Feb 18, 2016 12:30 PM
If you loved Guillermo del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK, you absolutely need Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's line of scents inspired by the film. (I know a lot of people didn't like the movie, but they are MISGUIDED and INCORRECT.) This scent, A Shadow in the Elevator, is described thus: "Strands of ectoplasm floating through the shadowed air: black plum, inky vetiver, cashmere patchouli, dark oudh, and spectral musk." Not only does it smell great - you got to read the phrase "inky vetiver" today, so I'd chalk that up as a win.
Feb 18, 2016 12:00 PM
You know you've turned a corner in adulthood when you start putting thought into previously inconsequential things like, say, the shape and color of your drink coasters. In college, you didn't even bother with them and, when you reached your early 20s, a napkin was good enough. But then you start turning an apartment or a house into a home and coasters become part of the detail work that can really make a room come together.
MoMA's cheerful Rainbow Dot Coasters add a vibrant and celebratory feel to your evening cocktail; you survived another day, have a night of Netflix ahead of you, and are successfully preserving your expensive, mid-century replica coffee table from wood-ruining condensation rings. #winning.
Feb 18, 2016 9:32 AM
By Cailyn Cox
In 2016 we've been blessed with an array of choices in makeup trends, and thankfully none of them are at all boring. The problem is not all of them are really wearable either, unless you're a supermodel.
So to make life easier for all of us we've highlighted some of the key makeup trends to know.
Feb 17, 2016 3:00 PM
By Meagan Morris
New York Fashion Week just wrapped up and next up is London. After that will be Paris and Milan ... and a whole host of other cities you probably haven't heard about.
Itching to catch a runway show, but don't have the cash to hit a big show? Try one of the regional fashion shows near you--and who know, you might someday be able to say you knew about a designer before she hit the big time.
Feb 17, 2016 12:30 PM
By: Ryan Boyd
Aging is a scary, daunting hell-ride into a swamp of insecurities and hang-ups. Bodies are programmed to betray us, and beauty companies have hit on a brilliant way to capitalize on consumers' terror: anti-wrinkle products, a whole panoply of serums and creams and tonics that claim to spit in the face of Father Time and keep you looking young and fresh. So how do they do it? How do these cosmetic wonders work their magic?
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Feb 17, 2016 12:00 PM
All hail the maxi dress! May it never go out of style so it can keep women everywhere looking sexy (while also covering up our unshaven legs). Put on your best pair of Spanx and then shimmy into LOFT's Beach Halter Maxi Dress. You don't have to hit the sand in it; it'll look as equally chic dressed up for a casual day wedding or worn with your favorite funky jewelry at a summer music festival. I bet it will quickly become a integral staple of your summer wardrobe thanks to its comfortable fit, easy style, and total versatility.
Feb 17, 2016 7:20 AM
By Rebecca Howard
Flowers and candy only last so long, so if Valentine's Day left you feeling a bit 'meh,' check out Aminah Addul Jillil's trend-setting and affordable footwear line for eye candy that will melt your heart and send it into everlasting ecstasy.
Feb 16, 2016 3:00 PM
By Rebecca Howard
Whether showing them off in satin skirts and tube tops, cutout gowns or sequined jumpsuits, songstresses and celebs really wanted us to notice their abs on the Grammy red carpet this year. Guess all those juice cleanses and personal trainers really paid off.
Feb 16, 2016 12:30 PM
If there's one thing wine accessories lack, it's a Dalí-esque sense of surrealism, which is where the Upside-Down Wine Glass comes in. The wine rests in the bowl of the glass and you sip it through the base, because the world is an absurdist hellscape and you have no regard for structural design - break this bad boy out at your next gathering and make your guests question the parameters of reality while getting sloshed on fancy wines.
Feb 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Baguettes get a bad rep. For the most part, they seem clunky and outdated and we often overlook them when it comes time to shop for new bling. But a baguette done right, as is the case with the Shashi Baguette Bar Ring, can be minimalist and modern. This particular ring is the perfect "gateway" baguette, too, if you aren't sure you want to drop some serious dough on the real deal. The CZ stone and rose gold-plated band effortlessly emulate more expensive materials but won't set you back a few month's worth of rent if it ends up sitting in your jewelry box more often than it graces your finger.
Feb 16, 2016 9:48 AM
By Cailyn Cox
There are lots of makeup trends to look out for in 2016, but undeniably one of the prettiest and easiest to pull off is the pink lips trend.
When the weather warms up so too do the makeup trends, and pink is the girly color every fashionista will be coveting for the spring/summer months. Seen on the runways of Max Mara, Dax and Fendi these pretty pink looks complimented the designer outfits.
Feb 12, 2016 3:00 PM
By Meagan Morris
TLC's Say Yes to the Dress makes wedding dress shopping look like a magical experience. It definitely is, but with all the magic comes a lot of stress--and a big price tag.
If you're getting married and want to skip the whole wedding dress production, consider your alternatives. Believe it or not, some of your favorite fashion brands offer beautiful wedding dresses--and there's definitely one to fit your style (and your budget).
Feb 12, 2016 12:30 PM
I'm tempted to buy any beauty product that has such a screamingly bright pink applicator, because I respect and fear it the way I would a poison dart frog. But Blotterazzi is as friendly as they come, and it's way better than conventional blotting papers - it sucks moisture and excess oil out of your face, removing the greasy look while leaving your makeup intact.
Feb 12, 2016 12:00 PM
Not sure you're the fur-trimmed teddy and edible underwear type? Don't sweat it! Comfortable can be sexy, too. This Eberjey Plume of Love Romper is sweet and feminine while still being soft and something you can actually sleep in. Order it to add a little ooh la la to your Valentine's Day evening and then feel smug because you know can wear it again and again (unlike see-through lacy things that you only break out a few times a year).
Feb 12, 2016 7:43 AM
By Cailyn Cox
Got a romantic date planned for Valentine's Day? Headed to a glamorous party? It's the holiday some of us have been waiting for, and while romance is important, so too are your clothing choices.
If you want to make a style statement (whether you're single or in a relationship) then we've got you covered with the perfect colors, patterns and trends to try out--no matter where the night takes you.