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5 Tried-And-True Face Powders For Effortless Airbrushed Skin

Of all the beauty products in the world, powder probably gets the worst rap. Just the name conjures images of chalky, pasty texture and little puffs and getting it all over your clothing… but it doesn’t have to be that way! Not anymore, at least — I can’t vouch for my grandmother’s generation, but the newest incarnations of powder are silky and sheer and, used as a base or patted over finished makeup, give a refined, soft-focus finish that blurs imperfections and pulls your whole look together. These 5 powders (3 loose, and 2 game-changing holy-grail pressed versions) are guaranteed to change your mind, once and for all, so put down the puff, pick up a fluffy powder brush, and get started (yeah, it’s that easy)… Keep reading »

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Who Is Going To Buy This $91,500 “Crocodile Chiffon” Hermes T-Shirt?

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“Chiffon” and “crocodile” are two words I have never before seen occupying the same sentence. Well, Hermes must have noticed, because they’ve officially tapped into the niche “things that are made of chiffon, and also of crocodile” market that there is such a massive demand for. Hermes is just the best like that, you know? Those patron saints of all the stuff you really need whipped up this super-awesome men’s t-shirt crafted from “an innovative lightweight dyed crocodile,” which sounds kinda sweaty. It’s also retailing at the totally reasonable price of $91,500 at the brand’s Madison Avenue store, right next to a whole range of other chiffon crocodile shirts running from $60,000-$100,000. Which, psh. Pocket change. I have that tucked into my bra right now, don’t you? I will be sorely disappointed if Scott Disick isn’t photographed wearing this in a few weeks’ time. In the meantime, here’s some other stuff you could buy for $91,500, you dummy. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Spring Must Haves: 10 Sleek Silk Tops

I love silk: it’s the perfect lightweight layer under a cardigan or pullover, and a good washed silk shirt is perfect for channeling that louche-luxe vibe I’m always after. These 10 silk tops and tanks will be right at home in your wardrobe come spring — just be sure not to get iced coffee on ‘em, like I always seem to…

Beauty Breakdown: The Perfect Cat Eye Every Time

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I’ve suffered from depression for much of my life. It’s generally well-controlled, thanks to a carefully calibrated hybrid of therapy (which I’ve admittedly been slacking on) and psychiatric drugs, but when I’m feeling down about something or other, I find that my usually-rational brain takes it upon itself to think terrible, terrible thoughts. Honestly, I mentally berate myself to an extent that I wouldn’t subject my worst enemy to. I have plenty of pretty unhealthy habits, but this is probably the worst one because it has zero benefits — nothing can ever come from it but more negativity. Lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to stop and re-channel my energy into something positive, so today while I was looking into the mirror and putting on my makeup, I decided to think something nice about myself instead of my usual, God, you could really use a nose job. And I thought, I am really, really good at cat eye liner. I do it every day, and it only takes me a few minutes, and I only fuck it up, like, once a week.

Of course, feeling good about my ability to execute flawless cat eyes only goes so far. How do I intend on maintaining the positive energy? By sharing it with you, of course. Behold, my top tips and products for the perfect cat eye, every time… Keep reading »

Spring Must Haves: 10 Adorable A-Line Skirts

Um, is it spring yet? (Actually, it totally is. Finally!) I’m ready to shed my thick knit tights in favor of bare legs and flippy skirts, and I’m sure you are, too. A-line skirts are flirty and flattering on all body types, thanks to their fit-and-flare silhouette. Let’s get spring started with these 10 adorable A-lines, at a range of prices…

I Guess There Are Some Dior Bags Somewhere In These Pretty Photos Of Marion Cotillard

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Whoever is behind the Dior campaign castings sure knows how to pick ‘em! Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Kate Moss all currently represent the fashion house in some form — a pretty flawless roster if you ask me. Marion Cotillard, one of my Frenchie favorites, has been the starring face of Lady Dior handbags since 2009, but this campaign for the spring collection is the first in which she’s wearing Raf Simons, who nabbed the design role at Dior just two seasons ago. I guess there are some fancy bags in these photos, too, but I’m mostly distracted by how stunning Marion looks in those gorgeous dresses. She should be the face of everything, no? Check out both photos after the jump, before you catch them in the May issue of Vanity Fair! [Fashionista] Keep reading »

March 20: What Are We Wearing Today?

Happy first day of spring, everybody! It actually snowed here a couple of days ago and it’s supposed to snow again tomorrow. Decidedly un-springlike; I don’t know where Mother Nature is going with this one. Mother Nature? What do you have to say for yourself? Anyway, I hope the weather is better in your parts. Amelia and Julie are both working from home today, which is a valid reason not to be included in WWWT, but I have no such excuse. I just don’t like the way my face looks. I’m vain, sorry! Let’s see what Jess, Ami, and Sarah are wearing on this sunny day…

Bill Cosby Does A Little Jig On “Letterman,” All Is Right With The World

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I love me some Bill Cosby. As a child I used to actively wish he was my dad, which really pissed off my real dad. Sorry about that, real dad! Anyway, Bill is so funny, and I just love his face. And his voice. And, like, everything about him. Yeah, if you asked me what my favorite thing about Bill Cosby is, I would probably say everything. Bill went on “The Late Show With David Letterman” last night and did some jokes and some talking, and even a little bit of dancing. Dancing! Watch this, and try not to wish he was your dad. It’s gonna be tough. [NYMag.com]

Lindsay Lohan Will Steal Your Soul First, Then Move On To Your Louis Vuitton Bag

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Lindsay looks… hungry. For brains. And Louis Vuitton. Seriously, she is eyeballing the shit out of that briefcase. Her lawyer should know better by now than to leave his fine leather goods within eyeshot. Or maybe it’s a trap? [BuzzFeed]

Beauty Breakdown: Fixing Fried Hair

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Hi Rachel! As you know, I recently returned from a trip to Paris. On my way back to the US, I got stranded in Iceland for 24 hours — not complaining! — and had the opportunity to visit the famous Blue Lagoon hot springs! Life dream status across the board … except for what the salty, mineral-y water did to my hair. It dried it out something fierce. Help me get my moisture back!!!! — Amelia

Yup, hot water and salt do have a way of zapping the moisture out of perfectly healthy hair. That hot spring does wonders for your skin — and, duh, your mental state — but it’s a guaranteed recipe for dehydration and tangles. But don’t freak out, and definitely don’t chop it off. There are a few steps you can take in the interest of restoring your hair to its former glory, and they don’t have to cost a fortune or come in the form of an expensive salon treatment. In fact, I know of a pretty good weapon against frazzled hair that you can find at just about any grocery store… Keep reading »

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