Ebola Is Temporarily Halting Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has one slim silver lining: it's temporarily putting a stop to the female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the procedure is traditionally performed on most pre-pubescent girls. Bloomberg reports that many FGM practitioners are refusing to do the procedure, because… » 1/14/15 4:20pm 1/14/15 4:20pm

Why Isn't the Teen Mortality Rate Dropping?

Over the past 50 years, a lot of effort has been put into improving the health and survival of young children around the world, and for the most part it's worked. That's great, but once they make it into their teenage years, they're right back in danger. As if adolescence isn't hard enough on its own, a new report… » 4/25/12 12:10pm 4/25/12 12:10pm

H&M Launches Kinda Unintentionally Ironic UNICEF Intiative

Fast-fashion giant H&M is developing a new line of children's clothing that partly benefits UNICEF. Twenty-five per cent of the proceeds from H&M's "All for Children" line, which hits stores in October, will go to the charity. Reports Women's Wear Daily, the funds will be used "to promote children's rights to… » 6/15/11 12:11pm 6/15/11 12:11pm

Fashion Designers Continue To Be Full Of Political Opinions

  • Only one more day of having to listen to designers opine about politics! Marc Jacobs' L.A. windows are "set up with the Republicans menacingly on one side (with a particularly freaky-looking W) and brightly dressed Obama voters/supporters on the other. There's also a gun-toting Palin with a letter posted next to her…
  • » 11/04/08 11:30am 11/04/08 11:30am

Sofia Coppola Overcomes Pitfalls Of Privilege To Design For Louis Vuitton

  • Newly-minted Louis Vuitton designer Sofia Coppola's road was not an easy one. "At the age when Marie-Antoinette was facing the rigid etiquette of the court of Versailles, the 15-year-old Coppola was working as an intern at Chanel in Paris, a city that her parents had always loved." No wonder, then, that "Coppola drew…
  • » 10/13/08 11:30am 10/13/08 11:30am

Pregnant Angelina Continues To Work For World Peace

  • Angelina Jolie is in Iraq, and has meetings with Gen. David Petraeus, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iraqi migration officials. Oh, and she's sleeping with Brad Pitt, has four kids and is probably pregnant with twins. What are you doing today? [Yahoo News]
  • Scarlett Johansson has an "extremely erotic" scene…
  • » 2/07/08 9:00am 2/07/08 9:00am

Suri Cruise Is Going To Grow Up So Grounded

  • 2-year old Suri Cruise has custom-made Christian Louboutins, making her the red-soled footwear company's youngest client ever. [NY Post]
  • "She was a great sport. She agreed to do something rough and tough and quite raw. It wasn't days and days of hair and makeup," says Marc Jacobs of Victoria Beckham's participation in…
  • » 11/30/07 11:30am 11/30/07 11:30am

Fake WASP Tory Burch Designs Collection "Inspired" By Fake WASP Martha Stewart

  • Tory Burch is designing a line inspired by old pictures of Martha Stewart, back from when Martha Stewart looked sort of like a pretty version of Tory Burch. [As I'm sure you can imagine, Jennie, who loves both WASPs and fashion-pop culture collabos like the proverbial fat kid loves cake, is in a corner somewhere…
  • » 11/14/07 12:00pm 11/14/07 12:00pm

Posh Gets Glamour Editor Cindi Leive Thrown Out Of Boutique

  • Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive learned what it really feels like to be "just like us" when she got booted out of Parisian boutique Colette because Victoria Beckham had arrived to shop. And uh, Leive was in the middle of getting changed in the dressing room. Ouch. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Memo to models: It does not…
  • » 10/10/07 10:00am 10/10/07 10:00am