Photos and words by Mara Strobel-Lanka. In the age of Instagram perfection, the act of curation has acquired a complicated reputation. While curating a two-dimensional image of an internet persona is both a resourceful millennial tool and a toxic black hole of anti-authenticity, there exist an overwhelming and underappreciated plethora of ways to curate our selves… Continue reading Curating Your Better Self
When I was offered a spot as a model in my favorite boutique’s second annual fashion show, it was like receiving my letter from Hogwarts. But as the day of the show approached, I became nervous, palpably so. I felt like I hadn’t prepared at all. The outfits had been chosen, sure. But was I… Continue reading Model Citizen
Spring offers many opportunities. The chance to purge our closets, our lives, and our daily routines. The year is still young and the feeling of a beginning sits fresh and electric in the budding flowers. This might sound incredibly cheesy, or it just might sound like something you've been waiting to hear. Let Spring be… Continue reading Life in Blossom
It's been one of my greatest fortunes to grow into an adult amidst the "Girl Boss" movement. I signed for my first apartment, started working for a business run entirely by women, and began my professional life during an era that pushed girls to be their best, brightest, and most hardworking selves. I'm in awe… Continue reading The New Era of “It Girls”
Girls these days have an agenda. There are a few variations with the routes, but they all go something like this: look fabulous, kick ass, conquer the world. If you want a look as ambitious as your plans, you're going to have to venture out of the skinny jeans and cute nuetral blouse routine. The… Continue reading Elle Woods Didn’t Wear Skinny Jeans and Neither Should You
I am a person who is remarkably motivated by others. Coffee dates, lunch meetings, and career gush sessions are vital to my work ethic. Planners and 5- year plans are dandy, but if I want to truly get my a$$ in gear, all it takes is hearing about hard-working women, their ideas, and the many… Continue reading Women of Jax: What Makes You Feel “Excited”?
2016 has been well, weird. It was a year of both fruitful personal growth, and global turmoil. For women, it's been especially trying. During a dividing political election and a heartbreaking streak of appalling news headlines, we've all experienced cycles of frustration, hysteria, and humbling humanity. I voted in my first presidential election, got promoted… Continue reading Network Like a Girl