The anxiety of choice—what I should do, what I should read, who I should be—has had a curious effect on the world of fashion. Color is out, gray is in. Gray, the midpoint between black and white, has far more than fifty shades; each one communicates a subtle difference in meaning, but all provide an effortless canvas of cool.
A former beauty editor reflects on the differences between the definition of beauty in America and in China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, where an “unadorned woman was a symbol of liberation from a patriarchal capitalist system.”
While Donald Trump champions the need to create more jobs in America, he manufactured his ties overseas. One journalist did what labor groups could not: he located the Shengzhou, Chinese factories that made Trump-brand ties and traveled there.
The origin story of Kinfolk, a lifestyle publication known for its carefully curated photo spreads. The magazine is well-loved but is also met with derision.
On the enduring appeal of American Girl dolls, and the business model behind their success.
A brief but exhaustive look at the evolution of personal style blogs, from BryanBoy to Man Repeller.