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14 Mar

13 Photos Of Bill Cunningham At Work That Will Warm Your Heart

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Before there were street style bloggers and Instagram stars, there was New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, his camera and the city's stylish passersby. Now, even with decades in the business and a renowned career under his belt, Cunningham still lives by humble means, traversing Manhattan on his bicycle and snapping photographs in his signature, simple blue jacket. In celebration of the legendary photographer's 87th birthday today, here are 13 photos of him doing what he does best.

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At New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

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At the Met Gala with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

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At the CR Fashion Book launch with Carine Roitfeld in New York

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Biking in New York City

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14 Mar

Wisp of a Thing: New Ways to Plump Up Fine Hair

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When my sister and I were little, our cousins called us Silk and Satin after our shiny, fine hair, which my mom would curl under into dainty mushroom caps. We were hair vain until our bodies grew and changed while our babyish locks remained the same: fragile and limp. We enjoyed a hot moment at the height of the grunge era, when it was sexy to see helix-pierced ears poking through stringy, middle-parted strands. But mostly we lusted after the wild, full manes of Keri and Carrie (Russell and Bradshaw), the ropeish ponytails of our Asian friends, buns bigger than Timbits. This follicular dissatisfaction led to decades of blunt bobs and hours wasted searching for effective jeujing products.

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13 Mar

See Beautiful Old-World Fashion Photos

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Paris Fashion Week reminds us, season after season, that we’re never quite finished with history. This time around, it was Saint Laurent’s old-school salon-style staging and Demna Gvasalia reupholstering signature silhouettes from the Balenciagaarchives. As such, it’s intriguing to dip into the world of turn-of-the-century fashion highlighted by François Kollar, a Hungarian-born photographer who reinvented himself in France as a documentarian of professional life in the first half of the 20th century. A larger retrospective of his oeuvre, titled "A Working Eye," is currently on view at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. Kollar examined the chain of production in both industrial and artisanal milieus, before mechanization replaced a human-powered workforce. He captured various spheres: automobile and aviation workers, lumberjacks and...
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13 Mar

Dick Drawings, Laundromats, and French Fries: Alexander Wang’s New Campaign Is Here

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Want to feel insufficiently cool on this Friday afternoon? You’re in luck! Alexander Wang’s Spring 2016 campaign is here, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to intimidate the crap out of you. Hyped on Instagram as the season of the “Wang Squad”, with a cast including Kaia Gerber, rapper Vic Mensa, K-pop sensation CL, and modeling’s “Bad Girls Club”—Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Binx Walton, et al.—the ads capture the brand’s eff-you ethos to a T. Photographed by Steven Klein, the campaign was shot against a backdrop of less-than-glamorous locations—a hardware store, a subway station, the trunk of a car, Brooklyn’s Metro Community Laundromat, even Boling’s New York apartment, where a rendering of her “dickhead attitude” (as, uh, an actual dick) hangs on...
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13 Mar

Lourdes Leon, Madonna Offpring, Is the Face of Stella McCartney’s New Fragrance

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She might only be 19, but Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon just landed a major campaign. Late last night, designer Stella McCartney announced that Lourdes, or Lola, as she prefers to be called, is one of the frontwomen for McCartney’s new fragrance, POP by Stella McCartney.

So happy to have Lola on the POP team! Lola, who I’ve known her entire life, is at the beginning of her career as a performing artist. She’s an independent, inspirational and free-spirited young woman. Despite being born in the spotlight, she has kept her feet firmly on the ground! X Stella #POPNOW #LolaLeon
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13 Mar

Why Has Makeup Gotten So Minimal?

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By the end of Fashion Week last fall, I had become bored of nude makeup. The first five times, it was interesting — but a beauty editor reporting on nude makeup is like being a weather reporter in Hawaii. Surely, I thought, spring would be different. Spring is light! Spring is pretty! Spring brings lip colors (usually)! But instead, several shows this month — from New York to Milan to Paris — have again featured next-to-nothing makeup. Nude lips became even nuder — your natural lip color, flourished only with an untinted lip balm. Perspiration was the inspiration. London nails were left notably bare, in the city that practically birthed nail art. There have been a very few lip colors in Milan. Glitter was on the clothing and...
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13 Mar

These Are the 2016 LVMH Prize Finalists—And What You Need to Know About Them Now

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And then, there were eight . . . Just three years old and the LVMH Prize has fast become one of fashion’s most prestigious competitions. This morning brings the breaking news of 2016’s finalists, whittled down from a shortlist of 23 talents in the running for a grant of 300,000 euros and a year’s worth of mentoring and support from some of the business’s most boldface names. Per Delphine Arnault, executive vice president of Louis Vuitton and an architect behind the competition, the third edition of the prize promises to be its most dynamic to date. “You see that more and more young designers are doing womenswear and menswear,” she tells Vogue.com. “Three years ago, when we launched the prize,...
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13 Mar

Ashley Olsen Steps Out in Spring’s Must-Have Sandal

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Fashion fans on the East Coast are rejoicing: After months of gray skies and snow, the season is finally shifting into spring. With temperatures reaching into the 70s, it’s no wonder that sandals are on the agenda. After the ugly-pretty Birkenstock, a more streamlined aesthetic emerged on the Spring runways at Burberry, Rag & Bone, and The Row. Ashley Olsen wore a version of the style yesterday—what you might call an elevated take on the shower slide. Overall, her look is a modern twist on preppy style: Trading in moccasins for slides, Olsen amps up the boarding school vibe with neatly tailored pieces. Her navy blazer is left open to let her plunging white blouse show through, while tonal striped trousers...
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13 Mar

Instagram Stars Share the Secrets to Taking Amazing Photos

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Want to take your Instagram feed to the next level? Or just want to snap better vacation pictures? We reached out to some of our favorite ’grammers to get their secrets. But don’t worry—while they expertly capture gorgeous landscapes, the perfect latte, portraits of friends, and mesmerizing street scenes, they are all self-taught photographers and have some seriously down-to-earth advice. Here, from the cameras to use (yes, they actually use their iPhones sometimes) to the secret to capturing the perfect light, these are the tips and tricks you need to seriously elevate your photos.

There are just a couple of spots left in our food photography, styling, and recipe development workshop in April in Puglia, Italy. It’ll be packed full of...
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13 Mar

Hot Dogs and Earrings! Cassie Tells Us How She Gets Red Carpet–Ready

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“I have not lost my sense of New York fashion,” says actress and singer Cassie, as she pays a visit to the Vogue.com offices. “I don’t think New York ever leaves you!” The Connecticut native (who moved to New York City after high school) is in town to promote her latest film, The Perfect Match, which had its Los Angeles premiere earlier this week and comes out in theaters today. Certainly she’s kept a spirit of adventure: Immediately after the West Coast premiere at the ArcLight Cinemas, the 29-year-old stunner swapped out her floor-length evening dress from Stello for an after-party-ready frock from Balmain. “I wanted to change into this dress, but I wasn’t sure I could do it in...
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