AW18 Trend Report: All the looks you’ll be wearing this autumn

Autumn trends 2018: it might not feel like it, but it’s time to get ahead and jump on board the new season trend train – here’s our ultimate guide to the hottest key looks to start stocking up on…

Autumn trends 2018

Yes, we know the phrase ‘autumn trends 2018’ isn’t really music to the ears right now. And yes, we know your mind’s probably occupied by summer fashion trends 2018 like crayola brights and how on earth to wear suit shorts. The current weather conditions don’t really have you thinking, ‘MUST buy more Arran knits’. But never has the saying ‘success is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration’ been more apt. The last model stalked off the last Paris Fashion Week AW18 catwalk a while ago. And after traipsing round the four fashion capitals, we’ve filtered all the shows into the best Autumn Winter 2018 trends for you. So come on, fashion fans. Time to put that Ganni sundress down and brace up.  A teeny bit of brow-mopping in the changing rooms and clever summer sales blitzing now and you’ll have your entire autumn/winter wardrobe sorted – while other, less organised beings are still panic-buying bikinis on their way to the airport. Mwah ha ha.

So, what did we learn from the NY/London/Milan/Paris AW18 Fashion Week whirl?

The buzzword of the coming season is ‘protection’ – whether it’s from the mean streets, or just from the elements, the options for cosseting and swathing yourself in layers of coverage are endless. It might not sound that welcome now – but when the chill winds start a-blowing, you’ll see this mega trend in a whole, grateful new light (we promise). Parkas, puffas, blankets, double, even triple coats – if in doubt, it’s all about adding another layer. And we’re starting from the head down. Balaclavas, silk headscarves, beanies, glamorous Little Red Riding Hood style hoods for evening… basically, it’s going to be a really good season for bad hair days. Hurrah! Without further ado, here are the trends to start planning your AW18 wardrobe around.

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Autumn trends 2018: Check print

Autumn trends 2018

Her Majesty appearing in Richard Quinn’s frow, Prince Charles’ support of the British Fashion Council, the fashion furore surrounding The Wedding…the royals are on trend as never before. And fashion loves them right back – stiff upper lip style in the form of trad tweeds, plaids and Balmoral-perfect silk headscarves are everywhere. Quinn worked foulards (the classic patterned silk scarf) into crazy layered looks, while Paul Andrew crafted archive foulard prints into chic shirtdresses for his Ferragamo debut.

Autumn trends 2018: Colour blocking

Autumn trends 2018

Designers including Marc Jacobs and Francesco Risso at Marni brought all the joy by showing off their skills as colourists – beautiful, unusual palettes were everywhere, reminding us of some of our favourite artists. Full-on Keith Haring neon at Prada, refreshing David Hockney pastels at Eudon Choi, tonal blocking a la Rothko at Marni and amazing Matisse style primary colour combos at Marc Jacobs.

Autumn trends 2018: 70s fashion

Autumn trends 2018

It’s the decade that won’t die when it comes to recent trends. And the sepia-tinged retro mood continues for autumn. But which 1970s character are you? Roksanda’s uptown girl, Marco de Vincenzo’s flares-wearing preppy or Louis Vuitton’s sporty jersey dress fan? Whichever way you go, remember – it has to be caramel, tan, toffee, tobacco..any colour as long as it’s a variation on camel, basically.

Autumn trends 2018: Boho clothes

Autumn trends 2018

Womens’ rights, LGBTQ rights, anti-sexism, anti-Trump, plastic in the oceans…you name it, we’re feeling strongly about it. Maria Grazia Chiuri has stoked controversy – and sales – with her political slogan t-shirts at Dior. And there was another heavy waft of CND-protest feeling in her AW18 Dior collection – nuclear disarmament symbols, tufted woven-rag knits, flat caps…Elsewhere, Missoni and Peter Pilotto also made a strong case for studenty knits and tie-dye.

Autumn trends 2018: Floral prints

Autumn trends 2018

We all love a floral dress for summer, but designers are amping them up with a dark, dramatic twist for this winter too. Rendered on black backgrounds, flowers look dark and decadent – at Saint Laurent, Anthony Vacarello covered his signature micro Dynasty dresses with flowers including sequinned poppies. Over at Preen and Erdem, there was a more historical mood, with blowsy roses winding over coats and silk dresses.

Autumn fashion trends 2018: Leopard print

Autumn trends 2018

Zebra is galloping into the spotlight as the animalia du jour – see Tom Ford’s OTT red take – and luckily for the Bet Lynch at heart, there’slots of amazing leopard. And there’s a lot happening in the world of furry coats – after Gucci’s recent announcement that they would no longer use real fur, we’re pleased to say that other major luxury houses are following suit. Designer of the moment Claire Waight Keller produced silky, standout leopard coats at Givenchy – and they’re all faux. Hur-roar…

Autumn fashion trends 2018: Hats

Autumn trends 2018

Whether it’s all about drama, a move towards the modest or just being plain toasty warm – covering your head is autumn’s biggest accessory message. Raf Simons set the tone at Calvin Klein during New York Fashion Week with standout knitted balaclavas – watch out for homages galore coming to a high street near you soon. Versace was all about the 1980s-tastic coloured beret, and the large silk headscarf is your best new accessory friend. Your mum will be so pleased.

Autumn trends 2018: Puffer jackets

Autumn trends 2018

‘Protection’ was the buzzword bandied around during the shows – a sense of clothes as urban armour, whether you’re stalking the mean streets, or just battling the elements. Shows like Balenciaga, Maison Margiela and Marni sum up the season’s styling – take a functional, sports-inflected polo, pile on a coat over a jacket, and add a puffa (and then another one)…

Autumn trends 2018: Blanket coats

Autumn trends 2018

Cape lovers – there’s a new update in town. Say hello to the blanket. And it’s not even a ‘blanket coat’ as such – it is quite literally a blanket. They were draped round the girls at shows including Roksanda and Isabel Marant,  for an insouciant take on covering up for the cold. Easy to whip on, easy to take off and use for emergency winter picnics. Just joking – Roksanda’s cashmere would definitely demand a table, not grass.

Autumn trends 2018: Graphic print clothes

Autumn trends 2018

If delicate winter blooms aren’t your thing, there’s a whole other bold, non-pretty pattern trend to make a statement with. Choose from a host of graphic prints with a strong 1980s urban art vibe: Burberry’s graffiti squiggles looked as if they’d been lifted from the side of a New York subway carriage, while Jeremy Scott paid tribute to Lichtenstein cartoons at Moschino and Mary Katrantzou did bold Bauhaus lettering.

