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  • Fashionista reported that while hosting the American Music Awards on Tuesday night, Tracee Ellis Ross only wore outfits by black designers, including this Off-White dress.
  • The Cut shared that Universal Standard will soon launch a capsule collection called “Foundation” with basics for layering in sizes 00 to 40. You can already sign up for the waitlist.
  • The Cut also recently published an ode to lipstick, including a lineup of the 50 most classic colors of all time.
  • Allure provided the details on an affordable Korean Beauty-inspired brand exclusively available at CVS. (The article is from a couple of months ago, but one of our contributors noticed the end cap last weekend and thought readers might be interested.)
  • Harvard Business Review suggested three acceptable excuses to turn down a request for a reference.
  • Vox explained why restaurants are a new option for coworking spaces.
  • Business Insider offered 12 signs your boss thinks you’re doing great, even if she doesn’t come right out and say it.
  • The New York Times reported that the HPV vaccine should be considered by people age 27 to 45: “Even someone who has already been exposed to a few strains — but not to all nine in the vaccine — can still gain protection against the strains they have not encountered.”
  • With federal midterm elections just weeks away on November 6, ProPublica provided four questions to ask when comparing candidates.
  • Buzzfeed News suggested 12 new podcasts by women to get you through your commute or workday if you can focus and listen at the same time.
  • The Washington Post reported that Jodie Whittaker’s first Doctor Who episode as the first female to play the Doctor broke records for viewership and won over the critics. U.S. audiences can watch the episode on BBC America’s website.
  • For Your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provided some comic book sound effects for modern times.

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  • Fashionista interviewed Patricia Field, costume designer for Sex and the City, among other shows and movies featuring fashion-forward media mavens, about how she updated characters’ wardrobes for the revival of Murphy Brown.
  • Vogue provided some fall fashion inspo by featuring 14 working women.
  • Refinery 29 shared that more black women in broadcast journalism have been embracing natural hairstyles.
  • Fashionista shared the best new K-Beauty products.
  • Above the Law reported that a leader at a BigLaw firm has asked women to tell him if they plan to become pregnant — for “budgetary reasons.”
  • The New York Times reported from the New Rules Summit on ways in which opportunities for women in the workplace are stagnating — and what can be done to fix that.
  • The Guardian‘s movie reviewer offered a cheeky response to a man’s question about the modern-day equivalent of Working Girl in terms of the characters’ outfits.
  • Vote.org includes state-by-state registration deadlines ahead of the midterm election on November 6, including links to register online. (But just to be sure, also check out your state’s individual voter registry laws — the site recently updated their Texas information after the state rejected 2,400 registrations.)
  • The Cut explained how the anti-Müllerian hormone could predict fertility.
  • For Your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shared a list of dangerous ideas.

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  • Fashionista reviewed a new exhibit, PINK: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. A book of the same name has been released, and there’s also an online exhibition for anyone who can’t make it before January 2019.
  • NPR shared that the New York Public Library is now loaning out ties, handbags, and briefcases to cardholders.
  • Speaking of handbags, Who What Wear rounded up some of the most expensive and extravagant examples of the accessory.
  • Fashionista also examined the properties of bakuchiol, also known as herbal Botox and natural retinol, to see if it really works.
  • The Cut shared that Weight Watchers has changed its name to “WW” and is partnering with Headspace to encourage participants to meditate.
  • Vox explored why bouncy, calligraphy-inspired “bridesmaids fonts” are so popular when it comes to greeting cards, accessories, and home goods.
  • The Wall Street Journal explained why and how robots are now involved in the hiring process, from robot avatars interviewing job candidates to computers seeking out keywords in resumes to programs that scan social media accounts for personality traits.
  • Writing for Inc., Ask a Manager‘s Alison Green addressed how to handle the situation when your supervisor expects you to be available every day of the week.
  • MSN profiled the oldest American Ninja Warrior — a 66-year-old woman we find inspiring who is also the mom of a professional stuntwoman.
  • [content warning: sexual assault] NPR also reported that #whyididntreport was trending in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified yesterday ahead of the U.S. Senate’s confirmation vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who had been nominated for SCOTUS justice.
  • Meanwhile, CNN reported late last night that the American Bar Association has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold off on its consideration of Kavanaugh until after an FBI investigation has been completed regarding various sexual assault allegations against the nominee. A month ago, an ABA committee had stated that Judge Kavanaugh was “well qualified” for the Supreme Court.
  • For Your Royal Fashion News of the Week: The Cut shared that Meghan Markle showed off some of her athletic moves while wearing Aquazzura’s “Simply Irresistible” 105 Black Pumps.

