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Style queen Madonna traipsed through JFK Airport today in New York wearing a multicolored, patterned tracksuit true to her own style. The performer was all smiles as she made her way through the arrivals terminal with a backpack and a small piece of luggage in hand.
The singer paired the look with Louis Vuitton sandals that incorporated the luxury house’s famous monogram printed on straps with gold buckles; she teamed them with a pair of black ankle socks.
The 60-year-old’s black tracksuit featured illustrations of rain clouds, stick figures, arrows and “county of Milan” emblazoned across the bottom of the hoodie.
She completed her outfit with pink-sunglasses and a black Yankee puffer coat with lace trim at the wrists.
In May, Madonna started buzz about her new album and new persona, Madame X, who has been sporting an eye patch during appearances and performances. Most recently, she entertained guests at the Billboard Music Awards performing the cha cha cha in heels.
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“My heels got a little lower,” Arielle Charnas said when asked what has changed since becoming a mom. FN caught up with the influencer behind Something Navy last month on the set of a photo shoot in New York.
The 32-year-old, who launched Something Navy as a fashion blog in 2009 and has since turned it into a full-fledged lifestyle brand, has garnered 1.5 million followers across her social media channels, with help from her two children, Ruby Lou, 3, and Esme Rae, 1.
Fans of Charnas have become enthralled with her life, where seemingly nothing is off-limits.
“What sets me apart is that a lot of these girls focus on beautiful images, the traveling, the extravagant trips, whereas I’m just at home hanging out in my apartment. It’s not that it’s more real; it’s just a different lifestyle,” she explained in FN‘s May 27 cover story.
Charnas constantly posts her family life on Instagram and Instagram Stories, and she is no different in person. On set, the influencer was busy singing “Baby Shark” for wide-eyed Esme, to get her to smile for the camera, while Ruby was simultaneously posing for photos and fussing for French fries.
Here, in a behind-the-scenes video, she talks about naming her children, giving advice to new moms and finding balance.
Click through the gallery to see more behind-the-scenes shots of Charnas and her kids.
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As more brands continue to experiment with nontraditional seasons and see-now-buy-now models, the resort ’20 season has been difficult to pinpoint. When does the season begin and when does it end? Some brands, like Balenciaga and The Row, are still on pre-fall ’19 collections, while others are jumping right into spring ’20 (Alexander Wang).
The resort season may always seem a bit odd (beachy sandals next to holiday heels and cold-weather-friendly boots?), but it also offers a simultaneous snapshot of the past, present and future and how bigger-picture trends will gel. Here are six trends and ideas to take away from the fluidity of the season:
1. Boots keep kicking
Given how much buyers invested in boots for fall ’19, it’s no surprise to see that they are continuing through to resort. Expect more neutrals, simple silhouettes and styles that can continue to carry over.
2. Animal print has reached fever pitch
Leopard midi skirts unite: Animalia print, whether in ubiquitous leopard or abstract zebra, continues to create urban jungles in look books, street style shots and e-commerce carts around the world.
3. Platforms continue to step up
Fall ’19’s most powerful footwear trend gets a leg up for resort, with both practical and exaggerated vintage-inspired styles.
4. Orange is the new…
Power red has transformed itself into a power persimmon that packs just as much punch.
5. Dot dot dot
The polka dot might be resort’s favorite print. Classic but whimsical and suited for both coats and swimsuits, it came back yet again for resort ’20.
6. Power romance means women can have it all, sartorially speaking
The romantic midi dress continues its reign, but a styling swap to menswear brogues and boots — plus a distinct mash-up of tailored pieces with frilly flats — keeps things both interesting and realistic for the modern working woman.
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Today’s footwear brands know consumers are looking at more than the styling and quality of the products they buy. They are keeping an eye on the business practices behind the brands, especially when it comes to fair labor practices.
Pentland Brands, which owns SeaVees, Red or Dead and Mitre, in addition to serving as global licensee for Karen Miller footwear and Kickers in the UK, as well as a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear, has launched a new ethical trade app to help people throughout its supply chain spot potential trade issues.
The app, “Everyone’s Business,” is designed to engage and educate employees in responsible labor sourcing. It is a smart phone tool designed to help all factory-facing employees maintain fair labor standards and human rights across the supply chain.
The app educates users on the risks of modern slavery and facilitates the reporting of any issues of potential issues identified by capturing users’ observations and relays any concerns to a dedicated in-house corporate responsibility team. It provides a way to access timely and accurate information, engage with suppliers and encourage responsible labor sourcing.
