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  • Rock the Vote: 10 Red, White and Blue Pieces for Election Day

    Meredith Melling Burke, Vogue

    Election Day is upon us and no matter who you intend to vote for, there is one point we can all agree on: A little red, white, and blue is always in style. Here, we bring you ten items that celebrate love of country-from Stubbs & Wootton smoking slippers (ideal for the undecided) to a party-agnostic stars-and-stripes scarf-the perfect things to keep you looking patriotic while headed to the polls.

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  • Do You Need that Scan/Test/Procedure/Prescription?

    Courtesy of Living Art EnterprisesCourtesy of Living Art EnterprisesJancee Dunn, Vogue

    A few years ago, after six weeks of ruthless back pain, I saw an orthopedist, hoping for a relieving jab of steroids. When he suggested an MRI, I was pleased at his thoroughness. I wasn't quite as thrilled when he told me that it could be a herniated disk. Within five minutes we were discussing the possibility of surgery. Friends soon bombarded me with tales of disastrous back operations. Chastened, I decided to try the natural route: daily exercise, ice packs, rest, and physical therapy recommended by my primary-care doctor. A month later, the pain receded.

    Had my friends not intervened, I might have ended up under the knife. It was not clear that I even had a herniated disk. Magnetic resonance imaging, routinely ordered for back pain, produces impressively detailed pictures. But a host of recent studies have found that MRI's are easily misinterpreted-and, as a Johns Hopkins team reported in a study published earlier this year, "do not improve outcomes" for

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  • Fall Fashion for New Moms

    Kayleen Schaefer, Vogue

    When it feels like every woman working in fashion-including a slew of Vogue editors and a stylist-suddenly became mothers en masse, Vogue wondered how entering a new life stage has affected their style.

    "You can't really worry about accessories-you don't have the time," says Market Editor Virginia Tupker. "It's about focusing on the minimum to pull everything together." Instead, she has switched ostentatious decoration for a low-maintenance look of colored AG skinny jeans and tops by Maje with interesting shoulder construction, which keeps things exciting enough for Tupker without anything being in danger of deconstruction. "I've definitely got a more casual look now," she says.

    The same could be said of haute-bohemian stylist Marina Muñoz. "My masculine-Latin look went out the window when my bump really started to show," she says. "I started wearing looser pieces-an homage to an Isabel Marant French-girl style"-not only pulled together, but also

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  • Beauty Tools: The Bent Brush

    From left: Slanted brushes from e.l.f., Claudio Riaz, Sephora Collection, and Sonia Kashuk.From left: Slanted brushes from e.l.f., Claudio Riaz, Sephora Collection, and Sonia Kashuk.Kayleen Schaefer, Vogue

    No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. These new makeup brushes are crooked on purpose-specially designed to make applying liquid and cream liner as foolproof (read: steady) as possible. As Chicago-based makeup artist Claudio Riaz, who pioneered the ergonomic, elbow-shaped design, explains, "It's best to grip the handle in the middle to attain the optimal balance, and hold the brush horizontally with the bent side facing the lashline."

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    As you drag the brush across the lid from the inner to outer corner of the eye, the 45-degree slant helps keep the movement steady and the bristles positioned flat against the base of the lashes, "giving you a consistent, straight line." Riaz's own Contour Liquid Liner Brush, a top seller at Barneys New York, boasts a longer and thicker brush head to provide more coverage in a single swipe. "If you're going to do a cat eye," he says, the brush "has to be big enough so you can draw

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  • 9 Umbrellas to Keep You Dry This Season

    Vogue



    Talk about erratic weather: One day it's so sunny that you're regretting pairing tights with your Rag & Bone boots, and then the next you're stuck hiding out from the unexpected showers under scaffolding. Here at Vogue.com, however, we subscribe to the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared. So-along with emergency makeup stowed in your bag, a pair of flats under your office desk, and the flashlight app downloaded on your iPhone-a girl-on-the-go should also always have an elegant, sturdy, not-purchased-from-a vendor-on-a-street-corner-in-a-blind-panic umbrella on the ready. Not only is it civilized, if you do it right, it can also be incredibly chic. Here are nine stylish options to save for a rainy day.



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  • Skin Care: CC Creams

    Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Wei East; Courtesy of Olay; Courtesy of Juice BeautyPhoto: (from left) Courtesy of Wei East; Courtesy of Olay; Courtesy of Juice BeautyKayleen Schaefer, Vogue

    These days, the beauty industry appears to be as sequel-crazy as Hollywood. Months after the wave of do-it-all multitasking BB creams infiltrated the market, the CCs are coming. Like the BBs (referred to alternately as "blemish balms" and "beauty balms"), the "color correcting" CCs are tinted, antioxidant-packed skin-care/makeup hybrids that originated in Asia. (Singapore-based Rachel K's white tea and deep-sea-water CC Cream has been prized by Hong Kong's top makeup artists since it debuted last year.) But unlike the BBs, the CCs-hailed as lighter-weight, with higher broad-spectrum SPFs (up to SPF 35 PA++)-work to brighten complexions and diminish pigment issues, too.

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    Although the CCs have yet to be tested head-to-head with spot-reducing or brightening treatments on the market, a 2009 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology demonstrated that Olay's new CC (which launched earlier this month) could lighten skin

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  • Fall Fashion: Face-Framing Jewelry

    Meredith Melling Burke, Vogue

    You know what they say: The eyes have it. So why not play up your face this season with a few well-placed, oversize accessories that direct attention to your greatest, most expressive asset? From dazzling drop earrings to heavy-on-the-hardware chokers, the options are endless-and so are the pieces that pair with them.

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  • Country Style in TV and Film

    Eaddy Kiernan,Vogue

    Country-and-western glamour takes center stage in the new series, Nashville, whose first episode airs this week on ABC; Hayden Panettiere plays Juliette Barnes, a bold newcomer to the music scene whose career, though nascent, poses a threat to established star Rayna Jaymes, played by Connie Britton. To mark the series premiere, we revisit the genre's style predecessors in film and TV. The heroines of Lonesome Dove and Maverick shared a predilection for the femininity of Victorian lace blouses and rustling silk prairie skirts, all tempered by the functionality of denim, leather, and tweed, while True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld mastered rustic elegance with a belted men's overcoat and Boss of the Plains style hat. As Gwyneth Paltrow demonstrated in Country Strong, the art of country style can mean wearing coruscating show costumes with joyful insouciance, but as Sissy Spacek exhibits in her turn as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, no matter how much a superstar

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  • 10 Ideas for a Long Fall Weekend

    Meredith Melling Burke, Vogue

    For many of us, Columbus Day brings us the first three-day weekend of the season-so why not take advantage of it by getting behind the wheel and hitting the road for a few days away? Not only is autumn an ideal time to check out new scenery, it's also a prime opportunity to debut some of the key pieces from your new wardrobe. Stymied by what to put in your suitcase? Here are ten fashionable ideas for the perfect escape.

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