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When L.A. native Sannae Hopson made the decision to stop coloring and heat-straightening her hair in her mid-20s, it was just the first step in her natural beauty journey. “I decided to start taking better care of myself—my hair, skin, what I eat, what I do,” says the self-proclaimed “nerd” who became obsessed with reading product labels and researching ingredients. “I was making all these changes, but it was like, ‘Wait a minute, I still have dry skin!’” she says. “The more I learned about...

If you were a teen in the ’90s, there’s a good chance Drew Barrymore was your fashion icon. No one embodied the thrift-store-as-your-stylist vibe quite like she did. The actress made satiny slip dresses paired with a choppy, bleached ‘do and daisy hair clips iconic. She was also the decade’s ultimate bad girl—flashing David Letterman, hanging out with Courtney Love, over-plucking her brows with abandon—and the 1992 film Poison Ivy was the genesis of this journey. As Ivy, Drew is a seductive Lolita-type who causes strife...
Women’s lib protesters tossed girdles into the “Freedom Trash Can” at the 1968 Miss America Protest organized by New York Radical Women because they symbolized “a false beauty standard,” not to mention, spokesperson Robin Morgan told reporters, “they’re uncomfortable.” But girdles made of rubberized elastic promised freedom to an earlier generation of flappers, especially when compared to the heavily boned and laced corsets worn by their mothers and grandmothers. A 1921 article in The Corset and Underwear Review reported that these new foundation garments allowed “the...

We all know that history is littered with dresses that wanted nothing more than to kill their wearers (shoutout to fire-loving crinolines and organ-squishing corsets!), but it wasn’t just dress engineering that could led to (a v. fashionable) early grave; the color of your dress could also lead to a veeeery nasty end! I present to you Scheele’s Green, a hue with a mission to kill every Victorian it could. Preach Kermie (via giphy) Arsenic was an everyday item in Victorian England. It was just one of those...
In our Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about personal style.  Akina SatoDesignerLos Angeles, CA Tell us about this outfit. The ’40s sailor hat is from an L.A. vintage store, Please and Thank You. I bought the ’50s sunglasses online. I got the Woodstock-print poncho and pants from a Japanese vintage collector, and the pink mirror Tabi boots are from the Maison Margiela store in Paris. How would you describe your personal style? Vintage mixed with designers, mixed with anything else I like. I go through phases with vintage...
Indie-rock siren Sharon Van Etten models cool-weather looks inspired by her latest album, Remind Me Tomorrow, in this fashion editorial from our January/February 2019 print issue. Read our review of Remind Me Tomorrow here. Collina Strada Dress; Tanya Taylor Jacket; Hue Socks; Robert Clergerie Shoes Tibi tracksuit; Ring: Model's own. Joostricot Top; Cinq A Sept Skirt; Sandro Sneakers; Ring: Model's own Joostricot Top Suzanne Rae Vest and Pants; Darner Socks; Robert Clergerie Socks; Ring: Model's own Dauphinette Coat; Sandro Dress; Suzanne Rae Boots Photographed by Yudi ElaStyled by Doria SantloferMakeup...
From the Regency era to the end of the 1860s, there was no fashion accessory as versatile and ubiquitous as the shawl. Available in all weights of fabrics, including silk, lace, muslin, and cashmere wool, and priced for all budgets, shawls graced the shoulders of women in every strata of society. They were no less well-represented in art and literature of the day. Shawls were referenced in the novels of such literary luminaries as Elizabeth Gaskell and William Makepeace Thackeray. They were also featured in...
If the eyes are windows to the soul, lashes are your soul curtains. Choose them wisely. Model's top lashes: If you love ’em thick and long, the Miss Fury faux mink delivers. Miss Fury, $10, rougeandrogue.com Model's bottom lashes: Balance the look with a shorter, wispier Kink set. Kink, $10, rougeandrogue.com Plus: Up the drama with these massive, inch-plus-long lashes. Showgirl SG-1, $7.80, kryolan.com Super thick with rhinestone accents, these babies will serve lewks in the club. Jewelry Lash in Black with Jewels, $9.50, kryolan.com Give Kim K. vibes with a...
  The 19th century cap was a modest necessity. Worn by "spinsters" and "matrons" both young and old, it neatly covered a lady’s hair while she was at home and abroad. At face value, such a basic article of clothing seems to have changed little throughout the century. However, a closer look at the fashionable caps of women of the 1800s reveals that styles did in fact subtly evolve. Through lace, ribbons, and trimmings, ladies of the age continually reinvented the cap, transforming it from what...
The gray days are here! You know, that time of year when a gray sky means it’s daytime. When the air is so cold and dry, walking outside feels like a slap in the face. As temperatures drop, my sartorial choices are based solely on warmth. Any degree below 50 means I need to be the most comfortable I’ve ever been in my life. All I can think about it outsmarting the weather. From November to March, my style can be described as hibernation dressing. I...
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