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5 min read

The Surprisingly Unisex History Of The Thong

G-string. Whale tail. Butt floss. The thong is one of those items that is so embedded in our current culture, and such a cultural touchstone, that it's almost mythical. But what do you really know about it, other than what it looks like? Currently, many people may see it as simply another option for something to wear under their clothes, but for years — even centuries — it was a lighting rod for debate, discussion and scandal: from burlesque dancers to, believe it or not, Monica Lewinsky. Its history is a strange one — and a long one, dating back tens of thousands of years. Gradually, it's be
NPR
3 min read

Anita Pallenberg Was No Simple Muse

Arguably, no single rock musician has had a greater ripple effect on both men's and women's fashion than Keith Richards. Things that shouldn't have made sense — from Nudie suits and scarves as belts, to cheetah-prints and graphic striped trousers mixed with polka dots — always looked effortless on him. Unbeknownst to many at the time, it was Anita Pallenberg's closet from which Richard was pulling. "As a kid I wanted to dress like Keith Richards, I wasn't at all interested in women's fashion, it was guys in bands I wanted to emulate," British designer Pamela Hogg tells NPR Music. "But it was a
Mic
4 min read
Fashion & Beauty

Why Is Blush Even A Thing?

People seem to have a lot of questions and concerns surrounding the existence of blush, that pinkish powder millions of women love to dab onto the apples of their cheeks.  Google it and you'll see headlines like: "Guys are attracted to girls who wear blush"; "Why you MUST STOP wearing powder blush NOW!"; and "Sex hormones make women's faces redder as a sign of fertility."  It's a product that, despite its ubiquity and so many women swiping it on without a second thought, is actually filled with a lot of unknowns — perhaps most critically: Why is it even a thing? We were curious  ourselves, so