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3 Nov

Here’s What Your Going-Out Wardrobe Should *Actually* Consist Of

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It might be French to go "f*ck it," put on some lipstick, and go out in your day clothes, but sometimes always, it's fun to dress up. At this precise moment in time, these are the essentials that should make up the part of your wardrobe marked "Strictly for Nighttime Shenanigans."

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1 A LBD
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Sure, it might be common sense to own a LBD, but with the *going out* LBD, the three-finger rule flies out the window. Let it be mini and cinched (corset-style if you want it super-cinched) or strapless if your fashion tape/strapless bra combo is strong.

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2 A HANDS-FREE JACKET Shop Similar: Vince Camuto Cape Style...
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3 Nov

Happy Birthday Marie Antoinette, The Original Fashionista

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Marie Antoinette, the child bride of Louis XVI (also a teenager when wed) often gets a bad rap. The oft-taught high school history lessons has left her forever known as the care-less Queen, who scoffed at the starving masses with the original hashtag #LetThemEatCake. As it turns out—according to several researchers—the indulgent sovereign never actually said that, and it was the result of some nasty PR and propaganda by those in favor of a revolt. It didn’t stop there as the Queen was subject to other haters—kind of like current day Kim Kardashian West, people loved to read and see negative images of the former Hapsburg Princess just as they do KKW. You might say Marie Antoinette was template for...
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3 Nov

Get a Head Start On Holiday Shopping With This Line Of Pretty, Affordable Tortoiseshell Earrings

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If you can’t find it, make it. That’s the short and sweet backstory you often hear from new designers, among them Jennifer Matchett, who launched her jewelry label Machete in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year. The thing she couldn’t find was quite specific: a pair of elegant tortoiseshell earrings in the perfect shades of brown and black. “I personally don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I’ve always had these tortoise hoops,” she tells Vogue. “I like things to be very simple but different, and when I looked around for other tortoise jewelry, the color variations weren’t there, or the aesthetic wasn’t right. I knew I had to try making them myself.”

In March, she started out with a few pairs of earrings made...
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3 Nov

Watch Models Get Super Scandi In This New Fashion Film

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Artist Carl Larsson’s house and studio sets the backdrop for knitwear label HIGH’s AW17 collection

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When it comes to signature aesthetics, the Scandinavians have one that is among the most memorable. Think beautiful people, minimalism, tasteful-and-well-made-but-costly basics and generally being able to look chic in pretty much any situation. While British designer Claire Campbell isn’t Scandinavian herself, the region has provided both inspiration and the perfect backdrop for the visuals for her latest knit collection for...
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3 Nov

5 French Beauty Secrets Every Woman Should Know, According To Marie Antoinette

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Marie Antoinette's approach to beauty—labor-intensive, luxurious, and, above all, excessive—was the anti-thesis of a modern day French woman's laissez-faire attitude. But that doesn't make her unwavering commitment to vanity, and fabled over-the-top regimen, any less fascinating. In honor of the former Queen of France's 262nd birthday, here, five of her centuries-old beauty secrets, from the totally outlandish to the surprisingly practical. Take Skincare Matters Into Your Own Hands Antoinette's most infamous beauty practice was cleansing with Eau Cosmetique de Pigeon, which, yes, was crafted using the bird itself. According to The Toilette of Health, Beauty, and Fashion, the recipe, popularized by Danish women, included the juice of water lilies, melons, cucumbers, and lemons, as well as the crumbs of French rolls, white whine,...
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3 Nov

Calling All Brown-Eyed People: These 5 Eyeshadow Palettes Were Made For You

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Finally—eyeshadow made ridiculously easy.

Since it’s not 1992 and this isn’t Tiger Beat (though, you know, no shade to Tiger Beat), we’re not about that whole matching-your-eyeshadow-to-your-eyes thing. Mainly because it’s total bullshit, but also because…oh, wait, no, it’s mainly just because it’s bullshit. Listen, you can layer your lids with whatever colors your little heart desires, including those that aren’t, uh, made to “enhance” your eye color, because rules suck, and your eyes are already pretty. HOWEVER, color charts and complementary colors exist for a reason, and there technically are some hues that will automatically add depth and dimension to brown eyes—namely purples, bronzes, teals, and golds. And if you’re a beginner in the shadow game and don’t know where to start, having a...
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3 Nov

You Can Buy Carrie Bradshaw’s Actual Eiffel Tower Bag (For a Good Cause, Too!)

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Remember the iconic Eiffel Tower purse Carrie Bradshaw wore in the first Sex and the City film? The one that made you think, "hmm, maybe I can carry famous landmarks as accessories too?" Well ten years later it turns out you can finally own that exact bag with help from model Toni Garrn.

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Starting today, Vestiaire Collective is launching a collaboration with Garrn and a few of her friends in high (fashion) places, to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shop their closets. And it's for a good cause, too. 100 percent of the proceeds from this exclusive collection will be donated to the Toni Garrn Foundation, which raises money for educating girls in Zimbabwe. Since one of the foundation's main fundraisers is their...
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3 Nov

Joyce NG Shoots Winter Looks On A Boat In Little Venice

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For Parajumpers’ AW17 collection

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder. Enter Parajumpers, with a new collection that’s a surefire way to make sure you’re looking hot in the colder months. (Sorry, not sorry.) If you aren’t familiar, Parajumpers is the Italy-based brand inspired by the rescue squadron in Anchorage, Alaska of the same name, who brave some of the harshest conditions known to man and who are trained to a higher standard than just about any military corps in the world. It won’t come as a surprise, then, that the brand is known for its outerwear. This season the label’s creative director Massimo Rossetti decided to enlist Japanese artist Yoshinori Ono and the young Hungarian designer Agnes...
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3 Nov

Where To Find The Best Food And Drink In Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina, might not be on every epicure’s list (yet), but it’s only a matter of time. It’s currently touted as an emerging food-driven city, following in the culinary footsteps of Charleston. Greenville is a big city with a small-town feel, nestled between some of the South’s biggest players: Atlanta, Charlotte, Asheville, and the aforementioned Charleston. Mayor Knox White can be credited for bringing vibrancy downtown, along with Carl Sobocinski, president of Table 301 Restaurant Group, who has helped bring the city’s culinary scene to life. “It’s unbelievable to think that not so long ago we were the only ones in town,” says Sobocinski. “The Greenville culinary scene has evolved—rapidly—and with new spots being announced all the time, it’s...
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3 Nov

Why Wearing An Evening Glove Is The Ultimate Power Move

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As Rita Hayworth demonstrates in Gilda, a pair of long gloves can act as beguiling garments with which to assert femme fatale status

“Johnny is such a hard name to remember, and so easy to forget,” says Rita Hayworth as Gilda in the 1942 film of the same name, asserting her character’s position as the archetypal femme fatale. In a later scene – arguably one of the most famous in cinematic history – Gilda changes into a black off-the-shoulder satin gown designed by Jean Louis, with a side-slit all the way up to her thigh, her buoyant hair falling around her face as she seductively performs a rendition of Put the Blame on Mame. The long opera gloves paired with the dress, made in an identical...
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