Best Of 2018

Best Reflection Perfection
Brooke Shanesy
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Brooke Shanesy

Designer Shailah Maynard, the mind behind the locally based Working Girls Co. art and design brand, specializes in creating tongue-in-cheek modern products with a feminist lean, from “Femme” muscle tanks and Murder She Wrote shirts to crew socks with film titles like 9 to 5 screen-printed on them and pool floats that look like boobs. Working Girls has also started making a line of really fun mirrors. The shapes play with the concept of “voguing,” the dance movement that originated in the LGBTQ community in Harlem, N.Y. in the 1980s (chronicled in the iconic documentary Paris Is Burning) and was made mainstream by 1990s Madonna. The mirrors feature a face with hands in different vogue positions to give you an extra dose of fierce as you check your look before you leave the house. “We don’t have any specific requirements on what type of products we make, as long as we have fun designing/making them,” Maynard says. “I’m not that serious of a person and neither is my company. ...Have some humility, have fun and make me laugh.” Working Girls Co.,

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