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The Simple Beauty Resolutions Allure Editors Are Making This Year

Does anyone actually want to start their new year with daunting tasks, like learning a new language or forgoing gluten? Instead of overwhelming overhauls, our editors are planning simple beauty tweaks and little lifestyle improvements that are a snap to maintain—and are a hell of a lot more …

Beauty

The 15 New Products That Changed Our Lives This Year

Getting a group of people to agree unanimously on something isn't easy. Case in point: the 2016 elections. But in the Allure offices, we freakishly all agree that there were a number of new products this year that changed the course of our lives forever. OK, that's dramatic, but they did give us …

Hair

Under Armour Encroaches on Nike's Territory With Portland Expansion

Under Armour has announced that it has secured a new building in Portland, Oregon worth $10 million<p>Under Armour has announced that it has secured a new building in Portland, Oregon worth $10 million USD in order to further develop its footwear and innovations operations. Because the sprawling …

Adidas buys a building, U.S. rebuild picks up speed - Portland Business Journal

By Matthew Kish <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>Dec 11, 2015, 12:00pm PST<b><br>Updated</b> Dec 14, 2015, 9:17am PST<p>Adidas on Friday said it has …

Adidas

Dari Design Studio

What better way to wrap up the week than with these vibrant patterns by Dari Design Studio?! We are thrilled to welcome them to the blog and are …

Secrets From 11 Of The Most Productive People From Oprah To Aziz Ansari

We asked Google and Microsoft execs, L.A.’s mayor, a famous chef, and other ultra-busy professionals how they get so much accomplished.<p><b>How do highly productive people manage to get everything done?</b> There’s no one way, of course, but there are lots of incredibly useful things you can learn from …

With so many amazing books published by bloggers this year, I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you! http://bit.ly/1WMN1Sb

You Need to Know These 8 Talents in the Running for H&M’s Design Award

Fifty thousand euros and the chance to have your wares sold to a global audience? That’s the stuff of rising designers’ dreams—and also the prize for the talent who nabs H&M’s annual Design Award. Today the Swedish retail titan will take to The Orangery at London’s Kensington Palace to host …

Seriously Cool Activewear Gets a Gallery-Ready Makeover

In case you’ve managed to miss the entire athleisure movement, let us remind you: Activewear is not just for the gym. As brilliantly spoofed by the Van Vuuren Bros, an Australian comedic duo, in their viral music video “Activewear,” high-tech, illustration-slathered spandex and sports bras can be …

#TheLIST: Very Arty Activewear

BANDIER'S gallery-ready workout gear.<p>When it comes to the art of chic activewear, fitness and fashion boutique <b>BANDIER</b> have got it sorted—<i>literally</i>. A leader in the "altheisure"movement<i>—</i>i.e making it <i>très</i> cool to wear your workout gear outside the gym to do just about anything —they have released …

How this entrepreneur created a $10 million clothing brand by targeting the “forgotten man”

<b></b> <b>Name:</b> Anthony Pitt<b>Company:</b> The Academy Brand<b></b><b><br>Based:</b> Sydney Anthony Pitt believes he was destined to own his own business but he thought he would be …

By Plane, Train, or Automobile, 11 Vogue Editors on Their Holiday Travel Style

It’s 4 a.m., you’re fumbling around in the dark, attempting to pack for your ungodly early flight back home for Thanksgiving, and with an Uber mere minutes away, you’re still half-dressed for the airport. One foot is in a Timberland, the other is lodged into a Gucci fur-lined slipper. Jeans lie …

Forget Twitter this may be where you’ll actually find a job

Recent graduates have grown up surrounded by social media. But that doesn't mean they have a clue how to use it to their advantage when it comes to building their careers.<p>Make your headline unique to stand out when a recruiter quickly glances at your profile — all in 120 characters.<p>For most, this …

Give your cat a nice place to nap by upcycling your old sweaters

Give your cat a big hug, even when you're away.<p>Fall and winter is the perfect time to bust out your old sweaters, but you might find that some of …

Interview: Ethereal Marbled Paintings Express the Inner Light Inside All of Us

Through gorgeous, ethereal paintings, artist Emma Lindstrm creates a tangible representation of a feeling. To her, this feeling is floating and irrational, but always uplifting and full of hope–one that can be experienced, but never formed into a thought. The conceptual basis for Lindstrm's artwork …

Art

A Conversation With Nancy Meyers

Last week, I was lucky enough to go to a screening of The Intern, the new Nancy Meyers comedy, which comes out tomorrow. In the movie, Robert De Niro …

Graffiti Artists Fight Copying by Fashion Brands

A crew of graffiti artists is suing Roberto Cavalli for copyright infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin in the latest in a …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

28 Scandinavian Holiday Decor Ideas That Are Totally Häftigt

If the traditional wintertime explosion of tinsel and glitter decorations makes you cringe a tiny bit, Scandinavian holiday decor can be a treat: Handmade decorations, simple color palettes, natural elements and as many candles as you can light are all characteristic of the Nordic aesthetic, and it …

Jonathan Adler Talks Modern American Glamour, Spring Trends, and Empire

The superstar designer sat down with ELLEDecor.com to discuss his newest collection and his favorite trends. (Plus: A sneak peek of his Spring 2015 collection!)<p><i>Jonathan Adler's designs are irreverent but serious, colorful yet minimalist. If you're looking to add a burst of bold color to your décor,</i> …

Home Decorating

Designer Jonathan Adler on Awesome Architecture and Awful Hair

The American potter-turned-design-titan shares his thoughts about hotels that miss the point, his ideal sneakers and the strangest thing he’s ever created<p>By<p>Julie Lasky<p><b>IF HORATIO ALGER</b> were alive today and wrote novels about nice Jewish boys from New Jersey, Jonathan Adler might well be his hero. …

Deck Out Your Table With Jonathan Adler & The Bouqs Company

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and fun — and boring plates and bowls just won't get it done.<p>We're teaming up with cleverly …

Holidays

Hands-On Training: 5 Signals to Teach Your Dog

If you adopted a new puppy recently, you probably need some pointers on getting your new furry friend to learn commands. So talk with your hands! While tiny treats are key motivators to any positive training session, there's something else you really should be doing. In addition to using the chosen …

6 Best Dog Breeds For Families With Small Kids

It's not unusual for families to adopt a dog around the same time as having their own children. But are some dog breeds better suited for families with small children? We were recently asked that, so we reached out to Dr. Eva Radke, DVM, of the East San Rafael Veterinary Clinic in California to see …

Pets

My favorite guys at the zoo. Mixed media. From the sketchbook. Details over on the blog. http://bit.ly/1UqadVb #collage #watercolor #illustration #polarbears