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31 Jul

Tested Makeup Brushes for Bacteria, and the Results Were Shocking

PHOTO: Isabella Behravan
Yes, we're told time and again that our makeup brushes and sponges are hotbeds for gunk and bacteria. Yes, we know it's best to toss them after a certain amount of time, no matter how diligently we clean them. Yes, as beauty editors, we really should know better. But here's the thing about microscopic particles—it's really easy to adopt an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. There are (literally) bigger things to worry about, right? But in reality, ignoring the problem can wreak havoc on our skin—or worse, our health. So in the name of a self-imposed reality check, we thought it only made sense to finally give ourselves a visual of what's really hiding on those brushes. We nabbed some agar petri dishes on Amazon, swabbed...
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29 Jul

Cycling Has Never Looked This Chic! Meet Tokyobike’s Juliana Rudell Di Simone

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In the dog days of summer, most New Yorkers struggle to find work attire that stands up to the 90-degree heat of a packed subway platform or a ten-block walk down Seventh Avenue. Nothing’s worse than showing up to a meeting with a flushed “glow” that’s really just sweat. The commuters who really know what they’re doing, of course, are the bikers—they get from point A to point B in half the time, skip the crowded bus stops, and essentially create their own breeze. One biking enthusiast who’s changing the wear-to-work game is Juliana Rudell Di Simone, the owner of Tokyobike North America. You’ve probably strolled past the Tokyobike store just off Bowery, or maybe you’ve spotted one of their candy-colored,...
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29 Jul

Double Trouble Model Twins Star In Mulberry’s New Campaign

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Back in February during London Fashion Week, Mulberry made a return to the runway under the direction of creative director Johnny Coca – marking their first show since 2013. The following month, the Spanish designer tapped young photography protege Coco Capitán to shoot a campaign that focused on female friendship – now, the follow-up is here, starring model twins Odette and Lia Pavlova.

Behind the scenes on Mulberry’s Winter campaign
Behind the scenes on Mulberry’s Winter campaign
Behind the scenes on Mulberry’s Winter campaign
Behind the scenes on Mulberry’s Winter campaign
Behind the scenes on Mulberry’s Winter campaign
Behind the scenes on Mulberry’s Winter campaign
“This is the second campaign that Coco Capitán has shot for Mulberry,” Coca shared exclusively of the Winter images, entitled Self/Reflection and revealed for the first time above. “She has a unique way of seeing the world and skillfully expresses that in her photography – her images feel like very specific...
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29 Jul

7 Things You Actually Didn’t Know Yet About Kim and Kanye

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West took the whole magazine-cover-story thing to a new level by inviting Harper's Bazaar into their bed. The couple talked about everything from Taylor Swift to nude selfies to obscenely extravagant birthday gifts. Here are seven things you didn't yet know about America's most exposed pair:

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1. Kim rented Kanye an island for his birthday. And Kanye thinks that makes people resent them. "You see, those are the type of statements that make people not like us, more so than the 'I'm the best' statement," he told the magazine. "It's more the, 'Oh, yeah, I just rented an island for his birthday...
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29 Jul

What Models Wear to Concerts (and You Should Too)

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Model Lily Aldridge and her sister (and fellow model) Ruby just summed up exactly what to wear to a concert. Attending the kickoff of Radiohead's long-anticipated tour in New York last night, the duo stepped out in looks that were as comfortable as they were cool. As we've all probably learned the hard way, while you want to look cute at a concert, it's of utmost important that your outfit of choice is appropriate for dancing, navigating crowds, and standing for long periods of time. The Aldridge sisters succeeded in doing just that. Lily wore a minidress, ankle boots, and camo jacket (worn strategically off of her shoulders à la KenGi), while Ruby chose a vintage concert tee, cutoff denim shorts (accessorized...
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28 Jul

Margot Robbie’s Pink Jumper At This “Suicide Squad” Block Party Is Pure Summertime

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Summertime is the time for easy fashion to beat the heat, and on Monday at the Wynwood Block Party in Miami promoting her new movie, Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie was giving us serious summer vibes inperfect look.

 
Check out Margot rocking this amazing blush pink jumpsuit that’s perfect for summer.

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Thaddaeus McAdams / Getty

The color is perfect, and the loose fit and casual fabric gives her an easy elegance that we love for a warm summer day. Margot was hanging with Will Smith and fellow cast members promoting her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, which comes out in a few weeks.

 
Margot was clearly feeling this summer look in front of this amazing mural.

Miami's little monster @suicidesquadmovie amazing artwork: @didirok...
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28 Jul

Bad Movies with Good Clothes

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Now that you can curate (bleh) "Flixtapes" on everybody's favorite streaming service, there's nothing stopping you from making one with the above theme and addressing it "to me, from me." Because what greater gift *is* there than being able to switch your brain off to focus on what really matters: the fashion?

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In this glitzy remake of the 1975 original, the aesthetic is all full skirts and headbands, and everyone is shiny and pneumatic. Also, Glenn Close's Bumpit game.

'Crimson Peak' We saw this, but can't remember much more than that blood monster thing in the bathtub and being able to smell the incest from a mile away. (Plus Tom Hiddleston's butt.) However, costume designer Kate Hawley *killed* it...
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28 Jul

How Much Should A Haircut Really Cost?

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"Basic" may have adapted a negative connotation in recent years, but there's no shame in seeking advice on theoretically simple sartorial conundrums. In our latest column, "Back to Basics," we're here to guide you through life's most common (and important) fashion and beauty concerns. The cost of a haircut can be a surprisingly controversial subject. Years after John Edwards was skewered for his $400+ haircut (you'd think world leaders would have learned their lesson), it was recently reported that French president François Hollande pays his hairstylist more than $10,000 each month. But what can a $10,000 haircut get you that a $100 one can't? And, more importantly, how much should all of us common-folk, whose grooming habits are not funded by taxpayers, shell out for a...
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28 Jul

6 Occasions When The Accessories Made The Outfit

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There are days when getting dressed means standing in front of your closet, wearing nothing but your underwear and a new pair of shoes. But starting to build an outfit using an accessory as your anchor is actually a pretty clever idea; the simple shift in order can sometimes inspire creativity you wouldn't necessarily get to otherwise. But — and here's the real reason we do it sometimes — it makes getting dressed a breeze, because the most basic items sometimes pair best with statement accessories. We're talking plain black skinnies, your most worn-in sundress, jean cutoffs, and graphic tees: These are the items that make your new thrifted choker necklace and Prince Charming shoes really pop. Need proof? We've rounded...
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28 Jul

Brushes vs. Sponges vs. Your Fingers: This Is The Real Difference

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Over the years, I’ve heard it all—this makeup artist loves to use her fingers while that celebrity prefers a brush. Another expert will swear byBeautyblenders ($30). Kylie Jenner even applies her moisturiser with a brush. The advice is helpful, but often it leaves me with even more questions. What is the best way? And which products call for what tools? I’ve been applying my foundation with a sponge, my eyeshadow with a brush, and blending on my concealer with my fingers. But I’m curious if I’ve got it all wrong—if, dare I say, I could look far more flawless during a night out if I swap out the tools I use for each step. I decided it was time to find definitive...
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