What I love most about a trip to the nail salon is it’s basically an oasis of endless possibilities. That being said, most trips to the salon still begin with me staring down the “services” menu trying to figure out if I’ll stick to a regular manicure or treat myself to something more creative like
Alongside PSLs and leggings, a fleece jacket used to be a key part of the Basic Student starter pack. Now, the fashion industry is claiming it as its own. Indie designer Sandy Liang was the first to adopt the look back in 2015 with her Insta-famous outerwear, but the trend is peaking. Philip Lim, Fendi,
Smart shoppers know that you can often find really good discounted items during those end-of-the-season sales. There is always the chance that what you like is sold out, but that won’t be the case today. J.Crew is having a summer sale with an extra 50 percent off sale pieces (and 40 percent off regular-priced items)!
Courtesy Clip-on Earrings Chanel chanel.com $800.00 Say goodbye to dainty, barely there jewelry, because the next big thing in baubles is exactly that: Big. Like every other cyclical fashion trend (see: the Princess Di biker shorts revival, our current obsession with square-toe shoes, and those tiny Matrix sunglasses we already regret), we’re seeing the return
You know the drill—it’s been a long week, you’re suffering from a hormonal breakout, etc.—and the only plausible solution is to spend money on what I believe my grandmother refers to as an “impulse purchase.” What Granny doesn’t know is that there’s a difference between an impulse and a I-need-this-to-feel-good purchase…and what Grandma doesn’t know,
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Madagascar, lies the tiny island of Mauritius. Encircling it like a necklace is one of the world’s largest coral reefs, which, like coral reefs everywhere, is under threat from warming oceans. Over the last few decades, Mauritius’s beaches have shrunk by 65 feet, in
Alice Marie Johnson, who was famously granted clemency thanks in part to Kim Kardashian’s meeting with the president, is the star of Kardashian’s new SKIMS shapewear campaign. Kim launched the brand under the name Kimono earlier this year before changing the name amid backlash in July. On August 26th it was re-launched under the name
In ELLE.com’s Style Files we ask our most stylish friends how they got that way. Up first, Brittany Xavier, the brains behind the eponymous blog (formerly named Thrifts and Threads) and an Instagram account with more than 1 million followers. We caught up with Xavier at Michael Kors’ TWA Jet Set experience, where influencers from
Benoît Peverelli When it comes to putting on eyeliner, I’m as nervous and shaky as one can get. Eyeliners are basically the MVP of eye makeup, and one wrong move can result in a slew of black marks ruining the flawless mug you spent nearly two hours creating. As the star of your makeup bag,
I like to grind. Work-wise, dance-wise—let’s grind it out. But there’s an area I don’t appreciate grinding, and that’s my mouth. I remember when I first realized I was mercilessly grinding my teeth at night: I was on a shoot, getting ready to interview celebrity cosmetic dentist Bill Dorfman about teeth whitening. Before filming, he
Albert UrsoGetty Images Even though I am a beauty product hoarder and embrace my (extremely extra) million-step nighttime skincare routine, somehow, my hair care routine has always been bare-bones. I couldn’t figure out how to keep my hair healthy enough. I always ended up with split ends less than a month after a haircut. Even
In this series for Harper’s Bazaar, I will be “outfit dissecting” women who work behind the scenes in the fashion industry. The women you will meet in these profiles work for some of your favorite brands, and whether they’re designing the pieces you love or answering your DM questions, they are also quietly cultivating trends.
For the Green Beauty Devotee R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray Matrix Biolage ulta.com $19.50 Get results without guilt—this natural spray has no artificial fragrances, colors, nor silicones and parabens. It’s also packaged in recycled plastic. More importantly, the matcha green tea-infused formula gives hair the lift it needs while remaining soft to the touch.
