Alexandra Ortiz

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An Updated, Mid-Century Palm Springs Retreat

Palm Springs is the mecca for mid-century modern homes and the perfect place to kick back and relax, especially if this house was yours. The Cooper …

Ten of the best Nendo designs from the past year

Japanese design studio Nendo has had a prolific year, adding a diverse range of new products to its portfolio, so we've rounded up ten of the best …

Fair Enough at Venice Architecture Biennale

For the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (on now through 23 November), the exhibition's curator Rem Koolhaas selected the arguably ambiguous theme of “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014” as a guide for all participating nations. As one would expect, such a wide and insidious topic has been interpreted …

Hyper Realistic Paintings by Rod Penner

Don't be mistaken: not every "photograph" was taken by a camera. Some were conceived in the minds of ultra talented people, like American artist Rod …

Zipbuds: Tangle-free, Zip Up Earbuds

How do you solve the age-old problem of tangled wires? It’s never-ending and the one that annoys me the most is my earphones. They’re constantly …

Coming to America: The Wilfa Svart Presisjon

Meet the Svart Presisjon (Black Precision) from the Norwegian housewares company, Wilfa. You may have seen photos of it floating around the internet, …

Daibo Dreamed of Coffee

It sounds like white noise, a gentle static barely perceptible over the din of Tokyo traffic that flashes by two floors below. But as you sit there …

Great coffee: It's all in the brewing

Espresso “has the potential to deliver more of the incredible taste and aroma of roasted coffee than any other method (of brewing),” wrote Jeffrey …

Copacabana Beach at Night

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The Best Fashion Parties of the '70s

Barbra Streisand, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli: Everybody looks so young and so, so fabulous.<p>Before Kim Kardashian and Riccardo Tisci were the reigning fashion designer + celebrity pairing, Valentino Garavani and Yves Saint Laurent were hanging out with the likes of Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Hear Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's New 'Booty' Remix

[link href='http://www.digitalspy.com/celebrities/jennifer-lopez/#~oObm4I1ZM6gtMK' target='_blank' link_updater_label='external']Jennifer Lopez<p>premiered a new version of her upcoming single.<p>The singer has teamed up with Iggy Azalea for a remix of "Booty," the latest from her recent album <i>[link</i> …

Jennifer Lopez

Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Lately Send-Off Involved Nudity and a Lot of Celebrities

It's been <i>seven</i> years since Chelsea Handler made her late night debut as the host of E!'s <i>Chelsea Lately</i>, and what a difference seven years makes: The author of four books (and bestie to A-listers like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon) is now a household name. And though she has been known to …

Jennifer Aniston

Could Cara Delevingne Star in Zoolander 2?

And she's not the only major model being considered for a role.<p>Casting is underway for Ben Stiller's to-be-legendary <i>Zoolander 2</i>, and brilliantly, Cara Delevingne is being courted for it—or so say tabloids. In basically Wednesday morning's best rumor, <i>The Sun</i> reports Delevingne is in talks with …

Cara Delevingne

A Guide to Fall's Most Luxurious Bags

Looking for something beyond the classic?<p>Looking for something a little beyond the classic? Made from exotic materials both plush and sleek, these fall bags are a delight to touch—and to look at, too.

Barbie Joins Instagram in Time for Fashion Week

Everyone knows Instagram is the best place to style stalk (and wedding stalk, but that's another story). So we were pretty thrilled to learn that one of fashion's biggest icons is joining the social media app in a very fashion-forward way.<p>She's tall, blonde, wears many hats, drives a sweet pink …

Fashion Week

20 Celeb Hairstyles to Try for Fall

In need of a new look but unwilling to chop your hair? Take matters into your own hands with these 20 celeb hairstyles for every length, texture, and skill level. From metallic embellishments to a fresh take on a '90s classic, your next fall look is right here.

