Olympics with A Side Of Fashion Week: Here’s What’s Trending In Social This Week

Olympics With A Side Of Fashion Week:
Here’s What’s Trending in Social This Week

From Instagram to Twitter, these are some of this week’s trending posts to women, from women and about them.

Celebrating Women at the Olympics

With an increase in women at this year’s Olympics (43% being women participants), it’s an exceptional celebration for the females of this year’s games. Although there are numerous highlights, these are just five of the women you should know about if you haven’t been keeping up with the ceremonies and the women making HERstory, over history.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, of the USA hockey team, scored two goals in six seconds–breaking the Olympic record for back-to-back goals.

Mirai Nagasu became the first American, woman figure skater to complete a triple axel in the Winter Olympics and the third woman to land the three-and-a-half-rotation-jump at the Olympics overall.

Arianna Fontana of Team Italy won the first gold medal of her career with a 42.569 second finish of the 500 meter short-track, speed skate.

Chloe Kim completed back-to-back 180-degree spins on her last run of the half-pipe and repeated it dedicating the combo to her grandmother. The repeated combination is something no woman has completed during a competition.

Mikaela Shiffrin picked up her first gold during the giant slalom alpine skiing event but is going for four more golds this weekend.

Guys, what a day. These are the moments we work for. ❤️

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Amy Schumer Ties The Knot

Just two days after opening up about their relationship, Amy Schumer and chef Chris Fischer wed in a private ceremony in Malibu. Rumors of the couple’s romance began back in November after Schumer’s last relationship with Ben Hanisch. The two managed to maintain a low-profile over the past few months, but even Schumer couldn’t help but break her masterful act of privacy with her simple Instagram post, captioned, “Yup” to announce the news.

Yup

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The Evolution of Galentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day posts dominated mid-week social media, the notorious Galentine’s Day stories became more than a way for single women to express their love for their female friendships. Florida resident Kelly Smith used the day, first popularized by Amy Poehler on “Parks and Recreation,” to announce a county commission campaign to further support the #MeToo movement. In  South Carolina, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network and Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands held a Galentine happy hour. And in Brooklyn, for the third year in a row, Sara Becker dedicated the day to “protest with love.” The Washington Post notes the shift in celebration as, “an extension of the #MeToo movement for those marking a day of activism, politics and female solidarity.”

💘happy happy galentine’s day. these women keep me alive. 💘

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Speaking Out Against Yazidi Genocide

This week Nadia Murad shared her story of survival in The New York Times’ Sunday Review Op-Ed. Three years ago, Murad was among thousands of women to be kidnapped, raped, tortured and enslaved by the Islamic State. Although Murad was able to escape, thousands of Yazidi women weren’t so fortunate, thus, now, she is using her platform to share how these women don’t just need sympathy and solidarity, but they need “concrete action to get justice.”

Vanessa Trump’s Mail Scare

President Trump’s son and daughter-in-law experienced a scare this week as Vanessa Trump was hospitalized after opening an envelope containing white powder. Trump said she experienced a cough and nausea, thus, was hospitalized until the powder was identified. Although it was later identified as corn starch, Trump Jr. used the scare to express his disappointment with how “certain individuals choose to express their opposing views.”

Sister Act: Kim Yo Jong Came to PyeongChang with a Message

Along with women making history and headlines at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, politics have also played a prevalent role with Kim Yo Jong’s appearance at the games. The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended the Olympics as part of the North Korean delegation. Her interactions with international attendees were heavily reported, however, it was her offer for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet with her brother in Pyongyang, “in the near future” that attracted the most attention. If President Moon Jae-in does indeed accept the invite, the occasion will mark the first meeting of the Korean leaders in 10 years.

Jennifer Garner Reveals Her Inner Girl Scout

After Garner posted this image to Instagram, revealing her support for the popular Girl Scout fundraiser, she also shared that she bought some cookies as additional support for the “troops.” Yet, these weren’t for her–she told her followers that she bought a limited number of boxes to share with them, writing, “If you truly have no Girl Scout in your life, please send me your order and your address and I will try to hook you up.” Making dreams come true from street sales to DM requests.

Papyrus’ Role in New York Fashion Week

For its 12th season as a NYFW sponsor, Papyrus partenred with Prabal Gurung, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, and Jonathan Simkhai to empower women beyond the runway. The company worked with the designers to spread the messages woven into their latest collections, which centered around the themese of empowerment and confidence. “Now more than ever, we feel a responsibilty to use our platform to speak out against discrimination, misogyny and adveresity,” said designer Prabal Gurung on her decision to partner with Papyrus. “This season, to celebrate our models and and our entire backstage team, we wanted to create beautiful and bold statements to empower, and Papyrus is the perfect partner to bring this vision to life.”

Tinder Introduces New Female-Friendly Feature

In the wake of Tinder’s partnership with Postmates to deliver users with their ultimate Valentine’s Day gifts, the app has announced that it will soon allow women to start the conversation first. “As a woman CEO running a company that touches million of women around the wolrd, it’s a big priority for me and an area that I’m particluarly passionate about,” said CEO of Tinder, Mandy Ginsberg as she told Market Watch of Tinder’s plan to accommodate for its female users. “Women now will have the choice… They can choose if they want to start the conversation first or if they want someone else to start the conversation first,” she said, acknowledging this as a way for women to feel empowered while using the dating service.

Indian Fashion Designer Drawing Attention to the Sari

During the Harvard India Conference this week, fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee addressed an audience on cultural standards, but came under criticism for his remark saying, “if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a sari, I would say shame on you.” The fashion designer recently launched a label focusing on Indian style as a response to Indian women and men losing touch with their culture. As he shared his vision for Indians to reconnect with their roots, this controversial statement steals the spotlight, as Mukherjee has posted a three part apology to Instagram so far and followers argue over whether it’s fashion forward or simply too forward.

 

 

To begin, allow me to sincerely apologise for the words that I used while answering impromptu questions at a conference at Harvard. I am sorry that I used the word ‘shame’ in reference to some women’s inability to wear a sari. I truly regret that the way in which I tried to make a point about the sari enabled it to be interpreted as misogynistic, patriarchal, and non-inclusive – this was certainly not my intention. Let me provide some context for those of you who may not have listened to the speech I gave at Harvard. A woman had asked me to comment on the cultural taboo of young women wearing saris because, as she said, society tells them that it ‘makes them look older’. ‘What is your suggestion’, she asked, ‘for those young generations, to break that taboo and embrace the sari…’ Unbeknownst to many, this is a question I field often with friends and customers. The ubiquity of such sentiments in our culture, evidenced by the fact that this question was posed to me at Harvard, of all places, was hard-hitting and triggered an unfortunate series of reactions on my part. Sometimes, when you are that invested in your craft, you become hypersensitive to the negativity surrounding that which you love. #Sabyasachi #TheWorldOfSabyasachi

 

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Jillian Dara

Jillian grew up an island girl but converted to city style after living in Boston, London, Santiago, and now, NYC. She is a writer, editor and content creator with a desire to share stories in the lifestyle genre. With a particular focus on travel and profiles, she prides herself on sharing the most authentic story for those who aren’t able to share their own.

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