Nov 13, 2015 12:00 PM
Scalloped edging, like lace trim, is one of those fashion adornments that instantly adds a feminine touch to any item. In this case, it's The Cloud Bag with Top Handle from The Cambridge Satchel Company that gets a fancy facelift. Of course, the supple leather body, gold-plated buckle, and soft, neutral shades come together to help complete the picture of a perfect handbag. Sure, it's a small investment, but there's no doubt that it'll become your favorite go-to purse, complementing your every outfit. And because it's hand-crafted with quality materials, it'll last you for years to come.
Nov 13, 2015 7:42 AM
By Cailyn Cox
In the fashion world fur is still a highly favored material, but in recent years retailers have started producing much cheaper and more ethical materials that look just like fur. These have been dubbed faux fur, but some variants are better than others. It's usually easy to determine which furs are real and which have been made synthetically, but there are times when you find a really convincing faux fur, and sight alone is not going to be enough for you to judge if it's real fur or not. Below are some pointers on how to tell the difference.
Nov 12, 2015 3:20 PM
By Carly Zinderman
If you hear eco-friendly fashion, there's no need to cringe. A bunch of Birkenstock-clad, granola eaters aren't trying to wrap you in burlap sacks. Oftentimes, you can't even tell the eco-friendly fashion looks from their environmentally detrimentally produced counterparts. Especially these days, when the latest innovations and brilliant realizations about the hazards produced by the fashion industry have gone mainstream.
Whether it's using better production methods that use less water and create less waste or using recycled and organic materials, check out just a very few of the eco-friendly fashion lines that are commercially available. And if you're still thinking that eco-friendly fashion is too earthly, know that many of the lines are from some of the world's biggest brands and have stamps of approval from fashion magazines and celebrities.
Nov 12, 2015 12:00 PM
If you spend a good amount of your down time browsing lifestyle blogs, then no doubt you've already heard plenty of buzz around essayist Sloane Crosley's new novel, The Clasp. The praise isn't just smoke and mirrors; a humorous and exciting plot make this book a great read. Crosley effortlessly brings together a trio of floundering millennials and throws them into an adventure searching for a long-lost, priceless necklace. It's a laugh-out-loud kind of story that delivers an equal amount of heart and suspense. The protagonists spend their time criss-crossing the globe to unravel the details of a decades-old mystery and learning how to do what we all inevitably have to do: grow up.
Nov 12, 2015 10:33 AM
By Samantha Arroyo
Buying a new pair of prescription glasses can sometimes feel like buying a new set of tires: nothing more than a wallet-emptying necessity. So, like tires, you ride out your old pair of glasses, squinting, blinking furiously, complaining and holding documents and menus at arms' length in an attempt to read the fine print. But just like driving on bald tires, navigating through life with your eyes half closed in slit-formation doesn't do you -- or anyone else -- any good.
It can give you a headache for starters. But what's a guy or gal to do when prescription lenses cost hundreds of dollars out of pocket?
Dave Gilboa, co-founder of Warby Parker, found himself in the same situation. After losing his glasses on a backpacking trip, he suffered through the first semester of grad school without them because, well, they were too expensive to replace.
Frustrated by the entire situation, he and three of his classmates (Neil Blumenthal, Andrew Hunt and Jeffrey Raider) decided to create a solution. After learning that the eyewear industry was dominated by a single company, they opted to bring the eyewear-making business in-house, effectively cutting out the middle man, choosing to pass the savings onto their customers.
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Nov 11, 2015 1:57 PMBy Chantel Delulio
Nov 11, 2015 12:00 PM
In another life, the one where I choose to spend my down time perfecting a skill and not endlessly flipping through Netflix, I'd be all over knitting up the Hounds of Love Scarf from Wool and the Gang. Sure, I can just buy a finished scarf, but I'll forever know that this one was out there, just asking to be made by hand. If you're a knitter, whip up this beauty and enjoy your bragging rights when people stop you to ask where you got your fabulous scarf. I bet saying, "I knit it myself" feels so darn good!
Nov 11, 2015 8:52 AM
By Cailyn Cox
Victoria's Secret fashion show is one of the most prestigious events of the year, but this year it will be extra special because it's the 20th anniversary of the lingerie brand. Below is everything you need to know about the show; from who walked the runways, to the performers that made it completely unforgettable.
Nov 10, 2015 1:28 PM
By Angela Germano
This is going to sound like the most pretentious thing, but when I was on vacation a few years ago in the Caribbean, I went to the on-resort spa and got a skin analysis and facial, and they introduced me to my oily-faced soulmate product line, the Pevonia SpaTeen line. I was skeptical, because I was just shy of 30 at the time, a far cry from who I thought was someone who needed products aimed at teenagers.
Nov 10, 2015 12:00 PM
Loaded with potassium and low in sodium and calories, Taste Nirvana's delish Real Coconut Water is a fresh and yummy way to hydrate. If you guzzle down a bottle or two during the day to help you reach your water quota, you'll also pack in a few extra nutrients to increase your energy and aid in replenishing your electrolytes. I love that it's packaged in glass; there's no worrying about BPA seeping into the water. All you get is the smooth, naturally sweet water -- no worrying about additives or extra sweeteners here! Store it in the back of the fridge and drink it ultra chilled for a tasty treat.
Nov 10, 2015 10:16 AMBy Chantel Delulio
Nov 9, 2015 1:25 PMBy Chantel Delulio
Nov 9, 2015 12:00 PM
Not every day, or every outfit, calls for accessorizing with statement jewelry. When you're in the mood for something more subtle, take a gander at Natalie Borton's simple, understated line. The small pendent necklaces and easy, slip on bracelets lend a finishing touch to your ensemble without overwhelming it with bling and glitz. In fact, this Hannah Bracelet is the ideal go-to piece; the wooden beads add neutral texture that complements weekend jeans and tees and office casual outfits alike.
Nov 9, 2015 7:54 AM
By Cailyn Cox
After 14 years as the creative director at French luxury house Lanvin, Alber Elbaz revealed in a statement that he would be leaving, due to the wishes of "of the company's majority shareholder."
The fashion world was shocked by the decision, as Elbaz is one of the most well-respected and well-loved individuals in the industry. In fact, even the French former culture minister, Jack Lang, described Elbaz's dismissal as "unbearable and unspeakable injustice," WWD reports.
While Elbaz will no longer be part of the Lanvin team, he will be remembered fondly by woman everywhere including celebs like Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and Kate Moss.
Nov 6, 2015 1:52 PM
By Angela Germano
[Editor's note: Cue the soundtrack.]
I've always been afraid of Diorshow, not because it's a mascara, but because it felt like I would be buying the 6 Million Dollar Man for my eyes, and I don't know if I like eyes enough for that sort of investment. But, I got a sample of it, and if there's one thing I love more than cats (yes, I'm a stereotype), it's samples of expensive things.
And sweet heavens, do I love this sample. I have those stupid eyelashes that are long enough to keep my glasses in a constantly layer of dirt, but thin enough to look like I forgot to finish putting on my falsies. So, the best I usually hope for in a mascara is that it will be the color on the package and that it won't shed on my face worse than my cats (again: walking stereotype).