The On-the-Rise Musician Who Champions Self-Love and Fresh Style

Mark A. Carlson

Not that you wouldn’t already be impressed by the styling and quality of images below, but for some context, we asked on-the-rise musician Maad if she would be interested in producing a quick at-home photoshoot to accompany her interview. She excitedly agreed, and the rest is history. What we expected was an assortment of creatively posed looks taken on an iPhone, maybe a friend’s camera, but what we got was a four-look, high-quality, full-blown photoshoot that was all executed at Maad’s home with the help of just one close friend. Now that you’ve been filled in on how impressed we are with the photos below, it’s time for me to brag even further about this artist.

In her short time being a solo artist, singer and songwriter Maad has released 2 EPs: Lé Funk in 2017 and Technicolor in 2018. The genre of her music is difficult to put in

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SHEIN apologises and removes a swastika style necklace from its website following backlash online

Mark A. Carlson

Fashion brand SHEIN has apologised and removed a swastika style necklace from its website after receiving criticism about the product via social media.

Earlier this week customers headed to Twitter and Instagram to point out the discovery of a listing for a “metal pendant necklace” in the shape of a swastika.

“I am so disgusted by @sheinofficial’s sheer ignorance and blatant disrespect towards other cultures and religions,” activist and YouTuber Nabelor Noor wrote on Instagram.

Read more: I purchased Amazon’s viral £26 dress and it did not disappoint

Meanwhile, fashion influencer Marissa Casey Grossman, known as Fashion Ambitionist, also headed to social media to share her frustration and disappointment about the necklace.

Sharing a screenshot of the product, while it was still on sale, she called out the company’s decision to sell the necklace in the accompanying caption.

“HOLY F**K. I have zero words,” she wrote. “I will NEVER

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Save Up to 70% on Designer Dresses at the Big Style Sale from Amazon

Mark A. Carlson

Dress deals continue! The Amazon Summer Sale — also known as the Big Style Sale — is offering customers incredible savings on all types and styles of dresses through Sunday. Although Amazon Prime Day is postponed indefinitely, their Amazon fashion summer sale includes white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade New York, Rebecca Minkoff, Levi’s, Tumi luggage and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of the Amazon Summer Sale.

Shop the Big Style Sale for top women’s clothing fashion brands like Self Portrait, For Love & Lemons, ASTR the Label, Black Halo and Theory and save anywhere from 25% to more than 70% off the regular price. If you’ve been thinking about freshening up your wardrobe with a few new summer dresses or are already planning outfits with

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Amazon’s Big Style Sale ends Sunday! Here’s how to score up to 70% off

Mark A. Carlson

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While the summer season typically calls for barbecues and beach hangouts on major holidays, it also calls for one event shoppers like us look forward to every year: Amazon Prime Day. While the main shopping event has been postponed until further notice this year, the giant retailer is still providing major savings during its first Big Style Sale.

The Amazon fashion sale began at 12 a.m. PST on Monday and has provided several exciting deals from huge brands. The sale is set to end at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday.

To help you navigate through the rest of Amazon’s style sale, we’ve

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Nigeria’s Yoruba women announce their arrival in style

Mark A. Carlson
Three models pose in A Ti De

Nigerian photographer Oye Diran reimagines the fashion of the Yoruba people in a stunning series of images.

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Short presentational grey line

When an aunt sent Oye Diran an old family photo, he was mesmerised by the high sense of fashion and style exhibited by the Yoruba women of West Africa in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The photo was of his mother and her sister adorned in iro and buba, the colourful two-piece outfit of wrapped skirt and top popular with Yoruba women in Nigeria.

Diran, a Yoruba himself and Nigerian photographer based in New York, noticed how the style of the iro and buba had evolved over time, but that the outfit still maintained its elegance.

Inspired, he ploughed through the internet looking for more vintage images of the outfit but was disappointed with what he saw.

“What I found were updated

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6 Flattering Denim Shorts and How to Style Them

Mark A. Carlson

If there’s one item that gets the most use throughout the summer months, it’s unquestionably a pair of denim shorts. The ultimate weekend staple, denim shorts are our go-to summer saviors—most often thrown on with a striped tee and sandals for an easy, effortless daytime look. But finding a pair of great-fitting and flattering denim shorts is not always an easy feat. Like most denim, it takes trial and error to procure a pair you feel comfortable in that suits your style and body type. Luckily we did some digging and discovered the most flattering silhouettes guaranteed to suit every taste. Plus, we turned to our favorite fashion muses for endless inspiration on how to keep them looking fresh and stylish for every summer occasion. Scroll below for our favorite denim short outfits.

Sometimes the simplest outfit formulas work best. Wear your casual mid-rise denim shorts with an easy

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