New Celine Store in Paris Spotlights Women Artists

FEMALE PERSUASION: Celine is putting the spotlight on women artists with its latest boutique in Paris, its fourth opening in the French capital in as many months.
The store on Rue Duphot, just off Rue Saint-Honoré, carries women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories. In line with creative director Hedi Slimane’s new retail concept, inaugurated in New York City in February, the 3,770-square-foot space features a mix of his furniture designs, vintage pieces and original art works.
They include a ceramic sculpture by German artist Katinka Bock; a sculpture by Chinese artist Hu Xiaoyuan incorporating materials such as rosewood, ink, raw silk and nails; a wall-mounted sculpture by Canadian artist Georgia Dickie, who often works with found objects, and a work by fellow Canadian Rochelle Goldberg. Rounding out the selection is a man, Brazilian artist Deyson Gilbert.

The Celine store on Rue Duphot in Paris. 
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Walls are covered in stone including Grand Antique marble, a deep black stone with graphic white veining from the South of France, and travertine from Iran, in an overall design that blends elements of Brutalism, Modernism, Bauhaus and Dutch art movement De Stijl.
Among the store’s most striking features is a staircase linking the ground floor to the first floor, framed

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Gloria Steinem Talks About the Benefits of ‘Women Together’

Gloria Steinem talked passionately about what’s most important now at Eileen Fisher’s “Women Together” initiative Friday.
Steinem was the featured speaker at a full-day program intended to empower women to find their voices and connect with one another. The ticketed event, with 90 attendees, was also live-streamed before an audience of 235 people. It took place at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington, N.Y.
“I believe a collective energy emerges when women connect with other women,” said Eileen Fisher, founder and chairman of her brand. “Our Women Together events offer meaningful opportunities for women to connect more deeply — with themselves and one another.” She said her goal is to do these events once a month.
Titled “Revolution From Within,” the event was filled with women from several generations sitting in talking circles. The day also featured writer Jamia Wilson and international 5Rhythms movement leader Amber Ryan.
Steinem, who has been leading women in the movement for decades, was asked by Antoinette Klatzky, executive director and co-creator of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, what’s important in this moment about women coming together.
“Well, that you do it,” said Steinem. “We are communal animals as human beings. We can’t function all by ourselves. There’s a

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The Women of Men’s Wear

It’s not just an old boys club in men’s wear. There are a few women who have spent nearly their entire careers designing, merchandising, presenting or selling to the guys. Here, a look at 10 ladies who have made their mark in the men’s industry and continue to stand out from the crowd.
Mary Beth Blake, president, Jos. A. Bank

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Work history:
Blake joined Tailored Brands Inc. in 2008 as the chief merchandising officer of K&G, then served as executive vice president for Tailored Brands. She was charged with overseeing the Jos. A. Bank division in 2016. Blake started her career in merchandising with May Department Stores Co. and also spent several years with Macy’s including a stint as general merchandise manager of men’s wear for the Midwest division.
What do you find appealing about the men’s industry?
Men’s wear is undergoing transformation as men are becoming more style- and fit-aware. This sea change as well as casualization of his work wardrobe make it an exciting time to be in the men’s industry.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in men’s wear?
One advantage is that women bring an outside perspective to the men’s clothing business. Men’s clothing is evolving, and we

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Burberry Teams With U.K. Charity Smart Works to Dress Women in Need

GET SMART: Burberry is marking International Women’s Day by spreading the love, and the checks and the trench coats, to women in need of work wardrobes. Since 2013, the brand has been teaming with the British women’s charity Smart Works, which offers new, donated clothing and styling advice to women in need who are trying to get back into the workforce. Burberry has always donated clothing to Smart Works, but this year for the first time it invited seven women from the program into its London showrooms for a styling session and the opportunity to pick out their capsule work wardrobes.
The clients are at stage two of the Smart Works program, meaning they have secured employment and will need clothing to wear to their new jobs, ahead of their first pay checks. Half of Smart Works’ clients are from an ethnic minority, are long-term unemployed and have been unsuccessful with a large number of job applications. Smart Works said the majority of women it helps eventually secure full employment and that it aims to dress 3,500 women this year in the U.K.