Autumn fashion trends 2018: Pajamas

Autumn trends 2018

The perfect antidote to animal print, bold colours and aggressive outerwear – say bonjour to the new AW18 update on robe dressing. Silk pajama suits, flowing belted robe coats and Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s pretty lace-trimmed separates at Chloe. And relax…

Autumn fashion trends 2018: Silver clothes

Autumn trends 2018

Global Bacofoil shortage incoming. That’s right, cool futuristic silver is the metallic to shine in. At MM6, it was head to toe (and wall to wall – the presentation took place in a blinding silver-lined room) – from trenches to boots. At Balmain, it was all about the glamazon that Olivier Rousteng loves so much, dressed in high shine lame. There was good old-fashioned movie star glamour courtesy of Givenchy’s swishy silver beading. Butif all this is making you think ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ – fear not. There are also cool, less ‘Hollywood’ takes on the trend – like the parkas at Marques Almeida and a holographic trench at Sies Marjan.

Autumn fashion trends 2018: Accessories

Autumn trends 2018

Autumn trends 2018

More is more is more. Our favourite kind of season…cowboy boots have been taking Instagram by storm and they’re set to continue as the must-have footwear trend for autumn. In keeping with all the layering going on, even scarves are getting in on the act – Karl Lagerfeld piled different coloured versions round the models’ necks at Chanel, and we are obsessed with Miu Miu’s punky retro knitted scarf-lets (is that a word? We say yes). Also on our wishlist: the giant squashy clutch, the fluffy Muppet bag, OTT earrings…and lastly – the cheap and cheerful banana clip. Splash out on a designer version – or hit the bargain bucket at the local chemist. You’re welcome!

 

 

 

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Environmental Record Looks Like Scott Pruitt’s

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Not surprisingly, most of the coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has focused on social issues like abortion, LGBT equality, and contraception.

But while Kavanaugh’s record on those issues is sparse and unclear, his record on economic and environmental issues is as clear as a smog-free day: Judge Kavanaugh is like the Scott Pruitt of the federal judiciary.

This assessment is based on a long string of Kavanaugh’s rulings as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, most of which rely on the premise that, contrary to prevailing Supreme Court doctrine, administrative agencies have very limited discretion to act in the absence of congressional instructions.  

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Here Are the Wildest Looks From Paris Couture Week

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PARIS—Twice a year in Paris, the world’s top couture designers, and a handful of haute jewelers, present gems most people could never afford and designs that show just how far you can go with a needle and thread in the name of making a lasting impression—both for better and worse.

Sometimes tacky, and often completely OTT, Couture Week shows both how wrong you can get it with thousands of Swarovski crystals at your disposal or too much satin, as well as sometimes unleashing original visionary design. This week, showcasing fall 2018 designs, revealed both extremes to full effect.

As the July shows proved, big and bold is back, and while some European designers seem to have run out of steam, foreign creatives, like China’s Guo Pei and Japan’s answer to Iris Apfel, Yumi Katsura, stole the show, sending walking bird cages and churches down the runway—in Guo Pei’s case—and bright green kimonos in Katsura’s, even though the last person to wear one in Paris, of note, was Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s.

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Margot Robbie has responded to claims she looks like Megan from Love Island

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Megan Barton Hanson seems to be the girl pretty much everyone wants in the Love Island villa this series.

You may remember that during one episode, Alex (aka Dr Love) referred to Megan as ‘the hottest girl on the planet’ and compared her to Margot Robbie. And it’s true, there’s definitely a resemblance.

But funnily enough, the actress herself saw the clip and has some thoughts.

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‘The other night we were watching and I think it was Alex who said that, and we all lost it! We were like, “Oh my god, they know who I am on Love Island!”,’ she recently told Metro.

Side note: we are loving that even Margot Robbie is obsessed with the show.

So what did the star think of the comparison itself?

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‘I personally don’t see the resemblance,’ she said. ‘We’d just finished drinking beer and eating crisps and saying, “We’re so disgusting we could never be on Love Island we’re such fatties, they would never let us on”.

‘They all have amazing bodies and they are so gorgeous and always so done up and looking incredible, and then they said [I look like her] and we were like, “Oh my god!”‘

We definitely don’t agree that Margot Robbie isn’t seriously gorgeous herself. Come on now.

On another note, anyone else think it’s a bit weird that she was surprised they knew who she is? You’re an Oscar-nominated actress, girl!

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Kate Middleton’s best ever high street looks (and where to buy them)

Your complete guide to the Duchess’ fave affordable brands

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Kate Middleton is know for mixing high street brands with designer items, thus nailing that hi-low fashion most of us can only dream of (note the £40 Zara dress she wore to the polo, and the elegant Royal wedding McQueen dress that she definitely didn’t recycle).

But while we’ve already brought to you the complete guide of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite fashion brands, it was more about the pricier end of her wardrobe, which includes the likes of Jenny Packham and Erdem.

So we thought it was about time we did a little rundown of Kate’s best high street looks, and where to buy the exact same item, or near enough.

Kate Middleton wearing Zara

The Duchess is a huge fan of the Spanish high street chain, having recently worn not one, but two £40 dresses at Royal events. She’s previously worn statement jewellery and jackets from Zara too

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Kate Middleton wears a Zara necklace with a Roland Mouret dress to the ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ premiere

Kate Middleton wearing L.K.Bennett

Kate has single-handedly boosted nude court sales everywhere, thanks to her love for the style by L.K.Bennett, which she has worn at countless events. She’ll often turn to the brand for smart day dresses and tailored coats too.

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Kate Middleton wearing an L.K.Bennett coat in Dec 2017 (Photo: Rex)

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Kate Middleton wearing Hobbs

During her pregnancy with Prince Louis, Kate wore a smart navy coat by Hobbs, which serves up other timeless classics like the green skirt suit the Duchess wore the year before.

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Kate Middleton wearing Boden

Kate made headlines back in January 2018, when she wore the most vibrant red coat, courtesy of British brand Boden. It’s actually still available in a couple of sizes, and has been reduced in the sale.

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Kate Middleton wearing GAP

When she’s in need of something a little more casual, like a parka jacket or trousers, the Duchess likes to shop at GAP. She wore these printed skinny trousers in 2016, and here’s the brand’s version for this season.

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Kate Middleton wearing Reiss

Reiss is known for paired-back, tailored dresses, and so is an obvious choice for Kate when it comes to official functions that don’t quite require the traditional ballgown. She famously wore this nude dress to meet the Obamas after coming back from her honeymoon.

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Kate Middleton wearing Topshop

Kate first publicly wore Topshop during her first pregnancy in 2013, a black and white polka dot dress which sold out instantly. The same thing happened when she wore a boho dress while on tour in India in 2016. Luckily, polka dots are back in season, and you can buy this similar style from Topshop.

