I realized how much my relationship with the sun had changed a few weeks ago, when spring finally hit New York after a long, gray winter and everyone in the city flocked to the nearest park or rooftop. Instead of joining them, I found myself grabbing my Panama hat and heading straight to the pharmacy to stock up on some sunscreen.
Last November, after going through what I thought was my standard annual exam at the dermatologist's office-submit to a mole check, have one or two spots removed, receive a letter in the mail saying everything was fine-I got a call while at work informing me that my tests were in. One of the biopsies, a small patch of skin taken from between my shoulder blades, had tested positive for melanoma.
The nurse on the phone recommended a surgical dermatologist and asked me to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. I needed to move fast, she explained, as I hung up the phone and struggled to hold back my tears. Needless to say, I was
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- Vogue Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Jun 12, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
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Whether or not there's a summer weekend in St. Barth's ahead, you can still have the tousled, textured waves of an afternoon spent frolicking in the sea and sand. In today's beauty tutorial, hairstylist Peter Gray demonstrates how to create laid-back yet luxurious beach hair. Here, Vogue's expanded guide to the products you'll need to get the look (surf spray not required!).
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It's that time of year again. The annual rush to get in shape for swimsuit season can be a panic-inducing rite of summer. Fortunately, the latest wave of results-driven workouts promise to deliver a better body-and fast. From calorie-blasting boot-camp sessions to strength-building kettleball classes, here, our guide to the best fitness strategies for getting bikini-ready in a flash.
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"In a silly way, I think it's what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw," says Sarah Jessica Parker. But it's not silly at all, this idea that the actress-mother-designer-business woman-multi-hyphenate could launch a serious shoe collection, which is exactly what she's doing with partner George Malkemus, the longtime CEO at Manolo Blahnik. SJP, as it will be called, will be available exclusively at Nordstrom early next year and will include bags and a few trenches, too.
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"It's sort of soup to nuts," Parker continues. "You put on a shoe and you put on a coat and you wear a bag and, on the outside, when you're walking down the street, they really can tell the same story about yourself."
Of course, the last thing Parker herself or the world at large needs is more shoes and bags. That's why her goal is to offer something different, something more in the vein-aesthetically and price-wise-of great old-school
For those of us who work in the nonstop, need-it-now, stay-ahead-or-fall-behind business of fashion, we often find ourselves looking for a little help (or playful distraction). The time-strapped book their flights and beauty appointments with a simple tap, while the visual perfectionists use photo apps to help capture that elusive fashion moment in just the right filter. Here, we asked industry fixtures what app they find themselves turning to day in and day out.
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Kelly Oxford's By now, you've likely heard of author and screenwriter Kelly Oxford, whose rise to humorist fame was fueled by her razor-sharp (like, the-Met-ball-chandelier's-worth-of-razor-blades-sharp) Twitter feed, which has more than half a million followers. Many of her best tweets are inspired by her three children, who usually don't realize how funny they are ("I refuse to correct my 4 year old when she calls Nicki Minaj, 'Nicki Massage' "), but make a strong case for the notion that a sense of humor is an inherited trait ("Got angry at 4 year old for not getting ready for bed, and she said, 'This is why you don't have kids.' "). Judd Apatows of the world, take note: Oxford and her progeny may fast be becoming the funniest family online.
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For all of these reasons, Vogue thought Oxford would be the perfect person to approach for advice on planning a summer vacation with children. After all, her second-funniest source of those golden
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This year, the Costume Institute celebrates punk fashion, which evolved from anarchist expression into a look fit for the red carpet. But punks weren't the only fashion rebels. In fact, almost all great fashion requires a little taste for counterculture. The best fashion is ahead of its time, projecting an image of the future and shifting society's definition of beauty. Changing minds isn't easy, however. Take Alexander McQueen's low-rise bumster pants, which exposed rear ends on the runway for the first time. What was considered by some to be the tackiest type of exposure was to McQueen a source of great beauty: He felt the lower spine was the most erotic part of the body, and his silhouette elongated the torso in a way that was truly elegant. If you wore low-rise jeans in the early aughts (it is physically impossible that you did not), you owe it to a designer who was bold enough to bare some cleavage of the behind. Caution: The following looks have all
Tim Walker, Vogue, September 2012It's time to talk a blue streak about baby-blue streaks-and similarly unexpected hues of dusty-orange, pale-violet, buttercup-yellow, or rose-gold hair color. Whatever the precise shade, the once rebellious beauty statement is stepping away from its aggressively punk roots-think DIY bathtub Manic Panic dye jobs and acid-bright Kool-Aid rinses-and into softer, more elegant territory these days.
Take, for instance, the sight of model Natalia Vodianova closing Givenchy's recent fall fashion show with a headful of blush-pink Victorian pin curls-and a sheer floor-length finale skirt with embroidery to match.
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Off the runway, too, the trend holds a powerful new grown-up appeal. "Many of my clients actually rocked colored hair back in the nineties, but now they want something that doesn't make them look too young and St. Mark's-y," says New York City-based colorist Aura Friedman of the sudden shift toward a quieter palette
Gravity: fundament of physics, foe of aging physiques. Those of us north of 30 must go the extra mile (literally) to maintain the sort of shape that, at nineteen, came with the territory. In Hollywood, especially, where youth and beauty are considered tantamount to talent, the pressure to stay toned and looking fit is enormous. Recently, however, several leading ladies seem to have cracked the code, debuting enviable proportions that aren't just on par with-but an actual improvement from-their days as dewy ingenues. Gwyneth Paltrow's sheer Antonio Berardi dress at this week's Hollywood Iron Man 3 premiere drew gasps not because it was risqué but because the 40-year-old star looked so phenomenal in it. And, at 47, House of Cards' Robin Wright's svelte arms and muscular calves are nothing short of inspirational. Here, Vogue.com takes a look at those whose bodies, like a fine cabernet, have gotten better with age.
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- Vogue Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 1:29 PM EDT
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At a recent art opening near New York's High Line, the air was practically opaque on the sidewalk, thanks to an assemblage of gallery sylphs, cigarettes dangling from their manicured fingers. At another event, at the Lever House on Park Avenue, it seemed like half the stylish crowd was huddled outside by the entrance, puffing away as they teetered on their stilettos. Didn't these people read the headline-making study in the New England Journal of Medicine? Earlier this year, it reported a steep increase in tobacco-related ailments among female smokers, who are now more likely to die of lung cancer than men who smoke. Equally bleak news came from a separate study published in the same issue of the NEJM: It found that women who smoke die, on average, a full decade sooner than nonsmokers.
Yet despite the warnings, one in five Americans still lights up. Fortunately, the same NEJM study found that kicking the habit at any age dramatically lengthens your life expectancy. In