by Madeline Alford
If you're one of the lucky ones heading out of town for spring break, anticipating warm weather and sun-filled days (seriously, will it ever get above 50 degrees here in NYC?), make sure you pack all the essentials. I picked the best spring break must-haves so you can focus on the important things in life- like figuring out which boardwalk bar serves the best margaritas.
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by Christa Lee
My first experiment with dry shampoo was simply a disaster: I sprayed too much, too closely to my hair and for far too long-it ended up a white, powdery mess. But I was unwilling to give up on the idea of being able to revive a second-day hairstyle in just a few seconds; so I talked with Kevin Mancuso, New York City-based global creative director of Nexxus Salon Hair Care, who had amazing, brilliant tips:
Lucky: Should you put on dry shampoo before or after styling your hair?
Kevin Mancuso: Before styling. It not only preps your hair by providing a lightweight texture that's easy to work with, but it revives your look with volume, too.
How far away should you hold it from your hair? Should you use a few sprays or a single, continuous one?
For extra volume, spray close to the roots-about five inches away. For all-over refreshing, hold it farther away, about the same distance you'd use a hairspray. The best way to apply it is in one continuous stream forRead More »from How to Dry Shampoo Your Hair like a Pro
by Hillary McDanielsRead More »from 13 Wedding Dresses Perfect for Beach Brides
From Aruba to Hawaii and the Caribbean to the East Coast, beach nuptials are the golden tickets of the wedding-invite world. But when it comes to actually planning the ceremony, seaside and destination weddings can be tricky. So we want to cut down on some of the sweat and get you sun-soaking and sandy-toed as soon as possible! We've found 13 gowns perfect for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind beach wedding. Click through the slideshow above to shop them all now.
- Lucky Magazine | Beauty – Tue, Mar 4, 2014 11:25 AM EST
by Sarah FergusonRead More »from 17 Winning Beauty Looks from the Oscars Afterparties
As far as hair and makeup go, the stars at this year's Academy Awards were all winners-we can't think of a single look we didn't like. But despite the many luminous faces and impeccable coifs on the red carpet, it was the afterparty beauty looks that really stole the show. We spotted bold lip colors, gorgeous smoky eyes and unique updos that we can't wait to try ourselves come next Friday night. Above, we've rounded up the 17 looks that topped our list. Which one is your favorite?
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:18 AM EST
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Jennifer Lawrence seemed a bit distracted when she took the stage at Sunday's Oscars to present the Best Actor trophy-though coming off her cool-girl track record, we didn't even bat a lash. As JLaw sauntered onstage in that extraordinary crimson Dior gown, she approached the stage and joked to the audience, "Is this funny?"
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As it turns out, the American Hustle actress was fending off Ellen DeGeneres, who cautiously withdrew from the podium in preparation for another onstage tumble, à la JLaw's dramatic Best Actress nosedive last year. While most of us didn't catch Ellen's jest, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and the rest of the front-row clearly found it hilarious.
This is essentially the ultimate inside joke to end all inside jokes. Just when we started to feel at one with Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars thanks to that Stars-They're Just LikeRead More »from The Real Reason Why Jennifer Lawrence's Best Actor Presentation was Interrupted
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 3:13 PM EST
by Maura Brannigan
Jeanne Yang and Katie Holmes
Between being photographed at Whole Foods and raising the most stylish celebrity spawn (and to be fair, working on a number of other legitimate projects, too), Katie Holmes certainly keeps herself busy. But according to the New York Post, she's ending one of her most significant involvements: her five-year partnership with fashion label Holmes & Yang, which she co-founded with stylist Jeanne Yang.
See more: 8 Outfits Men Love on WomenWhile we're not yet aware of the reasons behind the split, a "source" has said it ended due to an "interpersonal conflict." As he or she said on Saturday: "Jeanne enjoys the spotlight way more than Katie does. Things have definitely soured between them."
