This Video May Just Be the Most Important Moment from NYFW
It’s not just Hollywood celebrities who are speaking up and out against some of the policies enacted by President Trump. The Golden Globes were a hotbed for political discussion, like the epic speeches given by both Meryl Streep and Viola Davis, and now it looks like New York Fashion Week is also shaping up to be political, both on the runway and now thanks to some of the people behind W Magazine and over 80 fashion celebrities.
In a 90-second spot, over 81 designers, magazine editors and writers, as well as countless models, simply say their names and the words, “I am an immigrant.” The visuals are moving, and it reminds us that immigration is vital to the success of many industries.
Model Winnie Harlow is one of the faces that appears in the video. Her epic look and runway walk are now famous, but the model isn’t American. She’s Canadian. The video closes out with iconic wrap dress designer Diane Von Furstenberg (Belgium), who says, “I am an immigrant, and America was very good to me.”
Behind the scenes, some of the participants said they wished that fashion was doing more to combat stereotypes and racism, and they wanted to be able to speak more freely about the issues happening in politics right now. Model Anja Rubik (from Poland) pointed out that fashion can do more than create runway trends, saying, “Fashion has the power to actually create trends — not just trends like, ‘What’s in: blue or red?’ but social statements and social trends. So the fashion world should be even more engaged.”
What do you think about celebrities wading into politics? Tell us @BritandCo!
(h/t W Magazine; photos via Noam Galai, Victor Hugo + Santiago Filipe/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)