Jane Helpern

Culture

kenzo and ‘lemonade’ director kahlil joseph premiere a musical movie in los angeles

Starring Kelsey Lu, Jesse Williams, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Jane Helpern
2.11.17
Culture

meet nancy steiner, hollywood's indie queen of costuming

The veteran costume designer on the golden age of music videos, working on the new 'Twin Peaks', and Hollywood pay gaps.
Jane Helpern
12.9.16
Music

the stories behind your favorite 90s music videos, from nirvana to no doubt

From Gwen Stefani’s polka-dot dress in “Don’t Speak” to Nirvana’s suits in “In Bloom”, we get the scoop on how costume designer Nancy Steiner designed a generation.
Jane Helpern
12.9.16
Think Pieces

fashion is finally paying attention to differently-abled bodies

A revolutionary wave of actually-interesting designs addressing the needs of all people.
Jane Helpern
11.1.16
Culture

lola kirke on her latest role: real-life musician

After wrapping her third season as oboist Hailey Rutledge in ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ Lola Kirke has released her own self-titled debut EP. She talks to i-D about touring the record across the States as we premiere the dreamy new video for ‘Tomorrow...
Jane Helpern
10.17.16
Beauty

how nikia phoenix is changing the beauty game for black women

The outspoken beauty activist of gets real about race in the beauty and modeling industries, including what the hell Kanye was thinking when he called for “multiracial women only.”
Jane Helpern
10.4.16
News

is there such a thing as "bad feminism"?

Roxane Gay and Andi Zeisler ask that question, and more, at a riveting talk at L.A.'s new Bureau of Feminism at the Hammer.
Jane Helpern
9.20.16
Think Pieces

the not-so-guilty pleasure of reality television today

Why otherwise rational and progressive thinkers are embracing the genre.
Jane Helpern
7.27.16
Beauty

the radical resurgence of the female buzz cut

As a new crop of models, musicians, and Instagram girls switch scissors for clippers, we take a look at the political implications of chopping it all off.
Jane Helpern
5.12.16
Think Pieces

can underwear brands truly be empowering?

Following renewed backlash against the Angel fantasy, we take a look at the strides being made by a few bold brands in creating functional, beautiful, inclusive underwear that serves all women’s bodies.
Jane Helpern
4.19.16
Fashion

model kenya kinski-jones on animal rights activism and the power of grimes

Despite her film and music world ties, the emerging model has always been more interested in horses than Hollywood.
Jane Helpern
3.25.16
Think Pieces

viral weightloss challenges reveal a gaping hole in the body positivity movement

Hashtags collecting images of tiny waistlines and protruding bones are an unsettling reminder that social media can both hurt and help the effort to celebrate all bodies.
Jane Helpern
3.22.16
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