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21 Jul

Stella McCartney’s Latest Campaign Was Shot In A Landfill, & Here’s Why That’s Totally Normal

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For designers, the most important moments to showcase the DNA of their brand come in the form of catwalks and campaigns. Where a 15-minute runway show reveals what's to come, an international advertising campaign cements their vision into history. Some houses play it safe with glossy pictures, and others use the opportunities to create shock and awe. All of this may sound like good marketing, but the results can vary (and, in some cases, be banned). A recent example of this is British designer Stella McCartney's latest campaign, which sees models wearing her high-dollar looks in the middle of a landfill. But did the lesson in contrast succeed in painting the pretty-ugly picture consumers need to see? McCartney upheld her ongoing commitment...
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21 Jul

Why Lana Del Rey Won’t Use American Flag Imagery Anymore

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Hint: it has something to do with Donald Trump

Lana Del Rey is ditching her signature Americana aesthetic now that Donald Trump is in office. Though she initially built her brand on nostalgic, patriotic motifs—like the star-spangled backdrops, motorcycle rides through the American West, and even a Kennedys tribute we've seen in her earlier music videos—she's taking a break, considering the nation's current political climate.

Now that Trump is president, she says "it's certainly uncomfortable" to look at the country with that same romantic lens, Del Rey told Pitchfork in a new interview. Thus, she plans to skip the stars-and-stripes imagery when she goes on tour for her upcoming album, Lust for Life. "I definitely changed my visuals on my tour videos," Del Rey explained. "I’m not going to have...
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20 Jul

Milan Has Officially Banned Selfie Sticks

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Warning to those heading to Italy's biggest fashion week, if you want a photo of your outfit you better hope one of the street style photographers takes it because it just got harder to take one yourself. Yes, Milan has officially banned the selfie stick.

According to The Local, the city is banning selfie sticks in an effort to crack down on "anti-social behavior." The city has also banned cans, glass bottles, and food trucks as a means of eliminating litter during the summer months. Locals and visitors are prohibited from “holding, carrying, leaving on the ground, disposing of or receiving any kind of glass bottles or containers, cans, and selfie sticks” in the area spanning Piazza XXIV Maggio, Gorizia Avenue, Via Codara, Cantore Square,...
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20 Jul

10 Easy Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hairstyle

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For those last-minute costume party invites.

We've all got that friend. The one who starts spitballing next year's Halloween costume ideas on November 1 and spends the next 365 days deciding on the perfect character, picking out looks, assembling costume pieces, and practicing their styling until the big day finally rolls around and they can blow everybody else at the costume party out of the water. Jerks. We love the hardcore costume mavens; after all, when are we going to get a chance to show off our Princess Leia bun-skills if not Halloween? But we also know what it's like to be too busy to get around to handcrafting our own chainmail or applying full-body Gamora green before "The Monster Mash" starts playing...
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19 Jul

You Can Now Island Hop Using Uberboat

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This is how Uber is tackling innovation as it rebuilds its company.

Part of Croatia's charm is the remoteness of its 1,200 islands, each singular in its aesthetic and surrounded by clear, turquoise stretches of Adriatic Sea. That is also its greatest transportation woe, given that water taxis are the only method of transport between the stretches of azure shores. Luckily, Uber is launching a service that hopes to connect Croatia's dotted coastline: UberBOAT. We visited the archipelago to test out the new feature, which enables you to hail a boat via the app just as you would a car in Manhattan, London, Los Angeles and other metropolises around the globe. Within the app, select UberBOAT as your mode of transportation (BOAT will...
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18 Jul

2 Strategies That Will Motivate You To Work Out Every Day

Star fitness instructor Stacey Griffith breaks it down for you

Finding the formula to create motivation is the age-old question that every fitness professional and boutique-fitness hub has been trying to master. As a group-fitness pioneer, my finger has been on the pulse of motivation for two decades. The key is to discover how your mind best transforms the information it’s given into the “movement” of your body. In today’s social media-driven society, we have so many ways to ingest inspiration that it can become overwhelming. So I’m going to break down the two most important components to getting motivated: Your team and your playlist.

Which leads me to my question for you: What is your “motivational makeup,” and how can we tap...
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12 Jul

Here’s How To Basically Live Forever

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What's the secret to living a long and happy life? Well, it depends on who you ask. From close relationships (#SingleLadies) to eating habits (it's all about that porridge, y'all), we're taking a look at the best ways to keep rackin' up the years, courtesy of the oldest living people in the world. (Because who else would you take advice from?) Flossie Dickey, 110 Years Old Unapologetically-cranky Flossie Dickey of Spokane, Washington has no time for your nonsense. Upon being asked what her secret is to living so damn long, she got right to the point. "I don't know, I don't fight it. I live it," she explained, perfectly stone-faced. It's worth noting that her favorite activity is napping, which only adds...
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11 Jul

Arlanda Airport In Stockholm Transformed Its Air-Control Tower Into a Luxe Apartment

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If you're done spending layovers trying to awkwardly nap in places all around the airport (chair, floor, next to a Cinnabon), this glamorous lodge located above an airport should be your next stop. Yes, above an airport.
Vacation rental site HomeAway was responsible for the apartment inside of the Eiffel Tower, and now they've created another loft in an unexpected place: the original flight control tower at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport.

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The 380-square foot room was designed by Swedish artist and designer Cilla Ramnek. Sure it has delightfully cozy decor, plush grey carpeting and a full kitchen, but it's the panoramic views that will blow your mind. You can watch the spectacular site of planes landing and taking off, with a serious bird's-eye view.

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10 Jul

HAIM Is Music For Complicated Women

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"You know I'm bad at communication," began HAIM's first hit single, "The Wire." It's a phrase everyone who's been in a relationship has probably said at some point, whether it was true or not. The entire song follows the story of a woman breaking up with her significant other because, well, she's just not feeling it. No hard feelings, nothing wrong, it's not you it's me.

I, like many women and men I know, am bad at communication. You may think a writer would be really great at sharing her feelings and needs with her partner, but what I'm really good at is thinking out every possible outcome of a situation and letting all my anxieties simmer until my partner has...
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30 Jun

When You Have To Begin Again, Clothing Can Help You Heal

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Patricia shares a room that’s just big enough for a twin-sized bunk bed; a small wardrobe; and a long, narrow vanity. She and her roommate need to be mercilessly tidy if they want to stay sane in the tiny space — beds are made as soon as the women get up, and clothes are folded as soon as they come off. They’ve developed ingenious ways to store their shoes (under the bed), jewelry (in cookie tins inside the drawers), and winter clothes (inside their suitcases). While her roommate isn't that into fashion, Patricia keeps her side of the small closet organized, with the care and eye of a clotheshorse. The only collection that feels like it might get a red...
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