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The Great fall 2019 nails whimsical Americana

The Great is a collaboration between Emily Current and Merritt Elliott, and if those names sound familiar it’s because they are: the duo also founded OG denim brand Current/Elliott. Back in 2012 when the founders left their eponymous brand, they…

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When moving house can be as bad …

Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash As parents get older, adult kids worry. Tile floors, marble stairways, and long drives to the grocery store have us on edge. What use are those extra bedrooms and flights of stairs? A single…

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How This Yoga Instructor Uses Practical Poses …

This interview with Wini Linguvic of The Elevate Practice was the first Mean podcast I recorded, but somehow it ended up being published third. What can I say, I’m known to be out-of-order on occasion. In any case, it’s a…

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Inclusive Fashion Spotlight: Raey

Each week, we high-five a brand that’s featuring models who don’t fit the typical bill, whether they’re 50-plus, not white, non-binary or otherwise underrepresented in fashion and beauty. Raey This in-house brand from Matchesfashion.com claims to be minimalist, and we…

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Photographer Anna-Alexia Basile talks art, optimism, and …

Photo by Anna-Alexia Basile Anna Alexia Basile is not yet 30, but she has achieved professional success as a San Francisco-based photographer, art director and stylist beyond her years, constantly traveling for fashion and commercial projects to locales from Marfa to…

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7 Ethically Made Jumpsuits For Women 19-99

It’s well established that using the loo can be challenging when you wear a jumpsuit. Small price to pay for the je ne sais quoi gained. There is something unexplainably cool about a one and done pants outfit, especially when…

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F that: dry cleaning—try these washable …

It’s not only a big pain to remember to drop off and pick up dry cleaning, but 70 percent of dry cleaners are still using perchloroethylene, a chemical that has been linked to cancer and neurotoxicity in addition to being…

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What’s Mother’s Day like when …

The longer I’m a mother, the more conflicted I feel about Mother’s Day. The consumerism, the pressure it puts on husbands, and the disappointment when expectation leads to deer-in-headlights inertia—all of it has me ambivalent about the holiday. But what’s…

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Spring and summer party outfit inspiration from …

Rabens Saloner founder Birgitte Raben Olrik has come a long way since selling trinkets out of the back of her car during her many adventures traveling in Asia. But the Danish designer’s gorgeous garments hint at her passion for travel…

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Mean Reads: Bernie Booed, Designer Amelia Earhart, …

Women did everything right, then work got greedy: Working a reduced schedule for 18 years really sets you back. [The New York Times] Anita Hill to Joe Biden: Sorry isn’t enough: The presidential said he regretted how he treated her during…

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Summer sandals women from 19 to 99 will love

Every woman in my world, regardless of her age, will no longer suffer for footwear. We’re no longer here for sky-high stilettos, binding straps and cushionless footbeds. And that means we’re taking another look at the footwear brands that have…

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