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Why Fall’s Best Trend Means It’s Chic to Match Your Look to Your Love Seat

Imagine that, this fall, your wardrobe has a rich interior life, not unlike the magical one C. S. Lewis immortalized—that your transportive closet contains lush worlds, warm hearths, and strange, beautiful places—and your every ensemble conveys its own unique sense of place.<p>Welcome to Narnia: The …

Destination: Venice

Images of Venice, Italy, are immediately recognizable thanks to the historic gondolas to the picturesque canals. Here, 10 photographers who are doing the city’s beauty justice on Instagram in honor of the Venice Film Festival.

Italy

Prada’s Most Coveted Shoe Just Got Customizable

prada<p>Prada-philes—and who are you kidding, who isn’t?—you are in luck! The fate of your very soles is in your hands: From the 9th to the 23rd of this month, Bergdorf Goodman is hosting a pop-up made-to-order event where customers can create a custom pair of Prada’s beloved Micro Sole lace-up …

Kim Kardashian West Is Ramping Up Her Maternity Style in the Countdown to Fashion Week

Well, the Wests are officially back in town. After heading out late last week, the couple arrived in New York City over the weekend to prepare for the upcoming shows with daughter <b>North</b> in tow. And it's clear that the expectant mom has brought her fashion A game with her, too.<p>Before arriving in NYC,</b> …

How Much Should You Actually Pay For A Haircut?

We're here to help, guys.<p>Men's hair may have been touted as the new frontier, but how much should you actually invest in your mop to keep up with the trend? (Or, you know, look hirable.)<p>The average price of a man's haircut in the U.S. is 28 dollars, according to Square, the popular mobile payment …

Welcome to His World: Erdem Moralioglu Opens Shop in London

What is the actual point of a designer opening a store if it doesn’t give you an entrée into their world? I always found myself secretly sighing about that in the dispiriting decade (or was it more like two and a half?) when the orthodoxy was minimalism and the high priests of retail purity …

Dakota Johnson Might Be the Best-Dressed Woman at the Venice Film Festival

After the beautiful blush pink Prada slip dress she wore late last week, it seems that <b>Dakota Johnson</b> is emerging as the red carpet style winner of the Venice International Film Festival. The 25-year-old, who is in town for the premiere of her latest film, <i>A Bigger Splash</i>, is evolving her streamlined …

How to Wear Breton Stripes in 2015

FASHION INSPIRATION<p>With Breton stripes worn punk-style at Saint Laurent, Brooklyn-print at J.Crew for Bon Marché, paired with high waisted jeans like …

The China Edit | Watch Sales, Europe's Recovery Threatened, Prada Rents

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury</b> …

Stock Markets

September's the Best Month for Big Beauty Deals

September always feels like a fresh start. Maybe it goes back to those elementary school days, when a new backpack awaited, filled with pencils and crayons. As adults, we covet other kinds of colorful essentials: beauty supplies!<p>Lucky for us, September is the best month to shop for skin care and …

Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud: A Pair of Aces

Fashion can be an awfully tough business, so it ____helps to have someone who has your back. Since the day Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud met at Paris’s Atelier ­Chardon Savard fashion school, when they were both 18, they have been each other’s sounding boards, creative partners, and …

15 Genius Beauty Tips From the Miss Dominican Republic U.S. Contestants

Because who knows better than beauty queens how to keep your hair, makeup, and skin healthy and on point?<p>Every year, the Miss Dominican Republic U.S. takes place in New York. Each of the American-born <i>Dominicanas</i> represents a different city or province within the Dominican Republic, and competes for …

Casual Fall Outfits From Madewell, Pictures of New Collection

Whether you're traveling this fall or are simply in need of some casual outfit ideas, look no further than Madewell's fall collection, full of overalls, cozy sweaters and covetable coats. The best part: They're all super comfy for a long flight, or a day of shopping and walking around. Need proof? …

Clothing

See the Incredibly Ornate Dresses of the Venice Film Festival Red Carpet

As most Americans celebrated Labor Day with sales and end-of-summer barbecue, a select few were just a gondola ride away at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.<p>For the event, celebrities brought a parade of stunning formalwear (since the festival is more than one night, there was often more than one …

Ralph Lauren Will Livestream His Spring 2016 Fashion Week Show

The official kick-off to New York Fashion Week is still a couple days away, but there’s already a major trend we've spotted: digital inclusiveness. …

Rebels, Romantics, and Man Repellers Agree: Laurence Dacade’s New Booties Are a Can’t-Miss for Fall