The app can be used by merchandisers, quality managers and buyers, as well as employees that frequently visit suppliers. And, it can be used in any country where Pentland’s brands have suppliers.
“Whilst three are other freely available apps that provide information on supply chain ethical trade issues, what’s unique about ‘Everyone’s Business’ is that it facilitates a two-way conversation between us and our supply chains,” said Sara Brennan, head of corporate responsibility for Pentland Brands. “We’re really proud to be helping our colleagues to better understand, identify and report ethical trade issues as they arise. It allows our colleagues to speak up if they have concerns, in a consistent way that’s recordable and transparent. Ultimately, it helps us continue to operate to high labor and human rights standards. As a business, we believe in doing the right thing, not the easy thing, and this app helps us to make better, more informed ethical decisions.”
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Gloria Vanderbilt, who died in her home in New York this morning at 95, may have been the original influencer.
The heiress of a railroad and steamship fortune, she inherited a reported $2.5 million in 1925, which is the equivalent of nearly $36 million today. Still, Vanderbilt made her own mark in the fashion world. In addition to creating a ready-to-wear collection, she built a $100 million fashion empire by putting her surname on designer jeans and eventually shoes. By 1979, her line was making a reported $150 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Her unique style and tumultuous family life frequently made headlines — from her socialite mother. who abandoned little Gloria to travel the globe after her father died, to heated celebrity love affairs (including with Frank Sinatra) and then the tragic death of her son Carter Vanderbilt Cooper.
Vanderbilt tapped into the jean industry in the mid-1970s, a time when denim was mostly cut for men. Stitching her famous last name on the rear pockets of denim trousers, Vanderbilt became a sensation in the fashion industry.
She is widely recognized as one of the first to capitalize on a high-society family name by stamping it on clothing and eventually on scarves and shoes.
According to the New York Times, the heiress hasn’t been a part of the Gloria Vanderbilt Apparel Corporation since it was sold to the Jones Apparel Group in 2002 for $100 million.
In her lifetime, Vanderbilt became a fixture in the New York fashion scene. Her creative spirit and fascinating life prompted her to pen several books of her own, including a book with her son, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper.
The two were also profiled in the 2016 HBO documentary “Nothing Left Unsaid,” which chronicled Vanderbilt’s life.
But even at 95, Vanderbilt’s curiosity for life and pursuit to create never seemed to wane. The socialite even had an active Instagram account documenting yet another successful creative endeavor she embarked on during her lifetime: her art.
Earlier this month, she was diagnosed with advanced-stage stomach cancer.
Click through the gallery to see more of her iconic looks through the decades.
Designers Tory Burch and Tabitha Simmons talk balancing career and motherhood in the video below.
When it comes to technical glitches, Target Corp. couldn’t catch a break over the weekend.
Scores of the chain’s shoppers took to social media on Saturday to bemoan a two-hour long cash register outage that hit stores nationwide — preventing customers from completing transactions in Target’s physical locations for that short period of time and costing the retailer several millions in sales, according to several expert tallies. Less than 24 hours later, on Sunday, a smaller number of its outposts were hit with a data-processing issue that meant those locations were unable to accept credit cards for about 90 minutes.
Target — which logged total sales of $74.4 billion in fiscal year 2018 — is only a few years removed from a historic data breach that affected over 40 million consumers during the 2013 holiday season and resulted in an $18.5 million company payout to shoppers in 2017. While it confirmed that this past weekend’s events did not constitute a data breach — and that “no guest information was compromised at any time” — some experts say the company should be mindful of the compounding impact of a series of high-profile tech hiccups.
“[This kind of thing] happens every day and all the time, but unless there’s a situation such as Target where a lot of people become aware at the same moment that there’s a technology glitch, there’s not so much of an outcry,” explained Kristina Podnar, a digital policy consultant, when asked about Target’s weekend cash register snafu. “It is not so much of a big deal for Target’s system to be down for an hour or two but it really is a big deal on [heavy shopping days such as] Saturday and Sunday — [and this] is an ongoing issue from the brand perspective. It [degrades] the Target brand.”
For what it’s worth, Target has enjoyed multiple quarters of sales gains since its headline-making data breach six years ago. Meanwhile, its omnichannel strategy — which includes being a pioneer of buy online and pick up in store — has been widely lauded by experts as both effective and worth replicating across retail. Last February, for example, Target became the first nationwide retailer to offer same-day delivery in major metropolitan cities following its acquisition of grocery delivery service Shipt.
As far as brand reputation and consumer affinity, that’s also remained fairly solid, too — even growing over the years.
