FFD's Weekly Reading Roundup

This week we've been talking about one of our alt fashion icons, Liberace, exploring wearable tech and why quitting isn't for losers, but what have we been reading? Here are the stories that have gotten the Fashion Fix Daily team talking.

Axe Ad Shows How Toxic Masculinity Impacts Boys "We talk a lot about the expectations society has for girls and women, whether it's how people think women should act, how they should look, what they should wear, and basically everything else. But it's not just girls who face unrealistic and potentially harmful societal standards — it's everyone. For young men, these standards can be just as harmful and stringent. In a new ad, Axe shows exactly what impact these expectations have, and how they contribute to the toxic masculinity that hurts everyone."

How Naomi Campbell Found Her Footing"As she prepares to host her latest Fashion for Relief fundraiser at the Cannes Film Festival, the supermodel tells Tim Blanks about the personal resonance behind her philanthropic work."

Bridalwear: The new retail race for the modern bride "Bridalwear has exploded on the UK high street with retailers as diverse as Missguided to Ted Baker launching bridal ranges in the last few months, resulting in a 330.0% volume increase year-on-year."

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Susan Sarandon Talks Film, Porn and Politics "A screening of “Thelma & Louise” at a free outdoor cinema on the beach in front of the Martinez hotel in Cannes — introduced by one of its main protagonists, Susan Sarandon: For film fans, it doesn’t get much better."

How renting out my spare room changed my life"The idea of total strangers staying in your spare room (or being in the house at all when you’re not there) is a little disconcerting for many of us. However for four women, the decision to rent out their homes via Airbnb was a life-changing one they’ll never regret – enabling careers, family and relationships to flourish. While for some, the extra money it brought in was a lifeline, for others, meeting a guest changed their life in a way they couldn’t have foreseen."

Outfits Inspired By Twin Peaks' Best Characters"Twin Peaks is back with David Lynch at the helm and boy, are we thrilled. The 1990s cult show follows Special Agent Dale Cooper in his mission to unearth the truth after a high school girl named Laura Palmer is murdered. The show quickly escaped the tropes of an archetypal whodunnit and descended into mystery and surreality, where nothing was quite as it seemed. Everything about Twin Peaks – from Angelo Badalamenti’s ethereal and alarming soundtrack to the characters’ quotable one-liners – solidified the show as an indie classic, despite falling viewer ratings forcing it off air after its second season."

How Politicians Are Targeting You on Facebook"This election time, there have been rumblings that political parties are using personal data to target advertisements that might influence my vote. In fact, this week it was announced that the Information Commissioners Office is launching an investigation into the use of data analytics by political parties. This follows revelations published by the Observer that tech company Cambridge Analytica, part owned by Trump-backing US billionaire Robert Mercer, was instrumental in the campaign to get Britain out of the EU."

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