HOMETOWN HEROES: CERAMIST RAMI KIM

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We’re back to celebrate more of our Hometown Heroes, aka local makers, designers and creatives we love all across the country. Enter: Rami Kim, an LA-based animator-turned-ceramist whose whimsical work (featuring lots of faces and cats) is right up our alley. Find out about her process and inspirations, plus the advice she has for other artists looking to turn their hobbies into full-time gigs.

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IN DEFENSE OF THE SIMPLICITY OF A T-SHIRT DRESS

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In Defense Of: The Simplicity of a T-Shirt Dress
an essay by Nia Porter

Until recently, getting dressed during those tricky first days of spring was one of my biggest sources of morning anxiety—right up there with my slog of a New York City commute and the realization that I have, yet again, run out of fresh coffee beans. How does one dress for weather that is perhaps too warm for a cozy coat, yet too cool for a breezy tank top?

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LADIES WE LOVE: FOUNDER OF GIRLS RUN NYC, JESSIE ZAPO

 

Our month-long celebration of International Women’s Day ends on an extra-motivating note, thanks to Jessie Zapo. She’s a runner, art therapist and founder of the ladies-only running collective Girls Run NYC—just listening to her talk about the sport with such passion had us ready to get some miles in. Learn more about Jessie’s day to day, her favorite spots around the city and how Girls Run NYC came to be.

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5 RULES TO DRESS BY THIS SPRING

Ahhh—spring is finally, finally, finally here and, yup, that means a fresh batch of rules to dress by are too. We promise these are the fun kind of rules that are easy to adapt to your own style—think of ’em more like helpful suggestions (except for #3, that one’s a must). Keep reading for accessory inspo, color story ideas and more springy styling tips that’ll have you doing the whole new season/new wardrobe thing right.

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LADIES WE LOVE: FOUNDER OF 17.21 WOMEN DORIS HO-KANE

To continue our month-long celebration of International Women’s Day we caught up with Doris Ho-Kane, founder of 17.21 Women, an Instagram archive of influential Asian women throughout history. 17.21 refers to the 17.21 million square miles that make up the continent of Asia, and it’s a fitting title when you consider the range of people Doris represents—from anonymous Vietnamese-American girls of the ’80s New Wave scene to someone as well-known as Yoko Ono. See what Doris hopes to do with the project in the future, plus get to know her go-to outfits, neighborhood spots, favorite modern-day mixtape and more. Continue reading

LADIES WE LOVE: JEWELER ARPANA RAYAMAJHI

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The International Women’s Day celebration continues (!). We’re back with another one of our favorite ladies—Arpana Rayamajhi. With a degree in painting and sculpture from the esteemed Cooper Union school, Arpana blends her artist’s sensibility with inspiration from her home country of Nepal to create jewelry that feels distinct, personal and special to wear. She’s also the cofounder of Dispose, a project that encouraged contributors from all over the world to tell their unique stories by using a disposable camera in one day. (Check out the archives here.) Read on to learn more about the jeweler-slash-artist-slash-Neil-Young-enthusiast, from her ever-changing coffee orders, to her tips for starting a business, to her own list of inspiring women.

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