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31 Aug

Rita Ora Shows Off a Gorgeous New Ombré ‘Do

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It looks like Rita Ora has switched up her look as it gets closer to fall. The songstress had a new 'do as she appeared The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, with a portion of her blonde locks darkened to a light chestnut hue from the roots and the rest of it a darker blonde than it has been in months. Ora wore her hair combed over to the side and in soft waves on the show, with her new hair color combo giving her mane an ombré effect. The "Body on Me" singer's outfit was a stark contrast to the color of her hair, given that she opted for a black sequin and feathered top and matching bellbottom pants. While...
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31 Aug

MadeMe: Proving Good Streetwear doesn’t have To Be Menswear

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Free-love references blend flower power with 90s JNCO rave culture in MadeMe’s latest lookbook, starring NY muses Alexandra Marzella and Manon Macasaet. The brand is the brainchild of Erin Magee, whose designs are a refreshing alternative to the male-dominated world of streetwear. And it’s not the only thing she’s been working on – in addition to the socially-conscious autumn collection, Magee has also collaborated with Kim Gordon’s iconic 90s girls-only skate brand X-Girl to create special pieces that nod to the styles of Harmony Korine and Chloë Sevigny circa 1994. We sat down with Magee to discuss going against the grain of fashion and her dELIA*s inspired new images. Can you go into the inspiration for the collection? Erin Magee: It’s 90s rave culture referencing 60s and 70s fashion and culture....
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31 Aug

This Stunning Campaign Shows Models In All Their Unretouched Glory

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Last year, British model Charli Howard made waves when she stood up to her modeling agency. The 25-year-old took to Facebook, writing, “Here’s a big F*** YOU to my (now ex) model agency, for saying that at 5’8″ tall and a UK size 6-8 (naturally) [a size 2/4 in the U.S.], I’m ‘too big’ and ‘out of shape’ to work in the fashion industry.” Howard wrote that she was leaving the body-shaming agency ASAP, telling the agency, “the more you force [models] to lose weight and be small, the more designers have to make clothes to fit our sizes, and the more young girls are being made ill. It’s no longer an image I choose to represent.” Howard moved to work with a new agency, MUSE Management,...
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31 Aug

The Most-Pinned Lipstick of All Time Is Exactly What You’d Guess

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OK, fine: This might be surprising to exactly nobody, but the top-pinned lipstick of all time is MAC’s cult-favorite, Ruby Woo. It should be no wonder why: The shade’s insanely flattering on every single skin tone (the blue-red brightens up porcelain skin tones and pops against deep complexions), it stays put for hours, and at $17, it isn’t as cost-prohibitive as, say Tom Ford, YSL, or Kevyn Aucoin. Even better? The iconic siren bullet is super-matte, but won’t dry out your lips. Win! Oh, and if you’re not sure what it looks like on your skin tone, let one of the nearly 20,000 Instagram posts show you. But if $17 is too steep for something you’ll probably end up licking off, there are...
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31 Aug

25 Long Hairstyles That Will Make You Want To Get A Fringe, ASAP

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Call it the Disney princess effect, but we’ve never really fallen out of love with the idea of long, flowing hair. Bobs, lobs and directional asymmetric cuts may come and go, but there’s something timeless about Rapunzel-worthy lengths. But if you’re worried that growing out your hair might result in a do that’s pretty but a little – whisper it – conventional, we have a simple solution. Whether you choose a blunt, full style, a choppier cut or an easy-to-maintain side fringe, one of the easiest ways to add interest to your style is to opt for what our American cousins have christened ‘bangs.’ Easy to style and flattering for every face shape, it’s no wonder that legions of A-listers have chosen...
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31 Aug

Colton Haynes’ Visibility Award Speech Promises A Better Future

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“I don’t necessarily feel especially deserving of this recognition”

Colton Haynes is the recipient of the Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign this year. Since officially coming out as gay in an Entertainment Weekly profile this past spring, Haynes has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQIA rights. Receiving the award from the United States’ largest LGBTQIA civil rights advocacy group is both humbling and deeply important considering the flack Haynes received following his coming out. “I don’t necessarily feel especially deserving of this recognition. We all know that there are many other ways, many other people who have come before me and blazed the trail as LGBT advocates and role models,” he said. “And I’m walking in their shoes and I’m following...
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31 Aug

A Comprehensive Guide to the Fall 2016 Fashion Trends

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From statement furs to velvet everything, this is what's trending for fall 2016.

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RENAISSANCE WOMAN

Velvet, bell sleeves, corsets and more make up a uniform fit for a modern day madrigal singer.

As seen at Gucci, Vanessa Seward, Chanel, Ellery, and Lanvin

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PUFFERS AND EVENING WEAR

Who says you need an evening coat just for dressy occasions? ELLE editors, including both our fashion director and market director, absolutely loved this fresh and unexpected pairing.

As seen at Gabriela Hearst, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Sacai, and Vivienne Westwod

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TINSEL Shine on, ladies! With these sparkly coats, dresses, and skirts it should be more than easy to do. As seen at Adam Selman, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Marco...
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31 Aug

The Tokyo Shop Workers Shaping The Future Of Japanese Fashion

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In most cases, however you dress it up, retail isn't at the top of everyone's dream job list. With a job description that might best be described as a testing experience with the general public and the horrors that happen in changing rooms, it's widely-accepted that a shop job is something you endure rather than enjoy. This otherwise universal truth means nothing in Harajuku, where things are a little more glamorous for a certain circle of retail workers. Known locally as 'shop staff', the kids happily hanging shirts for minimum wage in Tokyo's fashion district aren't your average turn-up-for-work-hungover employees, but a unique community of employees hired to be brand ambassadors, models, and de facto 'faces' of the brands they...
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31 Aug

6 Women Wore Juicy Couture Tracksuits to Work and Everything Got Better

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A lot has been written recently about the return of the Juicy Couture tracksuit. All over the internet, people are claiming that the early 2000s celebrity wardrobe staple is primed for an epic comeback. Cosmopolitan.com decided to test this theory out by having seven editors wrap themselves in Juicy Couture velour for the day and report back on their experiences. Here's what happened:

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"I lived in my Juicy tracksuit back in the day. I shared a closet with my sister when we were growing up, so together, we had one for every day of the week, and we would borrow and mix and match all the time. It's been six years since I last wore...
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31 Aug

Tennis- Inspired Activewear Brand Full Court Is Staying Niche — For Now

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When Marguerite Wade came up with the idea of launching her ownactivewear line nearly three years ago, she was constantly being told to design for a sport that she really had no interest in. "I got totally overwhelmed and people tried to drag me into the yoga world," remembers Wade. "There's nothing wrong it with but it's not my vibe." Rather than being bunched with aslew of new brands in a billion-dollar market that's already on the brink of oversaturation, Wade stuck to her guns and, in 2014, debuted Full Court, a niche line of active apparel inspired by tennis. Though the pieces can easily skew between sportswear and streetwear. Since Wade launched Full Court, it has been a one-woman show; she self-funds...
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