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23 Nov

An Afternoon Off With Tess Holliday: The Fat, Fed-Up Supermodel Ready For A Revolution

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Tess Holliday pulls the wire from her strapless bra and passes it across the bread basket to her husband. "It's bigger than my head," the latter says as he holds it to his face and peers through, comparing the size of Holliday's left breast to that of his own head after the three of us order lunch in a downtown New York restaurant. International plus-size model Holliday is famous her enviable assets, but as I cradle the abandoned crescent her relief serves as a reminder that beauty — and perky tits — is pain. Strapless bras are not Holliday's only adversary. As a size 22, the star has battled for her place in the fashion industry from the outset. Ironically there...
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23 Nov

The New Fine Jewelry Brand Instagram It-Girls And Celebs Love

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The fine jewelry game can be a bit of a conundrum. Sure, you have your OG behemoth brands that have been in business for hundreds of years—David Yurman, Tiffanys, etc.—but if you're looking for something new and cool (and preferably affordable), where to go? Enter The Last Line. I recently found this brand after falling into a K-hole=like trance on Instagram in search of everyday fine jewelry that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. The Last Line popped up—it's a favorite of Paloma Elsesser, Rachel Zoe, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus—and I was entranced.

@katyperry is not afraid to rock a bold TLL ear game and you shouldn’t be either. Swipe to see her pieces up close. The Last Line(@thelastlinela)님의 공유...
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23 Nov

Looking At The S/S18 Collections Through The Colour Spectrum

Possagno, Treviso, Photography by John Pawson; Versace S/S18

A new book of architect John Pawson’s inspiration reads like the arc of a rainbow, writes Ana Kinsella – and its vibrant hues map neatly onto Spring/Summer 2018

Taken in isolation, colour can seem like such a simple thing: a vibrant, incidental background noise that links the visual world to the world of emotion. But colour can’t be taken in isolation. Each shade, each moment, is interconnected with an infinite number more, and every decision we make around colour – whether it’s selecting a new paint for the front door or simply getting dressed in the morning – ends up revealing more about us and our world than we might imagine. Spectrum, a new book from renowned minimalist architect John Pawson and published...
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23 Nov

Why It’s Time To Kill Fashion’s Obsession With Dolls

The fashion world's obsession with dolls is creepy, more than slightly sexist, and it's got to go.

Fashion is notoriously irreverent. From murder to religion, there’s hardly any topic it shies from, producing controversial collections and questionable photoshoots season after season. However laudable this boldness might be, it can’t be denied that some of fashion’s favourite motifs would better be left in the past. Chief among them: fashion’s eerie obsession with dolls.

Why fashion creatives find dolls inspiring is easy to discern: the fashion industry is preoccupied with perfection, and dolls can be impeccably beautiful in a way real women can’t (just think of Barbie’s unachievable proportions). But presenting the fashion doll as the beauty standard for the contemporary woman...
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23 Nov

A Guide To Dressing Like The Ultimate Gent This Autumn

Photos by Marina Denisova

Every gentleman's secret for style that doesn't go out of fashion? It's all in the details.

Last month, we travelled to Florence with A. Lange & Söhne for an exploration of Tuscan craftsmanship and the timeless tradition of gentlemen’s fashion. As host to Pitti Uomo, Florence has long enjoyed a reputation as the ultimate destination for classic men’s fashion. Joined on our trip by punk rock tailors Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh – the sharp-dressed menswear consultants behind Art Comes First – we gathered a few tips for dressing like the perfect gent.

Read on to find out the finishing touches that will elevate your next ensemble into a gentlemanly masterpiece. And don’t forget to take notes.

Photos by Marina Denisova
Photos by Marina Denisova
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23 Nov

How To Dress Stylishly Without Freezing To Death This Winter

The Dreamers (2003) dir. by Bernardo Bertolucci. Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sleek's top tips for your winter wardrobe

Thermals Are Your friends

Ok, so we know they’re not stylish, but thermals are your knight in shining armour when it comes to winter fashion. Thermals provide all the warmth without the bulk, so you can still don bold outfits without compromising your wellbeing. While you could fork out on expensive alpine gear, your thermals don’t need to cost the earth (unless you’re climbing a literal mountain). We recommend Uniqlo’s HEATTECH range.

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A Floor-Length Coat Will Make You Feel Like a Queen Not only will a floor-length coat make you feel like Cinderella in her gown, it will also keep you warm all the way down to your toes. Get one in a cosy wool-blend, suede, or...
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22 Nov

How To Dress For Thanksgiving If You’re An Early Bird (Or Night Owl)

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There’s nothing quite as nice as waking up to the savory smell of Thanksgivingdinner being whipped up in the kitchen. But sometimes that dinner is served before 2 p.m.—an early-bird custom followed by many American families this holiday season. While a Thanksgiving meal can really be had day or night, different times call for different outfits. For the brunchtime turkey eaters, perhaps a chic pair of pj’s or a silk robe and velvet slippers is best. In the afternoon, jeans and a turtleneck or a button-down blouse will certainly fly. For those willing to wait until dinnertime (after 4 p.m.), something a bit dressier is probably in order. Whenever your friends or family choose to sit down and chow down, there’s...
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22 Nov

Eileen Fisher’s Peru Collection Makes it Easy To Give Back This Holiday Season

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Tis the season for holiday giving and with Eileen Fisher, you can take your gifting to the next level. Since 2005, the brand's Love, Peru project has helped support an alternative supply chain in Arequipa, Peru, a livelihood for over 600 families in the community. Workers are trained to use handloom machines and given one free knitting machine, using their skills to create special Love, Peru pieces for the brand.

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COURTESY OF EILEEN FISHER
Now, from November 24 to 26, all proceeds from Eileen Fisher's Peru Collection will go back to the artisans and families in Arequipa. Proceeds from the sales will help support artisan training facilities, new child care facilities and improved school services, a clean water project, and assistance...
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22 Nov

Rihanna Just Proved ‘Bath-Leisure’ Is a Trend

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All trends begin and end with Rihanna. In October, the superstar told us that Instagram is where “trends go to die.” But on Monday, she shared not one, but three covers for Vogue Paris, and — whether she meant to or not — solidified in the process a very important fashion trend: wearing a towl. Or “bath-leisure,” as we’re calling it. In a cover image photographed by Juergen Teller and styled by Anastasia Barbieri, Rihanna casually wears, around her head, an orange, printed towel from the Emilio Pucci spring 2018 collection. This makes her the third celebrity to wear terry cloth in public this month. Rita Ora made headlines when she went to the MTV Europe Music Awards a few weeks ago in a terry cloth robe and...
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22 Nov

Meet Breelayne, The Designer With A Fresh Take On Eco-Friendly Fashion

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Get to know the designer behind her sustainable luxury line.

Breelayne, the designer of her eponymous fashion label, houses her profoundly beautiful designs in a brightly lit studio in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The airiness breathes life and energy into her sustainable and eco-friendly designs, which seek to empower women through the way they dress. As it stands, the fashion industry is a high octane fueled machine that continues to leave a colossal carbon footprint by pumping out clothes through inefficient production processes that waste energy. Those garments are then transported overseas, burning fossil fuels as they go, and millions of unused textiles end up being thrown away. Breelayne realizes the importance of keeping our environment safe and is...
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