04/16/14 10:05am
Xtend Barre Brooklyn Heights

All Photos by Austin McAllister

This was the year I was going to be healthy. And not in like a New Year’s Resolution kind of a way, but in a real kind of a way. Why did I want to do this? I don’t know. What are the reasons that anyone (especially if that anyone is a woman) wants to be healthy? Does health even matter? Wait. I do know. I do know why I wanted to do this. I wanted to do this because (like so many other people whose lives are, shall we say, disorganized), I wanted to have some order. Also, because I wanted to feel good in a way that I had some control over. That’s part of the point of exercise, isn’t it? The fact that it’s so results oriented? I think so. And because this was all about discipline, I wanted to try ballet.


04/16/14 9:45am
Watch: A Short Documentary On The "Stop Telling Women To Smile" Project

Image: The Daily Beast

Last year, we introduced you to local artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, who’s recently made a name for herself with a series on street harassment called “Stop Telling Women To Smile.”  Since then, the street art campaign has made a significant impact on not only the art world, but also on women who can relate, including the women here at Brooklyn Magazine

The series is continuing to gain momentum and recently, documentarian Dean Petersen created a wonderful short film about Fazlalizadeh and the women helping her with this project.

Watch the six-minute video below:


04/15/14 4:09pm
Dior Is Bringing A Fashion Show To The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Image: Fotopedia

When Alexander Wang announced that he’d be holding his seen-and-be-seen Fall 2014 show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this year, the fashion world was shocked. While hosting shows outside Lincoln Center wasn’t unheard of, hosting shows in Brooklyn certainly was. Accordingly, there was a lot of bellyaching involved.

Now, Racked is reporting that despite said bellyaching, Dior is following suit and will host their Cruise 2015 show in the same space on May 7.

We can hear Anna Wintour gagging already.