At a time when women’s surfing is set to grow as a whole—the world surf league announced equal pay across divisions last year, and the sport will make its olympic debut in 2020—the once-derided category of longboarding seems poised to attract even more attention. tap the link in our bio to meet the #americanwomen in hawaii who are defining the meaning of the sport. above: wela hoapili, 8.
photographed by @gilliangarcia, written by @ellara
@nvshushanghai, an all-female music collective in shanghai offering deejaying lessons to femme, non-binary, and lgbtq+ people in the local electronic music scene, holds lessons in both english and mandarin. while its founders are english speakers, they are careful of imposing their native language onto local students and extend that sensitivity to every corner of what they do. tap the link in our bio to learn more. photo by @mathildeagius
Hello, sunshine! tap the link in our bio to dive into summer's best swimsuits and pieces. photographed by @oliverhadleepearch, styled by @mr_carlos_nazario, vogue, june 2019
Hard to get to, hidden away on the rocky tuscan coast, @hotelilpellicano is a haven of relaxation where, among the tanned bodies and yellow-and-white-striped sun beds and umbrellas, you would not want to be seen making a sartorial misstep. now, with the hotel's new @birkenstock collaboration, you're covered. tap the link in our bio for all details. photo by slim aarons
With a new exhibit at the @brooklynmuseum this month, liz johnson artur explores the connective tissue that binds the african diaspora with tender intimacy. in addition to the photography she has shot over nearly three decades, johnson artur has two new video installations in the exhibit, one called “afro russians” that resonates with the artist on a deeply personal level. “the images i’d seen of black people hadn’t answered the simple questions i wanted to know: what it’s like to have a black auntie? what it’s like to go somewhere where the person who bakes the bread is black?” says johnson artur who was born to a russian mother and ghanaian father in bulgaria, then raised in southern germany by her mother after her parents separated. “that sense of normal was not represented, and that was what i was looking for.” tap the link in our bio to learn more. photographed by @lizjohnsonartur
What’s a day in the life of @frenchmontana really like? probably more chill than you’d expect. watch montana make some traditional moroccan mint tea, catch some waves in malibu (he says that surfing is like his therapy), and choose between a moroccan silk shirt and one that’s made from egyptian cloth microfiber. tap the link in our bio for the full video. filmed by @kristofski
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music: "slide" by @frenchmontana featuring blueface, lil tjay
Remembering @realgrumpycat, who brought joy to all our lives, including vogue's creative director sally singer's (above). photo by andrew gold.
Celebrities and fashion insiders descended on lagos to experience nigeria creative week, a jam-packed celebration of talent on the african continent. for @adesamuel the stylist behind @letitiawright’s and @michaelbjordan’s flawless red-carpet looks, the voyage was more than another destination on the global fashion calendar. the daughter of nigerian immigrants, samuel credits her heritage for sparking her obsession with style. “[nigeria] is the land of great music, food, art, and cultural traditions. traditions that have played a huge part in my love of color, art, and vibrant prints,” she says. tap the link in our bio to see her photo diary. photo by @mako_od
In 19th-century rural china, peasant women of the jiangyong county in the southern hunan province developed a secret script named nüshū. its characters, mastered by women and indecipherable to men, appear in thin, downward-slanting wisps, like spider legs dancing across paper. women used the writing system to communicate their most intimate thoughts to one another in china’s heavily gender-divided society—a disparity that still endures today.
these ancient origins have inspired the founders of @nvshushanghai, an all-female music collective founded in 2018 among the ever-expanding skylines of modern-day shanghai. lhaga koondhor (aka asian eyez), amber akilla, and daliah spiegel began the project last year by offering deejaying lessons to femme, non-binary, and lgbtq+ people in the local electronic music scene. but beyond that, they hoped to provide these marginalized individuals—among them, emerging producers, djs, and artists—a gathering place in the city. tap the link in our bio to learn more. photo by @mathildeagius
The alabama senate has approved the most far-reaching anti-abortion legislation in the country—but it won’t stop there. anti-choice activists and legislators have been outspoken about their ultimate goal: to finally overturn roe v. wade, the 1973 supreme court decision that enshrined a woman’s right to legal, safe abortion in the constitution. yesterday’s alabama vote is the result of years of anti-choice groundwork laid by voter suppression and court packing, and it is an omen of what’s to come. we break down everything you need to know in the link in our bio. photographed by @justingellerson
Daydream in technicolor. tap the link in our bio to see more of the season's best swimwear. photographed by @oliverhadleepearch, styled by @mr_carlos_nazario, vogue, june 2019