• Portrait of a young femme person with pouty lips, medium skin tone and dark hair slicked back into a high ponytail with a pink scrunchie. She's wearing pink butterfly sunglasses and pink heart-shaped dangly earrings with a palm tree, and a lavender wool turtleneck. Behind her is a partly obscured pink neon sign that might say "Gimme some."
    Haus of Dizzy is one of the designers tapping into the Barbie trend. Photo by Nynno Bel-air. Haus of Dizzy
    Culture,  Fashion,  Jewellery

    In a Barbie World

    Well, the year’s most anticipated film has finally arrived, delighting women and girls all over the world. In the United States, the Barbie movie made history, with the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for a film directed by a woman. Congrats, Greta Gerwig! And while I haven’t seen the film yet, I feel like I’m seeing it everywhere. My social feeds are jammed with Barbie-themed posts and LOTS of Margot Robbie, who stars in the titular role. The podcasts I listen to are talking about the soundtrack. Even at my 9-5 workplace, there’s been a noticeable uptick in pink attire – especially Pantone 219 C, a.k.a. Barbie pink. When I recently…

  • Silhouette, profile of an African-American woman's head and shoulders. She's wearing a natural hairstyle with a yellow, red, black and green headband and heart-shaped earring. Beneath her it says "Juneteenth" in green decorative text and "Freedom Day" in red and yellow.
    Culture,  Fashion,  Music

    Happy Juneteenth!

    This year, for the third time, many American employees are enjoying a day off to commemorate Juneteenth – the day that slavery finally ended in the United States. Why for the third time? After all, Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas over 150 years ago – on June 19, 1865 (tragically, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued). Well, the 2020 social upheaval and rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more Black Americans spurred many cities, states and companies to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and in 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day…