Fascinating things are happening at M·A·C. Literally. The brand just launched a beauty collaboration with none other than milliner Philip Treacy. You may know him as the man behind Kate Middleton’s fancy toppers. So when I say that campaign is eye-catching, it should come as no surprise.

Philip Treacy

Image via Elle

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April 8, 2015

Drake. Florence + The Machine. alt-J. This year? You need an ensemble as killer as the Coachella lineup. Below, we’ve pulled together the essentials for your weekend in the sun (whether you’ll be stage side or jamming in your hometown).

Coachella Trends

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April 8, 2015

It’s nearly impossible to pick just one influential cover girl, so Glamour chose three for its May 2015 issueMichelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kerry Washington. The trio came together to shine a light on the needs of current and former military women and families, a cause close to all of their hearts.

In 2011, upon hearing the struggles servicewomen had after returning home, the First Lady launched the Joining Forces initiative to provide employment resources, affordable education programs, and wellness access for active military, veterans, and their families. Its mission struck a chord with Kerry, whose father served in the military, as well as SJP, who has several friends in uniform.

To see these three women weigh in on these issues, pick up the full interview on stands April 14 (just time for Memorial Day).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 8, 2015

From 20th-century work wear to standard-issue U.S. Navy shirting, chambray has taken quite a journey since its earliest appearances centuries ago in Cambrai, France. Now a closet staple for ladies and gents alike, the fabric boasts classically good looks – but it’s also a fresh canvas for trending details. Read on, then button up.

Chambray 101

What it is: Chambray is a lightweight woven fabric (generally cotton) comprised of colored thread and complemented by bleached horizontal yarns. Traditionally, it tends to be indigo or light blue in color.

What it isn’t: Though the hue may suggest otherwise, it’s not denim. So those of you who haven’t jumped on the all-jean bandwagon yet can layer your blues without hesitation. Wondering how to nail the look? Mix a dark-wash top with lighter bottoms (or vice versa).

Build your collection: Go beyond the classic-cut button-front shirt. Try a sheath dress for another wardrobe multitasker. While chambray is best known for blue, colors like red and grey put a spin on the tried-and-true fabric. To take it to the next level, just play with pattern (think white floral or tonal stripes).

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 7, 2015

For your bathroom counter: Keep your beauty tools in one place with a simple magnetic strip affixed to the wall. Think bobby pins, eyelash curlers, and nail clippers – all in the same grab-and-go spot.

For a grown-out mani: Want to disguise nail overgrowth between trips to the salon? Layer on your go-to glitter polish at the base of your nail to create an ombré effect. Finish with a topcoat to seal.

For oily hair: Blotting papers aren’t only for your face. Use them along your hairline, bangs, or anywhere that strands are looking a little slick. Pro tip: toilet-seat covers are an effective substitute in a pinch.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 6, 2015

The AMC drama Mad Men may be entering its final season, but its raved-about style is primed to live on. So instead of bidding a (tear-filled) goodbye to your friends at Sterling Cooper & Partners, take cues from these put-together characters and pay homage to their looks in your own wardrobe.

Mad Men Style

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April 4, 2015

Whether you revel in it or loathe it, spring cleaning is most likely on your to-do list. To tackle everything from icky grime to those sources of suspicious scents, we’ve scouted all-natural DIY solutions that will get your home in tip-top shape for the season. This weekend, conquer those stains in your bathtub with the help of grapefruit and salt.

DIY Bathtub Scrub

Ingredients
1 grapefruit
1/4 cup coarse kosher salt

Directions

  1. Halve the grapefruit with a knife and generously sprinkle salt on the flesh of each half.
  2. Wet your tub and sprinkle remaining salt on the bottom.
  3. Start scrubbing away at problem areas with each grapefruit half, squeezing slightly to release the citrus juices.
  4. Finally, rinse away the dirt, salt, and pulp to reveal a cleaner tub.

 

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 4, 2015

Every outfit needs its finishing touch, but with so many eye-catching extras, how’s a girl to choose just one? Let us guide you to the ultimate statement piece for your personal style.

 

Find your next head-turning accessory in our Street-Style Roundup: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique, which opened Friday, April 3, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 3, 2015

A great suit is a power confidence-booster from the boardroom to the taproom. And chances are, your guy already has one dutifully hanging in his closet. Whether he wears it daily or it’s been collecting dust, help his suit live up to its full potential with these easy styling tips.

Suit for a Day Date

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April 2, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to profess your love for Karl Lagerfeld and his feline friend Choupette – now is the time. The designer partnered with French artist Tiffany Cooper on a collection of illustrated tops, launching soon on STYLEBOP.com.

Karl and Choupette

Among the selection? Cartoon-printed sweatshirts and tees, including renditions featuring Karl and his beloved pet sharing sundaes and hula skirts. With prices starting at $85, we predict a street-style cult following in the near future.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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April 2, 2015