Day: June 10, 2021

Retailers take cues from streetwear, Gen Z

The off-price retailer Saks Off Fifth has teamed up with The Phluid Project to create a line of gender-fluid apparel, coinciding with Pride Month.

Source: Saks Off Fifth

For Christina McCann, shopping at the mall involves sifting through the women’s and the men’s aisles in search of the perfect outfit.

McCann, who is nonbinary, often starts out by perusing dresses, which tend to be a better fit for a female body type. Then, McCann will shift to the men’s side of a store to pick out more masculine items: combat boots, oversized tees and sweatpants. McCann, who uses the gender-neutral pronoun they, mostly spends time and money on resale apps like Depop, and shopping vintage goods from thrift shops by browsing by size instead of by gender.

“The way that I dress has changed a lot to reflect what I want people to think about my gender,” the 24-year-old retail

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Teyana Taylor Tops Maxim’s Hot 100 List, Becomes First Black Woman At No. 1 Spot

Teyana Taylor, whom Maxim recently dubbed the “sexiest woman alive,” topped the publication’s 2021 “Hot 100” list, becoming the first Black woman to do so.

The singer, actor and dancer celebrated the honor on Instagram on Monday, writing, “Somebody pinch me!!!!”

“WOW…. Stepping back in front of the lens has been a journey of self-reflection and self-confidence,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “Living up to [the] name and title of this shoot wholeheartedly made me nervous.”

Taylor, who shares two daughters with her husband, professional basketball player Iman Shumpert, later noted in the post that her busy lifestyle often robs her of time to “feel sexy.”

She said she arrived at the photo shoot after dropping her 5-year-old daughter, Junie, off at school, and that the sweatpants and beanie she’d been wearing had made appearances in the shoot. 

“Embrace and love yourselves for who [and] what you are

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