"Not everything is real, but you are. And being you is good enough."
Everyone knows many of the things and people you see Instagram are products of illusion. But ask body-positivity queen and model Iskra Lawerence, and she'll tell you it goes beyond filters and Photoshop: In a YouTube video and corresponding Instagram post that received more than 132,000 likes in a matter of days, she revealed seven common contortions that people — including models and influencers like herself — rely on to accentuate their assets, resulting in illusions that people can't possibly measure up to IRL.
Stranger Things' Shannon Purser and her stylist started looking immediately after nominations came out.
The reality star dropped some beauty wisdom on her website.
Kim Kardashian is somewhat of a selfie master, who literally created a glowing phone case to always have perfect selfie lighting. But that doesn't explain why she always looks so picture perfect in everything from video livestreams to paparazzi snaps:
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New luxury shopping apps offer a fresh spin on old-school service—straight-from-Paris fashion tips! Lupita’s own stylist!—from the comfort of your own couch. Alison S. Cohn swipes right
Going one-on-one with designer Niki Takesh.
If you've spent any time on Instagram this summer, you will no doubt have stumbled across the sunglasses of the season: Takesh eyewear, founded by 25-year-old artist-cum-designer Niki Takesh.
The kitschy-but-cute Lolita-esque sunglasses—which come in five different shades from baby blue and red to rose-tinted lenses—are like a modern reinterpretation of the classic cat-eye lens, (something that's been a signature of Takesh's for years). "I've always had a thing for sunglasses," says Takesh, who's put her frames on the faces of all her BFF's already (Paloma Elsesser, Ruby and Lily Aldridge, and Atlanta de Cadanet Taylor), "I just really wanted sunglasses that were unattainable or nonexistent."