“Target comes from a place where they have a very strong brand to start with — there’s a strong loyalty among consumers [as well as an] affinity for the brand,” said Deb Gabor, CEO of Sol Marketing. “So when something like this happens, it enables people to forgive them.”
She added, “We’re willing to give them a chance, and we give them a pass [in spite of] the threat of the data breach a few years ago because they offer something above and beyond and that far outweighs the risk on the [data] side.”
Still, as the retailer — with 1,800 stores and 350,000-plus employees worldwide — moves to take a bigger slice of the e-commerce pie and become a formidable digital competitor against Amazon and Walmart, Podnar believes how it handles its latest glitch is critical.
“Someone in management at Target [has to say] ‘This is not just about a 90-minute one-day outage because [a third-party vendor] did something wonky because of technology — this is a bigger issue [for]our brand,’” Podnar said. “Not only is Target trying to keep itself playing in this physical field, but they’re trying to go up against Amazon and do one-day delivery. If they want to compete with the big guys, they have to step it up because they can’t have this kind of thing happening, and they can’t [risk] the brand degradation that it brings.” (It’s worth noting that Amazon has had its own share of technical glitches, which can sometimes prove tough to avoid in the digital realm, Podnar noted.)
While Gabor said she sees this weekend’s issues blowing over quickly among consumers, she, too, agrees that Target’s next tech move has to be its best move.
“Target, from a brand perspective, is not on the precipice of one foot in the grave and the other one on the banana peel. But if they continue to have issues and technology becomes of a greater concern to more people, that can put the brand at risk,” Gabor noted.
For their part, it seems Target investors were also grappling with some lingering concerns from over the weekend. The retailer’s stock spent all of Monday in the red — slipping as much as 2% and ending the trading day down less than 1% to $87.14.
Variety is the spice of life — or at least it was at Milan Men’s Fashion Week. So far, the spring ’20 season is full of hybrids of all shapes and sizes, riffing off sandals, sneakers and everything in between. There was a concerted effort to make dressier styles more sporty, like Santoni’s dress-sneaker hybrid. There were plenty of angular toes — perhaps a workaround on the divisive square toe (a detail that tends to land on menswear’s DON’T lists). And hiking fashion continues to go full speed ahead, with traditional hiking boots (Tod’s), trail runners and other sturdy shapes accompanying the many pockets and cargos that men were wearing on the runways.
Here are the top 10 shoes of Milan Men’s Fashion Week that are giving the men’s market new life:
1. Giuseppe Zanottis’ canvas tie-dye Chelseas
2. A Church’s boot that’s both technical and elegant
3. Fendi’s super-strappy mandal
4. Jimmy Choo’s Dipped Diamond sneaker
5. Versace’s leopard boots
6. Palm Angels sideways sneaker
7. Santoni’s wear-to-work sneaker
8. Color-blocked hikers from Tod’s
9. Geometric toes from Magliano
10. Buscemi’s undone hiker-duck hybrids
Pop star Taylor Swift wore rainbow platform Christian Louboutins in her star-studded new music video “You Need to Calm Down.”
Swift wore high heals reflecting her position as a powerful female musician; it reinforces the way that platforms have been changing the world for women in the past century. Moreover, the platforms help to change her image as a former teen country singer to a strong, powerful boss in the rough world of the industry.
The shoes coordinates perfectly with the rest of the video, which takes place in a rainbow-filled LGBTQ+ themed trailer park, aligning with the second week of Pride Month in June. Louboutin’s Degratissimo Alta sandals feature an ankle strap with buckle closure, a chunky platform and 5-inch heels; each pair retails for $1,095 on Nordstrom.com.
The star has been working even harder on her initiatives to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, including a surprise performance at the Stonewall Inn, a landmark for the gay community, 24 hours after the release of the song on Friday.
The video includes stars like Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds and Tan France, who all play neighbors in the rainbow town.
Swift ended the video with a message: “Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally.” She requested that viewers sign her petition for the equality act on Change.org.
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On Monday, Chanel proved again that it is in a league of its own.
The luxury brand — one of the very few in the industry that remains privately owned — reported annual results for the second time in its 109-year history, posting sales in 2018 that surpassed $11 billion, up 10.5% year-over-year. CFO Philippe Blondiaux also reiterated the company’s denial that it may pursue a sale or IPO, telling WWD that he thinks “being private and independent is a core part of our model, and it’s a condition of our success.”
The rumors predate the Feb. 19 death of Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director of 36 years, but executives have repeatedly dismissed them — and the company’s latest results bolster their claims that the current arrangement suits them perfectly well.
