Vogue asked Belgium-born relationship therapist, bestselling author, and podcast host @EstherPerelofficial, who’s working remotely—and “more than ever”—and asked her #73Questions. She answers how would she advise a couple stuck together mid-divorce? Or a parent quarantined with her daughter and son-in-law? Or how she is making use of this time at home? Tap the link in our bio to see how she addresses these questions and many more. Directed and Interviewed by @hellojoesabia Producer @ginjenna Edit and Color @realtalkrealtalk Post Sound @bangworldwide
The death in Minneapolis this week of #GeorgeFloyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man killed by a white police officer—who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd yelled that he couldn’t breathe—has sparked outrage around the country and protests, as well widespread looting, in Minneapolis. While the death of Floyd is indeed horrible, it is also far from unique. This latest tragedy came three months after Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed by two white men (one a former police officer) while on a jog in his southeastern Georgia neighborhood, as well as two months after the death of Breonna Taylor, shot at least eight times by police officers who had attempted to enter her Louisville apartment without announcing themselves. It has also surfaced a familiar image, one that has now been given a powerful new meaning: @Kaepernick7 kneeling to protest racism and police brutality in America. Now, looking at the image of Floyd’s neck being crushed by a white police officer’s knee next to Kaepernick’s knee on the football field, the athlete’s show of activism feels disturbingly poignant and incredibly important. It should have always been important, but now those who were confused or put off before have a visual representation of exactly what his intent was and still is today. It is also a reminder that there is a long way to go for equal justice in this country and why we must all keep fighting. Tap the link in our bio for more details.
@aliciakeys is pulling back the curtain on her wellness-minded beauty routine—a masterful, less-is-more mix of skin care, hair hacks, and, notably, zero makeup tools. Tap the link in our bio to watch the full video.
Under normal circumstances, @anokyai would be prepping for the couture collections, but since the order to shelter in place was issued in New York York in late March, she’s been at home in Brooklyn. Despite the slow down, fashion is never far from Yai’s mind, and she has channeled her energy into creating attention-grabbing at-home looks. Tap the link in our bio for a look at her work-from-home wardrobe.
@billieeilish is back, ready to—once again—set the record straight on body image, shaming, and confidence. The pop star shared a short film titled NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY, clips of which were featured throughout her Where Do We Go? World Tour. Tap the link in our bio to watch. Photographed by @ethanjamesgreen, Vogue, March 2020
Unlike other video games where only specific customizations can be made, #AnimalCrossing allows users to essentially design a garment from scratch, creating the exact hem length, flounce, or pattern on the outfit their avatar wears. Unsurprisingly, the game has quickly been adopted by the fashion community. Now, @referencefestival, a Berlin-based fashion organization, is taking Animal Crossing’s fashion potential one step further with a virtual fashion show of Animal Crossing avatars dressed up in current season looks inspired by @Loewe, @Prada, and @gmbhofficial. The show was conceived by photographer @karachung, who runs the Instagram account @animalcrossingfashionarchive, and stylist @marcgoehring of 032C. Tap the link in our bio for more details.
After face masks were made mandatory in New York, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (@laylahb), a photographer from Brownsville who now lives in Crown Heights, quickly saw the standard-issue surgical mask give way to a more creative idea of face-covering in her Brooklyn neighborhood. “Even though their faces are obscured, people are still presenting their identity,” says Barrayn. “They are representing their cultural, ethnic, and national background through their masks.” Tap the link in our bio to see more. Photographed by @laylahb
Last Monday Milan’s strict lockdown was lifted for retailers, restaurateurs, and hairdressers. Yet even as doors have swung open, and restrictions on movement and meetings have been reduced, people are still cautious when it comes to spending. Shopping is resuming slowly and a sense of unease seems still to linger. Tap the link in our bio for how Milan’s @waitandseemilano and @milaura.milano boutiques have approached this reopening–with niche brands, smart price points, new services, and a sense of humor. Photos by Tiziana Cardini