Good as Gold: Temporary Tattoos for Grown-Ups

What combines the nostalgia of temporary tattoos with must-try jewelry trends? Flash tattoos – luminous silver and gold press-on designs ranging from geometric patterns to henna motifs and even palm trees. The trend confidently goes where your jewelry collection can’t, at least not safely: beachside, pool parties, festivals, and wherever showing skin is encouraged.

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Image via FlashTat.com

Spotted on Coachella-goers (including supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio) and Miami Swim Week runways, this metallic “ink” begs to be experimented with before bronzed summer skin gets covered up by fall’s cozy sweaters. While a metallic feather might grace your bicep or hip, jewelry-inspired designs reminiscent of knuckle rings, dainty anklets, or bib necklaces layer beautifully with your own baubles. Vogue.com Senior Fashion Editor Jorden Bickham says: “It becomes an illusion – the kind of thing where people have to ask, ‘Is that your jewelry or is that a tattoo?’”

Part of the appeal (particularly for commitment-phones) is that the gilded look is gone in a flash. The tats only last four to six days, but if you flaunt them while soaking up rays, don’t be surprised when the tan lines hang around. Just think of them as a memento from your sun-filled adventures.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 29, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Coachella Edition

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
The crowds have left Indio, California, after two jam-packed weekends of style (and some music, too). A little bit boho and a little bit grunge, these are celebs who nailed the festival look.

Best-Dressed Celebs at Coachella

 

  1. Kate Bosworth in Carven, with husband Michael Polish.
  2. Poppy Delevingne (alongside Sienna Miller and sister Cara) in a Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini, hosting the Superdry brunch.
  3. Diane Kruger in a bodycon dress with a Chanel backpack

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 25, 2014