Who's That Girl (Prince's Female Protégés)
Prince's history with women stops just short of his own musical legacy. Throughout the years of his reign, The Purple One has collaborated with an impressive list of female vocalists, dancers, writers and musicians. This week, NTS Radio host Leyla...
A creative publication celebrating smart women making the world a more interesting place, London-based Riposte Magazine follows a set format of "five ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon" for a fully fascinating read.
White Shell Necklace
Founder and creative director Anupama Sukh Lalvani and her partner Sonal Sood create jewelry for their line, En Inde, that captures the dichotomy of India's urban industrial and indigenous rural landscapes. The White Shell Single Strand Necklace is...
Woolpower Long Johns
Woolpower’s base layers are the top choice for the Scandinavian military—no strangers to the damp and cold. Made from Argentine merino wool and sewn in Sweden, these wool felt terry long johns trap heat and let moisture escape.
Made with rare Taurillon leather, this bag offers durable accommodation within a lush exterior. Atelier Renard has been creating luxurious accessories from its Parisian workshop since the 1930s, promising a tradition of refined elegance.
Gamine Co. Dungarees
Horticulturist Taylor Johnston couldn't find sensible work clothes she wanted to wear, so she started Gamine Workwear for women. The Dungarees follow the line's commitment to good, durable gear that is tailored to fit the female form.
LELO's Luna Smart Bead Pelvic Workout
Sweden's sex toy design company LELO has built a reputation for two things: well-designed, intelligent adult toys and accumulating valuable data on how people prefer pleasure. Their latest offering, the Luna Smart Bead blends both of those pillars...
Founded in 2009, New Zealand label Lonely perfectly treads the line between sexy, romantic, modern and classic. While their entire collection is covetable, with cut-outs, velvet straps, lace and an impeccable eye for detail, the Sabel bra in black...
Studio Visit: DoomedNYC
by Tara Fraser Rachael Inman and Jason Goodrich, motorcyclists and founders of leather goods label DoomedNYC, are no strangers to going fast and learning how to take a fall—whether on a bike or in business. The creative couple recently set up shop...
Shot by Kern
The thin line between fine art and explicit material has been tiptoed by adventurous artists for generations, but few contemporary photographers expose the alluring and complex nature of the naked female form quite as well as NYC-based Richard Kern...
SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light
by Tara Fraser While pin-up girls have been around in some form for more than 100 years, the duo behind SuicideGirls paved their way onto the scene in 2001 by taking an alternative approach to mainstream notions of beauty. These days SuicideGirls...
Approximately one in three—that's the statistic for women who will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, a demographic that works out to one billion worldwide. Eve Ensler and her nonprofit, V-Day, aim to change this statistic with One Billion...
With the seemingly simple choice of what to wear each day we decide how the world will perceive us. Your personal style can often be the most important outlet in portraying a sense of individuality. While there's certainly no shortage of budding...
Kickstarter helps get an array of independent endeavors off the ground every day. While many of these entrepreneurial projects revolve around the arts, we recently found two creative minds using the funding platform to up the underwear game. Each...
In a cozy showroom nestled in the alleys of old Beijing, we met Charlene Wang of Tranquil Tuesdays upon her return from the spring harvest of white peony tea in Fujian province. Wang has combined her passion for tea and her background as a US State...
Leslie Fremar for Fruit of the Loom
The story is annoyingly familiar. You're in the market for a well-fitting, simple t-shirt but paying designer prices for a cotton basic seems ridiculous. Celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar had been turning to Fruit of the Loom's boy's shirts or ribbed...
Ripping off clothes in a fit of passion always sounds hot—until you find your expensive, "somebody's-going-to-see-these" underwear torn to unsalvageable shreds. To keep the heat up without sacrificing silk and lace, former costume designer...
Wintercheck Factory Clothing
Combining WWII simplicity with an utterly feminine silhouette, Wintercheck Factory's recent endeavor into fashion is a sexy Rosie The Riveter-esque collection all made in Brooklyn. Sourcing styles straight from her grandma's closet in Dallas...
American photography legend Lillian Bassman, who at 93 says she uses "the same techniques in Photoshop as I did in the darkroom," neatly dismisses both romantic notions of film's purity and digital fantasies of spectacularly-manipulated images...
A fresh take on French classics, Chance offers a tightly edited collection of clothing, accessories, books and music. Building off of the essential striped shirt— first worn by the French Navy in 1858, made popular by Matisse 50 years later...
Ace & Jig
From the founders of LaRok clothing, Brooklyn-based label stockists and more views of their Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
An Interview With Holly Fulton
Back in April, we introduced you to Holly Fulton, and the quickly-rising fashion designer's latest Spring/Summer collection. Following up on her recent successes and newest pieces, we sat down for a conversation with the young clothier to discuss her...
Eschewing the idea that upcycling and luxury are mutually exclusive, recent Parsons grad Haesu Kwon blends traditional high-end wools with anomalous yarns for Space Queen, an ambitious thesis collection of striking sweaters, leggings, capes and...
Marie Jo L'Aventure by A.F. Vandevorst
Belgian lingerie label Marie Jo L'Aventure breaks new ground this A/W 2010 when it launches an intriguingly minimalist collaboration with fellow countrymen, the fashion label A.F. Vandevorst. The six-piece collection,named Marie Jo L'Aventure by...
In the pictorial book "Cleavage," ample bosoms fill tank tops, are adorned with necklaces, and press against a guitar. However, the cleavages photographed are actually the butt cracks of men and women. (Check out the hirsute bust in a cocktail dress...