Zaha Hadid NOVA heels for United NudeA great shoe is all about design, so who better to create high heels than an acclaimed architect? Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect known for her futuristic buildings, has partnered with United Nude's creative director, architect Rem D. Koolhaas (the nephew of the great Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas), on some insane, space-age heels we can already picture on the feet of Lady Gaga.
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The 6.25-inch NOVA heels appear to be heelless, but the architect claims to have engineered a comfortable shoe that you won't topple over in. The materials are equally creative, with the outside of the shoe using metallic chromed vinyl rubber in either silver, black, or rose gold. The result looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. The sole is rubber and contains a hidden platform and heel made of fiberglass, while luxurious Italian nappa leather lines the shoe's interior.
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Mon, Jul 8, 2013 1:21 PM EDT
Zaha Hadid NOVA heels for United NudeA great shoe is all about design, so who better to create high heels than an acclaimed architect? Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect known for her futuristic buildings, has partnered with United Nude's creative director, architect Rem D. Koolhaas (the nephew of the great Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas), on some insane, space-age heels we can already picture on the feet of Lady Gaga.Read More »from Architect Zaha Hadid's Chrome High Heels Arrive From the Future
Bikinis usually get all the love, but this summer we are obsessed with all the gorgeous one-piece swimsuits on the market. From sexy to sporty to stylish, the diverse designs offer something for everyone and every occasion. Pretty postcard prints? Check! Supportive underwire? Yup! Suits that stay on when you surf? Oh yeah! We've got the best of the best bathing suits right here. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
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YouTube beauty video bloggers, aka vloggers, like Michelle Phan superstars. Every month, more than 1 billion people check out YouTube, which has a core demographic of 18 to 34-year-olds (more millennials watch YouTube than watch any cable network). Those seeking advice and inspiration for their grooming routines no longer need to pay for expensive blowouts or go to a beauty counter for tips. YouTube experts share their mastery of makeup techniques and hairstyling, provide specific product recommendations, and walk you through even the most complex looks with step-by-step videos.Over the past five years, legions of devoted young women have made Read More »from Beauty Gurus How-To: Becoming a YouTube Star
Style-conscious fans have an ever-growing appetite for beauty tutorials, and many YouTube vloggers now have had hundreds of millions of views—and they're making bank. "Beauty is definitely a big part of the YouTube ecosystem and creators like Michelle Phan are showing how they can make a living from these kinds of videos," YouTube spokesperson
Finding the perfect dress can be a daunting task: with endless options how to pick the right silhouette, color, and fabric? We spoke to Nikki Pennie, celebrity stylist and style council member for David's Bridal, who told us the shift dress is universally flattering on ladies of all ages, shapes, and sizes. "The shift dress is so timeless and classic," says Pennie, who thinks Jackie Onassis put the style on the map. "If you get the right one it should skim your body and cleverly hide the parts you don't want to emphasize like the waist, hips, or bum. The stiffness doesn't grab your body the way other styles do. Instead it gives that vertical line that accentuates any figure and makes you feel comfortable." Not only is the shift dress universally flattering, Pennie says it's a no-brainer for any occasion. "If you have an office job it's something you can wear to work with flats and then to a dinner with heels and a jacket. And you can just as easily wear it with girlfriends on aRead More »from Shift Dresses: The Perfect Style for Every Women
The number one thing we need this summer? (No, not watermelon.) Sunscreen! Any time you're outdoors, even if it's cloudy, your skin is exposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays. So we tested out all the top choices from Environmental Working Group's (EWG) 2013 Guide to Sunscreens, and picked the five best formulas on the market. These tubes apply well, lack all the awful chemicals of most major drugstore brands, and offer broad sun protection during all your fun activities. Say goodbye to sunburns-you may never get one again. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion & beauty Editor
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Fri, Jun 21, 2013 2:27 PM EDT
This Taylor Swift tee was pulled from Abercrombie shelvesAbercrombie & Fitch's string of bad press continues as a new T-shirt has sparked outrage from Taylor Swift's feverishly protective fans. The slogan tee reads, "#more boyfriends than t.s."—poking fun at the 23-year-old singer's love life.Read More »from Abercrombie Pulls Taylor Swift T-Shirt After Fan Backlash
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On June 18, Emma Worley of Herminie, Pennsylvania posted a petition on Change.org that quickly made waves throughout the Taylor Swift fan community. Soon the "Swifties" had amassed 130 signatures from around the world—not a huge number but enough to prompt the brand to pull the shirts. "We [distributed] the shirt at the end of February and it is no longer available," A&F told Yahoo! Shine.
