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21 Jul

Expert Interview Outfits

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What makes a great job interview outfit? Step one: It has to fit well—no pulling buttons or skirts hiking up. Step two: It needs to be appropriate for your field. The elusive x-factor, though, comes from creating an ensemble that makes you feel like a powerhouse. And while it's tough to check all those boxes, the great news is you only have to do it a few times. Keeping a dependable, proven interview outfit is like having an up-to-date resume; you're always ready for whatever opportunity comes next. While the Marie Claire offices are pretty casual compared to, say, a law firm, they also demand a certain sense of taste and style. (Read: Finding a look can be panic-inducing.) Here, the...
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21 Jul

How To Spice Up Your Denim Shorts

Photo: Sandra Semburg

A guide to styling a timeless classic for a sporty or sexy look. Choose your favorite style from a variety of denim shorts transformed into contemporary and striking outfits.

Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg
Photo: Sandra Semburg

From Vogue Paris

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21 Jul

How To Style Your Naturally Curly Hair

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Curls are unpredictable — and that's the beauty of them. They're not perfect, yet they're perfect just the way they are. When it comes to styling your curls, the sky is the limit — whether you prefer to elongate and define each curl or you're cool with embracing some natural frizz and just want next-level volume. No matter what look you're going for, all curly girls should focus on hydration. "While it varies from person to person, the general rule of thumb is the tighter your coil, the dryer your hair is," says celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace. Your natural oils have a longer distance to travel down from your scalp to your ends. Seems simple, right? So why are there so many...
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21 Jul

Stella McCartney’s Latest Campaign Was Shot In A Landfill, & Here’s Why That’s Totally Normal

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For designers, the most important moments to showcase the DNA of their brand come in the form of catwalks and campaigns. Where a 15-minute runway show reveals what's to come, an international advertising campaign cements their vision into history. Some houses play it safe with glossy pictures, and others use the opportunities to create shock and awe. All of this may sound like good marketing, but the results can vary (and, in some cases, be banned). A recent example of this is British designer Stella McCartney's latest campaign, which sees models wearing her high-dollar looks in the middle of a landfill. But did the lesson in contrast succeed in painting the pretty-ugly picture consumers need to see? McCartney upheld her ongoing commitment...
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21 Jul

Instagram Travel Faker: Why The Outrage?

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These days, word of mouth is no longer the driving force of the tourism industry. All it takes for a hotel, restaurant, or attraction to blow up is one good photo: A meticulously-composed Instagram shot that elicits wanderlust, hunger, or an all-important tap on the bookmark button, indicating the user's desire to actually visit the spot at some point in the future. Influence is the name of the game, and travel bloggers — with their high follower counts and multi-platform appeal — are raking it in. Forbes even curated an inaugural list of top travel influencers this April: These men and women can sway the $180 billion millennial travel industry, while making an average of $207 for one post. But now, the inevitable backlash has begun: In article published...
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21 Jul

Lemony Braised Chicken Legs And Tomatoes

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Lemony Braised Chicken Legs And Tomatoes

If you are on the fence about cinnamon in savory dishes, this could be the chicken recipe that puts it in your YES column.

Ingredients
4 SERVINGS

4 chicken legs (thigh and drumstick)

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 small onions, thinly sliced

2 pounds mixed tomatoes, cut into wedges if large

3 3-inch cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Lemon wedges (for serving)

Preparation Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a medium Dutch oven or heavy shallow pot over medium-high. Cook chicken, skin side down, reducing heat as needed to avoid scorching, until skin is deep golden brown, 10–12 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add onions to same pot. Cook, stirring...
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21 Jul

9 Ways To Wear a Lob

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Not too short, not too lengthy, the lob (aka the long bob) is still Hollywood's cut of choice. From sexed-up waves to '70s groupie bangs, these celebs show you nine smoking-hot new ways to rock this summer's sexiest look.

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Selena Gomez
The simplest style is also the chicest – create a middle part and comb down your lob, finishing with a glossing serum. Sleek and sultry.

IGK Expensive Alma Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat, $29

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Lily Collins
Pair this retro-glam 'do and a satin push-up bra for a classic, sultry look. Simply set your strands on jumbo hot rollers and style with a round brush.

T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe, $119

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21 Jul

Sorry, French Girls Just Aren’t Into This

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It's not just you, baskets are everywhere right now. The relaxed summer style has long been a favorite of French women, but it's catching on globally too. According to data collected by Paris-based Vestiaire Collective, Parisian trends are taking over just about everywhere. And one tidbit we couldn't help but latch onto is the idea that French women prefer simple sleek bags to overly flashy designer styles. “The basket, like the idea behind the Balenciaga Bazaar, is the ultimate anti bag," says Marie Blanchet, Vestiaire's head of vintage. "French girls don’t obsess over It-bags too much. " According to Vestiaire's data, searches for basket bags are up over 350 percent since last year, an impressive jump for so short a time. So if French-girl style is currently on your radar,...
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20 Jul

Proof You Can Wear a Crop Top For Just About Any Occasion

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We're taking five summertime events and showing you how to wear the official clothing item of the season—a crop top—to each one. No turning back on your abs exercises now.

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On and Off the Beach
A crop top bathing suits does double duty as a regular item of clothing off the beach, too. Just pair it with a denim skirt, slip on your slides, then explore the boardwalk.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Marle-Louise Striped Cotton Bikini, $385; lisamariefernandez.com

Tomas Maier Denim Skirt, $259; mytheresa.com

Proud Mary Fringe Slide Sandal, $148; proudmary.org

Abacá Kahun Basket, $25; needsupply.com

Raen Benson Sunglasses, $170; raen.com

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At Work A collar makes your cropped shirt look work-appropriate, even more so if it's paired with high-waist trousers. Wear with office necessities like...
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20 Jul

Gucci’s Urban Garden

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When Alessandro Michele and I meet at his hotel in New York’s SoHo, after what has already been a long workday for him, he tells me that he almost added another layer to the day: On the way here, his people had to talk him out of taking a detour to de Vera, one of the many antiques stores he knows and adores in the city. “I mean, if you are a collector,” he says, “you find things everywhere. Also, if you go outside just to the pharmacy, you come back with something. It’s like you are a prisoner inside a bit of a dream. If I have one minute, I take my iPad and I spy everywhere.” Michele is a...
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