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6 Beauty Gifts InStyle Editors Are Giving This Holiday

As beauty editors, we’re tasked with discovering, testing, and sharing the absolute best products with you 24/7. And come the holidays, you can bet …

Beauty

The Most Festive Holiday Hair Accessories for Every Occasion

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Hair

The Lipstick Celebs Like Sienna Miller and Kim Kardashian Can't Get Enough Of

Charlotte Tilbury is the makeup artist on everyone’s lips—literally. Along with an impressive international following, the pro’s gorgeous lipstick …

Red Carpet

The Secrets to Healthier Skin and Hair Are Hiding in Your Spice Rack

Raid your pantry for these 5 beauty boosters.

Caroline Issa | BoF 500 | The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry

Biography<p>Magazine publisher and consultant Caroline Issa is well known as a perennial street style favourite. As chief executive and fashion director …

Christophe Lemaire | BoF 500 | The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry

Biography<p>Having held a number of high profile design roles within the industry, including an artistic directorship at Hermès, French designer …

Vetements Stays Focused on the Clothes

This month, our Spotlight shines on Vetements, a young Paris-based label, entering its first season, run by an international collective of seven …

Jeremy Langmead’s Return to Mr Porter

Jeremy Langmead tells Colin McDowell why he is happy to be back at Mr Porter and his plans for the future.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> <b>—</b> "Across the globe …

Ringly Weds Fashion and Hardware

Frederic Court Venture Capitalist<p>Op-Ed | Embracing Digital Is a Matter of Survival<p>The fashion world is late to the tech revolution, but there are …

In China, All Eyes on Young Designers

BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.<p><b>SHANGHAI, China</b> — By now, it’s cliché to comment on how much China’s …

A Paris Dream Come True

<b>What:</b> Daniella Vitale and Charlotte Blechman host a special luncheon in honor of Kate Betts and her new coming-of-age memoir, <i>My Paris Dream</i>.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, May 12th<p><b>Where:</b> Freds at Barneys New York.<p><b>Who:</b> Kate Betts, Daniella Vitale, and Charlotte Blechman were joined by designers Maria Cornejo, Gigi …

Donatella Versace on Britpop, Instagram and why elitist fashion is over

The Milan fashion queen loves London – host city for the launch of her latest diffusion line. But is she really a fan of 90s indie pinups Suede?<p>My meeting with Donatella Versace begins with a misunderstanding worthy of a sitcom. I’ve been told by Anthony Vaccarello, creative director of Versus, …

25 Celeb Selfies That Summed Up the Oscars

When you’re really, really ridiculously good looking, you’re wearing the most amazing gown ever, your hair is done to perfection and you’re surrounded by golden statues, you HAVE to take a few selfies. It’s obligatory. These 25 celebs agreed. Scroll on for some of the most epic selfies to date, and …

This Magical Green Lipstick Isn't Actually Green

The lipstick above is straight-up green—St. Patrick's Day/Stan Smith Adidas/chlorophyll green—right? Get ready for a #TheDress-like revelation that makes you question everything you think you know about color: It's actually bright pink.<p>No, this is not an April Fool's joke (because 1) Those are mean …

Makeup

What to Wear to a Wedding: What Not to Wear to a Wedding; Wedding Dress Codes

Wedding season is almost upon us, so I felt like it was a prime time to review what NOT to wear to a wedding as a guest. Here are four items you should always leave in your closet.<p>I guess is you only have 10 items of clothing, you can put your shorts on a hanger.<p><b>Anything White.</b><p>There are so many …

Great Family Trips: Island-Hopping in Greece

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this island-hopping itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go:</b><p>From the windy <b>Cyclades islands</b> to the calmer <b>Ionians</b>, …

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Spring Hairstyle Trends: What’s In and What’s Out

To make sure you’re on your beauty A-game this spring, we’ve been keeping you up to date on the latest hair trends. First, we introduced you to the …

More and More Chinese People Are Having Pre-Marital Sex

First the Chinese were hungry. Now that they’re satiated, they’re ready to talk about – and engage in – more sex.<p>“Things have changed because in China people are fed, so when you are fed sexual desire comes next,” said well-known Chinese sociologist Li Yinhe, at a talk hosted by the Foreign …

Beijing's South China Sea projects 'highly disruptive' to local ecosystems | DW | 16.04.2015

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said on April 13 that "China's massive reclamation activities are causing irreversible and widespread …

China

'Like the end of the world': Beijing blanketed in red dust

Beijing was covered in a thick blanket of dust on Tuesday and Wednesday in one of the worst sandstorms the city has seen in more than a decade.<p>As the …

Digital Beauty Businesses Aim For Breakthrough

A crop of online beauty start-ups are aiming to transform an industry dominated by a handful of billion-dollar conglomerates and a “try before you …

The Truth About Handbags

In the crowded and volatile market for handbags, not even Chanel and Hermès are safe, says Luca Solca, head of luxury goods at Exane BNP</b> …

Viking Star, first ship for Viking's ocean cruise line, makes its debut

Viking Star completed its debut sailing, going from Istanbul to Venice, on Wednesday en route to Norway where it will be christened in May. It's the first ship in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line, part of the company best known for its river cruises.<p>The Viking Ocean Cruises ship can carry 930 …

United to serve free beer, wine, hot meals in coach on long flights

United Airlineswill give coach class customers a little love this spring: It's bringing back free beer and wine, and serving three-course meals on its long-haul flights.<p>United will overhaul its food and beverage service for economy passengers on transatlantic and transpacific itineraries as well as …

The 8 Greatest Tiki Bars In America

<i>by Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>The first tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, opened in Los Angeles in 1933; it started a sensation as celebrities were regularly spotted sipping mai tais, eating pu pu platters, and listening to ukulele tunes. Thankfully, the glamour of retro travel (and …

National Park Week begins with free admission this weekend

National Park Week starts this weekend, a good time to plan a trip to Yosemite or Joshua Tree and take advantage of free admission on Saturday and Sunday.<p>The fee-free days this weekend apply to all national parks, historic sites and other locations managed by the park service. (You would save $30 …

Ready, Set, Go: How to Book a Last-Minute Trip

My recent flight to Taiwan was booked at 10:45 a.m. and I left later that evening at 10 p.m. It didn't seem odd to me to book and leave the same day for a vacation to Asia. My friends, however, were unable to fathom how I could pull together a trip so quickly. They wanted my "secret" tips and here …