On International Women`s Day the advertising market was falling over itself to celebrate advertising with explicit feminist messages, like Marketing`s 10 inspiring ads celebrating women. Indeed, no progressive human might deny that it’s fantastic to see femvertising trending.
Regretfully though, much admired campaigns like Sport England's "this woman can", Dove's "real beauty" and Always "like a girl" are just disruptive because they tip the standard. A standard of women who can't, beauty that isn't really real and where being like a lady is a tacit insult. We`re still having a hard time to bake in more contemporary portrayals of women across the marketing market.
The World Twenty20 is already under method. There has actually been no scarcity of tension, simply an inescapable lack of viewers in the vast concrete stadia of India as the first round of matches comes to a conclusion. The number of empty seats was improved in Nagpur by the inability of fans to buy tickets of facial studio city at eviction, regardless of the huge bulk of the seats inside the arena being empty and unsold.
Far the northern hemisphere nations who played in rugby`s World Cup last October have done so much better than they did then. The two hammers of the Scots fought away on Saturday in Nagpur for the right to sign up with group one, which is where England are put.
This tournament has much to commend it. Unlike the 50-over World Cup there is not too much hanging around. If there are any dead games they come and go so rapidly that nobody notifications. The competition bristles with life and is hard to predict since T20 is the most volatile of formats. It matters to the fans (if they can get into the ground) and to the gamers.
I recently downloaded the new app Cocoa Swatches. Designed for black women, it provides makeup guidance and tutorials, playing on the trend of makeup swatches. It`s like the fact book I never had, and I`ve updated it to the front page of my phone as this is the first of its kind.
Cocoa Swatches is a transformation, but should we as black women require this? Why can we not get this guidance from so-called beauty magazines?
It appears women of color are pressed to the side when it comes to beauty and makeup, and we have to rely on the web to get anywhere near it. Makeup is big business, with beauty areas in shops expanding out the door, massive concessions in department shops, and makeup artists (MUAs) making it huge on YouTube and Instagram.