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2 Mar

Nike Launches Its First Plus-Size Line

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Shopping for curvy women can be difficult at the best of times, but finding workout wear is even harder (apparently, most brands believe that people above a size 16 don't exercise). But that's all about to change thanks to Nike, which has just launched its first plus-size range.

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Courtesy Nike

"Nike recognizes that women are stronger, bolder and more outspoken than ever," a spokesperson from the athletic brand explained. "In today's world, sport is no longer something that she does, it's who she is. The days where we have to add 'female' before 'athlete' are over. She is an athlete, period. And having helped fuel this cultural shift, we celebrate these athletes' diversity, from ethnicity to body shape."

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2 Mar

Giving Away 60,000 Pairs of Socks Looks Like This

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In collaboration with 60 influential brands, one sock company succeeded in a mission to donate 60,000 pairs of socks to N.Y.C.'s homeless population on Tuesday.

Bombas Socks originated in 2013 after co-founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg discovered that socks are the most sought-after clothing item in homeless shelters. Since the company’s establishment, the start-up has donated more than 2 million pairs of socks to those in need.

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During Tuesday's 60k Day initiative, Bombas—alongside companies such as Baublebar, Gap, Kenneth Cole, LinkedIn, Thinx, Shake Shack, and ClassPass—corralled volunteers to distribute 60,000 socks to men, women, and children in 60 shelters and service centers across the city.

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2 Mar

This Graffiti Hair Artist Is Taking Dye Jobs To a Whole New Level

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Graffiti hair became a full-fledged trend over the summer, and since then we've seen a slew of trippy, colorful iterations. But perhaps the most impressive of them all are the creations of hair graffiti artist Daniel Moon at Ramirez Tran salon. Fun fact: Moon is the colorist that gave Kanye West his swirly pink-and-yellow-gold hair.

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On men and women alike, Moon dreams up murals on customized to different cuts and textures. One of the designs Moon is most proud of is the treatment he gave model Adwoa Aboah—color blocking her buzz cut with neon yellow, pastel pink, bright purple, white, and more, then punctuating it with...
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2 Mar

H&M Spring 2017: The Exact Drugstore Lipstick Used For the Brand’s Runway Show in Paris

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Paris Fashion Week is about as fancy as you think it is. Show are held at places like the Louvre and the Rodin Museum. Models saunter about in outfits that cost the same as a mortgage. On a house. And the hair and makeup products used backstage are normally pretty price-y. But today, at the H&M spring 2017 show in Paris, makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo (who I once nervously helped assist during London Fashion Week) broke out a lipstick that costs a mere four bucks and can be found at most drugstores around the U.S. While wandering down a street full of beauty supply stores in Paris, Carrasquillo came upon a shop full of cheapie makeup, but cheapie makeup that was...
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2 Mar

In Another Interesting Move, Fashion Says *This* Is The New, Cool Way To Wear Sunglasses

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ery so often, part of me wants to sing (in James Murphy's voice) "Fashion, I love you. But you're weirding me out." Not because croakies and sweatpants that cost more than a plane ticket are in, but because sooner or later, we come to embrace the things we first found strange—that's the really wacky part. While the industry's latest curveball—the titular "cool way to wear sunglasses"—seems pretty palatable to us, we could also see someone being like "This is really silly, and I will never change how I wear my Quay aviators, which is over my ears like a normal human." Fair, but at least allow us to present our case for hooking the arms...
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2 Mar

A Celebration of Individuality at Marni A/W17

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In an industry that can often feel a little like a game of musical chairs, Francesco Risso’s appointment as Marni’s creative director was one of a number of 2016’s power moves. He had spent the former seven years working behind-the-scenes at Prada, and while his new role might not have the same headline impact of Raf Simons moving to Calvin Klein, or Anthony Vaccarello to Saint Laurent, his first womenswear outing was hotly anticipated by a sphere which reveres that brand’s forward-looking creativity above all others. His debut collection proved Mrs Prada’s trust in his aesthetic to be well-placed: it had all of the irreverent eclecticism that Marni is famed for, alongside the considered intellectualism of Prada, and plenty of Risso’s own colour besides.

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1 Mar

Here’s Why Nasty Gal Is Under Attack on Instagram

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OK, so this isn’t good. Nasty Gal has a mob of very, very angry consumers on its hands, and they’re drumming up a lot of noise by making themselves heard through their preferred social media outlet: the comment section on Instagram. For National Margarita Day and Woman Crush Wednesday, the e-commerce site ‘grammed a photo of 88-year-old personality Baddie Winkle lounging poolside in a one-piece emblazoned with the words “dime piece” (translation: a sexy woman, a perfect 10, etc). And within 24 hours, the image has racked up nearly 300 comments from users recounting their upsets and frustrations—not about Baddie, but about bad experiences with their orders, ranging from an unresponsive customer service to accidental charges to lost packages. “You guys won't...
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1 Mar

Spring 2017 Trend Report: How to Wear Stripes

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Stripes and the red carpet might seem like an unlikely duo, but this Awards season has seen a handful of colourful lust-worthy lines. From Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery to Black-ish’s Yara Shahadi, rainbow-striped gowns add a fresh spin to the usual Hollywood eveningwear fare. This spring, stripes are everywhere—from classic Bretons to Nouveau Technicolour, this print is angling for serious space in your closet. And why not? It’s one of the most wearable (gasp!) trends this season—and a cinch when it comes to styling. For a timeless sea-worthy look, stick to stripes in go-to primary colours like red and blue. Altuzarra’s nautical-inspired off-the-shoulder dress easily transitions from day to night, simply by swapping your accessories. Proenza Schouler did a stellar striped...
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