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India Couture Week: 17 hot trends you will want to try (like right now)

Some of next season’s biggest trends are already at your fingertips, thanks to India Couture Week 2016. So start wearing them now and you’ll have a …

What Happened When I Wore Leggings Every Day For A Year

<b>Alo Yoga</b> Airbrush Legging in White Tie Dye, $88, available at Alo Yoga.<p>I have worn leggings every day this year except for four days. This is my …

Daphne Guinness Dishes on Her Favorite Musicians as She Drops Her Debut Album, Optimist in Black

“Why can’t I be like Lou Reed and just do three chords?” muses Daphne Guinness at a table at the Carlyle. “I’ve made my life very, very difficult with these songs because they’re not easy.” The fashion patron, producer, perfumer, and musician is talking about her first album, <i>Optimist in Black</i>, …

David Bowie

How Do I Find Out #Whomademyclothes?

<i>An interview with Natalie Grillon of Project JUST on the Eve of Fashion Revolution Week 2016</i><p>According to Fashion Revolution's organizers, "transparency is the first step to transform the [fashion] industry." The movement holds an international awareness campaign each year around the anniversary of …

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Prada?

Highly exposed to countervailing market forces, Prada is the basket-case of the luxury sector, argues BoF’s Imran Amed.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — It's …

How To Get More Out Of Your Wardrobe Without Spending $$

Inevitably, when I start going through my drawers and closet at the beginning of a season, I realize something. I had <i>so many more clothes</i> that I …

Luxury Sector Terrorised

The Savigny Luxury index (“SLI”) fell victim to current events, dropping almost 3 percent, whilst the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) rose by nearly 4 …

9 New Holiday Rules for Styling from Rachel Zoe

The stylist, designer, TV host and all-around fashion guru gives her tips to getting festive cocktail attire right.<p><b>1)</b> When you want to stand out from the crowd yet still feel comfortable and confident, opt for a little black jumpsuit instead of your go-to little black dress for all of this year's …

These Are the 10 Best Restaurants in America

Get your reservations while you can.<p>Looking for a new year's resolution for 2016? Here's a list you can start checking off. Restaurant reservation site OpenTable just released its annual ranking of the 100 best restaurants in America, and checking out every place on its list would be a delicious …

Pantone Names 2 Colors of the Year for the First Time Ever

Introducing the two colors that will rule 2016.<p>Every year, the design world hotly anticipates Pantone's decision for Color of the Year. And this year, the designers that set the tone for the fashion, beauty and interior design world just couldn't make up their minds, and decided to pick two colors …

Home Decorating

Hi, You Should Really Condition Before You Shampoo

Lather, rinse, repeat. Right? Right. Except when it comes to conditioning our hair. Turns out, we've all been doing things totally backward...our whole damn lives.<p><b>Here's what to do instead</b>.<p><b>Ombre Is Out; Hand-Pressed Hair Color Is In The 7 Biggest Makeup Trends For Fall 31 Life-Changing Beauty …

How to Create To-Do Lists in Notes

The improvements to the Notes app are some of the most helpful upgrades for iOS 9. Now you can add links, include sketches, and create checkable to-do lists. Whether you want to set yourself weekly goals or you want a grocery list you won’t forget at home, it’s easy and ever so efficient.<p>To create …

iOS

Goldman Sachs' former technology chief is building 'the FedEx of money'

As Earthport's boss, Uberoi is obviously biased. But he seriously believes the company can revolutionise the way international business payments are made.<p>"If you think about manufacturing, go back 30, 40 years, if you wanted to buy materials in one country, manufacture in a second country, then …

FinTech

The Best Places To Eat On The Lower East Side

The Lower East Side may be best known to you as the home of rowdy, rollicking nightlife, but that adventure extends to the food scene as well. …

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s State Visit Is Also a Show of Silicon Valley’s International Political Muscle

