Photographed by Jeremy AllenBy Chioma Nnadi, Vogue
Vogue Market Editor Jessica Sailer isn't one to buy on impulse. She's the kind of shopper who considers each investment with extra special care. "My rule has always been to put the thing I love on hold at the store, and then I have at least until the end of the day to figure out just how much I want it," she says. "If I'm still thinking about a dress hours later, then I know it was meant to be."
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It's partly why the frenzy of an online auction has never appealed to Sailer. According to her, it's too easy to get sucked in: How do you gauge your need for something new without being consumed by the thrill of the chase?
Indeed, with the sheer volume of product on sites like eBay, from discounted deadstock to vintage collectibles to the counterfeit red herrings, the experience has become increasingly overwhelming in more ways than one. But when it comes to tracking down the looks of seasons past-that handbag, dress, or
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With much of the world in economic flux, a revival of Absolutely Fabulous, the early-nineties BBC series born of excess, might seem out of step. But consider two things. One, why not take laughs where they are found these days (presidential primary debates excluded), and, two, in fashion terms, Edina and Patsy's return to television is right on time. Don't you see at least a little of their exuberance for prints and over-the-top sensibilities in the latest resort and spring collections?
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When the show originally aired, the boozy besties could be seen sporting hats the size of tires, pants the shade of pink gumballs, and cheetah coats large enough to have cleared the Sahara. It all looks as outrageous now as it did then, but that was the point. The ridiculousness was meant to entertain. No one's actually suggesting a hunt for a zebra-print dress like Edina's-but Proenza Schouler's spring
- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Dec 9, 2011 3:56 PM EST
Photo by WWDWriting in the September issue of Vogue, Hamish Bowles recounts Elizabeth Taylor's love affair with jewelry and recalls a day he waited hours in the Moroccan sun to meet the icon herself. In anticipation of the upcoming December 13 and 14 auction of Taylor's collection at Christie's, Bowles chose some of his favorite pieces-including the stunning 33-karat Elizabeth Taylor Diamond and the Taj Mahal Diamond, which dates back to 1627-going on the block. Read the story below, and see his picks in the slideshow here.Read More »from Diamonds and Pearls: Our Favorite Pieces from Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Auction at Christie’s
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As a twelve-year-old, Elizabeth Taylor found a gold-plated posy brooch in a boutique at the Beverly Hills Hotel (where her father owned an art gallery), and saved up her allowance to buy it for her astonished mother. Taylor would discover the joy of receiving jewelry herself, as friends, admirers, and film directors were inspired (or coaxed or cajoled) into lavishing her with precious keepsakes over the
- Vogue Magazine | Work + Money – Fri, Oct 28, 2011 6:31 PM EDT
By Sarah Brown, Vogue magazineRead More »from François Nars: Vogue's Intimate Q & A With One of Beauty's Biggest Icons
It was 1984 when François Nars-and his roommate, a hairstylist hopeful named Odile Gilbert-set out from Paris for New York, dropping their bags in an apartment on East Thirty-second Street. They moved to a loft in SoHo a few years later, and to say that their beauty careers took off is a bit of an understatement.
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Tonight at the Fashion Group International's annual Night of Stars gala, François will receive the well-deserved award for Beauty Luminary. (For an idea of the company he is in, fellow Luminaries this year include Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Daphne Guinness, Amar'e Stoudemire, and on). His good friend Isabella Rossellini-with whom he produced many Vogue covers together over the years-will present him with this honor. On the occasion of this career milestone, Vogue looked through the archive, and talked to François about his fondest fashion memories, his inspirations, and his future.
- Vogue Magazine | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Oct 27, 2011 7:59 PM EDT
By Meredith Melling Burke, Vogue magazine
When it comes to picking the perfect disguise for Halloween, who better to ask than Allison Sarofim, the woman behind one of the biggest, best costume parties of the year? We asked the celebrated hostess to go through the fall shows to find runway looks from the fall collections that you can translate into (a very creative) reality come October 31.
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By Ana Dragovic, Vogue magazine
In an effort to help his sister, Mabel, win the heart of her paramour, the Chicago-based cosmetic chemist T.L. Williams created a lash-darkening mixture of Vaseline and carbon dust in 1913. When the impromptu concoction became a local hit, he founded a cosmetics company, named it Maybelline and, a few years later, the country's first cake mascara was officially born. The rest may be history-but there's nothing old-fashioned about today's high-tech formulas and their accompanying wands. From Lancôme's triple-patented brush to Lash Control's squeezable precision tube, the season's best mascaras are triumphs of architecture and ingenuity. To that end, we asked Vogue's most lash-obsessed editors to put them to the test. Here, their fall guide to what plumps, lengthens, refines, and lasts.Read More »from Vogue Staffers Pick the Best Mascara
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New York's Spring 2012 shows are in full swing, and with that come the usual street-style suspects. Our intrepid photographer Phil Oh caught these scene stealers traversing the city and taking in the shows. From Lincoln Center to Milk Studios, see them clad in the season's biggest trends. By the look of things, it seems as though bright colors are here to stay-here's hoping for an endless summer!Read More »from Vogue Street Style: New York Fashion Week
- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Sep 6, 2011 6:31 PM EDT
By Tina Turnbow, Vogue magazine
On the cusp of the Labor Day weekend, you may find yourself facing a familiar sartorial dilemma: The weather is still warm, but come September, something suddenly feels wrong about wearing the same weightless silk wisp of a skirt or crisp eyelet dress that saw you through summer. It's a transitional moment-one that calls for a stealth reworking of your wardrobe as well as your makeup bag.
"It's about tweaking your color palette," says makeup artist Tina Turnbow of the intuitive shift toward richer, more "autumnal" versions of her favorite warm-weather beauty staples-a soft aubergine stain instead of a Day-Glo pink lipstick, a hazy olive shadow in place of a celadon-rimmed lid-and away from bronzer altogether.
For the ultimate guide to fall's new essentials-from the inkiest carbon-black mascara to the perfect rose-colored blush-Vogue beauty assistant Ana Dragovic enlisted Turnbow for an impromptu shopping date at Sephora Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.Read More »from Vogue Says: 8 Must-Have Beauty Buys for Early Fall
- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Sep 1, 2011 9:30 PM EDT
As August draws to an end, it's time to start thinking about what you want to wear come fall and, if your list is long, exactly how you intend to pay for all those most-wanted wardrobe additions. Here, with images, ideas, and inspiration pulled straight from the pages of the September issue of Vogue, our editors have broken out the top ten truly wearable trends for the upcoming season. Then they took it a step further by finding the ways you can add new looks to your repertoire for $100 or less.Read More »from This Just In: Vogue’s Fall Fashion Finds Under $100