Quando Nicolas Polli mi ha fatto vedere la prima bozza del suo libro When Strawberries Will Grow on Trees, I Will Kiss U, ho tirato un sospiro di sollievo. Era maggio, eravamo a fine lockdown, e l’ultima cosa di cui avevo bisogno era trovarmi di fronte una bella storia, un progetto appassionante, un’idea originale… Ancora di più, non avrei sopportato un altro lavoro sull’esperienza della quarantena. Mi sentivo sola, e in cerca di qualcosa – di un qualcuno – che non riuscivo a trovare, ma quel mio stato interiore non c’entrava niente con l’isolamento forzato. Era, per me, una condizione normale, con cui convivevo da anni: un vuoto da riempire con la mia quotidianità fatta di piccoli successi e gratificazioni professionali. Non ho mai pensato di essere l’unica, anzi, mi sono sempre chiesta cosa ci fosse al di là della maschera che ognuno di noi indossa quando si confronta

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It’s been over a year since Katie Holmes stepped out in her now-iconic Khaite cashmere bra and matching cardigan set. A photograph depicting the actress hailing a cab as her cardigan and strap fell from her shoulder subsequently went viral and put the underwear as outerwear trend back on the fashion map. Fast-forward to 2021 and the look’s influence remains palpable—particularly on the designer circuit

Moda Operandi has reported a 30% increase in the popularity of bras for SS21 and found they were featured in 10% of all trunk shows (new collection previews and pre-sales), compared to 3% in the previous season. Essentially, it’s a look that’s only gaining momentum, and although it might not be considered a “mainstream” trend, it’s certainly one that’s providing hard to ignore, on both the high-end and high street shopping circuits.

The big question is, how does one style a bra top? “The … Read the rest

Where are you going? To take a walk around the block? To the grocery store? To work, because you provide an essential service? (Thank you!) With few other exceptions – some outdoor skating rinks and ski hills are open in some Canadian cities, for example – that is an exhaustive list of the winter activities possible during pandemic lockdowns. This is not to say, however, you can’t love your winter outfit, even if you’re going no further than the end of your street for a stroll. Below, see seven celebs who are giving us serious winter wardrobe inspiration in cozy knits, warm coats and, of course, face masks.

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Since having her first child, a daughter, whose name is not yet public, with Zayn Malik, Hadid has been spotted on multiple occasions walking … Read the rest

In less than two weeks, Kamala Harris will make history as the first Black woman and first South Asian American woman sworn in as vice president of the United States. To mark such a momentous achievement, Vogue featured the politician as its February 2021 cover star, but the publication’s leaked cover quickly drew criticism. According to internet commentators, the styling and lighting didn’t reflect the powerful position Kamala will soon hold.

With photographer Tyler Mitchell behind the camera, Kamala posed in a black Donald Deal suit and her signature Converse sneakers for Vogue‘s print cover. She honored her Alpha Kappa Alpha roots with a strand of pearls as she stood against a draping pink and green background, signifying the sorority’s colors.

However, critics described the cover as “awkward” and said the lighting “washed out” our future VP. They also questioned the magazine’s decision to feature Kamala in … Read the rest

Sex and The City: torna la serie tv cult

Sì, è ufficiale. I fan che hanno atteso pazientemente il ritorno di Sex and the City possono sorridere. Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker e Kristin Davis hanno condiviso un nuovo mini video per annunciare “And Just Like That”, il prossimo capitolo dell'amatissima serie tv.

“Non ho potuto fare a meno di chiedermi … dove sono adesso?”, scrive nel post Sarah Jessica Parker, aggiungendo gli hashtag che di sicuro sono già trending sulle piattaforme social: #AndJustLikeThat #SATCNextChapter". Nel breve video, in cui si riconoscono le strade di New York, possiamo sentire Carrie  mentre scrive al computer: "E proprio così …". Le parole appaiono sullo schermo, seguite da "la storia continua …".

