A lot has changed in the resale world as of late. Long gone are the days when Goodwill was the primary option for finding pre-loved treasures at hefty discounts. In its place, there are a bevy of resale clothing sites and marketplaces that boast millions of items to shop at any given moment.

Shopping pre-owned can be intimidating. With a sea of inventory and new shops entering the market at rapid speed (from traditional e-commerce to Instagram boutiques), it’s totally understandable why some may be hesitant to shop secondhand designer items. But throughout my countless thrifting sprees (aka my method of coping with being stuck inside), I’ve discovered that resale marketplaces aren’t particularly difficult to navigate – you just need the right guide. And I’m more than willing to share my tricks of the consignment trade.

Up until the start of the pandemic, I’d always been apprehensive about authenticity when … Read the rest

Quali modelle sono state conduttrici del Festival di Sanremo per almeno una notte? 

Countdown quasi finito. Una vigilia, immersa nell'emergenza pandemia, che renderà questa edizione ancora più particolare.  Il 71° Festival di Sanremo (2-6 marzo) sta per cominciare e, come da tradizione, celebrerà la musica italiana con la bellezza femminile. Esattamente come lo scorso anno, il direttore artistico – nonché presentatore – Amadeus, oltre che da Fiorello (e dagli ospiti fissi Zlatan Ibrahimovic e Achille Lauro), sarà affiancato da più co-conduttrici che cambieranno ogni serata. Anche in questa edizione – come successo l’anno scorso con Francesca Sofia Novello – nella rosa dei nomi, non mancherà una splendida modella: Vittoria Ceretti. La ragazza di Brescia classe ’98, volto Chanel, sarà la regina del Teatro Ariston nella terza serata (4 marzo).

Il Festival di Sanremo dal 1951, in 70 anni di storia, ha sempre esaltato l’emozione della canzone con il

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Nessuna gonna lunga, abito voluminoso o paillettes. Jane Fonda per ritirare uno dei premi più ambiti della cinematografia, il Cecil B. DeMille, in occasione dei Golden Globe 2021, ha riciclato un tailleur bianco avorio con camicia di seta ton sur ton, un paio di scarpe dorate e i gioielli della collezione La Gioia di Pomellato. “L'anello statement e i lunghi orecchini, che sfiorano le spalle, sono caratterizzati da splendide tormaline rosso intenso. Lo stile, il colore, l'unicità, semplicemente perfetto per Jane e per questo momento della sua carriera.”- ha dichiarato Cristina Ehrlich, stylist della nota attrice – “Ho voluto riflettere l'importanza di questo premio anche nel look, scegliendo pezzi che esprimessero l'uguaglianza di genere, la diversità, l'inclusività”. Un look semplice e sofisticato che non ha permesso alcuna distrazione per il suo discorso.

La sua lunga carriera conta più di 15 nomination, 7 statuette dorate ma

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It may not seem as if there are a lot of mens fashion accessories out there, but in fact men make use of more accessories than they realize. 1963 The FIFA executive lifts the Football Association of South Africa’s (FASA) suspension. FASA announces it will send an all-White team to the 1966 World Cup, and an all-Black team to the 1970 World Cup. FIFA president Stanley Rous gets FASA temporarily reinstated in 1963, but FASA is again suspended in 1964. It is expelled from FIFA in 1976. The four ideologies include Dutchification (1652-1795) Anglicization (1795-1948), Democratization (1994-present).” The Dutch imposed their language when Van Riebeeck landed in the Cape. The Dutch of the day were the rulers of their “newly discovered” colonies. This was the beginnings of Apartheid(separate development. With the policy of Anglicization of South Africa, the British “sought to replace the Dutch by English in all spheres of … Read the rest

Aritzia – land of the fashionable and home of the best dressed. The much-loved retailer has been doted upon for years by avid shoppers with hype surrounding the chic coats, trendy shoes, and five-star brands that make up the sophisticated boutique. I first heard about the retailer when I moved to New York, and thus lived amongst the chicest of the chic. Aritzia advocates harped on the wonders of the well-made clothing and expressed their gratitude for the cosmopolitan colors and designs, and not to mention, the vast sale section. As I took note of what my fellow fashion-lovers were preaching to me, one product in particular was given the highest praise above all others – the Super Puff. This plush down jacket captured my interest, and before I knew it, my credit card information, too.

