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3.23.18

We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.

Instagram moves to improve your feed:
Could you finally start seeing posts in chronological order again on the ‘Gram? We covered the company’s announcement on the blog earlier this week.

LinkedIn users have spoken, these are the top 50 companies in the U.S.:
“From Starbucks to Spotify, the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies represent the companies where professionals most want to work across the U.S. — based on the actions of LinkedIn’s more than 546 million professionals (over 146 million in the U.S. alone).”

Legendary photographer Bill Cunningham left behind a memoir:
“The beloved fashion and society photographer Bill Cunningham, who worked for The New York Times for nearly 40 years, left behind an enormous archive valued at $1 million. He also, his family discovered with some surprise upon his death in 2016, left a written memoir.”

Starbucks is spearheading the pay equality movement:
“In a significant milestone for American companies, Starbucks announced Wednesday it has achieved complete gender and racial equity for employees performing similar work in the country.”

3.2.18

We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.

Lacoste is ditching its iconic alligator logo to save 10 endangered species:
“The campaign marks the start of a three-year partnership between the brand and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and sales of the shirts will go toward the organization’s efforts to protect endangered species.”

Oscar fashion gold:
With the Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday, we’re taking a look back at red carpet favorites throughout the years.

Spotify wants you to invest in more than just the curation of your playlists:
“The streaming music company filed paperwork on Wednesday for a $1 billion initial public offering. The company expects to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ‘SPOT.'”

Front row at Paris Fashion Week:
The industry’s most fashionable did not disappoint with their front row looks.

10.13.17

We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.

Coach is prepped for a rebrand at the end of the month:
“Coach Inc. is changing its name to Tapestry to better incorporate all of the brands it owns, which includes Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.”

Is Nordstrom Local the future for brick & mortar retailers?
“Nordstrom has officially opened its first store without inventory, testing a new format for the department store chain called Nordstrom Local.”

Your favorite millennial-driven skincare line is breaking into the perfume biz:
“Glossier recently launched a body wash and lotion, hit the three-year mark, and began business in the UK. The beloved beauty brand isn’t slowing down, though, and will now set its sight on turning the fragrance industry on it’s head.”

Delta is making a serious case for booking that holiday trip:
“Delta is now serving complimentary Prosecco to all passengers on international flights.”

7.21.2017

We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.

Nike is the latest brand to jump on the millennial pink bandwagon:
“As of Wednesday, you can find a 23-piece selection of blush-colored products, from sports bras to sneakers, on Nike’s site, proving the trendy (perhaps too trendy) hue isn’t going anywhere.”

We can’t wait for Mindy Kaling’s sure-to-be-hilarious book on parenthood:
“I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids.”

Our favorite female celebs share their guilty pleasures:
“Young adult books like The Hunger Games. I am addicted. People can’t write them fast enough!” – Same, Eva Chen.

Princess Charlotte is taking notes from her mom:
The littlest royal just performed her first curtsy!

6.9.2017

We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.

The first of the celeb twins has arrived!
“This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”

Soon you’ll never have to ask your BFF for her wifi password again:
“iOS 11 will come with a Wi-Fi-network-sharing feature. To take advantage of the change, hold two devices running iOS 11 next to each other, and attempt to join the desired network from the unconnected device.”

You could be one step closer to becoming Beyoncé after this weekend:
“Ashley Everett, who serves as ‘dance captain’ for Beyoncé, is coming to Chicago Saturday and Sunday to teach dance classes.”

Not all superheroes wear capes; some wear flats:
“The ‘Wonder Woman’ star has almost exclusively worn flat or nearly flat shoes to promote her record-breaking, widely praised film.”

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