As for where to look for what’s behind the success? Asia-Pacific is a good place to start. The region saw nearly 20% year-over-year growth in 2018, reaching $4.7 billion in sales and surpassing the brand’s home continent for the first time. European sales were close to $4.3 billion, an increase of 7.8% over the previous year, while sales in the Americas were $2.1 billion, up 7.4% from 2017.
According to consulting firm Bain & Co., Chinese shoppers made 27% of their luxury purchases in China in 2018, up from 23% in 2015. That share is expected to rise to 50% by 2025. It’s an important demographic for any fashion house: Chinese consumers now account for a third of global luxury spending, according to Bain.
Chanel’s latest revenue figures put it in close competition with longtime sector leader Louis Vuitton. While parent company LVMH doesn’t break out sales for individual brands, Forbes estimates Vuitton has annual sales of $15.5 billion.
What sets Chanel apart from Vuitton and most of its rivals, though, is how diversified it is throughout a large range of categories, said Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute. Its beauty business — which is nearly a century old — accounts for about 30% of its sales and remains a popular entry point for younger or less affluent customers.
“People think of Chanel bags or Chanel suits, but the reality is that the company has been very strategically growing itself through beauty, through jewelry and watches in a way that has allowed them to grow profitably at double-digit rates,” he told FN, adding that ready-to-wear is a more significant part of Chanel’s business than it is for most luxury brands.
Footwear, too, is an important sales driver, he said. “The shoes are as coveted or nearly as coveted as the bags and have grown over the years,” he said, adding that footwear has generally been more resilient in the recession.
“I think Chanel has remained a very innovative example to brands when it comes to footwear,” added Robert Burke, chairman and CEO of Robert Burke Associates, a retail and fashion consulting firm.
Under Lagerfeld’s leadership, and with the help of house designer Laurence Dacade, Chanel embraced a wide range of trends and price points, from espadrilles to jelly shoes. “Things that people may not initially think of as pure luxury products, with Chanel’s twist on it and their strong branding, have been very successful with their footwear line.”
The company is a rare holdout on e-commerce for its ready-to-wear, leather goods and footwear. On its website, shoppers can buy makeup, fragrance and eyewear, but other categories are browse-only; to purchase, visitors are directed to call or visit a boutique. Chanel signed a partnership with the e-commerce platform Farfetch in February 2018, but the deal is aimed at enhancing the customer experience in stores through digital integrations rather than selling products online.
Monday’s sales report further demonstrates the scope of the brand’s investments in physical retail: It hired 3,000 new employees in 2018, the majority of whom are working in its store network. According to Burke, the company is also transitioning from commission-based pay to salaried pay for sales representatives, which tends to indicate a longer-term focus on customer service rather than straightforward sales. FN has reached out to Chanel for comment on the transition.
Doubling down on in-person retail is contrary to the direction many of its competitors are going. Online luxury shopping accounts for 10% of all luxury spending, according to Bain, and the share is expected to rise to 25% by 2025.
Burke said, “Chanel has always kind of followed their own beat.”
From the investments the company has made, it’s clear that it sees ample further growth potential in physical retail, even among younger shoppers.
And its stellar performance proves that consumers are still willing to spend in stores for the brand, no small feat.
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After the Toronto Raptors’ glorious NBA Championship victory last week, the celebrations haven’t stopped for sports Canadian fans, including the citywide celebration today on the basketball team’s home turf. Fans gathered on the streets as they watched the athletes drive around and wave.
Star player Kawhi Leonard rode around the city on a float sporting a T-shirt with one of the player’s famous references to his habit of communicating with his teammates during games: “Board man gets paid.”
The team drove around the city with Canadian rapper Drake while fans cheered and chanted “one more year” followed by “Five More Years.”
Leonard was representing his partnership with New Balance by wearing the personalized shirt, which he paired with gray sweatpants.
New Balance Canada also released a video starring Leonard with a special message for his fans. “Kawhi Leonard here y’all. Thank you, Toronto, and the whole country. We are world champions. New Balance, we got now, let’s get it,“ Leonard said.
