Month: August 2020

Photograph courtesy of Brunette x Juicy CoutureWe spoke with creative director and CEO Miriam Alden to get the lowdown on the new pieces. By Maddison Glendinning Date August 28, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter This week, Vancouver-based apparel brand Brunette launched its second limited edition collaboration with Juicy Couture. Brimming with ‘gram-worthy tie-dye prints in pastel hues
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For many students, recent graduates and young people in general, the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly stressful, especially when it comes to finances, and *particularly* when it comes to money and school. Between juggling university fees, stressing about paying off student loans and factoring in general expenses (all during a global pandemic), budgeting and financial
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Back when the FLARE team shared an IRL office space (RIP to my abandoned aloe plant…), my mornings looked a little something like this: rush to get up the elevators in time for our 8:30 a.m. daily meeting (for which, I admittedly showed up to at approx 8:32 most days), hit the button on my
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There are hair rites of passage in Black women’s lives: the first salon appointment, the first treatment, the first blow out, the big chop, the natural transition, the weave, and the braid up. And then, of course, there’s the first moment of isolation and feeling of other from those who don’t understand the history, the
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Photography via Kiwi CollectionMinutes from the Louvre, Opera Garnier and Galeries Lafayette, what more could we ask for from this hidden gem? By Eliza Grossman Date August 27, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter Fact: There’s no shortage of architectural eye candy in Paris. It’s this neoclassical style, thanks to Baron Haussmann’s city overhaul in the latter half of
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Michelle Obama spoke candidly about experiencing racism as a Black woman in America, both in and out of the White House, on the latest episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast. On the episode, she also spoke with her longtime pals—Kelly Dibble, Denielle Pemberton-Heard, and Dr. Sharon Malone—about the power of their friendships. When the recent
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Back in January, or a full lifetime ago in the year 2020, the Black girl coalition at ELLE.com—Nerisha Penrose, Angel Lenise, and I—came together to create an editorial package centering the joy and beauty of our communities. The brief was simple: How can we use our platform to spotlight the beauty of Blackness in all
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image courtesy hboIncluding Dan Levy’s first on-screen project after Schitt’s Creek, Coastal Elites. By Pahull Bains Date August 27, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter We’ve got a lot of time on our hands right now. Here are all the movies and television shows we can’t wait to watch on streaming services in September 2020. Crave Coastal ElitesThis
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Stock your closet with these quar-ready, WFH-friendly basics Like nearly every other facet of our lives, there’s a good chance the COVID-19 pandemic has totally upended your approach to fashion. Gone are the days of buying showy, impractical pieces just because. Our much narrower worlds means a few closet staples receive heavy rotation, while most
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GABRIEL BOUYSGetty Images Jil Sander has rekindled her relationship with Uniqlo. This October, the celebrated German designer will release a new collection for men and women under +J, a line that the Japan-based retailer produced from 2009 to 2011. Indeed, it has been a little less than a decade since Sander lent her talents to
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Meghan Markle’s full Makers conversation with feminist and activist Gloria Steinem finally dropped, and it offers an honest conversation about voting rights in America, alonh with genuine concern about voter suppression efforts. The women also touched on Kamala Harris making history as the first Black woman vice presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party,
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The Tyler Twins Since its inception, the hair care industry in America has been rooted in the idea that Black hair, in its natural state, is unacceptable. Our great-grandfather Garret A. Morgan, an inventor known as “the Black Edison,” was one of the first people to discover chemical relaxers. His company, G.A. Morgan’s Hair Refiner,
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Photograph courtesy of Charlotte TilburyThe Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara officially launches today. By Maddison Glendinning Date August 26, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter To say everything that Charlotte Tilbury touches turns to gold is somewhat of an understatement – the queen of creating a waitlist, it’s rare that a new product drops without huge fanfare.
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