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An Innovative New Way To Wear Floral This Spring

I love the stunning print, dresses and floral twist tops.

Audience members have fun at a fashion show when it seems like the designer had fun making the clothes. And, it was impossible not to have fun runway-side as Tsumori Chisato's spring 2015 collection made its debut. Pinwheels turning on the walls made the entire scene feel like something out of a spring daydream. The clothing matched the mood, in a parade of separates and dresses that were simply joyful. Embellished with all-over sequins or embroidered with surrealistic lizard sketches and wavy stripes that even adults would wear, the clothes are perfect for a fancy spring picnic or an Alice in Wonderland garden party.

 

 


The models' twist tops were designed to look like flowers.

One specific silhouette, however, took the fantasy to another level. Chisato's one-shoulder twist top looks to redefine what it means to wear floral in the spring. But, for real this time. Instead of a 2D print, this top twists up the neck of the model and blooms on the chest, literally making the girl feel like part of the plant. Yes, these were perhaps the most daring pieces of the collection, but pulling it off means becoming part of a pretty damn chic botanical garden.

The Best Tank Top To Wear For Yoga

Pay attention women and supermodels alike, Shape is giving away yoga gear advice. I think they should give away actual gear. 

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There are so many benefits, both physically and mentally, to practicing yoga. In fact, it has been found that just twenty minutes of yoga can improve your brain's performance. And, with so many styles and classes available, there’s no reason not to be packing up your yoga mat.

Unfortunately, many newbies arrive to their first class wearing standard workout gear. And, not all athletic clothes are created equal. You want to be comfortable in your outfit, so keep a few things in mind when dressing for your next yoga class.

Shape recommends avoiding loose clothing when practicing yoga — after all, you'll be bending, twisting, and squatting all over. To avoid having your shirt fall over your head in a downward dog or another inversion pose, a fitted top is necessary. And, normal running shorts don’t make the cut for some wide-legged poses. If you prefer shorts, be sure to opt for a fitted pair that provides coverage that moves with you. Now that you’ve got the outfit down pat, go forth and get your Zen on.

RuPaul Fights Facebook's "Real Name" Policy As Ello Rises

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RuPaul is not stepping down but girlfriend is moving on from Facebook 

Photo via: @rupaulofficial

Earlier this month, Facebook began deactivating the profiles of its drag queen users because they weren't using what the company considered to be their real names.

The accounts were briefly reactivated to give those users time to (as Facebook spokesperson Andrew Souvall said in a statement) "decide how they’d like to represent themselves." The company still stands by its real identity policy, however, and will suspend the profiles in a little less than two weeks, thereby forcing the performers to pay for a Page if they want to continue to use their drag name.

This term & condition has left many performers feeling outed. And, it puts their safety at risk, as well. Luckily, a force to be reckoned with has joined the side of righteousness: RuPaul.

RuPaul explained that "there's no such thing as bad publicity" in showbiz when it comes to press. (Andy Warhol's "Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches" quote comes to mind.) "But it's bad policy," RuPaul continued, "when Facebook strips the rights of creative individuals who have blossomed into something even more fabulous than the name their mama gave them."

Amen, honey. Thankfully, Ello, a new social media site, started gaining traction this week. "We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment,” its manifesto reads. “Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate — but a place to connect, create and celebrate life."

Currently, Ello is invite-only and touts a zero ad policy. It's still in beta mode and is far from perfect, but many drag queens have found some refuge in its growing digital safe space — and many will likely follow suit if Facebook doesn't loosen its grip on its real name policy.

After all, what's in a name, really? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.