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Turns out when you mix tea and sugar, you can get more than a sweet drink. 10 years ago, fashion designer Suzanne Lee and biologist David Hepworth combined the same yeast and bacteria microbes found in kombucha juice with tea and sucrose, and the result was the creation of a fabric akin to leather. So what did this mean for the fashion world? Well, by introducing microbiology into consumer production, researchers can find sustainable ways to manufacture the materials used in clothing. Read More
New York Fashion Week has been a flurry of fringe and furs, and we couldn't be more excited. One designer in particular has caught our attention: Carrie Hammer has, for the second year in a row, replaced runway models with “role models," embracing and empowering women everywhere. Twenty-one CEOs, entrepreneurs, writers, and actresses walked Hammer’s line; among these was American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway. Read More
Good news! We found today's best way to fight the winter blues: First things first, check out these gorgeous images promoting Mad Men's upcoming season, featuring impeccable clothing straight out of the Age of Aquarius. Second, put together your own 70s-inspired outfit with some of our own recommendations. We guarantee the bright colors, flower prints, and flowing lace materials will get your spirits up. Aguna Lace Kaftan - $168 Happiest Gal On Earth Top - $39.99 Extraordinary Destinations Earrings and Necklace Set - $24.99 Hilltop Jubilee Jeans - $99. Read More
We’re down to the negatives here in the Northeast, barely hoping to break freezing this week. It’s a level of cold that can’t be ignored, especially when it comes to outfit selection. So how do we go out into the world when we can barely get out of our beds? Lots and lots of layers. To make your winter days bearable, we rounded up eight of the warmest and cutest pairs of long underwear we know of. We fully recommend wearing these under plenty of other comfy clothing, whether you’re venturing outside, or just cuddling up in your apartment. Read More
Ombré nails look so much more complicated than they actually are. We consulted with badass nail lady Fleury Rose about the best way to do it, and she gave us the the pro approach to getting the glam gradient nails of your dream. Follow these nine steps to get the look. You’ll need... Nail polish remover Base coat Two nail polishes (one lighter than the other) Wedge-shaped makeup sponges Clear nail polish Cotton swabs Top coat 1). Wipe your nails with nail polish remover to get them extra clean. 2). Apply the base coat. Read More
"Girls (should) have access to clothes that tell them that they can be and do anything."—this is the idea behind Princess Awesome, a clothing line that is destroying gender stereotypes by letting "girls decide what it means to be girly."  What started out as a simple Kickstarter campaign is now raising the bar for children's clothing everywhere.  Founders Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair told Buzzfeed, "We're not sure who decided that girls (had) to choose between spaceships and ribbons, sparkles and science. Read More
When you are darker than tan, it becomes a little difficult to find makeup that's properly pigmented enough for we women of color: Since most of the color palettes are marketed to women with lighter complexions, it frankly to see how it might look on our skin. And there's nothing more frustrating than picking up a red lipstick only to find it's more orange or pink on your skin. Especially when it is expensive.  We've pulled together 10 super pigmented lipsticks that  complement darker skinned ladies looking to treat themselves on the high-end market. Not even for V-Day. Read More
The Grammys red carpet is always a welcome departure from the play-it-safe motto of almost every other show during awards season. How many women would actually prefer wearing a sleek black floor-length gown? Yawn. With all the focus on the performances, the Grammys invite so much more risk-taking. There were so many phenomenal outfits last night, but one trend we were particularly psyched about? The almost unheard of number of ladies dressed in pants. The Haim sisters in power suits. Jane Fonda in an emerald jumper. Jenny Lewis in her killer Lisa Frank-esque get-up. Read More
Punxsutawney Phil, the asshole he is, told us this week that we're going to be enduring six more weeks of winter. Great, you think, as you empty the slush that somehow made its way inside your boots. If only we could all just crawl back into the ground and sleep for a month and a half. Groundhog jerk. So yes, you're stuck in your winter wardrobe for what looks like the foreseeable future. Read More
Three young fashionistas got a firsthand look at the despairing world beyond the clothes they buy, blog, and wear each day: The premise of the Norwegian reality show, Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion, follows fashion lovers Anniken Jorgensen, Frida Ottesen, and Ludvig Hambro as they step into the lives of Cambodian sweatshop workers in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh. Once the group of women are on the ground in Cambodia, the vibe goes from chill to chilling. “The truth is, we are rich because they are poor,” Hambro says in one episode. Read More