Friday, October 15, 2021

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Meet the Next Generation of Fashion Week Influencers | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Christina Najjar, better known to her 1.3 million TikTok followers by the moniker Tinx, grew a following on the platform with her videos on her love life, her affinity for edibles and as she calls it, “rich mom” culture. It’s not internet fodder that might traditionally appeal to labels in search of influencer partners for New York Fashion Week. But this season, Najjar’s candid and comedic online presence has landed her an invite to presentations and shows including Cinq à Sept, Ulla Johnson and Brandon Maxwell.

“It’s always fun when it’s someone’s first time, so we’re really leaning into that,

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Meet Lilith by Sita, the Celebrity-Approved Jewelry Designer Obsessed With Snakes

If you’re ophidiophobic, you may want to look away. Lilith by Sita is a new jewelry brand that finds beauty and inspiration in snakes. The label’s statement earrings, belts, and necklaces all feature the slithery reptiles on them and have been worn by Billie Eilish, Kim Kardashian, and Rosalía. 

The brand was founded in 2018 by Sita Abellan, a Spanish DJ, model, and stylist turned designer based in Barcelona. (Fun fact: She has a casual cameo in Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” music video.) Abellan saw designing as an organic extension of the styling work she was doing,

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Meet the 24-year-old transgender woman who is redefining beauty norms

LIVA Miss Diva 2021 redefines beauty norms with Dipanjali Chhetri, first ever trans woman participant who made it to the Top 50, who is all set to participate in the pageant with the hope of creating an identity not just for herself but of the entire LGBTQ+ community.

Dipanjali Chhetri

Dipanjali Chhetri

Beauty pageants have long been a stage for the representation of the binary, however, that is set to make a historic and a progressive change with 24-year-old Dipanjali Chhetri who has set her foot as a participant of the coveted title. 

Dipanjali Chhetri

Dipanjali Chhetri

“I am proud that I grabbed this

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Rosemount woman’s halal beauty products meet religious standards

Annie Qaiser has always been into herbalism, natural remedies and traditional South Asian medicine. As she got older, had children and began studying ingredient lists on various baby products, she was alarmed. 

So many baby lotions, creams and oils included ingredients she didn’t trust. Not only did they have chemicals, but also animal products and alcohols that didn’t align with her faith. 

“As technology progresses, we’re using a lot of ingredients that are not really meant to be used on the body and especially to extend shelf life,” the Rosemount mother of three said. “We’re using preservatives that actually become

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Meet America’s Best Employers For Women 2021

When Lindsay Zoeller found out she was pregnant with her first child in February 2020, visions of a maternity leave spent in mommy-and-me yoga classes danced in her head. Nine months later, she and her husband, Alex Leininger, who both work at Booz Allen Hamilton, welcomed a son. Though the Covid-19 pandemic dashed some postpartum plans, it didn’t diminish the feeling of support that she got from the McLean, Virginia-based consulting firm. Along with 14 weeks of parental leave and an extra $2,000 deposited into her flexible spending account for childcare, Zoeller was encouraged to work part-time

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Meet the Moroccan women making Argan oil for the beauty industry

TAROUDANT, Morocco, June 15 (Reuters) – In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry as an anti-aging skin treatment and restorative for hair.

Most argan oil is produced by local cooperatives of Amazigh-speaking Berber women around the cities of Agadir, Essaouira and Taroudant where the argan tree, which bears small green fruit resembling an olive, is common.

For centuries the oil, among the most expensive in the world, has been extracted by drying argan fruit in

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