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Ah, the French. Our obsession with the tête-to-pied aesthetic of French women is well documented here on Who What Wear. Because unlike trend-focused Americans who are constantly on the hunt for the next It bag or skincare quick fix, French women are known for their classic, effortless beauty and fashion vibes. They stick with the simple, chic things they know while remaining perfectly blasé about what’s cool for now. This is especially true for French women over the age of 50—women like actress Isabelle Huppert, former French first lady and model Carla Bruni, and Vogue Paris editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt, who manage to gracefully age like (pardon the cliché) a fine bottle of Bordeaux. Ugh, how we aspire to the French woman’s approach to getting older…
A recent conversation with Marie-Laure Fournier, president of Fournier PR + Consulting, inspired us to put together the following shopping list of the makeup products French women over 50 swear by. “A French women at 50 years old is magnifique, self-confident, and has nothing to prove to anyone anymore—and she shows it,” Fournier told us. “Her makeup is sophisticated but also adapted to her needs and her image. Basically, at 50 years old, a French woman completely understands that when it comes to makeup, less is more.”
So even though the following makeup products may not exactly be revolutionary in the beauty space, they’re the ones French women of a certain age will never part with. Keep scrolling for these holy-grail French lipsticks, eyeliners, and more.
American beauty shop aisles are chockablock with dozens and dozens of gimmicky new mascaras, but for French women of a certain age, choosing what to use on their lashes is easy: “The favorite Mascara that French women at 50 years grew up with and are still faithful to is Dior, of course,” says Fournier. And only ever two or three coats.
Guerlain’s iconic bronzer formula is loaded with moisturizing properties, making it perfect for maturing skin, which requires extra hydration. “Nothing will ever replace Guerlain Terracota Bronzer,” says Fournier. “Guerlain still is the one bronzer that all French women go for.”
Lipstick is arguably the single most important product in every French woman’s makeup arsenal, no matter her age. And red lipstick is everything. “At 50 years old, you can still love your red lipstick, but you need to re-think the color of the red lipstick depending on your skin tones and your teeth colors,” Fournier explains—and French women understand this. So many opt for reds on the berry side of the spectrum. “At 50 years old, you go to Armani or Chanel,” Fournier adds. “These are sure value.”
“Obviously, we have to talk about YSL Touche Eclat, which is as normal to wear in France as it is to have a café at the end of a meal,” says Fournier. “’Garçon, un Touche Eclat, s’il vous plaît, bien serré.‘” The classic brightening pen adds subtle luminosity to the face without any glitter or sparkle—just glowy hydration with the help of intensely skin-quenching ingredients like ruscus extract, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E.
“The eye shadows will always be Chanel,” Fournier affirms. Especially in subtly shimmery browns, golds, and champagnes, which can easily take you from day to night.
Second to lipstick, eyeliner (or crayon pour les yeux) is the second most crucial ingredient in the French woman’s makeup repertoire. “The only change that a French woman makes when she is in her 50s is the color,” says Fournier. “At 50, you might use black for a special evening and a brown or olive for everyday. A brown or olive crayon eye pencil will give you a softer look.” Lancôme, By Terry, and especially Yves Saint Laurent make the most beloved eye pencils.
Not a makeup product per se, but Fournier says that we can’t talk about French women’s makeup without mentioning nail polish. Younger French girls like to match their nail color to their lip color, while those over 50 tend to go a more practical route. “French women love to have their own nail polishes and their go-to is Dior,” says Fournier, adding that French women who want a cleaner, greener option might go for polishes by chic, 85% natural brand Kure Bazaar.
I force myself to work out four times a week and only wear leggings to do so, so I consider myself somewhat of an aficionado when it comes to what shoes to wear with leggings. While I applaud those who experiment with the ways they style the wardrobe staple, when I’m getting ready for a 7 a.m. workout, I prefer to stick to the shoes that I know will look good with every type of leggings. (As a side note, these aren’t necessarily the shoes I work out in. Most of the classes I take are done barefoot or with spin shoes or athletic sneakers.)
The three shoe styles I swear by all have a few things in common: They’re flat, comfortable, easy to get on and off, and they look polished enough for post-workout errands. While some of these may seem a bit obvious, there are specific reasons I swear by them and specific styles that I prefer within each category. Keep reading for all my legging-shoe insight and to shop the three styles that are perfect with leggings (and shop leggings that would look cool with all of them).
When the weather is warm enough, I relish in getting to wear slide sandals with my leggings. Any casual, flat style will do, but I’m most partial to pool slides, as they’re especially comfortable and lend a sporty feel to my legging outfits.
Loafers are probably the most versatile shoe style that I own. They look just as cool with a minidress as they do leggings. The key is to steer clear of loafers that have “fancy” characteristics like embellishment or metallic leather. Classic black loafers look best with leggings.
Of course sneakers and leggings go together, but there are certain types of sneakers that I prefer to wear with leggings. If a workout requires athletic sneakers, I usually stick to Nike Free RN or Roshe Ones. When I’m not working out, I love the convenience of slip-on sneakers, polished styles like the ones that Veja and Common Projects make, and It styles by classic brands (e.g., Nike, Adidas, and Reebok).
