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9 Aug

The Fall Runway Trend Your Zodiac Sign Should Try

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Dial up the intensity! Sartorial elements arrive in a sexier package this fall as daring Jupiter embarks on a yearlong tour through smoldering Scorpio. Here, the fall runway trend to try based on your astro sign.

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ARIES

With a spate of planets simmering in Scorpio and your seductive eighth house, you're the sultriest of them all this fall. Fishnets tights will become Aries' go-to staple. You can play them off a flouncy dress when you're feeling demure, or a leather mini when you're in badass mode, or alone under a vintage fur when the vixen vibes take hold.

Shop the look: H&M Fishnet Tights, $13, hm.com; Sanctuary Guilty Pleasure Denim Jacket, $139, sanctuaryclothing.com; Rosetta Getty Skirt, $719, stylebop.com; IRO Birok Booties, $695, shopbop.com

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9 Aug

How To Use Candles To Set Intentions

DANIELLE MOALEM

A little magick for your life

If magic is all about intention, candle magick takes that intention and ignites it. Fire represents will, so candle magick is perfect for setting goals and working to realize them. “If you don’t have your own personal sense of clarity in yourself and your intentions straight, the candle’s not going to help you,” says Naha Armády, the senior healer and teacher at House of Intuitionin Los Angeles. “It’s not that the candle does the magick for you, the candle serves as an external place to focus your intention and to direct that intention out into the world.” Fire is also an evocative symbol. “There is strong symbolism and power from a spell or intention being burned up...
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9 Aug

The 18 For ’17

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Twice a year, ELLE travels the globe in search of a new season's very best fashion: the most resonant ideas, the directional 180s, the pieces our editors simply want to snatch off the runway and wear right now. Here, we present our fall hit list, from Raf Simons's debut at Calvin Klein—the indigo ode to Americana seen here—to Miuccia Prada's high-voltage, full- volume shearlings, and much more.

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Denim shirt, $495, pants, $495, both, Calvin Klein Jeans Established 1978, calvinklein.com. Cotton turtleneck, $295, leather boots, $1,395, all, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. Gold signet ring, Mateo New York, $395.

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Shearling coat, $6,800, boots, wool and feather skirt, $3,400, pony-hair hat, $1,220, leather belt, all,...
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9 Aug

How to Throw a Cannabis-Infused Dinner Party

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The waning ritual of a home-hosted communal meal, à la the classic dinner party, is back with a major revamp thanks to the growing legalization of cannabis. One of the women at the helm of this burgeoning movement is chef Andrea Drummer, Los Angeles’s go-to personal chef for cannabis-infused haute cuisine. After pursuing a long-held passion for cooking after years of working as a drug counselor for nonprofits like Planned Parenthood—an irony not lost on Drummer—the Le Cordon Bleu–trained chef now sings the praises of incorporating the herb in the kitchen: “I want to offer a different perspective. I was a staunch advocate against cannabis and now wholeheartedly, with every fiber of my being, believe it should be legalized globally....
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9 Aug

One Perfect Day In Shanghai’s Former French Concession

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Time seems to move a little slower in the former French Concession. While the twisting alleyways of Shanghai’s older neighborhoods have a chaotic charm and the skyscrapers of Pudong present a spotless vision of modernity, the breezy, tree-shaded avenues of what was once the French Concession inspire lingering strolls in search of preserved mansions, one-of-a-kind shops, and, most importantly, delicious food.

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Conrad
Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Conrad

A preserved french concession building

“I’ve lived in the same old-school compound for around eight years now, and I still love it,” says Jake Newby, a longtime Shanghai expat and the former editor of Time Out Shanghai. “For quality of life and character, it’s easily one of the best areas in the city.”

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Wood Originals
Photo: Courtesy of Kate Wood Originals
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9 Aug

5 Style Secrets I Learned from Pamela Love

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"I believe that certain stones attract different energies."

Few designers have the good witch/bad bitch aesthetic covered quite like Pamela Love. The New York native makes jewelry magic with precious metals and super-charged stones, and has turned bolder looks like stacked rings and ear cuffs into daytime must-haves for creative women worldwidew—when Zoe Kravitz flips off the paparazzi, she wears Pamela Love rings to do it. Now Love has her first standalone store experience thanks to the CFDA's Retail Lab, a space at Cadillac House that indoctrinates fashion's next generation into in-person sales, along with tech help from Accenture. "It's my first experience having a retail space," she explained at her store's opening dinner, which happened at Cherchez Midi in downtown New York. "We're learning...
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9 Aug

5 Things You Don’t Know About Chanel N°5

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Out of all the perfumes in the world, there's only one Chanel N°5. The original fragrance brainchild of Coco Chanel has become synonymous with luxury, gracing vanities all over the world for the past ninety-six years. While most people are familiar with its sparkling floral scent, there's more behind this best-selling bottle than meets the eye. Here are five little known facts about the classic perfume.

1. It was inspired by women.

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After coming up with the idea to create a perfume for her fashion brand during a meeting with friends in Monte Carlo, Chanel reached out to master perfumer Ernest Beaux. She wanted the scent to be one of kind while also resembling her style...
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9 Aug

Ashley Graham Missed The 2016 Met Gala Because She Couldn’t Find A Designer To Dress Her

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"You can't just show up in jeans and a T-shirt"

Ashley Graham is a supermodel who looks incredible every hour of the day. But because she doesn't wear the fashion industry's standard model's size zero, she says she has encountered resistance from the fashion industry. In an interview with New York magazine, Graham said that she had to miss the 2016 Met Gala—because she couldn't get a designer to dress her.

Apparently she had been "on hold" to attend the fancy red carpet event (which means she probably was going to get invited, but was waiting to find out for sure). But she didn't, or couldn't, attend in the end because she couldn't get a designer to work with her in time. "I couldn't get a designer...
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9 Aug

#TheList: Your Guide To Every Denim Style To Try This Season

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Do you know the difference between your wide legs and flares?

With fall quickly approaching, it's time to put away our favorite frocks and pull out our best denim. However, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the many choices, there's skinny jeans, there's wide leg, and flared, boyfriend and bootcut. Here's your definitive guide to every denim style to try right now.

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The Classic Skinny

A slim cut jean, tapered through the leg.
Frame jeans, $185, net-a-porter.com.
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The Wide Leg

A generous cut leg that is wide through the knee to the ankle.
Citizens of Humanity jeans, $258, citzensofhumanity.com.
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9 Aug

Why *Can’t* You Wear White After Labor Day?

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Now that your Marysia scallop bikini has been packed away, you can turn your attention to more seasonally appropriate things: spooky vibes and this whole "no white after Labor Day" business.
To save you from opening a 74th tab to Google the reason why this age-old fashion rule exists, we opened a 182nd tab in our second window and found it for you. Prepare yourselves—the story behind this arbitrary dress code is kind of lame.

Candice Lake, sticking it to those 19th-century mean girls
Candice Lake, sticking it to those 19th-century mean girls
In the late 19th century—long before you could wear jeans to a Michelin-starred restaurant and not be greeted with the maître d's scornful-est scorn—the society ladies were engaged in an invisible battle with the nouveau riche, one that could only be won by the subtle manipulation of fashion. So they...
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