Lady Bird: The Movie To Watch With Mom This Thanksgiving

It’s time to prepare a trek home for the holidays, reunite with some loved ones, and break bread with people who politically disagree with you. Luckily, the best solution to beat that Turkey-fueled familial tension this year, exists within Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. In select theaters now, Lady Bird is the most realistic female-driven coming of age film to exist since 2007’s Juno. Saorise Ronan (in case your mom asks or tries to pronounce it - “sersha”) plays Christine “Lady…

Mack’s Gift Guide for Her

Whether you’re broke or ballin’-- it’s the holiday season. Time to deck the halls, blast Mariah Carey, and spend all your money on your loved ones. Gift shopping can be stressful, a total pain, but I've taken care of it for you this year. Below are 300 great gift ideas for every budget and woman in your life. Stay tuned for my Gift Guide for Him coming later this week.  *disclaimer, I will receive a small commission on every sale…

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

Tori takes on the Louis Vuitton exhibit as it lands in New York City. A subway train rushes through a station on a gigantic video wall, emblazoned with colorful graffiti from the Louis Vuitton x Stephen Spouse era. I pause for a picture against a Louis Vuitton subway tiled wall and begin the journey through the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibit. At the beginning a wall of text shares the story of a rural boy who evolved into a highly recognizable…

You da Bomb

Last winter I was overwhelmed with jealousy. Someone I follow on Instagram posted a photo of herself in the snow with a massive pink smoke bomb. I scoured the internet with no luck. All I could find were some seriously fancy, unreasonably expensive, super legit color bombs that were based in the UK. So lame. Nevertheless she persisted. I was determined to make this Insta-dream a reality. I recruited my co-worker and friend Mark, who is always down for a…

We Love Danielle Brooks

There are a lot of lovely ladies in the Orange Is The New Black cast worthy of praise, but here at Mack in Style, we reserve a particular love for Danielle Brooks. On-screen talent Brooks, known for comical yet poignant af Litchfield inmate Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, has talents that stretch far beyond the TV screen. https://youtu.be/U5tiuMrTCdM (Funny enough--Brooks is actually vegan.) #imnoangel When not sporting a tan prison jumpsuit and advocating that black lives matter at Litchfield, Brooks is busy…

Reset: Views from the Glass Ceiling

One would assume that with degrees in engineering (Princeton), Business (Harvard) & law (also Harvard) World Domination would sound like a legitimate career path. Ellen Pao was a first generation Chinese American whose parents taught her that she could accomplish anything with hard work and perseverance. She grew up believing that any challenge could be overcome when looked at as an engineering equation.  Ellen Pao’s book entitled Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change was as emotionally draining as…

Escape With A Laugh

It’s perfectly reasonable to want to escape with a laugh from these harrowing and bleak times. Escapism is *so hot* right now. Just like maintaining a healthy news diet (see: Free Ways To Stay Woke), maintaining a healthy comedy diet is super easy if you know the right people to pay attention to. Twitter is only salvageable from itself with humor. Being funny is hard, but easier with inspiration. I’m here to help you escape with these funny ass people…

Where Can I Turn In Boston?

Mackenzie and I connected on Twitter after sharing personal stories of trauma, both occurring while in college. I recommended a few Boston organizations that address these forms of trauma, but she hadn’t heard of them. Given the recent rise of publicly talking about sexual assault and domestic violence, it was time to share what people, particularly women, trans men, trans women, non-binary, and gender-queer folks, have for resources in Boston. Many cities have organizations like this if you explore Google…

Cyber Abuse is not Sexy

https://youtu.be/o8VZX4sHn-4 As the wise Lily Allen once said “It’s hard out here for a bitch.” As of late, words have never been truer. A few weeks ago I had to go on a social media purge. From the hollywood rape allegations to the fight against a woman’s right to choose… it’s been tough. Unfortunately, I came here to remind you of yet another reason why we need feminism. At this point you've probably heard of revenge porn. If you've been…

We Love Graphique de France

Over the course of my life, I’ve had many people tell me I live in a cloud. I’ve described myself on several occasions as the human embodiment of a xanex. Yet despite my relaxed nature, I have always been ambitious. Still, few people would describe me as organized. Whatever, haters! Somehow this space cadet has managed to build an awesome brand with several amazing staff members and contributors. I get by with a little help from my friends. Speaking of…