Hilarious comedian and Ted Lasso writer Jamie Lee is now hosting Netflix’s reality show The Wedding Coach, in case you weren’t yet aware. No surprise here – Jamie plays the host in question, showcasing her knack for making people giggle every five seconds with her relatable and real personality. As she coaches the couples she meets through their wedding woes leading up to the big day, she takes the time to really get to know the brides and grooms and weaves meaningful details into their ceremonies.

“Wedding guests should dress to feel good about themselves. That should be the goal: to feel hot.”

The first six episodes in season one feature couples from diverse backgrounds navigating the ins and outs of managing a budget and planning a reception that will be magical. Despite minor real life tiffs and the pressure-inducing feeling of obligation to please every possible family member … Read the rest

As a fashion editor, I’ve found that my friends routinely use me as a trusted source for sartorial guidance. Basically, I’m often one of the first people they text when they’re on the fence about a particular item or want help identifying the latest trend to try.

One of my very good friends recently asked me for advice on some of the best oversize blazers because she wanted to add some relaxed tailoring into her wardrobe. I sent over three options (including this $75 Nordstrom pick). I also sent her a few other spring items I’m loving that I knew she’d be into. I thought you might be interested in some of said pieces, so I’m sharing the items below (the first four on the list). I also scrolled through some of my favorite sites to uncover a smattering of other chic items that piqued my interest.

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Netflix’s new true-crime series The Serpent takes us on a journey of glamour, seduction, and murder. It follows the story of ’70s French serial killer Charles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim) who goes by the name “Alain” and his menacing partner-in-crime girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (played by Jenna Coleman) who goes by “Monique.” While the pair prey on Western tourists traveling in Southeast Asia, Monique uses her charm and fashion sense to lure in unsuspecting victims – and although we absolutely condemn her predatory behavior, we know exactly how to copy her sultry French-bohemian style.

In the 1970s, the ideal fashion look included flared, high-waisted blue jeans or trousers secured with a wide belt. Oversize sunglasses were also very popular, as well as bright psychedelic prints. As depicted in The Serpent, some of Monique’s signature pieces are hair scarves, aviator or large square-framed sunglasses, and gold drop-hoop earrings. She’s most … Read the rest

In some parts of the country, spring is certainly taking a bit longer to arrive than you might have hoped. But look at the bright side: That will make warm weather’s arrival all the sweeter. Kacey Musgraves, for one, isn’t waiting another day to bust out her cutest bikini. In photos shared on her Twitter, Musgraves wore the Frankies Bikinis Claire Triangle Terry Bikini Top in Positano Stripe ($85) and Barb Terry Bikini Bottoms in Positano Stripe ($90), and now I’m convinced I need the pieces as well.

As a cherry on top, Musgraves also wore a pair of matching Johnson Striped Terry Pants ($140) that look as comfortable as my baggy sweats but a whole lot chicer. As it happens, her bikini and pants are part of a collection that also includes a polo shirt, shorts, cardigan, mini skirt, and more. A Musgraves-approved item for every day of the … Read the rest

Update: The Met Gala is officially returning this year! On Monday, Vogue announced the Costume Institute’s plans for not one but two major exhibitions, along with a “slightly smaller celebration” pending government guidelines later this year on Sept. 13, timed to the closing of New York Fashion Week. The magazine also confirmed the event will return to its regular scheduling in 2022 and continue to host the party on the first Monday in May next year.

While a theme has not yet been announced for the 2021 Met Gala, the details surrounding the two-part exhibition may offer some clues. The first part of the exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will open on Sept. 18, while the second, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will show starting May 5, 2022.

“I think that the emphasis on conscious creativity was really consolidated during the pandemic and the social justice movements,” … Read the rest

Shop the look: Alice + Olivia Dunn Vegan Leather Blazer ($440); Agolde Crisscross Jeans ($188)

Okay, Shopbop—we see you. Yep, the mega-retailer just kicked off one of its big sale events of the season: The Style Event. Now through April 16, you can save up to 25% off with code STYLE. Specifically, you can get 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+. 

While there are pages and pages of fresh merch to go through, we thought we’d sort through some of it for you here with an edit of wardrobe staples you may want to consider buying during the sale. We’re talking about versatile items like A+ jeans, chic shoe picks, quality basics, and more. 

With all that in mind, keep scrolling for a list of items you might not regret buying. You could add a few of the items coming … Read the rest

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Asian American fashion designer and activist Prabal Gurung was born in Singapore, grew up in Nepal, and lived in India before starting his New York-based namesake brand 12 years ago “to show marginalized people that they are seen, and that they matter.” He is one of the influencers, editors, and designers using his platform to address the anti-Asian hate crimes in America, among others such as Phillip Lim, Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow, and Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee.

“I was advised to limit the diversity of my runways because clients wouldn’t be as receptive to non White models.”

While he’s speaking up now, most recently penning an op-ed for CNN about the discrimination he’s faced in the fashion industry, urging the rest of his peers to stand for change and inclusivity of all minorities, it’s not the first time Gurung has stressed the … Read the rest

Regardless of your hair type—coily, thick and wavy, fine and short—mastering the art of the perfect air-dry is, in fact, an art. Sure, blow-dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can throw plenty of arm-breaking curveballs your way, but mastering the au naturel, step-out-of-the-shower-and-go aesthetic is an intimidating beast in and of itself. With so many potential variables like climate, products, application timing, and hair texture, things can go awry quickly, and there definitely isn’t a one-size-fits-all prescription.

Air-drying your hair with celeb-level finesse can be a total crapshoot, but we’re here to change that. Enter a course in Expert Air-Drying 101, courtesy of one of the best hairstylists in the industry, Cynthia Alvarez. 

Working with clients with a wide variety of lengths and textures (her regulars include Shakira, Maye Musk, and Dascha Polanco), Alvarez knows a thing or two about styling every kind of strand situation—with or without tools. To stock … Read the rest

The amount of time I’ve spent online shopping in lockdown might indicate that I am someone with money to spare, which I can absolutely assure you I am not. Yet I have somehow managed to amass a melange of items – a paltry substitute for all of the people I did not see and all of the places I did not go over the course of the past year. Fortunately, I have an emergency budget for exactly these type of purchases – you know, the ones made during a global pandemic – and have considered them to be a part of my 2020 healing process. With the hours I’ve logged on retail sites, in addition to the targeted Instagram posts I’ve traversed, I’ve come to find many new brands to help nurse my quarantine habit and inspire my “When We Are Back Outside” aesthetic. One of the main sources of … Read the rest

The 2000s are back, baby. As you may recall, it was an era defined by low-rise pants, fuzzy pink everything, and AOL instant messenger. (Do you remember your first screen name or are you normal?) Some of the most iconic and still-talked-about fashion moments of all time happened during this period and we’re still feeling the reverb to this day. Another area of excellence from the 2000s that still informs our lives? The hairstyles.

From chunky highlights to braided antennas and, of course, spiky buns galore, the go-to hairstyles from this time were truly something special. And the queens of the cool girls like Hilary Duff, Raven-Symoné, the Olsen twins, and Jennifer Lopez (yes, she’s been killing it for decades!) were serving up daily inspiration for executing all the crimps, curls, and colors.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, keep scrolling for 11 2000s hairstyles we would low-key wear today, along with … Read the rest