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31 Jul

More Than Just Jane: The Women Who’ve Inspired Iconic Handbags

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Today, the Internet spilleth over with stories about Jane Birkin’s request that Hermès stop using her name on crocodile Birkin bags. In the flurry of articles, actual specifics of Birkin’s plea may have been missed: Birkin was presented a video by PETA that showed unethical practices being used on a crocodile farm in Texas, to which she asked the house to suspend using her name on croc Birkins until the issue was resolved. For its part, Hermès responded swiftly, noting, “Hermès specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not for the fabrication of Birkin bags,” and that an investigation of the farm in question is under way. Perhaps the more interesting issue...
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31 Jul

Celebrities In One-Piece Swimsuits

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Celebrities in bikinis may be a common sight in the summer, but this year, the one-piece has been picking up serious heat. Here, get inspiration from your favorite stars modeling the best of this season's swimwear trend, from retro polka dots to sexy cutouts. BY ELLE.COM Source: http://www.elle.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/g26581/celebrities-in-one-piece-swimsuits/...
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30 Jul

Top Blogger : Nicolette Mason

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New York City Style blogger Nicolette Mason is a writer for Marie Clair and a designer of her own collection for Modcloth.   She was married recently with a long time girlfriend Ali on a beautiful spring day of May at The Wythe Hotel. Nicolette is one of the most influential blogger at the moment with her blog as a platform to discuss bigger social issues, including race, sexuality and body image.   Nicolette's Blog : http://www.nicolettemason.com/ Instagram : @thecoveteur Picture Source - http://www.nicolettemason.com/    ...
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30 Jul

This Clothing Company Is Celebrating Individuality In The Most Awesome Way

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We love that we’re living in a time where the fashion industry is expanding its definition of what it is to be a model and the culture as a whole is expanding its definition of what it means to be beautiful. We love these things and so of COURSE we love the #IAmUnique campaign, spearheaded by Unique Vintage, which calls on all women to “embrace their individuality ​and feel confident in the skin they’re​ in,” and is “featuring influential fashion and body positivity bloggers celebrating ​the differences that make ​them as individuals feel beautiful.” Unique Vintage is using some of our absolutely favorite body positivity models for this campaign and in their new fall lookbook, including Amina Mucci,  Marie Southard Ospina, and...
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30 Jul

Watch This Woman Capture 100 Years Of Beauty In Germany In One Minute

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The difference between East and West Germany is especially interesting. Cut's global beauty tour has moved from Italy to Germany in its latest 100 Years of Beauty installment. Model Brooke shows a century of hair and makeup trends in just a minute—and it gets particularly interesting post-World War II. The then-split East and West Germany had very different aesthetics before the Berlin Wall came down in 1990.​​ Watch the full evolution: https://youtu.be/MEdEVJ_HQFU BY ALYSSA BAILEY Source: http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/news/a29536/100-years-of-beauty-in-germany/...
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30 Jul

REPORT: Alexander Wang is Leaving Balenciaga

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The designer joined the label in 2012. Alexander Wang is set to leave his post as creative director of Balenciaga, WWD reports. After hiring the young designer to replace Nicolas Ghesquière in December 2012, the French label's parent company, Kering, has decided not to renew his contract. According to the report, the spring/summer 2016 collection shown at Paris Fashion Week in October will be Wang's last. Kering's search for a successor is apparently only in "the early stages," and insiders guess that the company might opt for a more unknown talent. Meanwhile, we can only assume that Wang will continue to focus on his highly successful, eponymous line here in New York City. We have reached out to Balenciaga for comment. BY VICTORIA DAWSON HOFF Source: http://www.elle.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/a29542/alexander-wang-is-leaving-balenciaga/  ...
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29 Jul

Alexa Chung Launches Second AG Collection

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Alexa Chung and Ron Herman attend the launch of Alexa Chung X AG PA at Ron Herman on July 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for AG) Alexa Chung’s second collection for AG quickly gained steam after its debut last Thursday, when she celebrated with friends Harley Viera-Newton, Pixie Geldof, Alia Penner, Sarah Walker, Remi Nicole and Matte Babel at Ron Herman, followed by dinner at Petit Trois. A denim jumpsuit in the 41-piece collection, which ranges from $98 to $1,258 retail, is already sold out in stores. “I think the creative process for this collection took longer, because I had to think of ways to advance...
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29 Jul

Summer Beauty 2015: The top trends and must-have products of the season

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As we’re sure you’ve noticed, a celebrity being cast as a big label’s spokesperson usually means that said celeb will be wearing nothing but that label for the duration of their contract. For better or worse, we’re pretty much bound to seeing Jennifer Lawrence in Dior for the next few years. Same goes for Keira Knightley in Chanel. But on days when that doesn’t apply (and don’t ask us how this works), A-listers and their very coveted stylists are starting to get crafty with their wardrobe choices, opting for lesser known names when out at photo calls, press events and interviews. For those who only recently kick-started their businesses, having a celebrity wearing your designs early in the game is a...
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29 Jul

10 Secrets To Mastering Kim Kardashian’s Makeup

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Over the course of his Master Class this past weekend, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic took Kim Kardashian from #IWokeUpLikeThis to #ThisTakesFourHours (literally) and shared his best tips, tricks, and product recommendations each step of the way. We took pages of notes; now we need to find the time to practice. 1) Makeup first, hair second. "When clients get their hair done first, there's usually hairspray on the face, so I always start with a makeup wipe," said ​Dedivanovic as he prepped Kardashian's skin for the makeup tutorial (she had her hair in her signature slick and low ponytail). Plus, if you're getting a big, bouncy blowout, you won't want to pin it back for the duration of the makeup application and risk creasing. 2) Swap primer for emollient moisturizer. Dedivanovic recommends applying a...
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