I took note of what my fellow fashion-lovers were preaching to me, one

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Chi non ha mai consultato i tarocchi almeno una volta? L’interesse per il futuro e la predizione sono caratteristiche del cervello umano. Mentre siamo impegnati a vivere, il nostro cervello si occupa di immaginare quel che verrà. Anticipiamo la traiettoria delle automobili quando siamo alla guida, la nostra mentre camminiamo, la parabola di un pallone quando facciamo sport, il finale di un film mentre lo guardiamo. Il cervello usa le vecchie esperienze per anticipare le percezioni. Ha una vera e propria ossessione per il futuro, perché è l’unico strumento in suo possesso per gestire imprevisti e incertezze.

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La cartomanzia – ovviamente – non ha questi connotati scientifici, ma soddisfa il naturale bisogno di limitare l’ignoto. Dopo l’epidemia, di fronte a una lunga schiera di punti interrogativi, anche l’uomo è incapace di formulare previsioni attendibili ma non smette di farlo. Pur senza accorgersene, proietta nei giorni e

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Hey, don’t roll your eyes just yet—underwear goes through trend cycles just like the rest of the ready-to-wear world, and we have a lingerie expert here to prove it. I don’t know about you, but lingerie fascinates me, as it’s an article of clothing basically everyone wears but never really talks about. It’s not necessarily taboo, but since it’s rarely seen, it goes undiscussed. If you’re someone who takes great pride and joy in your negligee drawer, this is quite disappointing.

Clearly, we’re about to talk in great detail about summer lingerie trends—summer underwear trends to be specific. We reached out to an expert on the matter to give us the 411 on which underwear styles are on the rise, and more importantly, which are quickly dying. Read on as Sandra Rose, VP of merchandising and brand at Journelle (one of the best lingerie destinations, if … Read the rest

Intrigued by tarot? “Tarot is an extremely helpful introspective tool for those who are open to exploring themselves and the energies that they’re working with,” says Canadian clarity coach Chris Corsini. We spoke to Corsini to understand how can tarot cards can help us take on 2021 with purpose and intention. (For an astrologer’s take on the year ahead, read this.)

What are the benefits of tarot?

Tarot assists with “shadow work,” essentially, examining the parts of ourselves we don’t like or were taught not to like because of societal, religious or cultural norms. “Once you start exploring tarot,” says Corsini, “you can begin to question those things. You start asking yourself: do I believe this? Is this something I still stand by?”

Note: Tarot is not fortune telling, nor is it astrology. Rather, it’s more of a confirmation of what you are already feeling, which can help people … Read the rest

It may not seem as if there are a lot of mens fashion accessories out there, but in fact men make use of more accessories than they realize. “Then, too, one can extract from our indigenous cultures a lot of positive attributes which should teach Westerners a lesson or two. The oneness of community for instance, is at the heart of our culture(Read my Hub on the Mpondo(Xhosa) people of the eastern Cape-already published here on HubPages). the easiness with which Africans communicate with each other is not forced by authority but is inherent in the make-up of African people. In many ways this has handcuffed and incapacitated Africans to behave and function in way contrary to the cultural customs, traditions and practices. This has even gone to the extend that their languages have been invaded and transformed(more particularly in urbanized settings). In fact, Africans from the north of Africa … Read the rest

I remember when Kim Kardashian‘s Skims launched a collection of seamless face masks. I thought they looked kind of like seamless shapewear; very much in line with the brand, but I wasn’t sure if I’d want to wear it on my face. My style of face masks is bold and bright. I like them sparkly and themed for the holidays or luxe when I want to treat myself. As a person who loves mixing bold prints and patterns, I often throw caution to the wind when it comes to matching my masks. However, writing roundups of the great deals at Banana Republic and its variety of masks, I kept coming back to the brand’s True Hues Masks. I loved the display of the shades and the variety, even the name – “True Hues” versus the noninclusive “nude” wording; rarely do I find the color nude being applicable to … Read the rest