Category Fashion

Fashion World’s Obsession with French Women

Whether you love or hate the fashion world’s obsession with everything french, you have to admit that French women are somewhat fascinating. Combine that with the current trend of reducing your closaet, and you’ve got one compelling concept: the five-piece French wardrobe. Although the movement gained a lot of traction in 2014 with the fashion world’s rekindled 0f the worlds obsession, we thought we’d revisit the concept, as it feels especially current at the time of capsule and uniform wardrobes, and because we thought you may find this interesting or compell you to t0 look at the french fashion wardrobe.

The guidelines are fairly simple: First, make sure you have quality basics across all categories of apparel, and eliminate clothing from your wardrobe that you don’t wear, love, a...

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Simon Porte Jacquemus Confirmed Business is Bon

In an interview with WWD on Monday, hunky French designer of tiny bags and billowing sunflower blouses Simon Porte Jacquemus confirmed that business is bon. Sales of his label Jacquemus are expected to hit 23-25 million euros this year, up from 11.5 million euros in 2018 (and 7.5 million euros in 2017). While 30-40% of that revenue comes from his extremely tiny handbags, sales for his menswear label, which he launched last summer, are also strong, he says: “I am happy to get real feedback today in terms of sales and to see men actually wearing the clothes.”

The popularity of Jacquemus’s Fauvist prints, webby knits, and swooshy pants and shorts shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise...

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We Just Did Your Summer Shopping

We Just Did Your Summer Shopping

We Just Did Your Summer Shopping

Don’t get us wrong: Shopping for makeup (and skincare) is fun. Like, really fun. So congrats, we did your summer shopping for you! Admit that it’s hard to stay focused while shopping in-store! You know it is! Unless you’re an absolute pro at narrowing down picks and not getting distracted by all the heavenly products, you’ve likely wasted more time and money seeking seasonally appropriate products than you’d like to admit.  Ahem.

Luckily retailers like Walmart have jumped in to make it easy—a little too easy—for us shoppers to knock out all our beauty shopping in one go. (Sidenote: The retail giant has a shockingly good beauty department stocked with every essential you could possibly need or want...

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This Legging Trend Became a “Thing”

This Legging Trend Became a "Thing"

This Legging Trend Became a “Thing”

By now we’ve all accepted the fact that leggings are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe both at the gym and for off-duty life. Am I right? Great. While I’ve consistently seen fashion people step out in a variety of black and neutral leggings with their forward ensembles, there’s a new trend cropping up I wasn’t expecting—and that’s brightly colored leggings.

Yep, in line with the highlighter craze that’s held strong ever since designers from Prada to Tibi showcased vibrant colors on the fall 2018 runways, it seems the look has infiltrated the legging universe now. It’s actually celebrities who are repping the trend the most...

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This Week’s Need to Know Beauty News

Need to Know Beauty News

Need to Know Beauty News

This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News includes cruelty-free in-flight amenities at WestJet, a plastic-fighting initiative from The Body Shop, backlash over a male makeup line’s toxic masculinity and one anti-aging skincare line made from actual spider silk.

WestJet Is Getting Some Fancy New Cruelty-Free In-Flight Amenities

WestJet announced a new partnership this week with two Canadian brands, vegan leather-makers Mat & Nat and organic skincare line Province Apothecary, for a brand new cruelty-free amenity kit now available to all business class passengers flying on WestJet’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners...

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The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Pants That Fit

Pants and I have not always seen eye to eye. When I was 5 years old, my commitment to skirts and dresses was such that once, when my mother tried to force me into a pair of pants (that were, in hindsight, totally adorable) for school, I opted for an act of open defiance and decided to march to class in my underwear instead of giving in to the tyranny of trousers.

But one day, a pair of pants caught my attention and I decided to wear them to school, ignoring the “skirts only” rule. Sadly, this stint was short-lived and I was suspended for a week. After making a ruckus over the “no pants for girls” rule, the school changed its dress code and everyone was allowed to wear them.

As I grew up, I became fascinated with the fit of pants...

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Compliments Are As Gratifying As The Prices

Thanks to a reliable flock of detail-oriented reviewers, Amazon has become the answer for nearly all of our purchasing queries. From the things you’d expect (household appliances, groceries, books) to the thoroughly surprising finds (fresh flowers, wedding rings!?, bridesmaid dresses), there seems to be nothing that can’t be supplied by the behemoth e-tailer. We spend a lot of office hours inspecting this do-everything site and carefully read through the endorsements of its browsing critics to surface the best goods available, but it was endorsements from two readers that turned our attention towards the site’s swimsuits.

Good Housekeeping also has done some extensive research into the swimwear market and has a good review on different aspects like prices, styles that are flattering t...

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This Spring Wear Pastel Makeup Every Way Possible

Spring has sprung, and with it comes longer, sunnier days, sangria sipped patio-side (finally!) and catching an afternoon Jays games. If there’s one enduring spring trend that tops it all though, year after year, it’s the warm welcome of a soft, super pretty pastel palette.

But while sorbet shades are arguably the dreamiest of them all, sporting a head-to-toe look can be a little much. Instead, take after the likes of Marc Jacobs, Thom Brown and Preen, to name a few, who presented their spring offerings paired with super pretty pastel makeup looks like mint lips and lids, and even festival-ready pastel florals. Here, our favourites to get you #pastelpretty.

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Imaan Hammam, Model

“In my family, I’m one of six—two siblings from my dad’s previous marriage, a brother and sister from my mom’s previous marriage, and then me and my little sister when my parents got together. I grew up in Amsterdam, but dad is from Egypt and my mom is from Morocco. My mom has always been into fashion, and on top of that, she sews. The outfits she made in the ‘70s and ‘80s are my favorite. I think her love of fashion is what got me interested in it. I started modeling when I was 13 years old, after I was scouted at a train station in Amsterdam. This woman ran up to me and was like, ‘Are you a model? Here’s my card, please contact me.’ I was already super tall, and I was so insecure...

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Celebs-Here’s What’s in Their Shopping Bags

Don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty much the last person on Earth to discriminate when it comes to where I research and shop beauty products because I’m obsessed. Plus, it’s actually part of my job. At any given time, you’ll find big-name beauty retailers like Sephora, Ulta, Dermstore, Nordstrom, Amazon—heck, even drugstore hot spots like CVS—open in tabs on my MacBook. That said, whenever I’m in dire need of a chic beauty fix, I have one haunt, in particular, that’s my first and favorite destination of choice: Violet Grey. Be it the brick-and-mortar store cozily nestled on Melrose Place in L.A. or the online mecca, I’m 100% smitten, and in all honesty, I’ve probably spent more hours surfing the depths of its Violet Code–approved favorites than I’d like to know or admit...

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