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Shed negativity while exfoliating your skin with this new line of crystal-infused body polishes from L.A.-based apothecary/metaphysical shop House of Intuition. Each of the five polishes—Jade, Amethyst, Citrine, Opalite, and Rose Quartz ($28, houseofintuitionla.com)—has a unique blend of essential oils and crystal energy, with scents ranging from a floral ylang ylang to a smoky sandalwood. “Rose quartz is universally recognized as the healing stone of love, so the Rose Quartz Body Polish can activate and help spread self-love into your shower or bath routine,” says...
Maya Smith, a hairstylist and salon owner with 25 years of experience, has created something that’s both familiar and fresh. With hip-hop-themed product names—Mousse Def texture foam, Fresh Rinse conditioner—and a colorful ’90s aesthetic (that she designed), The Doux natural hair care line inspires the same adoration as products like Let’s Jam and Blue Magic that many black women grew up using. But unlike those products, The Doux (now sold in Target!) is formulated specifically for unrelaxed hair.  “I try to create things that are special...
From our June/July 2018 issue, Stephanie J. shares her "good stuff." This time, the theme is "Bon Voyage"—catch the travel bug this summer with these wise buys. With this striped suitcase, your bag will be easy to spot. 20-INCH GLACIER STRIPE SPINNER LUGGAGE, $330, PENDLETON-USA.COM   Keep it zipped with a canvas case for your tech. CANVAS LAPTOP SLEEVE, $89.95, MOCHITHINGS.COM Lauren Falkowski’s leather designs are perfect for travel and time off. STELLA TRAVEL WALLET CLUTCH, $158, LOLAFALKLEATHERGOODS.ETSY.COMKeep your pennies peachy in this purse. LIFE’S A PEACH COIN PURSE, $10,...
 From our June/July 2018 issue, we're going back to the '90s with casual fashions inspired by the era that birthed BUST. Photographed by Tamara GajicStyled by Heather NewbergerMakeup by Madison Personette // Hair by Will SchaedlerModels: Poppy Gansa and Giannina Oteto @ No agencyStylist’s assistants: Omar Curiel & Joshua RoetherHELMUT LANG MESH SHIRT; TOPSHOP TANK TOP; J BRAND JEANS; FOREVER21 PURSE. FRAME CHEETAH-PRINT SUIT; MIU MIU SHOES.TOME TOP; J CREW SKIRT.VINTAGE X-GIRL DRESS; TOPSHOP SNEAKERS.  ADIDAS TRACK SUIT AND TANK; MM6 MAISON MARGIELA SHOES. TOPSHOP JACKET; HELMUT LANG...
In our June/July magazine's "Booty Call" feature, associate editor Callie Watts shares sizzling summer accoutrements for a bitchin’, boozy picnic: Stay classy with canned sparkling-wine cocktails—French 75, with an elderflower finish, and citrus-y Rosé Lime. Pampelonne French 75 and Rosé Lime, $16.99 each for a pack of 4, enjoypampelonne.comLounge out on this “Let’s Stay Here Forever” blanket. Ban.do We Out Here Beach Sheet in Forever, $40, bando.com Keep ’em cool in this insulated grapefruit-shaped bag. Ban.do Super Chill Cooler Bag in Grapefruit, $32, bando.com Sparkling, zesty...
  In a sea of black coats and neutral Everlane basics, Gemma Sherlock, AKA The Scarlet Bob, shines brightly among a crowd of New York City subway commuters—literally. The native Irish transplant is brightly dressed in shiny sequins pants, red velvet platform boots, and a pink and blue faux fur shrug, all punctuated with her signature scarlet bob. It is fabulous. Arriving from Ireland in 2015 and landing in the heart of Bushwick, where artists and creativity thrives, the plucky Miss Sherlock came to the Big Apple...
We have new Instagram style inspirations for your feed, and the subjects put the extra in extraordinary. These over-60 fashionistas have active Instagram style accounts, where they flaunt their confidence and flair to a mass following, ranging from younger women to their peers, The New York Times reports. With witty handles such as @silver_isthenewblonde and @mywrinklesaremystripes, these older women are shaking up our ideas of who fashion is meant for. They represent something that is rarely seen in the media: older women who express their beauty...
Self-care is key to our wellbeing. And when the patriarchy tells us, “How dare you love yourself?” it’s also an exquisite act of empowerment. Ayurvedic face massage is the perfect way to rebel and recharge. (Practiced in India for thousands of years, Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that prioritizes the mind-body connection and a holistic approach to health.) You can pay a professional (like me!) to get one, but it’s also something you can do yourself. Follow these steps for a gentle, soothing...
I don’t know about you, but during Pride Month, my Facebook feed is always filled with stories of romantic proposals and pictures of engagement rings from my queer friends and family, and even pictures from their weddings. And if you think about it, Pride and weddings go together perfectly. What better way to be out and proud than to marry your partner in front of all of your friends and family? Especially during a month that many of us spend celebrating how far we’ve come (marriage...
During the mid-nineteenth century, Empress Eugénie of France was the undisputed arbiter of Victorian fashion. When she appeared at a Paris theatre in 1853 with her fair hair dusted in glittering silver powder, the fashionable world sat up and took notice. Ladies—from the upper echelons of the haut ton to the minor ranks of country gentry—were quick to imitate her and it was not long before perfumers, like Eugène Rimmel of London, began advertising glittering hair powder for the masses “as worn by the Empress...