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5 May

Perfect Looks To Copy This May

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Maybe it's because May delivers the unofficial start of summer, but there's just something about this time of year that has us feeling really excited about getting dressed again. After a decently wet April (here in New York City, at least), we're a bit tired of wearing jackets, clunky shoes, and anything else constricting — or, to be honest, anything that'll leave us sweating. So something new, albeit something we experience every single year, helps reignite our creativity. The tricky thing about May, though, is while it helps usher in the warmest days of the year, the month itself isn't always no-jacket, no-pants weather. Instead, it's a transitional time that requires adequate layering and styling — something we don't necessarily dedicate...
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1 May

Why Wyoming Broke Out Their Tutus In A Show Of Tolerance, Acceptance, & Love

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A photo says a thousand words, so the saying goes. Then what do a thousand photos of people wearing tutus in bars say? In Wyoming, those photos say tolerance, acceptance, and love. So what do tutus and Wyoming have to do with each other? Let us explain. During a speech at Greybull High School and Middle School in Greybull, Wyoming on Thursday, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) remarked that a man shouldn't be surprised if he got a punch for "wearing a tutu to a bar." Enzi's statement was part of a story about a man he says he knows who does just that. "I know a guy who wears a tutu and goes to bars on Friday night and is...
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1 May

How 6 Women Maintain Their Unicorn Hair

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When I dyed my naturally black hair to silver last December, and then purple-pink in February, I faced a steep hair care learning curve. It opened up a whole world of products and techniques my formerly low-maintenance self never even knew about. The best way I learned was to talk to women with brightly dyed hair—I'd literally stop them in the street and ask them what shampoo they used. Thankfully, you won't need to do that. We asked experts who have tried every wild color under the sun how they keep their hair looking vibrant and feeling healthy. Judging by the ongoing unicorn craze, this will come in handy for all of you ready to take the rainbow-colored plunge.

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28 Apr

The Best Hair In Belgium Belongs To a 6-Year-Old Rapunzel

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It’s no secret that beauty’s biggest street style trends belong to the smallest stars: North West and her topknots, Blue Ivy and her braids, and Suri Cruise and her shoulder-grazing hair. And now, another genetically blessed child is stepping into the arena. Meet 6-year-old Belgian Lou Mungiele, whose hair comes straight out of a fairy tale. She and her curls made waves on the anonymous 23-year-old stylist @YouthSmhr’s Instagram a few weeks ago with a Yeezy-inspired athleisure look, accessorized with none other than her teddy, that garnered nearly 2,500 likes. According to Lou’s mother, Gisele Mungiele, who is half Congolese and half Belgian, her daughter’s hair reaches 20.5 inches long. (To give you a sense of just how long that is, the...
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19 Apr

Leave Jeans Alone

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I need someone to explain something to me. It is very confusing and I don't understand it. What is happening to jeans? Is there a conspiracy against jeans? As Racked pointed out, many sins have been committed against jeans in recent times. Wherefore? Whyfore? They are just a humble working pant!
You're a fashion-minded person. You've known for a while that all is not right in the world of denim. But if you think you knew just how not-right it has become, you are wrong. So, so wrong.

The stepped-hem jean

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Where were you when you first saw the stepped-hem jean? At home? At work? Serenely browsing the shelves? For some reason,...
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14 Apr

Pretty Or Creepy? Feather Brows Are The Most Love-It-or-Hate-It Trend To Hit Instagram Yet

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As far as we knew, the outer bounds of eyebrow creativity were limited to coloring, bejeweling, and maybe some highlighting. But then Finnish MUA Stella Sironen made one small parting for makeup kind, one giant leap for exciting ideas in beauty.
Earlier the week, Sironen posted the first known photo of what she'd later call the #featherbrow, in which the arch's hairs are split down the middle using a glue stick (!!!) for an effect that resembles barbs diverging along a quill. Note 1: She credits her friend Leevi for dreaming up the avian look while brushing her brows. And Note 2 : Get a load of that holographic eye and blue mascara—really nice.

so i'm starting this new brow trend please...
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13 Apr

The Unexpected Place To Find The Perfect Vintage Levis (On The Cheap!)

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We're not hyperbolizing when we say that trying to find the perfect pair of vintage Levi's is like searching for a needle in a haystack. The market has more quantity than quality; the sizing (and pricing!) is wildly inconsistent. And, even if you go somewhere and try on 20 pairs, you could still not find one that fits: They might be good at the waist but then do that baggy thing at the crotch (you know what we're talking about), or maybe they make your butt look great but hug way too tight at the calf. Basically, that "effortless" look does not come without headache. On my quest for the "perfect" pair of jeans, I've found one no-fail way to track...
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11 Apr

This Instagrammer Has The Best Ear-Parties

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Remember when arm parties were the thing? Before jewelry took a more minimalist turn, we couldn't pile enough bracelets (and watches, and other stringy things) onto our wrists at once. But lately, there's one Insta-girl making the case for the ear party — and all of a sudden, our maximalist dreams have resurfaced (that, and we want a lot more piercings). Erika Bowes has racked up 130K followers for her on-point selfies and trendy wares, but it's her ears we can't stop staring at. Constantly decked out with hoops, studs, and tons of other dangly baubles, Bowes' ear styling makes us want to leave our super-simple pieces in the past and pile on as many mismatched earrings as possible. With the...
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10 Apr

5 Bold Beauty Lessons From Instagram’s Wildest Makeup Star

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Slithering snakes with flecks of ice blue; sherbet-hued flames; rainbow lines extended into feline flicks. These are just a few of the otherworldly designs Nashville-based @claropsyche, née Juliana Horner, draws around her brown almond-shaped eyes and shares with her nearly 40,000 followers. “I like to show off,” says the 25-year-old Pratt Institute graduate who recently exchanged thread and needles for makeup brushes and palettes. “With fashion you can do a beautiful inseam, but no one will see it. With makeup, details are visible immediately.” Though, like fashion, she has found that mastering those details takes both practice and the right tools. Here, Horner sounds off on the rules for creating a bold statement look of your own. Look for Inspiration Everywhere“You...
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4 Apr

Get Lost In The Inimitable Style Of This Nigerian, Texas-Bred, New York–Based Insta Star

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One glance at Erykah Ijeoma Achebe’s Instagram, and it’s easy to think you’ve gained access to a far-flung world—somewhere full of color, exuberance, and a certain knack and appreciation for mixing improbable prints with perfect results. Curated with selfies, #OOTD posts, and dispatches from recent travels, the 29-year-old’s page is awash in transportive references. But the Barneys New York stylist, who is of Nigerian descent, but grew up in Texas and now calls New York home, enjoys using expressive fashion to help whip up far-fetched tales. “The clothing I wear tells my story. It expresses my mood and attitude in ways that words can never describe,” she tells Vogue.com. Achebe’s interest in African designers like Maki Oh and Orange Culture connects...
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