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Kate Middleton wearing Goat

Kate absolutely loves a smart Goat coat, and actually owns a similar style in every colour, including cream, black, navy and red (and that’s the ones we’ve spotted). Clearly an investment piece.

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Kate Middleton wearing Superga

For those rare times Kate Middleton does require a trainer, she’s often spotted wearing her trusty Superga shoes, which were actually a favourite of Diana’s too.

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Birgit Kos Looks Like a Supermodel on Vogue Brazil’s June 2018 Covers

Every now and then there’s a certain model who captivates not only our forums but the industry. We couldn’t get enough (still can’t, really) of Grace Elizabeth last year following a spectacular Vogue Italia cover and a campaign for Max Mara. Now, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Birgit Kos. After walking just about every major show during fashion week and an appearance on Vogue Italia‘s April offering, Birgit now takes to the cover of Vogue Brazil. The Dutch beauty stars on the title’s signature duo of covers for June 2018, serving some serious supermodel realness in the retro-inspired images, captured by photographer Mariana Maltoni with styling from Pedro Sales.

Vogue Brazil June 2018 : Birgit Kos by Mariana Maltoni

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Members of our forums were all for seeing Birgit. “She’s everywhere! If Grace Elizabeth was the model of 2017, Birgit is the face of this year. Hope she gets a cover by [Steven] Meisel,” praised forum member ivano upon checking out the covers.

“Wow! She is such a stunning girl!” mikel admired.

“Supermodel vibes. So happy to see her gracing Vogue Brazil!” wrote guimon.

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HeatherAnne was a fan too, writing, “Something very 90s about her beauty. Too good, too good.”

“Love the first cover (above), that radiant smile!” said KateTheGreatest.

“The first cover is really beautiful, her smile is contagious,” agreed liaa.

“The covers themselves are not much to write home about, but this girl is absolutely gorgeous. She deserves to be a supermodel,” added MyNameIs.

Sharing the same sentiments as everyone else was forum member lelaid. “The second cover (below) is simple and amazing! She looks like a true supermodel.

Vogue Brazil June 2018 : Birgit Kos by Mariana Maltoni

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See Birgit’s accompanying cover story and join the conversation here.

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Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins Share First Looks at ‘Wonder Woman 1984’; Here’s Everything We Know

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Gasps could be heard around the world this morning from Wonder Woman fans seeing Chris Pine in a tracksuit in a new image from the set of Wonder Woman 1984. Not only was it the sound of happiness of seeing Steve Trevor back and also wearing a very becoming outfit but it was also the sound of stunned amazement that Steve Trevor is somehow still alive and has not aged in the sequel. 

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Blac Chyna Looks Hot In Red Fashion Nova Outfit Amidst Pregnancy Rumors

Blac Chyna sure knows how to make an impact. She was spotted in LA yesterday, June 9, wearing a red-hot ensemble. Her figure-hugging outfit made by Fashion Nova embraced her famous curvy figure flawlessly. You can see some pics below.

The skirt is really versatile and besides the red top that it comes paired with it would very well go with a simple T-shirt.

This comes right after she got slammed on her Instagram account for trying to have lighter skin.

‘You look good but different in your outfit u had for King’s graduation,’ one of her followers noted.

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‘Chyna always been a red bone blacks people come in all shades from light to dark,’ someone wrote, and another commenter also said that she looks different (and probably not pregnant at all): ‘Lookin way diff than that shade room post.’

We recently reported that The Shade Room posted some pics where she’s at her son’s graduation, and fans thought that she seemed to have a baby bump.

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but she doesn’t seem to have a baby bump in her latest pics where she’s flaunting the red outfit.

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She hasn’t addressed the rumors, and this is probably because we all know how Chyna likes to stay under the highlight and draw attention with various controversies as much as possible.

She also recently made sure to slam the rumors according to which she and YFN Almighty Jay called it quits.

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Why the iPhone X notch design looks better than Android copycats

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When Apple first introduced the iPhone X, the design was met with its fair share of controversy. Though everyone appreciated the device’s edgeless display, it was hard for many people to wrap their minds around the unseemly notch. Sure, there was no way for Apple to embed the device’s video and Face ID components underneath the display, but many wondered why Apple simply didn’t choose to hide the notch by making the flaps to the left and right of the image sensor black. Instead, Apple all but instructed developers and users to fully embrace the notch.

A week or two after its release, it became overwhelmingly clear that the uproar surrounding the iPhone X notch was overblown. For a vast majority of users, the notch, though perhaps annoying at first, quickly faded into the background and became a non-factor. Before long, we even started seeing a slew of Android handset manufacturers start to copy the iPhone X design, right down to the notch itself. To this point, just a few weeks ago a photo featuring 20 Android handsets with iPhone X-style notch designs began making the rounds.

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Black Venture Capitalist Explains What She Looks for When Choosing Who to Invest in

Arlan Hamilton is known as a relentless, “anything is possible” investor in the tech space when it comes to making moves. So far her firm, Backstage Capital, has invested more than $ 4 million in over 80 companies led by underrepresented founders and she recently closed a $ 36 million fund to invest in black female founders, but it hasn’t always been easy. Recently, Hamilton spoke to Quartz’s Leah Fessler as part of Quartz’s How We’ll Win, a yearlong exploration of the fight for gender equality.

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Backstage Capital Founder Arlan Hamilton

According to a recent release from Quartz, here are some key takeaways from Hamilton explaining what she looks for in a founder and how they can win with her company.

She looks for people who remind her of herself.

“Would they have done what I did to get here?” she asks, referring to the perseverance it took while cold-calling Silicon Valley investors, sleeping on the San Francisco airport floor at night, and ceaselessly justifying her worth in the face of racism, sexism, and homophobia. “I just refuse to believe there’s any room that any of us do not deserve to be in,” she says.

She prioritizes people who can embrace constructive criticism.

“Taking constructive criticism is really essential, and usually you can evaluate that skill really quickly in a meeting or on a phone call,” she says while admitting it’s something she herself sometimes struggles with. “If someone  can’t handle a 15-minute call without getting super defensive, they’re not going to be able to handle seven years of that, so that’s a big indicator.”

She places a high value on founders who can answer questions intelligently and efficiently.

“I tend to ask a lot of questions if I’m interested in something because I want to learn more and usually I’m learning something for the first time. So, I need founders who can answer many questions without defensiveness,” she says.

Equally important is founders’ disposition toward asking her and her team many questions.

Investing is a long-term partnership, so founders who want to take money without investigating how their relationship with Backstage will function are unlikely to be a good match, she says.

