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29 Nov

Calvin Klein Just Redefined The Fashion-Meets-Art Collaboration

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In an unprecedented fashion world move, Calvin Klein has entered into a four-year agreement with the Andy Warhol Foundation that will allow the fashion company to license Warhol’s art across its collections and activations. Through 2020, Calvin Klein will have access to the full breadth of Warhol’s creations—including never-before-published works—and the ability to use them (mostly) how it pleases. Calvin Klein will financially contribute to the foundation’s endowment that provides grants for contemporary visual art. The news of the partnership follows the arrival of Calvin Klein’s art-obsessed chief creative officer, Raf Simons, who has made a habit of collaborating with artists like Sterling Ruby, Peter Saville, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Estate for his eponymous menswear brand. Simons’s first campaign for Calvin Klein, depicting models...
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29 Nov

5 Beauty Trends Celebrity Makeup Artists Want To Leave In 2017

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2017 is coming to an end and with it, we hope, a number of beauty trends that have flooded our Instagram feeds (and lives) can finally be laid to rest. We asked celebrity makeup artists to discuss the looks and trends that should be put out to pasture in 2018. Plus, what they're looking forward to in 2018. OUT: Highlighter That Could Direct Airport Traffic Shine had a good run, but it's time for illuminator to evolve. “I’d really like to see highlighter go away or at least be brought down a few notches,” says Robert Sesnek, who has worked on the famous faces of Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Adriana Lima, and Lily Aldridge. “Glow is beautiful on all skins, but lately I’ve...
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29 Nov

Benjamin Millepied’s New Online Dance Workouts Bring The Calorie-Torching Choreography To You

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Dance like nobody’s watching . . . even when one of ballet’s biggest icons, dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, is sitting right in front of you, watching. Now, that’s a bigger challenge. I’m in downtown L.A., in a vast and airy warehouse-like space, to try out Millepied’s new venture: LA Dance Workout. LA Dance Workout is a digital platform with short (2- to 10-minute long) workout videos that at-home users can stream on their own devices—perfect for breaking through holiday-induced lethargy. (On-site classes will soon be added to the offerings.) Each clip is beautifully filmed, against urban backdrops or majestic mountaintops, and scored with a punchy beat. The routines are divided into sections with names like “Bringin’ Sexy Back” and “Ready for the Slopes.”...
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29 Nov

Who has the biggest Instagram following in fashion?

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A new report has revealed the top brands and models

Following last week’s list of the top paid models in the industry, a new report has been released that charts the best performing brands and models on Instagram. Unsurprisingly, as 2017’s highest-paid model, Kendall Jenner also tops the most followed model list – as well as having the most liked photo. Alongside Jenner is Gisele Bündchen and the Hadids – who all also appeared in last week’s top 10. Much like the biggest earners, there is a clear lack of diversity when it comes to the most followed names, as well as those who have gained the most followers this year. When it comes to the models with the most engaged followers though, diversity does come through with Mayowa...
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29 Nov

How An Unknown Model Made Her Debut At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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The annual Victoria’s Secret runway show is dominated by the world's top models: Adriana Lima, Liu Wen, and Karlie Kloss. But every so often the brand surprises you by taking a chance on a totally unknown face. This year in Shanghai, VS gave the Chinese model One Wang a stunning debut. The show topped off what has been a game-changing year for Wang. As one of the contestants on Road to the Runway, a Top Model-style search for the next Victoria’s Secret star, Wang competed against a house full of beauties to snag her spot. Encouraged by her mother agency Esee to give the reality show challenge a shot, she overcame her initial reservations after the first round. “I was hesitant at first,...
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29 Nov

Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing Shows How You Can Turn Any T-Shirt Into Punk Lingerie

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Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret and Olivier Rousteing joined forces to create the VS x Balmain collection, making graffiti-covered T-shirts and ’70s rock–inspired finery accessible to the masses. While Rousteing’s in-your-face aesthetic translated into the lingerie giant’s edgiest collection to date, the designer reveals in a new video that you don’t even need to buy the collection to get its signature look. Behind the scenes at the brand’s Shanghai show, Rousteing delivered a crash course in how to elevate a basic tee into something exceptional. Utilizing items that you’re sure to have lying around the house—safety pins, beads, and a sharp pair of scissors—he transformed Josephine Skriver, Ming Xi, and Romee Strijd into the newest members of the Balmain army. While Rousteing is a regular in the...
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29 Nov

Why Twinning With Your Coworker Is No Coincidence—It’s Science

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“One time I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip-flops, so I bought army pants and flip-flops.” Remember that iconic Mean Girls quote? Half of it came to fruition on a recent Friday, when three Vogue editors—Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi, Emerging Platforms & Fashion News Editor Steff Yotka, and Living Editor Ella Riley-Adams—happened to wear three variations of camouflage cargo pants to the office. Each had a different reason for wearing the combat-ready trousers (the search for a “subversive uniform,” or an “office-to-Netflix” transitional piece). This trifecta of camo had a strange effect on me, too. When the next Friday rolled around, I found myself gravitating toward a pair of camo Wranglers—not quite as casual as jeans, not quite dress pants. They...
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29 Nov

Why It Matters That Miss Jamaica Wore Her Hair In An Afro

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Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett might not have won the first place crown at this year's Miss Universe pageant, but she definitely made a lasting impression.
The 21-year-old philanthropist chose to take the pageant stage with her natural hair, an afro, instead of the common blowouts and extensions we see time after time on pageant stages.

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Twitter lit up with love for the natural haired beauty and the hashtag "#MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon” was born. "My daughter said 'Mommy Miss Jamaica hair looks just like mine!,'" said one Twitter user. Another account spoke to the discrimination people who choose to wear their hair naturally commonly feel. "Shout to that HR consultant who said my hair was inappropriate for work, hope yuh tv turn...
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29 Nov

M.A.C Has A New Rock ‘N’ Roll-Inspired Collection Headed Our Way

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Teaming up with jewelry designer Jade Jagger

With the holidays just around the corner, there have been tons of exciting launches on the beauty front—each one of them glitzier and more glamorous than the last. From M.A.C Cosmetics alone, we’re already stoked on the new Patrick Starrr collaboration and Snow Ball holiday collection. However, the beauty giant has yet another launch coming our way, and this one is totallyrefreshing—and edgy AF—when compared to the sea of sparkles we’ve been seeing as of late. Introducing: M.A.C Jade Jagger. The cult-favorite brand has teamed up with the British jewelry designer on a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. In case you’re wondering, yes, Jagger is the offspring of rock legend Mick Jagger and actress and fashion icon Bianca Jagger,...
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29 Nov

Octavia Spencer On Her Style Icons, Beauty Secrets, And Everyday Favorite Things

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For all her mega successes, we’d argue that onscreen, Octavia Spencer really hasn’t gotten a fair shake, sartorially speaking: She’s donned a midcentury maid’s uniform (The Help), dystopian hippie garb (The Divergent Series: Allegiant), and mousy secretarial layers (last year’s NASA heartwarmer, Hidden Figures). This month, Spencer, 47, returns to the big screen in The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s twisted Cold War fairy tale. Her look? Drab janitorial dresses. And in next month’s pulp thriller Small Town Crime, she’s again stuck in dowdy cardigans. Maybe that’s why in real life, the effervescent Oscar winner is all about leopard prints, spa days, and look-at-me lashes.

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What’s your greatest skill? Octavia Spencer: I’m a real armchair detective. I’ve always loved mystery novels....
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