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Mean Reads: Be a Lady They Said, …

[Image: still from Be a Lady They Said on Vimeo] Introducing Forbes 50 over 50 [Forbes] Fighting the tyranny of ‘niceness:’ why we need difficult women [The Guardian] Video starring Cynthia Nixon about pressures of being a woman goes viral…

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Yolanda Hadid returns to the Paris runway …

[Photo via Vogue Runway] Yolanda Hadid gave birth to both the opening model (Bella Hadid) and the closing one (Gigi Hadid) in Virgil Abloh’s Off-White fall/winter 2020 fashion show. So it seems only right she should walk in it herself.…

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Mardi Gras, but make it fashion!

Mardi Gras, A.K.A. Fat Tuesday, A.K.A. Shrove Tuesday, A.K.A. Shrovetide, A.K.A. a good excuse to get shitfaced and act crazy, is today! We’re enamored of the holiday’s trademark colors—green, purple and gold—and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to whip…

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Mean reads: Warren, Warren, menopause, Warren, Warren, …

Image by Natalie Kirk Elizabeth Warren kills at the debate [The New York Times] Warren creates document to release people from Bloomburg NDAs [The Hill] Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar represent the future of leadership [Salon] Elizabeth Warren defends Amy…

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Seeing is believing: the 9 coolest reading glasses …

“Cool reading glasses” is anything but the oxymoron it once was. Glasses in general have become a fashion statement, and readers are no exception. Gucci has led the way in making nerd-style ultra cool, and these glasses companies have followed…

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Should you speed gray your hair?

Photo via Jessica Speicher Hair A wonderful community of women who are going “grombre,”—growing out their natural gray and documenting the physical and emotional transformation that comes with the process—are finding comfort and support on Instagram and Facebook. They’re blazing…

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F That: Spending money on Valentine’s …

Photo by frank mckenna It may be too late even for same-day Amazon Prime to deliver a gift for your Valentine, but that is totally O.K. What’s Valentine’s Day really about, anyway? Gifts? Negative. Love! It’s about love, people. Free…

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Mean Reads: 2020 is the year of women …

Photo via Laura Dern on Instagram The 20 funniest tweets from women this week [HuffPo] The black women who travel for love [The New York Times] An ode to being old [Pocket] Gen Xers are being stiffed by greedy Boomers…

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How Mean became nasty

Full disclosure: I borrowed this headline from Merriam-Webster. The dictionary’s exploration of the meaning of mean reminded me that it’s time for me to connect with my readers about the meaning of my Mean, if you get what I mean.…

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Mean reads: Funniest female tweets; modern Little …

What’s lost and gained in a modern ‘Little Women’ [The New Yorker] Where are all the women CEOs? [Wall Street Journal] What I learned talking to 120 women about their sex lives and desires [The Guardian] ‘White male privilege:’ Top…

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What if Valentine chocolates were an outfit?

Whether you’re getting dressed for a night out with friends, a first date, or an evening with love of your life, we could all use a bit of inspiration when it comes to getting gussied up for Valentine’s Day. One…

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31 reasons to feel fine about staying home …

February is about as close to the dead of winter as you can get, and sometimes it’s hard to find the stamina to go outside. Between the low temps and the precipitation, not to mention all the good movies, Netflix…

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