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Cynthia Cook Brides, David Yurman & Vogue Celebrate Weddings

04/10/2017

Cynthia Cook Smith hosted 15 brides-to-be at the David Yurman boutique in Beverly Hills to showcase the wedding jewelry collection. Guests tried on pieces from three vignettes of jewelry and got advice from Cynthia on how to style for their upcoming wedding day.  

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Beyoncé and More Stars Who Ruled the Pregnancy Bump Reveal

02/01/2017

Beyoncé is pregnant with twins—a revelation that shook the Internet, when the star casually dropped the news on Instagram this afternoon. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two,” she wrote, her growing bump on full display, artfully surrounded by a vivid floral arrangement and lemon-yellow veil. The singer is one in a long line of celebrities that have rule...

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What Will Beyoncé Wear Now That She’s Pregnant?

02/01/2017

While Beyoncé’s baby announcement today left little to the imagination—the pop singer revealed the impending birth of twins by posting a selfie dressed in nothing more than a sierra frilled bra top, tie dye hipster shorts, and a teal veil (the religious iconography is all there!)—there are still some things that remain to be seen. In addition to the sex of her new little ones, there...

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New York’s “One Book, One New York” Campaign Wants To Get The Entire City On The Same Page

02/01/2017

New York may already be lauded for its legendary literary scene, but if the Mayor’s office has its way, those literary lions are about to get a whole lot more democratic. The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) today announced a new initiative, “One Book, One NY” which will be fêted at a party with BuzzFeed tonight and which aims to get all of New York Cit...

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An Inside Peek at Ellen DeGeneres’s New Line for Pets

02/01/2017

“After I launched my line for humans I realized that I was leaving a whole species out,” said Ellen DeGeneres on the launch of her brand ED by Ellen’s extension into the pet market. Working with PetSmart, DeGeneres is shrinking her playful designs to accommodate four-legged friends with more than 250 pieces starting at $4 (for a flat dog toy) and topping out at $50 (for a dog carrier)....

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Meet the Skater-Slash-Model With Hood By Air in His Closet and Vetements on the Brain

02/01/2017

Whether he’s goofing off in a convenience store or doing kick flips in a L.A. parking lot, Olan Prenatt is always decked out. That’s not to say that he wears wild, over-the-top embellishments or head-to-toe designer looks, but he’s got that special sartorial something that has caught the attention of labels like Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Hugo Boss. Prenatt is a model on the rise with ...

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The Best Reactions to Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Announcement

02/01/2017

In case you somehow missed it, Beyoncé is pregnant—with twins! The superstar made her announcement in, well, superstar fashion: kneeling in lingerie beneath an arbor of roses and under a pistachio-green tulle veil. Why? Why not? Knowles’s announcement—“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will ...

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Ukraine’s Influence on the Runway Is Bigger Than You Think

02/01/2017

Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days, one of Ukraine’s two Fashion Weeks, kicks off today. The program has featured Ukrainian designers who have reached significant levels of success outside of Kiev, including names like Julie Paskal, who now shows at Paris Fashion Week, as well as Anna October, who has sold at Browns in London. But Ukrainian fashion, in the more traditional sense, has long had...

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Beyoncé Is Pregnant With Twins

02/01/2017

Today, Beyoncé announced on her Instagram account that she and her husband, Jay Z, are expecting twins. The superstar posted an image of herself kneeling in front of a floral archway, swathed in a pale green veil. The image was somewhat bridal, and depicted the singer holding her growing belly while looking directly at the camera. Beyoncé wrote, “We would like to share our love and happ...

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Melania Trump Might Not Move to the White House After All

02/01/2017

It’s been a week and a half since Donald Trump assumed office. While the spotlight-loving president has been front and center since then, doing prime-time interviews and signing executive orders in front of photographers, there have been few sightings of his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, in the public sphere. After the inauguration, the conspicuously private Mrs. Trump quickly returned t...

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Lady Gaga Is Back to Her Wild Fashion Ways, Just in Time for the Super Bowl

02/01/2017

In case you haven’t heard, logomania is back. Brand loyalists are no longer shy about adorning themselves with prints and labels. Never one to do a trend by halves, Lady Gaga stepped out in Prague yesterday wearing the kind of in-your-face monogram that takes the idea to its ultimate conclusion. Spotted in a plush jumpsuit covered in Fendi’s interlocking Fs, Gaga turned a trip to walk he...

