Author archives: directorofcouture

Not Your Grandmother's Gingham

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While gingham may feel like an antiquated pattern of yesteryear, it's actually one of the most fashion-forward motifs this summer. To avoid looking dowdy or, even worse, like a picnic table in this old school pattern,stick to carefully cut, stylish silhouettes that give it a 2017 upgrade. Here are our favorites: DRESSES A gingham dress with a sassy de[...]

The Lust List: Tinted Lens Sunglasses

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It's true what they say: see the world through rose-colored glasses, and our gal, Lori Harvey, did just that during a recent Italian Riviera vaca. Tinted lenses are stylish and sassy, adding a hint of hue to your outfit -- and your perspective. Lori's wearing the Dior So Real Pop sunnies, but you, too, can get in on this colorful trend at a variety of pr[...]

The Best Products to Prevent (and Repair!) Summer Skin Damage

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While summer might be the most fun season of the year, it can unfortunately do a number on your skin. From lazy afternoons at the beach to outdoor sports, so much of your time is out in the sun, and, as a result, there are opportunities for damage and irritation at every turn. Luckily, there are a slew of superhero products you can turn to that will e[...]

Cream Of The Crop: Best Crop Tops For Summer

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The summer season is filled with signature necessities, from itsy-bitsy bikinis to crisp white jeans and oversized sunglasses. In recent years, crop tops have earned a standing place in the lineup. While many shy away from this midriff-baring style, it's actually much more wearable than you would think. Yes, even if you plan to eat a meal! Here are our favor[...]

Global Beauty Secrets With Nyakio Grieco

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Beauty secrets come from everywhere, as Nyakio Grieco, founder of the newly launched skincare brand, Nyakio, can attest to. She has taken advantage of her Kenyan heritage and created a line of products that literally bottles up her family's healthy skin secrets. The 16-piece range is chock-full of indigenous ingredients ethically sourced from 13 countrie[...]

10 Beauty Hacks That Will Change Your Life

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In a busy summer full of parties, barbecues, and Instagrammable trips to the beach, we want to look our best…but we also don’t want to spend a ton of time (or money!) trying to get there. That’s why we’re obsessed with beauty hacks: handy, “I can’t believe I didn’t know about these” tips and tricks that can quickly help you pull double duty with items[...]

The Lust List: Beach Cover-Ups

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Fourth of July came and went, but there's still a lot of summer left. That means more beach days, BBQs, and poolside jaunts are in our future. Don't let your bikini vibe border on basic with your everyday shirt and shorts combo; step up your summer style game with a sexy cover-up. From crochet to lace, embroidered to embellished, here are the cover-ups we're[...]

Celebrity Hairstylist Chuck Amos On This Year's Hottest Hair Trends

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There's no faster way to feel an epic sense of transformation than with a refreshing new hair style, yet many of us fear that very first snip or dye. If you've been putting off the new 'do because you're not entirely sure what's on-trend this summer, you're in luck because celebrity hairstylist Chuck Amos just dropped in to give us his expert opinion on [...]

The Lust List: White Shoes

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White footwear is coming in hot this summer. We're not talking about your average flip-flop; this season is all about the not-so-basic bright white sandal, bootie, wedge, and heel. Bonus points for choosing one with embellishments like studs, cutouts, and strappy lace-ups. Add some sass to your ensemble with this celeb-approved summer shoe trend. Shop Our[...]