My friend is threatening to expose private texts | Mariella Frostrup

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My friend is threatening to expose private texts | Mariella Frostrup
Two women who work together have fallen out – now one says she is going to reveal their texts. Mariella Frostrup on internet indiscretion The dilemma My (now ex) best friend and I work for the same organisation. In September she resigned, but I got a new senior position so offered her a role on […]

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Amal Awad: ‘Arab women have traditionally been written about in a very patronising way’

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Amal Awad: ‘Arab women have traditionally been written about in a very patronising way’
In our series Beauty and the books, we chat to those who love both books and beauty products. Here the author talks about her enduring love of kohl eyeliner, Marian Keyess novel Watermelon and speaking up for Arab women With insight into both the western and Arabic worlds, the author Amal Awad explores how these […]

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Too hip or too dull? The many reasons J Crew lost its spot in Americans’ closets

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Too hip or too dull? The many reasons J Crew lost its spot in Americans’ closets
The retailer that once reliably supplied wardrobe basics for many has struggled with the transition to online sales, risky stylistic decisions and corporate debt In the end, not even Christy Turlington could save Mickey Drexler, widely regarded as one of the most talented apparel merchants in US retail history. Drexler, 72, stepped down as the […]

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A letter to my husband, who simply stopped loving me

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A letter to  my husband, who simply stopped loving me
The letter you always wanted to write I will never forget the beauty I saw when I first set eyes on you. I never tired of telling you how handsome you were (often to your intense irritation). You were ambitious; it was infectious. You made me promises I never imagined you wouldnt keep. Life was […]

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‘Her needs had to come first’: becoming a father and a widower in a week

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‘Her needs had to come first’: becoming a father and a widower in a week
Tom Malmquists partner died seven days after their daughter was born. How would he make sense of life as a suddenly single parent? The doctor in the intensive care unit leaned over Karin and said, Ive just spoken with our haematologists, and its not looking good: you have a massive build-up of white blood cells. […]

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From Nick Cave to Kate McCann, its time we judged parents a little less

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From Nick Cave to Kate McCann, its time we judged parents a little less
Parents of missing children are demonised by a public needing to reassure themselves it could never happen to them This is a story about missing children, and what happens to those who are left behind. Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a story told so many times it has […]

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Cheap, widely available drug could stop thousands of mothers bleeding to death

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Cheap, widely available drug could stop thousands of mothers bleeding to death
Tranexamic acid could save the lives of a third of women who die in childbirth from excessive bleeding, which kills 100,000 a year A cheap and widely available drug could save the lives of thousands of women who die in childbirth from excessive bleeding, one of the main killers of women worldwide. The drug, tranexamic […]

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As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action

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As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action
A likely deal between Walmart and Bonobos, a hybrid digital/brick-and-mortar menswear brand, may be a sign of the future of retail Founded on Fit, Focused on Style, Built on Service thats the retail promise offered by Bonobos, the mens e-tailing business thats being courted by Walmart and idolized by the garment industry as a model […]

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Big guys dont want to be treated like freaks: the plus-sized menswear revolution

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Big guys dont want to be treated like freaks: the plus-sized menswear revolution
British men are getting taller, larger and broader and the high street is finally catching up The energy at online clothing store Lands End) I would buy half a dozen and hope theyd see me through. They were, in every sense, distress purchases, and I had adopted a uniform: all black, uninspired, unchanging, shapeless, boring. […]

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Let loose: how the corset became the new female power suit

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Let loose: how the corset became the new female power suit
Following the lead of Vivienne Westwood and Madonna, feminist designers are refashioning the Victorian underwear as street-style overwear They were a staple garment of the Victorian upper classes, and seen by some as a symbol of an oppressive desire to control and stifle the female form to suit the male gaze. But well over a […]

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The wests throwaway culture has spread waste worldwide | Waste packaging

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The wests throwaway culture has spread waste worldwide | Waste packaging
Packaging unwrapped: Packaging has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but its up to us to dig ourselves out and heres how In 2003, I was told by a restaurant owner on a Thai island that local fishermen used to wrap their lunch […]

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Inside Teen Vogue: ‘Our readers consider themselves activists’

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Inside Teen Vogue: ‘Our readers consider themselves activists’
Once known for its beauty tips, Teen Vogue has become a powerful critic of the Trump administration. Whats behind its transformation? Charlie Knoles is a 39-year-old meditation coach and father based in California. He reads ProPublica and the Teen Vogue for serious journalism. Not your average consumer of glossy magazines aimed at teenage girls, Knoles […]

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