Madeline Lyskawa

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How Single Women Are Transforming American Politics

It used to be that marriage was when adulthood began for American women. Moving straight out of their parents' house (or a college dorm) and into a house with a husband was simply the expected, preordained path for many women.<p>But in the past few decades, wedding rings have become optional …

Feminism

6 Major Fall 2016 Hair Trends to Try Out Right Now

Never before have designers embraced such unique, individual hairstyles for their runways. Models walked down the catwalk with bobs, bangs, buzz cuts—you name it. But two things we didn't see? Extensions and flatirons of seasons past. "Designers like girls who have their own looks, but there are …

17 Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie Version This Year

From the latest Harry Potter to that zombified Jane Austen adaptation.<p>If you're anything like us, you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in movie form. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence may not have been who you pictured as dystopian heroine Katniss Everdeen, but at least you experienced <i>The Hunger</i> …

Skin Deep: How to Get Model Skin

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.

6 Skin-Smoothing Products That'll Transform Your Complexion

Winter's harsh weather could leave your face with tired skin cells and flaky dry patches, but those seasonal woes don't stand a chance against our …

We’ve Created Your New Beauty Routine

you’re welcome.<p>Now that we’re just over a week into 2016, your “new year, new me” transformations should be well underway. But while you’re busy rocking your new hairstyle/wardrobe/bod (because the New Year’s package at your gym is too clutch), why not show your skin some love and update your …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. <i>This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new</i> …

Ahead of Cannes Festival we look back at the 20 most iconic fashion moments in film

Film and fashion go together like Breton stripes and denim - two well-loved concepts that, married together, are more than the sum of their parts. They say clothes maketh the man, and it's certainly true that costumes maketh the character. After all, what would Sandy do without her skin-tight …

Beauty Products Every Grown Woman Should Own

These staples separate the kiddos from the grownups.<p>You've probably accumulated enough ultra-shiny lip glosses and fruity body mists during your teenage years to open a brick-and-mortar version of Claire's. But once you reach a certain age, it's important to have a well-edited collection of …

Top 10 Best Movies

10. <i>Ex Machina</i><p>9. <i>The Man from U.N.C.L.E.</i><p>8. <i>Creed</i><p>7. <i>Tangerine</i><p>6. <i>Mustang</i><p>5. <i>Iris</i><p>4. <i>Clouds of Sils Maria</i><p>3. <i>I’ll See You in My Dreams</i><p>2. <i>Phoenix</i><p>1. <i>Spotlight</i><p>Honorable …

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 …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

The One Styling Trick That Doubles Your Wardrobe—Without Breaking the Bank

Think you have to stash your summery tank tops with the change in seasons? Think again. The tank top is the lazy girl’s way of foolproof transitional layering; essentially, it’s the more casual version of the slip dress and T-shirt combination. The concept has been around for a while, mostly in a …

Clothing

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2015

Badass woman alert.<p>Captain Rahmani receives threats from the Taliban, who disapprove of her career and ambition. But she says she is "deeply committed" to encouraging other young women to become pilots.<p>In 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok, a town in Nigeria. The …

The 17 best books of the year, according to readers

Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards chosen by readers themselves.<p>Goodreads users rated books that were published this year in a number of genres; the highest-rated book in each was declared the winner.<p>Keep …

Books

The 100 Best Dressed Celebrities of 2015

Bazaar's official list of this year's sartorial standouts.<p>Bazaar's official list of this year's sartorial standouts.<p>The Models: Kendall Jenner<p>The Models: Gigi Hadid<p>The Models: Joan Smalls<p>The Models: Karlie Kloss<p>The Models: Lily Donaldson<p>The Stars: Julianne Moore<p>The Stars: Emma Stone<p>The Stars: Cate …

CNN Will Air ‘The Hunting Ground’ Tonight As Planned, Despite Legal Threat

CNN will present <i>The Hunting Ground</i> as planned tonight, despite legal threats from a lawyer for Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston. Kirby Dick’s …

Mali Will Mourn for Three Days After Hotel Siege

Mali began three days of national mourning Monday for victims of an attack at a hotel that left 19 people dead in the capital city Bamako. Senegal, …

People Put Their Arm Through A Hole In A Wall And Get A Surprise Tattoo From Artist Scott Campbell

With clients including Robert Downey Jr., Courtney Love and Orlando Bloom, tattoo artist Scott Campbell is a pretty big deal in the ink world.<p>So when …

The Eastern European designers you need to know

It’s been over 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, and today, the fashion world is under the unlikely spell of the East. It’s not just due to the fact that fashion is looking for new destinations and markets, but also thanks to a new generation of creatives from post-Soviet countries who are …

Demna Gvasalia

Shop the Street Style: Best in Shirt

Get buttoned up in the most essential shirting styles.<p>Consider these four blouse shapes the building blocks of your winter wardrobe. Get inspired to wear them here, there and everywhere with the help of our favorite street style stars.<p><b>The Shirt:</b> The lace one<p><b>Styling Tip:</b> Pair a demure blouse with …

Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins historic majority in Myanmar elections

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party attained a historic majority in Myanmar's Parliament on Friday, making it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country's first truly civilian government in more than half a century.<p>While complete results from last Sunday's elections will …

Amanda Seyfried Opens Up About Overcoming Tough Teenage Years In This Month's #InnerStyle Column

InStyle has teamed up with the nonprofit organization I Am That Girl to chat frankly with celebrities about issues affecting girls’ self-esteem. …

25 Books You'll Want To Curl Up With In A Reading Nook

You won't be able to put these books down.<p>It's no wonder that reading nooks are a dream home feature for many book lovers. Reading nooks are cute, cozy, and a perfect escape from the daily grind. But what good is a comfy reading space if you don't have any great books to read? Enter the reading …

Mormons' unChristian policy on LGBTQ

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes in the history of a religion there are moments of decision — events that set the course of the group for generations. Today, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are living through such a moment.<p>Last week, the governing council of the church, the …

Religion

Vintage Pics Of Princess Diana And Prince Charles You'll Want To Pin

Swoon.<p>There are a few couples who will go down in history. Ross and Rachel, Brad and Angelina, Beyoncé and Jay Z and of course, Prince Charles and Princess Diana.<p>The royal couple was arguably the most elegant and fashionable couple of all time, so in honor of Prince Charles' 67th birthday on …

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of November 9, 2015

If fall’s siren call for thoughtful polish grows louder with every passing day, the week’s best beauty looks answered with next-level elegance. For Bella Hadid and Kerry Washington, that meant a clean middle part and a flash of bare shoulder, while Dakota Johnson projected a more buttoned-up …

Amanda Seyfried

The 8 Best Movies of 2015 (So Far)

As movie releases go, 2015 is kind of a big deal.<p>From "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," this year is packed with sequels, blockbusters, and potential awards bait -- all vying for our hard-earned allowance money and, more importantly, our coveted thumbs up.<p>Audiences have …

Movies

9 Ways to Get a Flat Belly Without Diet or Exercise

Bust your gut with these minimal-effort tips.<p>Bust your gut with these minimal-effort tips.<p>From: Good Housekeeping US

Wellness