April 5, 2021

Day: April 5, 2021

‘MEL,’ The Men’s Lifestyle Magazine, Stopped Publishing This Week

Friday, March 26, 2021

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MEL Magazine stopped publishing on Wednesday. A website designed for men to challenge traditional views of masculinity, it covering topics from internet culture to the Harvey Weinstein trial.



Whether GQ or Esquire or Playboy, magazines marketed to men often take a certain approach. Mel Magazine was different.

ALANA HOPE LEVINSON: What are the things that men we know think about at night? It’s not that they don’t have the nicest suit. It’s

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What Fashion People Wear During Lockdown

Contrary to what my Instagram profile would have you believe, I’m not getting dressed up every day in crushed velvet turtlenecks and vintage rugby-striped polos. Most days, my uniform consists of a ratty tie-dye Space Jam crewneck (if you can even call it that, given there’s no longer any elasticity in the neck, which puckers rather than laying flat) and whatever pair of sweatpants happen to be clean. In the interest of honesty, I’ll admit the pants don’t even have to actually be clean; it’s really more about their proximity to me when I roll out of bed. And if

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This jewelry is made from live insects

Illustration for article titled Meet the Beetles: This jewelry is made from live insects

Photo: Yuri Kadobnov / AFP (Getty Images)

Wiki WormholeWe explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 6,277,340-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Live Insect Jewelry

What it’s about: The creepiest fashion trend since those running shoes with individual toes. In several parts of the world, at several points in history, there have been trends of incorporating live insects into jewelry.

Biggest controversy: Animal rights activists have unsurprisingly objected to the practice, which some people find exploitive of animals that “have a similar capacity

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Ella Emhoff makes modeling debut at New York Fashion Week

Less than a month after signing with IMG Models, Ella Emhoff has made her runway debut.

The stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris and daughter of Doug Emhoff, 21, hit the runway for Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week on Thursday, modeling a trio of looks: a gray wool fluffy-collared coat and matching trousers, a shiny black leather trench coat and a sharp black pantsuit worn sans shirt.

The brand filmed the collection video two weeks ago at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.

It seems Emhoff, who captivated the fashion crowd with her crystal-embellished

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Why a brand might pay for your next design vacation

After the school years, field trips tend to fall out of the average adult’s life. That is, unless you’re an interior designer. A number of brands in the home industry offer designers experiential and educational (and often lavish) trips. While it’s nothing new for a brand to invite designers to factory tours or experience centers to get a feel for its product in situ, flying clients overseas for a week of extravagant adventures requires a different level of planning and investment.

Kravet, for one, has taken some of its top clients on trips to Paris and Italy that include private

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