A portrait by Esther Theaker for Burberry’s project with Smart Works. 
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Judy Collinson, Burberry’s chief merchandising officer, helped to curate

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Protection, Empowerment Central Themes at U.N. Women for Peace Association Awards

No one needs reminding that the world is not a peaceful place, but attendees at Friday’s United Nations Women for Peace Association’s annual luncheon preferred to focus on the positive.
While the annual event honored actor-director-producer Ben Stiller, fashion designer Naeem Khan, philanthropists Albert and Deidre Pujols and “India’s Daughter” filmmaker Leslee Udwin, their messages stressed the need for greater women’s empowerment, improved training, workers’ rights and safety.
Before the program got under way, former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly, who cochaired the event, spoke of what needs to happen for fashion companies to help with the problem of human trafficking. “Attention has to be drawn to it. It’s a problem that is sort of under the radar. It exists to a large extent in Eastern Europe, Central America and South America,” he said. “Sometimes it’s not as obvious as you think it would be. There is leverage being exerted against relatives, a village or something like that. It does not necessarily come to the fore; even when you question these young women, they are not coming forward with information in many instances. They have to consider what’s being held over them so it’s not always easy to investigate the

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Four Women Accuse Kool A.D., Formerly of Das Racist, of Sexual Assault

Four women have accused Victor Vazquez, formerly of indie-rap group Das Racist, of sexual assault, according to Pitchfork. In the detailed article, Vazquez’s estranged wife Saba Moeel, former friend Marta Martinez, former collaborator Andie Flores and an acquaintance who asked to be referred to as Senn detailed alleged non-consensual sexual activity that took place between […]

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Men’s Wear Brand Fisher + Baker Targets Women for Minneapolis Event

Fisher + Baker is a men’s brand, but that didn’t stop the company from targeting women for an event at its Minneapolis headquarters earlier this month.
More than 80 women showed up at the Fisher + Baker studio for a Sip and Shop event, its first initiative targeted to females.
The event also served as a fund-raiser for Minnesota Wild’s Jason Zucker’s #Give16 Campaign, which was created by Zucker and his wife, Carly, to build the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Fisher + Baker donated $ 2,500 to the campaign from the event.
“Women are powerful consumers and are influential in the brand and style decisions of the men in their lives,” said Mike Arbeiter, Fisher + Baker’s chief executive officer and president. “By targeting female consumers as part of our brand engagement strategy, we are building awareness with a community that has a strong influence on men’s wardrobes.”
At the event, the women browsed through the brand’s classic styles of outerwear, sweaters and shirts while enjoying wine and cheese. Among the most popular items was the Lexington Vest, which retails for $ 298.
Arbeiter said the Sip and Shop event “was intended as a pilot concept that if

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Cynthia Lopez to Head NY Women in Film and Television

New York Women in Film & Television has named veteran media executive Cynthia López its new executive director, replacing Terry Lawler. Lopez has won 11 news and documentary Emmy Awards, a Special Emmy Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking, three Peabody Awards, and two duPont-Columbia Awards. She was the executive vice president and co-executive producer on the […]

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Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2018 Red Carpet Fashion: See Claire Danes, Lili Reinhart and More Stars Arrive

Claire Danes, Glamour Women Of The Year AwardsThe 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards returns to New York City tonight with an extra inspirational dose of girl power.
Now in its 28th year and held at Spring Studios, Glamour…

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‘Rodarte’ Opens at National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., has never done a fashion exhibition. For its first, it chose to focus on two living American designers who have owned and operated their label independently from its inception. The exhibition, titled simply “Rodarte,” opens Nov. 10 and runs through Feb. 10, 2019, showcasing nearly 100 pieces from 18 collections by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who started their California-based label 13 years ago.
This is not the first time a museum has come calling to feature the Mulleavys’ work — the Cooper Hewitt staged a show on Rodarte in 2010, as did the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles the following year — but the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ show is Rodarte’s biggest yet. Guest curator Jill D’Alessandro, who oversees costume and textile arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, worked with the Mulleavys to break down their collections into recurring themes: Early Innovations, Magical Beautiful Horror, Woodshock, Black Swan, Texture, Northern California Roadmap, Light and The Garden. The pieces are displayed in full, original runway looks with hair by Odile Gilbert and an installation by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large.
In many ways,

