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1 Nov

Where To Eat, Shop, And Party In London, According To Lady Clara Paget

Photo by Bartek Szmigulski.
You would hardly know from looking at Clara Paget’s Instagram that her proper title is Lady Clara Elizabeth Isis Paget. Her account is a frequently updated mixture of goofy videos, memes, pictures from late nights out, and the occasional cameo from BFF Cara Delevingne. But maybe that’s why we like her so much—Paget is by definition an “aristocrat,” but she handles her pedigree with an ease that is both approachable and irresistible. The 28-year-old feels just as at home acting in front of the camera and posing on the red carpet as she does posing for selfies with her glamorous pack of girlfriends. And through that very feed, you can’t help but get the sense that Paget is the woman...
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31 Oct

Bettina Bakdal’s Dresses Are Made Slow With Vintage Hermès Scarves

Photo: Courtesy of Bettina Bakdal
According to Danish designer Bettina Bakdal, there’s nothing wrong with slowing down. She studied at the Royal Danish Academy School of Design, graduated, and went to work for several large retail corporations in Denmark. She was the head designer for Inwear, producing somewhere around 800 garments between 2006 and 2007. After her stint there, she finally decided to pump the breaks. “I needed space from making clothes,” Bakdal says. “I worked on two independent films as a costume designer and was teaching fashion at Design School Kolding—I needed to clear my head.” It wasn’t until 2013 that she started an eight-person design collective studio and shop called Konrög in Copenhagen; now, she’s turning her attention back to handcrafted fashion with her...
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27 Oct

The Under-The-Radar Fashion IG Account We’re Obsessing Over

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Food made to look like fashion, elementary-aged children dressed with an abnormal amount of sartorial sense, dog anything: Instagram is nothing if not a repository for clickable content. With a solid four years of carefully crafted images scrolling before our eyes (IG was purchased by Facebook in 2012, marking its unofficial birth into mainstream culture), we should all be forgiven for being just a tiny bit jaded. Beyond the sheer volume of it all, it's common for today's square-crop peddlers to count Insta as their full-time gig, a distinction that's helpful to remember if your own posts ever seem a little blah. All of the above explains why we're obsessed with @MonsieurSaturday's feed. Beyond the obvious (shoes!), Monsieur is run by Octavio Platón Akel, an...
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24 Oct

This Jewelry Designer Should Be Your Next Instagram Girl Crush

Photo: Courtesy of Daniela Jacobs
While there are countless brands devoted to a clean, minimal aesthetic, there’s something special about ARC Objects, the brainchild of designer Daniela Jacobs. A Parsons graduate who splits her time between New York and Mallorca, Jacobs says her work celebrates mindfulness and encourages a greater appreciation for “the beauty in small, transient moments.” From her simple yet bold jewelry to her disc-shaped home objects, the porcelain and metal pieces that Jacobs creates are intentionally seasonless. Her off-kilter designs allow for a greater appreciation of details that might otherwise be overlooked. As she explains, “My designs encourage the reconsideration of the objects we use and wear—for example, a plate of unusual shape further highlights what’s on it.” And now that Jacobs has a new website, it seems...
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28 Sep

7 Poses That Make Instagram Stars Look Unreal, Modeled By Iskra Lawrence

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"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.

EXPOSING all the model poses on the gram in this weeks self-care Sunday video ▶️(Link to watch in my bio)👆 Swipe to see 6 of the 7 before and...
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19 Sep

Searching for an Emmys Dress When You’re Not a Sample Size

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Stranger Things' Shannon Purser and her stylist started looking immediately after nominations came out.

When it comes to red-carpet fashion moments, some require loads of planning and others come together instantly. For Shannon Purser, or the scene-stealing Barb from Stranger Things, the Sachin & Babi gown she wore to tonight's Emmy Awards was a bit of both. "When I saw that Shannon got nominated, I knew immediately to start looking [for dresses.] She's not the typical sample-size, so I knew I'd have to prepare and speak with some brands to discuss opportunities, especially in the custom realm," her stylist, Gabriel Langenbrunner, explained to ELLE.com. "I have so much respect for Sachin and Babi's designs, and before I was able to pitch them Shannon,...
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14 Sep

So Thats’s Why Kim Kardashian Always Looks Like She’s Glowing

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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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Now, the reality star has taken to her website to explain what's behind her seemingly all-body glow. And as reported by Allure, the answer is...
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6 Sep

Home-Shopping Network

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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

Jennifer has the kind of effortless no- makeup makeup and perfectly mussed hair that only Parisians can pull off. She pops up in a bubble on my iPhone screen like a Francophone Glinda the Good Witch, exclaiming “Bonjour!” and asking how she can help me today. This isn’t some kind of Her-style futuristic fantasy—Jennifer is a real person, not a sentient OS, and she happens to be my personal shopper for the next 45 minutes. She works for 24 Sèvres—LVMH’s virtual extension of the iconic Parisian department store Le Bon Marché that offers...
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28 Aug

How Takesh Eyewear Became the Most Instagrammed Sunglasses of Summer 2017

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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."

Babe @marthahunt in the baby blue Jadore frames ❤️💦 TAKESH(@takesh.eyewear)님의 공유...
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25 Aug

Are You Even Instagram-Famous If You Don’t Own These Sunglasses?

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As a retort to the usually mocking meme format "In 2017, we'll have [done something tremendous] / 2017: [something tremendously stupid]," we actually do have cool stuff: We can shop on Instagram. Whether that's thumbing a photo to be transported directly to a website or seeing the same puff-sleeve top on various influencers until it enters your subconsciousness, social media factoring into the buying process is a thoroughly modern invention. Don't believe me? Think about the smaller e-tailers that show up on your Discover page—and what handmade linen dresses/vintage cardigans you might've bought from them. And take an inventory of this summer's greatest hits, including the much-copied shoulder-tie Reformation dress and basket bags aplenty, whose success can be owed to their...
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