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
Welcome to #WhoWhatWearing, a series in which we highlight you, our stylish community of readers. Each of the following looks came straight from a photo you tagged us in on Instagram. Want to be featured next time? You guessed it: Use #WhoWhatWearing on the outfit posts you want us to see.
Fashion girls are our main source of style inspiration for obvious reasons. But more and more, we’ve started turning to them for things like how to style our hair, how to decorate our apartments and homes, and now we’re adding one more reason to scroll through the feeds of our favorite fashion influencers: how to do our makeup.
They know all too well that a swipe of lipstick, some bright eyeshadow, or even a strong brow can take your overall look from 0 to 100 just as easily as any of your accessories can. Which exact makeup looks are they favoring at the moment? We scoured Instagram and found four overarching trends they’re all into right now. From the subtle new shade of red lipstick that will quickly update any look to the bold eyeliner trend that’s so photogenic, these makeup looks are making the rounds in the fashion world—and we have a feeling you’ll want to try them all.
If you do find yourself inspired, we’ve got you covered with the key products you’ll need to test out each new trend for yourself.
You hardly need to be on the level of a makeup artist to nail this look. Simply smudge a bright shade of your choosing all over your lids and keep the rest of your face neutral to let your lids have a moment. Bonus points if your eye shadow matches your outfit.
You might have a black cat eye down pat, but try replacing your black liner with an unexpected shade like white or blue to take your nighttime look to another level.
Down-to-earth brows are a bubbling beauty trend for 2019. Defined by fluffy, messy-looking brow hairs, this look is easily accomplished in a few steps involving a brow brush and some gel for hold.
There’s no question that red lips are a classic beauty look, so to make the timeless look feel a bit more fresh, fashion girls are opting for deeper shades like earthy, warm-toned red and reds that skew a little bit brown.
As the loyal Who Who Wear reader that you are, you’re likely already well-versed on how much we love (and shop!) Revolve’s covetable fashion offerings. But, as you may or may not have noticed, the retailer also has a pretty badass beauty department that’s chock-full of products and brands that make even our nitpicky beauty editors (ahem, me) go ham with shopping fever. Even more exciting? As of today, Revolve will now carry our clean, affordably priced sister skincare line Versed.
To help celebrate the launch (and to get your beauty shopping juices flowing), we asked Revolve’s beauty buyer, Kandice Hansen, to share what beauty products (including Versed and non-Versed products) she’d purchase with $150. You’re curious, right? After all, it’s in her job description to sift through and hand-select all the best beauty picks to reside on Revolve’s website, so Hansen knows a thing or two about choosing an epic beauty product.
Then, just because I love shopping (and feel I have some helpful knowledge as product obsessive beauty editor), I’ve gone ahead and played the game, sharing the six products I’d use within the same $150 budget bandwidth. Ahead, 12 game-changing beauty products a Revolve beauty buyer and Who What Wear beauty editor would purchase this second from Revolve. Keep scrolling—your glowing summer skin awaits.
Comfort always comes first while traveling. No matter how stylish an airport outfit may be, if it’s even the least bit restricting or uncomfortable, it’s likely that you’ll regret wearing it on an international (or even cross-country) flight. That’s why our rule is as follows: If an outfit won’t allow you to sit comfortably for hours at a time without fidgeting and counting the minutes until arrival, then it’s not the right outfit. Similarly, if an outfit won’t allow you to comfortably, albeit stressfully, speed walk through a major airport due to a last-minute gate change, then it’s not the right outfit (because traveling almost never goes according to plan) either.
Luckily, comfort and style aren’t mutually exclusive, which world-traveling celebrities have proven time and time again. Influencers like Chiara Ferragni, Aimee Song, and Danielle Bernstein have also proven that, and it’s high time we get them the props they deserve for putting together expert-level airport outfits. Keep scrolling to see the 16 items It girls always wear to the airport.
Mega-blogger Chiara Ferragni is constantly jet-setting around the globe, particularly between Italy and the U.S. Her expert airport style is exemplified by this comfortably chic outfit, which consists of sneakers, white denim culottes, and a baby blue T-shirt. It’s so simple yet casually elegant, too.
Here’s another one of Ferragni’s best airport outfits. She pairs a sleek pair of black skinny jeans with a graphic tee and a leather jacket. It’s casual, it’s comfortable, and it’s rock ‘n’ roll chic.
