Peter GriffithGetty Images If going natural taught me anything, it’s that I don’t know everything there is to know about my hair—no matter how many YouTube videos I watch. According to YouTube, I have a 4c hair type, and according to how coarse and dull my hair gets after some time (mainly due to my
Box braids will always be the crown jewel of protective styles, but with new techniques being birthed at light-speed, the black girl staple is quickly fading to the background while buzzier new styles take the throne. Last summer, knotless braids—a more modern iteration of classic box braids but with less tension at the root—held the
Roy RochlinGetty Images Back in 2009, I chopped off all my hair and never looked back. Sure, I attempted to grow it back out once or twice, but honestly…I never feel like myself with longer styles. There’s simply something so unapologetic about facing life all without any hair covering your face. The long story short?
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“I wake up with a camera crew every day, but I can’t remember which one you guys are—it’s ELLE, right?” Tan France, Queer Eye‘s resident fashion guru, quips first thing in the morning. Sans coffee or a hairbrush, he wakes up witty and with perfectly-coiffed hair. (No bedhead here!) France is in New York City
While the coronavirus has upended the entire world, the fashion industry is feeling the affects hard. Over the past few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has caused brands to shut down stores indefinitely, including Nike, Reformation, Everlane, Net-a-porter, and more, and post-poned the annual star-studded Met Gala event, which usually takes place in May. But
Nothing makes you feel more summery than your favorite dress. And nothing makes you love your favorite dress more than being able to tell people how crazy cheap it was. We rounded up the best on-sale designer minis, sneaky-chic midis tucked away at your favorite mall brands, and more affordable dresses (all under $150!), here.
Chances are your beauty routine is going through some changes. Self-isolation has thrown every appointment with a hair stylist, manicurist, and dermatologist into disarray. But what do you do when you’re stuck at home with a pressing beauty question? Should I be wearing sunscreen? Are those long showers drying out my skin? How can I
Lately, I’ve been all about small joys. With not much on the calendar to look forward to—living that #SocialDistancing life—I’ve succumbed to padding around my apartment, focusing on what in my homebound routine makes me excited. While I’m not one to hoard products, or even spend all that much time on my beauty regimen, the
Brother Vellies brothervellies.com $435.00 “Much like my colleagues, I am on the ’90s minimal train and just can’t get off. I have been especially obsessed with the thong sandal for quite some time for it’s understated versatility that it can cover for various outfits. When I find a shoe I like, I love it and
If you ever wanted to become a beauty influencer, the time is now. Sure, the market is crowded with influencers, YouTubers, and those dreaded beauty editors, but with time on your hands, ask yourself, do I have what it takes to be America’s Next Top Beauty Guru? But in these times of socially distanced people
Homebound and craving comfort, we’re all turning to any peace of mind we can salvage, wherever the source. Well, when your Netflix queue has emptied and your patience for puzzles waned, let me introduce you to my self-isolation sedative: charcuterie videos. Those who have surrendered themselves to TikTok know that charcuterie is an oddly popular
Christopher Polk Some of us spend months scouring the ‘net for the birthday outfit: the one that’s fancy enough to outshine your guests, comfortable enough for club or bar hopping, or sexy enough to land a spot on your Instagram grid. It’s a tall order to fill but it’s not impossible. Playing it low-key is
Today, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announced that it will be donating $10 million to help those affected by the virus. The funds will be split across different causes, including the Emergency Assistance Foundation, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and more. “Now more than ever, in this time of need, supporting each
“Casually dating during COVID-19 is like musical chairs,” says Vicky, a 38-year-old creative producer from Scotland. “Whoever you’ve been dating at time of lockdown is the one you’re stuck with.” There is no silver lining to the coronavirus outbreak. People are scared and sick and, more than anything, unsure about what’s to come. And it’s
“I almost feel like the people who are the most confident probably don’t need a following,” Huda Kattan, a beauty mogul with 42 million Instagram followers and nearly 4 million YouTube subscribers, admits. “They’re probably really quiet, simple people.” Kattan’s life as a beauty blogger and makeup artist isn’t much of either. She’s unafraid to
Your social schedule is packed. You’ve got a Zoom meeting with your boss at noon, a happy hour with your friends at six, and a possible virtual dinner date on Friday and Saturday night. While we all work and live from home indefinitely, video calls are becoming the norm for any and all human interaction.
Jeremy Cohen had been stuck inside his Brooklyn apartment for a week when he first saw her. She was dancing on a rooftop across the street wearing a forest-green sweatshirt emblazoned with a wolf. A grey beanie covered her dark brown ringlets. She grinned at him. Even from 60 feet away, she radiated good energy.
With hand sanitizer and surgical masks becoming increasingly scarce due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, some of fashion’s most recognizable names are stepping up to do their part to help combat the shortage. Last night, Gap Inc.—which includes the Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix, Hill City, and Janie and Jack—announced on
My eyes widen in fear every time I scroll on Twitter and read the newest coronavirus-related headlines—so I turn to Instagram. It’s business as usual on the app—an influencer’s sponsored post nestled in between a dog meme and yet another event canceled tour or panel or movie due to the current global pandemic. Between the
Francesco Luigi Scotti “So you really want to know [what I’ve had done]?” says Huda Kattan through a shy smile. I do—and I’m guessing her 43 million Instagram followers and 3.8 million YouTube subscribers are also curious. We’re sitting in the bathroom of Huda Beauty’s Dubai headquarters, which often doubles as the setting for the
Fears surrounding the coronavirus has led to the shortage of sanitizers globally, prompting many brands to begin producing hand sanitizer in an effort to help with the deficit. Estee Lauder is the latest company to switch from cosmetics to hand sanitizer, following beauty and fashion conglomerates L’Oreal and LVMH. According to WWD, Estee Lauder is
The ultimate sale for beauty lovers is here: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. From March 15 to April 4 (yes, that’s three weeks), the retailer is offering a rare opportunity to save on your favorite beauty products and adding new deals to its site every day. To make it easy we’re sharing some of our
Victor VIRGILEGetty Images As the cases of coronavirus climb higher each week, fashion companies have ramped up their efforts to mitigate its spread. Last week, luxury house LVMH began using its perfume factories to produce hand sanitizers for health authorities in France. Now, LVMH and fellow luxury goods company Kering are taking it a step
From the creators of the jade egg (for your yoni) and the $75 candle that smells like, well, Gwyneth Paltrow’s yoni, comes…activewear? Today, Goop introduced its first-ever foray into the designer world with G. Sport, an activewear line designed in collaboration with Proenza Schouler. If this was any other launch, Goop would’ve postponed it due
Anthropologie It’s been a week, but Anthropologie is here to help make your weekend a little brighter. Now through Sunday, the retailer is offering 25 percent off sitewide. Yes, that means huge discounts on clothing, shoes, bags, skincare, candles….must I go on? Whether you want to stock up on summer essentials or tap into your
Saweetie might just be the beauty vlogger we never knew we needed. Earlier this week the rapper, while cooped up in her Los Angeles home during quarantine due to the outbreak of coronavirus, went live on Instagram to demo her new makeup collaboration with Morphe called Backstage With Saweetie. While in Saweetie’s words she, “failed