Behind the Seams: ELLE’s Scoop on the Yves Saint Laurent Biopic

Today, the new biopic, Yves Saint Laurent, hits theaters in the United States. Can’t wait to see it? Well, lucky for us impatient fashion lovers, ELLE sat down with the movie’s director, Jalil Lespert, for the inside scoop. The interview covers juicy details about the use of original YSL dresses, surprising facts about the French designer, and his partner Pierre Bergé’s involvement with production. So, basically, it’s required reading.

Watch the trailer below and read the full interview with Lespert at elle.com. (And don’t forget to grab tickets – this is one film you won’t want to miss.)

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 25, 2014

A Head for Business: Gwyneth Paltrow Embarks on a New Venture

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that Gwyneth Paltrow has quite the résumé. From winning an Academy Award to founding her own lifestyle website, it seems the mother of two has done it all. So when Blo Blow Dry Bar announced yesterday that she will be working on the company’s creative direction, I wasn’t all that shocked. Although I did wonder: Why her?

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Image via ELLE.com

Well, according to the beauty franchise, it was her “keen business instinct” and “emphasis on high-quality customer experience” that led to the collaboration. I have a feeling, however, that it might have more to do with last year’s talk of Gwyneth opening her own blow dry bar. Avoiding competition? Probably. But I am excited to see where she’ll take the company. (Think goop + blowouts.)

Read more about Gwyneth’s latest project at ELLE.com.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 29, 2014

To Have & to Hold: Brides-to-Be Get “Hand Lifts” for Engagement Selfies

First comes love, then comes… plastic surgery? According to NYC dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad, more and more engaged women are turning to “hand lifts” instead of filters to make sure their announcement selfies are flawless.

Hand Lifts

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The quick – and pricey – ten-minute procedure involves JUVÉDERM injections that instantly smooth wrinkles and plump skin.  Now, I can appreciate a little pre-Instagram prep work. You know, some lotion and a fresh manicure. But appearance-altering measures? That just seems over the top. (And personally, I can think of much better ways to spend the $1,200 price tag.)

Read all about this cosmetic fad on elle.com.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 16, 2014

High-Heel Lovers, Foot Surgery is the New Facelift

Chin implants and G-spot injections have officially become old news. The new beauty fad? Plastic surgery on your feet. And no, I’m not talking bunion surgery à la Victoria Beckham. This latest craze is more on the level of traditional foot binding – except it’s elective. I’m talking toe reshaping and fat injections into the footpad.

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Image via queeninheels.com

The latter procedure, I could understand. Decades of squeezing my size-11 dinosaur feet into size-10 heels (albeit, super fabulous heels) hasn’t exactly made me want to run marathons. And I’m only 25. If you’re in pain? Fine. Go for it. If you’re craving a toe slope that descends like the bars of a handcrafted xylophone, it may be time for a reality check.

Read all about this cosmetic fad on elle.com.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, Posh: See the Style Icon’s 40 Most Memorable Looks

Spice Girls fans, hold your breath – Posh just turned 40. Now, while her days of choker necklaces and spaghetti straps are long gone (for now), Victoria Beckham has managed to carry that simple, timeless, “little Gucci dress” aesthetic from pop stardom to businesswoman to motherhood. In honor of her big day, elle.com has catalogued 40 of her most memorable looks – and they’re, not surprisingly, much more versatile than her Spice World getups.

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For as long as this celeb has been in the spotlight, she’s seldom let her style guard down. As in, every time she wears flats, it’s breaking news. (In a quick Google search, I counted all of two times. In 17 years. No biggie.) With the possible exception of her no-flats rule, we should all take cues. Because if this is what 40 looks like, sign me up.

Check out ELLE for all 40 of Beckham’s most memorable looks.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 18, 2014