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Goody Bags: Fall’s Styles Come in Every Flavor

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Photos by Elizabeth Podlesnik

When the fall collections start to drop, we feel like a kid in a sugar shack. A kid who has no intention of stopping until our bellies ache and our pockets are full. Some of the sweetest treats each season are the new handbags. The textures, colors and styles are always so delicious. And this season is no exception. From cotton-candy-colored totes to licorice satchels and caramel suede minibags, there’s a purse for every palate.

We’ve rounded up an assorted pack of the best arm candy for fall. Here’s a look at our yummy stash.

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Behind the Brand: Rebecca Taylor on What Makes Fashion Feel Special

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Rebecca Taylor’s feminine-chic aesthetic is an ode to her upbringing and her mother, who made a lot of the designer’s clothes growing up. We spoke with Rebecca about growing up in New Zealand, the beginning of her brand in her Brooklyn apartment and the modern versatility that makes her line endlessly appealing—plus her advice on how to be a sexy, confident woman, much like herself.

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Boxing workout drills in Zella gear for women.

Zella in Your Corner: 3 Basic Boxing Drills to Know Before You Get in the Ring

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This October, Zella observes 10 years in the activewear industry. To get into the celebratory swing of things, the Nordstrom-exclusive brand is honoring the occasion with a special capsule collection dedicated to a burgeoning sport with some serious fighting spirit: women’s boxing.

While female competitors have been throwing punches since at least the 18th century, boxing has been largely considered a macho, male-dominated sport for most of its history. Even today, physical aggression is seen as a man’s specialty, despite female fighting phenoms like Claressa Shields and Cecilia Braekhus making regular ESPN headlines. But the world of women’s boxing is only ramping up—and we’re hoping this new collection inspires a few more million-dollar babies out there.

For one, it delivers a full-body workout that tones almost every muscle and incinerates up to 900 calories an hour. (That’s twice as many calories as your average foray on the elliptical machine.) Boxing’s inherently short bursts of extreme cardio are proven to burn more fat than a steady-going cardio session and continue to burn calories post-workout. It’s also incredibly empowering and fun. When you’re punching bags and lifting weights in fast and furious drills, your endorphins are cranked to 11. You’re building strength, honing hand-eye coordination and learning practical self-defense skills. You’re firing on all cylinders, pummeling the day’s stresses away.

Not into human combat? No problem! In fact, most boxing students never step into the ring. Some don’t even spar (when two people practice fighting against each other). It’s a choose-your-own-intensity sport where you control the level of involvement. What matters is you’re getting your heart rate up, working muscles head to toe and managing stress in a healthy way.

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What to Wear On The Weekend According to GQ: Fall Edition post image

What to Wear On The Weekend According to GQ: Fall Edition

Men's Fashion

Fall is a time for active leisure, and in many a neck of the woods it’s the best season to get outdoors during your off-hours. (Goodbye, 100-degree days and biting bugs.) But don’t just throw on a layer and call it good: Look sharp as you head out into that crisp autumn air. Whether you’re using weekends to hit the trail or opting to stick to the familiar urban/suburban paths, below are some key pieces you’ll want to have – chosen and written about by GQ stylist Brett Fahlgren.

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I Love the ’90s | Fashion Week Beauty Trends

Beauty Fashion Week Makeup

Photos by Indigital Images

To the tune of George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90,” Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen closed the Versace show in Milan, statuesque in sparkling gold dresses. The return of the 1990s supermodels spread like wildfire through Instagram.

On the 20th anniversary of her brother’s death, Donatella, standing arm in arm with her muses, paid tribute to the groundbreaking work of the late Gianni Versace. Featuring prints and designs he created, the show was alive with the spirit of Gianni’s most influential decade and reaffirmed the trend we’ve seen throughout the season: the ’90s are back in a major way.

From brown lipliner to sleek blowouts, see how the decade’s glamazon beauty permeated Fashion Month. Plus, shop these products to create your own original super look.

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Our Favorite Style Stars from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018

Fashion Week Street Style Style

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

Our street-style photographer Crystal Nicodemus on the ladies whose looks commanded her lens. 

Paris Fashion Week was a maelstrom of standout fashion and chaotic venues, with the city as a stunning backdrop to classic styles. Trench coats and menswear-inspired suiting were among the top themes. Texture continued to command, with lots of corduroy, shearling, velvet and silks. Patterns tended to be more masculine than we’ve seen of late: more plaid than floral, more stripes than animal. The palette was also a bit more subdued than we saw in New York; tans and browns abounded, with pops of red and yellow to keep things bold.

It’s been an absolute pleasure sharing this journey with you all.  I hope you’ve enjoyed peeking in on the wildest month of the fashion calendar. Merci, mes amis!

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Scene Snaps: Paris Fashion Week, Part Three

Fashion Week Street Style Style

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

We’re saying au revoir to a month of fashion with a final look at our favorite Chanel-clad street stylers. Ahead, take in the mixed prints and floor-grazing trenches that ruled Fashion Week’s final destination in Paris. Until next season!

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Get the Look: Paris Fashion Week Street Style, Part Two

Fashion Week Street Style Style

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

On the final day of Paris Fashion Week, Chanel brought down the (green)house with nature-themed escapism starring a waterfall and Kaia Gerber. The show displayed awe-inspiring, colorful, feminine silhouettes that have us already clamoring for spring. Not so fast, though.

For now, we’re clearly counting on the cold weather, while taking pages from these street-style aficionados’ fall outfits. Ahead, four final (totally weather-appropriate) looks from Paris’s streets that you can shop now.

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Shop the Shoes: Fashion Week Spring 2018

Fashion Week Street Style Style

From New York to London and Milan to Paris, the streets clicked-clacked with the sounds of stilettos as show goers pounded the pavement in their Fashion Week best. Their enviable footwear styles were lavish, bold and iconic. Here, we’ve collected the looks that inspire us to put our best foot forward—it’s a thing we do.

Click on a pair to shop these fashion-forward soles, or similar styles, right now.

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Everlane denim for men and women at Pop-In@Nordstrom

Everlane’s Case for Clean Jeans (Now Available at Pop-In@Nordstrom)

POP-IN@Nordstrom Style

Denim is a dirty business. Astonishingly, it takes an average of 2,600 gallons of water to make one pair of jeans (that’s three times more than you’ll probably use in a month of showers). Add to that the toxic chemicals that leach out of most denim manufacturing systems into local waterways and factory-workers’ lungs and we’ve got an untenable pollution problem.

While beautiful basics are the building blocks of Everlane, the brand couldn’t rationalize manufacturing America’s most hardworking basic the old-fashioned way. So they waited to get it right. They searched the world for a denim factory that felt the same—and finally found it at Saitex in Vietnam. The LEED-certified facility recycles 98% of its water back into production, uses sustainable energy sources and repurposes its byproducts into concrete for homes in the nearby area.  Everlane CEO and founder Michael Preysman feels confident it’s the closest thing on the market to zero-impact denim.

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