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4 Apr

This Melbourne Fashion Blogger Shares Her Top Tips For Travelling To The Maldives

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If the Maldives isn’t already sitting at the very top of your bucket list, it should be. The pure white sand, aquamarine waters, and all-year-round summer temperatures are certainly hard to beat. And Melbourne fashion blogger, Jasmine Howell, completely agrees. The stylish brainchild behind fashion blog, Friend in Fashion, recently escaped to the tropical nation and has convinced us to move the destination to the very, very top of our list. “For me, the Maldives is the ultimate escape to paradise—crystal blue waters, the whitest of white sand, and sunshine from dusk to dawn,” says Howell. “This is my second visit to what I like to call ‘heaven on Earth’, and each time I fall more and more in love with this...
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1 Apr

NYC’s Coolest New Restaurant Is Hidden In The Back Of An East Village Bar

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Upon entering The Garret, the East Village bar designed to look like your coolest friend's living room, it's hard to imagine how the space could be improved upon (the pink neon sign in the doorway says "No Bad Days," after all). But, if you walk the length of the bar, past the velvet booths and a cozy seating area (keep an eye out for vintage copies of BAZAAR on the bookshelf), you'll find yourself standing in front of a thick curtain, behind which lies a short hallway and an Alice in Wonderland-style wooden door. Ring the doorbell, and instead of Wonderland, enter Dinnertable. The brainchild of culinary power couple Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito (both formerly of Quality Branded spots like Quality Italian...
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31 Mar

Empire’s Manicurist Shares Chicago’s Best Beauty Spots

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For Ericka Johnson, Chicago's best beauty spots extend far beyond the Magnificent Mile.   As the heartbeat of the Midwest, Chicago's beauty scene offers trendy boutiques, luxe salons, and over-the-top spas, but when you're on call for one of the hottest actresses on television, it's the city's no-fuss locales that have the most appeal. As is true for Ericka Johnson, Taraji P. Henson's go-to manicurist for her role on FOX's hit sitcom, Empire. When she's not painting intricate nail designs for Ms. Cookie Lyon, the Seattle native brushes up on the Windy City's under-the-radar salons and spas. Here, she shares a few of her favorite hideouts. Her Facialist "When I'm in need of a good facial, I head to my esthetician and friend, Beata Jedrzejewska....
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30 Mar

Airplane Acne Is A Real Thing You Need To Know About

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Be afraid, frequent flyers. Be afraid.   During my first visit to Dr. Neal Schultz, an NYC dermatologist recommended by a fellow editor, he took one look at the flare-ups on my face and asked, "Have you been traveling lately?" It's like he knew I was fresh off a plane. I confessed how many frequent flier miles I'd racked up over the past few weeks and it was then that I learned the delightful term "airplane acne." So here's the thing: Travel is inherently stressful to your skin because of all the dry air. If you have dry skin, it will make it even drier and oil can get trapped under your dehydrated skin cells. On the other end of the skin type spectrum, if you're prone to oilness,...
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30 Mar

Meet the Women Behind Seoul’s Coolest Concept Shop

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On a secluded side street in Seoul’s Cheongdam, removed from the neighborhood’s main drag, lies a glimmering jewel box of a shop that’s a full-on fashion dream: lemon yellow Vita Kin vyshyvankas, their tassels embroidered with black thread; a butter-soft Forte Couture leather jacket, the wordsMr. Fringe hand-painted on the back. It’s here, at Rare Market, that an incomparably chic duo has curated a treasure trove of clothes that are changing the way Korean girls approach fashion. The day that I visit, the team is busy preparing the launch of The Volon, a line of fringed and furred bags, for which Russian street style star and entrepreneur Miroslava Dumawill fly in from Moscow. Winding my way past the botanic displays, I...
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29 Mar

What Is Alber Elbaz Doing In Korea?

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Judging by his Instagram alone, Alber Elbaz has been enjoying life post-Lanvin. He takes selfies (most of them awkward but endearing), continues todoodle, hugs Karl (Lagerfeld, that is), attends events, poses with Minnie Mouse and, generally speaking, takes in his surroundings with a childlike wonder. There's probably a lot more going on in Elbaz's mind, but we love that he's remained optimistic and happy through it all — at least on Instagram. It's infectious, and makes for a great account to follow. On Tuesday, the former creative director of Lanvin blessed us with more photographic gems — this time, from his trip to Seoul. Now, we're not really sure what exactly Elbaz is doing there, given that Seoul Fashion Week ended on March...
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29 Mar

For Fashion Bloggers, Fancy Vacations Are Just Part Of The Job

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As brands pour more money into influencer marketing, scenic trips are increasingly baked into the experience.

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For more than half a decade, personal style bloggers have been hawking products in their feeds — endorsing goods or services because they love them, or, increasingly, because they're paid to. In the early days, these kinds of endorsements (often described as sponsored, branded or native content) were pretty simple: A blogger might get paid a fee to wear and/or write a post about a particular handbag or mascara, and/or receive a small percentage of the proceeds of sales made via that post. But as social media becomes ever more important...
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27 Mar

Where to Stay, Explore, and Party in Iceland

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Over the course of her 35-year career in fashion, Cynthia Rowley has designed dresses and handbags, obviously, but also wet suits, office supplies, and even beds (her recent collection with Hooker Furniture includes 167 pieces that range from a pink velvet couch to a blue wooden credenza). Travel and adventure are so baked into her brand's DNA that when we spoke, her team was considering shooting the fall 2016 lookbook in the salt flats of Bolivia. Rowley herself heads to new locales whenever she has the opportunity; last Thanksgiving, she traveled to Iceland—or, as she puts it, "Niceland"—for four days with her husband, Bill Powers, a gallerist, and daughters Gigi, 11, and Kit, 16. "The food is delicious, the people...
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27 Mar

7 Things To Pack For Your First Overseas Work Trip

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There are few things more exciting than being sent overseas and getting paid for it! Foreign work travel can be one of the most exciting ways to visit a new place, because you’re nearly guaranteed to see things the way a local would. Packing for work, however, looks a little different from packing for a leisurely vacation, so here are a few things to be sure to bring with you!

1. A Sturdy Tote

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No room for small purses here! You’ll want a bag to do multiple jobs as your briefcase, carry-on, and day bag during your trip. Pockets and long straps are a necessity, as is a neutral color that will go with everything. Stash a small cross...
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27 Mar

American Destinations To Satisfy Your International Itch

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It’s a common scenario. Your wanderlust for an across-the-pond trip is extreme, but you just can’t scrape together the cash (or the vacation days) to make it happen this month or maybe even this year. If this describes your travel life right now, don’t think you have to journey across the Atlantic for a charming vacation. Consider visiting one of these American cities instead, which evoke the charm, food, and culture of popular European destinations.

New Orleans, Louisiana

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It's called the French Quarter for a reason. Founded by French colonists, the city’s famous Jackson Square was actually modeled after the Place des Vosges in Paris, and the open-air artist colony in the square is reminiscent of the lively artist scene along...
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