Author archives: directorofcouture

Gone in 60 Seconds: Beauty Hacks & Multitaskers That Speed Up Your Morning Routine

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Assuming you're anything like us, after hitting the snooze button for the 11th time, you finally find yourself rolling out of bed. Like for real for real. You’ve got just a few short minutes post-shower to go from pitiful to presentable. This is going to take an act of God…AND a multitasking miracle. There’s no time for the 10-step routine today. Girl, no. W[...]

Spring Closet Clean: What To Toss, What To Add

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Spring is here, so let’s recalibrate your gear. You don’t have to get all cuckoo, but now is the perfect time to let go of those items that feel less than fabulous. Swap out winter blahs for these new sexy shapes, fuzzy slides, and foxy florals. Because if you plant the seeds for a new look, you never know what you’ll cultivate. Here are the trends that h[...]

Dry Shampoo: Hype or Heavenly

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Dry shampoo has been a secret hair hack for years. After the recent launch of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin's Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, a revolutionary dry shampoo that counts Khloe Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen as foam fans, it seems that the water-free shampooing alternative is back in the buzz. We've deemed it heavenly, not hype! Is dry shampoo righ[...]

The Lust List: Corset Belts

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Fashionistas everywhere are lacing up their waists with an on-trend corset belt. This waist-cinching accessory is hardly the corset of yesteryear. This season, you'll want to wear it loud and proud, on top of your clothes, not underneath them. The corset belt comes in a plethora of colors, textiles, and designs, and can be paired with a dress, an oversized t[...]

DIY: 10 Kitchen Ingredients For Every Face

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For every skin ailment there seems to be a plethora of beauty products promising to "cure," "heal," and "reverse" the problem. And while we're all for a fantastic power product, chances are, the price tag on such an antidote can be rather costly. Not to mention that so many of these superstar products are formulated with ingredients that aren't exactly healt[...]

Trending: Military-Inspired Fashion

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Spring fever may have you gravitating towards bright and girly colors to match the sunnier season, but for something a bit unexpected look no further than the military trend. Although army fatigues are nothing new, we’re currently seeing a major resurgence in this fabric and pattern on celebrities and street style stars abound. Perhaps it is the fact that it[...]

The Lust List: Hooded Sweatshirts

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Athleisure influences are going strong this season, from sweatpants to sweatshirts, worn not just to the gym, but on the streets. And, nothing makes us happier than the fashionable resurgence of the comfy, casual hooded sweatshirt. From cropped to oversized, the only prerequisite for this trend is that you don't don a sweatshirt that actually fits. If choosi[...]

Marjorie's Lavish Look For Less: The Wrap Blouse

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Sometimes a strong style sensibility shines brightest when you're able to hit those simple timeless chords that make your true beauty shine. Marjorie wrapped-up a clean black palette in an on-trend striped wrap kimono blouse that reminds us that looking effortlessly beautiful is achievable and easy. We went on a hunt to wrap you up in this same exact lavish [...]

8 Simple Anti-Aging Hacks That Work

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Obsessing over those newest fine lines and under-eye circles? Once you’re on the other side of thirty, aging can start to seem like a downhill battle at times. Short of making an appointment with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon, it’s easy to feel like there’s nothing you can do to combat it. Don’t lose heart—keeping your complexion in tip-top sh[...]

Style School: Mixing Prints

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Loud prints may have you shying away from playing Sir Mix-A-Lot when, in fact, you should be embracing it. While we understand the apprehension - after all, a loud pattern can be intimidating and mixing prints can seem daunting - there's no need to cower in the corner, ladies! A fresh palette of prints and patterns is actually a fashionable way to glam up[...]