Here’s an entrepreneurial story to which JLEW Bags fans can relate.  While browsing in Barnes & Noble a year ago, Brooklyn writer Erin Bried couldn’t find a magazine she wanted to read with her then-4-year-old daughter. So she decided to create one.  Instead of featuring dolls and princesses, hers would teach girls about science, sports and writing, and tell them they could grow up to be an engineer, an artist or the president.

“In our next issue, we have features planned on how to help someone who is being bullied, how to tell fact from opinion and how to cultivate hope,” she said.  Read more about Kazoo here.


The pink pussy hat got turned on its ear at Milan Fashion Week with high-fashion help from the knitwear designers at Missoni. Everyone in the audience received a special Missoni version of the knitted hats seen warming scalps at women’s marches across the country, but that was just for starters. The famous design house ended its show with over 40 models stalking the runway in a veritable parade of pink pussy hats as a sort of mini-protest, including Jamie Bochert, Gigi Hadid, and Angela Missoni herself. According to Vogue, some of the proceeds will go to the ACLU and U.N. Refugee Agency.  Read more here.

Gigi Hadid and the other models were outfitted with the emblematic knit hats. Photo: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images


Confused about why you’re not building muscle despite putting in your time at the gym?  Several things could explain why your arms are as noodly as ever (or why your butt isn’t getting any bigger or your shoulders don’t look any more sculpted)—and most of them are completely under your control. Here, experts uncover reasons you’re not building muscle so you can make the changes you need to make all of your hard work pay off.


If living in a house with 90 women doesn’t constitute flair, we don’t know what does!   Number four on this list of the 10 best sorority houses in America is where our founder lived in college and met some amazing women who have helped tremendously along the JLEW Bags journey!

Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Chapter