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  • In the autumn/winter 2018 edition of The Fashion, The Guardian addressed how and why skirt suits are making a comeback, even out of the office.
  • MSN asked, is the advice in The Woman’s Dress for Success Book, authored by John T. Molloy 40 years ago, still relevant?
  • Fashionista shared that Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede’s brand Good American has launched a size 15 for jeans as a way to bridge the gap between sizes 14 and 16, which has been an industry-wide issue.
  • InStyle explained why women in television news all have eerily similar hairstyles.
  • Harvard Business Review examined whether a longer maternity leave can hurt a woman’s career, even in other countries that offer and tend to encourage longer maternity leaves than in the U.S.
  • The Washington Post reported that not only is there a wage gap, but also a significant gap in stock options — in other words, equity — between men and women working for start-ups.
  • ProPublica reported that Facebook has been letting job advertisers target only men.
  • The Goods by Vox explained why the “homebody economy” is doing so well right now. (Anyone else planning a Friday night of staying in?)
  • In breaking news, CBS News reported this morning that attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford have offered their conditions for testimony regarding SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
  • The Cut shared an excerpt from Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, by Rebecca Traister, explaining that recent — and not so recent — events in politics and culture are showing that women won’t be backing down any time soon.
  • Similarly, The Washington Post offered a satirical piece by Alexandra Petri about why every man should be worried.
  • For Your Non-Political LOL of the Week: Buzzfeed shared 18 hilarious tweets about classic literature, including: “Dante followed Virgil down, past killers and adulterers. ‘And here,’ Virgil said ‘are the makers of websites that automatically play audio.'”

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  • The Washington Post highlighted the Escada Spring Summer 2019 show, including 1980s-inspired women’s suits complete with pastel-colored … sneakers?
  • Fashionista considered the evolution of work fashion on TV shows.
  • Fashionista also shared “alternative-fit” options for sunglasses.
  • The Inventory explained why a particular Japanese sunscreen is worth the hefty price tag.
  • Fast Company offered seven work bags to keep your life organized.
  • The Cut provided how to prepare for an interview, according to Alison Green of Ask a Manager.
  • A Medium writer asked, will “Time’s up” be applied to the uneven distribution of responsibilities women bear in motherhood and marriage? (What do you think?)
  • The New York Times suggested strategies for long-distance caregiving, including how to adjust your work schedule.
  • The New York Times featured an essay by Joyce Maynard regarding her decision to speak publicly about her relationship with J.D. Salinger. When they met, she was 18 — he was 53.
  • Politico reported that after this week’s New York primary, former public defender and Brooklyn council member Tish James could become the first African-American woman to be elected attorney general of New York.
  • Meanwhile, Elle reported that Ayanna Pressley is poised to be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in the House of Representatives.
  • For Your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shared the people you would meet in the comment section of a “Money Diaries” entry on Refinery 29.

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  • The Wall Street Journal explained why women’s power suits are breaking the rules this fall.
  • InStyle shared that the queen doesn’t approve of Meghan Markle’s pantsuits, preferring women to wear dresses and skirts.
  • Who What Wear provided a healthy dose of fashion inspo in its Fall Issue.
  • Business of Fashion asked what’s next for Kate Spade New York.
  • Fashionista suggested that luxury brands should do better when it comes to diversity in their ad campaigns.
  • Fashionista also reported that California is the first state to ban the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals.
  • The New York Times noted that being a night owl shouldn’t always be considered a bad thing, even for professionals.
  • The New York Times also offered reasons why people are choosing to retire in their 30s using the FIRE method.
  • The Washington Post reported that more than one out of four American Facebook users have deleted their accounts the app from their phones, while others have tightened their privacy settings.
  • Refinery 29 provided a weekly budget for a NYC attorney making $240k.
  • The Washington Post also explained why Mollie Tibbet’s story touched a nerve among women who just want to be left alone.
  • For Your Huh? of the Week: Quartz at Work suggested that all career advice for women is a form of gaslighting. (What do you think?)

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