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La Lohan is at it again, and for real this time, she is bumming me out. Earlier this week, we saw some Terry Richardson-shot photos of her with massively blown-out pupils and a wonky eye situation, and last night she was out and about for the New York Fashion Week amFAR Gala and … let’s… READ MORE »


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In 2009, Victoria’s Secret launched a nationwide competition to seek out their newest Angel. Out of 10,000 real-girl applicants, all voted upon by fans online, only one emerged victorious: the then-19-year-old Kylie Bisutti, a newlywed Californian who then walked in the annual show alongside the established Angels. To most aspiring models, this would be a… READ MORE »


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If there’s any universally flattering color, it’s blue. There’s a shade to match anyone’s coloring and, done right, a really bright blue looks good on everyone. It sounds perilous, especially for those who don’t typically sport neon colors, but why not integrate a flashy cyan by confining it to a truly risk-free area like, say,… READ MORE »


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Disclaimer: I have very little interest in Valentine’s Day. I’ll admit, the idea of it is nice, and the Valentine’s cup from Starbucks is maybe the cutest thing ever, but my appreciation for the “holiday” ends right about there. I never even really think about it, and when the day rolls around, I’m none the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

You may recall my response to New York mag’s biting piece on Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, in which I voiced my concern that the Angels may not in fact be human but rather, if I may quote myself, “tall, lithe, bronzed to perfection, fast-metabolizing aliens with silky long hair and bedroom eyes.” Indeed, every… READ MORE »


Celebs

File this one under convincing cases for the existence of the Illuminati: Vice took Nicki Minaj’s video for her new single “Super Bass” and slowed it down, only to discover that it sounds pitch-perfectly like … Jay-Z. You have to hear it to believe it because it’s uncanny, down to the Hov’s recognizable style and… READ MORE »


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Topshop has been making waves in mass market American fashion since its stateside debut in 2009. The corporation is recognized not only for its middle-price, high-fashion appeal but also its association with Kate Moss and, more recently, It girl print-goddess designer Mary Katrantzou. Next up for the brand will be a special line of designer… READ MORE »


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Just last week, I told you about Doo-Ri Chung’s upcoming collection for Macy’s, but this week, I heard about the next designer up for an Impulse capsule and I can say with all honesty that this is the one I’d wait in line for in a heartbeat. In two months, Alberta Ferretti will join the… READ MORE »


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If you happen to see some photos of seriously refined, flawlessly groomed women in ladylike ’50s-style dresses thrown up on buildings and street signs around Manhattan, don’t be alarmed — it’s just Jason Wu’s latest ad campaign. The designer will forgo the traditional direction in favor of going guerrilla with his spring 2012 collection. Photographed… READ MORE »


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I’ve never been one to adhere to “seasonal” nail colors — neon pink in the dead of winter? Bring it on. Despite my best efforts to the contrary, I still dress almost exclusively in black, an idiosyncrasy that I will defend until I’ve gone blue in the face, which would actually add a bit of… READ MORE »


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I make a general point of treating my hair gently, especially since I ill-advisedly went for the big cut a year ago. With kitchen scissors, over the bathroom sink, I sheared off around 10 inches of my long, damaged, box kit-bleached hair, and I regretted it almost instantly. Tears were shed, panic attacks were had… READ MORE »


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What’s a druzy, you ask? Strange name, yes, but it makes it easier to put a label on what I previously referred to as “the inside-geode sparkles.” Druzies, or drusies, are the tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of other previously deposited stones and minerals. They’re beautifully eye-catching and they capture… READ MORE »


Celebs

Say what you will about Lana Del Rey, but one thing is for certain: all eyes are on her. In fact, the internet contention has pretty much failed to cease or even quiet since that … unforgettable SNL performance a few weeks ago. I happen to like Lana, but I take her for what she… READ MORE »


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It’s hard not to love Tavi. I’m generally opposed to any and all things “twee,” but Tavi has enough brains and sass to transcend the genre. When I first heard about this “13-year-old fashion blogger” a couple years ago, I envisioned a delusional, entitled teen brandishing her mother’s Birkin bag, shooting photos of herself on… READ MORE »


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The SAG Awards don’t excite me all that much. As Amelia said in her round-up of the best dressed, it’s the most self-congratulatory of the awards shows, being that its entire premise is actors awarding actors. Hollywood is nothing if not self-congratulatory, and I love it despite that, but the SAG Awards just tend to… READ MORE »


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Have you heard of micellar water? I never had until a few months ago, when I read an interview with the stunning French actress Roxane Mesquida. Her flawless, glowing skin sent me into fits of envy so powerful, I was just dying to know how she does it. Fortunately for me, this interview just so… READ MORE »


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Vanity Fair releases its Hollywood issue annually, but this year’s cover is unique in that it is the first of its kind to be shot by famed photog Mario Testino. His technique translates beautifully to the cover, though it’s not immediately apparent that it’s his work. The 11 young actresses featured are dressed impeccably, draped… READ MORE »


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The open pores on my nose drive me crazy, and when I say I’ve tried everything to shrink them, I mean everything: cleansers, masks, serums, creams, drugstore, department store, made in my kitchen, all claiming to do the same thing, and hardly ever fulfilling that promise. I had all but given up on my endeavor… READ MORE »



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