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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, […]

Growing up I thought all models looked the same. I thought the criteria to be a model was that you had to be: as tall as a skyscraper, as skinny as uncooked spaghetti, as tan as an Oompa Loompa and as blonde as bleach could make you. I didn’t realize that models could look different. […]

100 Women are showing off their bodies in Amy D. Herrmann‘s “Underneath, We Are Women” project. The Australian photographer’s goal is to create a a photo book to show diversity through these 100 different women, and share their stories. Women of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages get to show off their bodies and what […]

August 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM

If you haven’t seen, queen of appropriation, Kylie Jenner, decided to don a new hairstyle for her 19th birthday. Red hair, nbd. Cornrows? Cue an insanely heavy sigh and my ears turning the color of her hair dye. I have no doubt many of you will just scroll to the comments and say things like, […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM

One of our behind the scenes moments sparked an interesting thought for me. We had our RunwayRiot leadership meeting yesterday, and Iskra was excited for a photoshoot she had to do that had to be totally sans makeup. This sounds unbelievably exciting, but I recognize there are plenty of women who may not feel the […]

We may see some changes.

I never heard my mother complaining about her body. She never stood in front of a mirror picking herself apart. She never saw food as her enemy. She exercised because it felt good, not because she felt guilty about eating treats like ice cream and pizza. After her pregnancies, she stayed active, as she always […]

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 […]

June 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM

We’ve got a lot of work to do.   Everyone should be included. Each person should be able to see themselves represented in some way, shape, or form when it comes to fashion. That is a mind-blowingly simple concept, yet we cannot seem to get there at all. Ask someone to picture a model in […]

Let’s get real, being body-posi can be exhausting. The media is always telling you to look different, people feel it necessary to explain to you what they find attractive (rude), and all the while haters find it cute to comment on your photos. There are days when it would be easier to run and hide, […]

How is this still a conversation in 2016?

Designer, Demna Gvasalia doesn’t cast any women of color in both of his Paris Week Fashion shows, however appropriates popular Thai shopping bag

Philomena Kwao Stuns in this new african inspired designers threads

When the news broke that Zoe Saldana was going to play Nina Simone for her biopic, people were less than thrilled. But now that the trailer has come out and they have clearly made her skin seven shades darker, attempted to plump her lips, gave her a new nose, and an afro wig it’s getting […]

Twitter campaign #unfairandlovely started by Indian-American and South Asian Teens to promote skin diversity and self-love.

Zac Posen makes a bold statement with the decision to cast multiple models of color for his Fall 2016 runway show.

#NYFW is upon us.

Another white woman scooping up a role while everyone’s begging Hollywood for some diversity.

Her message — that hijab wearers aren’t all brainwashed — is hardly new, but it is often lost on a lot of people.