Day: April 5, 2021

Lena Dunham announces plus-size fashion range: ‘There’s so much judgment’

By Priya Elan

Girls creator aims to fight idea that bigger women are ‘stupid’ and remove ‘huge barrier to entry’ into the fashion world

Announcing her own plus-size fashion range on Monday, the writer and actor Lena Dunham said her aim was to stop the perception that plus-size women are “stupid”.

The five-piece collaboration with 11 Honoré follows the Girls creator’s catwalk debut last year, for 16Arlington at London Fashion Week.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/apr/05/lena-dunham-plus-size-11-honore-collection

      

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Actor Thandiwe Newton reclaims original spelling of her name

By Lucy Campbell

Westworld actor tells Vogue she is reverting to Zulu spelling, saying ‘I’m taking back what’s mine’

Thandie Newton has said she will reclaim the original Zulu-derived spelling of her name for use in her professional career, declaring: “I’m taking back what’s mine.”

For more than 30 years, the actor, born Melanie Thandiwe Newton Parker, has been known by an anglicised version of her name since the “w” was dropped “carelessly” from her first acting credit.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/apr/05/actor-thandiwe-newton-reclaims-original-spelling-of-her-name

      

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