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25 Oct

What Is It About Fashion’s Unhealthy Obsession With Fast Food?

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Is there a more unlikely couple than fashion and fast food? The industry that essentially underwrote Kate Moss’ infamous line, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” might as well adopt the motto: “If you can’t eat it, wear it.”
There’s a certain aura of lowbrow cool associated with Bella Hadid snarfing down Big Macs at an Alexander Wang afterparty. (Supermodels, they’re just like us!) The downtown designer is a notorious junk food enthusiast, and has featured McDonald’s pop-ups, Hooters waitresses, 7-Eleven Slurpee machines, and more at his fashion week blowouts over the years.

ALEXANDER WANG AT HIS SPRING 2017 AFTERPARTY AND ADIDAS ORIGINALS LAUNCH
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ALEXANDER WANG AT HIS SPRING 2017 AFTERPARTY AND ADIDAS ORIGINALS LAUNCH / COURTESY IMAGE
But Wang is just one power player who has glamorized greasy grub. Consider those now-iconic Paris Hilton ads for Carl’s Jr. from 2005. Or...
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25 Oct

The Best Fall 2017 Makeup Trend For Your Zodiac Sign

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The eyes have it for fall 2017—or should we say, the penetrating gaze. As maximalist Jupiter sets sail in seductive Scorpio from October 10, 2017 to November 8, 2018, we have ample reason to dress those windows to the soul. Self-possessed sass is also au courant, as Jupiter sharpens Scorpio's sting which makes us think of Jim Carrey's bon mot, "Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." Whether you're throwing shade or a come-hither glance, here's the look your zodiac sign just has to try.

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Pisces First question: Will it fit in a travel-sized beauty bag? Next: Will the packaging trip the alarm when you're going through TSA security? Your wanderlust is piqued...
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25 Oct

Cara Delevingne, 25, Is The Face Of A Dior Anti-Aging Campaign

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The Dior Capture Youth line fights the first signs of aging.

Though some people want to ban the term anti-aging, we say: to each their own! Some of us want to age naturally, and some of us want to have lineless baby skin until the age of 105. Dior is making a move to satisfy the latter of us with a new line of anti-aging serums, called Capture Youth, targeted toward millennials and thirtysomethings. Because it's never too early to start fighting off free radical damage.

The house of Dior is delighted to announce that @caradelevingne, revolutionary top model, committed woman and rising actress, is now the face of the skincare line "Capture". #diorforyouth Dior Official(@dior)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 10월 24 오전...
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25 Oct

Trailblazing Models Recreate Famous Paintings

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WINNIE HARLOW AS MONA LISA A controversial new book, Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting, claims that history’s most infamous half-smile may have belonged to the wife of an Italian slave trader. Understandably, this bit of breaking news has prompted Winnie Harlow—the 23-year-old Canadian model of Jamaican descent who has helped demystify the skin pigmentation condition vitiligo—to reexamine Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece with a critical eye. Her take on the new theory is pure millennial: “How can we ever really know what Lisa the person was like? That was a time before there were selfies!” Harlow too knows what it’s like to have strangers make assumptions about her based solely on her appearance. “People come up to me all the time,...
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25 Oct

Why Models Are Flying To Texas To Shrink Their Hip And Waist

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There's no shortage of fitness transformations on Instagram. Each side-by-side image speaks to a journey: maybe someone lost weight, or bulked and gained muscle, or just squatted their way to a killer butt. But trainer John Benton's images tell a different story; his transformations highlight the exact number of inches his all-model clients lose on their hips and waist in mere weeks. Models fly to Benton's studio from all over the world to whittle down their waist-to-hip ratio—and in turn, he helps to launch their careers. As the exclusive trainer for all modeling agencies in Dallas, Benton spends his days training only female models—but it didn't start out that way. "About five and a half years ago, one of my friends who was a...
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25 Oct

Zendaya Is On A Retro Style Streak And We’re Loving Every Moment Of It

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The ultimate fashion throwback.

Zendaya's fashion game is usually two steps ahead of everyone else's, but lately, the actress has been throwing it back to the '50s, '60s, and '70s for her style inspiration—and the result is so refreshing.
The streak kicked off at the Erdem x H&M show last week, where Zendaya sported a floral A-line skirt and cable-knit sweater from the collection with Casadei heels. The biggest throwback aspect was in her hair, which she wore as a voluminous, Hairspray-esque bouffant.

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Next came this look from Calvin Klein's Spring 2018 collection, which she wore on the GLSEN Respect Awards red carpet in LA. Though the look came fresh off the runway, Zendaya gave it a vintage touch...
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25 Oct

Gigi And Bella Hadid Coordinated In Chanel Coats And They’ve Never Looked Chicer

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Gigi and Bella Hadid proved last night that you're never too old to coordinate outfits with your sibling. Although the 22- and 21-year-old didn't commit to completely identical sisterly ensembles, the pair subtly matched in Chanel coats from the French house's Pre-Fall 2017 collection.

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Gigi channeled her go-to monochrome style in a tweed coat over a gray sweater dress with pewter sock boots and dangling earrings. Meanwhile Bella went the vampy route in a black lambskin coat, black pumps and caged studded gloves. Both outerwear pieces were accented with a thick Chanel logo belt at the waist.

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These were fitting looks for the night, considering the Hadids attended a celebratory dinner honoring Karl Lagerfeld...
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25 Oct

Kendall Jenner Accessorized This Metallic Look with a Literal Work of Art

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IDK how Da Vinci would feel about this.

On Monday night, Kendall Jenner was spotted in perhaps her ~sparkliest~ outfit yet — an asymmetric silver gown featuring a plunging neckline and SUPER high slit. She showed off her long legs in matching metallic high heels and used her handy Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons "Da Vinci" bag to prevent any serious wardrobe malfunctions. Do you think Da Vinci knew that centuries later after painting the iconic Mona Lisa, that none other than Kendall Jenner would be wearing his painting on a Louis Vuitton bag? Yeah, probably not.

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In the wise words of Rihanna, she shined bright like...
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25 Oct

Jason Wu Collabs With Tech Juggernaut Stitch Fix

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Standing in a sunny Tribeca photo studio, I can’t help but chuckle at the scene before me: Our photographer has rented an old-school projector—the kind your high school algebra teacher might have used to lull your class to sleep—and placed upon it a sheet of transparent cellulose, printed with digital code, to cast numbers, letters, and symbols over Jason Wu and model Josefien Rodermans. A striking visual, to be sure, but more than anything, it’s a charmingly antiquated way to look at data. Those lines of code are the actual algorithms that fuel the collaboration between Wu’s sister line, Grey, and Stitch Fix, the wildly popular six-year-old fashion service founded by former retail consultant Katrina Lake, which reported $730 million in...
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25 Oct

Can You Spot Kim Kardashian’s Abs Behind Her Makeup Counter?

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Kim wore teal sweatpants, so I bought teal sweatpants.

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Stories to document her workout bod, and she is abs-olutely killing it. (Pun intended, obvi.) The reality star wore a beige sports bra and teal sweatpants in a mirror selfie that had me focusing on the heaps of makeup in front of her — and even more on the table of craft services behind her.

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She posted the pics on Monday following her birthday trip to the five-star Amangiri resort in Utah. She celebrated her 37th birthday on Saturday at the renowned remote hideaway that has attracted the likes of other A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Drew...
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