“Art can change the world” was a philosophy the late great American artist Robert Rauschenberg believed in. The socially-conscious eyewear brand Warby Parker, meanwhile, believes that creative problem solving drives social change and improves the livelihood of individuals and communities. This month, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has teamed up with Warby Parker to create a limited-edition collection of sunglasses to celebrate the Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming exhibition on the artist: “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends.” As a part of the deal, the glasses company has made a donation to the artist’s legacy grant program, which provides fellowships, travel, and research stipends to artists and organizations of all disciplines addressing global challenges through creative work.
My note this morning was ‘Wake up gorgeous!’” UFC champion Ronda Rousey says. “And sometimes it’s ‘Get up champ!’ So the first thing I see in the morning is a motivating compliment.” There’s no doubt that the boxer is strong, physically, but she also understands the strength that comes with exercising her mental muscle—it’s those positive meditations, beliefs and actions that help carry Rousey, 28, through. “My mantra? ‘No one has the right to beat me.’ It’s not something that I repeat.
Emma Roberts teased a photo from her #AerieREAL Fall 2015 campaign shoot on Instagram. @emmaroberts/Instagram Naked celebrity photo shoots are nothing new in this day and age (Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Madonna), but when they opt to do so without retouching…well, that’s an entirely new and refreshing story. Emma Roberts is doing just that, stripping down for American Eagle Outfitters’ award-winning #AerieREAL Fall 2015 campaign. You’re like, ‘Ugh, do these people really look like that?‘” The #AerieREAL campaign, which launched in 2014 and features unaltered images of “normal” woman of all sizes, aims to challenge the industry’s supermodel standards.
Time to gather your BFFs: It’s officially the year of the brat girl pack. #SquadGoals has taken social media by storm; the cast of HBO’s GIRLS has redefined true friendship; Taylor Swift’s list of lady lovers goes on for years; and now, Madonna’s following in the 25-year-old singer’s footsteps by enlisting music’s fiercest females in her “Bitch I’m Madonna” (obviously) music video. In a very “Bad Blood”-like roll out —red, black, and white poster board included—Madonna took to Instagram to share that Beyoncé Knowles, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Rita Ora will be starring in the video that’s “coming soon.” This announcement may or may not be better than when Madge premiered a video on Snapchat for her first single, “Living for Love .”