This Lingerie Brand Showcases New York’s Diversity In Its New Project

Photo by Emine Gozde Sevim

“Like you, but also Like No One Else”

When it comes to lingerie, the market is pretty saturated—and saturated with a lot of the same. That sameness, of course, not only being the message that “sex sells,” but also the showcasing of one primary body type: thin yet curvy; often, a completely unrealistic portrayal of the average woman.

Because, obviously, the “average woman” today is incredibly varied, and not just in terms of body type. That’s where Else Lingerie comes in, spreading a positive message of not only body-, race-, and age-inclusivity, but also individuality as a whole.

Creator and founder Ela Onur teamed up with New York-based, Istanbul-born photographer Emine Gozde Sevim for her latest project, Like No One Else. The social project, which aims to showcase just how different women’s lives are today, is a collection of portraits and a video showcasing six real New York-based women of different backgrounds, sizes, and ages. From a media giant to a firefighter to a psychology student, the group is captured in their natural habitats, wearing various Else designs.

While all of them are currently New Yorkers, they each hail from various places around the world—demonstrating how New York is a mosaic of cultures, which is precisely what makes it so magical.

Check out the full Like No One Else Project, below.

Photo by Emine Gozde Sevim

Nana Ya Asare Boadu, London-born performance artist and head designer of Jonathan Simkhai

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.