It girl Aimee Song knows the equation for the perfect airport outfit. A blazer and bike shorts make up a functional and fashionable travel outfit that’s fit for all the warm summer days ahead.
It’s no secret that we love a good monochromatic outfit, and Song’s matching neutral-toned jacket and joggers are no exception. It looks both insanely cool and insanely comfortable.
Overalls are so comfortable and so low-maintenance, which makes them the ideal airport outfit. Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What wears a summery gingham print. The exact pair she’s wearing is currently sold out, but luckily there are other similar pairs we can shop.
Another airport outfit, another black leather jacket. We love how Bernstein paired hers with black skinny jeans (just like Ferragni’s aforementioned outfit), as well as a black wide-brimmed hat. The hat might not be super comfortable to wear while in the close quarters of a plane, but it will disguise messy travel-day hair while you’re walking around the airport.
Camila Coelho rolls up to the airport wearing a teddy coat over a cropped hoodie and black sweatpants. It’s an extremely glamorous yet comfortable airport outfit.
For a lightweight airport outfit, try Coelho’s cropped tee and oversize joggers combo. Note the iconic Dior tote bag, which every fashion It girl loves to use as a carry-on.
Next, the $7 Amazon buy that gets on editor so many compliments.
Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.
As far as meal delivery services go, none come close to being as stylish (yes, food can be stylish) and adored by the celebrity set as Sakara Life. Sakara is an organic plant-based meal delivery program that sources fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients that heal, transform, and deliver lasting results. Whitney Tingle is a wellness entrepreneur, healthy living expert, and the co-founder and co-CEO of Sakara Life.
Since Tingle and business partner Danielle DuBoise founded the company in 2012 on just $700 they raised at a dinner party, it’s become a nationwide success with one million (and counting) meals served and a celebrity following that includes Chrissy Teigen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lily Aldridge, and Kate Hudson. They also launched a Clean Boutique, with Sakara-branded supplements, snacks, and teas.
But this is Second Life, so you know Tingle didn’t go straight from the University of Arizona to becoming a wellness trailblazer. Tingle’s first job was on Wall St.—at Merrill Lynch, where she planned to become a financial advisor. She later got a job at a financial technology startup before eventually deciding to partner with best friend and holistic health coach DuBoise to start Sakara.
Head to iTunes and subscribe to Second Life to listen to this episode and find out what prompted Tingle to start Sakara Life, plus how she turned the dream into a reality.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet is where we look for fresh, daring, youthful beauty looks (as opposed to the classic makeup and hair we see at the Oscars or the chic, avant-garde stuff we expect from the Met Gala). This year, models, actors, and recording artists stepped out onto the carpet in fun, sometimes experimental summer looks we can’t wait to try ourselves. We saw a lot of vibrant, one-tone eye shadow (think greens, purples, and magentas), as well as slick hairstyles and breezy bobs. All in all, the 2019 MTV Awards red carpet screamed bold and colorful but also super simple—and we are all about that.
There were 13 looks, in particular, that really caught our eye—unique, beautifully executed hair and makeup on celebs like Kiernan Shipka, Lana Condor, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more. Keep scrolling for our MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet faves.
As far as wedding guest outfit “rules” go, there is perhaps no greater one than not to wear white (no explanation needed), but are there exceptions to that rule? Victoria Beckham seems to think there are. The Beckhams attended the wedding of soccer star Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio in Spain over the weekend, and she opted to wear a somewhat controversial white dress. But it was a chain-printed white dress, which she paired with hot-pink satin pumps—both of which she designed for her namesake label. (Fun fact: Meghan Markle wore a Victoria Beckham dress in the same print back in March.)
Despite the common consensus that it’s best for guests to avoid wearing the color white so as not to compete with the bride’s dress, there is actually quite a bit of division on the topic if the dress is printed, as Beckham’s is. In fact, our editor in chief, Kat Collings, recently took an Instagram Story poll asking her followers if it was okay to wear a white dress to an upcoming wedding since it had a print, or if the fact that it was still a white dress make it a big no? As you’ll see below, the poll participants were divided on the matter. In Beckham’s case, do her hot-pink heels make the dress more acceptable?
It will probably always be a gray area, but there’s no denying that Beckham looked incredibly chic at the high-profile wedding. See for yourself below, and shop white dresses that could potentially be wedding guest–appropriate.
It’s hard to believe that a woman whose life spanned nearly the entire 20th century and who loved and lost at the uppermost echelons of society could be credited with introducing something so seemingly mundane into the mainstream, but such is the legacy of the magnificent Gloria Vanderbilt, who died today in New York City at the age of 95.