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The New York City Comedy Set Steps Out for a Screening of The Comedian

02/01/2017

Comedy is all about timing—but then again, so is a great party. And last night, some of the biggest names in the business found themselves at the Museum of Modern Art at the exact right time for the Cinema Society’s screening of The Comedian. Starring Robert De Niro and directed by Taylor Hackford, the film—which has been described as part comedy and part drama—tells the story of Jac...

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Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat’s Impending IPO

02/01/2017

Name a bigger act of hubris than turning down $3 billion when you’re a 23-year-old college dropout. Imagine a more withering comment than saying such an offer “isn’t very interesting.” Then you’ll begin to understand why all eyes are on Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel this week, as his company’s expected to file an initial public offering for multinational company, Snap Inc., t...

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Zac Posen Is Taking His 15th Anniversary Collection Off the Runway

02/01/2017

Those paying close attention to their fashion show invites noticed something unusual about Zac Posen’s when it arrived yesterday. The location of the designer’s February 14 show is none other than 13-17 Laight Street, the Tribeca studio he occupied for 13 years before moving his business to midtown. To celebrate his 15th anniversary, Posen is swapping the runway this season for a more in...

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5 Models Who Are Making Honey Brown Hair the New Scandinavian Signature

02/01/2017

There was a time when the mere mention of Scandinavia conjured images of towheaded stunners and naturally platinum beauties—but a recent survey of modeling’s most recognizable faces tells a different story. These days, the same Danish catwalkers who dominate the industry also lead the pack for a new national signature in the form of their perfect golden brown hair color. Case in point: T...

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Jennifer Lopez Proves Why a Scene-Stealing Ponytail Is All in the Details on Instagram

02/01/2017

  Well, hello to anyone who has risked the death-defying move of keeping a tight elastic on their wrist at all times. J.Lo has news for us: The reliably practical ponytail deserves much better. Consider Lopez’s next-level take in the style on Instagram last night: hair swept clean back, baby hairs groomed to face-framing perfection, a wraparound strand finishing the look, along with brai...

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Good News for True-Crime Fans: A New Serial-Produced Series Is on Its Way

02/01/2017

Who can forget the great Serial obsession that took over late 2014? Week after week, thousands of people tuned in to find out whether or not Adnan Syed—a young man accused (and eventually convicted) of murdering his high school ex-girlfriend in Baltimore—was actually guilty of his crime. Serial’s enormous success helped relaunch the popularity of podcasts, as well as a number of copyca...

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Bella Hadid, Camille Rowe, and Keke Palmer at the Dior Poison Club Fragrance Launch Party

02/01/2017

With a week to go before the start of New York Fashion Week, the pretty young things are getting a head start on staying up late. Dior Beauty brought its Poison Club, a one-night-only soiree celebrating its latest fragrance, to New York hot spot and cool-kid staple Up & Down. Hosted by Camille Rowe, the evening’s invite might have called for everyone to come at 9:30, but the party was onl...

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This Rising Hollywood Star Just Chopped Off Her Hair, With Game-Changing Results

02/01/2017

  If Haley Bennett has flown under your radar—read: anyone who missed her luminous performance in The Magnificent Seven—she certainly hasn’t escaped the fashion world’s attention. After channeling vintage Hollywood allure with her bedroom eyes and pillowy lips while sitting front row at shows like Ralph Lauren and Dior, the actress made a beauty power move that’s sure to catapul...

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Meet Beyoncé’s New Ivy Park Girl Squad

02/01/2017

When Beyoncé calls, you answer. And the superstar has made a habit of enlisting like-minded women for her many projects. In the case of Lemonade, that meant cameos from famous actresses or G.O.A.T. athletes (Serena Williams, we’re looking at you!), and for Ivy Park, her fashion-forward athleisure range, the same tenets apply. Launching the label’s second campaign with a series of fresh ...

