Blog Posts by Vogue Magazine

  • De-Puffing Your Face for Allergy Season: Tips from the Pros

    Mackenzie Wagoner

    Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, May 2008Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, May 2008Around the same time the neighborhood squirrels get that come-hither look in their eyes each spring, I simultaneously wake to find that my unsexy seasonal allergy symptoms have manifested very visibly on my face. It's a sort of bee-stung effect that has left me, for decades, merely surviving the month of April. I figured it was high time I learned to live with allergies, and make my visage none the wiser. Leaving no stone unturned, I talked with a nutritionist, a facialist, a dermatologist, and an Ayurvedic practioner for every necessary trick to de-puffing and refreshing in even the highest of pollen counts. Here is everything I learned about getting your face and head back in working order:

    Start your day with a shower to not only wash away the allergens that have settled on your body overnight, but to also break up the mucus that has likely taken up occupancy in your sinuses with a good steam. According to the New York City-based facialist Georgia Louise, you

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  • Victoria Beckham's 40th Birthday and Her 9 Poshest Looks

    Edward Barsamian

    It's hard to write about the women you love, but today, the 40th birthday of noted designer and former pop star and music sensation Victoria Beckham, is certainly an occasion worth noting. As she prepares to celebrate in low-key fashion with friends and family tonight in Los Angeles, we look back at Mrs. Beckham's poshest wardrobe picks over the years, tracing her evolution from slinky and sexy dresses to the subdued sheaths that have become a chic signature for her eponymous line. Her crowning moment came at her wedding to soccer star David Beckham in a custom Vera Wang replete with tiara. But the singer toned things down in favor of au courant ensembles including a bi-color slip dress at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, while at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's gala for "Goddess," she donned a neo-Grecian frock from Dolce & Gabbana with free-flowing hair. Playing with hair color, Beckham went bold and blonde at the civil partnership ceremony for

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  • How Quickly Can You Actually Buy a Wedding Dress?

    Patricia Garcia

    Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, January 2011Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, January 2011

    There's no season like wedding season. Our mailboxes are stacked with invitations cut from luxurious paper, dressed in calligraphy. And we're sure each event will be its own, brimming with emotion and picture-perfect. Now, we're well aware that in order to throw a good wedding, you've got to plan-booking venues, sending out save-the-dates, tasting cakes-a good year in advance. But out of curiosity, we rang up a handful of bridal ateliers to learn how long it actually takes to secure a dress. In other words, if you're planning to elope this summer, you might want to head to Net-a-Porter.

    Bergdorf Goodman
    Average delivery time: Three to four months
    Is a rush order possible? It depends on which designer you choose.
    Are any dresses available to buy now? There is nothing available off the rack.


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    Kleinfeld Bridal
    Average delivery time: Six to eight months
    Is a rush order

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  • Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Normal Style

    Sarah Mower

    Kate MiddletonKate MiddletonYacht races, white water rafting, rugby, cricket, and play-dates. Blazer from Zara and jeans, a Breton-striped T-shirt, a Tory Burch dress, and a nearly two-year-old favorite Jonathan Saunders sweater. As the Duchess of Cambridge's appearances in New Zealand are progressing, it's slowly dawning on us just how determinedly she's foiling the expectations of royal fashion commentators. No gowns are to be walked on this tour, we've learned. Instead, what we're seeing from the Duke and Duchess is a far more outgoing, human picture of family and character than British royal protocol has ever permitted. True: There've been quite sufficient numbers of "public occasion" one-color suits and coats to be going along with (Catherine Walker & Co, Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, so far)-and she surely has a lot more packed for the next two weeks. But they're the predictable. The royally groundbreaking part is how much we're seeing of her in "normal," practical, functional

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  • 15 Musicians You Should Be Following on Instagram

