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14 Feb

The Top Fall 2018 Trends Spotted At New York Fashion Week

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One is an instance, two is a coincidence, but three—three marks an official trend. As the Fall 2018 collections hit the runways of New York Fashion Week, we're tracking all the emerging trends for next season. From bright and bold colors of the rainbow to '80s vibes, these are the rising looks to know so far.

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Paint The Town Magenta At the forefront of next season's 1980s revival is the vibrant hue of magenta. Spotted as a focal point in a growing list of collections—from Alexander Wang to Cushnie et Ochs, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Milly, and more—the striking color is here to take the place as our new favorite shade of pink. From left: Alexander Wang, Ulla...
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14 Feb

The Best Nail Looks From The Fall 2018 Runways

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After a season or two of subtle tips, nail art is back with a vengeance. From geometric color to neon cheetah, the bigger, crazier, the claw-ier, the better. Ahead, the statement nails that stood out from the crowd.

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Chromat The Vibe: Geometric Color Get the Look: It was all about the shapes at Chromat. Lead manicurist Eda Levenson and her team handpainted over 400 nails. "The look is pulling from the bungees and the bright colors Chromat has this season," explained Levenson. "It all aligned with the shapes you're going to see when they walk out." If You Buy One Thing: Book an appointment at Chillhouse. Eda Levenson, aka Lady Fancy Nails, has created a number of similar nail designs at the...
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14 Feb

The Red Lipstick That Works On Every Skin Tone

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There's always that one friend who says "I can't wear red lipstick; it just doesn't look good on me." Suggestions are made, hashtags are searched, and still she remains convinced that abstinence is the best—and really, the only—policy.
Sunday night at Brandon Maxwell's fashion show, MAC Cosmetics called BS on that friend, and gave us a statement lip to prove it.

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After lining lips with the MAC Cherry Lip Pencil, makeup master Tom Pecheux painted models with MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels So Grand. It's a "true" red that's smack in the middle of the color's shade spectrum—and ready to elevate the natural skin tones of all Maxwell's models, from Herieth Paul's rich brown glow to Ruth Bell's pale satin...
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14 Feb

The New York Designer Creating Shoes For Her Friends

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Founded in the belief that shoes should be built to last, Nicole Saldaña’s off-kilter footwear is made for the women who surround her

Who is it? The eponymous footwear brand of former Opening Ceremony designer Nicole Saldaña
Why do I want it? Beautifully sculpted shoes with a story, at a mid-level price point
Where can I buy it? Online at Nicole Saldaña, Opening Ceremony, Farfetch, Harvey Nichols and selected boutiques worldwide

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Nicole Saldaña S/S18Photography by Gillian Steiner
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Nicole Saldaña S/S18Photography by Gillian Steiner
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Who is it? California-born, New York-based Nicole Saldaña is a fashion veteran. With over ten years experience in the industry – she was design director at Opening Ceremony for eight years – it seemed about time she went it alone. “I put a lot of my hard work and energy out into...
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14 Feb

Gucci Dans Les Rues Shows The Power Of Protest To Pre-Fall 2018 Ad Campaign

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For Pre-Fall 2018, Gucci has curated a campaign that is bold and rebellious. The campaign, shot by Glen Luchford and art directed by Christopher Simmonds, takes place in 1968 Paris, following the university campus lifestyles of young rebels with unceasing drives to express themselves. Luchford’s photographic inspiration behind the campaign stems from the iconic French Nouvelle Vague of the late Fifties and Sixties—a movement comprised of the inspiration of rebellious filmmakers François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. During the month of May 1968, radical change was occurring in Paris as students, hungry for change, marched on the Sorbonne University. This time of immense change was fueled by the fresh cultural lingual of Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential philosophy of rock ‘n’ roll and a...
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14 Feb

Get Ready For The Return Of ’90s Hair

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Hold onto your hacky sacks; the ’90s are coming back in a big way. Well, ’90s hair, at least. On Saturday Guido Palau clamped the ponytails at Alexander Wang with a retro banana clip, and hairstylist Anthony Turner sent models with comb headbands down the runway at Prabal Gurung last night. Don’t you just love the nod to yesteryear? “It’s reminiscent of the ‘day after,’” Claudio Lazo, Turner’s hair co-collaborator, told the Cut. Lazo and Turner wanted a playful, modern antidote to the rich colors in the clothes. “Think of going to yoga class on Sunday morning and your hair’s slightly done from the night before. You add a little water to slick down the hairline. You twist the ponytail into a figure eight bun. It looks...
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14 Feb

Finding The Perfect Red—And Lessons From A Reluctant Lipstick Wearer

Kosas founder Sheena Yaitanes wears Weightless Lip Color in Undone. Photo: Julia Stotz

Our very own goop editorial director Nandita Khanna was ready to become more of a lipstick wearer—at least some of the time. Like us, she insists on clean and non-toxic, so we sent her to Sheena Yaitanes, a painter by background and founder of Kosas, here in LA. Nan walked out looking stunning—and so pleased to have found, at last, her perfect shade (not to mention a few trusty backups). Here, her journey to the ultimate red lip:

My relationship with lipstick over the years is a lot like my dating life: Hot and heavy at times, and all but nonexistent at others. My makeup approach is fairly pared back—a bit of RMS concealer under my eyes, a swipe of Beautycounter mascara, and a...
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14 Feb

BA’s Best Molten Chocolate Cake

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A deep chocolate lava cake recipe with a liquid chocolate center. Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Effective, but not the most delicious. Our version has a spoonful of ganache in the center, which melts as the cake bakes through. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup heavy cream 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces, divided 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins Demerara or raw sugar (for sprinkling) 3 large eggs ⅓ cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon...
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14 Feb

Lucky Charms Is Retiring One Of Its Iconic Marshmallows

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he time has come to say goodbye to one of the classic Lucky Charm marshmallows.

Since 2008, the yellow hourglass marshmallow has been included in every box—but come this spring, it will officially be retired.

This isn’t the first time Lucky Charms has switched up the variety of shapes and colors. The original line-up, which debuted in 1963, included green clovers, pink hearts, orange stars and yellow moons. Since then, only the pink heart has remained in the mix.

The following shapes have all been sent to the Lucky Charms graveyard: blue diamond (‘75), purple horseshoe (’83), swirled whale (’86), red balloon (’89), rainbow (’92), pot of gold (’94) and shooting star (’98).

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“The hourglass has been a part of Lucky Charms since 2008, but as...
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14 Feb

Christopher Bailey’s Final Burberry Show To Honor LGBTQ Youth

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In October, Burberry announced its president and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey would be stepping down from the British fashion label after 17 years. And as a final send-off, he’s putting the label's signature plaid where its figurative mouth is when it comes to diversity. To prove the British fashion house isn’t all lip service, on Monday, the company announced two cool ways it's promoting diversity around the world. “My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to — and in support of — some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world," Bailey said in a press release. "There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.” When...
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