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January 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Finding new cool fashion brands is my thing. When I started my boutique in 2004 that was a major focus for me. They needed to be fresh and stylish. Over the years I have continued to discover designers to support. Three brands I recently came across are Dyspnea, Hot-as-Hell and Milin. An Australian designer Dyspnea, is […]

When I had my clothing line I was inspired by modern women. I called them the Modern Day Warrior Princesses. To me, that means today’s girl. She is the definition of a modern woman and as such is: Confident Dynamic Humane Compassionate Unstoppable Unlike the generation of our mothers, grandmothers and the women before them, […]

January 13, 2017 at 10:41 AM

So I have been seeing these uneven hem jeans for months. It started heavy around fashion week in September. Even spotted a girl at Paris Fashion Week in a pair of bright yellow boots and the uneven hem denim. There has been a flood of these photos ever since. In my more youthful years, I […]

Apparently people don’t think Gigi Hadid has a right to defend herself. According to Marie Claire, while in Milan for fashion week, Gigi was actually physically grabbed and picked up by a man who is believed to be Vitalii Sediuk, known prankster who preys on celebrities. The whole incident was caught on video. Gigi was […]

September 15, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Sephora is a magical place, but their brands are not necessarily the be all end all for what is totally fabulous for your face. If you haven’t heard of Gold Label Cosmetics, you’re going to want to put them on your list because mmmmohmygosh. 😍😍😍 #Repost @indigobeaux – ” #privatejests by @goldlabelcosmetics is our go […]

The body positive route is a hard one, and we all need to remind ourselves of just how special we are sometimes. Enter Paola Mathé and her beautiful self giving a proclamation of self-love, and you may find yourself with a small tear. Paola is the creator and owner of Finding Paola, where she shares her […]

After years of dealing with trolls who have nothing better to do than insert their own, unwarranted opinions about other people’s bodies, Instagram is finally allowing users the capability to put an end to the nonsense. Their new comment filtering feature will no doubt cause some rifts, but it’s pretty beneficial for all of us […]

Actress Radhika Apte recently spoke with The News Minute about her new film “Parched.” Apte was asked about her sex scenes in the movie and the way in which people have objectified her in those scenes. Apte said, “You cannot control gaze… how someone chooses to view your body once it’s out in a public […]

We are pretty much obsessed with Elyse Love. She’s gorgeous, brilliant (hello, Emory graduate), and going to be one hell of a dermatologist. Consider this your intro into the fabulousness. Survival of the lit-est ✨ Happy Labor Day y’all! I’m spending this extra day off at home in comfy scrubs catching up on a very […]

There’s a lot of reasons to love Rihanna, but she definitely added to the list when we found out that she wore an indie lipstick brand to perform at the VMAs. Consider Coloured Raine our new obsession. It was started in 2013 by Loraine who wanted to see more diversity and flattering colors for all […]

Cue the tears, Nike’s new ad has us grabbing our own crowns and saluting Queen Serena. Nike works with a lot of athletes, but to consider Serena the greatest of all time? Wow. The ad from agency Wieden + Kennedy simply takes you through a shortened timeline of Serena’s exciting, yet tumultuous career. The music, […]

Girl. If you aren’t on the Magic Michelle level, you’ve got a ways to go. Ellen Degeneres and crew killed this Magic Mike remake that is the perfect expression of hilarity in feminism. Women stripping is supposed to be for men, right? Nah. Not this time. Cue Ellen with Jenna Dewan Tatum, Chrissy Teigen, and […]

Body Positivity has come a long way. As a collective we’ve successfully banned the term “bikini body” from (most) magazines, and curvier models are starting to become part of the norm. But in some places, fat-phobia is still the name of the game, and Instagram is a major player. For those of you who don’t […]

September 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Through all my years of competitive sports,  a thought such as “how great it would be if there was a makeup specifically designed for athletic women” has definitely crossed my mind. It isn’t ideal to go into a competition with a full face of make up but at times you want a little extra coverage. Maybe, […]

August 31, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Beauty is the passion to which we dedicate our energy everyday to making our life happen. As a woman, living in today’s society seems to be a game show where you need to favor one over the other – only one box contains the jackpot. As if a woman, once she embraces her gender has […]

August 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM

I recently saw a celebrity interview where the woman was asked, “What are your beauty secrets?” What the interviewer meant to ask was, of course, what her “secrets” were to keeping up the physical appearance that our society deems beautiful. We see magazine articles and interviews on this topic all too often. We read about […]

August 30, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Fitbit is all over social right now because they released entirely new lines, and we must say, they are pretty fab. Your favorite trackers just got a huge upgrade. Introducing the all-new #FitbitCharge2 and #FitbitFlex2. Learn more at the link in our bio. #TheNextBigStep A photo posted by fitbit (@fitbit) on Aug 29, 2016 at […]

