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15 Jun

The Wild Ones

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I will follow you into the dark. From Alexander McQueen to Saint Laurent, black leather was in full force on the AW 17 runways.
Consider our picks from THE ROW, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, FLEUR DU MAL and SAINT LAURENT.

 SAINT LAURENT AW 17   From left: SAINT LAURENT AW 17; VALENTINO AW 17  TOD'S AW 17 MICHAEL KORS AW 17 From left: BOTTEGA VENETA AW 17; ALEXANDER WANG AW 17 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AW 17 From left: ACNE STUDIOS AW 17; CALVIN KLEIN AW 17

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15 Jun

3 Looks to Channel Your Inner Claire Underwood from House of Cards

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Claire Underwood is one of TV’s best-dressed characters—nothing makes me rethink my wardrobe, especially my work wardrobe, more than her. Played by Robin Wright, Underwood is minimal and crisp but takes risks with silhouettes, making every look into a very powerful statement. This season she has pushed a bit further with a dramatic all-white inauguration look. It read perfectly feminine and strong, and the military details in many looks she wore during briefings with key politicians really put her in the power seat.

Ahead, three looks that'll let you channel her take on power-dressing.

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1. WHITE MONOCHROMATIC FOR EVENING

Shop the look: Top, $755; net-a-porter.com. Skirt, $2,035; net-a-porter.com. Earrings, $189; needsupply.com. Shoes, $60; zara.com.

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15 Jun

6 Tricks To Upgrade Your Old Jacket!

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Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Do you still have your old denim jacket hanging in the back in your closet? Or a leather jacket you just bought from a thrift store? Take ‘em out – it’s time for a revamp!

We’ve been noticing cool DIY jackets inspired by street style fresh from the hearts of New York and London. If you’re in, take a look at these 6 tips to upgrade and get your own customized jacket!

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If you’re feeling artsy and bored of your canvas as a painting medium, try to painting on your plain jacket. All you need are a set of acrylic paints and creative ideas! Create your own drawing...
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15 Jun

Infinity Braids Are Weaving Their Way Through Instagram

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Despite having natural chocolate-brown hair that I love, I still follow more hair colorists on Instagram than actual people I know. I live vicariously through the bright rainbow-haired people that come up on my Instagram feed and occasionally dream of dyeing my hair like the mother of pearl trend. Megan Schipani, a stylist at Bescene Studios in Rockville, Maryland, is one of my favorites to follow. Better known as @shmeggsandbaconn on Instagram, hair creations with clever names like "spicy watermelon" and "summer quartz" throughly entertain me. Lately, she's been styling her clients' hair into a braid that is much more intricate than the fishtails. She calls them "infinity braids." Turns out, #infinitybraid has about 4,822 posts, and #infinitybraids has another 419....
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15 Jun

This $3,050 Dress Is Made Entirely of Straw Hats

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There's nothing more effortlessly stylish than throwing on a straw hat and sundress in the summer. But why blend in with the masses when you could combine two easy summer pieces into one complicated-to-move-in lewk?
French designer Jacquemus unveiled a new summer dress this week, made entirely of eight straw hats sewn together.

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The dress is unlined and made 100 percent of straw, which sounds like an incredibly comfortable and not-at-all itchy experience on a hot summer day. Available to shop exclusively at Ssense, the Jacquemus design retails for $3,050.

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15 Jun

How To Toughen Up Florals

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There are other ways to wear florals than sporting a pretty sundress. If, like me, you prefer a more urban take on this trend, begin by choosing a piece anchored in a dark colourway. A backdrop of earthy green, navy or black will dilute down the prettiness of a ditsy print. Also, opting for something urban or slightly boyish like a jumpsuit or tailored trousers rather than a floaty skirt reimagines florals in an unexpected way. To firm up this street-wear vibe, throw on something utilitarian with your floral print, such as a sweatshirt. Sweatshirts are unfussy and a less obvious partner to pretty prints and botanical blooms. Adding a touch of hardware, such as studded detailing or a chain link handbag, will toughen...
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14 Jun

How To Stay Festival Fresh

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There’s no denying it; festivals are not the freshest of places. Luckily, Vogue has put together a keep-fresh-kit to go alongside your wellies, fringed denim and flower crowns, allowing you to stay (relatively) clean this festival season.

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Fresh Fragrance
 

There’s nothing worse than the smell of stale, day-old perfume – especially in hot weather. Leave your heavy floral scents at home and try one of the many fragrances formulated to mimic the smell of freshly washed cotton. Warm Cotton by Clean Reserve and Fresh Laundry by The Library Of Fragrance are particular favourites.

 

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14 Jun

The Dreamiest Hotel Gardens for Your Next Romantic Getaway

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When it’s summer and hot as Hades outside, you might as well embrace it. Picture this: you in a twirly sundress with your beau or BFF by your side. You stop, smell the roses, seek shade under a tree, have a picnic on a grassy knoll, pose in front of a glassy lake. No, you haven’t walked onto the set of a Nicholas Sparks movie; you’ve chosen to hunker down at a hotel with a keen eye for landscape architecture and a solid commitment to keeping up those lush grounds. We found five spots from coast to coast whose lawns give The Secret Garden a run for its money. Keep scrolling to follow us to paradise.

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1. Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, GA: One of...
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14 Jun

Why Cristóbal Balenciaga Is the Father of Avant-garde Fashion

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Sack dresses, X-rays and anonymity are not normally associated with the revered fashion house that is Balenciaga. A new exhibition at the V&A reveals the designer's stranger and more revolutionary side

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Christian Dior once said that “haute couture is like an orchestra whose conductor is Balenciaga.” Conduct haute couture he did, with half of the exhibition dedicated solely to his legacy and influence. The primary takeaway from the wondrous show – “Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion” is that Cristóbal Balenciaga quite literally shaped the face of fashion since the inception of his French luxury house in the beginning of the 20th century. Mr Balenciaga shied away from the press throughout his career, famously giving only one interview to the...
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14 Jun

Proof The Basket Bag Is Not Just For The Beach

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It's what I call an ‘all-rounder’. Something one can wear with anything, to any occasion.

The approval was clear during fashion month, the basket bag is a spring/summer must.

Not only did we see them at the Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana shows but, taking the form of everything from baskets to bumbags, it was the receptacle of choice on the front row.
 Forget the memories of losing your phone for days on end amongst SPF miniatures and receipts and other nondescript bag paraphanalia, this season it's gone mini.
Here are the straw styles to be shopping now..

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Crossbody It's probably the most practical and smartens up surprisingly easily. This L.F.Markey one is the shape of Victoria Beckham's hyped-up half moon...
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