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  • The 5-Year-Old Boy Who’s Become an Instagram Style Icon

    BY JOY ADAEZE

    Style Icon. Get familiar and take notes. That was the tweet last year from Ugo Mozie, a stylist who has worked with Chris Brown, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland. Attached was a photo, which I thought would be his newest client. Instead, there was a tiny trendsetter wearing different outfits: a tailor-made jacket with a Tom Ford pocket square, a Dior shirt, Diesel jeans, and a Gucci belt, then an AllSaints leather jacket with Gucci shades. This was my first introduction to Alonso Mateo, a child who has become an Instagram megastar thanks to his small suits and Frankenstein haircut. Almost every photo of him now makes it to the network's Popular page. There are now five fan accounts dedicated to his style, two of which have appeared in the last month.

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    Alonzo Mateo Right now, he's 5. That makes him the latest in an Internet lineage of child-style icons, from Matthew Weiner's son, Arlo, to Alexander Wang's

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  • Celebrity Stylist Annabel Tollman Has Died

    Stylist Annabel Tollman died suddenly in her sleep from a blood clot this week in her West Village apartment, sources confirm. She was 36 years old. Known for dressing celebrity clients like the Olsen twins, Shakira, and Liv Tyler, Tollman also worked as Interview's first-ever fashion director.

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    The CutBorn in Brussels in 1977, Tollman was raised between London and New York, and earned her degree in fashion journalism from Central St. Martins. She began dressing Scarlett Johansson after they met on a cover shoot for Interview in 2003, and left the magazine to pursue celebrity styling full-time in 2008. In 2010, she was profiled in the Times when she became a spokeswoman for eBay Fashion. At the time of her death, she was in the process of developing a Bravo reality show.


    Tollman applied her personal motto, "Make a fairy tale and go and live in it," to both life and fashion. While friends and family will remember her warmth

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  • Most Gorgeous, Famous Gems of All Time

    BY JULIE MA



    Jewels and gems gleamed on the red carpet, dripping on virtually every female celebrity in attendance, and onscreen in films like The Great Gatsby and The Bling Ring. A Chopard jewel heist even went down.



    To pay proper homage to the gorgeous bling, we've culled together a selection of the 45 most fabulous - or, at the very least, memorable - gems from history and pop culture. These include emeralds, rubies, and sapphires that Napoleon Bonaparte once attached to his epaulette, rocks from royal crown jewel collections, and the most salacious celebrity engagement rings from the Gigli-Bennifer days. Click through the slideshow to ogle some sparkly jewels that have attracted thieves, started wars, and maybe expedited a marriage's plunge into divorce (we're looking at you, Kim Kardashian).


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  • Can Men Worry About ‘Having it All’ Too?

    By Kurt Soller

    When I first saw the headline, I actually rolled my eyes. "Why Men Still Can't Have It All." We've finally reached the inevitable point when Lean In crossed the gender divide: another article on Sandberg's book and social movement, this time by a man. Worse yet, a man whom I used to work with at my old job at Esquire, a guy who had coincidentally attended the same college I did, and whom I considered something of a role-model-from-afar if we're being completely honest. A guy who had a solid magazine career, a great wardrobe, what seemed like a decent amount of fun, and then went home to a family with kids each night.

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    Ariel Skelley/Corbis A few months ago, when Lean In was being released, a male friend Gchatted to tell me that his boss had told him to "lean in." His manager was also a guy, and this was around the moment when everyone was sort of using Sheryl Sandberg's catchphrase as shorthand for "have some balls"

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  • I Tried Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet

    BY REBECCA HARRINGTON

    I have always been an admirer of Gwyneth Paltrow, I am not afraid to admit it. She was so good in my favorite movie, A Perfect Murder. I also think her secondary career as a lifestyle guru is rather inspiring. If there wasn't a GOOP, I would not have an eye-mask that has hollow indentations so that your eyes can blink.

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    The Cut When Gwyneth came out with her newest cookbook, It's All Good, I was really excited. I have her other cookbook, My Father's Daughter, already. It is a really good cookbook for the average woman (me). There are some healthy recipes and there are some delicious recipes. One time I had a dinner party and I made beer-battered fish tacos from that book and everyone liked them. This is saying a lot because usually my dinner parties are miserable failures in which people start ordering sushi in front of me like I'm not even there.
    This new cookbook of Gwyneth's has an interesting genesis.

