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20 Feb

Celebrating The Irreverence Of London Street Style

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Londoners have a particular irreverence when it comes to putting an outfit together. They're happy to forgo conventional styling in favor something more off-kilter, and they possess a masterful way to fuse high and low, wearing streetwear with tailoring, maybe throwing an Aries long-sleeved T-shirt over a tulle Molly Goddard dress. But no moment more than London Fashion Week brings together the city's divergent style tribes, from the vibrantly-clothed club kids outside the Fashion East show to the disco dressers giving us high-octane glamour front row at Halpern. There's those dressed for high-tea while walking into Mulberry, and the Palace, Supreme, and Gosha Rubchinskiy fans sporting the latest Burberry collaboration outside Christopher Bailey's last show. It's a mishmash of personal aesthetic that may...
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20 Feb

Aleali May’s New York Fashion Week Fall 2018 Diary

AFTER THE WANG SHOW
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Twenty five-year-old Aleali May is best known for her impeccable Instagram feed, her online style diary, as well as her work with bold-faced clients including Lil Yachty and Kendrick Lamar. She started her career at Virgil Abloh's RSVP Gallery in Chicago, and recently became the first female to collaborate with Nike on a unisex Jordan sneaker. May basically looks like she could be Aaliyah's little sister, and her signature aesthetic fuses streetwear with high fashion labels in a way that's totally unique. When she's not busy flexing on the 'gram or jet setting to fashion events, she's an active volunteer at the Nichiren Buddhist Center. Here, she takes CR through her whirlwind New York Fashion Week.

WEDNESDAY, DAY ONE I flew in from Los Angeles yesterday. Today, they're...
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20 Feb

Everything To Know About Christopher Bailey’s Final Show For Burberry

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The Burberry show in London was a double milestone: It marked designer Christopher Bailey's last season with the British brand, and debuted a capsule collection that supports LGBTQ hubs like The Trevor Project. (The pieces are rainbow, beyond cool, and available now.) But some things aren't revealed via hashtag—and usually in the fashion world, those are the best things. Scroll down for an IRL perspective on all things Burberry, including beauty details, bag gags, and which celebrity got the runway pieces first. (It's not who we expected...
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20 Feb

How H&M’s Lesser-Known Brand, & Other Stories, Got to Be So Good

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& Other Stories is a brand that flies under the radar in the U.S. market, but if you see it on the street you instantly wonder “Where’d she get that!?” (Just ask ELLE.com’s photo editor Mariel Tyler, because I question her daily about where she got x, y, and z, and the answer is always the same: & Other Stories, she says. Again.)
The Swedish clothing, accessories, and beauty brand is owned by the H&M Group and they celebrating their five-year anniversary with little fanfare, because that’s just the kind of company it is.

A campaign image from 2017.
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A campaign image from 2017. / COURTESY OF & OTHER STORIES
Their first brick and mortar store in London, England, launched on March 8th, 2013.
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Their first brick and mortar store in London, England, launched on March 8th, 2013. / COURTESY OF & OTHER STORIES
The brand's designs are ageless and inclusive—previous campaigns featured transgender women and women over seventy years old—and they offer everything from...
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20 Feb

Yoga Pants Aren’t Bad For Women But A Certain Yoga Pants Brand Might Be

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Women are pissed about two recent articles related to this wardrobe staple—and rightfully so

If you’ve ventured onto Twitter in the past few days, you might notice that a whole lot of people are talking about:

a) yoga pants

and

b) Lululemon

The overall vibe on both topics? Pissed—and rightfully so.

First up: an investigative feature from Racked, which explores the not-so-zen corporate culture of the Vancouver-based yoga pants purveyor.

ICYMI: anonymous Lululemon employees told me all about the "toxic" work environment at the Vancouver HQ https://t.co/nshzBZdugC
— Chavie Lieber (@ChavieLieber) 2018년 2월 16일

The story comes on the heels of the resignation of Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin due to unspecified misconduct, the latest in a short string of scandals that have plagued the brand. Reporter Chavie Lieber spoke to...
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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

The Best Jewelry At The 2018 BAFTAs

Angelina Jolie attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Amazing jewels accessorized the black dresses on the red carpet

The 71st British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night in London, almost the final event of the Awards Show season, echoed the sentiment at the Golden Globes last month in Los Angeles. All the actresses wore black as a sign of solidarity with the Time’s Up movement and many of the men and women wore the organization’s pins in support of the cause.  Similar to the stunning and individual jewels paired with the black dresses in Hollywood, the stars in London sparkled with some sensational pieces.

Angelina Jolie attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie wearing 32.98-carat diamond earrings by Graff.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Lupita Nyong'o attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Lupita Nyong'o attends the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong’o in sapphire, pearl and diamond fan-shaped earrings by Sanjay Kasilwal of the Gem Palace.

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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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