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20 Feb

Meet Michael Halpern, The London Designer Who Wants To Dress The World In Sequins

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If there’s one brand you need to know about in 2018, it’s Michael Halpern. Since showing his first eponymous collection at London Fashion Week in February 2017, he has become the go-to man for anyone searching for feel-good, glamorous partywear. Known for his Studio 54-worthy sequins and sculptural shapes, Halpern – who previously worked at Versace and Oscar de la Renta - has become very popular very quickly. His shimmering designs have been worn by Adwoa Aboah, Amal Clooney, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o and Marion Cotillard. He makes minimalists want to channel their inner maximalists. In December, he won the British Emerging Talent award for womenswear at the Fashion Awards. Over the last year alone, he has acquired 15 major stockists around...
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20 Feb

This Crystal-Studded Runway Hair Is The Beauty Alternative To a Tennis Bracelet

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This season, Markus Lupfer left no stone unturned when it came to the details of his London Fashion week collection. And in addition to his floral-jacquard suits and ribbon-tied faux fur heels, the designer’s decadent touch extended to the decidedly ‘90s center parts of his tartan-clad models.

Markus Lupfer Autumn/Winter 2018 presentation with hair by Tina Outen. #StreetersLondon #TinaOuten #MarkusLupfer #AW18 #LFW Images courtesy of @tinadidit
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Playing off the linear, collar-bone grazing earrings dangling from the ears, backstage hairstylist Tina Outen smoothed each girl’s pin-straight lengths behind the shoulder, then meticulously encrusted the middle parted look with a stripe of diamanté crystals down the center. The overall look was a lesson in the rich rewards of perfectly...
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20 Feb

Bite Beauty Just Dropped Another One Of Its Zodiac-Inspired Lipsticks

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In January, BITE Beauty announced that it was launching a new Astrology-inspired lipstick collection to much fanfare. We learned every sign will be getting its own shade and kicked things off with a plum-hued Aquarius. Now, the beauty brand has returned with a new shade for Pisces.
The new lipstick, in that same beloved Amuse Bouche formula, is a dusty peach shade designed for the "dreamy, go-with-the-flow" lip savant, enriched with botanicals oils and fresh-pressed citrus.

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BITE Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Pisces ($26)

The lipstick retails for $26 but if the quick-selling Aquarius is any indication (it sold out in just two days), it'd be smart to act fast when "Pisces" hits sephora.com on February 19.

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19 Feb

Red Boots Are The New White Boots

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It seems like just yesterday we were trying to convince ourselves that investing in a pair of white boots wasn't the most impractical idea we'd ever had. But just as soon as we'd come to terms with buffing those scuffs, a new boot sauntered into town. She's less subdued, more fiery, and well, a lot easier to take care of. Red boots—in buttery calfskin or shiny patent, cropped neatly at the ankle or snaking up to the knee, square-heeled or nearly flat—serve as a dramatic punctuation mark on pretty much any outfit. The hot crimson is equally at home with denim and plaid, but also stands up to patterns, or can hang back when part of an all-red ensemble. At New York Fashion...
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19 Feb

Everybody Loves Christian

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It’s the day before his 10th anniversary show and Christian Siriano, plus 11 celebrity friends and models have taken over the ELLE.com offices. My simple pitch to “get a few women together to model some of Siriano’s favorite gowns from his archive” has turned into a full-blown portfolio shoot, complete with A-list celebrities, super models, and social justice activists. Selma Blair is town from LA, halfway through hair and makeup when I arrive at 8:45AM. Author and transgender rights activist Janet Mock has changed her flight and taken a two-hour car ride to make sure she’s here on time. Down the hall, actress Danielle Brooks arrives wearing a Siriano full length salt and pepper fur coat she initially borrowed for an...
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19 Feb

Marc Jacobs Probes The Darker Side of ’80s Glam

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It started at Tom Ford, the first big Show of New York fashion week: wild colored animal print, over-the-top sequins, hot hot pink and a Pointer Sister’s soundtrack. It continued in fits and starts throughout the week—banana clips and mini skirts at Alexander Wang, pleather dresses at Christian Siriano. And by the time Marc Jacobs closed out fashion week it became crystal clear: The '80s, in all their brightly-colored, shoulder-padded, tacky glory, are back. In the same spare set he has used the past few seasons—just two rows of chairs flanking a narrow runway inside the cavernous Park Avenue armory—Marc Jacobs sent out a dramatic, voluminous, and richly textured fall 2018 collection. There was cashmere and taffeta and velvet and tweed. There were...
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19 Feb

A Fashion Show Theme For ‘These Times’: Anxiety

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It's fuzzy. It's funny. It's what we're all feeling.
Enter the Anxiety Slipper, a London Fashion Week discovery that's both prescient and Kira Kira friendly. As seen on Ashley Williams' Fall 2018 catwalk, it's a junior high sleepover slipper but obviously better. Besides the denser sole and Adwoa Aboah-imbued runway cred, it's reflecting our collective societal angst in all-caps diamante letters.

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It's not a secret that the slip-on is a reaction to the world's bleak headlines. Williams dedicated her show to "ditching technology" and connecting IRL with other humans. She made hoodies and track pants that blared Don't know, don't care to would-be staring dudes.

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She built a mini-Stonehenge fortress on the runway and—like the Olsens at The...
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19 Feb

Matty Bovan Gives Your Mom’s Old Coach Bag a DIY Makeover With Puffy Paint

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Logo mania wasn't expected at Matty Bovan's London show.
The 27-year-old designer is known for his fluorescent originality, and beloved by industry leaders like Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand. His clothes are a fascinating pile of neon patterns and sequin shreds, and his style mantra goes something like "Fuck that, be you."

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Which is why it was funny (as in strange) and funny (as in 😂😂😂) to see Coach logo bags on his Friday night catwalk.
Models like Adwoa Aboah and Winnie Harlow cinched the classic grandma bags under their arms, while other girls wore them as fanny packs (must we call them "belt bags" now?) and oversize wristlets.

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Bovan had painted florals and patterns on them...
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