By Sarah St. Lifer, Refinery29
We're just going to come out and say it - JT looks good on Jessica Biel. The newlywed actress has stepped up her sartorial game in a serious way ever since the two made it official (and, even more so after he put a mah-jor ring on it). Between the Dior and the Isabel Marant, her wardrobe has become just as well-traveled as her wedding guests. So, naturally, the Hitchcock star arrived at the L.A. premiere of her new flick and quickly became the mane focus of every photog's lens.
While her Gucci getup was nothing short of a haute homerun, it was her crazy coiff that had us swooning. Part pompadour, part updo, the style is pretty much the grownup version of Miley's punk pixie. We're guessing girlfriend spent a significant amount of time with her hairstylist prior to the premiere - just imagine how many bobby pins and how much hairspray must've gone into securing those strands! Plus, we applaud her makeup artist for adding just a dash of mascara and a simple
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By Gabriel Bell, Refinery29Read More »from How to Become a Restaurant VIP: Tips from Tim Ferriss, Author of the 4-Hour Chef
.Hello, everyone - meet Tim Ferriss. You might know him from that time he set the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive tango spins in one minute on Live With Regis and Kelly. No? Well, how about for that time he won the USAWKF national Chinese kickboxing championship in '99? Okay, maybe not your thing. Are you into, y'know, the Internet? Well, he's been an angel investor or adviser to StumbleUpon, Posterous, Evernote, Shopify, Reputation Defender, and many more. Not into business? Fine. You know, he once had a show on The History Channel, but maybe TV doesn't impress you. Okay, how about this - in 2008, Wired magazine dubbed him, "Greatest Self-Promoter of All Time." Interested yet? Of course you are!
Tim Ferriss is what we used to call a polymath, a jack-of-all-trades, and an autodidact, before James Franco came along and ruined it all for everyone. From business to fitness to dance to, well, pretty much everything, Ferriss has a peculiar and very
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Tue, Nov 20, 2012 1:11 PM EST
By Connie Wang, Refinery29
Try as you might, your beloved Converse don't quite make you feel like Beyoncé when you're on the dance floor, do they? That's because the right dancing shoe somehow makes your twirls more twirly, your shimmy more shimmery, and - let's be realistic - your Dougie much, much better than this.
To set the mood for an evening of giddily fun dancing (we're talking about ear-to-ear-grinning, spinning-your-partner-like-you're-10-again, deliriously exhilarating fun), a proper pair of dance shoes is in order. From stilettos that threaten to outshine you on the dance floor to flats that'll really help you break it down, we've handpicked the best party shoes on the market to get you groovin' until sunrise.
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- Refinery29 | Shine Food – Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:42 AM EST
By Cheryl Locke, Refinery29
We're not here to talk turkey. No offense to the bird, but what makes Thanksgiving delicious is the sides. Who can resist those bites of sweet-and-savory or crunchy-and-velvety goodness? It's all the fixings that have us coming back for seconds and thirds. So, in that spirit of plenty, we've tapped food writer-slash-photographer extraordinaire, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks and Super Natural Every Day , to recommend a vegetarian menu showcasing the season's bounty. And boy did she deliver - big time!
The bestselling author shows us how to gobble away - without the gut bombs - while incorporating a cornucopia of fresh, local ingredients. Think huckleberries, squash, and citrus at its peak. Not that a holiday about togetherness should become a contest, but what's so wrong with some friendly competition with cousin Nancy's cranberry sauce and succotash? It's a win-win for everyone at the table, really.
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By Connie Wang, Refinery29Read More »from 1/5 Online-Bargain Hunters Have Been Tricked into Buying Knockoffs
Chanel on sale? Burberry for the price of lunch? A Louis Vuitton sample sale? There are some fashion deals that are too good to be true - but try telling that to your bargain-hunting dad who's trying to buy your mom a 25th anniversary gift.
The MarkMonitor Shopping Report discovered that one in five shoppers will accidentally buy a knockoff-luxury product when they think they're buying the real deal, usually because of bogus counterfeit websites. Interestingly, the amount of people knowingly searching for "replicas" and "fakes" are a much smaller percentage; accidental counterfeit purchases outnumber purposeful ones by 20 times.