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Jane Fonda to Deliver Women in Motion Talk in Paris

WOMAN IN MOTION: Kering’s Women in Motion initiative will honor Jane Fonda with a retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française that will kick off with a talk with the actress and activist on Oct. 22, the French luxury group said on Tuesday.
Fonda will discuss her career and causes with Costa-Gavras, president of the Cinémathèque Française, and Frédéric Bonnaud, its head. The talk will be followed by a screening of “Klute,” for which Fonda won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1971.
The 80-year-old, who is also due to receive the Prix Lumière in Lyon on Oct. 19, has long been active in causes ranging from civil rights to feminism. Picking up the inaugural Women in Motion award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Fonda said she was still campaigning for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
“You know, 73 percent of Americans think we’ve passed it, but we haven’t. We scold Iraq and Iran and Afghanistan for how they treat women, but we don’t even have an Equal Rights Amendment,” she told WWD at the time.
Fonda, who is a brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris, is also campaigning to create more entertainment content for older women, such as her Netflix series “Grace

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Books of The Times: ‘Ninth Street Women’ Shines a Welcome New Light on New York’s Postwar Art Scene

Mary Gabriel moves from exalted art criticism to the seamiest gossip in her gratifying and generous group portrait of Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler.
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Emmys 2018: Tiffany Haddish, Constance Wu, Sterling K. Brown Party at ‘Variety’ and Women in Film Bash

Stars from across television spent the night celebrating one another’s achievements at the Variety and Women in Film’s annual Emmy nominee party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. The event honored people above and below the line, while also highlighting the recent achievements that women have made in regard to inclusivity in television. “We’ve made some progress in women […]

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Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

DURBAN  — As the Durban Film Fest and its parallel industry program, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), unspooled this weekend in South Africa, a focus on issues facing women in the industry has dominated the program. “DFM is unapologetic about putting women on the agenda,” said producer Zoe Ramushu, who moderated a round table on transformation […]

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Mariposa Women & Family Cente Receive Tribute & Free Discount Cards by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Women In Animation: Julie Ann Crommett on Highest Returns Coming from Cast Diversity

ANNECY, France—The 2nd Women in Animation World Summit kicked off on Monday with an introductory master-class about “Inclusion and Intersectionality” by Julie Ann Crommett, VP of multicultural engagement at Walt Disney Studios. Marge Dean, head of studio, Ellation, Inc., and the WIA president, pointed out in her Summit presentation: “The world has changed a lot since last […]

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Teen Mom’s Kailyn Lowry Says She’d Rather Date Women as She Loses Partial Custody of Son Lux

Kailyn Lowry is opening up about her love life and turning her back on men (for the moment).

The mother of three revealed she wasn’t open to dating men after her relationship with longtime friend Chris Lopez fell apart. The two share 8-month-old son Lux Russell.

While speaking with friend Lindsie Chrisley and MTV producer J.C. before recording for their podcast, Lowry admitted she hadn’t wanted to date men since her break up with Lopez.

“Are you looking for a guy or a girl?” J.C. asked her.

“I just think that a girl would get me more — like they have more patience and whatever,” Lowry, 26, said. “But I also compare everyone to Chris, and right now, I just… every man is like Chris. I want nothing to do with you. I had been with girls before Chris.”

Lindsie asked, “But do you feel like you don’t want to be with a man because of him?”

“I just want to stay far away from men right now,” Lowry said.

During a podcast episode in November, Lowry revealed she was dating a woman, who fans speculated was her friend Dominique Potter.

“We were friends for a year and so it kind of just turned into ,” Lowry said. “So, it’s not like she was trying to wine and dine me to ask me to be her girlfriend, you know what I mean? It more or less just happened.”

Later in the episode, the MTV star became furious when Lopez took her to court after he filed for emergency visitation rights to see their son.

During a call with a friend, while driving away from the courthouse, Lowry unleashed her worries, saying, “I had to testify against Chris. He got supervised visits for the next four weeks, and then court again on the 29th. He gets to have the baby for five hours. The thing that pisses me off is that his aunt is now the one supervising the visits, so she has to be there.”

