March 8th was International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate Refinery29 rounded up 15 women-led fashion brands, because, in their own words: “We can take ownership of our roles as consumers by helping more businesswomen succeed, and by supporting companies with ethical production practices from start to finish.”

They also listed 10 women-run fashion houses changing how we dress.

Refinery29 also reports that “the Hollywood hair industry has long been dominated by white men. There’s still a huge gender discrepancy in editorial hairstyling, with women making up only around 26%¬†of the hair talent at major agencies for jobs like magazine covers and ad campaigns. But more female artists are finally getting their long overdue recognition. Here’s 13 new female hairdressers who are rising to the top of the field.”

Last but not least, they’re featuring 9 female make-up artists you should be following in 2020.

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Annagybe wanted to share “Do Luxury Houses Need Fashion Designers.” She adds: “To me it seems the era of the auteur is over, and money seems to be major driver. But also the world has changed since Yves Saint Laurent.”

A few weeks ago, a number of forum members started a kind of shopping fast, and others were wondering whether to follow their example or not. So The Cat thought this post will likely be of interest.

kkards loved this article about Betty Catroux: “Every once in a while I read something and think, how could I not know about this person. I’m not sure why I’ve never heard of her before, but WOW, I’m totally taken with her style.”

Nemosmom came across this interview with Christian Siriano. The highlight for her was his view of Do Your Own Thing regardless of gender.

This post talks about how you might have to betray your true nature to actually feel authentic. Vildy found it an interesting read in light of the Do Your Own Thing trend, and that it’s not always so easy as it may seem.