The consequences of all this good-intentioned bargain hunting can be staggering - with luxury brands losing billions each year, not to mention the ancillary terrorism, organized crime, and drug and human trafficking that is propped up because of it. Perhaps it may be worth presenting a little guide to safe online shopping while
- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 5:21 PM EST
By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29Read More »from How the American Diet is Changing — in Weirdly Surprising Ways
Have you ever heard of a "yemmie"? No? Lucky you, because for advertisers and businesses, she's a real pain in the neck.
It means "young, educated, milennial mother" in ad circles, and the term is a symbol of the stress marketers behind grocery store brands are currently under. That's because the American diet is changing, and grocery store-products, once the safe, stable, standard-bearers of the advertising industry, are now part of a cut-throat arena where nothing is certain, least of all the future. The generation that made up that once-solid base is getting old and buying less, while an unpredictable new generation is quickly becoming the target market. So, in short, food marketing is stuck in the '50s, and the most lucrative slice of vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, lactose-intolerant customers is way ahead of its time.
According to a Jefferies/Alix report featured on Ad Age, these younger customers - "yemmies" and their counterparts - are just too hip
By Connie Wang, Photographed by Chantal Adair, Refinery29
While the fashion industry is inundated with images of towering, pin-thin, brooding women, the majority of America doesn't resemble Kate Moss and Karlie Kloss (despite just how carefully you pick out those Calvins or how often you work at your abs).
But one of the most encouraging things about the Internet-run industry we live in today is that some of the influential personalities, the most inspiring fashion experts, and the most stylish, too boot, are women who haven't been cherry-picked based on the circumference of their waist or distance between their eyes, but rather their wit, their taste, and the way they make fashion feel like we all own it.
Consequentially, these women also look a whole lot like the rest of America. Call them plus-size bloggers or full-figured fashion stars, but we consider them just sartorial geniuses, pure and simple. We've asked five of our curvy-girl friends to spill on their personal styleRead More »from 5 Curvy Gals Share Their Shopping Secrets
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By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29Read More »from Zara Won't Expand in Rural U.S. Because "They Don't Fit into the Clothes"
Here in our wonderful NYC bubble, Zara is the best thing ever. Surprisingly well made, mostly reasonably priced, and just so freaking cute - it's a dream for those of us with expensive taste but no funds to match. So, we're not surprised that the Spanish retailer is in the midst of a global expansion, which includes adding 400 new stores in China. Unfortunately for us, that does not mean big plans for Americans outside of NYC. Why? Well, according to one Spanish marketing professor, "[T]he United States is a graveyard of European retailers."
In a recent interview with The New York Times about the Spanish mega-brand, Professor José Luis Nueno continues on to say, "Everyone who has gone [to the United States] has struggled. Laura Ashley has shut down and even Benetton is declining. The U.S. is really complex because it's about putting stores in shopping malls in the middle of nowhere. Fashionistas live on the East and West coasts. Then everyone else dresses in
By Gina Marinelli, Market Research by Willow Lindley, Refinery29
But, we're here to break down your trusty, toasty options. We've searched high and low for the styles you'll never tire of, even after spring fever kicks in. From utilitarian parkas to puffers that won't make you look like the Michelin Man, these picks will change the way you feel about winter. Now, bundle up - it's freezing out there!
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- Refinery29 | Beauty – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 11:03 AM EST
By Emily L. Foley, Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza, Refinery29
We're all for aging gracefully, but we can't say we're in a hurry to get there anytime soon. Sure, there's nothing to fear about getting older, but we also don't want to look like we're 60 when we celebrate our 40th birthday. So basically, we just want whatever magical elixir Helen Mirren has been guzzling.
Turns out, there actually are ways to slow down the aging process - or at least stop it from speeding up. And while Mirren might not be spilling her secrets anytime soon, we found three health and wellness pros who are willing to dish on how you can put the brakes on that whole aging thing with nothing more than a few simple swaps to your skin-care routine, diet, and lifestyle. Read on to learn their tricks for staying (basically) forever young.
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