 2016 at 3:08pm PDT
Fashion Mags React to Election Results, Urge Women to Take Action on Health
In the wake of Donald Trump's victory at the polls, and his pledge to repeal Obamacare, which has made birth control and gynecological procedures more affordable, sites such as The Cut, Elle, Fashionista and Vogue pivoted from their regularly scheduled style stories on Wednesday to publish articles urging readers to take care of their women's health needs. Stories suggested getting a pap smear or an IUD as soon as possible, in the context of the new political climate and Trump's potential to appoint a conservative Supreme Court justice who could overturn Roe v. Wade. Man Repeller and Racked also put together comprehensive lists of organizations Clinton supporters can donate to now, including the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter. On a lighter note, Fashionista posted a gallery of baby animals in attempt to put a smile on the faces of women feeling the post-election blues.
Kendall Jenner Stars in La Perla Spring Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Kendall Jenner, Liu Wen and Isabeli Fontana star in La Perla's new spring 2017 lingerie campaign, which was photographed by Steven Klein. The photographer chose three symbols - a burning bra, shattered glass and a constrictive corset - in order to illustrate the campaign's theme that women shouldn't suffer for the sake of beauty.
A photo posted by LA PERLA (@laperlalingerie) on Nov 9, 2016 at 3:34am PST
Vogue Pins Hopes on Kamala Harris [Vogue]
Earlier this year, Vogue magazine endorsed a candidate for president for the first time in its history. The glossy not-so-surprisingly threw its support behind first female Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, for whom editor-in-chief Anna Wintour relentlessly campaigned. On Wednesday, after Clinton's defeat, Vogue shined a light on another Democratic woman who is headed to D.C.: California attorney general Kamala Harris, who is succeeding Sen. Barbara Boxer. Vogue labeled Harris as "one to watch" in the years to come.