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Lucas Hedges on His Oscar Nod and More at the Opening Night of Yen

02/01/2017

Lucas Hedges is grateful for his Academy Award nomination and for his role in MCC Theater’s off-Broadway production of Yen. The 20-year-old Brooklyn-born actor, who received a Best Supporting Actor nod for his heartbreaking performance in Manchester by the Sea, says that all the hoopla surrounding the Oscars was starting to affect him—and not in a good way. “I was beginning to go a lit...

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Governor Cuomo Takes a Stand for Women’s Rights

02/01/2017

A couple weeks ago, as the nation fretted about the imperiled future of the Affordable Care Act, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made news by announcing a series of actions that would preserve parts of it by requiring New York state health insurers to cover the cost of contraception and medically necessary abortions. And yesterday Cuomo made another move to protect women’s health: He propos...

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Kanye and Kim Kardashian West Designed Their Daughter’s Adorable Ballet-Night Outfit

02/01/2017

Like mother, like daughter, as the saying goes. It’s certainly true of Kim Kardashian West and her daughter, North, when it comes to fashion. The pair was seen at a performance of Swan Lake in New York City last night looking nothing short of chic. They sported oversize shearlings, both from Kanye West’s Yeezy line, with North upping the lo-fi outfit with a sequined skater silhouette dre...

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Dakota Johnson’s Gucci Statement Coat Looks Even Better From the Back

02/01/2017

Little Edie, is that you? Spotted last night outside the Bowery Hotel in lower Manhattan, Dakota Johnson donned a calf-grazing fur coat that recalled the old-world elegance of the Bouvier Beales before Grey Gardens. Johnson is in town to promote her latest film, Fifty Shades Darker, and has been ramping up her wardrobe with a few unexpected and stylish surprises. Her latest look is a perfect...

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A Brief History of Raf Simons’s Storied Career in Fashion

02/01/2017

Raf Simons has become one of fashion’s most central and celebrated figures since entering the industry in 1995, thanks to his work at his eponymous menswear label and stints as creative director at Jil Sander and Dior. In 2016, it was announced that the Belgian will be the next creative director of Calvin Klein, overseeing women’s and men’s ready-to-wear. To those familiar with Simons...

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For the Love of the Protest: A Fighting Spirit Seeks a New Frequency

02/01/2017

It isn’t just the profound afterglow of the Women’s March on Washington, though that has certainly rekindled my ardor. My love affair with demonstrations started long before that incredible Saturday in Washington. It began when I was so young I had to beg my parents to let me go to peace rallies, and I look back on their tolerance now with awe and gratefulness. Virtually none of my frien...

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DJ Steve Aoki Brings His Made-in-Japan Dim Mak Collection to New York Fashion Week: Men’s

01/31/2017

Steve Aoki—the globe-trotting DJ and music producer—has “something new in the wheelhouse.” Enter: Dim Mak Collection, a streetwear line splinter of his Dim Mak record label and events production company, which he founded in 1996. If today’s presentation was an indicator of what Aoki is capable of, in terms of branding and buzz, then he may soon be just as recognized for his skill ...

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Moving in Together? The Freak-Out-Free Guide to Decorating Your Space

01/31/2017

The lease is signed, you’ve handed in the keys to your old pad, and your boxes are packed. But before you can settle into cohabiting bliss, you may still have a few hurdles to overcome. “Decorating is such a stress point for couples,” says New Orleans–based interior designer Sara Ruffin Costello. “When you’re decorating rooms, it’s like working on any job together; you’ve got...

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The 23 Best Over-the-Knee Boots for Under $500

01/31/2017

We’ve got Gigi Hadid to thank for kicking the over-the-knee-boot craze into overdrive. It was about a year ago when the model was first spotted in a pair of Stuart Weitzmans pulled up over skinny jeans, and since then she’s sported her now-signature shoe with everything from ribbed sweater dresses to denim cutoffs. Clearly, the all-occasion style is an accessory worth investing in. But f...

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Comfort Food for Trying Times: Julia Turshen’s Soul-Warming Chicken Soup

01/31/2017

Beloved chef Julia Turshen has helped write some pretty legendary cookbooks in her time (Buvette, The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook, The Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, to name a few), but her best book yet may be her own. Since its release last September, Small Victories was named one of the best cookbooks of Fall 2016 by The New York Times, and for good re...