“It’s truly about the founders to me—their passion, drive, and reasoning.”

While it’s fascinating to watch founders interact with their teams, who is on the team is not the most important factor. Hamilton interrogates founders about their motivation for creating the product or service they’re pitching. “Usually you can tell if someone is working on something that’s their own personal pain point, or if they’re working on something that they think they’ll be able to flip in two or three years,” she says. “Flipping is a great business model on its own, and one day I’ll probably have a fund that’s just flippers, but that’s not what [Backstage] is now.”

To hear more from Hamilton, check her out on the Gimlet Media Startup series.

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Here Are the Wildest Looks From Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS—Inside the dimly lit interiors of the Hotel de Ville, classical music played as Anna Wintour held court, standing in the murky shadows. Lesser mortals waited on benches set between the easels decorating Thom Browne’s Fall/Winter 2018 runway, like an artist’s studio.

A procession of models wearing dog’s heads were drawn by a female painter, while others showed-off Browne’s deconstructed designs that recast the idea of the feminine in this collection that was inspired by Marie Antoinette’s official portraitist, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, a rare female painter who succeeded in an 18th century male-dominated milieu.

Another model wore a bulging plastic sculpture that resembled a woman’s body splitting at the seams, bringing to mind some of the over-sized, provocative women painted by Le Brun from the society of her day.

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Patton Oswalt Looks Back at His Late Wife’s Serial-Killer Obsession

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Michelle McNamara had been obsessed with cold cases since the age of 14, when the murder of a neighbor went unsolved. She eventually became a journalist and blogger, whose True Crime Diary website became sort of a clearinghouse for information about unresolved cases. “Unsolved murders became an obsession,” McNamara has said. “I was a hoarder of ominous and puzzling details.”

“Michelle became interested in these cases for two reasons,” adds her husband, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt: “Because they were cold cases, and because she could see in real time how connectivity was changing and more information was being digitized. So the combination of those two had intriguing potential.”

McNamara first became aware of the man she dubbed the Golden State Killer in 2007. From 1976 until 1986, this psychopath was responsible for 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, first in the Sacramento area and later in Orange County, California. Also known to police as the East Area Rapist (EAR), he had disappeared from view, his identity a mystery. But his sick legend lived on. So McNamara decided to write a book about him, hoping it would help her discover his identity.

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8 Going-Out Looks for the Girl Who Doesn’t Wear Heels

Remember that one time Kendall Jenner wore sneakers out to her favorite club in L.A.? So do we. The It girl took even us by surprise when she stepped out for a night on the town wearing her go-to pair of white sneaks, proving that flats can absolutely make for a cool-girl addition to any look—even a going-out outfit (genius, right?).

But since we know that nailing the right look can be tricky, we figured a little inspiration might come in handy. The eight trendsetters below have proven time and again that a great going-out outfit doesn’t require a pair of heels. So whether you’re simply not the “killer heels” type of girl or you’re looking for some fresh outfit inspiration, we’re rounding out our favorite celeb-inspired going-out clothing combos for flats—dance-floor longevity guaranteed.

Keep reading to see (and shop) eight going-out looks for the girl who doesn’t wear heels.

On Kendall Jenner: Balenciaga Textured-Leather Biker Jacket ($ 2745); Self-Portrait double crêpe trousers; Givenchy Micros Lucrezia Sandy Leather Satchel in Black ($ 1295); Kenneth Cole Kam Leather Sneakers ($ 120). Make trousers feel nighttime-appropriate by adding sneakers and a leather jacket.
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On Selena Gomez: Pallas Folded-Band-Collar Top in White Crepe ($ 980); Louis Vuitton bag; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sailor Skirt ($ 170); Vetements Cowboy Ankle Boot ($ 1750). Comfortable and chic makes for the ideal combination.
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On Gigi Hadid: Adidas Originals track jacket; Adidas Originals Adicolour Firebird Track Pant with 3 Stripe ($ 66); Saint Laurent Large Monogram Grained Leather Shoulder Bag ($ 2690); Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers ($ 55). Lean into the athleisure trend by rocking a track suit with classic white sneakers.
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On Alexa Chung: Burberry Prorsum Shearling Coat ($ 4000); Alexa Chung for AG Laura Corduroy Waistcoat ($ 181); Alexa Chung for AG Laura Corduroy Trousers ($ 190). Loafers are the ultimate comfy-meets-cool pick if your style is more fashion-forward.
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On Suki Waterhouse: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress; Jimmy Choo Bells Sneakers in Black ($ 595). For a more feminine take on the sneakers look, try pairing a floral dress with your favorite comfy kicks.
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On Karlie Kloss: Reformation Kensington Jacket ($ 198); Rosie Assoulin Matisse Cut Out Top ($ 1495) and Ziggy Hound’s-Tooth Wool-Blend Trousers($ 697); Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy sneakers. If your signature style is more adventurous, try mixing wide-leg pants with a cool crop top and sneakers.
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On Bella Hadid: Spitfire Lennon 2 Sunglasses ($ 36); Saint Laurent Lolita Lace-Up Bootie ($ 895). Try an all-black look with edgy boots for a night on the town.
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On Olivia Palermo: Misha Nonoo Alexa Cotton Poplin Shirtdress ($ 325); Misha Nonoo sweater; Analeena bag; Freda Salvador Star Leather Studded-Fringe Welt Ankle Boots ($ 595). A day-to-night dress and ankle boots make for a chic combination.
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RIP Prince: EBONY Looks Back at His Fearless Fashion Moments

Today (April 21) marks the second anniversary of the passing of music icon Prince Rogers Nelson. Aside from being an endlessly talented musician, the “Purple Rain” singer was known for his eclectic style and flamboyant presence. He had an extravagant fashion sense that broke the boundaries of gender norms, thanks to his use of makeup, low-cut shirts, […]

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It looks like Prince Philip will be making the royal wedding post-surgery

‘His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received’

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The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital earlier this month, with the royal family releasing a statement to break the news, explaining that the 96-year-old royal was undergoing surgery.

‘His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, for planned surgery on his hip which will take place tomorrow,’ read a statement from Buckingham Palace. ‘Further updates will be issued when appropriate.’

After over a week in King Edward VII’s hospital, Prince Philip was discharged today, waving to the crowds as he was driven away in a Land Rover.

‘His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII’s Hospital at midday today, following a hip replacement operation last week,’ announced Buckingham Palace in a statement. ‘The Duke will continue his recovery at Windsor.’

The statement continued: ‘His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received.’

This is good news for royal fans who were worried that the Duke would not be able to make it to his grandson Prince Harry‘s wedding next month.

