by Marianne Dabir
Sure, the first day of fall is still fairly far off. But with school starting up in just a matter of weeks, who can blame us for already getting our back-to-school beauty essentials in gear? Thanks to Vanessa Hudgens and Bella Thorne, we've got deep, berry-red lipstick at the top of our list. It's universally flattering, undeniably sophisticated, and totally smile-enhancing. Blue undertones make those pearly-whites appear brighter in a big way-no teeth-whitening required.
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With a raspberry-stained kisser and dewy skin, Vanessa nails autumn-chic with easygoing, summery vibes. A translucent lip color like this one is show-stopping yet subtle enough to be classroom-cool, too. Pair it with a little mascara and a sweet side-braid for day, or amp it up with a silver smoky eye and loose, retro curls like Vanessa's to hit the dance floor.
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Bella's opaque shade packs a
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by Amy WicksRead More »from Kate Middleton Style for All! a First Look at the New Issa X Banana Republic Collection!
Royal Blue 3/4-Sleeve Wrap-Tie Dress, $130.00. We just can't get enough of Kate Middleton! The new royal mom blew us all away yesterday in her amazing and appropriate Jenny Packham blue dress, and today, the "Kate Effect" on fashion continues, as we have a preview of the new Issa x Banana Republic collection. The collaboration includes a very familiar blue wrap dress that was inspired by the one Kate wore for her engagement and other Kate-esque looks.
"We knew our customers would be thrilled to experience royal fashion at a Banana Republic price point," said Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen.
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Every dress here could easily be worn by the Duchess, who was kept in mind while this collection came together. "I love her youthful femininity," said Simon. "I find it very timeless in a modern way. We wanted to design a collection that was versatile but playful with bold prints and feminine silhouettes.
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 1:19 PM EDT
In case you missed it: The '90s are back, my friend. Back in a big way. Crop tops, Keds, overalls - overalls! - are now peppered throughout mainstream fashion as if they weren't a laughing stock 5 years ago. But not all '90s fashion is created equal. For every '90s comeback, there's an iconic trend that got left behind. Here are 10 classic '90s fashion trends that were way cool back then, yet totally missed the train to 2013. - By Michelle Horton
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Earlier this summer, I embarked on what was possibly the most elaborate bikini search ever known to womankind. I must have ordered and returned at least eight swimsuits before finally settling on THE bikini for me (a bikini is a very spiritual matter, you understand). Summertime is when we let it all hang out, and the bikini lets just about EVERYthing hang out, so getting the right one is practically an art form. If I've spent all winter getting myself in shape for bikini season - and I'm not saying I have - then that bikini had better be the best darned bikini ever to grace a store shelf (and me). Click through for 8 cute bikinies for long days at the beach! -By Natalie Holbrook
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by Alison Syrett Cleary
Does anyone else feel like shopping for a slip to wear beneath your sheer dresses and skirts is kind of like getting toothpaste for your wardrobe? It's not fun, it's not exciting-but it's totally necessary if you'd like to not gross people out. Every time I do it, the winning undergarment is never interesting to look at (stretchy, nude, seamless, yaaawwn), costs way more than I thought it would (and usually I'm planning to spend that extra money on shoes) and ends up in a forgotten ball at the back of my underwear drawer (which means I wind up buying another, and so the cycle continues). It's for these reasons that I prefer to invest in lingerie that double as clothing.
In truth, flesh-colored shapewear-y styles occupy but a small remote planet in the universe of slips. There are also slinky silk camisoles, lacy chemises and ruffly bottoms that effortlessly work as part of an outfit-instead of just under it. Even better, these options are pretty enough toRead More »from Four Simple Ways to Work a Slip into Your Outfit
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
by Alison Syrett ClearyRead More »from Why Michelle Williams Will Be in Every Fashion Magazine Next Month
One of the best excuses to indulge in a tall stack of September issues next month might be Michelle Williams' starring role in Louis Vuitton's upcoming handbag campaign. WWD just released a teaser image this morning, and her hair and makeup are so good that we're already planning to hang a few glossy versions by our medicine cabinet for inspiration. Looks like next season is going to be all about cabernet lips, strong brows and side swept hair. (It's also going to be all about LV's new "W" and "Capucines" totes, the former featured with Michelle below. Doesn't she make you want one?)
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- StyleCaster News | Fashion – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
By Meghan Blalock, StyleCaster
For better or for worse, when it comes to the stars who regularly kill it on the red carpet, Sandra Bullock isn't the first name that pops to our minds. We think or her as more of a funny lady whose on-screen sarcasm has had us laughing since the days of "Miss Congeniality." But, we have to hand it to the girl: this year, she has been absolutely killing it on the carpet.
A longtime client of celebrity stylist Deborah Waknin, Sandy first had our attention when she appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in June-she stepped out for her interview wearing a form-fitting lace dress by Azzaro that managed to be classy, sexy, and chic all at the same time. Another look that caught our attention was an all-black, casual but chic mix of a flouncy Michael Kors top and an ASOS Pencil skirt.
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Cameron Diaz is diving into the fashion world with her new role as Artistic Director at Pour La Victoire. Celebrities have been endorsing brands for high dollar checks since the early days of radio and television. (Way back in 1890, a brand called Pears debuted the first spot, hiring actress Lily Langtry to say, "Since using Pears Soap, I have discarded all others.") Nowadays, stars are relied on more than ever to shill products, so some brands have taken the next step and actually given celebs creative reign within their companies.
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According to Women's Wear Daily, actress Cameron Diaz has inked a deal with the New York-based accessories company Pour la Victoire, and will have a voice in the brand's design direction and advertising campaigns. Diaz also owns an unspecified stake in PLV Studio, the parent company of Pour La Victoire and its lower-priced line, Kelsi Dagger.
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"[This is a] true partnership," the star told WWD.
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Diaz isn't the only starlet to redefine the role of
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 4:59 PM EDT
Courtesy Photo (4)Netflix's new original series Orange is the New Black is making headway as a gritty comedy-drama set in a women's prison. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same title, the series tells the story of Piper (starring Taylor Schilling), whose past as an accomplice to her international drug-runner girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon) catches up to her cozy life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs). It results in her arrest and a year-long sentence to prison where she meets an eccentric bunch of inmates. Created by Jenji Kohan, the same woman behind Weeds, each episode is punctuated with flashbacks of a character's past. The show is incredibly compelling-and the costumes even more so. Costume designer Jenn Rogien, also the mastermind behind the boho Brooklyn look as the costume designer for HBO's Girls, reveals to us the challenges that come with styling prison jumpsuits, combing the city for '90s clothes and testing makeshift 'prison' accessories (like a shower slipper out of maxi pads). "I doRead More »from Orange is the New Black Costume Designer Jenn Rogien: “It was a Creative Challenge”
- Vanity Fair | Fashion – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 4:49 PM EDT
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There's nothing like a hot young-adult film franchise to make college-aged movie stars millionaires. A year after Twilight alum Kristen Stewart became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has passed Stewart as the highest-paid actor-male or female-under 30, reports Forbes. The magazine estimates that the newly minted Oscar winner and charm incarnate was paid $26 million from June 2012 to June 2013-more than a million dollars for each year of the 22-year-old's existence. Almost more impressively, the hefty payout was reached after Lionsgate paid Lawrence a comparably paltry $1 million for the first Hunger Games film.
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Kristen Stewart, who netted $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012, dipped down to $22 million for the year of June 2012 to June 2013, Forbes estimates.
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