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How This Young Muslim Poet Uses Social Media and Clothes to Challenge Stereotypes

01/31/2017

During these perilous times, when executive orders threaten human and civil rights, it seems almost improbable to call a selfie an active political intervention. Isn’t a snapshot from any number of the massive nationwide protests a more moving and selfless visual of resistance? But for Riya Hamid, a Brooklyn-based poet who hails from Chittagong, Bangladesh, social media visibility is, in f...

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At 63, Isabelle Huppert Has Become the Awards Season Style Star to Watch

01/31/2017

  Maria Grazia Chiuri’s vision for Christian Dior is heavy on girl power, but that doesn’t mean her designs are just for the under-30 crowd. At last night’s Lumières Awards in Paris, Isabelle Huppert stepped out in a gown straight from the Dior runway that was updated via a simple styling trick. Wearing a sheer top beneath her slip dress, the French actress made the summery ensemble ...

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Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Make a Strong Case for Borrowing Clothes From Bae

01/31/2017

Weekend shopping trips in Soho. Perusing the antique furniture stalls of Paris flea markets. Although there was no mention of sharing avocado toast at brunch, the reports swirling around Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky’s recent escapades are adding up to sound like a budding romance. Yes, that’s right: The supermodel-cum-clotheshorse and hip-hop’s most fashion-obsessed star have been pho...

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Hailey Baldwin Reveals a Fresh, New Shoulder-Length Cut on Instagram

01/31/2017

  It seems 2017 is the year of the sheared, layered chop—at least in the world of Hailey Baldwin. The model took to Instagram to share what looks to be a new cut and freshly snipped bangs, the straight style doubling as a study in geometry. Rather than opting for a blunt length or full-fringe look, Baldwin’s blanched, shoulder-skimming lengths center on angles and lines, with shorter st...

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Why Neon Is Having a Moment in Home Decor (And Everywhere Else)

01/31/2017

  Neon is clearly having a moment. You can thank, in part, La La Land, a film that washes Los Angeles in a cool Technicolor glow. Beyond its seductive qualities, the artistry and skill required to create neon works—the bending of tubes by hand into sinuous letters and forms—are also experiencing a resurgent appreciation. “I became enamored and obsessed with the way these signs are des...

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How to Live Longer in 5 Easy Steps

01/31/2017

What’s the secret to a longer life? For that, there’s a promising new body of scientific research that youth-seekers will find compelling. Here, five easy habits that might extend your lifespan—worth exploring.   Go Vegan(-ish) Last summer, a group of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers revealed the hidden virtues of plant protein. After tracking more...

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Is Bella Hadid Borrowing From Gigi’s Closet?

01/31/2017

Shared, borrowed, or stolen—swapping clothes between sisters is all part of the territory. Kendall and Kylie Jenner admit to regularly supplementing their own closets with items sourced from the other, and now another pair of siblings is continuing the trend. Models Gigi and Bella Hadid were spotted en route to Sunday brunch over the weekend, with Bella in what appeared to be a pair of but...

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5 Makeup Trends to Try Before You Turn 30

01/31/2017

  For some, turning 30 is a monumental event—one that’s marked by a certain no-tricks confidence that extends all the way to a newly pared down makeup bag. But before you’ve established a signature look, there is the gloriously experimental decade that’s known as your 20s: Now is the time to dip into pots of glitter pigment, embrace the cult cool of chic nail art, and scoop up that ...

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Watch Rihanna Make Her TV Debut in a Hitchcock-Worthy Cameo

01/31/2017

Rihanna’s transition to Hollywood continues. On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly released two exclusive images of the pop singer in her first-ever TV role in A&E’s horror series, Bates Motel. (The show, which explores the early life of Alfred Hitchcock’s crazed murderer, Norman Bates, was apparently a favorite of RiRi’s.) Last summer, Rihanna was cast as the doomed Marion Crane—aka th...

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Yeezy Season 5 Is Coming to New York Fashion Week

01/31/2017

After a much buzzed-about (in ways both good and bad) Season 4 show on Roosevelt Island, Kanye West’s Yeezy collection is returning to New York Fashion Week this February for its Season 5 iteration. According to a press blast, Yeezy will show on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00 p.m., a slot between Anna Sui and Thom Browne, currently also occupied by Marchesa. Unlike past seasons, where Wes...