Luckily, it looks like Prince Philip will be there in high spirits, recovering in the very wedding venue – Windsor Castle – and expected to use a walking stick or crutches for the royal wedding.

We hope he’s feeling better for the big day!

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Kendra Wilkinson Shares Possible Divorce Outfit and More Iconic Breakup Looks

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Milly Looks to Boost West Coast Presence With Fred Segal Pop-up

CALIFORNIA VIBES: Milly cofounder and creative director Michelle Smith always felt her brand had a California aesthetic to it. A new pop-up at Fred Segal’s Sunset Boulevard flagship could help the company in boosting the line’s physical presence on the West Coast.
“I have a big presence on the East Coast and other regions like Chicago and then the South, and I can see from milly.com that I have a tremendous demand from the West Coast, but I don’t have a very strong physical presence here with my product,” Smith said of why the Fred Segal pop-up made sense. “It’s really exciting to have a physical presence here now and be able to really meet customers.”
Smith was in town to not only show her fall line to fashion editors but also prepare for Tuesday’s unveiling of a six-week pop-up at Fred Segal, which will also include Milly-dedicated windows for the next two weeks. The windows will feature some of the pieces from an exclusive capsule done in collaboration with Fred Segal, in addition to neon art curated especially for the pop-in, with a focus around themes of female empowerment and self-care.
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Remembering Hubert de Givenchy’s most iconic looks

French designer Hubert de Givenchy, one of fashion’s most treasured names, passed away this weekend at the age of 91 in Paris. De Givenchy is famed for creating the iconic little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The designer and Hepburn met on the set of “Sabrina” in 1953 — just…
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The iHeartRadio Music Awards Looks That Have Us Talking

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards kick off tonight to celebrate the most popular iHeartRadio hits. Hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled at The Forum in Los Angeles, the star-studded event will see performances from the Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Cardi B. Speaking with us last week, Baldwin teased of an exciting outfit lineup for the show and promised there’d be lots of sparkles. Taking to the red carpet, the model’s first look of the evening delivers exactly that: head-to-toe sparkles in a ornate metallic pantsuit number. Keep clicking for the rest of the looks that have us talking.

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Louisa Johnson looks incredible in sexy shoot to celebrate her new single

LOUISA Johnson looked incredible as she posed for a sexy shoot to celebrate her new single.

The X Factor queen, who won the talent show in 2015, stunned fans with the sultry cover of her new track YES.

Louisa Johnson looked incredible as she revealed the sexy shots for her new single YES

The 20-year-old rocked what appears to be a triple denim look as she bared her cleavage through two denim jackets in the stunning shots.

Pouting for the camera, the Essex-born performer wears tiny high waisted jeans and bares her long legs while her almost white-blonde hair blows in the wind.

In a second shot, she appears beautifully natural as her barely-there make-up appears glowing.

Louisa shared the artistic shots on social media as she finally revealed her new music to eagerly awaiting fans.

Louisa’s make-up was beautifully natural for the shoot ahead of the single release on March 16

Sharing the single cover on Instagram, she simply captioned the image ‘YES’, along with the date of the release – March 16.

She has been working on new music since her success with Clean Bandit in 2016 with the hit Tears, which went to number five in the Official Singles Chart.

The songstress has sold 1.9 million records in the UK and will be hoping new single YES, featuring US superstar rapper 2 Chainz, will be another hit when it drops this week.

Louisa said: “As soon as I recorded YES I knew it had to be a single. It instantly became my favourite song.”

The Essex-born singer, who was the youngest person to win the X Factor in 2015, appeared to rock a triple denim look

Explaining why it’s taken so long to release her album, she told OK!: “I didn’t want to just bring it out and give it to everyone.

“I wanted to release it in stages, singles, then build it up into an album.

“A good selling album would be great but I don’t want to think to far ahead with that because my priority is making it perfect and relevant to people my age.”

She was just 17 when she won the X Factor – making her the youngest person to take the title in the show’s history.

Last year, The Sun revealed that Louisa had split from her boyfriend of two years Daniel Elliott.


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The Blue Wave Is Real, and It Looks Really Big—Provided Democrats Don’t Block It

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Two more districts flipped. In New Hampshire, Democrat Philip Spagnuolo won a county legislative seat by 8 percentage points in a district Donald Trump had carried by 13 points. In Connecticut, Democrat Phil Young won a state legislative seat that Hillary Clinton narrowly carried but that had been held by a Republican for the last 44 years. They make the 38th and 39th districts since Donald Trump’s election that have gone from Republican to Democrat.

So: How confident should Democrats be about all this? I’d say pretty confident, for a bunch of reasons. But let’s stick to five:

1. The generic polling has the Democrats pretty comfortably ahead. It’s been bouncing around—while Democrats have always has the lead, it narrowed in January and February but seems to be opening back up a little now. A CNN poll released Monday had it at 54-38. I should say, though, that the fivethirtyeight average as of Wednesday morning is lower, at 47-39.

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All the Best Street Style Looks (So Far!) From Milan Fashion Week

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If every fashion month city has its own street style vibe, Milan’s looks can only be described Italian chic. No matter the provenance of the street style star, the outfit always has some special Italiano edge. Think: polished but slightly weird; a little off in the best way. Case in point: street style looks from this week in Milan that include hilarious, intentionally misspelled Gucci letterman jackets, frayed-on-purpose knitwear, and suiting that plays with proportions in all the best ways.

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Surprise! Amy Schumer and her boyfriend Chris Fischer are married!

The two tied the knot in a private ceremony in Malibu on Tuesday, a source has confirmed to PEOPLE.

Schumer and Fischer exchanged vows in front of about 80 people, including, Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Lawrence, Larry David and David Spade.

The announcement comes just days after the Trainwreck star and chef made their relationship social media official with a kissing photo on Instagram Sunday.

“Happy Birthday @theellenshow thank you for having us!” the 36-year-old actress wrote alongside a romantic black-and-white picture of the pair sharing a smooch, which was presumably taken during taken during Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded birthday bash on Saturday.

Relationship rumors began swirling around Schumer and the chef and cookbook author after they were photographed together in November of last year, chatting over a dinner in New York City. Schumer’s rep declined to comment on whether their relationship was romantic at the time.

The pair were most recently spotted together in New York in January, as they arrived at NBC Studios to watch Saturday Night Live, which marked only the second time they had been seen in public together.

Fischer lives on Beetlebung Farm in Martha’s Vineyard, where he grew up and wrote the James Beard Award-winning Beetlebung Farm Cookbook. His restaurant Beach Plum was touted by Esquire magazine in 2013 as a favourite of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Schumer previously split from Ben Hanisch in May of last year. The two were together for over a year and met on a dating app around November 2015.

