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The First Female Creative Director of ‘Elle’


The First Female Creative Director of ‘Elle’

Elle US recently welcomed their first female creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah. This comes after Alex Gonzalez stepped down from the publication last March.

“We’re thrilled to have the first female creative director, but that’s not why we are hiring her,” said editor-in-chief Robbie Myers. “Her work speaks for itself.”

Before taking on the position on May 15, Ruba will still serve as the global creative director for beauty brand Shiseido. She’s also previously worked in Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for eight years.

A quick look at Ruba’s portfolio and Instagram account, you’ll see a mix of minimalism with pops of bright color. This can work well with Elle’s bolder and cleaner aesthetic which Alex debuted last year.

“During Alex’s tenure, we were really able to sharpen this expression of this kind of young creative in the world, this young woman who wants to be part of the cultural conversation, and how that’s expressed visually,” Robbie said. “I think her taste level is exquisite. Very much in the way Elle does, she sees the woman in everything.”

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Lena Dunham Trolls Us Weekly Diet Tips Column


Lena Dunham Trolls Us Weekly Diet Tips Column

Lena Dunham isn't afraid to call out unauthorized uses of her photos — especially when the photo itself champions a cause which the actress herself does not stand for.

In a recent issue of Us Weekly, Dunham's photo was used as art for a story titled "20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using," with the caption, "Lena: How she gets motivated," underneath her image. But Dunham, who has already publicly addressed her weight loss, which was related to the lifestyle changes she was making in order to alleviate the pain from her endometriosis, did not appreciate the association with the "slimdown" story.

The actress posted a photo of the article on Instagram, along with 20 of her own "tips" for weight loss, including "anxiety disorder," "constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future," "marching your ass off" and a reference to her chronic condition: "abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus." The 30-year-old even squeezed in an allusion to the recent healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives by marking "anxiety disorder" and her endometriosis with an asterisk, which "indicates a pre-existing condition."

The list culminates in tip 20, in which Dunham writes, "I have no tips, I give no tips, I don't want to be on this cover cause it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for, and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement, thanx [sic]."

The Girls creator has long maintained that she is comfortable with her body no matter what her size, and takes issue with others who see her weight loss as something to be celebrated.

Last year, Dunham called out the Spanish magazine Tentaciones for using a photo which she believed to be retouched in order to make her appear thinner. "I have a long and complicated history with retouching," she wrote at the time. "I wanna live in this wild world and play the game and get my work seen, and I also want to be honest about who I am and what I stand for."

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New York Bridal Fashion Week


What We Saw at New York Bridal Fashion Week

During New York Bridal Fashion Week, designers that included Ines Di Santo, Jenny Packham and Monique Lhuillier showcased their 2018 spring and summer bridal collections. New looks that emerged on the runways included a lot of black detail; simple, understated silhouettes; intricate ball gowns; and more. Here is a peek at some of the collections.

Dramatic Flair

Black details and embellishments dominated. Gowns by Reem Acra, left, and Marchesa, right, used the color to add a dramatic flair to the bodices and necklines of their dresses.

New York fashion designer Reem Acra debuted her Spring 2018 collection of bridal gowns at the iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship store.Credit

Above, a recording of the Reem Acra 20th anniversary runway show at the Tiffany & Company flagship store on Fifth Avenue. See the entire show at our Facebook live feed.

Seeing Red

The designers Jenny Packham, left, and Ines Di Santo sent striking red gowns down the runways. In a sea of white gowns, these rouge dresses stole the show.

Short and Sassy

Breaking from tradition was expected for the designers Berta, left, and Naeem Khan, who featured nontraditional short dresses. See more from our bridal fashion coverage of both shows on Snap Chat.

Simple Silhouettes

There is no shortage of over-the-top couture gowns. But chic, simple wedding gowns are back in style and the designers Theia, left, and Ines Di Santo prove that you can still make a statement with less.

Love on the Runway

Love was big this season. The “Love Is Love” cape by Lela Rose, top, stood out as did the long gloves, above, with “love” and “kisses” printed on them at the Reem Acra runway show.

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