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Fashion's Skinny Shaming & Threats to Malls
An apparel company devised a marketing plan that skinny-shamed women during London Fashion Week. Twitter didn't like it so much. The company responded with one of those, "...we are sorry if anyone was offended," statements that everyone is SO tired of hearing.
In more serious news, U.S. malls have been threatened by extremist group al-Shabab. They specifically named Mall of America. Shopping centers in Canada, Britain, and additional Western countries were also named. The Mall of America is in communication with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security and is responding by adding additional security measures. Some say the threats are just propaganda. Others say it's important to stay vigilant.
Pot as a Budding Beauty Trend
On a lighter note, marijuana might be the next big beauty trend. Turns out, cannabis extracts can help skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Our 1 Year Podcast Anniversary!
Lisa and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary this episode. Yup, we created 52 podcasts and didn't miss one week. We can't believe it!
We celebrated with champagne ("pink bubbles") and cake.
Lisa and I discussed things we learned this year, including:
- Fashion is a dirty business. Even for the most moral buyers / sellers / designers the specifics of the apparel industry are hazy enough to cause major stress. Transparency can be difficult because the right hand doesn't always know what the left hand is doing.
- We never thought that covering fashion topics would include stories about murder, the drug cartel, foreign policy, embezzlement, etc. This is a high pressure industry. What comes with a high pressure industry? Lots and lots of drama.
- There is an urgent need for more diversity within fashion and media as a whole. (Lisa transcribed one of our recent conversations about this topic. You can read it here.)
- Lisa and I are way too hard on ourselves. Our second half hour is always about a business / creativity / self improvement topic. We have had countless in-depth conversations while researching our subjects each week (on and off the air). Our big revelation? We need to lighten up when it comes to our own expectations. Hard for two gals who are incredibly driven.
Our first year is complete! Now on to our second....
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