Stories By This Author
Karl Lagerfeld’s Hot Bodyguard Actually Isn’t His Bodyguard at All
We caught up with Lagerfeld and his buddy Sebastien Jondeau at Friday night's Celebrating Monogram event for Louis Vuitton.
All A$AP Rocky Wants for Christmas Is a New Girlfriend
We caught up with the newly single rapper at Dior's event at the Guggenheim Wednesday night.
Hood by Air Stages Part III of Its Fashion Month Takeover at MoMA
After showing its spring 2015 collection at both New York and Paris fashion weeks, Hood by Air returned to New York to stage multimedia performance and installation at the Museum of Modern Art.
Kerry Washington Talks About Designing Her First Collection for The Limited
Your fall work wardrobe? It's handled.
From Black to Bleached: How to Lighten Even the Darkest Tresses
... without all your hair falling out.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Here's What Happened When We Replaced Our Entire Skincare Routine with All-Natural Products
Castor oil, raw shea butter, tomato juice, avocado and plenty of honey.
Sass & Bide Showed Some Very Short Hemlines for Fall
Totally practical, right?
Wig-Whipping Voguers Dance Their Way Through Hood By Air's Fall 2014 Finale
Staunch label supporter Kanye West might not have made it this time, but he missed one heck of a show.
Lindsey Vonn Walks the Runway on Crutches at the Red Dress Collection
And she looked darn good doing it.
Karen Elson's and Liz Goldwyn's Guide to Scoring Amazing Vintage Clothes
Model Karen Elson and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn give us their best tips for vintage shopping (spoiler: the Internet is key).
Why I'm Sick of Hearing Kanye West Complain About Racism in Fashion
Make no mistake: There is a tremendous underrepresentation of blacks in fashion. Yet West, even with his cultural capital, influence, and opportunity, has done very little to increase the visibility of brown folks in the industry—well, at least brown folks other than himself.
Kate Bosworth on Her Topshop Collab and Designing Her Own Line
Sounds like she's transitioning from collaborations into designing her own line...
Eva Chen Talks Social Media Strategy and Lucky's New Hires
Lucky Magazine held the first day of its sixth Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference yesterday and we got a chance to chat with new EIC Eva Chen about her favorite blogs, her own social media strategy, Lucky’s new staffers (including the one she sort of stole from us--no hard feelings :)), and executing her vision for her very first Lucky FABB effort.
We Talk Hotel Parties and Halloween Costumes with Chelsea Handler at the Paper Nightlife Awards
Ironically, in spite of last night's hostessing duties, the talk show host doesn’t really indulge in NYC nightlife when she’s here.
Hillary Clinton, Karlie Kloss, and Michael Kors Turn Out for God’s Love We Deliver Benefit
The annual God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards was full of non-profit love, Hilary Clinton, and lots of supermodels.
Why Fashion Brands Should Be Marketing to Black People
You wouldn’t believe it if you looked on the runway, at an ad campaign, or heck...anywhere, but people of color are buying more luxury goods than ever. Nielsen just released its consumer report on black Americans, and the market research firm's findings were, to say the very least, quite eye-opening. With black buying power expected to to reach $1.7 trillion by 2017, the report notes how increasingly important it's become for brands to market to black people. Sadly, getting companies to realize this has been a struggle. According to the report, $75 billion dollars was spent last year on television, magazine, internet, and radio advertising, yet only $2.24 billion was spent on media focused on black audiences. A puzzling figure indeed.
Kaufmanfranco Spring 2014: Body of Work
Although Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco say they looked to anatomy and musculature to inform their designs for Spring 2014, at first glance, the pared-down pieces tell a different story. The offerings were decidedly no-fuss--certainly not like the complex vessel the human body is, and at times skewed a little clinical (in the best of ways). But look a little closer and you'll notice embossed leather striations, blocked stripe motifs, and mosaic paillettes mimicking the texture of muscles and bone.
Sass & Bide Spring 2014: A Global Mélange
It was truly a global affair at Sass & Bide this season. The show notes declared the collection “Free Town,” in which designer Heidi Middleton imagined a sort of universal borderlands, at which cultural influences meld together in a cohesive unit. “I really wanted this [collection] to not be easily definable,” she told us post-show. “It’s really a tale of many worlds, it was inspiration that had come from many places we visited.”
How I Solved My Skin's Quarter-Life Crisis
I have your run-of-the-mill combination skin. As a teenager, I got my share of pimples, but as I grew out of puberty, things seemed progress quite nicely. I wasn’t getting as many breakouts, and my skin looked pretty even. But then, one day in early April of this year, completely out of left field, I broke out into a million pimples all over my forehead, the side of my face, and most peculiarly, my cheeks—where I never got any major pimples before. It was weird. It was gross. I felt like my 14-year-old self. But I'm 25. WTF was going on?
Five Reasons Why You Should Be Getting a Dominican-Style Blowout
Though it has a loyal following, the Dominican blowout has yet to reach the notoriety of say, its Brazilian cousin--mostly because a lot of women don't know how good they are. Lucky you have us to tell you! Click through for five reasons why your next blowout should be a Dominican-style one.
LiSi Cosmetics: The High-End Makeup Brand You Can Actually Afford
Full disclosure: I rarely wear makeup and, like many women out there, I hardly ever stray from the cosmetics brands I already know and love. So, back in November, when blogger Christina Brown of Love Brown Sugar invited me to the launch of a nail polish she collaborated on with new beauty brand LiSi Cosmetics, I was a little skeptical. She raved about the product, the amazing quality and even more amazing price point (everything is under $15!)--but, I had to see for myself. And when I did, well, I was sold. Read on to get the scoop on the new brand, which aims to "bridge the gap between high-end quality products and affordable prices and caters to women of all ethnicities."