Jana Erkmar

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5 Rules for Wearing All Black Clothing

A couple of weeks ago, my husband's company, Neill-TSP, implemented a company-wide 85 percent all-black dress code. There were two key reasons behind this decision. The first was a branding reason: some of the business units already had this policy in place, and best marketing practices suggest …

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Hair Hacks: 3 Foolproof Ways to Make Waves

For our next bit of hair trickery, we turn to romantic, bohemian, beachy waves. The task of nailing down how exactly to make the perfect wave is a tall order, and one that can easily result in accidental crimping, Shirley Temple-esque ringlets, or simply a big old mess. Lucky for you, we’ve got a …

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Collect All 30 Spring Wardrobe Essentials

The dawn of any new season brings with it the hope of newness in every way imaginable. But, really, springtime trumps them all. Peeling off the …

Street Chic: New York

Photo: Anton Lombardi<p>A modern twist on the current grunge trend.<p><b>Name:</b> Hannah<p><b>Top:</b> H&M (shop similar: Iris & Ink)<p><b>Shorts:</b> Urban Outfitters (shop similar: Blank Denim)<p><b>Shoes:</b> Dr. Martens<p><b>Purse:</b> Vintage (shop similar: Alexander Wang)

Don't Need New Shoes? Rupert Sanderson Asks You To Think Again

Don't think you need new shoes? Neither did we...until we took a gander at Rupert Sanderson's resort '14 lookbook. Inwantneed of showstopping party …

The Future Looks Bright And Hairy, Thanks To This Weird Helmet

Hair loss might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a group of presumably brilliant people (including a NASA scientist) who have devoted their …

The Surprising Connection Between Sleep And Junk Food

Bad news for you night owls: <b>Even one night of sleep deprivation is linked to craving high-calorie foods, overeating, and subsequent weight gain</b>. As …

These Drop Earrings Make Us Crave The Island Life

You may not have had a tropical getaway this summer, but there are certainly ways to get you in the vacay state of mind. Take, for example, jewelry. …

Rebel Wilson Teaches Us How To Look 'Mad Cool' With Style Advice In Cosmopolitan (PHOTO)

There are plenty of hilarious stars we'd love to have a beer with (hello, Jennifer Lawrence), but none is as frank and funny as Rebel Wilson.<p>The 27-year-old actress is upping her magazine game since appearing on the cover of Glamour UK earlier this year, and she offers up <i>pitch-perfect</i> style tips …

The Secret To Super-Clean Teeth? Don't Brush Them

As kids, we used to have some <b>major issues with brushing our teeth</b>. It was just such a hassle! Our parents used to beg, plead, and sternly reprimand …

The Inverted Smoky Eye? Amazing.

We love color, we love a smoky eye, and we love mixing things up — so it's not surprising that we're way into <b>Clinique's clever new take on a classic</b> …

9 Dos And Don'ts Of Growing Healthier And Stronger Nails

Have you ever gotten a manicure and noticed a split nail form a day or two later? Or that the skin surrounding your cuticles has become dry and flaky? Though you could easily fix these issues in a matter of minutes with a nail or cuticle clipper, they are signs of poor nail health that shouldn't be …

Just For You: 15% Off Fashion Editors' Hand-Me-Downs!

By now, you're familiar with Bib & Tuck, one of our favorite online consignment shops. For the uninitiated: It's a total rabbit hole that can inspire …

When A Mani Is More Than Just A Mani

Let's face it: <b>we women are colorful creatures</b> — and yes, it's possible for us to change moods at the drop of a hat (even, <i>ahem</i>, multiple times in a …

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10 Stylish No-Sew Skirts

You know we love us a good style hack, especially when it involves a few simple cuts and ties, and doesn’t involve a sewing machine. If you’re looking to fashion your own homespun skirt, take a look at these 10 tutorials and tricks and start skirting it up!<p>1. No-Sew Drawstring Skirt: For some …

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DIY Basics: How to Whitewash

If you want to give a thrifted or vintage piece of furniture new life, try whitewashing it. You’ll basically thin down your paint and apply it with a mostly dry brush. See the full tutorial for more tips.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>water ( 1 part )<br>• white latex paint ( 2 parts )<br>• varathane protectant<p><b>Ready</b> …

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