If you’ve been on social media in the past five years, aesthetically, it’s clear—the lips have it. In the past, lip injections were often an undiscussed augmentation. (Then again, most aesthetic alterations were hush-hush until the online beauty renaissance.) Now, there’s over 1.6M hashtags on Instagram with tagged photos of lip injections and lip fillers,
Dimitrios Kambouris/VMN19Getty Images For the first time ever, Normani took the stage at the 2019 MTV VMAs, solo—her last performance was in 2017 with Fifth Harmony before the group took an indefinite hiatus—to perform her new single “Motivation.” Similar to the music video, the stage was transformed into a basketball court, with the former gymnast
Ilya S. SavenokGetty Images New York Fashion Week hasn’t even started yet and Rihanna’s some how managed to make it even better, announcing Savage X Fenty is returning to this year’s circuit and the runway show will be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video. That’s right, save yourself the drama of trying to crash and
Zoe Kravitz is no professional makeup artist, but the the actress, model, and perennial cool girl knows her way around a makeup bag. Her expertise? Bold, vibrant lipsticks. When I walked into my interview with Kravitz on a sunny summer day in NYC at The Plaza Hotel, she took one look at me and said,
If summer hair is defined by sun-streaked highlights, shine, and mermaid-y strands—the epitome of strength and health—then winter tresses can feel like the complete opposite: dull and drab. It’s hard to imagine anything else when the weather outside looks as dreary as you feel. But Dominick Serna, hairstylist at Chris McMillian Salon and Unite ambassador,
The fashion industry has had a long history of using unethical practices to produce clothing, but thanks to the G7 Fashion Pact, history will (hopefully) no longer repeat itself. A coalition made up of 32 global luxury retailers brought together by French President Emmanuel Macron and representing around 150 brands have pledged to fight the
Gregg DeGuireGetty Images Brown hair gets a bad rap for being basic and lacking dimension. And, while brunettes can certainly benefit from some added color, caramel highlights and honey-toned balayage aren’t the only way to upgrade your natural shade. If you’re looking to update your brunette with a cooler color option, consider ashy tones—a hue
Courtesy of Justine Marjan Achieving curls that look lived-in, natural, and (dare I say it?) “effortless” is not easy. The first step to getting it right, however, is to use the proper hot tool: A flatiron. Yes, you can get perfect curls by using a straightener. And, if you get the technique right, you’ll never
Sonny Vandevelde Michael Kors skipped his senior prom for a much more pressing engagement: a night out at the legendary Studio 54. The club’s chic denizens “had no idea we were high school students from Long Island,” the designer recalls. “The minute I walked in, I knew it was the place to be—that the mix
We’re not going to sugarcoat it for you: Finding the a great dress for the end of the summer is easier said than done. In a perfect world, you’d be able to find something lightweight enough to wear to the beach or a backyard barbecue, has long sleeves to protect you against cooler summer nights,
“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron…” If you’ve scrolled through Twitter or Instagram recently, you’ve definitely heard the classic DMX song those names originate from featured in countless video montages of black women showing they can literally pull of any hairstyle and color. It’s called the #DMXChallenge.
The Modern Utility Jumpsuit everlane everlane.com $100.00 I am a tried and true Everlane fangirl. But if you’ve ever tried visiting one of their three brick and mortar shops (with a fourth location opening soon in Brooklyn, NY), you know all too well that a line is usually waiting out the door. Their eco-friendly, socially conscious clothes
Almost a year ago, Naomi Osaka became a household name when she defeated her idol Serena Williams in the U.S. Open and became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Heading into the 2019 U.S. Open next week, she’s ranked as the no. 1 female tennis player in the world. BarePRO
Earlier this summer Taylor Swift and Stella McCartney were planning to debut a fashion collaboration, and the first look at it is finally here. The singer revealed on her Instagram this afternoon that the two created a Lover merchandise line together. “#StellaxTaylorSwift is coming soon 💘,” Swift wrote in the post that showed her and
What is it about miniature beauty products that makes me want to squeal with joy? From bite-sized Beautyblenders to tiny Tom Ford lipsticks, I hoard these little guys like I’m at risk of shrinking à la Ant-Man at any moment. That’s why I was overjoyed to find out that Harry Josh Pro Tools—a brand beloved