Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Stacked: Lollapalooza’s Best Arm Parties

    Usually in the hot, sticky summer our dressing rule is less is more. The exception: bracelets, which look infinitely more awesome when piled on in various colors and textures. We hunted down the coolest wrists at Lollapalooza to serve as jewelry inspiration. Time to throw yourself an arm party!

    By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • The Best Fictional Closets

    Call us nosy, but we've always loved peeking into other women's closets. From celebrities to our own friends and moms, it's fun to see a lady's wardrobe as a whole. We've rounded up some of our favorite fictional closets from the big and small screens. We were inspired by the fashion blog The Coveteur, which has just highlighted Carrie Bradshaw's garment racks-quite possibly the best of all time. Let us know which character's closet you've always coveted!



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  • Get Sarah Blackwood's Slouchy Tee Video Look

    Sarah Blackwood of Walk off the Earth looks effortlessly cool in their Sarah Blackwood of Walk off the Earth looks effortlessly cool in their Sarah Blackwood is the awesome front-woman of Canadian indie band Walk off the Earth, and we love her style. When she's not too busy singing and playing guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, banjo, xylophone, glockenspiel, tambourine, and kazoo, Blackwood is putting together easy-but-stylish outfits. We love the slouchy t-shirt and bandeau bra combo she wears in Walk off the Earth's "Summer Vibe" video, so we've tracked down some similar styles you can wear for your own summer vibe.

    Off-the-shoulder tops
    Urban Outfitters has you covered (and your shoulders exposed) with many comfy options like this Truly Madly Deeply Off Shoulder Tee, $24. We also like the cuff sleeved Victoria's Secret Dream Tee, $24.99, the ASOS CURVE Off Shoulder T-Shirt, $19.88, and the ultra-soft long sleeve Velvet by Graham & Spencer "Joss" Slub Cotton Slouchy Tee, $79.

    Bandeau bras
    We love going strapless in the summer, and these cute, stretchy bras keep you covered and look playful poking out from

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  • How to Sweat-proof Your Makeup

    Kristen Stewart needed some freshening up at CoachellaEvery girl wants to look cool at a concert, but sweating it out during all-day summer music festivals can be rough on your beauty look. We've rounded up some essential products and tips to stay fresh-faced even in the hottest, grimiest of environments. (Kristen Stewart, pictured left at Coachella, we hope you're listening.)

    Use oil-free makeup primers

    They're like double-stick tape for your face. Lid primer can prevents eyeshadow creasing and flaking, and also makes the color pop. You can also seek out cream-to-powder eyeshadows like CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast Eyeshadow (with built in primer) that won't budge.

    Opt for tints
    We love thick, bold lipstick, but in the heat they can smear into a goopy mess. We love CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain, a marker-like product gives that just-ate-a-popsicle look and lasts for hours. Tinted lip balm is another great option. For cheeks, ditch the cakey powder bronzers and blushes, and work with cream-based products that rub into your dewy skin.

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  • Diana Ross’ Wardrobe is Not of This World

    From tailored coats and floral maxis to sequin jumpsuits and chiffon capes, Diana Ross is a fashion force that cannot be tamed. Through the decades, Ross's style evolved from sweet to sexy, but she just kept us hangin' on. Diana, we bow to you, and the wardrobe we'd love to pull off but can't.



    By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor


  • Get the Retro '80s Look from JJAMZ "Heartbeat"

    JJAMZ (pronounced juh-Jamz) is an indie-pop band with members from The Like, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and Maroon 5. These friends came together in 2008 to, well, jam, and they've finally released their debut album, "Suicide Pact" this month. Their first single, "Heartbeat," is mega-catchy and has the coolest music video, inspired by '80s horror movies. Singer Z Berg stars in the video, and we're obsessed with her retro garments. Read on to get the look.



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  • Find it Fridays: Orange Wedding Shoes

    Hello, and welcome back to Find it Fridays! My latest challenge for Shine's weekly fashion scavenger hunt came from a reader named Beth, who is on the hunt for wedding shoes. Here is her request:

    "Hi. I am looking for tangerine colored peep-toe platform heels less than 6 inches preferably 3-4 so I wont be taller than my fiancé on our wedding day. Budget is $200."

    Hi, Beth! I love the idea of tangerine wedding shoes. Very unique! Of course this also makes them a little tricky to find. My first thought was enlisting a company like Dyeables or Coloriffics, which come highly recommended from past brides. But I also hunted around and found 10 pairs of orange platform peep-toe heels within your budget. Please let me know if you like these choices! Readers: please weigh in on which one you think Beth should pick for her big day! Do you have any additional tips on where she can find orange platform heels? Let her know in the comments. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor

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  • Best Artist Manicures

    Can you remember life before nail art? We don't want to. Even if it's tricky to do it at home, we love turning to elaborate celebrity manicures for inspiration. From painted designs, to decals, to glued-on gems, here are our all-time favorite celebrity nails. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor


  • Pick of the Day: Charm Bracelet

    Add a little glamour with this gold braceletAdd a little glamour with this gold braceletThis Argento Vivo 2-Tone Charm Bracelet was originally $258, but now it's only $89. Add a little bling to your outfit!

    Sale starts Thursday at noon EST on MyHabit.com.

  • Cyndi Lauper: "She’s so Unusual" and That’s the Way We like Her

    Cyndi Lauper has always had a completely unique image, and at 59 years old Lauper still ignores trends, defies fashion rules, and never takes herself too seriously-three essential elements of a true style icon. Here are some of her greatest ensembles over the years. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor

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