When transgender activist Rae Nelson, 26, found herself in the women's bathroom at the Arkansas Capitol Building with State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith recently, it was kismet.
Famed fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin recently added a new name to their portfolio: the controversial — and up until recently, rather elusive — Chelsea Manning.
A proud mother has created a stunning photo series of her 5-year-old son wearing dresses to inspire other parents to overlook gender stereotypes.
Can the Gap shed its boy/girl aisles for a more gender-neutral approach? Five-year-old activist Alice Jacob is learning early in life that standing up for what you believe in can really make a difference. Jacob first made a name for herself earlier this month, when the Washington Post published the letter she’d written to Gap CEO Jeff Kirwan, asking for less girls shirts with “pink and princesses” and more with “cool” images, like the “Superman, Bat Man, rock-and-roll and sports” usually reserved for boys.
Cassie Chadderton took to Twitter after spotting the toilets at a pentahotels hotel, writing “Hi @pentahotels, just wondering if you know that we’re in the 21st century now?” along with a photo of the toilets.
Girls’ Life magazine has been called out for a sexist cover about makeup, boyfriends, and kissing, while Boys’ Life focuses on finding your dream career.
Giuliana Rancic stepped up by asking more interesting questions during her Emmys red carpet celebrity interviews, but she stumbled when it came to stars who are also moms, relying on the gendered “how do you balance it all?” question that women — and not men — often get.
After a photo surfaced of Charlize Theron and her son Jackson wearing a dress and an Elsa hat with a long blonde braid attached to it, some took to Twitter to shame the actress.
A lifeguard at a public pool told a mom that her 6-year-old daughter, wearing swimming trunks and no top, needs to cover up with a bathing suit top. The mom argued that 6-year-old boys' and girls' upper body looks the same at that age.
“It was an aisle of pink, fairy princesses, ponies and flowers,” Target’s Senior Vice President of design and product development, Julie Guggemos, said of Target’s old children’s decor section. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
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Sienna Miller. Photo: Getty Images Sienna Miller has food on the brain these days. The 33-year-old stunner plays Bradley Cooper’s sous chef and love interest in Burnt, which hits theaters on October 30. When she arrives for our interview, she explains her need for coffee thusly, “I just ate the most enormous plate of nachos, hence the coffee, because I am being taken down.
In menswear, it seems, the hottest trend is womenswear. While designers like Public School have been flirting with androgyny for years — dropping pants crotches into quasi-skirts and T-shirt hems into demi-tunics, all with an insouciant tongue extended at the Mad Men look — some of the newest acclaimed designers have gone full-out ambisexual. One of them is 29-year-old Rio Joe Uribe, the creative force behind Gypsy Sport, which made a splash during the last New York Fashion Week Men’s in July, and again on Tuesday night during the women’s collections. He’s been nominated for the prestigious CFDA /Vogue Fashion Fund Award for menswear, alongside Thaddeus O’Neil (one of his brethren in gender-blurred designs), and David Hart.
Photo: Turn on the television, pick up an issue of Vanity Fair, or check out Andreja Pejic’s campaign for Make Up For Ever and it is obvious that transgender discussion has reached a fever pitch. Elite Model Management Booker Jenny Shimizu, DapperQ founder Anita Dolce Vita, You Do You founder Kristiina Wilson, artist Alok Vaid-Menon, and actress Grace Dunham (sister of Lena) all offered their insights about the current state of trans and gender politics.
It makes sense to tech-industry veteran Ellen Leanse, who explains that women overuse the word just, which sends “a subtle message of subordination.” Essayist Sloane Crosley and comedian Amy Schumer tell us not to say “sorry” so often. Radio listeners complain of “vocal fry” that makes it impossible to listen to women. Here I am, thinking that I’m speaking normally and sharing my thoughts on campaign-finance reform or the Greek debt crisis or the politics of marriage, when apparently the only thing that other people are hearing is a passive-aggressive, creaky mash-up of Cher Horowitz, Romy and Michele, and the Plastics. “All the discussion is about what we think we hear,” the feminist linguist Robin Lakoff tells me.
On Monday in Milan, Gucci designer Alessandro Michele showed his second menswear collection for the Italian label with an interesting bent. As the conversation about gender fluidity continues to permeate the media, Michele sent his male models down the runway wearing lace blouses, floral-embroidered suits, and white crocheted short shorts (some of these looks were adorned with pearls, btw). But the Gucci maestro, who interspersed women into his runway lineup in equally as ambiguous looks, is not the only one currently subverting gender norms. Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott, was seemingly inspired by the notion of Marie-Antoinette-meets-Liberace with a collection that showed hyper masculine male models wearing hot pink ruffled shirts.
At the recent 69th Annual Tony Awards, the composers Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron became the first female writing team in history to win a Tony for musical score. The duo took home the award for their contribution to Fun Home, the musical based on a 2006 coming-of-age memoir by lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel. In their acceptance speech, Tesori clarified the meaning behind “Ring of Keys,” an anthem about a young girl coming to terms with being gay performed by the 11-year-old Tony-nominee Sydney Lucas that evening on the telecast.
Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2015 On the surface, the official Instagram account of Proenza Schouler presents carefully-curated snapshots that reinforce the brand’s message of forward-thinking luxury. Close-up shots of runway pieces like a grey mélange tweed top that ties like an enormous knot in the back showcase technical details. A picture of Moda Operandi’s Lauren Santo Domingo clad in a custom neon-yellow dress at the recent Met Gala last month lends a touch of aspirational glamour.