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17 Mar

The 12 Best—and Most Wearable—Trends for Spring 2016

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Below, the 12 most inspired—and most wearable—Spring 2016 fashion trends to get a jump on right now.

Altuzarra, BCBG, Raquel Allegra (Imaxtree)
Altuzarra, BCBG, Raquel Allegra (Imaxtree)

Bali or Bust 
For spring, designers were clearly inspired by the ultimate beach bum. If we can’t actually quit our corporate gigs to bartend in Bali or make jewelry in Maui, we’ll at least look like we did this season, thanks to the amount of  batik, tie-dye, Baha pullovers, bucket hats, and loose linen coming down the pike.

Alberta Ferretti; Dries Van Noten; Balenciaga
Alberta Ferretti; Dries Van Noten; Balenciaga

Bralettes over Blouses 
Last year, it was all about the slip dress over a shirt, but for spring, designers seemed to have gone smaller, layering tiny bralettes and bustiers over blouses.

Balmain; Rebecca Minkoff; Coach (ImaxTree)
Balmain; Rebecca Minkoff; Coach (ImaxTree)
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17 Mar

Here’s How to Find The Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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With less than one week before spring officially hits it's time to talk sunglasses. And who better to look towards for inspiration than our favorite stunner shade wearing, paparazzi blocking celebrities. As we know, your face shape determines what style compliments you most, and Rihanna, Olivia Wilde, Selena Gomez, and Kylie Jenner know their stuff. Match your mug to one of these celebrities than shop our picks for most flattering frames, courtesy of these sunglass-loving stars. ​

GETTY, COURTESY OF RETAILER
GETTY, COURTESY OF RETAILER
ROUND Offset your round features with geometric shaped sunglasses. Rectangular frames will help elongate your face, while cat eyes sharpen your soft features. Let Selena Gomez in a pair of square aviators be your guide. Styles that work: Rectangular, sharp cat eyes Oliver Peoples x...
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17 Mar

4 Throwback Hollywood Fitness Tribes That Have Stood the Test of Time

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The word obsession has gone through some curious growing pains of late, hasn't it? The noun that once meant a helpless fixation has somehow evolved into a proclamation of approval, as easily applicable to a perfect stranger's Instagram account as to a difficult-to-snag lip kit. All week long we'll be examining what it means to be all-consumed in the digital age. So if you like what we're doing, #LBLBLBLB, okay?
Flashback to 2012: SoulCycle opens a West Coast outpost, Lululemon rules locker rooms everywhere, and Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop is just a blog. Celebrity fitness obsessions have since evolved, but these staples have stood the test of time. Whether they're toning up or slimming down, celebs find strength in numbers at these fit factories—then and now.

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17 Mar

Is the Naked Selfie Good for Feminism? Let’s Take a Closer Look

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If you tuned in to pop culture last week, you're probably aware of the Kim Kardashian naked selfie saga. To recap briefly: Last Sunday, Kardashian uploaded a photo of herself completely nude (but censored) to her 63.8 million followers. A social media shitstorm ensued, with everyone from Bette Midler to Miley Cyrus weighing in. In response to the backlash, Kardashian later published a post on her blog defending the photo and saying, in part "enough is enough [with] the body-shaming and slut-shaming."

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Kardashian is by no means the only person taking and posting naked selfies. Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Emily Ratajkowski (to name a few) have all...
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17 Mar

Rihanna’s Greatest Regret in Life Is an Unbedazzled Thong

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Rihanna ushered in a new era of naked dresses in 2014 when she wore a sheer, Swarovski-crystal-encrusted Adam Selman gown to the CFDA Fashion Awards. She looks back on that outfit with regret now, however, but not because of its nippleyness―in fact, quite the contrary: "I just liked it better without the lines underneath. Could you imagine the CFDA dress with a bra?" Rihanna explains in a new interview. "I would slice my throat. I already wanted to, for wearing a thong that wasn't bedazzled. That's the only regret I have in my life."

Not wearing a blinged-out thing is your biggest life regret? the reporter asked, in disbelief. "To the CFDA Awards," Rihanna noted. "Yes."
Sounds about right.

