Monthly Archives: June 2011
Originally posted on Fuel the Future. It’s hard not to feel stressed, and all the time. For starters, there’s global weirding and the many unknowns (and knowns!) of the economy. As PR people, life moves so fast because of how quickly media is changing; what exactly is news today, and how can we possibly keep a firm grip on all the many communications channels out there? Plus, thanks to our many social networks churning away all the bad news that’s fit to type, it’s not surprising that many of us feel as if we’re living in a hyper state of stress. Stress is at an all-time high as many in our industry are becoming more like professional watchdogs (with all the noise and comments) than brand stewards.
Last fall, we wrote about London's Unpackaged grocery store. Now the packaging-free concept has come to the United States, courtesy of a group of entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas. They've created the country's first ever "package-free, zero waste grocery store." Specializing in local and organic ingredients, In.gredients will replace unhealthy, overpackaged products with local, organic, and natural foods; the new store also hopes to foster a sense of community with cooking classes, gardening workshops, and art shows. Check out the video below and read the full story on GOOD.
So I titled this post "Why Don't Men Care" not as a reaction to some sort of male insensitivity or insouciance. I titled it such because I'm wondering why men don't care that there's not any "plus sized" (does that even exist for men?) models in their magazines, and why "real men" are not strutting their stuff down runways during Men's Fashion Week. I started thinking about this a couple of weeks ago, but with Italian Vogue showing some fuller figured girls on the cover this month, it gave me pause. And with Franca Sozzani, the editrix of said magazine declaring "curvy women are back in all their splendour," I can't help but wonder if they ever really went away.