    Rebecca Bengal and Diego Hadis


    Instagram not only allows us to share our lives with others, it's also a thrilling way for us to see the world the way celebrities do. And it's not just celebrities, either: It turns out that our favorite musicians are on the 'gram as well. Sure, a lot of accounts might seem as if they're run by record-label public relations departments, but some recording artists give us a fresh, unfiltered view (well, unless you're talking Lo-Fi or Hefe) of what they're up to, whether that means keeping themselves entertained on the long tour-bus slog between cities or getting primped and ready to hit the stage before the concert tonight. We already love their music, but following them offers up-close peeks into their lives, like Lorde's new Céline flats or A$AP Rocky's "tree$." And while you may know some of the bigger names on the social media platform-such as Beyoncé, who chose Instagram to unveil her last album, or Rihanna, for whom just one angle of herself is Read More »from 15 Musicians You Should Be Following on Instagram
  • 10 Spring Beauty Products You Need to Own Now

    Kari Molvar


    To say we're excited for spring may be the understatement of 2014: after enduring perhaps the most punishing winter on record in years, we're ready for balmy temperatures, breezy skirts, and brighter everything. And while we can't wait to get our hands on the season's fresh new runway pieces, we're just as excited to dip into the latest crop of coveted beauty breakthroughs this month. With that in mind, we've put together our edit of the only ten products you truly need to carry you into warm weather months, from a trio of powerful custom skin serums to the best new tinted bronzing gel for golden, sun-kissed legs.


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    10 Best Beauty Looks for All Ages
    Michelle Obama's Best-Dressed Moments
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  • Mackenzie Wagoner

    Yesterday, Man Repeller's Leandra Medine penned a formal response to the comments she has received from readers and Instagram followers regarding her makeup routine-or, rather, her complete lack thereof. Medine is just one of a number of powerful women who go about their daily lives without foundation, concealer, or blush. Around the Vogue offices, too, legions of chic women, from Contributing Editor Camilla Nickerson to Fashion Director Tonne Goodman and Creative Digital Director Sally Singer regularly embrace supernaturally great skin-and little else-above the neck.

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    In Medine's case, the look is less of an act of mainstream defiance than one of self-confessed laziness, but no matter the motive, the fresh face is having a moment. If the recent fall 2014 collections are any indication, skin care may be the new makeup. See Pat McGrath's gleaming, dewy cheekbones at Victoria

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  • Dress like Your Favorite Emoji

    Kelly Connor

    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but emoji must be worth at least a million. Here we show you how to channel your favorites: Go ahead, express yourself!

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  • Miranda Kerr's Morning Beauty Routines

    Chioma Nnadi

    Miranda KerrMiranda KerrFor most of us, the act of getting ready for the world each morning is a blurry-eyed, caffeine-fueled affair-hardly what you'd called chic-and yet there are stylish women who make the whole thing appear so easy. Each day this week, we'll ask one of them to reveal the secrets to their a.m. routines, starting with model Miranda Kerr. Here, her tricks to waking up on the right side of the bed on a regular basis, from starting the day with a glass of warm water and lemon to the importance of cuddles and lymphatic drainage.

    What is the very first thing that you do when you wake up?
    Give my son a cuddle and make breakfast together.

    Early bird or night owl?
    I try to get to bed at a reasonable hour but it doesn't always happen. I would have to say that I'm naturally a night owl but since having my son, I've learned to get to bed earlier. I incorporate little rituals like a nighttime meditation, lighting candles, and misting my face and pillow with my Kora Organics

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  • Kate Middleton, Carla Bruni, and the Return of the Pillbox Hat

    Sarah Mower

    Kate MiddletonKate MiddletonPutting aside the Catherine Walker & Co. red coat (so like something once worn by Princess Diana) and that accidental leg flash: Following yesterday's Descent From the Aeroplane, let us turn to investigate the Duchess of Cambridge's pillbox hat. It's by Gina Foster, a milliner who has a little shop in Kensington Walk, an alleyway in easy nipping-distance from Kensington Palace. (I checked this morning: There are no other pillboxes on display. This must have been a bespoke commission.)


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    Now, I wonder about this hat. Quite obviously, we can't look at it without thinking Jackie O, although that terminology isn't quite right. Actually, it was a minimal compromise for a modern woman who didn't like the idea of millinery at all-Jackie Kennedy's answer to the exasperating requirement of wearing hats in public when she became First Lady in 1961. It was the 28-year-old genius Halston who made the hat for her (although designer Read More »from Kate Middleton, Carla Bruni, and the Return of the Pillbox Hat

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