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18 Aug

Why This Jewelry Designer Thinks Cultural Appropriation Is Misunderstood

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There are two types of people in the world: Proprietors of the "arm party," the "ear party," and any other aptly named bodily fête who would feel naked without buying, collecting, and piling on jewelry; and those who, frankly, could care less. Minus a thin gold band I borrowed from my former roommate and never gave back, I fall in the latter category. And that's why I look up to/ am inspired by/ am fascinated with people like Arpana Rayamajhi, who doesn't just make — but wears — some of the most beautiful and intricate and colorful earrings and necklaces and more. Rayamajhi was born and raised in Nepal, something that continues to heavily influence her collections. After studying painting and sculpting...
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18 Aug

Dr. Martens And Lazy Oaf Teamed Up To Deliver Your Fall Dream Shoes

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Cuteness overload

Our favorite combat boots just got a super-cute makeover. Legendary shoe brand Dr. Martens has teamed up with quirky U.K.-based label Lazy Oaf for a sweet, tongue-in-cheek collaboration, and it’s all we plan to wear this fall. The three-piece capsule is as follows: First, the 1461 shoe, a chunky oxford of sorts, has been reimagined and Lazy Oaf-ified. While the back strap read the brand’s “Don’t Care” slogan, the rest of the shoe boasts polka dotted hearts (a total play on its latest fall releases) and velvet laces for an added touch of whimsy, retailing for $135. Next, the classic combat boot gets a sweet update in the Dr. Martens x Lazy Oaf Jungle boot. Built with a double platform, the...
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18 Aug

5 Of The Best Contemporary Swimwear Brands

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We’re already halfway through summer and if you haven’t already suffered from a few severe bikini-induced meltdowns then you’re either lying or you came into summer very well prepared. For most of us, choosing the perfect swimsuit comes down to a few simple factors: tan-ability – yes, that super sexy cut-away bikini makes your waist look miniscule, but you might go home looking like a tiger if you lay out in the sun for too long. Then there’s the very sensible notion of support – underwired bikini tops are so early 00s (and not in a good way) so going au naturel is usually the best option, but depending on how active you plan to be on your holiday – a good...
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18 Aug

Nina’s Night Out

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At the Spotted Pig, the New York gastropub as celebrated for its famous patrons as for its char-grilled burger, the arrival of an actress best known for her work on the CW series The Vampire Diariesnormally wouldn’t cause much of a stir. But when Nina Dobrev makes her entrance on a lovely evening in June, heads do turn—and not just because she is channeling Jackie Kennedy in an oversize pink coat by L.K. Bennett and Dior sunglasses. Dobrev’s canine companion, Maverick, an adorable and impeccably well-behaved border collie–Australian shepherd mix, is garnering her own fair share of attention.

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Jennifer Livingston

Coach 1941 jacket, $1,250, coach.com; Wacoal briefs, $15, wacoal-america.com; Simon G. Jewelry rings, $1,100–$1,540, simongjewelry.com.

“I call her the world’s...
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18 Aug

There’s Now an Entire Fashion Line Based on ’90s Nickelodeon Shows

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Tommy Pickles would be proud.

If you were a kid in the '90s, chances are you're more than a little familiar with Nickelodeon. Whether you were a fan of watching Tommy Pickles break out of his playpen with his trusty screwdriver or you were just trying to figure out whether Arnold was wearing a skirt the whole time, one brand has your '90s TV obsession covered. Love Tribe has partnered with Nickelodeon to create a new '90s Nick-inspired clothing line, and it's probably identical to the stuff you wore as a little kid.

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Exclusively available online at Macy's and in stores across the country as of Aug. 15, Love Tribe's '90s Nickelodeon clothing line pays tribute to shows like Hey...
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17 Aug

A Famed Hairstylist Launches a Model-Approved Label

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Ward Stegerhoek is a man of many trades. The Dutch-born Vogue-minted hairstylist rose to fame in the early 1990s, taming the coifs of supermodels like Cindy Crawford, and has been working in the industry ever since. Now, however, he’s also making waves for his Instagram account @ward_hair. The feed features images of his editorial work; an aggregation of hilarious memes similar to what one would see on @FuckJerry or the @Fatjewish; and posts that comment on political events. So popular is the account (it has over 33,000 followers) that it has spawned another tongue-in-cheek feed, @Wardements, a portfolio of Stegerhoek’s newest endeavor: a clothing label. The name’s resemblance to Vetements is no coincidence: Pieces include cheeky but luxury XXL hoodies (made from three Champion hoodies),...
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17 Aug

What Happens When Two Jewelry Designers Journey To The City Of Gold

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Fast fashion sales may be on the decline, but they still dominate more than its share of consumers, leaving indie designers on the fringe. That is where the Council of Fashion Designers of America steps in. While the non-profit foundation, founded by Eleanor Lambert in 1962, is known more for its flashy events and running New York Fashion Week, but the CFDA Incubator is where the real magic happens. The two-year program gives ten emerging fashion and accessory designers access to high-profile mentors and social media hubs (ahem, Facebook), business counseling, and so much more. But perhaps the biggest perk—or at least the chicest—is the trip of a lifetime. For Katie daGuzman and Michael Miller, the jewelry designers behind K/LLER Collection, that meant...
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17 Aug

10 Of The Most Expensive Red-Carpet Dresses Of All Time

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Which is worth $4.6 million?

to Princess Diana's velvet black off-the-shoulder number from President Reagan's White House Dinner in 1995―and plenty of Oscar-worthy Couture gowns in between―here are 10 of the most expensive dresses of all time.

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Anne Hathaway in Valentino - $80,000
The red Valentino gown that Anne Hathaway wore when she presented the 2011 Oscars cost $80,000, which she then teamed with a Tiffany & Co necklace worth $10 million.

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Kate Winslet in Valentino - $100,000
Kate Winslet's young daughter, Mia, chose the mint green Valentino gown that her mother wore to the 2007 Oscars.

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Charlize Theron in Dior - $100,000...
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