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3 Jan

The Secret To Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Might Be In Your Wardrobe

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Call it the triumph of hope over experience: It’s a new year, full of promise and anticipation, and though your brain knows that the resolutions you make are pretty much designed to be broken, your heart impels you to list those promises anyway. So go ahead, hold fast to optimism! (What else do we have to sustain us?) And maybe, it will help if you have the right accessories, a roster of adorable items to aid you on the path to a whole new you. What about cloaking your plan to travel the world by wrapping yourself in a Sofia cashmere blanket? Or shaking free of the grip of nicotine by sashaying around with a “No Smoking” Alexander Wang tiara stuck on your head?...
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3 Jan

Underground Fashion Labels We Discovered Online

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Model Romee Strijd wearing red flat hat, white tshirt, Fendi bag, red leather pants, white boots is seen outside Balmain during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 28, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

Social media has forever changed the way we shop. A quick scroll through Instagram lets us see what celebrities and models are wearing in real time, and there’s no greater thrill than stumbling across an under-the-radar brand endorsed by your favorite influencer. From Ruslan Baginskiy’s baker boy hats (beloved by Bella and Kaia) to the viral phenomenon that is I.Am.Gia, CR has rounded up 12 new and noteworthy labels we discovered via Instagram in 2017.

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Orseund Iris First came bra-burning and freeing the nipple. The latest subversive feminist statement making fashion waves is an off-the-shoulder knit featuring built-in underwire corset details. Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner, and Nicola Peltz are fans of the signature "boob tops" and utilitarian jumpsuits...
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3 Jan

4 Travel Destinations And The Essentials To Carry

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Whether you're relaxing in a tropical oasis or exploring a new metropolis, we've got the items you need to make your last-minute traveling much easier.

Let’s face it 2017 was a bit of a whirlwind—with fluctuating and rash changes made from the White House and unexpected moves from the designers at the helm of our favorite labels. Now that a new year is approaching, the ideal way to reflect is by exploring the great outdoors or embracing a far-off destination. If you’re in need of a break from the monotony of everyday routines, mark this year as the one to remember. Embracing the spirit of travel, V has rounded-up an offering of the best travel essentials for every endeavor. From functional...
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3 Jan

The Beauty Industry Took Strides Toward Inclusivity in 2017

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Nyajal Dup is broadcasting from her bedroom in front of a rack of clothes. She’s dressed in a yellow ringer tee with a striped blue collar waving around the new Fenty Beauty foundation stick—Dup is happy, her smile would bathe Madison Square Garden in light. The setting is unusual for Dup, the dark-skinned woman behind popular Youtube account MelaninRich Nyajal, who usually records videos in front of a sleek gray screen. But Dup wants to get the video reviewing the new Fenty Beauty collection out quickly, because she’s excited. “Shoutout to Rihanna for getting a shade for us,” she says doing a small dance with the stick, “we finally have something that goes with us, too.”

New video up on my channel! MELANIN...
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3 Jan

Phoebe Philo Is Leaving Céline

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The upcoming AW18 collection will be the designer’s last for the Parisian house

After 10 years, Phoebe Philo has announced that she will be leaving Céline next year following the AW18 collection. After working at Chloé from 1997-2006, Philo joined the Parisian house in 2008. Over the years, the British designer’s minimal approach was widely celebrated within the industry. Beyond the industry, Philo’s aesthetic has had a longlasting effect on the high street constantly trickling down into its stores. “Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years,” the designer said in a statement released on WWD. “I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been part of...
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3 Jan

Carven’s New Designer On Finding Inspiration In His Obsessions

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We catch up with creative director Serge Ruffieux as he approaches his one-year anniversary at the Parisian label

Way back in 1945, the bodacious bohemian Madame Carven was the couturier known for her female-centred designs, patenting Paris’s first ever push-up bra. Clashing references from her travels and building them into couture for herself – a “petite woman” – she quickly became the favourite of mini-divas like Leslie Caron and Edith Piaf. As well as launching the still adored perfume Ma Griffe by parachuting hundreds of bottles across the skies of Paris, she also toured movie theatres across France to stage fashion shows at each pitstop. Focussed on this kind of democracy and accessibility, in 1950 Madame Carven became one of the...
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3 Jan

Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid, And More Supermodels’ Epic New Year’s Selfies

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For most people, a great New Year's Eve requires only a little Champagne and a kiss when the clock strikes 12. But supermodels aren't most people. Whether they were hanging out with rock stars or posting jaw-dropping selfies from some exotic clime, fashion’s most beautiful faces ended 2017 with a bang. Each star had her own take on the holidays. Naomi Campbell lived it up in Jamaica with fellow modeling legend Grace Jones. Victoria’s Secret angel Elsa Hosk sported Chanel on the beaches of Costa Rica. Rosie Huntington-Whiteleytook in the sights at Antelope Canyon with her fiancé Jason Statham. Smiling, dancing, and partying into the wee hours, the supermodel squad began the new year in the most upbeat manner possible. Here, a look back through the...
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3 Jan

How Australian Coffee Took Over—And Why New Zealand Coffee Could Be Next

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Five years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find flat whites and avocado toast in New York—a mention of either of those things would probably get you laughed out of your local greasy spoon. But today, you can hardly walk five blocks in Manhattan without bumping into a different “Aussie café,” a new genre of coffee shop that emphasizes carefully crafted espresso beverages (such as the flat white), charming service (“G’day, mate!”), and a menu of fresh and light fare (said avocado toast). The sheer number of them indicates that, at the very least, Aussie cafés have been not just a gustatory success but also a commercial one: Two Hands, Toby’s Estate, Citizens of Chelsea, Banter, Ruby’s, Brunswick, Sweatshop . . ....
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3 Jan

Jessie Andrews Is A Self-Made Woman

Jessie Andrews Is A Self-Made Woman
As the 25-year-old founder and CEO of three sustainable businesses (in addition to being a photographer, brand builder and designer), Jessie Andrews embodies the ideal of the self-made woman. Her path to entrepreneurship was unconventional to say the least; within a year of moving to Los Angeles after dropping out of high school three months shy of graduation, Andrews began transitioning from in-demand adult actress to full-on It Girl status and all that title confers. If DJing parties around the world, modeling for American Apparel and being profiled in magazines are par for the glam girl course, Andrews quickly branched out into other creative endeavors, devoting her time to designing fine jewelry that quickly became a celebrity favorite. Andrews took her success a...
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