A Week in Review: August 10, 2018
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Beyoncé in Her Own Words: Her Life, Her Body, Her Heritage via Vogue
"There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar. I have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms. I have had disappointments in business partnerships as well as personal ones, and they all left me feeling neglected, lost, and vulnerable. Through it all I have learned to laugh and cry and grow. I look at the woman I was in my 20s and I see a young lady growing into confidence but intent on pleasing everyone around her. I now feel so much more beautiful, so much sexier, so much more interesting. And so much more powerful."
From West Coast Grunge to Shibuya to Dior: Yoon Ahn's World Takeover via SSENSE
“Sometimes, when people don't know you, they judge you by what you post, and how you seem to appear. That's why you also need to understand that surface is surface. Once someone opens that lid, they're going to be seeking depth. I might look a certain way on social media. I'm a girl, at the end of the day, and I like to have long weaves and wear lipstick, but I make sure I work my ass off, and my results are there. Everything in life is a balance. Especially as a creator, you need to lead with results.”
Is Luxury’s Love Affair With ‘Drops’ More Than Marketing? via BoF
"For Thorbeck, the shift to delivering product in weekly or monthly drops is powerful, not only for its marketing value, but because, with the right supply chain investments, it allows companies to be more responsive to market signals and better align supply and demand, thereby reducing the biggest single cost for fashion companies: unsold inventory."
Ex-Employees Sue Nike, Alleging Gender Discrimination via The New York Times
"They said in the lawsuit that Nike spent years hiring women at lower salaries than men, discriminating against women during performance reviews and promoting female employees less frequently than male counterparts doing comparable work. The company hierarchy is described in the complaint as 'an unclimbable pyramid—the more senior the job title, the smaller the percentage of women.'"
Here's Why Seeing Black Women on Every September Issue Needs to Be Celebrated via Who What Wear
"If you're a magazine lover, chances are you know how important the September issue is. It's usually the biggest magazine of the year, and a lot of time and hard work go into it. This year is the most monumental September-issue season. Why? Because black women are gracing every single major magazine cover. And this is beyond epic."