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Our Best Recipes From Thomas Keller

Mac and cheese, coconut cake, and some of the tastiest cookies we've ever eaten<p>Thomas Keller, renowned chef and restaurateur, has the recipes you …

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Brain-Melting Amalgamations

Be sure not to stare at these gifs too long or your brain will start to melt away. Motion designer Mical Reynaud pushes us into a psychedelic haze with these “living” images. The photos from the piece above were taken by Michael Jang.

Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, twin study reveals

A study of twins has shown that differences of opinion are mostly the result of personal experiences that are unique to each person<p>Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, according to new research.<p>Many people disagree with friends or family about which celebrity is more attractive.<p>Now a study …

The science is in: beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder

It turns out there is no universally beautiful face.<p>There are some factors, such as symmetrical facial features or clear skin, that are encoded into our genes as attractive traits.<p>But a study published this week concludes that people disagree with each other about who is attractive about half the …

Study finds beauty really is in the eye of the beholder

Research has already established that most of us prefer faces that are symmetrical, and probably because it is an indicator of good health. But universal standards of beauty don't go much further than that—in fact even identical twins (who have identical DNA) disagree about who is attractive, …

How to Shoot a Gravity-Defying Fashion Photo

New York-based photographer Alexi Lubomirski was recently commissioned by <i>Allure Magazine</i> to shoot a series of fashion photos titled “Mood Elevators.” …

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Petra Flannery, Stylist to the Modern Stars

Known for zipping her clients Emma Stone, Claire Danes and Zoe Saldana into bold and atypical red carpet looks, the Los Angeles-based stylist shares …

1920s fashion history: the women who changed our style forever

We chart the greatest influencers on the twenties' style scene.<p>Before the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis brought us the iconic 1930s …

Photos: Costumes in Vogue

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12 Clever Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by 2016 Pop Culture

While 2016 has been a difficult year, there has also been a ton of great pop culture along the way to brighten things up. And lucky for us, many of the year’s most viral moments also happen to make great Halloween costumes. With October 31 less than three weeks away, we took the liberty of drafting …

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#FoodPorn: Halloween Edition, Sweet Treats

Halloween creativity need not be limited to costume design: It often extends into the kitchen, as well. Some of the treats concocted there might give nutritionists a fright, but the results are often not only tasty, but also a treat to the eye.

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20 of the Best Gothic Runway Looks of All Time

Come over to the dark side—it’s infinitely more stylish here. Although it’s no secret that black is a perennial favorite of the fashion set, with Halloween looming large, we’re taking the occasion to look back at the bewitchingly gothy propositions as imagined over the years by Owens, …

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Interview: Whitney Justesen Travels to Faraway Lands to Capture Magical Portraits

For travel and lifestyle photographer Whitney Justesen, following her passion is part of her job. She's always planning for the next big journey and exploring the world to find a new source of inspiration. With a portfolio made up of images from her adventures, she captures beautiful portraits of …

Hussein Chalayan debuts first dance production at London's Sadler's Wells

Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan has created elasticated costumes and sequinned garments for performers in his first self-directed dance production …

Photographer Completely Transforms Herself into a New Character for Every Day of October

Photographer Amanda Chapman is a Christmas baby, but her favorite holiday has always been Halloween. In fact, the enthusiasm for this season has helped her and her family get through a rough period in their lives—in August 2012, Chapman’s husband, Greg, was diagnosed with cancer. As a mother of two …

New Hydrostone Sculptures by Daniel Arsham Isolate Human Gestures | Colossal

<p>We’re no stranger to Daniel Arsham‘s figural sculptures (previously here and here), works that use basic materials like broken glass or hydrostone …

Dubai Design Week: Aljoud Lootah’s Yaroof

In the middle of the hot sand at Dubai’s city beach, multidisciplinary designer Aljoud Lootha’s artwork “Yaroof” somehow manages to look both alien and totally at one with its surroundings. The Emirati designer has been involved in multiple projects that interpret traditional Emirati craftsmanship, …

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: 8 delicious recipes that have nothing to do with candy or pumpkins, but use a few tricks to make plenty of treats.<p>A delicious (and seasonal) …

Op-Ed | Diversity In Fashion Advertising Does Sell

Bethann Hardison Founder, the Diversity Coalition<p>Op-Ed | Agencies Are Holding Back Models of Colour<p>Designers want to work with a diverse range of …

These ghostly sculptures are only the tip of New York-based artist Daniel Arsham’s large, multi-disciplinary body of work. See much more on his website here.

These ghostly sculptures are only the tip of New York-based artist Daniel Arsham’s large, multi-disciplinary body of work. See much more on his …

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Surreal drawings by Korean artist and illustrator Moonassi.

Watch Alexander Wang's Final Show for Balenciaga at Paris Fashion Week Live at 1:30 P.M. ET

The fashion world is watching with bated breath as Alexander Wang shows his final collection for Balenciaga this evening in Paris. You can watch the live stream here at 1 P.M. ET. Keep an eye out for exquisite tailoring, luxe details, incredible models—not to mention lots and lots of front row …

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#SuzyPFW: Rick Owens - Female Backpacks

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>The avant-garde designer used women as accessories for his Paris S/S 2016 show<p>Women upside down, their bodies …

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I Followed My Grandmother's Beauty Routine

I’m going to throw an idea out there that isn’t going to be so well-received: I think we’ve reached peak highlighter. You see, when the world didn’t know about contouring, it was a wonderful artistic mystery. What do you <i>mean</i> you put on war paint and it carves out high fashion cheekbones? How in the</i> …

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How Hello Kitty built a massive business empire

Let's face it: Hello Kitty is really cute ... and extremely profitable.<p>Since first appearing 40 years ago on a tiny vinyl coin purse, Hello Kitty has become the cornerstone of a modern business empire. Fans can buy Hello Kitty sneakers, paper towels, panini makers, chopsticks, wine and more. They …

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