“Why can’t the person who supervises the visits be a neutral party? I don’t trust his family to be there,” she admitted.

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“Nothing makes me feel better because this could all change on the 29th,” she continued. “I’m conflicted because I got what I wanted for Lux, which is supervised visits but I’m also upset, still. There’s no winning. At the end of the day, Lux still loses because he won’t have both parents.”

Lowry has two other sons from previous relationships. She shares her oldest son Isaac with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera, and second son Lincoln with ex-husband Javi Marroquin.

Teen Mom 2 airs Monday nights on MTV at 9 p.m. ET.


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Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Only Responded to Her and Lupita Nyong’o’s Harassment Claims Because Women of Color Are Easier to Discredit

Last December, Salma Hayek penned a blistering essay for the New York Times, in which she accused former mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment during the making of “Frida.” She also claimed Weinstein threatened to kill her. “No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him give me a massage. No to […]

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2018 Cannes Film Festival: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Wins 2018 Women in Motion Award

WONDER WOMAN: With the Cannes International Film Festival set to open on May 8, this year’s Women in Motion award will go to American film director and screenwriter Patty Jenkins – director of films including “Monster” and “Wonder Woman,” the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman – Kering announced Friday.
The “Wonder Woman” sequel, helmed by Jenkins, as well, is currently in preproduction. The director also recently wrapped production on her TNT six-episode, limited drama “One Day She’ll Darken,” on which she also serves as executive producer.
Kering chief François-Henri Pinault will present the prize at a dinner hosted by the luxury group during the festival on May 13, joined by the film festival’s president and general delegate, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.
“The past year has represented in many ways a turning point in the fight for gender equality,” Pinault said in a statement, lauding the changes Jenkins “has brought about, as much in the film industry as in the performances.”
“A true source of inspiration for new generations of women in cinema, she has shown them that anything is possible. And because with “Wonder Woman” she has shaped such a true superhero, she has enabled the young generations to imagine a world that can be saved by

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Adidas Partners With Lean In to Promote Equal Pay for Women

Adidas is doing its part to help level the playing field for women.
The activewear brand has teamed with Lean In, the organization founded by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to encourage gender equality in the workplace. And today — which is Equal Pay Day — the organization is kicking off #20PercentCounts, the first of three public awareness campaigns to shine a light on the fact that women, on average, are paid 20 percent less than men for doing the same job.
On this day, Lean In has partnered with hundreds of U.S. businesses to share information on the gender pay gap in their communities.
For Adidas, the campaign will be promoted at its Adidas and Reebok retail stores across the U.S. as well as on their e-commerce sites.

The logo from the initiative. 

Karen Parkin, an Adidas executive board member in charge of the company’s global human resources, said Adidas’ chief executive officer and chief merchandising officer met with Sandberg last fall and decided to get involved.
“We’re partnering with an organization we have high respect and admiration for,” Parkin said. “We want to be an employer of choice and to do that, we need to offer equal career opportunities for males and females.

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It’s Equal Pay Day! 5 Easy Tips for Women to Negotiate the Salary They Deserve – According to Catt Sadler

In the past year, women across the country have joined forces to protest unequal pay in the workplace, from minimum-wage workers to blockbuster stars including Jennifer Lawrence. And perhaps no one has protested that wage gap more publicly than Catt Sadler, who inadvertently became the face of the movement when she quit her job at E! after discovering she was making half the salary of her male co-host.

So who better to raise awareness of Equal Pay Day – April 10, which is as far into this year  the average woman has to work to make what her male counterpart made in 2017 – than Sadler, who is teaming up with Luna Bar and AAUW to highlight the wage gap and offer solutions (including salary negotiation workshops hosted around the country, among other tools).  The star, who’s currently working on a docuseries about the topic with Lawrence, shared five easy tips for salary negotiation that she’s learned since becoming an activist for the cause.

1. Don’t rely on the company to make the best offer.

No one is more committed to your success than you, so you need to be prepared to be your own best advocate right out of the gate – don’t wait until you’ve “proven yourself” or trust that they’ll raise your compensation once you’ve put in time. “I would encourage people to start the day they step into the workforce,” Sadler says. “You often trust in your employer or the company in which you have dedicated more than a decade, like I did. I really just trusted the process, but that’s not enough. I wish I would have known to ask more, sooner. If you enter the workforce making more from the get go then you are not playing catch-up; for me I think it was just a little too late. At the end of the day we were just never going to get there.”