If you look down (or perhaps check the items in your online shopping cart), odds are there is a pair of jeans to be found. According to Vanessa Friedman’s tribute in The New York Times fashion section, this is due in large part to the ingenuity of Gloria Vanderbilt, socialite, artist, author, and, yes, the first “celebrity” to lend her moniker to a pair of previously perfunctory work pants. Although she lacked formal design training, according to Friedman, Vanderbilt “was unsnobby enough, and smart enough, and had been in [Vogue] enough, to see the opportunity” in the denim industry, ushering in a sleek-yet-sturdy staple to the silhouette of women’s wardrobes in the 1970s, and even outselling powerhouses including Calvin Klein, Jordache, and Sasson by the end of the decade.
Propelled by cheeky advertisements, smart product placement, and her own celebrity endorsement, it’s hardly a surprise that the exact style of Gloria Vanderbilt’s designer denim—high waisted, slightly bootcut with a bit of stretch—is still popular today. What is surprising, however, is how few people know that this piece of fashion history is just a footnote on the life of an American icon.
So, the next time you slip into your favorite pair of jeans, pause and give thanks to the “poor little rich girl” who made stretch denim an integral part of the American woman’s wardrobe.
And, because you can never truly have enough jeans, we’ve rounded up the 17 best-selling pairs of stretchy, high-waisted, and bootcut denim on Who What Wear for you to shop below:
Upgrade your everyday pair with A+ accessories.
Lean into that ’70s silhouette by going slightly oversized with a punch of plaid and a pair of hoops.
Keep it simple with a tucked-in turtleneck, gold pendants, and bright white boots.
Swap basic boots for baller heels and a feminine tank.
Try the tie-dye trend for a low-key retro vibe.
Clearly, this look is the crème de la crème.
Paired with a classic ringer tee, this outfit is simple, but so ’70s.
And as all denim lovers know, you can never go wrong with a Canadian Tuxedo.
Need more denim to go with that denim? Done:
When Zara goes all in on a trend, we tend to pay close attention. After all, the retailer is always one of the first to stock up on the coolest emerging trends of the moment, making its selection one worth stalking on the regular. That’s exactly what I was doing in its sandal section this morning when I was overwhelmed by one detail I kept seeing over and over on the majority of sandals I scrolled past: buckles.
Yes, you read that right. I’m calling this sandal trend random because, quite frankly, I haven’t seen or heard anyone else talking about buckle details on shoes at all this season. Yet Zara seems to think that it’s a trend to know—or why else would it be offering so many options? From strappy kitten heels to animal print and espadrilles, buckle details are adorning so many sandals at Zara that it has us reconsidering our go-to styles.
To see what I mean, keep reading to shop all the buckled sandals on the site right now.
Nothing can stop James Bond, not even an ankle injury. Actor Daniel Craig has been hard at work recovering from an injury he suffered while shooting Bond 25 in Jamaica a few weeks ago, and it already looks like he’s back to full strength.
The official James Bond account posted a photo of Craig in the gym working out, with his leg still in a walking boot. Craig previously needed ankle surgery after slipping on set while shooting the latest Bond film, although his injury reportedly won’t delay filming, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Craig’s physique looks to be as good as ever based on the photo:
— James Bond (@007) June 15, 2019
Over the years, Craig has done a wide range of different workouts and training to get in shape to play Bond—including Krav Maga, kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and yoga—teaming with longtime trainer Simon Waterston to get it done. Waterston worked with Craig on all of his Bond films, including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre, and he also worked with the previous Bond, Pierce Brosnan, on many of those films.
Waterston, a former British Royal Marine, has a lot of experience working with A-list actors and major productions, having trained John Krasinkski for the Jack Ryan series (check out his Jack Ryan workout here), Chris Evans for the Captain America series, Jake Gyllenhaal for The Prince of Persia, and Halle Berry on Die Another Day. Waterston has also worked with actors on films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Waterston and Craig teamed up once again for Bond 25, and based on the latest photo, it’s going as well as ever.
Bond 25 is set for an April 8, 2020 release.
A Cup of Joe Alfresco
Coffee snobs don’t have to settle for bad brew when they hit the trail. The six stackable pieces of the Field Barista Coffee Drip ($70; snowpeak.com) assemble into a brewing tool similar to those used in specialty java shops. The Field Barista Kettle ($148; snowpeak.com) soaks the grounds without singeing your hand. The pressure regulator on the PocketRocket Deluxe ($70; msrgear.com) keeps a reliable flame for boiling water through harsh conditions. (Pictured above.)