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With four acting gigs (including The Giver, opposite Meryl Streep) on the docket for 2014, perhaps Katie was simply making way for a buzzworthy Hollywood comeback after an eight-year hiatus. Will 2014 be the year of theRead More »from Katie Holmes Quits Her Designer Label, Holmes & Yang
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 12:28 PM EST
by Alison Syrett Cleary
Distracted by Ellen DeGeneres' (epic!) selfie-taking, pizza-ordering and relentless Liza Minelli-teasing at the Academy Awards yesterday evening, you may have neglected to notice what she was wearing while onstage. (Except, perhaps, for that big fluffy Glinda the Good Witch costume-that will be seared in our minds forever, no?) Sure, you might vaguely recall some sort of suiting, but it definitely didn't stop time and make you suck your breath in the way Lupita Nyong'o's powder blue gown did. You were way more captivated by the host's jokes.
But now that you've had time to digest all that witty banter and those "wait, is she really doing that?!" moments, we think the Oscar MC's hosting wardrobe deserves a second look. Besides being So. Damn. Cool., all three of her custom Saint Laurent looks were much more realistic to copy in non-awards-show life than say, Jennifer Lawrence's curve-hugging tomato red column-even if you don't exactly follow Ellen's full-onRead More »from Ellen DeGeneres Shows Us the Right Way to Wear a Suit
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 12:06 PM EST
by Maura Brannigan
Courtesy of WireImage
At last night's Oscars, Hollywood's breakout star Lupita Nyong'o capped off her winning awards season with a Best Supporting Actress statuette for her performance in 12 Years a Slave. But while Lupita may carry herself with the most grace of any celebrity on the red carpet, she hasn't always been as admirably secure.
See more: 8 Outfits Men Love on WomenAt Saturday's Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, the 31-year-old actress shared a story in which she described how she often desired for her skin to be lighter-until one supermodel, Alek Wek, helped her gain acceptance.
"A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was," said Lupita. "Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden Oprah was telling me it wasn't. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I hadRead More »from How Model Alek Wek Helped Lupita Nyong'o Love Her Skin Tone
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 5:13 PM EST
by Elana Fishman
Courtesy of SJP Sarah Jessica Parker Collection
Confession: When we first learned that Sarah Jessica Parker was set to design a collection of shoes, pretty much every Lucky staffer simultaneously squealed in delight. After all, who better to dream up fanciful new footwear creations than Carrie Bradshaw herself?
See more: 8 Outfits Men Love on WomenNews of the actress' new fashion venture leaked last summer, the first photos of the collection hit the interwebs in January-and earlier this week, I finally had the opportunity to preview the brand-new SJP line in person at a preview held at the new Nordstrom pop-up in NYC's Soho (Nordstrom is the exclusive distributor for SJP). Both the Sex and the City superstar and Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus, with whom Sarah Jessica partnered to produce the line, were on hand to field questions from press and potential customers alike-and I couldn't help but notice how hands-on SJP was as various editors tried on pair after pair, doling out advice and compliments aplenty. Read More »from EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Comfortable Heels, Hair Ribbons and Being 'So Freaking Short'
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 3:38 PM EST
by Maura Brannigan
It will come as a surprise to no one that Miranda Kerr is often touted as the reigning queen of street style. Be it a flippy miniskirt or a worn-in leather jacket, her off-duty outfits can't be beat. Thus, streetwear mega-retailer H&M made a genius maneuver in naming the Aussie supermodel as the face of its Spring 2014 campaign. Hot off the heels of the brand's recent Paris Fashion Week runway show, H&M has just unveiled the season's official ad images, all featuring Miranda wearing a variety of pieces that would look perfectly at home in her own personal wardrobe-the ultimate compliment!
Of course, this isn't Miranda's first time at the fast fashion rodeo. She was Mango's celebrity face last year-and now, between motherhood, running her own skincare line and chasing a burgeoning singing career, the 30-year-old is certainly keeping busy in the most impressive way possible.
Click through to see Miranda's first-ever campaign shots for H&M-hopefully, there's aRead More »from PHOTOS: Miranda Kerr's First Campaign for H&M Has Arrived!