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Netflix’s ‘The Innocents’ already looks addictive

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The announcement for Netflix’s upcoming The Innocents declares “What you see is not what you see,” followed by the thrilling “Love changes everything.” We know right away that this is a twisted – possibly tragic – love story shrouded in mystery, and we’re ready for it. 

The Innocents is the story of June (Sorcha Groundshell) and Harry (Percelle Ascott), two teenagers who run away from home with nothing but each other and a lot of emotional baggage. According to a release from Netflix, “Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.” So yeah, they may also have superpowers. BRING IT. Read more…

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Here’s What Philadelphia Looks Like After the Eagles’ Super Bowl Victory

Philadelphia Eagles fans went wild after their team made history Sunday night with its first-ever Super Bowl victory.

Eagles fans celebrated the historic win by pouring into the streets to cheer, cry, set off fireworks, scale street poles and break hotel awnings. By Monday morning, plants and street signs were uprooted and cars were flipped over as fans celebrated a win they had waited decades for.

Some observers criticized the fans’ reactions as needlessly destructive. Despite the property damage, though, Philadelphia is still standing.

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Here’s What a Luxury Ski Resort Owned by North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Looks Like

North Korea’s abrupt cancellation of a joint cultural event this week leaves only one venue in the country that will host events for next month’s Winter Olympics: Kim Jong Un’s luxury ski resort.

South Korean skiers will begin training Wednesday at North Korea’s Masikryong resort as part of an agreement to spur reconciliation ahead of the Games starting Feb. 9 in South Korea. North Korea on Monday scrapped a joint cultural performance at Mount Kumgang, a resort built while Kim’s father was in power, in a move that revealed underlying tensions between the nations.

“Seeing South Koreans practice at a place he built is a propaganda coup for Kim,” said Lee Su-seok, a North Korea analyst at South Korea’s Institute for National Security Strategy. “Masikryong represents his era, and he is relying on the ski resort rather than the 20-year-old mountain resort to emerge from his father’s shadow.”

North Korea is seeking to capitalize on South Korea’s desire for a peaceful Winter Games as international sanctions over its nuclear arms program further squeeze its finances. Trade with China — North Korea’s main financial backer — shrank by more than half last month, the latest evidence of what Kim earlier this month called the “unprecedented impediments” his country has faced.

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows North Korean staff members riding a chair lift at the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows members of a ‘ski camp’ at the Masikryong ski resort

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While South Korea currently bans tourists from traveling north, the thaw over the Olympics brings the countries closer to dialogue on restoring lucrative cross-border tours that once brought Kim’s regime millions of dollars a year. The free advertising for his ski resort may also attract more visitors from China, which sends more tourists to North Korea than any other country.

Until a travel ban last year, the number of U.S. visitors was believed to hover at about 1,000 a year. Those with special permission to travel are now advised to draft a will and discuss funeral arrangements.

Kim, a skiing fan who was educated in Switzerland, ordered soldiers to build the Masikryong resort shortly after he took power in 2011. North Korea says it built the resort in just one year, boasting that it would have taken other nations a decade.

North Korea used a loophole on luxury goods in the United Nations Security Council resolution to bring in European-made snowmobiles and other equipment to Masikryong. While the European Union considers ski equipment to be luxury goods, China told a UN panel of experts that skiing was a “popular sport for people.”

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows a general view of the lobby of the Masikryong ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows a room at the Masikryong ski resort

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Fresh UN sanctions passed last year will make it harder for Kim to maintain the resort, according to Christopher Green, senior adviser on the Korean peninsula at the International Crisis Group in Amsterdam. While China might justify snow plows as necessary for public safety, restrictions on industrial machinery would block sales of a ski lift, Green said.

Masikryong, which means a mountain pass where horses rest, has 10 ski runs, with the longest one stretching as far as 5,100 meters (16,700 feet). A giant electronic screen displays propaganda videos at the bottom of the hills, according to 2015 footage by Singaporean video journalist Aram Pan.

The nearby 11-story hotel, painted in orange, has 120 rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a karaoke bar, a gym and a children’s room with books like “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” the footage showed. A shop sells North Korean handbags, and foreigners can use an internet room. TVs in the guest rooms show channels from the U.K., China, Japan, Germany and Russia, Pan said, adding that locals can’t watch them.

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 20, 2017 shows North Korean staff members in a restaurant at the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows North Korean skiers at a cloak room of the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort,

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The flight to the nearby Kalma Airport from Beijing takes less than two hours. Visitors have so far included Chinese diplomats, Dennis Rodman, a former NBA star who has befriended Kim over several trips to North Korea, and Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-lawmaker Antonio Inoki.

The resort has also seen controversy. Human-rights activists were outraged last year when a team of NBC journalists showed women and children using axes and sticks to clear snow from the bus route into the resort.

Jin Chun-kyu, a South Korean who visited Masikryong in November under a U.S. Green Card, said the resort takes dollars, yuan, yen and euro, as well as North Korean won. He said it costs about $ 100 a day to ski at the resort, which restricts the daily number of visitors to 2,000.

“It’s quite spacious,” said Jin, who visited before the season opened. “You don’t have to wait long to ride a lift.”

The resort has “no problem” as a venue for joint training and practice games, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said by email on Jan. 26 after its inspection team visited the resort. Its slopes and snow are in “fine” condition, while Kalma is well managed, it said.

“Pyeongchang’s Olympic appeal is rubbing off on Masikryong,” said Lee Choong-ki, a professor of tourism at Seoul’s Kyung Hee University. “North Korea is getting more global publicity than it could ever have by spending tons of its own money.”

 

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows North Korean skiers at a ski clothing rental desk at the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesIn this photo taken on February 20, 2017, Kim Chol-Nam, 30, poses for a portrait at the ski hire desk where he works at Masikryong

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows a giant screen on a slope of the Masikryong ski resort

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These Are Olivia Culpo’s Best Looks of All Time

If you love a glamorous, feminine aesthetic, Olivia Culpo’s style is probably right up your alley. The 25-year-old actress, model, and former Miss USA boasts nearly two million Instagram followers, many of whom likely check her feed on a regular basis in search of outfit ideas and trends she’s endorsing. And luckily, the fashion girl does not disappoint—she posts her latest looks and purchases on a regular basis.

Among other things, the beauty of Olivia Culpo’s style is that she’s a pro at looking just as polished and pulled-together in leggings and sneakers as she does in a gown and heels. The L.A.-based It girl has also mastered the skill of tailoring her wardrobe to suit whatever city she happens to be in on any given day. Now that’s goals.

