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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:09:32 GMT


Shoe czar Stuart Weitzman says this spring it's all about straps, flats and booties| Elizabeth Wellington
Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman will receive Thomas Jefferson University's Spirit of Design Award Thursday at the college's annual student fashion show.

Topless Bill Cosby protester: 'If I had been a little older… that could have been me'
The internet has been taking Nicolle Rochelle through it for topless protest against Bill Cosby during the first day of the trial, but she'd still do it.

For this Penn class that studies Beyoncé, Beychella was like an epic final exam
I was intrigued by Beyoncé Saturday night, but I wasn't completely surprised by the many facets of the performance as I've spent the last month visiting the University of Pennsylvania's seminar, "Family Feuds: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and the Meaning of American Music."

Janelle Monae's 'Pynk' is the female call to arms we need now
Monáe released "Pynk," the third single on her forthcoming album Tuesday, and the happy-go-lucky ode to femininity's four-minute video is the coolest celebration of the vajajay I've ever seen.

How your nose might lead you to your next girl's night out | Elizabeth Wellington
Wax & Wine is the perfect Instagram-worthy manifestation of every possible lifestyle trend.

How this Lagos ring ended up in an Essence magazine fashion spread
In this era of Instagram and Snapchat, when images from influencers are sometimes more valued than old school-glossy mag editorials, Lagos' placement in Essence is a big deal for the homegrown bauble business.

Walmart's decision to take Cosmo off its checkout line is a smack in the face to the #MeToo movement
Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, will no longer sell Cosmopolitan at its checkout lines. The decision, the big box retailer said, is in response to the #MeToo movement. I think it's a gross misuse of it.

The Philly fitness studio that doesn't cater to just rich, skinny women
At SMART Fitness, Debra Williams offers indoor cycling, dance fitness, strength training. Prices are $20 for a walk-in spin class. And the women - and men - who work out with her are far from skinny Minnies.

Black Panther's dope scarf is thanks to a Philadelphia designer | Elizabeth Wellington
The maxi scarf that King T'Challa wears in the last scene of the movie is very "Hermes meets Africa" says Ikire Jones designer Wale Oyéjidé.

Sage smudging: An ancient art that could detox your space | Elizabeth Wellington
Smudging - the practice of burning plants and wood to spiritually cleanse one's living quarters, or one's body - is enjoying a slow but steady comeback. Here is why.