April 18, 2021

Day: April 18, 2021

The Rachel Hollis controversy points to bigger problems in self-help

Earlier this week, influencer and bestselling self-help author Rachel Hollis apologized for appearing to compare herself to Harriet Tubman. “I know I’ve caused tremendous pain by mentioning prominent women — including several women of color — whose struggles and achievements I couldn’t possibly understand,” the author of Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing wrote in an Instagram post. The post served as her second apology over the controversy, which has been roiling on social media for nearly two weeks.

Hollis’s ill-fated Harriet Tubman comparison emerged in a now-deleted TikTok video posted in late March, in which she

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How the next generation of fashion resale is shaping up

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Over the last six months, online secondhand platforms Thredup and Poshmark have filed for megawatt IPOs, reaching valuations of $1.3 billion and $7.5 billion, respectively. Meanwhile, StockX was valued at $3.8 billion in its latest funding round. A growing tide of startups want in on the action, using white label technology, digital passports and a combination of rental and resale to differentiate themselves.

The tough task is deciphering which offerings will stick. The online resale market is very fragmented and dynamic, with new players entering in search of growth based

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Putting memories into jewelry | KELOLAND.com

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As more people turn to the internet to buy everything from electronics to engagement rings, local businesses are finding creative ways to keep customers coming through their doors.

Using a little bit of old technology, and a little bit of new, Thomas James Faini and his team create items that hold more value than comes to eye.

Faini’s passion stems from his dad.

“He gave me a ring and he said, Thomas, what is this? It’s a ring dad. He says, good. Well, what is it? I said, well, it’s a wedding band. He says

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Shanghai Offers a Hopeful Glimpse of Post-Pandemic Fashion Weeks

Forget the occasional Zoom or WhatsApp glitch; the toughest part about interviewing a designer, retailer, or editor in Shanghai is that you’re living in two completely different worlds. In the States and Europe, we’re just now easing out of lockdown, considering a few spring purchases, and cautiously planning for in-person shows in September; meanwhile, Shanghai is booming. Fashion spending has grown rapidly in China since 2020, and Shanghai just finished its second post-pandemic Fashion Week—its busiest ever.

There were 100 runway shows on the schedule at Shanghai Fashion Week’s Xintiandi show space and Labelhood’s emerging designer platform; highlights included Shuting

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Jordan Designer Kelsey Amy: Women in Sneakers, PE Shoes & More

Kelsey Amy’s first job at Nike wasn’t as a designer. When she interned with the company in 2013, she didn’t even know her current role, a senior color designer for Jordan Brand’s sport and promo product, existed. But after spending a few months doing marketing for the brand and getting a taste of the Portland life, Amy caught the Swoosh bug. 

She went back home to Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania—a two-hour drive from Penn State, where she had played field hockey and studied fine arts—and soon decided she was dead set on returning to the Pacific Northwest for a job with

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Spring fashion is a little bit of everything | Queenswide

The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced a lot in our daily lives over the past year: the way we interact with others, the way we work and even the way we dress.

Fashion trends have completed a full pendulum swing in the year we’ve been locked up and shuttered up. Muted colors and minimalistic patterns were trendy in the days before we were boarded up inside our homes, but now bright neons, flashy jewelry and commanding graphics are in style.

“Color and fashion have a lot to do with how we feel,” said Anna McFillin, a journalism and fashion studies student

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