Read on to see Olivia Culpo’s best looks of all time, all in one place. (You’ll probably come away with a few new outfit ideas.)

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Maisie Williams fears that her looks will stop her from getting work in Hollywood

‘It’s a very shallow industry’

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Fans are already counting down the days until Game of Thrones returns to our screen for its final season, but with the release date confirmed for 2019, it looks like we’ve got some time to kill.

Luckily for us, the cast are all working on separate projects so in the meantime there’s lots to look forward to – Emilia Clarke is set to star in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lena Headey is starring in Immigration drama The Flood and Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are busy planning their real-life wedding.

One of the stars that is particularly busy is 20-year-old Maisie Williams, who as well as taking on the role of bridesmaid for GoT sister and real life bezzie, Sophie Turner, is also busy on the work-front, set to star in Early Man and Departures this year, with other films already lined up for 2019.

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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Credit: Rex

It makes sense – as one of the stars of Game of Thrones, you’re surely set up for life, right?

Not according to Maisie Williams.

Opening up about the ‘shallow industry’ that is Hollywood in a recent interview with The Irish Times, the 20-year-old actress explained her fears that her looks might actually hold her back.

‘It’s only now I’m starting to realise the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren’t available to me,’ Maisie explained.

‘It’s a very shallow industry. And I don’t look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualised. Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely in awe of Hollywood’s leading ladies. I love looking at those totally jaw-droppingly beautiful women. But I think it’s sad that you only get to see one type of beautiful on screen.’

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The Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Looks From Couture Fashion Week

The world of haute couture will likely always remain foreign to most. Those who buy the made-to-measure pieces are surely members of the 1%, and even fewer witnesses appear in the audience of the Paris runway shows. But that air of mystery is part of what makes these stunning creations so special. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re literal walking works of art.

So to celebrate the most inventive and absolutely gasp-inducing designs—handmade to perfection inside an atelier over who knows how many hours—we’ve compiled our favorites from spring 2018 ahead. Click on for the most stunning—and most exclusive—looks debuting at the couture shows in Paris this week.

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This Is What the Future of Fashion Tech Looks Like

Whether it’s the latest smartwatch, “smart” wearables, or new portable charging concepts, it feels like we’re constantly inundated with the latest products claiming to revolutionize the way we connect with technology. In the fashion world, we’re generally increasing our tech savvy while on the tech side of the industry, innovations are ever more developed with fashion and style in mind. If you’re already on the forefront of the tech sphere, you might have an idea of what will come next. To find out exactly what the future of fashion tech holds, we went straight to the source of the newest product releases.

CES is a conference produced by the Consumer Technology Association and is at the forefront of innovation in the consumer products space. The conference “has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years,” reads the CES website, “the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.” So, naturally, this was where we looked for the most exciting developments in fashion tech.

What we saw was a major trend in activewear designed with the technology to monitor data like heart-rate levels during a workout. Whether thanks to an external accessory like Spire or built-in garment features à la Xenoma, workouts will never be the same after these products are introduced to the market. Alongside innovations in activewear, we saw name brands like Kate Spade New York and Fossil introducing smartwatches to their collections, making these wearables chicer than ever, and even a line of purses that come with built-in phone chargers so you never have to worry about carrying a heavy portable with you again. Curious to know what else is in store in the near future? We’re breaking down every cool fashion product we saw at the conference below.

Xenoma’s E-Skin activewear tops come with 14-strain sensor strategically built into the shirt to monitor movement like bending, stretching, and twisting joints, meaning the data it collects is a major step forward from fitness-tracking bracelets. Plus, it’s designed to be machine washable for everyday use. Simply put: Workouts will never be the same.
Easily attached to the sleeves, waistbands, or collars of your garments, this wearable accessory syncs with your mind and body by measuring your breath all day and alerting you to sudden changes.
Sleek design and Italian craftsmanship come together in Smartline Jewelry’s Electio hybrid bracelet. The buttons and LED lights subtly blend into the band while the battery and Bluetooth antenna are tailored to integrate into the design, tracking your health and activity in the chicest way possible. This product hasn’t hit the market just yet, but we’re waiting patiently until the moment we can get one of these stylish bracelets on our wrists.
The Fossil-designed shell features a touchscreen powered by Android Wear 2.0, which keeps track of every facet of daily activity from steps to calories and connects with Android and iPhone devices. In gold and rose gold, the chain-link design has a classic feel.
With a crystal dial and star-studded mother-of-pearl face, Kate Spade New York’s hybrid watch is Bluetooth enabled to track activity and sleep, connecting to your iPhone or Android device.
In a structured design with classic hardware, Mighty Purse’s top-handle bag is a perfect choice for women on the go, featuring a concealed slimline battery to charge your micro-USB smartphone or iPhone. Plus, you can also shop the rest of the portable charging bags, clutches, and pouches in the collection.
While these sneakers’ LED soles catch your eye, their built-in motion sensor works to detect movement. It gathers and analyzes your health data in real time. By connecting to your smartphone and computer, Orphe may turn into a musical instrument and controller as well. Now here’s a sneaker that does it all. Opening Image: Style du Monde

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Study Reveals What Success Looks Like in 2018

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Back in the day, the definition of success meant something different. In the 1950s, graduating from high school and getting a decent job, getting married and raising a family was most of America’s definition of success.

Things has drastically changes since then, and thanks to a LinkedIn study, we have an idea of what success looks like in 2018.

Researchers on behalf of the job networking website, surveyed professionals about how they think about success, how they feel about it, how they define it and even how they talk about it.

In other words, the researchers sought to answer this question: “Why do you get up and go to work every day?”

Here’s what they found.

1. Say bye bye to the flashy title and hello to skills.

According to a press release sent to EBONY on the study, today’s professional isn’t just in it for the title. 89 percent feel that skills are more important than someone’s job title. “Learning a new skill” is the number one goal of professionals for 2018, according to the study.

2. Flexibility over everything.

It used to be a point in time where we fought hard for the corner office. Well today’s professionals (96%) could care less about having a corner office. In fact, more than one-third (34%) reportedly are willing to take a pay-cut of 10% in exchange for being able to design their own schedule.

3. The age of the side hustle.

According to researchers, two out of five professionals do not list being passionate about what you do professionally as a measure of success. 69 percent reported being in it to simply pay the bills. Living problem-free is a top priority, with 74% of respondents working to not worry about money. 36 percent of respondent reported finding success in pursuing a side hustle or passion project.

4. Options, options, options.

65 percent of Americans say they fear they will miss the opportunity for success if they don’t keep their options open.

Read more on the study’s results, here.

