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Get the Look: The Hottest Sunglasses on the Street at Australian Fashion Week

Street Style Style

If eyes are windows to the soul, then sunglasses are the window dressing. Not that your eyes aren’t gorgeous on their own, but squinting in the sun has never been anyone’s best look. And the ladies who fashion know this well.

Our street-style photographer at-large, Crystal Nicodemus, recently spent time on the sidewalks of Sydney, snapping shots of the Who’s Who at Australian Fashion Week. While everyone was rocking impressive looks in their own way, some clear patterns began to emerge in the sunnies department. Here are four shapes gearing up to be summer’s hottest bets—and the unexpected ways in which to wear them.

GET SOME SHADES

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Asking for a Friend: How to Wear Prints & Patterns

Men’s Fashion

Summer is here, and with it comes an exuberant crop of patterned shirts to bring vacation vibes to your every endeavor. The options are so good this season that even men who traditionally steer clear of prints might be tempted to give them a try. If you find yourself in this situation, allow us to suggest three ways to wear them well.

GET INTO PRINT

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Mixed Bags: The Shapes of Summer 2018 Hit the Streets

Street Style Style

Come summer, even as we peel away layers to increase vitamin D absorption, we want to add a few new pieces as well. For a quick update that won’t block the sunshine, pick up one of these new handbag styles we spotted on the streets of NYC. Whether it’s a jaunty straw circle or a cool isosceles, these new bag shapes are the perfect place to store your sunscreen and sunnies.

SHAPE UP WITH THESE STYLES

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7 Wedding Day Beauty Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Beauty Hair Makeup Skin Care Weddings

Call it Murphy’s law or call it bad luck, but beauty blunders can strike at any moment, even on your wedding day. Whether you’re the bride or one of her guests, it’s important to be prepared for any unexpected twists, turns and blemishes that may occur by stocking your clutch with the necessary fixes. Here, we’ve tackled the most common wedding-day crises so you can plan ahead.

WHAT TO KEEP IN YOUR BAG

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Scene Snaps: Australian Fashion Week, Resort ’19

Fashion Week Street Style Style

Last week was full of sunny resort swim, but outside the runway, the looks told a different story as Aussie street stylers tried to predict the fickle Sydney weather. The result? The fashion pack’s best trans-seasonal style: layers, boots and blazers in springy, bright colors.

Have a flip through this glimpse of the fashions down under.

SEE THE SLIDESHOW

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2015 New York City Pride Parade Grand Marshal Kasha Nabagesera

Photo courtesy of NYC Pride.

In Honor of Pride, We Talk to 5 Former Grand Marshals

Culture Interviews

When it comes to feel-good parades, it’s hard to beat a present-day Pride procession. From Seattle to Sydney to Stockholm, they’re kaleidoscopic explosions of love, color, glitter and often expertly applied makeup. They’re everything joyful and communal. But they weren’t always lighthearted celebrations of sexual diversity—and as we honor June as LGBTQ Pride month, we feel it’s important to recognize the adversity as well as the positivity.

Beyond the rainbows, floats and festive costumes exists the continuing struggle for tolerance and equal rights for the LGBTQ community—one that has been hallmarked by many events throughout history, but most notably in the U.S. by the Stonewall riots of June 1969 in Greenwich Village in New York City. The riots, precipitated by police raids gone violently awry, were one of the first organized attempts to massively protest the oppression of LGBTQ people. The following year, major cities across the country—from New York to L.A.—commemorated Stonewall with political marches in June, and Pride month was essentially born. Over the decades, Pride marches have evolved into festive parades with floats and cheery regalia, especially in large, accepting cities, but it’s critical to remain mindful of the human-rights movement that has spurred these festivals.

This year we’re spotlighting five inspirational people who’ve served as grand marshals in past parades. As the leader of a parade, the role of grand marshal is as honorable as it sounds. In fact, it’s the highest honor the LGBTQ community can bestow upon an individual—and those chosen are often nominated for their exceptional achievements in the fight for human rights.

MEET THE GRAND MARSHALS

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Elizabeth Cole Jewelry Is Made to Be Seen, Even When Not Worn

Style

Forget peacocking, parrots are the new bird mascots of the fashion set. That was our thought when we saw designer Stephanie Owen’s glitzy menagerie. Owen is the designer and founder of Elizabeth Cole jewelry, a collection of outsized statement pieces in rainbow shades that get smiles and create big looks. Her crystal feathered friends first caught our eye, but other charming characters and her elegant, classic danglers equally captivate. Fashion mavericks like Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige have also fallen for her flash.

When we spoke with Stephanie recently, we learned about her personal trove of costume jewelry, her love of interior design and how she displays her rhinestone stash around her artful home.

INSIDE HER COLLECTION (AND HOME)

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Dr. Raj Teaches Us About Our Skin’s Microbiome

Beauty Food & Drink Interviews Skin Care

Despite regimented facials and thorough double cleanses, what happens in your gut will eventually show on your skin. “If the good and bad bacteria aren’t balanced in your gut and intestines, you can develop conditions like acne, redness, psoriasis, dry skin and eczema,” says Dr. Roshini Raj, the woman behind TULA Probiotic Skincare. The  gastroenterologist with glowing skin is a big believer in approaching beauty from the inside out. Her range of prebiotic- and probiotic-infused skin care is free of toxins and full of skin-loving superfoods, like blueberries, turmeric and vitamin C, which maintain a healthy skin microbiome and improve skin barrier function.

So what is a microbiome, exactly? To better understand the connection between the skin and the gut and how this can all result in a breakout, we called on Dr. Raj to help us understand what’s going on inside our bodies, and therefore, on our skin’s surface. And most urgently, how do we correct an imbalance? Her advice and her beauty breakdown, ahead.

THE DOCTOR IS IN

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How to Begin a Facial Roller Routine

Beauty Skin Care

They sound a bit like magic wands, and indeed the results can seem miraculous. Beauty rollers smooth skin, increase blood circulation and provide good vibes that are beyond skin deep. Facial massages have long been used to improve skin tone and reduce swelling, and rollers simply let you self-administer that healing touch.

Here’s everything you need to know about rolling out a routine that can be done daily or whenever you need to cast a restorative spell.

SEE THE ROUTINE

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As part of WE Schools program, students contribute to their community and a better world through service-learning.

Treasure & Bond + WE: A Giveback Program You Can Track

Interviews

Built into the mission of the Treasure & Bond brand is the promise to donate 2.5% of net sales to charity, a promise that delivered a $1 million donation to YWCA (USA and Canada) in 2017 and has directed more than $2.4 million to charities since 2014. This year, Treasure & Bond is collaborating with WE Charity to support programs empowering young people. WE Charity is the donation arm of WE—a family of organizations making doing good doable—and is supported by ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences. Partnering with WE not only helps Treasure & Bond give back to programs working for a better future, but it gives customers unique insight into the charitable impact of their purchases through ME to WE’s Track Your Impact tool.

It’s a partnership to be proud of, for sure. For more info on this collaboration, we spoke with two women instrumental in bringing it all together: Nordstrom Product Group president Jennifer Jackson Brown and ME to WE CEO Roxanne Joyal. Here’s what they said.

READ THE INTERVIEW

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