The (Style) Guide

At-Home Know-How: 3 Things to Try, Stat

For better skin while flying: Remove makeup with your to-go wipe of choice. Then apply a translucent hydrating mask or face oil during your journey. Lastly, reapply essential cosmetics: cream blush and mascara.

For cowlick-free bangs: Bangs dry faster than the rest of your hair, so grab a blow-dryer ASAP to tame uncooperative texture. Angle it toward your forehead from above and brush strands side to side until dry. Finish by rolling the ends under.

For those last drops of topcoat: Holiday greetings, save-the-dates, and thank-you cards. Spare yourself the trouble (and bitter taste) of licking every envelope shut. Instead, just paint on a couple lines of clear nail polish to seal.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 27, 2014

Fall Style 101: Our Fashion Director’s Tips for a Chic Season Ahead

There’s a reason (or six) that fall is one of our fashion director’s favorite times of the year. Need a little cold-weather inspiration? Below, she shares her tips for pulling off this season’s top trends.

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October 24, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: This Week’s Winning Looks

EACH WEEK, OUR FASHION EDITOR DECIDES WHO DESERVES TOP HONORS

 
Celebrities favored the box clutch this week, pairing the chic handheld accessory with clean silhouettes (but bold details). These three looks, featuring geometric embroidery, three-dimensional folds, and leather accents, are equal parts classic and modern. And of course, they push boundaries in all the right ways.

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  1. Camilla Belle looked to Carolina Herrera‘s Spring 2015 Collection for an elegant red look at an event in Hollywood.
  2. Kerry Washington wore an origami-inspired Calvin Klein Collection dress for the 21st Annual Women in Hollywood celebration in Los Angeles. Her best outfit add-on (blue eyeliner) might not be what you’d expect, but she pulled it off with ease.
  3. Michelle Williams was head-to-toe perfection in Louis Vuitton at the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Edgier than her typical red-carpet fare, the combination of this whimsical-print dress with black platform boots is just right.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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October 24, 2014

Lauren Conrad Chops Her Hair & Joins the Bob Craze

I never thought I’d see the day when Lauren Conrad cut her long Cali-blonde locks. After all, her signature waist-grazing strands were made famous by hair how-tos on her blog. So I was shocked to see her debut a much shorter hairdo on Instagram Wednesday night with the caption: “Got my first haircut in years.”

With a penchant for all things beauty, Lauren perfected the beach wave, the sock bun, and the dip-dyed ponytail with her long hair. But now I (and all of Pinterest) can’t wait to see what she does with her new cropped style.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 24, 2014

Puppy Love: Adorable Dogs Spoof Dawson’s Creek

Dawson’s Creek introduced us to the perfect storm of romance, adolescent angst, and emotional indie tunes. The giggle-inducing Dachshund’s Creek, on the other hand, gives us a crew of wigged dachshunds re-enacting infamous scenes from the teen drama.

The group of canines lives out our favorite moments – from double dates and sneaking into boys’ bedrooms – with the familiar banter of actors James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, and Michelle Williams as voiceovers.

Now who wants to make posters of these furry superstars? I’ll take one, please.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 23, 2014

Behold: Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s Epic Shoe Rack

Ever wondered if Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s home is full of quirky accents just like her shoe designs? Well, cue the shrieks of excitement. The Coveteur was just granted exclusive access into her North Kensington London flat.

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Image via thecoveteur.com

Her Charlotte Olympia label has graced the feet of shoe addicts since 2008 with all things whimsical – think coveted Kitty flats, ice cream cone heels, and sky-high gold platforms. After raiding her enviable shoe closet, The Coveteur dove into Charlotte’s newly launched Leading Lady handbag collection. Named after Old Hollywood icons like Dean, Bogart, Gable, and Astaire, the bags are geared toward the 9-to-5 set in sleek yet functional leather silhouettes.

Although the new totes and boxy top-handle bags are perfect for the office, Charlotte’s offbeat shoes are more my style. Hint, hint, Santa.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Her Notorious R.B.G. Tees

And the award for coolest Supreme Court justice goes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Or “The Notorious R.B.G.,” as the Internet likes to call her.

A popular Tumblr, home to LOL-worthy memes and funny tidbits about the Associate Justice, created the T-shirt in honor of Ruth. Its graphic-gone-viral is an image of her face, inspired by the late rapper Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. In an interview with NPR, Ruth confirmed she has indeed seen the tees and keeps a few of them around to give as gifts.

It’s comforting to know that in between sitting on the Supreme Court and advocating for women’s rights, R.B.G. still finds time for a sense of humor.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 22, 2014

Rue Remembers: Our Favorite Oscar de la Renta Moments

This afternoon, we remember the “guru of glamour,” designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away Monday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a heartfelt note on his website, he was surrounded by friends, family, and “more than a few dogs.”

From Jackie Kennedy to Amal Clooney, Oscar has outfitted first ladies, countless red carpet attendees, and many a lucky bride. Here we’ve assembled some of our faves from his stunning body of work.

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Thank you, Oscar, and may your legacy for glamour and femininity continue to live on. As the designer himself once said, “The greatest thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.”


October 21, 2014

5 Musts at Art Basel 2014 (Besides the Art)

Every year, Art Basel, a week-long international art show, overflows from its Miami Beach Convention Center home base and permeates every inch of the area. Outdoor artworks are displayed in nearby parks. Music acts flock to the area. Performances spring up in random spots. Below, we’ve highlighted every Miami Beach must-do during Art Basel Week 2014 (including where to grab a little R&R away from the excitement).

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October 21, 2014

Music Notes: Cara Delevingne & Pharrell to Release Single

For the past eight months, Cara Delevingne and music mogul Pharrell Williams have been quietly collaborating on the international model’s debut single. And just last week, they were spotted in Paris filming the mystery tune’s music video. So all that’s left for us Delevingners to do? Sit patiently until it drops. Word on the street is that the jam will be released without warning.

While we wait, you can bet that her duet with British soul singer Will Heard will be on repeat.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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October 21, 2014