2. Do your research to find out what salary is fair, and write that number down ahead of time.

“I think a lot of women get the job offer and already the employer has dictated the ballpark range of what you can potentially make,” Sadler says. “A tip that surprised me was, you put down the number first. That requires doing some research, finding out what other women with similar experience in a similar position with the same expertise as you might be making – but you can gain a lot from that starting point being a little bit higher.”

3. Be ready to ask tough questions.

Because money is still a taboo topic, it can be very uncomfortable to bring up salary comps, but Sadler says it’s so important. “I think just talking at all and getting rid of this taboo notion that we are not supposed to share how much we make – I mean that’s where it all begins,” she says. “We can’t even have an argument or conversation amongst one another or say that in the workplace if people aren’t being completely transparent.”

And for women just starting out in their careers who might not have networks to tap for that information? “I think the future generations are already far more attuned to what’s going on, so I think we are growing a generation of girls from day one who just are expecting more,” she says. One way for new-to-the-workforce women to approach the topic: “Ask questions like, If I take this job, can I be sure that a male doing a similar job and contributing the same with the same education is not going to be paid more than me? These are questions that we can ask and we can expect what is fair from our employers.”

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4. Bring men into the discussion as allies.

Sadler also thinks the next generation will be more attuned to wage disparity from both sides – it won’t just be a women’s issue. “When it comes to men and boys in general, the guys aren’t the problem. They aren’t the enemy; it’s the system that’s the issue. It’s the systematic way that we have done things for so long,” she says. As a mom of two young boys, she says they ask, “you have all these same contributions but this guy gets paid more only because his gender? For them it’s like, that’s not fair, that doesn’t make sense.”

5. And of course, support other women.

The star got very public support from stars including Debra Messing and Reese Witherspoon after her E! exit, and she says it’s so important to build up the women around you – which you can do by role-playing salary negotiations with friends to help them prepare and sharing salary information when you have it.

“We have to have women rally around one another, and I think we are doing that,” she said. “I’ve never been prouder to be a woman than I am today. That is the absolute truth. I mean the women that came before me, before my departure, they inspired me and I think it’s a real trickle effect. We have to keep being these champions for one another.”

For more from Sadler and for information on how to support Luna Bar’s Equal Pay campaign efforts, visit the Luna Bar site and share your own salary negotiation tips below.


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Stella & Dot Aims to Change Imagery of Women

Direct sales firm Stella & Dot has partnered with All Woman Project for a campaign aimed at diversifying the imagery of women in the media.
The campaign and partnership are in honor of National Women’s History Month. Further, the firm said it “pledges to eliminate all Photoshopping on women’s faces or bodies that would alter their size, ethnic appearance, signs of aging, scars or skin blemishes.”
The campaign features six women: Sophia Roe, chef, nutritionist and wellness and beauty influencer; Natasha David, mixologist and Nitecap owner; Michelle Kennedy, chief executive officer and cofounder of Peanut, a social networking app for new mothers; Katie Sturino, founder of 12ish Style blog and founder of beauty brand Megababe; Dee Poku, founder of WIE, an influential women’s leadership network, and of Other Festival, an all female festival, and Clémentine Desseaux, model, activist and cofounder of All Woman Project.
Jessica Herrin, ceo and founder of Stella & Dot, said she chose to work with All Woman Project because “I was struck at the core when I saw their work and images, [as well as] how important it is for women to see the inclusiveness of what beauty and strength really looks like, rather than an image that we’re

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Alexandra Shipp to Receive Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award

MILAN — Alexandra Shipp will be the 13th recipient of the annual Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.
The actress will be honored at the 2018 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 13 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Shipp will meet Max Mara’s owners, the Maramotti family, and attend the brand’s fall 2018 show today.
Past recipients include Natalie Dormer, Kate Mara, Rose Byrne, Hailee Steinfeld, Chloë Grace Moretz, Katie Holmes, Zoë Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emily Blunt and Maria Bello.
Shipp is best known for her role as the iconic mohawked superheroine Storm in 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” She is also set to appear in the next X-Men franchise, “Dark Phoenix,” due to be released on Nov. 2.
Aside from acting, Shipp is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, pianist and guitar player.
Founded in 1973, Women in Film is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women and encouraging creative projects by women.
Shipp is keeping busy. In March, the actress will be in theaters in Fox 2000’s coming-of-age story “Love, Simon,” based on the popular book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” She is working on New Line’s “Son of Shaft,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson.

