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Our friends at The Jane Dough hope that along with making you laugh, they also teach new things about yourself and the world around you, like that New Yorker cartoon captions would be funnier if they mentioned blowjobs and how Kenan Thompson isn’t the Nickelodeon alum that SNL deserves or needs.
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We all know British novelist Jane Austen led a quieter life than many of the characters in her book, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have nice things.
I know we’ve only made it to Tuesday, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the weekend — or plan your Friday outfit.
We Millenials love to mope about the plight of the 20-something, but that’s nothing compared to the awfulness of one’s middle school/early high school years. At that time, you probably have a long way to go before growing into your appearance or feeling comfortable with the way you look, and heavily edited pictures of women in magazines do nothing to cheer you up.
Lauren Bush, who went on to create FEED Projects to help provide nourishment and food for hungry children, chose to become a vegetarian at age four. This decision turned out to be the first of many that would benefit others, as the 27-year-old has provided more than 68 million meals for the less fortunate and sold over 500,000 FEED bags since starting the organization in 2006.
How do you become a pioneering female executive? Not by sitting hour after hour in an office, apparently. “I don’t believe in working in an office,” Bobbi Brown, founder of the eponymous makeup brand, told a room of women this morning. Her fellow female panelists mostly agreed.
We can fully accept that Minnie Mouse isn’t exactly a feminist icon. And that’s alright — for a character first drawn in 1928, she’s doing okay. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have limits, when it comes to Mickey’s better half. And that threshold has been crossed.
So, Axe Body Spray is releasing a new product line for women. Not sure what woman would want that, but sure.
The search is on! The CEO of Claire’s Stores, Eugene Kahn, has officially resigned. And Claire’s, the place you got your ears pierced in the mall, the place you bought sparkly headbands, the place you got bedazzled bracelets — needs a new leader.
Okay, full disclosure: writing about Paris Hilton is not so much our thing. She goes about her business, and that’s fine, but the entreprebleh is not TJD’s game. But when we found out how much Hilton has actually raked in over the last six years… well, we felt compelled to share.
Attention, shoppers. You can say goodbye to Liz Claiborne. The fashion giant, which was the first Fortune 500 company to have a female CEO and chairman, has changed its name to Fifth & Pacific.
Tampon commercials don’t often rank highly in the grand scheme of offensive advertising. You get your “active, happy ladies,” your blue liquid and you’re pretty much good to go. That is, unless you’re from the crack team of advertisers at Libra. Then things get horribly, terribly offensive.
While we spend a lot of time writing about powerful women, we also like to hear from those women, in their own words. Today we spoke with Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur are the co-founders of Of A Kind, a website dedicated to showcasing up-and-coming clothing designers and putting customers in touch with new talent.
American Apparel’s racy ads no longer come as a surprise — that’s its brand equity.
As Hollywood would have it, working women spend hours primping, powdering and hair ironing, all with expensive products, while even the most powerful men simply slather on some Gillette and perhaps whatever old hair gel has been sitting in the medicine cabinet for years. Suddenly, says The New York Times, guys are concerned with being “professional.”
Finally — something to help you look extra cute while fighting off vicious attackers. What, you don’t worry about that?
And now, something that makes my skin crawl: A personal account from an anonymous woman in the investment banking industry, who told Oprah.com that she had 10 plastic surgeries in order to improve her career.
Walking into the pink and orange prepster heaven that is the Tory Burch headquarters in Manhattan Thursday night, you might have thought you’d stumbled into a fashion industry insiders’ cabal. In one corner of the room was the meticulously appointed J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. In another, makeup guru Bobbi Brown, charming guests with plain-spoken industry wisdom.
Today, our sister site Mogulite officially relaunched as The Jane Dough, a site for news, commentary, and insight on women in business. Why are we so excited? Because, though fashion is lucky enough to have a small advantage over other industries in terms of female leaders, we’re all about lady power — and any site interested in covering and encouraging that gets our seal of approval.