Let’s be clear, Teyana Taylor shut DOWN the VMAs. Lindsay might think that Beyoncé stole the show, but Teyana took the cake for me. Despite how incredibly fabulous she looked, I’m not sure why people are taking this moment to turn slim women against curvy women instead of just celebrating her for her. Unless you’ve been […]

Hi Rioters, I am so thrilled to be writing for this amazing publication. The two articles I’ve written thus far are mostly about my views on women and body image issues, so for my third article, I thought that I would let you all get to know me a bit more personally. As I was […]

In a night full of glitz and glamour (Rihanna’s amazing purple lip, anyone?), one beautiful lady decided to go completely makeup-free. Alicia Keys set a different standard on Sunday evening, and we are here for it 100%. We ready… #VMAs A photo posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:35pm PDT Alicia […]

August 29, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Music and fashion have always had an interesting relationship, but we were particularly intrigued by the mash up of GUESS with Ariana and Nicki for their new song. #Side2Side VIDEO out NOW on guess.com ~ on VEVO later tonight. ???????????? @arianagrande A video posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on Aug 29, 2016 at 9:48am PDT […]

August 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Ariana Grande has had a lot of bad press in the past few years, but it is exciting to see her embracing herself as a woman, and as an artist. The only question is she doing it for herself or for fame? Remember the days when Ariana was on Nickelodeon, and then somehow she was […]

We’re coming up on the last week in August, which means that summer is almost over. But, that also means Labor Day is upon us. The final celebration of summer months gives you one more chance to show off your beach fashion before summer ends. If you’re still looking for your perfect piece of swimwear […]

We talk a lot about disparities in the empowerment of women on the Runway Riot, but recently, we’ve talked quite a bit about age. Despite older women often getting the short end of the stick in the US, Kim Cattrall totally defied the ageism BS in a pretty quiet way. Shout out to my mom for […]

In short, Bo Stanley is amazing. She’s a surfer, model, activist, and former Bachelor contestant. You know that’s a great IG bio. She makes overachievers feel like slackers and can warm up a room with her smile at the same time. Talent, girl. That’s what we call talent. So, we couldn’t help ourselves when given the opportunity […]

Body positivity is for everyone, but every movement has its leaders. We always appreciate the models, designers, celebrities, and advertisers who make it a point to embrace women at every shape, color, and size. Things do not get done without them! However, we would totally be missing out if we did not take the opportunity […]

Model Ebonee Davis is quickly becoming fashion new favorite model for good reason–she’s outspoken, has a great personality, and is obviously gorgeous. And just after she announced being part of the new Calvin Klein campaign, which is the equivalent of the stamp of approval from fashion people and a guarantee that you will get lots […]

Sometimes, you meet people and you spend the rest of your first interaction wishing you had known them forever. That’s how it feels to meet Jessamyn Stanley. It will not matter if you meet her in person, over a Skype call, or in an email – she is the personification of warmth. This light and […]

There has been a marked increase in songs that are celebratory, but Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful” will be on repeat in the RunwayRiot office for months to come. She gave the exclusive to Cosmopolitan, but we are so moved by her work. She decided to feature a variety of individuals in the video […]

We’ve got a semi-unhealthy obsession with badass yogis here at the Riot. To be honest, part of it is because yoga is an athletic practice that does not constantly teach women that they have to lose weight. A lot of yoga is about wellness and meditation while also being good for your body. We are […]

Stop everything, and let’s honor Queen Sabina Karlsson for a second here. She’s a curvy model. She’s a size 14. She’s a freckle face. A redhead. Mixed. And she just booked Milk Makeup for a new campaign. This is all of the things fabulous, and we are all about supporting brands who support the range […]

There are few ladies out there that are as wonderful and light-filled as Clémentine. Whether she is serving all of the face in a straw hat, or dancing around with Iskra eating ice cream, Clem constantly kills the game and steals our hearts. She’s got this uncannily perfect way of combining boho, minimalism, and quirk all […]

“Bikini Body,” ugh. My Bikini Body Break Up series lets you know how I feel about that term. Ideally, nobody should ever strive for one type of bikini body. You know, the one we’re taught is the right one from swimsuit ads and Carls Jr. commercials. Ideally, we would all realize that the phrase, “get bikini […]

If you don’t clean your makeup brushes, you will get pregnant and die.   Okay, not really, but come on. I know it’s a pain in the butt. I realize you don’t have time. Honestly, you are doing that gorgeous face a disservice if you aren’t making sure that blush brush is squeaky clean. And […]

Rachael Forster is not having any of your body-shaming bs. From thin to thick, Rachael is a firm believer that all bodies are beautiful. She’s been through her own issues, but has come out of them as a strong supporter of women, a healthy critic of the media, and wise beyond her years. Rachael, like […]

Sporty. Minimalist. And a touch of boho chic. We are totally crushing on Charlotte Kuhrt’s style. This 24-year-old German makeup artist/body-posi blogger/model is all things fabulous and all things Riot. She is an absolute wonder, but she didn’t always feel that way. “I started in the fashion industry as a makeup artist 5 years ago…this led me […]