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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Apr 30, 2019. 19 comments

It's Only A Matter of Time Before Everyone Is An Influencer

It's Only A Matter of Time Before Everyone Is An Influencer

The influencer is dead, but—worry not—the Olivia Jades of the world have spawned a smaller cousin: Welcome to the era of the micro-influencer.

Influencers with relatively small followings (where “small” is 10,000 to just below 100,000 followers) have a trend for a while now, drawing advertisers for a “tight-knit audience that trusts their taste,” according to the Verge. But small-scale...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Dec 04, 2018. 18 comments

The New Ikea 'Store' Isn't Really a Store

The New Ikea 'Store' Isn't Really a Store

Most of the pleasure of going to Ikea is the same as going to any other store: selecting an item to buy and then leaving with said item so that you and your lover might spend an evening arguing over the proper construction of a KALLAX. The new Ikea store, set to open in New York City sometime in 2019, will be just like a regular Ikea, minus one small detail: you won’t be able to actually buy...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Oct 23, 2017. 23 comments

Talbots Dips Into Empowerment Advertising With Mixed Results

Talbots Dips Into Empowerment Advertising With Mixed Results

Maybe it’s #BecauseImALady, but I find this commercial from Talbot’s extremely confusing.

It opens with the a double feminist whammy—a woman being described as “bossy” and turning it into a compliment. Accepting the compliment is an additional triumph. But some of these other things that you do because you’re a lady don’t really hit the mark for me:

Fall asleep in a parking lot.
Win at...

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Sep 15, 2017. 24 comments

The Dumbest Thing in Your Kitchen

The Dumbest Thing in Your Kitchen

A few weeks ago I was at my friend Julie’s house for dinner when we were attacking a cheese plate with these adorable tiny cheese knives. We were hungry and after a few minutes we abandoned the adorable tiny cheese knives because, due to their adorable tininess, they were useless unless you wanted to eat your cheese one molecule at a time.

“This reminds me of your dessert forks,” Julie said,...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Aug 21, 2017. 17 comments

Poll: Should I Get These Overalls?

Poll: Should I Get These Overalls?

An important debate arose in the Jezebel office concerning whether I should get these adult overalls or not.

These are not to be confused with overall shorts (shortalls), which I already own in denim (via Topshop) and white denim (H&M). The style I desire is regular length overalls that fit tight on the body, preferably to be worn without a shirt, like these celebrities featured in a Page Six...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Aug 19, 2017. 22 comments

What Are You Buying to Mourn American Apparel?

What Are You Buying to Mourn American Apparel?

American Apparel is having a big going-out-of-business sale that’s bittersweet since it means thousands of workers are losing their jobs. It also marks the end of an era filled with body suits, sparkly leggings and all the one-size-allegedly-fits-all crop tops one could want.

Last week, American Apparel wasauctioned to a Canadian buyer for $88 million, which means the 110 stores currently in...

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