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To call Katie Stout's (@ummmsmile) Girl lamps a conversation piece would be an understatement. In fact, they couldn't help but spark an exchange last fall, when Amanda Phelan, the textile designer behind the fashion label @phelannnnn, first met Stout and her Girl lamps at an exhibition. "I just saw them as these aspirational figures," says Phelan, who immediately imagined the "unabashed, body-positive quirky ladies" in a photo shoot with live models. Even though the two designers overlapped at RISD, they hadn't crossed paths until that night, but Phelan cut to the chase and proposed her idea. In a matter of months, this dreamy, painterly project, debuting on Vogue.com, was born. Tap the link in our bio to see more. Photo by @rebekahcampbell
The winter winds may be kicking up around the country, but several of this week's best beauty Instagrams offered an antidote to unkempt glamour in the form of not-one-hair-astray sleek. Tap the link in bio to see our round up of this weekend best beauty Instagrams. #regram@bellahadid
@kilokish revealed a new web store, @aggy.shop, with a line of merch called The Sweets Collection. It includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, and a tote bag, all of which feature the namesake character that she created three years ago. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
As part of @Coach 1941’s Pre-Fall 2019 show, Stuart Vevers collaborated with four Chinese artists: graphic artist Guang Yu; ink painter and multimedia artist Zhu Jingyi; sculptor Sui Jianguo; and the music collective Yeti Out. “I invited them to reinterpret our mascot, Rexy the Coach dinosaur, in their own ways,” Vevers tells Vogue. “Each of the artists brought their own point of view, and I think collectively, they have brought a modernity and energy to the collection.” Tap the link in our bio to read more about the show. Photographed by @_nickyz
Faced with deplorable conditions, and Tijuana’s already strained resources in question thanks to a newly elected Mexican president, some asylum seekers gave up their dreams of making it to America, choosing instead to be deported back to the violence and lack of opportunity they had fled in their home countries; others began the process of resettling in Mexico. Some took their chances and crossed into California under the cover of darkness. Still, some 3,000 people continue to wait. Tijuana’s networks of activist and humanitarian organizations have mobilized to help. But the members of the caravan face uncertain futures; will Trump’s mandate at the border change? How long can they stay in limbo? Do you keep waiting, or do you try to cross? For almost everyone photographer @susanmeiselas documented, even the waiting is better than the violence, poverty, and chaos they left behind. A kernel of the American dream is enough. Above, Genesy, 5, poses in front of her family’s set of tents in the Benito Juarez complex. Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @susanmeiselas
The current bottleneck at the border in Tijuana (a city that is home to many migrants from past waves of asylum seekers, including thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricanes and earthquakes) is the result of the Trump administration’s limits on asylum applications at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Officials are only letting between 40 and 100 people cross daily; as recently as six months ago in some cases, migrants who made the same journey would not face a delay. Due to what the Trump administration calls “metering,” officials are now telling asylum applicants to wait for days and sometimes months. It was a process that began with the Obama administration in 2016 that Trump has turned into standard practice. Above, Mexican federal police exercise on the beach at Friendship Park. Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @susanmeiselas
Photographer @susanmeiselas's snapshots of asylum seekers in Tijuana capture an ecosystem rather than an imaginary line. With the help of journalist @skinosian, Meiselas began a week after Border Patrol deployed tear gas at the Port of San Ysidro, and photographed the temporary inhabitants of the Benito Juarez Sports Complex—where migrants were first placed before a combination of flooding and overcrowding made it uninhabitable—and at the next shelter, some 12 miles away in a former nightclub called El Barretal. “I came with my cousin; she’s 13," says Cindy, 17 (above). "We decided to come because we don’t have have any money to study, and that’s what we want, to be able to move forward. I like learning about other countries and want to study in the social sciences. At the other shelter [Benito Juarez], everything would just get flooded and there was so much trash. We only waited at the old shelter, even after they cut the water, so that we could be sure that we would not be getting deported when the government put us on buses. Even when we were getting transported here I still wasn’t convinced that the Mexican government wasn’t going to deport us. We thought we were going to have to break the windows. We don’t want to go back. We are now living in a tent with 10 friends, but many have left with coyotes [smugglers], but we don’t have any money for that. We live with my mom and grandmother. My mom can’t work because she’s taking care of my grandmother, who is really sick. We had to rely on the little from church groups to survive. I had heard about the other caravan in April, and then I saw a poster circulating on Facebook about this one and decided to go. I want to work, to be able to send them money back.” Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @susanmeiselas
For 2019, @pantone has named Living Coral the color of the year, writing in a press release that the color “is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.” Somewhat presciently, designers returned to coral en masse for Spring 2019. Tap the link in our bio some of our favorite looks. Photographed by #IrivingPenn, Vogue, September 2004
@gigihadid has dropped a four-piece capsule collection that she co-designed with @reebok, putting a rugged spin on the label’s classic Freestyle Hi and Aztrek sneakers. (Fun fact: According to Reebok, the Freestyle Hi was created in 1982 as the “first fitness sneaker ever designed for women.”) Hadid’s version of those throwback favorites are much chunkier and tougher than the originals. Tap the link in our bio for all details.
Although fires are a fact of life in Malibu, they don’t typically jump PCH and hit Point Dume, a peninsula between Zuma Beach and Paradise Cove. When asked why he thought Point Dume rallied so fast, Keegan Gibbs said that, whatever the outside perceptions of Malibu, it’s small and isolated, even rural. He also suspected surfing might have something to do with it. Surfing had always been “an equalizing force,” one that put different people at the same eyeline. “Regardless of what your economic background is, or what you do for work—race, age, sex—when you get in the ocean, there’s a certain sense of equalization.” If water can be a great leveler, so can flames. They brought chaos and destruction. But they also seem to have restored something: a sense of connection among people. Gibbs thought this might be the disaster’s silver lining. “Especially in an area that has gotten further and further behind tall gates,” he said. “It’s kind of nice to rip those gates down.” Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photographed by @jackplatner
On Monday, Ruth Buffalo (@ruth4nd) was sworn in as the first Native American Democratic woman to be elected to the state legislature in North Dakota. Instead of accepting her historic moment in typical politician garb like a power suit, Buffalo opted to make a strong statement and wore a traditional Native American dress while holding a fan decorated with eagle feathers, honoring her ancestors and indicating her respect for the generations to come. Tap the link in our more to read more. Photo by @leablackphotography