BY KATE DAVIDSON HUDSON, EXECUTIVE ACCESSORIES EDITOR AT ELLE

ELLE Editor's Selections

Summer Uniform
Summer requires an easy, go-to uniform. If I had to choose my top five must-haves of the season, I’d want a cross-body, pared-down messenger bag, a menswear belt, a pair of aviator sunglasses, an oversized gold watch, and a pair of utility booties. I’m thinking “utility” in terms of color this season, too – clothes and accessories in tones like beige, camel, army green, and grey look simple and effortless. Surf-inspired wear also feels fresh and fun for the summer months. Embrace tie-dyes or watercolor printed sandals – infusing color into your look feels right if it has more of sun-washed, surf aesthetic.
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July 5, 2010

BY DR. MICHELLE COPELAND

When Dr. Copeland takes a break from her busy practice in Manhattan to spend long summer weekends in the Hamptons (so jealous!) where she gardens, bikes, and enjoy the outdoors – she makes sure sunblock comes first. We grabbed a few minutes with the sun care goddess to talk about a responsible skincare regimen for the summer months.

Rue La La: We’re losing our minds with label reading. Can you break it down?
Dr. Copeland: Find a sunblock that protects against UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays break down collagen and elastin fibers supporting skin. If you don’t want wrinkles, you need to guard against UVA light.
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June 24, 2010

BY JAMIE SANDERS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE BEAUTY OF LIFE

Heading to the beach this summer – and have no clue what beauty products you’ll need? We’ve rounded up the must-haves to get you through surf and sand in style.

Sun protection is key – whether you’re actively soaking up the sun’s rays or just strolling the boardwalk. We’re partial to Supergoop! – every product in the line has SPF 30+, and sunscreen comes in the form of everything from Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc to Body Moisturizing Sun Protection Lotion.
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June 4, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OWNER OF COMPLETELY BARE SPAS

completely bare

Everyone does it (but nobody talks about it). We sat down with the woman at the helm of New York’s chicest, hush-hush hot spot to go completely bare. Cindy gave us the scoop on her most in-demand services, favorite treatments, and A-list clientele.

Rue La La: We hear there’s this special, secret wax…  
Cindy: completely bare Ouch-Less Wax – it was developed to grab onto the hair follicle and not the skin. The wax has positive sensory recollection, allowing you to disengage from the waxing experience and indulge in a personal memory evoked by the fragrance of the wax.
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May 19, 2010