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NOT NAKED ENOUGH FOR RIRI, Photo by GETTY

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Source - http://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/news/a34925/rihanna-on-not-wearing-bedazzled-thong-to-cfdas/

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17 Mar

Toast to Spring With These Strawberry Margaritas

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When strawberries are in season, you can never have too many strawberry cocktails! Instead of mixing the sweet red berries with vodka or gin, why not combine them with tequila for a vibrant twist on the margarita?

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This easy recipe is a potent crowd-pleaser that's sure to get the conversation flowing. It may seem like a lot of work to haul out the blender, but trust me, this drink is worth it. It's refreshing and fruity, but salty and strong at the same time: perfection in a glass! Start your party right with strawberry margaritas.

Adapted from Katie Sweeney

Strawberry Margaritas

NOTES For an extra punch of color and flavor, reserve the juiced limes and add them back into the pitcher before serving. INGREDIENTS For...
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17 Mar

The Power Lunch

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It's no surprise that the country's most metropolitan locales are full of modern spots for cutting deals, shaking hands and perhaps even an afternoon glass of prosecco. To impress your lunch date, seek out menus that offer something for your meat and potatoes type as well as the delicate diner who prefers leafy greens. Let's not pretend one isn't judged for their power-meal restaurant choices. When in doubt, choose uptown over downtown and formality over fast-casual. And, while each city will always have its staples–which each still have a place on our power lunch short-list–a more modern venture requires a slightly more innovative restaurant choice. Whether you choose chicken paillard atop arugula, steak tartare (with a side of frites) or...
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16 Mar

4-Year-Old Harper Beckham Is Now Designing Clothing

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Harper Beckham has done a lot in the fashion industry in her four-year life: She's styled an A-list celebrity (her father/People's Sexiest Man Alive, David), sat front row at New York Fashion Week (multiple times), and nearly modeled in her mother's show last season (her presence was demanded in the front row, though).

Line up almost ready x vb #VBAW16
Victoria Beckham(@victoriabeckham)님이 게시한 사진님, 2016 2월 14 오전 6:57 PST

But now, Harper is making her foray into clothing design. Her 17-year-old brother, Brooklyn Beckham, may be photographing Burberry campaigns while her13-year-old brother Romeo models in them, but for Harper, it's all about designing. Under the supervision of top designer Victoria Beckham, Harper was hard at work on a dress today:

Draping like mummy ?? X #proudmummy X ✨❤️ Victoria Beckham(@victoriabeckham)님이 게시한...
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16 Mar

Two Youthful Designers Making Clothes You Want to Wear Everyday

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Real girls, according to the French designerChristelle Kocher, do not wear head-to-toe high fashion. Rather, they play the field, sporting a Chanel quilted bag, say, with jeans and a pair of Nikes. It is this distinctively modern approach to dressing that Kocher, 37, was promoting when she launched her elevated streetwear brand, Koché, last year. “I wanted to combine the comfortable with the exceptional,” she says. Fortunately, her job as the artistic director of the Chanel-owned couture-adornment house Maison Lemarié—a role she’s held for the past five years—has afforded her the opportunity. While loose-cut jeans and tees are made at her own studio, tulle-covered track jackets, paillette-encrusted bodysuits, and meticulously embroidered overcoats are crafted by hand at the atelier.

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16 Mar

Should the CFDA Name Kim Kardashian West This Year’s Fashion Icon?

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Tonight at the New Museum, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will announce its 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees. Contenders for womenswear, menswear, and accessory designers of the year will likely include many familiar names. Few recent cycles have gone by when Marc Jacobs, theProenza Schouler boys, Alexander Wang, and The Row’s Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen haven’t made the short lists. The honorees list tends to be more unexpected and harder to predict, and therefore significantly more interesting. Most of all, I’ll be watching out for the Fashion Icon announcement. There’s no guarantee we’ll get one. After Johnny Depp failed to turn up to accept his Icon award in 2012, the CFDA took a year off in 2013....
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