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The Swifties are all fired up. Their heroine is one of the more positive role models out there for kids, so why is Abercrombie picking on her, and why does the company feel that it can comment on her relationships? Here is just
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 20, 2013 6:06 PM EDT
A spin class for the homeless in New York CitySpin classes are the latest fitness craze, (aside from Prancercising of course), but at around $34 per session a trip to SoulCycle or FlyWheel is not affordable for everyone. Leave it to Joshua Onassis, the self-proclaimed "Fat Jew" and hilarious fixture in the downtown New York City community, to bring spin class quite literally to the streets.Read More »from SoulCycle for the Homeless? One Dude's Creative Use of Citi Bikes
New York is the latest city to get a pay-as-you-go cycling program. Citi Bikes has pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn with bikes docked and locked in clusters which you can rent for $9.95 plus tax for 24 hours. Onassis realized the wheels still spin like stationary bikes when they're not in use, and thus his idea was born: free outdoor spin class for the homeless. They may not be able to afford sneakers, but Onassis thinks they deserve a healthy workout routine like anyone else. He was spotted teaching a spin class to several people near Tompkins Square Park in the East Village on Thursday morning.
This trendy Home Depot tote bag has been discontinuedFrom "it" bags to mass-market designer collaborations, fashion items often aren't trendy until they're all sold out. Part of human nature is to want what we can't have. Sometimes that's an Hermes Birkin, other times it's Missoni for Target clothing. Today it's a $2.99 Home Depot reusable tote. Yes, really.Read More »from Home Depot Tote Bags: Hottest New Accessory?
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Paper Magazine recently noticed the signature orange tote bags from the big-box store popping up on Instagram and in hipster party photos in New York City. When fashion lifestyles brand VFILES held a karaoke party one stylish guest was carrying the reusable orange tote. Then another fashionable chick was spotted in a Home Depot jacket at the annual Pop Souk event at the hip Standard Hotel Biergarten. Typically well-dressed men have been wearing this $188 Found "Factory Defect" by Heron Preston tee with a giant Home Depot logo on the back, but they're all sold out. Photographer Renata Raksha posted an Instagram photo of herself
Friday, June 21 is National Flip-Flop day, and we think they deserve some love. Sure, that little notch between your toes can be annoying, but in a sea of painful stilettos, clunky wedges, and sweaty sneakers, there's nothing more liberating than a pair of flip-flops in the dead of summer. The ancient Egyptians figured this out all the way back in 4000 B.C.! From our favorite foamy beach shoes to ultra-chic sandals, we've rounded up the top five flip-flops around. Time for a pedicure, stat. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor
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A recent Vice fashion spread shows a model dressed as Sylvia Plath moments before her suicideVice is brand known for being in-your-face, aggressive, and un-P.C., but its latest fashion shoot, entitled "Last Words," is particularly shameful. In a spread posted last Thursday online, Photographer Annabel Mehan shot seven models made up to look like famous female authors at the scene of their famous suicides. Stylist Annette Lamothe-Ramos dressed one model as Sylvia Plath is pictured kneeling in front of a gas oven. Another is made up to look like Virginia Woolf wading into the water before she drowned herself. A third who resembles Iris Chang (who only died in 2004) has a gun in her mouth. And yet another dressed to look like Sanmao, who hung herself with stockings, holds a noose around her neck. Want to get the look at home? The tights are by Look from London.Read More »from Vice Pulls Distasteful Suicide Fashion Spread
Forgive us for not buying into this form of artistic expression, but to us suicide is not something to be glamorized. These literary talents should all be recognized for their talents, and surely their deaths can and should