"Revolutionary" Commercial Sparks Debate in India

New commercial challenges societal norms and stereotypes.


Ad featuring Sikh Man Vandalized with Muslim Slurs

Ad in diverse Bronx district of NYC hit with racist graffiti.


No Bikinis at Miss World 2013 Pageant in Indonesia

There will be no bikinis at the Miss World pageant this Saturday. And while many prospective spectators will be disappointed on Saturday, the Miss World organizers welcome the decision to move from bikinis to sarongs this year.


Fashion Week SS14: A Closer Look Into Spring's New Style Collective

A snapshot of a few standout looks, and what they mean for mainstream fashion


A Humble Request to the Titans of the Fashion World...

A must-read for anyone indulging in Anniversary Sales, Previews, and any type of FALL shopping right now in the dead of summer heat


5 Tips For Modest Summer Fashion

Dressing modestly in summer is a challenge. Love it or hate it, the season surely throws a wrench into the daily task of getting dressed, especially for those of us with a penchant for a more, let's say, restrained approach to our aesthetic. Check out these five tips-- and items, to help you beat the heat this summer.


Designer Snapshot: Christian Louboutin

A crash course in designer footwear


Summer 2013 Trends

The summer trend that gives us a shimmer of hope for surviving the upcoming months


spring 2013 fashion trends

ILLUME's resident fashionista gives advice on what's hot for the spring 2013 season.