Zella Pro Rachael DeVaux Dishes on Her Health and Wellness Goals post image

Zella Pro Rachael DeVaux Dishes on Her Health and Wellness Goals

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Photo courtesy of Rachael DeVaux

Hyping ourselves up for a workout is no easy task, but with the right gym gear and a pep talk from our fitness guru, we find the motivation we need to be active. Enter Rachael DeVaux of Rachael’s Good Eats, the registered dietician and personal trainer with a wealth of health and wellness knowledge. We asked Rachael about her favorite workout, how she keeps disciplined and what she likes to wear for her sweat sessions. Ahead, she teaches us that achieving #fitnessgoals begins with a positive attitude.

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Chromat Causes a Commotion: Body Inclusivity, Diverse Beauty and Fun on the Runway post image

Chromat Causes a Commotion: Body Inclusivity, Diverse Beauty and Fun on the Runway

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Nicki Minaj is playing in the background when Becca McCharen-Tran picks up the phone in her Brooklyn studio. “Can you hear me OK?” she asks. Like the rap queen she’s blasting, the Chromat designer doesn’t usually struggle to get her message across. Both women share outspoken positions on female empowerment as well as a fascination with colorful, form-fitting fashions. For McCharen-Tran, the two combine in her feisty fashion shows, where models storm the runway wearing her body-baring swimwear while showcasing their personalities. Chromat breaks with the usual runway displays, where a homogenous group of models walks carefully comported so as not to distract from the fashion. Instead, McCharen-Tran encourages her diverse group to cavort on the runway, smiling and winking at the audience at will. Her casting reflects this ethos. The calls are open to anyone, really. Any gender, any size, any ethnicity.

“It’s really about what kind of energy you’re bringing to the runway,” McCharen-Tran said. “We’re never filling certain size quotas or anything. It’s really about who shows up to the casting in full power mode and slays the runway.”

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Monica & Ryan | Real Weddings

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With their friends and family in attendance, Monica and Ryan became husband and wife in a romantic estate wedding in San Diego.

Monica, how did Ryan propose?

I love going to the Del Mar Horse Races and eating, so when he told me there was an event going on at the races where we could try tacos from more than 40 of the best restaurants and food trucks from San Diego, TJ and LA, I was in! After the races and taco eating, he told me he had to meet someone from work, which I totally believed. Apparently, the guy was “running late” so we took a walk on the beach and BOOM! There it was! A blanket set up with roses, candles and champagne. I was shocked and so excited! He got down on one knee and proposed. I don’t think I said anything, but I hugged him and he asked, “Is that a yes?” I responded, “YES!”

After the proposal we were supposed to meet his family for dinner, which had been planned for weeks. Little did I know that when I went to his parents’ to freshen up for the dinner, there was a surprise party with all our family and friends! It was such a great way to propose and throw an engagement party!

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Spring Picks from Our VP of Shoes Kristin Frossmo post image

Spring Picks from Our VP of Shoes Kristin Frossmo

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Kristin Frossmo has been with Nordstrom for 29 years—almost as long as her identical twin sister. She started out selling shoes in the Seattle store and now, as an executive vice president and general merchandise manager, has what many—including her—consider a dream job: she oversees all footwear.

Wearing white Céline booties and a Chloé skirt, Kristin met us in her office overlooking downtown Seattle to discuss her career and advice for young professionals, as well as her passion for shoes that dazzle—and top picks for spring.

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Four Stylists Share How They Wear Denim

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Above: Sophie is wearing Levi’s Made & Crafted Twig II high-waist slim jeans

We all get stuck staring into the abyss of our closets some mornings. The key to solving those wardrobe woes, however, might be in your jeans. According to the ‘stylists to the stars’ we spoke with, denim has almost endless outfit potential. Here are a few of their favorite ways to wear the fabric now.

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Treasure & Bond Stories | Stephen Kenn Builds Furniture & Community

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When furniture designer Stephen Kenn and his wife Beks moved into their industrial loft on McGarry Street in downtown Los Angeles, the roll-up garage door—a holdover from the space’s furniture factory days—came with an unexpected perk. When it was up, says Stephen, “it made it really easy for people to walk in off the street and have coffee or hang out.”

And so Backdoor Coffee and Cocktail Club was born. One morning every month, Stephen opens the door and pours coffee for anyone happening by in the mood for a cup and a chat. And one Friday night a month, the door rolls open for artisan cocktails. But it isn’t just the free beverages that draw the crowds; people come for the conversations and connections.

We were drawn in, too. The authenticity and attitude of the space (and its owner) made it the ideal scene for the spring 2018 Treasure & Bond campaign photo shoot. Plus, it came with a dreamy rooftop, gorgeous interiors and great conversation.

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Scene Snaps: Paris Fashion Week, Part Four

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Images by Crystal Nicodemus

In the blink of an eye, another Fashion Month is in the books, but not before going into the woods with Chanel. See how the fashion pack arrived in style to the most buzzy show of Paris Fashion Week.

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Fashion Influencer Chriselle Lim on Her Sunshine-Ready Clothing Collab with J.O.A.

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Our social media era may be the golden age of fashion icons, and L.A.-based Chriselle Lim is one of the most well-known. Lim shares outfit inspiration, skin-care advice, fitness tips and travel adventures on her YouTube channel and blog, The Chriselle Factor, as well as on Instagram, where she has a million followers. A former stylist, Lim is as comfortable in front of the camera as she is behind it. Recently she’s broadened her resumé to include creative director and co-founder of CINC Studios, her own content production company.

Now Lim is partnering with J.O.A. on a fashion collection for busy, modern women that’s inspired by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Bianca Jagger. Here, she shares what we’ll all be shopping when it launches March 15 at Nordstrom.

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ELLE Fashion Editor Sarah Zendejas and Birkenstock Provide Your Guide to Spring Style

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Come spring, your wardrobe is ready for a refresh, even if all you want to do is relax. But don’t get anxious searching for new styles. Seasonal dressing can be simple and easy, like your favorite pair of sandals—which are also getting an update this spring.

The Birkenstock Arizona—yes, that one—has always been a pretty low-key, crazy comfortable shoe. It’s simple and sturdy: that’s the appeal. This spring, however, the 240-year-old brand decided that their classic could use a reboot. Don’t worry—that cushiony cork footbed remains. As do the velvety nubuck leather straps. But you’ll be surprised by these Birks’ flashy new hardware. The Big Buckle allows us to offer a fresh perspective and have fun with a little footwear ‘bling’ without compromising on our original, authentic footbed,” said Jacqueline Van Dine, Birkenstock VP of Merchandising, about the new Arizona Big Buckle. “So you get a little sizzle with all the benefits of underfoot support and comfort.” That bit of flash caught our attention, as well as that of Elle Senior Fashion Editor Sarah Zendejas. “The larger buckle elevates the shoe, with curved edges of silver and gold hardware, and the polished gleam of metal complements the leather perfectly,” Sarah said. As a tribute to their new favorite spring sandals, she and her team at Elle put together five perfectly relaxed ways to wear the sparkly new Arizona.

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10 Bag Styles from Fashion Week’s Streets

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Gucci small Linea P Painted Insects leather top handle satchel

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus

As winter draws to a close, the time has come to make some critical updates to your handbag collection. Luckily, the street styles of Fashion Week have left us with plenty of inspiration. For spring, we’re drawn to the bags that make a statement—aesthetically, culturally, satirically and literally—and lots of Gucci. Below, our top 10 styles from the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris to help you transition your accessories wardrobe.

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