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New BBC, PBS Adaptation of ‘Little Women’ Puts Women Before and Behind the Camera

“Little Women” is a highlight of the BBC’s Christmas schedule, and the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel appropriately puts women front and center on screen and behind the camera. The team behind the three-parter is helmed by Vanessa Caswill (“Thirteen”), written by Heidi Thomas (“Call the Midwife”), and produced by Susie Liggat (“Fortitude”). […]

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Jokes He’s ‘Surrounded by Only Women’ After Announcing Baby Girl News

It’s raining girls for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Shortly after the actor announced that he and girlfriend Lauren Hashian are expecting their second child togeether – another little girl! – he stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the host congratulated him on the new addition to the family.

“Lauren and I are so happy,” the 45-year-old star said, before pointing out that it’s normal for him to be the only guy in a family of women. (The baby girl will be Johnson’s third daughter. He and Hashian share Jasmine Lia, who turns 2 on Dec. 16, and he’s also father to 16-year-old Simone Garcia Johnson.)

“The crazy thing is, I was raised by women, and still to this day, I’m totally and completely, 100 percent surrounded by only women!” Johnson said. “And I love it.”

DeGeneres replied, “That’s actually a good thing.”

“It’s a wonderful thing,” he agreed.

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Johnson also welcomed a surprise guest during the Ellen appearance: his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle costar Kevin Hart, who just welcomed a new baby himself.

DeGeneres said Hart was supposed to appear on her show a few weeks ago, but he missed it for a pretty good reason: his wife, model Eniko Parrish, went into labor with son Kenzo Kash, born Nov. 21.

“It was tough. I had to choose,” the 38-year-old comedian joked. “She was like four centimeters dilated, and I was like, ‘It’s the baby or Ellen.’ It was a conversation.”

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Hart also congratulated his pal for his new addition, but not without making a jab.

“He can’t make boys!” Hart quipped.

But Johnson quickly shot back, “Well, once Kevin finds out who the dad is for his boy, it’s going to be beautiful,” causing Hart to crack up.

On Monday, Johnson and Hashian stepped out for the Los Angeles premiere of his upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the TCL Chinese Theatre where the actor lovingly put his hand around his partner of a decade while the singer/songwriter cradled her baby bump.

Johnson announced the baby news on Monday with a little help from the pair’s daughter Jasmine.

“Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement – IT’S A GIRL,” the former WWE star captioned a photo of his toddler posing in front of the family Christmas tree with a sign that read, “It’s a Girl! Can’t wait to be a big sister! And finally be the boss!”

He concluded the caption, writing, “@laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby. Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis. And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way. #ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime.”


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Vintage Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent on Sale Benefitting Women in Politics

Christene Barberich, founder of Refinery 29, has partnered with Rebecca Taylor, Rachel Antonoff and Stacy London for a vintage sale of over 150 one-of-a-kind pieces from the likes of Christian Lacroix, Kenzo, Nike, Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Prada and more to benefit women’s empowerment in the second installment of a series called “Vintage for a Cause.”
The sale tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rebecca Taylor store in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to “Should She Run,” a charity working to put women in public office (the goal is 250,000 women in public office by 2030).
“Empowering women is something I’m extremely passionate about, so I’m very happy we’re able to host this event to support ‘She Should Run,’” Taylor said. “I think it’s a very important time to support women running for office, and I really admire Christene as a friend and fellow women entrepreneur for starting ‘Vintage for a Cause.’”
“Stacy and I share a deep mutual affection for vintage, so it was a given I wanted to do these pop-up sales with her, as well as other women, designers and shop-owners who share our affinity for beautiful pieces from the past,” Barberich said.

