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10 Jan

In Praise Of Extremely Chic Bathrooms

Magnificent BathsPhotography by Massimo Listri, Courtesy of Rizzoli

we look to two books helping to redefine the way we bathe

Sylvia Plath once wrote that “there must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them”. Bathing is of course an age-old practice, but its benefits (as Plath knew well) are not purely functional. And, as with all good things, there is a day each year dedicated to honouring the act: January 8 is National Bubble Bath Day. What better reason to reflect on the best bathrooms that publisher Rizzoli has to offer? Photographers and interior designers have long known the power of such spaces, as two excellent books – Magnificent Baths and The Perfect Bath, published in 2012 and 2016 respectively – demonstrate. Focusing on privately owned...
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31 Jul

Everything We Know About ‘The Princess Diaries 3’ So Far


The script has already been written!

It's hard to believe that The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement came out way back in August 2004. While the past thirteen years have just flown by, fans of the Disney series have never given up hope on getting another sequel. And if new reports are to be believed, The Princess Diaries 3 is finally on the way, but will Anne Hathaway and Chris Pine return? Here's what we know so far.


Author of The Princess Diaries book series, Meg Cabot told Entertainment Weeklythat a script exists. She also said that if the movie gets made, it'll happen "kind of as a tribute" to Garry Marshall, director of the first two movies, who sadly passed away in 2016....
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18 Jul

Iris Law, Jude Law’s Daughter, Reveals Her Tips For The Ultimate No Makeup Look


Since coming on the scene late last year, Iris Law, daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, has climbed the modeling ranks with remarkable speed. In January, she became an ambassador for Burberry Beauty and, now, the 16-year-old has landed another campaign for the heritage brand as the face of its Essentials range. "From going through this campaign, it's really opened my eyes to the different ways you can have a strong look and natural look," she told W. Here, the British beauty opens up about her favorite essential oils, skincare routine and her ultimate five minute look.

Your look in three words: Colorful, Eclectic, Feminine. Medicine cabinet snapshot: A lot of natural oils and ayurvedic powders which I mix with rose water, carrot butter, rose hip oil, coconut oil....
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13 Jun

The Artist Creating Miniature Worlds in Tobacco Tins

Alice in Wonderland© Lee C. Wallick
Artist and filmmaker Lee C. Wallick is a collector at heart. Where most people are content to let odds and ends languish around the house, however – think trinkets, vintage stamps, clippings from her favourite magazines and newspapers – she painstakingly repurposes them to create tiny fictional words; intricate Wunderkammer tins in which fashion and film merge. There’s an innate tactility to this approach. From the outside her boxes look identical, but once opened they expose the minuscule thematic worlds hosted within. Each is based upon a fairytale, but given a contemporary edge too – whether that’s a tiny three-dimensional Ariel from The Little Mermaid reading Condé Nast Traveller magazine next to True Romance’s Alabama, or Puss in Boots’ tiny bottle of Joy,...
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18 Apr

3 Insta-Worthy Ways to Decorate Your Vanity


Your vanity is a sacred space. It’s the place you go to every morning to wake up, prep yourself for the day, and put that HBIC face on. If it’s looking a little more drab than fab (or you want to add a vanity in your home), we’ve got you covered with this week’s edition of Decor Resolutions. We’ll show you how to decorate the area, no matter how much (or little) space you have to play with. So grab your makeup brushes and scroll down to see how we’d style a vanity for the boho home, the minimalist abode, and the preppy space.


Start the day off on a happy note with a mid-century...
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11 Apr

CRYSTYLE BALL: ’90s/’00s Victoria Beckham predicts Fashion’s Future

The ultimate style icon Victoria Beckham released her first affordable collection with Target yesterday: a sign of a designer's demand and ubiquity, Beckham has come a long way from girl band hopeful to fashion titan. And although the World Wide Web loves to pick apart those images and videos of her from the '90s and '00s where she's running around being fashionably questionable, perhaps we have all missed her ultimate trick. When put in context of the time, VB was in fact constantly ahead of the trend. So ahead, in fact, that we decided to dig through the Vicky-archives to expose some of her most influential looks from the era when the height of style was an Herve Leger dress and...
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4 Apr

Kate Spade’s Spring Home Collection Is Here—and We Want Everything

If you loved Kate Spade New York's first furniture collection back in 2015, get ready for even more dapperly designed greatness. Today, everyone's favorite preppy brand launches 40 new items for its spring collection, extending its furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories with fun and tailored AF items that scream spring, while keeping the sophisticated bubbly style synonymous with the rest of the line. Each item takes inspiration from one of three different types of New York women—the creative and cultural magpie (seen in mid-century inspired pieces), the pop art aficionado (statement-making black and white standbys), and the modern jazz maven (who loves jewel tones and bold color combos). The breadth of the additions spans your whole home, so whether you're looking...
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27 Mar

Fashion’s Most Powerful Models Signed This Photography Book

Writer Christopher Niquet started collecting models’ autographs after running into Peggy Moffitt at a party in L.A. one night. He was working with Karl Lagerfeld as a stylist at the time, and he never asked for autographs. But when he saw Moffitt, he couldn’t help it. Niquet has now spent years collecting signed photographs from the fashion industry’s most influential models, including Cindy Crawford, China Machado, and Pat Cleveland. His new book Models Matter, out April 25 from Damiani, showcases the collection and features an introduction by photographer Steven Meisel. The tome juxtaposes the photos with stories from fashion insiders, who each explain why a certain image resonates with them. For one photo of Alek Wek, Niquet turned to Lupita Nyong’o....
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15 Mar

Chrissy Metz: Hollywood’s New Pin-up Girl

"I used to be Kate," admits Chrissy Metz, referring to her wounded but determined character on the break-out NBC family drama, This Is Us. There's a hint of relief in her voice when she adds, "but now, I'm so far removed from that." Sitting in a makeup chair at her photo shoot, Metz is early-morning vamping for her pin-up-inspired portraits. Every time the hairstylist brings over a hairpiece—a set of Betty Page bangs, a swirl of jet-black pin curls—Metz's cat-green eyes fire up; the middle child who loved to entertain her hard-working mom comes out to play. She giggles, pouting her lips duck-style for full goofball glamour. "God, I would've died for these bangs in high school," she says...
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10 Feb

How Models Like Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid Are Democratizing Fashion

Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, Vogue, March 2017
In a climate of immigration bans and building walls, the biggest names in 2017 make the case that there isn’t just one type of American girl—nor has there ever been. What is a woman supposed to look like? Agnolo Firenzuola was certain he knew. In his influential 1548 treatise A Dialogue on the Beauty of Women, Firenzuola detailed the female ideal, specifying, for instance, the correct distance between the tip of the nose and the bow of the lip. “The true and right color for hair,” he wrote, “is a fair yellow.” As for ears, “a middle size is to be desired, with the shell finely turned.” Firenzuola’s wonkish beauty decrees read as comical now. And yet: Has there ever been an...
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