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Trendspotting: 6 Brand-New Beauty Ideas From NYFW

When a designer strays outside the box of beauty stalwarts, it’s a refreshing change, given our steady diet of so-called “trends” — smoky eyes, red lips, dewy skin, and bold brows. These ubiquitous looks are beautiful and striking, but they’re also easy go-tos, which on principle renders them, well, kind of boring. But with each…

Rachel Krause / September 13, 2012

First Look: Keira Knightley Wears A Weird Chanel Armwarmer For October’s “Vogue”

Isn’t it nice to see Keira Knightley’s pretty face adorning multiple magazine covers rather than someone like, say, Kim Kardashian? I jest, kind of, and I do know a few people who maintain that Keira is only marginally more talented than the reality star in question … but regardless, she’s definitely more likable. I’ll be…

Rachel Krause / September 13, 2012

The Best And Worst Of Celeb Street Style At NYFW

It’s true: most of the fun of Fashion Week occurs off the runway. It’s not that I don’t look forward to seeing the shows, because of course I do, but with all of the celebrity action that comes with the territory, it’s impossible not to be curious about what they’re wearing to the events. Click…

Rachel Krause / September 12, 2012

Beauty Cues: Mandy Moore Is A Breath Of Fall Freshness At NYFW

As a child of the ’90s, I have an intrinsic emotional association with Mandy Moore. I vividly recall listening to her completely inane songs on my Walkman waiting for my mom to pick me up from karate (not an isolated incident, she was always late to pick me up from karate). Mandy has done a…

Rachel Krause / September 12, 2012

Well Played: Winona Ryder Looks Adorable, And Also Terrified, At “The Iceman” Premiere

We love you, Winona, and you’re killing it in that Dolce & Gabbana dress, even though it’s mid-length and you’re like, five foot two. You don’t have to look so freaked out, girlfriend!

Rachel Krause / September 12, 2012

According To NYFW, Black Is The New Black For Next Summer

Spring and summer fashion is generally pretty predictable insofar as it is, well, summery — think airy, diaphanous fabrics in light, muted colors accented by eye-catching brights, and you’ve just about hit the nail on the head every time. As the S/S 2013 shows crop up, we get a good glimpse at what to expect…

Rachel Krause / September 11, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Emma Watson’s Glamorous “Perks” Premiere Look?

I love Emma Watson in every single way, whether she’s Hermione Granger or, well, Emma Watson. (I apologize, but I will never let go of her, or my, Potter past.) She’s beautiful, British, smart, stylish, and rocks a daring pixie crop like a pro while flipping the proverbial finger to the suggestion that “men don’t…

Rachel Krause / September 11, 2012

It’s Here! Anna Dello Russo’s Gorgeously Gilded Accessories Collection For H&M

It was only a matter of time before Vogue Japan editor-at-large and totally OTT fashionista Anna Dello Russo got to put her medal of approval on a line of her own, and it’s only natural that she of the outrageous fascinators and tacky-goes-high fashion opulence would cut her design teeth on — what else? —…

Rachel Krause / September 11, 2012

First Look: The First Issue Of Carine Roitfeld’s New Magazine Goes Public

It took hardly any time at all for Carine Roitfeld to find her footing outside of the Condé Nast empire. The fashion writer and stylist departed suddenly from Vogue Paris in 2010 following a ten-year tenure as editor-in-chief, citing a desire to concentrate on personal projects outside of the notorious magazine’s “gilded bird cage” (though…

Rachel Krause / September 8, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Pairs Of Versatile Fall-Ready Shorts

Ah, don’t you just love that weird in-between-seasons weather when it’s too hot to wear pants and too unpredictable/chance of rain-y to bust out the sundresses? Yeah, me neither. With humidity, precipitation, and grey skies hanging in the air, it’s hard to get excited about leaving the house, let alone putting on the clothes required…

Rachel Krause / September 8, 2012

British GQ’s Woman Of The Year Lana Del Rey Goes Nude For The Cover

Lana Del Rey is a music-world Svengali and she knows it. There’s nothing I can say about her that somebody hasn’t said already, and better than I ever could considering I’m all kinds of ambivalent about Lana: as a singer, as a performer, as a persona, as a human being (part of me isn’t quite…

Rachel Krause / September 8, 2012

Our Top 10 Nail Polish Picks For Fall

With the promise of a new season comes the necessity to change things up, from our hair to our wardrobes to our go-to nail colors. It’s time to break up with our summer brights — so long, neon, it was fun while it lasted — and move on to more subdued shades. Luckily, our favorite…

Rachel Krause / September 7, 2012

Beauty Cues: Kirsten Dunst Adds Some Sparkle To Another “Bachelorette” Premiere

Let me pose a very serious question: does Kirsten Dunst ever go wrong? (Before you ask, I think she has done her very best to absolve herself of that totally weird amFAR dress.) With formidable fashion choices and equally stunning acting chops, it’s all too easy to forget that Kiki was the street-style celeb to…

Rachel Krause / September 7, 2012

Well Played: Selena Gomez Wears This Season’s Baroque Trend Like A Pro

Is it just me, or is Selena Gomez looking oh-so-lovely in this fall’s ubiquitous brocade? I’m hardly a teenybopper (at least I hope not) and my tolerance for all things Justin Bieber is minimal at best, but even I have to admit that Selena looks, well, kind of incredible in this Dolce & Gabbana dre…

Rachel Krause / September 6, 2012

The Look For Less: Get Keira Knightley’s Pretty Chanel Makeup Without The Chanel Prices

I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the cupcake-y dress Keira Knightley wore to the “Anna Karenina” UK premiere, but one thing is for absolute certain: her makeup was gorgeous. Keira is, you know, one of the most naturally beautiful people alive, but makeup artist Lisa Eldridge made the very best of the…

Rachel Krause / September 6, 2012

Beauty 911: Help Me Figure Out Where Primer Fits Into My Makeup Routine!

“I just bought my first primer and I was so excited to use it, but then I realized I don’t actually know how to use it. Does it go on before or after my concealer? What about moisturizer? My daily regimen includes sunscreen, concealer, powder, and now primer. Could you help me figure out the…

Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

A Plea For Help: What Can I Do To Treat My Newly Developed Cystic Acne?

I’ve always had good skin. It’s not the best skin in the world, but it’s good — I was fortunate enough to escape adolescence largely unscathed by acne eruptions, and even now I rarely have more than one pimple at any given moment. Thanks in part to my fastidious skincare routine and borderline obsessive refusal…

Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Paris, For Less Than The Price Of A Plane Ticket

I am much too obsessed with Paris for my own good, especially considering that I’ve never been there. I’m enamored of the idea of it, so when I do eventually go (and, by God, I will), there is a decent chance that I will be hideously disappointed. With that in mind, I’m significantly less interested…

Rachel Krause / September 5, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Rachel Weisz’s Lovely High-Fashion Dust Ruffle Collection?

Rachel Weisz is only the most flawless person in the history of the universe, so it’s understandably difficult for me to see her sartorial choices from an objective point of view. She could be wearing a fringed, spangled, red-white-and-blue Liberace-inspired costume and I’d be like, “Yes! I love it! So fresh!” The tiered Nina Ricci…

Rachel Krause / September 4, 2012

Hey Everybody, Joaquin Phoenix Is Still Here And Looking Pretty Fine

I always knew a day would come when Joaquin Phoenix would decide to repossess the hot. At long last, that day has arrived… but where is Casey Affleck with the camcorder to document it?

Rachel Krause / September 4, 2012

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