Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

Saudi Arabian Female Rapper Facing Arrest

Saudi Arabian officials are calling for the arrest of a young Saudi rapper, Asayel Slay. The calls for her arrest come from a song and video called “Girl of Mecca”, in which Slay praises her hometown and the women that come from the city. The Saudi government is not a fan. In the video, Slay calls women from Mecca “powerful and beautiful”. All of the women in the video are dressed very conservatively, and Slay herself is wearing a hijab. There are no obscenities or...

Harvey Weinstein Convicted on Two Charges

Harvey Weinstein is a convicted rapist. On Monday, the jury delivered a guilty verdict on two of the charges he faced, third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. Weinstein was acquitted of three other charges, the more serious offenses addressed in the trial. Among those charges were two counts of predatory sexual assault. After the trial concluded, Weinstein was immediately remanded into custody. He will remain in jail until his sentencing on March 11. Until today, Weinstein was...

Versace Goes Gender Fluid on the Runway

In a bold move, Donatella Versace, creative director of the Versace brand, decided to present the men’s and women’s collections together on the fashion week runway for the first time. View this post on Instagram In a celebration of equality, Chief Creative Officer @donatella_versace decides to present the women’s and the men’s collections together. In that same spirit, the #VersaceVirtus handbag is introduced for men for the first time. #VersaceFW20 #MFW A post shared by Versace...

Beware of the Influencer — Another Social Media Scam

Another day, another influencer scam. This time, the scammer is social media influencer Kayla Massa, known on Instagram as @Kayg0ldi. The 22-year-old from New Jersey has approximately 300,000 followers on Instagram and 100,000 followers on her YouTube channel. Her Instagram is now private since news of the scam broke, but her YouTube remains up and available. She mostly posts goofy challenges and hair tutorials. On February 13th, Massa was arrested after allegedly scamming her followers out of...

The Death of A Department Store

Famed New York City department store Barneys is closing the doors to 15 locations including the flagship store on Madison Avenue this Sunday. The closure comes after the company filed for bankruptcy last summer. Before its recent troubles, Barneys was a staple in the New York City fashion scene for almost a century. They were in business for 97 years. In preparation for the luxury retailer’s closing, the store held massive sales, advertising up to 90% off, everything must go style....

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