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26 Sep

Examining Fashion’s Love Affair With Dystopian Jumpsuits

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I have a box of Soylent sitting atop my kitchen cabinets — the ironically named drinkable meal replacement that’s engineered to deliver maximum nutrients with minimum effort. It is not green, nor is it made with humans, but the glee with which my fiance consumes the stuff still weirds me out. I have apps on my phone that alerts me to the optimum moment to go to bed and wake up, and a toothbrush that tells me when I should move onto the next quadrant of my mouth. I even think about my autonomous robotic vacuum like a pet, and coo when I find that it hasn’t made its way back to its dock because of a stray sock or...
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26 Sep

This Delightful Outfit Is The Craziest Look Of Fashion Month

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To stand out among the street style bunch you can go one of two ways: Wear head-to-toe, straight from the runway designer outfits or adopt a madcap signature style that can’t be ignored. Angelica Sable opted for the second route and wore a wacky but utterly delightful look. She began with a crescent moon catsuit by LVMH prize-winning designer Marine Serre that served as her base layer. From there she piled it on, adding a long black skirt, a shorter floral skirt, and a yellow-trimmed purple turtleneck. But it’s really her choice in footwear that sealed the deal — zoom in and check out those Chinatown mesh slippers in all their sparkly glory. It’s Sable’s wonderful expression of a personal style that earns her the Golden Peacock.

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26 Sep

Kate Hudson’s Shaved Head Makes Its Red Carpet Debut in New York

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Kate Hudson might be one of Hollywood's most recognizable blondes—at least, that was the case until this summer, specifically late July, when the actress shaved off all of her hair. Since then, sightings of Hudson's buzz cut have been sporadic but, this weekend, the Oscar nominated actress and budding athleisure mogul gave the world an up close look at her newly brunette hairdo when she hit the red carpet for the 21st annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. Hudson paired her brunette buzz cut with a slinky Stella McCartney gown, diamond earrings, and matching silver eye shadow, all of which added to her natural glow. Hudson was at the film festival to take in the premiere of Marshall, which traces Thurgood Marshall's...
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26 Sep

The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Being Sustainable

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(Models wear Stella McCartney, shot by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper's Bazaar)
The idea of creating a sustainable or ethical wardrobe from scratch is, without doubt, a daunting one. Not being able to wear the brands you are used to, limiting your choices in terms of trends, having to spend a little more than you would normally?
All of these concerns are of course valid, but it isn't as hard as you might think to get started on a sustainable wardrobe – and it's definitively worth it in the long run.
Here, we have rounded up 10 tips from the experts on how to have a more sustainable wardrobe, without very much effort at all.

1. THE 30 WEARS TEST Livia Firth, the founder of...
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26 Sep

Carrie Bradshaw Flowers Hit a Major Milan Runway

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Way back in 2000, Carrie Bradshaw wore giant Chanel flowers on Sex and the City's third season. They took her through dating Aiden (good Carrie), cheating on Aiden (bad Carrie), stalking Natasha (No, Carrie!), and of course, drinking champagne with a tween Kat Dennings.

Much like Carrie's nameplate necklace, baguette bag, and fear of emotional stability, the flowers faded as the series progressed. But today on the Missoni runway, the famous Italian brand tried hard to bring them back. They bloomed on blazers, capes, outerwear, and evening gowns, and came in Technicolor hues like backlit violet and blue-almost-black.

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26 Sep

Cardi B Just Made Important Feminist History

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When Taylor Swift released her fifth album, 1989, in October of 2014, 24-year-old Cardi B—whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar—was an unknown stripper in the Bronx with a refreshingly unfiltered Instagram. Today, her debut solo single, "Bodak Yellow," seemingly came out of nowhere (although it's been in the top 10 for a month) and topped Swift's much-anticipated, talked-about, and blogged-out single "Look What You Made Me Do" on the Billboard Hot 100. That's history-making in and of itself. But if you dig a little deeper, Cardi B's achievement is actually even more momentous. Most notably, she's the first solo female rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998, with "Doo Wop (That Thing)," to top the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly 19 years. (Others, like Iggy Azalea and Lil' Kim, have...
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26 Sep

Everything You Need to Know About Keratin Hair Treatments

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As beauty services go, keratin hair treatments might be the most controversial of the last decade, second only to indoor tanning, and maybe fake Kylie lip kits. And yet still two truths remain. Keratin treatments are A.) wildly popular and B.) widely misunderstood. We asked Cincinnati-based cosmetic chemist Kelly Dobos and Los Angeles hairstylist Clayton Hawkins to give us the facts, both in terms of science and in terms of looks. A little backstory. In the mid aughts, a miraculous hair smoothing and straightening system, Brazilian blowouts, swept salons across the country. The results were so miraculous, the New York Times wrote about them; then, three years later, they took it all back. Heated methylene glycol in Brazilian blowouts realigned the disulfide bonds in curly hair, leaving it...
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26 Sep

I Ate Hundreds Of Bowls Of Queso And Somehow Lost 10 Pounds

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Imagine if you could eat, research, and cook your favorite food every day without ever getting tired of it. Sounds like a dream, right? This was my life last year when writing, Queso! Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip. I became a full-time queso eater. For the uninitiated, chile con queso, also known as just queso, is a smooth and spicy hot cheese dip studded with chile peppers, hence the name. The most popular style of queso is Tex-Mex queso, which has a processed cheese (hello, Velveeta) base that’s used for its superior melting abilities. At home, you might also throw in a can of diced tomatoes and green chiles. While this is what most people think of when they think...
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26 Sep

Louis Vuitton Is Officially Fashion’s Most Valuable Brand

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Louis Vuitton is once again the world's most valuable fashion brand, based on its financial performance and ability to both influence customer choice and command premium prices. The luxury label featured in 19th position on Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2017 list, the highest ranking for any fashion company. It was preceded by tech brands—Apple, Google, and Microsoft held the top three positions. Vuitton was followed by Hermès at 32 and then Gucci at 51. According to the Business of Fashion, Burberry dropped three places to 88, while Prada fell 13 places to 94. Dior came in at 95, while Ralph Lauren just missed out on a place in the top 100, having been ranked 98th last year. "Louis Vuitton has connected the brand into culture," said Rebecca Robins, global director at...
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26 Sep

Is This the Most Flattering Matte Lipstick on the Planet?

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During last year’s matte lipstick craze, a number of bloggers and lipstick models started plumping their lips with collagen. Why? One reason is because it was the only way to minimize matte lipstick’s most unflattering side effect: It shrivels your lips. If you love matte lipstick but aren’t quite ready for cosmetic enhancement, though, there’s an easier solution. Earlier this summer, NARS released its “Powermatte Lip Pigment” tubes — the first matte-liquid lipstick for the brand. It’s actually a little unfair to call Powermatte a lipstick. The formula is extremely liquid-y, like some kind of tinted water, ink, or a stain. Because of its fluid, spreadable texture, a tiny amount will completely saturate your lips. And the applicator’s pointy tip provides the...
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