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Miranda, Carrie e Charlotte saranno le protagoniste del nuovo capitolo di Sex and The City

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La nuova serie segue Carrie, Miranda

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. With these insider tricks in mind, go ahead and show off to all your Instagram followers.

Every time I open up Instagram, I see a perfectly positioned model or influencer showing off their outfit. Without fail, I assume the seemingly perfect photo was effortless to capture. I always take it for granted that the person in the photo is naturally photogenic (and that if I’m not naturally photogenic, I’d never be able to pull off the same photo). But guess what: That couldn’t be further from the truth. Anyone who frequently has their photo taken just knows what works for them, mostly from trial and error.

For Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships, Eva Chen, it’s her baby giraffe pose, while the Barbie feet pose is a favorite among celebs and models everywhere. It’s no big secret how … Read the rest

Meet Everist, a Local Haircare Line of Eco-Friendly In-Shower Pastes

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Clean, waterless and zero-waste. These three big terms are what pushed Toronto-based founders Jayme Jenkins and Jessica Stevenson, who both hail from Big Beauty (think: stints at Giorgio Aramni, Revlon and YSL) to set out on their own and disrupt the industry with their new brand, Everist, a line consisting of patent-pending shampoo and conditioner pastes that officially became available for pre-order earlier this week. “One thing we saw from the inside is this consumer demand for cleaner alternatives and more sustainable options from these big brands. We both tried to influence from the inside, but we just found it super difficult to steer the direction,” says Jenkins. “We decided if we wanted to see something come to life, we had to do it ourselves.” For the duo, the biggest area in need of an eco-friendly … Read the rest

The Queen’s Gambit is Netflix’s most watched series to date. Chess master Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) captivated viewers with her wit, passion, and intensity, but it was her ’60s wardrobe designed and sourced by costumer Gabrielle Binder that gave the series its iconic element. Wonder where the costumes are now? Taylor-Joy stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to share how she was gifted all of her character’s outfits, her affinity with Beth Harmon, and why she sadly won’t be able to wear any of those gorgeous clothes.

“When I first read the book, I was so in love with Beth, instantly”, Taylor-Joy told Colbert. “And I think people follow passion, so I felt impassioned by chess when I finished reading the book. However, that being said, I think there’s thinking something will go down well and then there’s the mind-boggling numbers that you’ve just … Read the rest

Fashion photography has long-shared an inextricable relationship with the allure of exotic animals—which have long-been thought to heighten a brand’s appeal and intensify its symbols and codes of exclusivity. 

In a bid to construct a lucid fantasy-driven world, where haute couture is balanced and buoyed by its proximity to rare animals fashion photographers’ have sought out exotic locales and breeds with the same fervency, ever since fashion magazines have existed. For Vogue’s January 1926 issue, an illustrative cover depicted a model in a green gown, riding horseback on a zebra. For the better part of the 1960s and 70s, models like Apollonia and Lilly Daché were photographed time and time again dining with cheetahs (shot by Leombruno-Bodi) and lounging on the backs of giant turtles in Seychelles (captured by Norman Parkinson and styled by Grace Coddington). 

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A zebra and giraffes on the cover of “Vogue”, January 1926.
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There is nothing quite like living in swimsuit season all year round. I recently relocated to Miami from New York, and I have to admit, I often find myself reflecting on why I didn’t make the move sooner. From discovering emerging swimwear designers to wear-testing the latest trends, I am undoubtedly bikini-obsessed. After being an editor in the swimwear industry for over six years, fully immersing myself in the world of swim, at times, it feels like I have truly seen it all. However, I am pleasantly proven wrong season after season as swim takes on new silhouettes (sometimes rather shocking ones),  innovative printing techniques, and rare fabrications.

In 2021, beloved swimwear trends are getting a much-needed makeover—think sophisticated animal prints and soft-to-touch comforting fabrics. There is something about swim that instantly elevates your mood, perhaps because they symbolize warm summer days or nostalgic vacation memories. Read the rest