Monika Joshi

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The Best Looks from Couture Spring 2014

As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.

France decides 'textopornographie' is French for 'sexting'

The French have shut down yet another English word: "sexting" will now be known as "textopornographie," with "sexto" as the noun "sex text." France's General Commission on Terminology and Word Invention (or Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologisme, <i>s'il vous plaît</i>) decided to change the …

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

Body-Changing Tips From Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson is well known for her take-no-excuses personality and her superhuman-toned bod. Her workout philosophy relies on the science of how …

5 Tips for Brewing Better Coffee

<i>Here at Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: Five ways to make your cup of coffee even better, no matter how you brew</i> …

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

9 Reasons Why Beer Is Even Better Than You Thought

Happy National Beer Day!<p>In honor of this great and extremely important holiday, we've decided to round up all the reasons why you should love this awesome drink. It turns out that beer has many uses you may have never known of before. Did you know that in many places in Europe people use it to …

26 Truly Thrilling Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to accessorize for soup season.

After the skinny jean, the make-you-skinny jean

Skinny jeans are old news. This autumn the retail buzz is about a new breed of denim: make-you-skinny jeans.<p>Innovations in fabric technology seldom make waves beyond the geekier fringes of the fashion industry. But the development of a new super-stretch denim, which uses spring-like construction …

A Fashion Editor's Guide to Wearing 7 Days of Flats! (Doctor's Orders!)

What would you do if a stupid (and minor) foot injury restricted you to flats the month you were supposed to be as chic as humanly possible?<p>That was the mandate I was given right before fashion week! So I had to get creative. Here's how I incorporated my four favorite (and comfiest) pairs of flat …

8 Style Lessons From The Best-Dressed Woman In France

It's pretty much a fact that French women have style. Serious style. And no one represents that better than actress Marion Cotillard. The Parisian first captured our attention with her role in Tim Burton's film "Big Fish," and then went on to win over our hearts with each character she played on …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

4 Decades Of YSL, 4-Inspired Outfits We Still Love

<b>The iconic house of Saint Laurent is as current and trendsetting as it was 50 years ago when designer Yves Saint Laurent sent his first collection</b> …

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The Monopoly Properties Photographed in Real Life

Did you know that all of the properties in the Monopoly board game, from Baltic to Boardwalk, were named after real streets in Atlantic City, New …

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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Shhh! The Prettiest Pieces at Fashion Week Are by Designers You Haven't Heard of (Yet)

Buzzy brands like Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Rag & Bone may get a ton of attention during Fashion Week, but that doesn't mean they're the only ones showing noteworthy clothing.<p>With more than 300 shows on the New York schedule, you can bet that even the most gorgeous new collections don't …

Who Invented Clothes Anyway? A Primer on Prehistoric and Neanderthal Fashion

Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week winds down today. And in the spirit of the season, <i>National Geographic</i> takes a look back at the history of fashion—way, way back, like, to Neanderthal times.<p>While prehistoric <i>Homo sapiens</i> may not have had Paris runways, celebrity-studded front rows, Karl Lagerfeld, …

The Power of Dressing Up

One of my life philosophies is to always be overdressed. This may be rooted in the fact that I grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, where everyone is, by average U.S. standards, overdressed. After 17 years in the U.S., where yoga wear is considered stylish outside of the yoga studio, and sneakers are …