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31 Aug

7 Fall Jacket Trends To Shop Now

Diego Zuko

As temperatures begin to drop, it's time to relish in the fact that it's officially cool enough to embrace layering again. While there are plenty of wardrobe updates your closet needs for fall—from boots to denim and more—topping it all off with the perfect jacket is key. From patent finishes to shearlings and the return of corduroy, here are the biggest fall jacket trends to start shopping now.

Diego Zuko
Diego Zuko

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Make it shine this fall with a glossy patent trench or cropped jacket. Spotted everywhere from the street style scene to Kim Kardashian, the topper is an effortless way to make a bold statement.

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From left: Golden Goose Deluxe Brand jacket, $549, farfetch.com. >>SHOP Topshop jacket, $210, topshop.com....
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31 Aug

Kim Gordon Rethinks The Slogan Tee With & Other Stories

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We’re living in a graphic tee renaissance, and this fall there will be none cooler than those designed by Kim Gordon in collaboration with & Other Stories. The 16-piece collection draws from Gordon’s painting practice, and puts words like Her, They, and Morning Mirror on & Other Stories’s Scandi-silhoeutted T-shirts and sweatshirts. “I started with one pronoun and then started thinking of words that were cool on their own or were evocative of a story,” said Gordon over the phone from Los Angeles. “Like using the words The End, or The Shadow. I see clothes as a visual outlet and I like the idea that women create an atmosphere around them by what they’re wearing, almost like they’re curating the environment or something.” Kim Gordon’s collaboration with & Other Stories...
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31 Aug

A Boxy Blazer Makes You Look Cool

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Getting dressed for work shouldn’t be a bore. Welcome to Business Casual— here to make your weekdays easier. In the final scene of Working Girl, Melanie Griffith’s character sits triumphantly at her new job wearing a black blouse tucked under an oversize, menswear-inspired blazer. If you ignore the hair, she could have walked right off the runway at Balenciaga or Calvin Klein 205W39NYC this year. Eighties-style tailoring has made a big comeback, which seems only fitting given that it’s a strange, sometimes tumultuous time for working women. The new version of the power-suit jacket isn’t too far off from its decades-old predecessor: The shoulders are still boxy and the fit is slouchy. But this time around, you can mold it to your needs. Wear it with a T-shirt, slim jeans, and kitten...
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31 Aug

How Costa Rica Is Fashioning a Sustainable Future

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Fashion month may be just around the corner, but the shows in San Jose, Costa Rica already made their debut both a big and eco-friendly way. For many of fashion's frontrunners, environmental preservation is not usually top of mind as the industry's perfect pair. However, for Costa Rican native Andrea Somma Trejos, marrying environmental ethics with style is a major priority.
Trejos is CEO and founder of Fashion Summit, a two-day forum showcasing some of the world's most sustainably progressive names in fashion. The event peaked our interest with engaging panel discussions and out-of-the-box designer presentations, so we followed up with Trejos for some insight into her inspiration.

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While the small country of Costa Rico may be your go-to for...
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31 Aug

Is Phoenix The Coffee Capital Of The Southwest?

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Arizona’s largest city has long been linked with golf, spas, and desert hikes. Coffee took a backseat as cities like Seattle and Portland enticed folks to sip pour-over, single-origin brew. Now, with a cluster of new indie cafés, Phoenix is poised to be the coffee capital of the Southwest. Inside these new spots, terms like seed-to-cup and fair trade are tossed around as often as sports scores or talk about the weather. And the epicenter of this scene is downtown, where baristas run a long shift roasting beans at dawn and stay open late, catering to artists, students, and downtown dwellers. With a new light rail line from the airport, a new Arizona State University campus, and a mix of condos and apartments popping...
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31 Aug

Carla Bruni Uncensored

Eric Guillemain

France’s former first lady on her life after politics, raising two children, and covering AC/DC

here are many enchanting things about the onetime resident of the Élysée Palace, the singer- songwriter and model Carla Bruni, but how she refers to her husband might take the gâteau. She calls him “my man.” That would be Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France. Take these moments, for instance: “Even when my man was the president, I’d take the Metro and go anywhere,” Bruni says of her life in Paris, enjoying a luxurious French puff from an e-cigarette. (“This is what you use if you want to get rid of the addiction,” she explains.) As for his vices, “my man doesn’t drink at all....
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31 Aug

These Lipstick Destruction Videos Are Seriously Mesmerizing

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By now, you likely know a bit about ASMR, the "oddly satisfying" hashtag trend creeping into your Instagram Search and Explore page. Typically, the video category covers an array of topics ranging from calligraphy and slime to cake decorating and paint mixing, but Emily Dougherty, ELLE magazine's Beauty and Fitness Director, has recently discovered unchartered territory that caters to the beauty-obsessed. Enter: lipstick destruction videos.

Watch this and then keep reading so you know what I'm talking about.

Winner! Pink/gold Vibrant Nude plus brown/pearl Jungle Beige 😍
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How do you feel? Unusually soothed? Slightly infuriated? Both? It's perhaps the mixed emotions that are causing these videos to go viral—you kind of have to watch...
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31 Aug

Fashion Ad Campaigns Were ‘Markedly’ More Diverse This Year

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But there's still plenty of room for improvement.

The Fashion Spot's seasonal rundown of runway diversity in fashion ad campaigns for autumn/winter came with some hopeful news — but also showed us there's still a long way to go before everyone can feel truly represented.
Let's start with the good news. Fall ad campaigns were markedly more diverse than previous seasons and, for the first time ever, the number of nonwhite models cast exceeded 30 percent.

Saint Laurent, Coach 1941, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Helmut Lang and Nordstrom were among the most racially diverse campaigns.

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31 Aug

This New Alexander Wang Bag Looks Like A Stack Of $100 Bills, Costs $5,000

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Known for his cool kid-approved streetwear, Alexander Wang is stepping outside his realm and getting a luxe upgrade for Spring 2018. The designer teamed up with Judith Leiber for a limited-edition, Swarovski-encrusted bag (that's shaped like a stack of $100 bills, of course).
As WWD reports, the minaudière is made of 10,263 black, gunmetal, green and clear Swarovski crystals. Accentuated with a real industrial rubber band and chain strap, the kistchy bag takes an entire week to hand-bead to completion. Purchasing it, however, will require an actual stack of $100 bills (and then some), as it costs a cool $4,995.

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The collaboration with Leiber will make its official debut on Wang's...
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31 Aug

Chinese Beef With Broccoli Is Even Better On The Grill

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In the summer, the only cooking I do at home is grilling. When I’m not working, I'm outside, thinking about what I can grill. Recently, I got into a grilled spatchcock chicken rut and wanted to do something completely different. I had some friends over a few weekends ago and wanted to throw them a little food curve ball. I took some inspiration from one of my favorite takeout meals: beef and broccoli. You know the kind: The meal is a little mushy due to sitting in the white takeout container, yet still strangely satisfying. I was happy with my test drive at home (and so were my friends), but I knew it needed a little work. So I took my notes back into...
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