• I Am What's Underneath: The Kickstarter You Have to Back

    What’s Underneath: The Kickstarter You Want to Back

    Is personal style armor? Or is it personal expression? Probably both, and it’s kind of a spectator sport to try to decode what someone’s style says about them. Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum at…

    November 25, 2014
  • Beauty Bytes: November 21, 2014

    Beauty Bytes: November 21, 2014

    The new Hello Kitty “Narikiri Facepacks” are out (in Japan), and if you can find them you can pretend to be Kitty instead of walking around the house like a mummy in plain white…

    November 21, 2014
  • Do Barbie's ventriloquists hate women? They might...

    Barbie FAIL: Does the Toy Industry Hate Women?

    Does the toy industry hate women? You’ll be forgiven for thinking so when you see this new “book” from Barbie’s “I Can Be” career encouragement series. “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” – sounds…

    November 19, 2014
  • Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann's "Havfrue"(Mermaid), 1873.

    Beauty Bytes: November 14, 2014

    Mermaids: they’re so glamorous, right? They can live in the sea, away from society with its annoying bills and bosses, and they always have great hair! At least that’s what we want to think…

    November 14, 2014
  • Gluttony - Alicia Wadden photographed by Katie Allves.

    Is Fat Evil?

    Just about everybody in modern society has something to say about weight – their own or someone else’s. And it’s usually not very nice. In fact, dishing about weight is practically a national pastime.…

    November 11, 2014
  • andrea_q_robinson_toss_the_gloss

    Book Review: Toss The Gloss

    Andrea Q. Robinson knows a lot about beauty – she’s a legend in the cosmetics industry. As a student in an all-women’s Catholic college, she was entered into a “best-dressed” contest and landed a…

    October 28, 2014