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12 Dec

10 Trends You’ll Be Wearing In 2018—And 3 You Should Retire

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As we get ready to usher in a new year, it's also time to usher in a new set of trends. According to the runways, the street style scene, and the best dressed A-listers, these are the emerging fashion trends to watch in 2018. Whether your resolution is to take more style risks or hone in on your wardrobe, these are the looks to weave into your wardrobe. Plus, the trends it's time to retire (for now).

1 Lavender Dreams

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Pantone may have declared "Ultra Violet" the official color of 2018, but we're banking on the pretty pastel shade of lavender to takeover instead. From pantsuits to romantic dresses, the pale hue was all over the Spring 2018 runways—and makes...
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12 Dec

How Beauty Editors (And Best Friends) Chill Out

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Who says self-care is strictly a solo endeavor? Enter the BestieMoon, a weekend vacation for BFFS to recharge, check-in, and (yes) snap a few selfies. So when ELLE.com Beauty Director Julie Schott and Cosmopolitan.com’s Carly Cardellino booked a suite at the 11 Howard hotel in Manhattan, we tagged along to spy on their Insta-famous friendship. (80k followers combined and counting…)

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“We first became friends after a Mariah Carey holiday concert,” says Carly. “I figured if I could talk to her after screaming ‘All I Want for Christmas’ at the top of my lungs, I could talk to her any time.” That includes on lazy mornings, when the NYC beauty editors often wake up in each other’s...
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12 Dec

A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Art

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Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For December, a democratizing force in the art world and founder of the online art gallery Tappan, Chelsea Neman Nassib, gives lessons in art buying for the beginner. This week, Nassib shares her tips for the first time art buyer. How to Figure Out "Your Style" Setting the intention to discover and educate yourself about artists and their work is a key starting point. Even with a busy schedule, I always make time to visit artist studios, attend openings and visit local exhibitions—this is the most inspiring and rewarding part of my job! To keep informed about exhibitions in LA, I subscribe to ForYourArt’s...
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12 Dec

The Sunglasses You Should Buy Now Before They Sell Out Again

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In today's retail-scape, you can shop anywhere—including on Instagram. In our new column The Tag, we're highlighting indie brands we've discovered (and fallen in love with!) through the social media platform. Read brand backstories and product reviews, then share with a friend so you can both amp up your wardrobe. Affordable eyewear options are a dime a dozen. One scroll through Instagram and you'll discover a trove of options that cost less than your monthly phone bill. But finding a pair that's cheap and won't break upon first wear? That's another story—and that's where Raen comes in. Founded in 2008 by Jordan Percy and brother duo Justin and Jeremy Heit, the brand hit Peak Instagram this past summer due to their...
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12 Dec

Wardrobe.NYC, Anti-Fast Fashion Line, By Josh Goot And Christine Centenera

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Meet the Aussie design-duo's anti-fast fashion line.

The fashion industry as we know it is at a turning point—one where designers can continue to meet the high-octane demands of producing multiple collections or those who choose to break down barriers with lines that don’t exhibit fashion’s exhaustive schedule. The next line to step up to the plate is WARDROBE.NYC—the brainchild of Josh Goot and Christine Centenera who saw a need within the industry to create a direct-to-consumer label. The radical new luxury concept, is a collection of modern essentials available in single, in-season drops for men and women who value quality and style but want an alternative to the relentless production and consumption cycle that is endemic to the fashion industry as it...
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12 Dec

All The Cool Girls Are Wearing These Throwback Nikes​

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Take a quick walk around any metropolitan city and you'll notice one thing: all the coolest girls wear the same exact thing. They might wear their Miaou pants with a shearling jacket instead of a cable-knit sweater, or tilt their cabby hat in a different direction, but every once in a while they will simultaneously latch on to a singular trend—and right now it's this pair of classic kicks.

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Nike Air Max 97 OG, $160; nike.com SHOP Nike's Air Max 97s are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, marking two decades of street style dominance. The design (inspired by the original designer’s favorite mountain bike) feels fresh given the clean aesthetic of past it-sneakers (earlier this year we flocked to Vans' Old Skools, there...
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12 Dec

Back To The Future

A fashion flashback with eyewear designer Alain Mikli.

Travel back in time to revisit the heyday of the ‘80s with renowned eyewear designer, Alain Mikli. Known for an unceasing devotion to art, experimental design aesthetic, and decades-long cache of distinct glasses frames, V is paying tribute to the iconic brand with an online exclusive.
Channel the era’s decadent high-glam fashion with Mikli’s collection of avant-garde eyewear that embodies the spirit of the radical decade, using far-out styles that juxtapose archival frames with Mikli's thoroughly modern present offerings. Click through the slideshow to harken back to a moment in time where vibrant fashion reigned supreme.

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LEFT: Created in collaboration with Claude Montana, one of the leaders of Paris fashion at...
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12 Dec

Have You Ever Had Real Cream Of Mushroom Soup?

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Sometimes you need a break from the craziness of this modern age, which is why we're celebrating nostalgic foods this week at BonAppetit.com. When I hear "cream of mushroom," I think canned soup and casseroles. Almost every casserole my mom made had some form of "cream of" soup in it (and sometimes multiple types). But condensed, gloppy soup is notwhat cream of mushroom should be, and senior food editor Rick Martinezis here to prove that. Let me back up: This is actually creamy mushroom soup, which is meant to be eaten as an appetizer or main course (depending on your level of hunger and fanciness; I don't make three-course meals at home on the reg). It's made with a mix of mushrooms, each of which adds nuance and dimension, Martinez says....
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12 Dec

Beyoncé Shops At Target, Too

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Beyoncé, the highest paid female artist of 2017, worldwide superstar, and mother of dragons three was spotted on an extremely rare public outing, to Target, of all places, in San Clemente, California.

It’s not everyday you see @Beyonce at target 🤩🤪 pic.twitter.com/3nI8bVqONh
— taylor 🦋 (@MsTaylorOlivia) 2017년 12월 7일

still looks like it was taken with a potato but pic.twitter.com/LE3dBJioiQ

— taylor 🦋 (@MsTaylorOlivia) 2017년 12월 7일

MY two favorite things: @Target and @Beyonce 🍋🎯 pic.twitter.com/0xQxeEiCTI
— Alexia (@pinkapple94) 2017년 12월 7일

We'd say that maybe it was the pop star's dopplegänger, but Bey was also with her mother, Miss Tina Lawson, and her eldest child Blue Ivy, who was riding in a shopping cart (as children do). Shoppers caught the family browsing the toy and children's bikes aisles,...
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12 Dec

Can Anyone Top Lady Gaga’s Epic Holiday Makeover?

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Are you on the naughty or nice list this year? #holiday #holidayparty #merrychristmas #happyholidays #naughty #nice #ladygaga #gaga
Lady Gaga(@ladygaga)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 12월 10 오후 9:17 PST

When you’re Lady Gaga everything you do has a fashion component. The pop superstar has always used clothing to express herself so it’s only natural that when she gets into the spirit of the Christmas season, it involves a dramatic outfit or two. Taking to Instagram this afternoon to wish her fans happy holidays, she unveiled her latest look, an elfin makeover complete with pointy ears and candy-striped stockings. Nodding to the North Pole with head-to-toe glamour, Gaga merged costume-y extravagance —who else could make a wintergreen velvet corset look chic?—with pieces even minimalists could...
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