Hairstyling

The Former Gang Girl Who Wants to Run Las Vegas

Politicians love to tout their humble beginnings, but Lucy Flores' are of a different order altogether—and her commitment to springing people from the trap of urban poverty that much greater.<p>In a dark, cavernous bar in downtown Las Vegas, Lucy Flores steps onto a stage and into the spotlight. "I'm …

Siblings

Beyoncé Killed It in CR Fashion Book's Fall Issue

***Flawless, every photo.<p>Beyoncé can do no wrong—memories of that <b>inimitable 10-plus minute performance</b> at last weekend's Video Music Awards still linger—and her high fashion outfit choices are no exception. The singer is the cover star of Carine Roitfeld's fifth issue of <i>CR Fashion Book</i>, and in the …

High Fashion

The Feminist Behind Fashion's Naughty French Schoolgirl Obsession

Photo: Isabella Sfez<p>Few fashion tropes are as sexy as the French schoolgirl. Or the French maid. Or the naughty librarian. (Remove glasses, shake out bun, loosen the top buttons of one's shirt and—<i>voilà!</i>—from straight-laced to siren in three easy steps.)<p>Designer Laura Sfez pays sartorial homage to …

Feminism

There's a Scientific Explanation for Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez's Split

First it was rumors of Beyoncé and Jay Z. Then came J.Law, Zac Efron, Mariah Carey, and Meg Ryan. Coincidence? Not entirely. Turns out there's something more to August conscious uncoupling.<p>From Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult's sophomore split, to headlines that Michelle Rodriguez and Zac …

Zac Efron

The Summer of Celebrity Breakups in Photos

Pour one out for these ill-fated lovers.<p>Summer's ending and so are <b>many of Hollywood's relationships</b>, apparently. From the constant, earth-shattering rumors of Beyoncé and Jay Z's impeding divorce (please don't be true) to the announced end of not one but 10-plus longstanding couples, famous …

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Week Confidential: The Show Crasher

<i>In the week leading up to New York Fashion Week, we'll be bringing you dishy tell-alls from the behind-the-scenes folks who make fashion week run. Here, a show crasher shares her story.</i><p>Photo: Tyler Joe<p>For reasons I'll never understand, I somehow convinced myself that standing outside in Midtown …

Fashion Week

The 10 Best Foundations According to ELLE.com Editors

The Spanx of the cosmetics world.<p>"I'm not a foundation person," is how a lot of us at ELLE preface our foundation picks. Blame BB creams, tinted moisturizers, and no-makeup makeup on the runway, but there's a recent reluctance to come out as daily foundation wearers. But who doesn't like a little …

Makeup

The NFL's Roger Goodell Is Still Condoning Violence Against Women

His new second-time, lifetime ban policy for domestic abuse isn't strong enough—and he should resign for it.<p>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is sending a strong message with the league's new domestic abuse policy today, and that message is this:<p>You can hit a woman once. But only once.<p>You can even …

Roger Goodell

Editor's Style: Justine Harman's Cool Girl Camo

This Boy. by Band of Outsiders jacket is the bane of my existence. First off, I love it. Like, a whole lot. The way the faded camo juxtaposes the grosgrain piping straight-up KILLS me. But, and here's the thing: It's just a touch too small for me. I bought it on what my mom calls "super sale," and …

Disability

Ask E. Jean: Should I Get Married to My Boyfriend After His Disastrous Proposal?

I had just gotten home from a night out, was drunk, and had a panic attack. He asked me again more properly later but won't let me forget that first time.<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> I'm lucky enough to have a fantastic boyfriend who proposed to me. Un-luckily, he asked me to marry him after I'd been out with the …

Relationships

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Got Married

For the past five days we've all been living a lie. You might have been going about your day thinking it was just a normal, run-of-the-mill Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, but you would be wrong. Because since Saturday, we've all been living in a world in which Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are …

Angelina Jolie

The 'Friends' Reunion Happened Last Night

Photo: YouTube<p>"I actually spent $80,0000 making it," Jimmy Kimmel told Jennifer Aniston last night, as he walked her on to an exact replica of the seminal <i>Friends</i> apartment. The highly, <i>highly</i> detailed set was constructed to get Aniston to read <i>Friends</i> "fan fiction" with Kimmel when she came on <i>Jimmy</i> …

Jennifer Aniston