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.

Going Outside Is Still Allowed — And You Should Do It

Feeling trapped? Bored? Anxious? I can’t blame you. Whether you’re under self-isolation or your home is one of the places under a shelter-in-place, it’s safe to say that cabin fever might be a problem that’s on your mind. I have good news. Going outside is still allowed, and not only is it allowed, but it’s also a good idea if you do it safely. Social Distancing is Absolutely Necessary, But So Is Fresh Air COVID-19 is officially a global pandemic, and it’s...

How The Fashion Industry Is Helping Combat COVID-19

It’s a scary time for everyone amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. The fashion industry is pulling together and doing what it can to fight some of the harsh realities that the coronavirus outbreak has brought to society. Sanitizer Shortage In the midst of this whole situation, one of the first things people started panicking over was hand sanitizer. Prices went up, supply went down, and sanitizer is now in short supply in stores, not just in the United States, but throughout Europe as...

Former Prosecutor Sues Netflix Over ‘When They See Us’

Former Prosecutor Linda Fairstein filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming he Netflix series When They See Us is defamatory. When They See Us is an award-winning drama mini-series created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix. Fairstein’s lawsuit also names DuVernay and co-writer Attica Locke. The Story The Netflix mini-series tells the story of the Central Park Five. The case began with the rape of a jogger in New York’s Central Park in 1989. Five young men of color...

Virus Collective: A Streetwear Brand Working For Good

Virus Collective is a new streetwear brand looking to make the best out of the coronavirus pandemic, and do it for a good cause. The founders are anonymous, but describe Virus Collective to The Hollywood Reporter as “the collaborative self-quarantine side-hustle created by a group of fashion industry professionals”. They chose to remain anonymous to keep their project about the cause, and not about feeding their egos. The brand has a whole line of coronavirus-themed clothing from...

Fashion Nova Sues Troubled Rapper Tekashi 69

Fashion Nova, popular discount fast fashion brand, is suing rapper Tekashi 69 for $2.25 million over a contract dispute. According to the lawsuit, in 2018 Fashion Nova signed a deal with Tekashi 69, real name Daniel Hernandez, for a series of promotions on his social media pages. Fashion Nova paid Hernandez a $225,000 dollar advance for these promotions. Shortly after they signed the deal, NYPD arrested Hernandez on a litany of charges. He has been in custody ever since and is set to be...

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