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Could Gigi Hadid’s Silver Boots Be a Supermodel Hit at New York Fashion Week?

01/31/2017

Gigi Hadid’s shoe game is truly in a league of its own. After the supermodel wore Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots this time last year, stylish women followed in her footsteps the world over. In October, Hadid turned the trend up a notch when she unveiled her collection of hiking boot–style heels for the brand, telling Vogue.com she envisioned herself running around New York for insp...

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Who Says Painting Can’t Be Political?

01/31/2017

“To pay attention to someone can be a political act,” Aliza Nisenbaum says quietly. For the last four years, the artist has been painting portraits of undocumented immigrants (mostly from Mexico and Central America) in New York City, giving recognition and dignity to individuals who are often obliged to live in the shadows. Her work, in which sensitively rendered figures appear in bright...

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8 Tips for Hosting the Chicest Super Bowl Party Ever

01/31/2017

When it comes to entertaining successfully in the home, a number of important factors have to come together just right: the guest list, the playlist, the lighting, the decor, and, of course, the food. But a Super Bowl party belongs in a category all its own. Not only should it be a high-energy affair, but its many components must also appeal to both die-hard sports fans and football dilettan...

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Princes William and Harry Have a Plan to Honor the 20th Anniversary of Princess Diana’s Death

01/31/2017

At a time when you can’t bear to read the news, when every day—every hour—brings some fresh, terrifying development in American politics, it can be really nice to take a mental hop over the Atlantic and see what those royals are up to. (At this minute, the Windsors-as-diversion may even be validating their own existence to those who complain about how the monarchy is outdated. May God ...

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Oprah Winfrey Has an Amazing New Job

01/31/2017

In the barrage of bad news, a beacon of light: Oprah Winfrey, the journalist, is returning to network television as a special contributor to CBS’s 60 Minutes, the network announced today. The gig likely means Oprah will report on several stories on the new season of the esteemed news magazine, beginning this fall. She joins the likes of Anderson Cooper and Charlie Rose, but as 60 Minutes...

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A Fresh Look at the History of Shakespeare Gardens

01/31/2017

Over the centuries, Shakespeare gardens have endured as a beloved tradition among green-thumbed fans of The Bard. Traditionally, a Shakespeare garden aims to include every plant mentioned in the poet’s plays. A simple-enough idea, but dip into any one of his works, and you’ll soon find a myriad of lines that make this a rather tricky concept. While the practice of planting a Shakespeare ...

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Bow Ties, Skinny Jeans, and Lab Coats on the Day of His Big Runway Debut

01/31/2017

The distance between Earth and Mars is averaged at about 225 million kilometers. The theoretical distance between the fashion world and the world of Bill Nye the Science Guy was just as vast until today. Menswear designer Nick Graham cast the beloved ’90s TV geek to narrate his Mars-themed galactic runway show for Fall 2017 (oh, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been chosen as the closing mode...

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What Does Trump’s Messy Desk Say About Him?

01/31/2017

Mark Twain, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have all been known for their messy desks. Now we can add President Donald Trump to that list. At the end of last week, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity during an interview: “Look at my desk. Papers. You don’t see presidents with that on their desk.” The jury’s out on what having a messy desk actually means about your work style—and pers...

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Rita Ora’s Makeunder Is a Beauty Game-Changer

01/31/2017

Not too long ago, Rita Ora was synonymous with double doses of bleach and siren-red lipstick, a Technicolor pop princess with a more-is-more beauty philosophy to match. In the past year, though, the singer has gradually moved toward a deeper shade of golden blonde and traded in her inky arches for a feathery set of brushed brows. Her transformation didn’t end there: Yesterday, the singer w...

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Brandon Maxwell and Riley Montana Talk Representation, Authenticity, and Filming in Detroit

01/31/2017

For Brandon Maxwell, there are two kinds of fashion campaigns. “You can have a girl jump around and have everything beautiful, or you can choose to tell a human story that highlights someone you love,” says the designer. For his Spring 2017 campaign, Maxwell took the latter approach, enlisting close friend Riley Montana and filmmaker Jessy Price to create an immersive mini film detailing...

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