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15 Mar

Moscow’s Growing Sneakerhead Movement

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“Click, clack, tap” were all sounds you once heard beating the streets of Moscow, but no longer! The spindly ruble-requiring stilettos once synonymous with the capital have slowly been fading out in favor of the stylish streetwear aficionado’s favorite, the sneaker. And while plenty of people are lining up to snag a pair of Yeezys or donning bejeweled Dior-inspired kicks bought from underground kiosks in the subway, more pared-back sneakers like those made by New Balance or a normcore pair of Asics made for running are also making waves on the streets during Fashion Week. “People were trying to be luxe and expensive a few years ago,” says Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia PR manager Ekaterina Gorlova, who rotates a collection...
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15 Mar

9 Items That Will Completely Refresh Your Closet

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Ever have those days where you want to throw out everything in your closet? Yeah, so do we. Instead of letting yourself get overwhelmed by what you don't need, focus on what you do. With a handful of just the right items, you might find yourself falling in love with the pieces in your closet you thought you were sick of all over again. Sometimes all it takes is a refresh of a few key pieces to make you feel like your whole wardrobe is new again.

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COS Cotton T-Shirt
COS Cotton T-Shirt
Zara Printed Dress with Frills
Zara Printed Dress with Frills
Mango Thin Scarf
Mango Thin Scarf
Mother Insider Crop Step Fray
Mother Insider Crop Step Fray
Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers
Common Projects Original Achilles Leather Sneakers
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15 Mar

The Spring 2016 Guide to Every Single Stripe

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Stripes stormed the spring/summer 2016 runways in every style you can possibly imagine—some ran horizontal while others vertical; there were thick lines and super skinny ones, too. At Ralph Lauren, asymmetric blue-and-white stripes lined a strapless evening gown, while at Salvatore Ferragamo, stripes went in every direction in bold hues. Clearly, these stripes went far beyond the classic navy-and-white nautical ones we all know and love, but they absolutely have just as much statement-making appeal. Get a head start on the trend with this primer on all the different stripes that will be hitting stores this season.

RELATED: Shop from the Fall 2016 Runway—Here are Fashion Month's Best Buy-Now Pieces

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15 Mar

10 Pieces Every Woman Should Own, According To Kendall And Gigi

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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid share a lot of things: job title (model), stylist (Monica Rose), and BFF status (complete with matching friendship necklaces). But this stylish duo also shares a knack for pulling off pieces that are equal parts effortless and chic. From their ideal outerwear to their shoes of choice, here are 10 wardrobe musts according to the fashion world’s current It girls.

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15 Mar

Pixiwoo’s Nic Shows Off Her Perfect Lipstick Wardrobe

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Spring is fast approaching, which means only one thing for beauty-a-holics: getting your lipstick wardrobe in order. Luckily, the lovely Nic from Pixiwoo is here to lend a helping hand as she shares her favourite shades from Rimmel London's Only One lipstick collection in her latest YouTube video.

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Picking a lipstick shade can really depend on your mood, and Rimmel London's Only One lipstick range has 9 stunning shades to choose from, from subtle nudes to vibrant pinks. Before she tries on each colour in the collection, Nic explains why she loves this lipstick so much, from the chic packaging to the lovely smell and the moisturising, long-lasting formula. Next, Nic shows off the shades in her Rimmel London lipstick...
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15 Mar

What It’s Really Like To Launch A Successful Tech Start-Up

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Interview with Michele Romanow, co-Founder of Snapsave and head of marketing for Groupon in Chicago and Dragons's Den Judge

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Age: 30 Education: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University Length of time in current gig: I’ve been an entrepreneur for 10 years, and head of marketing at Groupon since June 2014 when it acquired SnapSaves, the online company I co-founded that gives users cash back on everyday purchases. Typical hours: All hours. When do you wake up? I get up at 7 a.m., go for a run and then it probably takes me about half an hour to get ready, get out of the house, and eat an apple on the way to Groupon’s headquarters in...
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15 Mar

Korean Fried Chicken Tacos With Sweet Slaw, Crunchy Noodles + Queso Fresco

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If there is something you are going to fry, it needs to be this chicken.

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And this is coming from someone who does everything she can not to fry. Oddly though, I have now fried three things this week.

Huh, maybe I secretly love it?

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Nope, I don’t, but sometimes the mess and grease are worth it. Like for doughnuts, well and really any fried dough. And definitely this chicken. Duh.

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Seriously though, this chicken is special. When I saw it over on one of my favorite blogs, The Tart Tart a few weeks ago I knew it was something I really wanted to try. It’s all about two important things. One, it’s double fried,...
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15 Mar

Take Your Vintage Shopping to the Next Level with These Appointment-Only Stores

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Online e-tailers such as eBay—and now, even Instagram—may have taken over the vintage fashion scene, but there’s another more intimate shopping method that’s reinvigorating the thrill of the hunt: by-appointment boutiques.

The idea behind these shops is that with the founder on hand, you’ll not only be able to learn more about the pieces, but you’ll get an insider’s view of where the garment came from—consider them the equivalent of salon-style showrooms. Read on for three by-appointment vintage stores that are changing the game.

??????????? We love this cap sleeve vintage top that will be making a debut this weekend at Manhattan Vintage. Size M, immaculate vintage condition with original hardware. And it's a Lowry Original. See you on Friday! manhattanvintage.com #quality...
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15 Mar

You Really Shouldn’t Be Putting Baking Soda on Your Face for Any Reason

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There are some things in this world that are so ridiculous that I find it very hard to wrap my head around the fact that people actually buy into them. One of them is Donald Trump. Another is the widely accepted myth that baking soda is safe, and even good, to put on your skin. New Zealand-based beauty blogger Darshika Patel has a YouTube video that’s currently circulating the Web, and it further proliferates the misguided belief that your household baking soda belongs on your skin. In the tutorial, Patel mixes the powder and water into a paste and uses the back of a spoon to smooth the paste under her eyes. She’s convinced that this “hack” helps get rid of—or at...
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15 Mar

France’s Most Famous Curvy Model on Being Objectified

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A few months ago, news outlets like The Daily Mail reported that Christian Louboutin Beauty had cast its first-ever plus-size campaign star, French model Clémentine Desseaux. This turned out to be not quite true. In reality, Desseaux had posted a video of herself wearing the new Louboutin Beauty lipsticks and the video had gone viral. When Louboutin regrammed it, viewers took it to mean something official from the brand. People worldwide were disappointed, and for good reason. Beauty products have nothing to do with size, but apart from Beth Ditto for M.A.C and Queen Latifah for CoverGirl, it's rare to find a plus-size model or actress as the face of a beauty brand. Last week in Paris, the Cut talked to Desseaux — who...
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