He really, really wants Silicon Valley in his corner.<p>At last night’s state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping, the guest of honor and President Obama were joined at their table by a select group of business leaders: Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella and Tim Cook. In yesterday’s joint White House …

Silicon Valley

Pope Francis Thinks You Spend Too Much Time On Facebook

Social network "friends" aren't real friends, says the pontiff.<p>PHILADELPHIA -- Facebook "friends" aren't real friends, according to Pope Francis.<p>In a speech to American bishops on Sunday morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Francis said there "are no longer close personal relationships" and …

A Comprehensive Guide to Invisible Bras, Nipple Covers, and More

The everyday, standard bra is a wonderful thing, but certain tricky tops and dresses can require something extra to handle the particular challenges provided by a clingy material or daredevil cut. Thankfully, a range of smart options make it possible to wear pretty much anything these days. Get …

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Pope Francis

WATCH: Meet the Shoe Company That's Revolutionizing (Vegan) Fashion

September 23, 2015 | Written by<p>Highlighting the vegan-leather footwear revolution and reminding us how the new trend helps rectify disastrous effects …

Animal Rights

The Communications Store: Strategic Brand Builder

BoF sits down with TCS partner Daniel Marks to discuss the company's new, funded internship programme and the importance of communication strategies …

How Often You Should Wear Your Clothes Before Washing, According to Rachel Zoe

When you're as clothes-crazed as Rachel Zoe, your love extends way beyond just shopping and getting dressed. The super stylist teamed with Downy and Tide for some in-depth education on laundry tips and tricks and was happy to share some key pointers, along with tidbits that you could pick up only …

14 Practical Reasons Your Photos Are Not Quite As Good As You Want Them To Be

When you take out the camera to photograph, you almost always have certain expectations from the photo. You want the photo to capture how you saw or …

Landscape Photography

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft just made a deal with Chinese internet company Baidu, where Baidu will provide an easy way for customers to download a licensed version of Windows 10.</b> In return, these Windows computers will have Baidu as their default search engine instead of Microsoft's Bing, and Baidu.com as their …

Maya Rudolph

7 features most people don't know exist in Instagram

The app is designed simply and is optimised for social connections, displaying all the posts from people you follow in reverse-chronological order.<p>It's easy to figure out the basics like cropping a photo or choosing a filter to make it look better.<p>But while the app's interface is simple to use, …

Mobile Photography

With a Bit of Performance Art, Hermès Invites Us Inside Their Luxe Parfumerie

Talk about a magical New York moment. In celebration of today’s opening of the Hermès Parfumerie in downtown Brookfield Place (the complex will also …

5 Minutes With: Josep Font of Delpozo

The designer shows a range of haute confections for Spring 2016<p>Josep Font is an unassuming sort of guy—reserved, soft spoken. It seems he puts his bold expression into his work—couture-like creations that give a nod to European elegance and lend an added bit of whimsy to New York Fashion Week. A …

11 Ways Beauty Bloggers Use Lavender in Their Beauty Routines

We are huge fans of anything that can make our skin happier and healthier, especially if it’s budget friendly. Add in a little eco-friendliness and we’re totally down. So far, we’ve covered beauty and skincare uses for apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Next on the list? Lavender.<p>Lavender has …

Skin Care

31 things you didn't know about Prince Harry

As Prince Harry turns 31, here are 31 things you might not know about heir to the throne - from nicknames to his favourite computer game<p>Prince Harry has turned 31 and will spend the day taking to the skies in the biggest gathering of Battle of Britain aircraft since the Second World War to mark the …

Katy Perry

Stephen Colbert Goes Goop, Envisions a Lifestyle Brand of His Own

Stephen Colbert has caught on to the unavoidable wave of lifestyle brands being helmed by celebrities. In his parody sketch, the late-night talk show host cites "internet tastemakers" such as Blake Lively of Preserve, Reese Witherspoon of Draper James, and the mother of all actresses-turned-brand, …