Susannah Hutcheson Special to USA TODAY Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 27, 2019 As a sophomore at Boston University, Daniella Pierson got the idea for a daily newsletter that melded fashion, technology, careers, and advice from inspiring women. The Newsette was born and built in between her classes, and now exists as a multimillion-dollar company, website and newsletter with 3.5 million monthly views, over 400,000 subscribers, and interviews featuring women like Arianna Huffington, Kate Walsh, and Kendra Scott. USA TODAY caught up with the 24-year-old founder and CEO to talk about everything from Imagine Dragons and McDonald’s iced coffees to her upcoming project with Diane von Furstenberg, the power of being aggressive, and making moves when you’re younger than everyone else in the room. Question: How did you get your start? Daniella Pierson: I never knew what I wanted to do when I grew up, but I knew that I wanted to be independent and I wanted to be successful but … [Read more...] about How Daniella Pierson created The Newsette to help inspire women.
Femininity summer magic
After years of using euphemisms to describe hormonal cycles (‘Time of the month’, ‘women’s problems’, ‘tummy cramps’, ’a visit from Aunt Flo’) women are beginning to talk more openly about their bodies. There are gynae gyms, and vulva sheet masks, womb yoga classes, and menstruation therapists. Ads for sanitary products no longer feature blue liquid gel demonstrations, and the market for hormonal and cyclical skin care products continues to rise. Dubliner Lisa de Jong is a Period Coach and Womb Yoga Practitioner and says the revolution has been a long time coming. "Women spend a lot of time masking their periods," she said. "We try and hide the symptoms and put on a happy face. Covering it up causes more tension. We carry that sense of social shame in our bodies." In her early twenties de Jong worked in the corporate world; in IT for Google in Dublin, and for RBS in London. She struggled with extreme period pain and would often … [Read more...] about ‘Women spend a lot of time hiding and carrying shame’
Picnics, BBQs, school holidays and days at the beach; there’s nothing quite like the glorious British summertime! Weeks of warm weather means it’s time for more lazy afternoons in the garden, more al fresco dinners with friends… and it’s time to start thinking about refreshing your summer wardrobe. But as many of us know, shopping for new clothes can quickly become an ordeal, particularly when shorts, T-shirts and summer dresses are involved. Rather than see our body for all of its natural beauty, we fixate on niggling hang-ups, whether that’s a petite frame, smaller bust, knobbly knees or unwanted lumps and bumps. But not any more. This summer Tu Clothing is calling women across the UK to ditch the fear, silence the inner critic, throw away the self-doubt and start celebrating themselves - and their bodies - exactly as they are. Feel good covered up? Pick up a gorgeous maxi skirt or laid-back linen trousers. Love getting your legs … [Read more...] about 10 key seasonal trends that will suit EVERY body!
The original queen of pop talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis about inspiration, aging, motherhood and why she refuses to cede controlThe night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards away, was younger and looked Asian but wore a similar lace minidress and a wig in Madonna’s current hairstyle, a ’30s movie star’s crimped blond waves.“It’s always the second person with the wig — she wants to see it,” a stage designer said, adding that when she makes a decision, she is definitive.Madonna was observing Madonna to make sure Madonna was doing everything perfectly. Up on the stage set of a funky urban street with lampposts and a tiled bar, the double hit her marks and held a fist up to her mouth like a faux microphone for a rendition of “Medellín,” the on-trend, Latin-inflected … [Read more...] about What next for Madonna?
From sleek city hotels to hilltop castles and grand mansions in pretty villages, Spain has accommodation to suit everyone’s taste, whether you want to sleep in a remote lighthouse or a place with so much to do on-site that you never have to step outside the gates. The hotels featured here have been selected by Telegraph Travel’s Spain experts, who have stayed at, reviewed and rated all of the properties listed. While some have just opened and others have been going for decades, these are the hotels that perfectly encapsulate the spirit of Spain with welcoming hospitality, superlative local food and spectacular locations. Rural 3 Cabos Valdés, Asturias, Spain 9 Telegraph expert rating This is a stunningly positioned hotel: atop a softly sloping hill looking out across gorgeously green fields to wind-battered capes and the Bay of Biscay, in the far western reaches of Asturias. Bold modern design is fused with the charm of a 100-year-old farmhouse. Cosy … [Read more...] about The 50 best hotels in Spain for summer