When the breadth of this fall’s trends ranges from romantic goths to prim-and-punky Lolitas, chances are you’ll find yourself staring into your reflection, questioning, “Who am I?” more than once in the coming months. Instead of having one go-to boot, you might need several—the good news is that …

Lauren Conrad’s Latest Kohl’s Line Has a Major Twist

Insta-stalking and New York Fashion Week go hand-in-hand — a full nine days of constant scrolling, double tapping and refreshing is only *one* day away. But the fashion fangirls in us had to start early this season, and boy are we glad: this weekend, Lauren Conrad gave us a sneak peek into her …

Livia Firth makes Glam go Green

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Livia Firth launch of Sergio Rossi’s Green Carpet Collection on London’s Wellington Arch<p><i>CREDIT: Suzy Menkes</i> …

Patrick Demarchelier's New Christie's Retrospective Comes With Pet Portraits—And No Nostalgia

<b>Patrick Demarchelier</b>—that famed lensman who has shaped the way that we see fashion for more than four decades—is <i>really</i> not a fan of posing. The key to a strong portrait lies in the truth of the subject, he says, a certain natural quality; “for people to be who they are, to be themselves.” And on …

Jill Wenger's Totokaelo: From Local Boutique to Global Aspirations

On the eve of Totokaelo’s New York store opening and the launch of its own ready-to-wear line, the founder and chief executive talks about her start …

eCommerce

Joan Smalls's Met Gala Beauty Look Inspired a Lipstick Collab

Supermodel Joan Smalls teamed up with Estée Lauder for a line of 12 powerful matte lipsticks that are definitely not for blending into the crowd. The line was inspired by Smalls's 2014 Met Gala look (pictured above) when she paired her Vera Wang gown with a matte purple lipstick. "I believe in self …

Kristen Stewart in Chanel and More Dresses From the Venice Film Festival

The style parade continues at the Venice Film Festival, where stars such as Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks are bringing their fashion A game. Dramatic, embellished, and autumnal looks were in order, from Stewart's tea-length pewter Chanel Couture dress to Diane Kruger's oxblood velvet …

Film Festivals

Women's Activewear Retailer Six:02 Brings Stylish Sweat Gear to the Beverly Center

Six:02's sweat-fueled expansion continues. After opening its first LA shops at Westfield Topanga and Santa Monica last year (then another in Thousand Oaks), the women's activewear retailer's fourth boutique is now dressing fashionable fitness fiends at the Beverly Center.<p>The Foot Locker-owned chain …

Victoria Beckham Just Copied This Classic Beauty’s Haircut

Victoria Beckham stepped out over the weekend debuting a new hairstyle that had us doing a double-take: Her freshly cut, side-swept bangs make her look like a lot like a modern version of Audrey Hepburn. The designer is known for her cutting-edge take on timeless style, so we’re not surprised that …

How to Keep Denim Looking Chic This Fall

We might be saying sayonara to summer, but it’s just the beginning of all that fab fall fashion — hello, layers! And if there’s one piece that has us feeling pretty pumped this season, it’s denim. Sure, it’s anything but unexpected, but with this tried-and-true fabric, the possibilities are <i>endless</i>. …

5 Brilliant New Bars to Grab a Cocktail and a Bite During NYFW

Ferragamo revisits the rainbow shoes, disco-style

FASHION SHOE OF THE WEEK<p><b>With shiny leather and rainbow heels, Massimiliano Giornetti revamps the house's signature shoe with dazzling graphic</b> …

Fall Shoe Trends: Canvas Slippers With Fringe From & Other Stories

The mule has been trending for a few seasons now. From the popularity and proliferation of Jenni Kayne's d'Orsay flats to Gucci's fur-lined loafers, this easy shape is staying put. And now, reminding us that summer is <i>not</i> over (until September 23, officially) and acting as a perfect shoe to …

Clothing

Gilt's New Shoppable Showroom Is Your Expensive Designer Dream Closet

The e-commerce to brick-and-mortar conversion isn't more prevalent than in New York City, with shops like Warby Parker, Birchbox, Rent the Runway, and Bonobos and Ayr bringing our favorite online shopping experiences to fingertips. And the latest to join that fray is Gilt, which has converted an …

Conversations With: Kai Avent-deLeon, Owner of Sincerely, Tommy

<i>Image courtesy of Shanita Sims</i><p>I'm always drawn to those who are driven to create experiences and platforms that represent their individuality and the uniqueness of a customer base that isn't being adequately served. For this reason, I was drawn to the work of Kai Avent-deLeon and Sincerely, Tommy. …