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19 Jan

The Dreamiest Jewelry Fashion Photos Ever

A model posed for Sheila Metzner in 1987 next to a Louis Comfort Tiffany vase while wearing a gold Elsa Peretti snake necklace
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A look back at Shelia Metzner’s enchanting photography

One of the reasons I adore the red carpet is that it gives you a chance to see some of the greatest contemporary treasures not to mention vintage pieces being worn. After all, jewelry is sort of incomplete unless it is seen on a body. Another place I have long loved looking at jewelry is in fashion photography. Some masters of the medium have used jewelry beautifully in their work over time. Irving Penn is one the absolute best. Sheila Metzner is another all-time great.

Rosemary McGrotha posed for Sheila Metzner in 1985 wearing Barry Kieselstein-Cord bracelets.
Rosemary McGrotha posed for Sheila Metzner in 1985 wearing Barry Kieselstein-Cord bracelets.
During a visit to the Stanley-Wise Gallery, I was reminded of the brilliance of her work in the show Shelia Metzner: From Life. If you don’t have a chance to get to...
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19 Jan

Why It Matters That L’Oréal Paris Cast a Hijabi Model In a Hair Campaign

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Amena Khan, one of the many Muslim beauty influencers taking the industry by storm, is making waves again as she stars in a new video for L'Oréal Paris UK's Elvive line. The casting is a first for the company, and seemingly for haircare brands as a whole. "How many brands are doing things like this? Not many," she told Vogue UK. "They’re literally putting a girl in a headscarf — whose hair you can’t see — in a hair campaign. Because what they’re really valuing through the campaign is the voices that we have.” The British beauty star and L'Oréal Glam Squad Ambassador was featured in the brand's "All Worth It" campaign last year, and currently boasts a YouTube channel with 391,000 subscribers. "Whether or not your hair is on display,...
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18 Jan

Ashley Graham Shows Her True Colors

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Ashley Graham breaks the mold in the most striking accessories and makeup looks of the moment.

"Individuality means feeling comfortable enough to be your authentic self. I hope we continue having progressive conversations about inclusion and equality, and that the next generations sees themselves represented more diversely in the media!" - Ashley Graham

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From V Magazine

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18 Jan

A Day In The Life Of French It-Girl Violette

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Before becoming Estée Lauder's Global Beauty Director, Violette was already known for her epic makeup skills and French It-Girl status. Having a knack for creating bold looks that never overpower, the beauty guru definitely knows a thing or two about being flawless. Here, we spent the day with her from morning photoshoots to post-work drinks, to get her ultimate beauty secrets.

From Harper's BAZAAR

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17 Jan

A List Of Sade’s Most Covetable Music Video Looks

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As she turns 59, we chronicle five of the best Sade Adu’s music video moments – from flamingo-pink eyeshadow to full-on mermaid fins

There are few women who can lay claim to the word “chic” as sincerely as Sade Adu. Her signature look has been referred to as ‘unspecifically exotic’, and when she burst onto the music scene in the early 1980s, a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins’ prestigious fashion course, no less, her discerning eye for effortless style caught the attention of magazine editors worldwide. Part of Adu’s allure is her authenticity. “It wasn’t marketing,” she said. “It was just me, and I wasn’t trying to promote an image.” A record label executive the musician once worked with attested to this:...
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17 Jan

Kylie Jenner Just Secretly Announced A New Kylie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette

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Kylie Jenner has built a near-billion dollar makeup empire in just a few short years. In that time, we've come to expect a familiar formula from the makeup mogul: every new product drop gets teased for a few days, revealed on Snapchat, and then swatched by Jenner herself. But the new Kylie Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette called Blue Honey marks the first time Jenner, who is reportedly pregnant with her first child, hasn't teased or promoted the product on her personal Instagram or Snapchat account.

Wow 😍🍯 Welcome Blue Honey.. Launching January 23rd at 3pm pst only on KylieCosmetics.com!
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With over 15 million followers on the Kylie Cosmetics Instagram page, it's not exactly like...
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17 Jan

Gloria Noto, The Makeup Artist defying Traditional Beauty Standards

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With her all-inclusive line NOTO Botanics, the makeup artist is breaking down societal norms.

It’s undeniable that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for renowned makeup-artist Gloria Noto, beauty goes far beyond than just appearances. As a leading makeup artist for over 11 years, Noto has been on a mission to defy archaic beauty standards and instead usher in a new era of self-expression, starting with her eponymous line NOTO Botanics. Packed with natural and organic ingredients sourced from nature, the line — multi-use, minimal and fluid in gender— spreads a message to embrace your own individuality. In an interview with V, Noto sits down to discuss how she founded her line, why makeup is empowering, and the ways we...
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17 Jan

Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen Is “Invisible” On Every Skin Tone

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When it comes to die-hard beauty rules, using sunscreen on a regular basis is non-negotiable. (Just ask any derm.) And yet, despite its importance in any healthy skin-care routine, finding an SPF-packed product that doesn't feel oily or leave behind a white cast can be a challenge, especially if you're on the oiler side and/or have darker skin. Thankfully, over the last couple of years, numerous brands have been actively listening to consumers' frustration and have tweaked some of their old formulas, as well as launched entirely new iterations. Case in point: Supergoop's latest launch, dubbed the Unseen Sunscreen with SPF 40. The clear, primer-like sunscreen is an oil-free, completely invisible, scentless, and lightweight formulation that dries down clear on skin, making it suitable for all...
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17 Jan

This Woman Has The Most Inspiring Message For Others Struggling With Acne

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and affects up to 50 million Americans annually. But acne is more than just dealing with annoying blemishes—it has also been linked to increased anxiety and depression in teens. Seventeen-year-old Colorado resident and artist Hailey Wait said she started breaking out when she was about 11 or 12 years old "right around the time when puberty hit" and has been bullied because of her breakouts. "People would tell me everything from 'pizza face' to death threats, saying that anyone with as much acne as I had didn't deserve to be alive," Wait said in an email. The teen has been open about her acne struggles on her Instagram, but shared an...
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