 

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Uh-oh, baby! This is what $94 of unintentionally ordered pizzas looks like

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A party size white tomato broccoli pizza (with sausage and steak added for good measure) was just the beginning of one baby’s recent order.

Thanks to the Slice app, Redditor Austin624 got quite the surprise when he checked his email. Along with his expected messages there was a confirmation for a $ 94 pizza order placed an hour earlier.

Justin called in to try and cancel, but was told the pizzas had already been made.

Curious to know what this shock-faced little one ordered? The button-mashing result was: one small Cuban chicken, one medium Cuban chicken with extra chicken and steak on half, one party size white tomato broccoli pizza with sausage and steak, and one small white tomato and broccoli pizza and one small artichoke pizza.

Justin kept the party size pizza and took the rest in to his work.

Though some commented to say they had doubts a baby could accomplish such an order, other parents were quick to share their own stories of tiny tots taking to modern technology.

“I lived with 2 year old little one for a bit and downloaded a few toddler-friendly apps for her to play with on my iPad,” FoldedDice shared, “She wanted nothing to do with them because she apparently wanted to emulate my behavior with it as closely as possible by using my grown-up apps.

“The kicker was that it only took a few days for her to pick up the multitouch ‘close app’ gesture from watching me do it. I would close my app and open one for her, then she would just do the same thing in reverse and just open other apps at random until she found the same one I’d originally been using.”

Keep an eye on your kidlet the next time they’re supposed to be only FaceTiming with Grandma!

What’t the most trouble your little one has gotten into on a phone?

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The Best American Music Awards Red Carpet Looks, Hands Down

From the Golden Globes to the Grammys, this year’s award shows featured tons of amazing red-carpet looks. And last but not least, the American Music Awards are capping off 2017 in style. Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting the show, while Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera are among the many performers. We’re also looking forward to the stylish presenters—including Viola Davis, Lea Michele, and Ciara.

Gomez took to Instagram last week to share her excitement for the event. “My first performance in over a year… the AMAs have been a place where I’ve shared some of my most intimate moments,” she captioned her photo.

Read on for the best red-carpet looks from the 2017 American Music Awards.

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Going-Out Looks to Save for the Weekend

To keep your wardrobe rotation fresh.

A flirty, fur-trimmed top is made for Saturday nights out. On Olivia Lopez: Staud top; Reformation Mid Crop Flare Jean ($ 128)

Luxe rose-gold satin looks so fresh with an all-white outfit. On Nadia Aboulhosn: By Nadia Aboulhosn Ayla Duster ($ 70); ASOS Curve Ridley High Waist Skinny Jeans ($ 40); Violeta by Mango Essential Cotton T-Shirt ($ 20)

Who says your going-out outfit has to consist of a body-con dress and heels? Go for cool utility pants and combat boots on the weekend and never complain about your feet hurting again. On Patricia Manfield: A.L.C. Stone Fur Coat ($ 2195); I Am Gia Electra Pant ($ 115); AllSaints Cony Boot ($ 348)

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Dress up your favorite pair of black jeans with a statement top and heels. On Rocky Barnes: House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Azalea Top ($ 138); Alice McCall There You Go Flares ($ 260); Raye x Revolve Monroe Mules ($ 158)

A little bit of mesh goes a long way. Mix the sheer piece in with feminine lace and embroidery. On Alyssa Lynch: Zara Embroidered Denim Jacket ($ 90); Only Hearts Turtleneck Top ($ 56); Aritzia Claribel Skirt ($ 98); Anine Bing Katya Bag ($ 500); Schutz Anaflor Block Heel Boots ($ 290). You can wear these six pieces from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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What coming out looks like when you’re Mormon, bisexual, and married to a man

What coming out looks like when you’re Mormon, bisexual, and married to a man


What coming out looks like when you’re Mormon, bisexual, and married to a man

Let’s start with an introduction.

I’m Daryl. I’m a woman in my mid-twenties. I was raised Mormon but don’t actively practice, and I’m still figuring out what religion means to me. I’m married to a man.

And I’m bisexual — something I didn’t admit to myself or anyone else until years into my marriage.

I was eighteen and he was twenty-three when we said our vows to each other. We were naive, religious, the very picture of head over heels. Eager virgins who grew up learning that marriage was the ultimate (and only) path to take for worthy, God-fearing young people.

Everything I really know about love — how deep it is, how beautiful it can be, how sometimes it isn’t enough — I learned alongside him as we grew into ourselves and out of the fervent rush of young, new romance. Love looks different seven years later, less shiny than before; a favorite sweater tumbled through the dryer a few too many times, soft and comfortable and still gladly worn despite its ragged edges.

We’re not perfect; there have been times we’ve disliked one another and times we’ve thought we wouldn’t make it, but we’ve arrived on the other side of those valleys stronger for making the climb.

The fact that I’m bisexual rarely comes up in conversation, primarily because I’m in a committed relationship and no longer in the dating pool.

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I was almost 22 when the words first left my mouth, sitting in a parked car with a friend who opened up to me about the pain of being closeted in a conservative religious landscape. I wanted her to know that she wasn’t alone: I, too, had a part of my identity that I couldn’t express for fear of being ostracized or rejected.

“But Daryl, you’re marriedYour experience isn’t like mine.”

She had a point.

I have the extreme privilege of not only passing for straight, but also being in a heterosexual relationship. I don’t face daily discrimination, the threat of violence, or the risk of my family rejecting me. If I didn’t talk about it, no one would even know.

But I don’t want to stop talking about it. Here’s why.

I was a girl who grew up falling in love with other girls from afar, terrified about what that meant.

I loathed the part of myself that felt butterflies when they smiled, or laughed, or touched my arm. When you’re told over and over that the very emotions you’re gripped with (as an angsty adolescent, no less) are abominable, it becomes easy to hate yourself.

Every time I met a boy I liked, I’d feel an overwhelming sense of relief at the prospect of a crush I could actually talk about. I’d then go on to pursue said crush with all the awkward intensity of a middle schooler in an identity crisis.

How much less painful would adolescence have been had someone explained sexual orientation from a place of love and acceptance, rather than division and shame?

If I’d know that my feelings were normal, how would that have shaped my self-esteem? Teendom is hard enough without being stressed that uncontrollable emotions will earn you a spot in hell.

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These are topics that get messy, quickly: Sexuality, religion, parentingI can’t pretend to be any kind of expert on any of them. No essay I write will change someone’s religious beliefs or moral convictions, but maybe my words can serve as a small reminder that our youths — our LGBT youths in particular — need love and support above all else.

My relationship, sexuality, and upbringing are three facets of my identity; three parts of who I am that don’t need to be at war with one another.

Being honest and unembarrassed about how each shapes my life has banished the shame from the conversation.



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