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.

Comme Des Garçons Under Fire For Cornrow Wigs

Comme Des Garçons, a Japanese fashion brand, is receiving backlash for putting cornrow wigs on white models at their menswear collection fashion show for Paris Fashion Week. The social media criticism was intense, with many calling the look offensive and blatant cultural appropriation. The hairstylist for Comme Des Garçons, Julien d’Ys, responded to the backlash on Instagram. He says the look was inspired by Egyptian princes and apologizes if he’s caused any offense. View this post...

Ronan Farrow to Develop HBO Documentary Series

Ronan Farrow, an investigative journalist, is developing a series of specials for HBO. According to a statement from HBO, the series will cover “the abuse of power by individuals and institutions, and will proceed in tandem with ongoing reporting for the New Yorker.” The series will focus on threats and violence directed at journalists working to expose corruption and abuse by powerful interests. Fellow journos, abroad and especially here in the US: if you have a story we should be...

Jean Paul Gaultier Announces His Last Show

Jean Paul Gaultier’s next fashion show will be his last. The designer, 67, announced on Twitter this morning that after 50 years in the industry, this will be his final Gaultier Paris runway show. The designer tweeted, “This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured haute couture will continue with a new concept,” along with a fun video explaining the announcement. This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest...

Eminem Drops a Surprise Album with Powerful Message

Last night, rapper Eminem released a new album called Music to be Murdered By in a drop that no one saw coming. Eminem has been fond of the surprise release in his recent career. His last album, Kamikaze, released in 2018 was also a surprise. On his 11th studio album, Eminem stays very true to his signature sound. He brings on some heavy-hitting artists in featured tracks, like Ed Sheeran and the recently deceased Juice WRLD. The album is filled with violent imagery, which is expected given...

Kat Von D Steps Down From Kat Von D Beauty

Kat Von D, tattoo artist turned businesswoman, announced today she will be stepping down from her makeup company, Kat Von D Beauty, effective immediately. Her partner since the inception of the brand, Kendo, will take full control of the brand, which is now called KvD Vegan Beauty. View this post on Instagram This past year has been one of great change for me. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long...

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