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Charlize Theron, Brie Larson Attend Porter’s Incredible Women Gala 2017

Porter, Net-a-porter’s print magazine, on Wednesday held its second annual Incredible Women Gala at NeueHouse West Hollywood, in association with Estée Lauder. Hosted by editor in chief Lucy Yeomans and Universal chairman Donna Langley, the event drew Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Mary J. Blige, Melanie Griffith, Raquel Welch, Kate Bosworth and more.
The Incredible Women list, now in its third year, grew out of a cover line on Porter’s first issue. It has since spawned a talk series that began with Christy Turlington Burns in 2014 and has included American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, film director Sofia Coppola and Serpentine chief executive officer Yana Peel. The first gala was held last year in London at the V&A Museum.
Partnering with Langley, who was profiled in the magazine in the past, made sense since this year’s list of 50 women was focused on the entertainment industry. The timing of this year’s gala comes when women in the industry have banded together in support of speaking out against sexual harassment. The magazine commissioned women including Copeland, Larson and the organizers of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland, to write open letters touching upon crucial issues facing women in

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Olivia Munn and Multiple Women Accuse Film Producer Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct

Movie producer Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

In an article published by the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, six women spoke out against the longtime Hollywood power player, 48, who directed the Rush Hour series and produced movies including Horrible Bosses and The Revenant.

In a statement to the L.A. Times, Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer vehemently disputed the specific allegations and said “no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”

Munn claims that while visiting the set of the 2004 Ratner-directed film After the Sunset, he masturbated in front of her.

“He walked out … with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other,” Munn said. “And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.”

Munn said she let out a “startled scream” and raced out of the trailer. She said she immediately told the man who told her to go into the trailer. “It wasn’t a shock. It wasn’t surprise,” Munn recalled the man saying. “It was just, ‘Ugh, sorry about that.’ ”

Munn said she told her sister, Sara Potts, about the incident, who urged her to speak with a lawyer. Potts confirmed Munn’s account to the L.A. Times.

The actress said the attorney dissuaded her from going up against a powerful director.

“That did leave an impact on me,” Munn said. “How broken do women have to be before people listen?”

The actress wrote about the alleged incident in her 2010 collection of essays without naming Ratner. Later in 2010, Munn claims she saw Ratner at a party, where he reportedly bragged about ejaculating on magazine covers featuring her image.

“I’ve made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner,” Munn told The Times.

“It feels as if I keep going up against the same bully at school who just won’t quit,” she said. “You just hope that enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can’t be connected to him anymore.”

Ratner “vehemently disputes” Munn’s claims, Singer told The Times.

Actress and model Natasha Henstridge claims that when she was 19, she was forced to perform oral sex on Ratner in his New York apartment after watching a movie with a group of friends. Henstridge alleges Ratner blocked the doorway when she tried to leave and began touching himself.

“He strong-armed me in a real way,” she said. “He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”

Singer disputed the allegation to the L.A. Times, saying Ratner spent time with Henstridge but claiming the actress was “upset after learning my client had a girlfriend who he would not leave” for her.

Actresses Jaime Ray Newman and Katharine Towne claim Ratner made unwanted, aggressive advances to them on a plane and at a party, respectively. Singer disputed both accounts. 

Four people involved on the film Rush Hour 2 also came forward to describe a “sexually charged” work environment, and two background actresses said Ratner pursued them and offered them speaking roles. Singer disputed the claims, and James M. Freitag, an assistant director on the set, told The Times in a statement that “any complaints of any kind including sexual harassment would be immediately directed to my attention. There were no complaints reported to me whatsoever.”

Ratner, whose next project as a director is a Hugh Hefner biography starring Jared Leto, has been romantically linked in the past to stars including Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan.


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The talk with Copeland is the fourth in Porter’s series, which previously featured Serpentine chief executive officer Yana Peel, conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton, and film director Sofia Coppola. Last year’s gala was held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and instead of staging a typical awards show, Yeomans enlisted a company called Letter’s Live to create a performance element in which Natalia Vodianova, Christiane Amanpour and Florence Welch read letters Patti Smith, Martha Gellhorn and Tina Fey. This year’s gala will feature a similar performance aspect. “We look to celebrate women who in the past year have done something to affect positive change for women either in their field, industry or the

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