Thank you, Prince, for putting your royal personhood, your many gifts, on display so that all who chose to could be graced by them. Your work, your shamanhood and your priesthood, will continue long, long after your death. Beauty does not die nor should it.
I guess you could say he was a sex fiend. Prince -- who died on April 21st, 2016 at the young age of 57 -- dedicated a lot of musical acreage on most of his albums to unabashed sexual expression.
Before the #carefreeblackboy, there was Prince.
David Bowie was beautiful in the most untraditional ways. I was drawn to his whimsy, his edges, his charisma, as much as I was to his piercing eyes and alluring smile. I've had a crush on him forever. When I heard that he'd died, I felt my chest tighten and I cried; I felt a thread of my own fabric pulled.
"The face of beauty literally needs to change."
Ace Rivington founder Beau Lawrence describes his line as "the embodiment of today's American man," so the decision to cast this duo demonstrates Ace Rivington's efforts in dismantling normative notions about masculinity and "menswear."
Androgyny is not something often considered beautiful, so for Ruby Rose to redefine beauty and still have mass appeal is very exciting. But it does raise questions over why some gender non-conformity is celebrated while other forms are ridiculed or ignored.
The Huffington Post chatted with Dove this week about her thoughts surrounding visibility, her experiences in the fashion
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Somewhat associated with her fascination with mirrors, Henri also toyed with her own identity, revamping her persona with
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The dandy life is a life of self-sculpted independence, eschewing the heteronormative goals of marriage and children. Wallace's
The truth is Annie Lennox has been one of the best influences in my life. I continue to be amazed and inspired by her words, her music, and her integrity. Today
Issues around sex and gender have been heatedly floating around my social networking circles recently. An uncomfortable divide seems to be brewing among those who see feminist assertions around gender as a challenge to transgender identities, and vice-versa.
Transgender and genderqueer individuals challenge us to think about how people are defined and what it means to be who we really are. What constitutes a man or a woman is dictated by cultural norms, and how we identify with a certain gender is more complicated than we think. Gender is a spectrum.
Genderless clothing is a serious need. One morning we complained about it over brunch, but we realized that A) we aren't the only ones with this need, and B) if you want something badly enough, you just have to do it yourself. Thus veer nyc was born.
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Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.