Every time she hung out with her single female friends, the same gripes surfaced. Enough already with the how-to-snag-a-guy advice streaming from anyone and everyone as soon as status single was announced, they said. Suddenly, Karin Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Concordia University Chicago, found herself keeping track of what these single women were saying, replacing the strict academic research techniques she was used to with more informal polling. What she found was a deluge of well-meaning advice being issued to singles that, while offered with the best of intentions, not only wasn't working but was making singles' skin crawl. These five snippets of well-meaning advice to singles top Anderson's list of worst offenses. Here's why.
Casey Fremont is the director of Art Production Fund, an organization founded by Yvonne Force and Doreen Remen that commissions and produces public art projects (you may have caught their latest- the giant "Light Cave" installation at the Standard Hotel). From saving the Prada Marfa to setting up Rachel Feinstein's "The Last Days of Folly" in Madison Sq Park, Art Production Fund has collaborated with some of the world's most talented visionaries to produce projects of incredible cultural significance, and Casey is at the helm of it. [You Should Know]
Fall is officially here and that means sweaters galore! But since everyone's wearing them, the question is, how do we avoid blending in with the crowd? We found some standout sweaters that will keep you warm while avoiding the fashion monotony that comes with "sweater weather." Click through to see our cozy picks for the crisp autumn temperatures.
When we caught up with Christopher Beckman, a talented artist who's work was submitted to the Whitney Art Party this year, Christopher told us that his aesthetic is "one that continuously evolves." This former Ralph Lauren model also showed work in the PROCESS exhibition this summer, and we're convinced you should know him so that you too can be sure to keep up with his elevating career. [You Should Know]
On Saturday, September 27, Central Park played host to a crowd of 60,000 and a number of superstar performers in honor of the 2014 Global Citizen Festival. The annual charity concert is aimed at raising awareness of extreme world poverty and having it come to an end by by 2030. Tickets were free for attendees who had taken action this year, whether it was signing petitions or contacting government leaders. Hosted by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Adrian Grenier, Olivia Wilde, and Hugh Jackman, the event was filled with both powerful words and powerful music. No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, Tiesto, The Roots, and Jay-Z all took to the stage, but the night's biggest moment undoubtedly came when Queen Bey herself made a surprise appearance alongside her hubby. Click through for an Insta-worthy look at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival!
Andrea Mary Marshall is an NYC-based artist, originally from Boston, who's body of work mostly consists of self-portraits within photography, video, and painting mediums. From a viewer's perspective, trying to describe her aesthetic is rather difficult. It's: daring, transformative, revealing, provocative, and beautiful. Her art has landed her features in W Magazine,Into The Gloss, and Interview Magazine. Check out her site and read on to meet the woman behind the portraits. [You Should Know]
Your fall closet doesn't have to be full of muted solid colors, stripes and a few comfy flannels. Shake up the sexy grey trend that's so en vogue this season with some beautiful exotic patterns. We've chosen a few amazing pieces to get your fall wardrobe started.
Erik Maza recently left his post writing for Women's Wear Daily's "Memo Pad," where he covered all things media, to become the editor of the Eye®, WWD's party, culture and society page. Lately, Erik's Instagram and WWD contributions have taken us on an exclusive tour through NYFW - he's even managed to snap some photos of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. We spot Erik out at every party worth covering, and can't get enough of his witty charm. [You Should Know]
Now that "hookup culture" is on the rise, it's hard to remember the days when people took dating seriously. From one night stands to casual flings, hooking up has pretty much become the norm. We're not saying that there's anything wrong with having a good time, but we have to admit that we miss getting concrete signs that the guy is genuinely interested without having to turn into Sherlock Holmes just to figure out what he's really thinking. For some reason, there's a major disconnect between our parents' generation of dating and how we approach the game today. But these retro dating habits (that are slowly becoming extinct) prove why we all need to stop playing it cool and just be honest about how we feel. Besides, we'd take going steady over being "Facebook official" any day.