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  • Leading Men Age, but Their Love Interests Don’t

    By Kyle Buchanan


    Recently, Kristen Stewart fell out of the con-artist comedy Focus after Will Smith replaced Ben Affleck as the male lead; according to Variety, she was nagged by "the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap." For the record, Smith is a mere four years older than the 40-year-old Affleck, and if it seems a little odd that either of them would be considered a romantic partner for the 23-year-old Stewart in the first place … well, welcome to Hollywood. It seems like time and time again, male movie stars are allowed to age into their forties, fifties, and even sixties while the ages of their female love interests remain firmly on one side of the big 4-0, but is this a perception borne out of reality? To find out for sure, Vulture has analyzed the data of ten middle-aged leading men and the ages of the women they've wooed onscreen; you'll see the results in the charts below.

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  • Women on Magazine Covers Only Allowed 3 Wrinkles

    It's a classic retouching move, because if she were completely line-free it would be too obviously fake, while three wrinkles feels plausible in an aspirational way. Also in that playbook: Take out the sun spots, small scars, and pigmentation issues associated with pregnancy, but "leave a few freckles," to keep skin looking makeup-free.



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    Play down the nasolabial folds, minimize wrinkles all over the face, then keep a tiny cluster of "smile" lines around the eyes, to keep the subject warm and relatable, but not shriveled. The amazing thing is that it doesn't matter how many years over 35 a woman is, she still gets the three-wrinkle treatment. Whether you're Demi Moore at 47, Jennifer Aniston at 43, or Michelle Pfeiffer at 51, you get three wrinkles. Helen Mirren at 65 is allowed maybe five. To count yourself, see our slideshow of twelve celebs who got the "erase all signs but keep the crows feet" treatment. Then imagine the same

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  • Now Age 100, This Teacher Brought Sex Ed to NYC Schools

    BY ROBERT KOLKER

    Jeane Stockheim was born in 1913. When she was 4, she marched with her mother in her first Women's Suffrage rally on Broadway. From there, she went on to a career in nursing and teaching, with an emphasis on sex education. While working as a Red Cross nurse, she earned a BS in public health from NYU and an MA in maternal and child care from Columbia, all while married and raising two children. But her lasting contribution came later on, in the sixties and seventies, when she played a part in getting the city schools to teach kids the real facts of life. Robert Kolker spoke with Stockheim from her home in Florida, where she was preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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    CorbisYou were a Red Cross nurse through the war years and then a married mother of two. Why did you change careers to teach sexual education in the schools?

    When I was growing up, if I asked my mother where babies came from, I got slapped

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  • Tina Fey’s Most Amazing Cuts

    Tina Fey has defined contemporary comedy for the last fifteen years, from her time as SNL's head writer and "Weekend Update" co-anchor on through Mean Girls, 30 Rock, and Bossypants. But what really matters is her hair. We kid! It doesn't matter at all - but it's interesting anyway, especially to those of us whose lives, intentionally or not, sometimes feel like they're one big exercise in Liz Lemon fan fiction. Side parts, center parts, soft layers, collar-grazing bobs: Let's journey back through Tina Fey's different looks over the years.



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  • The Florida Follies: Dancing for Showgirls Aged 60+

    BY BRENDA RAMIREZ AND POON AMPHAIWAN

    When the Original Florida Follies take the stage with their extravagant outfits, gigantic headpieces, feather boas, and elaborate makeup, dancing away and smiling at the crowd, you can tell that most of these women have been moving like this for a long time. All the performers are 60 to 90 years old - or, in their words, "90 to 60 years young" - and the ranks are full of the well-trained: former showgirls, professional dancers, singers, and dance instructors who, like their less-gifted peers, have chosen South Florida for retirement.

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    Poon Watchara-Amphaiwan "One day, I went to see my granddaughter's recital at school," says Love Crisson, 69, who has been a Follie for eight years. "I said, 'you know what? I want to be on stage, too.'" She found an ad in a local paper and called the number to join. At the other end of the telephone line was Cathy Dooley, who had started the nonprofit

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