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12 Feb

This Musician’s Striking Sculptural Hair Just Won New York Fashion Week

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Last night in Manhattan, as the fashion set dashed from runway show to runway show, Telfar put on a very different kind of event. To celebrate his Fall 2018 collection, aptly titled “Music,” Telfar Clemens hosted a one-of-a-kind ensemble concert, replete with musicians Dev Hynes, Kelsey Lu, Ian Isiah, rapper 070 Shake and more—all jamming in the designer's pops of red leather and signature rock ‘n’ roll cut-out pieces. Center stage was beauty queen and songstress, Kelela, who performed vocals looking fresh faced in a trio of architectural knots. While the R&B musician has been known to take a risk when it comes to her trademark lengths, often embellishing braids with pearls and crystal beads, the mesmerizing high twists were a departure, cutting a striking figure during...
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6 Feb

For This Musician And Balenciaga Model, Life Gets Better At 40

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In a cafe in Stockholm, Sarah Assbring, the Swedish indie-pop star who has performed as El Perro Del Mar since 2003, arrives wearing deep red lipstick, plucked from her local drugstore, her cropped brunette hair tucked delicately into a beret. She is tall with dramatic features, and her ethereal voice, the one that spouts melancholy lyrics full of questions about life and loss, juxtaposed with her signature dreamy upbeat, only adds to the high drama. And though her latest cathartic spells can be heard in her new EP, “We Are History,” in real life, she exudes a quiet confidence, hard won, she will later tell me, after years of self-doubt. “I found my place in the world once I became a mother,” says...
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2 Feb

Go To Bed With Jessica Hart

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With well over ten years in the modeling world under her belt, Jessica Hart has worked for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Victoria's Secret, Guess, Marc Jacobs and Estee lauder—just to name a few. Last year, the Aussie bombshell added entrepreneur to her resume, starting her own skincare line based in Australia called Luma. The line is focused on light-reflecting, and thus, illuminating products—hence the name. Crushed pearls are a key ingredient in both the skincare and cosmetics. The 12 products are made in Australia but luckily for the rest of us Luma ships worldwide. The beauty aficianado let us into her hotel room for an evening to share her nighttime routine—it includes her teacup Yorkshire terrier, wine and sometimes...
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1 Feb

This Charming Hudson Spa Is a Dream Getaway For New Yorkers

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One scenic train ride north along the Hudson River and a 15-minute walk will land you at the foot of Main Street in downtown Beacon, New York, where galleries and coffee shops and the town’s only day spa speckle the strip. You can tell the latter apart from the other shops because its facade is storybook sweet, a tall and thin redbrick townhouse that touts black-and-gold trimming and a terrace on top. Everything about the Inn and Spa at Beacon is simple: the brunch (croissants and fruit); the elevator (a jewel-box lift that somehow feels Parisian); the rooms (there are 12 and their walls all painted the same slate gray). And then there’s the spa. With just a few types of massages and...
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1 Feb

Here’s Why Kim Kardashian West’s Cornrow Controversy On Social Media Matters

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When you are Kim Kardashian West, controversy comes with the territory, but the star’s latest social media post has struck a particularly raw nerve online. Over the weekend, upon updating her Snapchat with an image of herself sporting cornrows, Kardashian West cited the inspiration as actress and model Bo Derek, whose appearance in the Blake Edwards comedy 10 served to introduce an existing look to a new audience when it debuted in 1979. Almost four decades later, the image of Derek running across the beach to the delight of Dudley Moore is still ingrained in popular culture, but Kardashian West’s reference point drew the ire of the Internet as it ignored the true origins of the style, which has deep roots in the...
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31 Jan

Lupita Nyong’o’s Sculpted Hair Makes Her Look Like Royalty

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For the Black Panther premiere in Hollywood, celebrities walking the carpet went all out with colorful fashion choices. Lupita Nyong'o stepped it up with a killer beauty look to match her royal purple Atelier Versace gown. Her sculptural hair, in particular, was a showstopper. Nyong'o's longtime hair stylist Vernon Francois created the look, which featured a thin gold headband and vertical updo. It's reminiscent of the high, tiered style she wore at the 2016 Met Gala, which Nyong'o indicated on her Instagram was inspired by Nina Simone and African hair sculptures after publications called her look an homage to Audrey Hepburn. "We aimed to showcase the classic, towering structures which have existed throughout traditional African culture," Francois told The Fader at the time. "Also, we wanted to demonstrate the versatility...
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30 Jan

Lady Gaga’s Glam Team Tells Us Exactly How She Got Her Grammy’s Beauty Look

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Between her breathtaking performance and epic dress-jumpsuit, there was plenty of reason to pay attention to Lady Gaga at the 2018 Grammys. What really blew me away, however, was her beauty look. From her Daenerys Targaryen-worthy long "corset" braids to her dazzling glitter smoky eye, she hit all the right marks.
Let's start with the sparkly eyes. I MEAN:

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Because of all that glitter, I guessed the eye look must've taken, oh, an hour or so of meticulous application. When I asked her makeup artist Sarah Nicole Tanno for details, however, she revealed it took a mere 20 minutes. Inspired by "a dark starry night" and her Armani Privé gown, Tanno created Gaga's intense smoky look by heavily lining her eyes into a...
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10 Jan

Emily Ratajkowski Just Got In Hot Water Over Her New Hair Campaign

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Emily Ratajkowski was just announced as the new face (and hair!) of Kérastase Paris. What started as a seemingly innocuous Instagram post to share news of the partnership quickly turned into a fight over the model/actress/activist's choice of words in her caption.

So excited to announce that I am the new face of @kerastase_official ! Welcome good hair days! Shot by @inezandvinoodh ✨ #Kerastase #KerastaseClub #sponsored
Emily Ratajkowski(@emrata)님의 공유 게시물님, 2018 1월 8 6:00오후 PST

Posting the black-and-white campaign image, she wrote: "Hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity, and identity. So excited to announce that I am the new face of @kerastase_official!" Her comment section was flooded with followers accusing the model of shaming and offending the millions of women who...
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