I remember asking for my first pair of glamorous Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in the early '80s, when I was about 6. I wanted to have that swan on my pocket. I dreamed of the contrast stitching crawling up my thigh in a perfectly straight line, just as it did on the models on television.
This was the first time I can remember connecting my own ...Read more
Grammy Award-winning singer/actress Ashanti, 38, and her little sister, Kenashia "Shia" Douglas, 30, have collaborated on a v-e-r-y saucy swimsuit collection with PrettyLittleThing, the U.K.-based fashion retailer aimed at young women from 14 to the millennial set. The 74-piece line, in sizes 4 to 24, includes swimsuits and cover-ups ...Read more
When summer turns up the heat, it's time to chill a little in the beauty department. Get out of the office, unplug the electronics and take a break from the heavy-duty makeup. Lighten up. Whether you're heading to the beach, strolling through big-city museums or just doing a little people watching at a local cafe, here are a few ways to survive ...Read more
If you're tired of clothes that pill, fade and fall apart after just one season, it's time to start shopping smart. Shopping smart means investing in quality clothes that look good and last longer. Here are some things to keep your eye out for so you can spot high-quality clothing.
Before making a purchase, inspect the ...Read more
Whether we are discussing Angela Bassett's flawless face after the Oscars, or trying to figure out how it's possible the pretty sister at work still looks 25 when we know she's pushing 40, the African American community turns to this trusty, old school adage: Black don't crack.
Now thanks to a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study, grandma'...Read more
For many destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer months of June through August see the largest crowds and most staggering prices. However, in-the-know travelers can avoid the added buzz and expense by seeking out low-season and under-the-radar locales toting better price tags. To make the most of your travel budget this summer, ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS - Growing up, Allison Gettings never felt the pull to follow her father, grandfather and great-grandfather into the more than 100-year-old family business, Minnesota's Red Wing Shoe Co. That was OK: Her dad encouraged her and her brother to find their own paths.
For a while, she did. She studied psychology at St. Olaf, and after ...Read more
This season brings the return of farmers markets, and the tilling and planting of backyard gardens. But fruits, vegetables and herbs aren't just for the dinner table. They also deserve a spot in your bathroom vanity.
More beauty brands are seeing to that, injecting their soaps, shampoos, lotions and serums with a healthy helping of juice, pulp ...Read more
"Sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins," says Victoria Beckham. "Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around."
Yes, sunglasses are one of the best accessories to add a touch of glamour to anything you wear, but they are also one of the most important ways to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays -- oh, and to give ...Read more
As the weather gets warmer and we transition into the summer months, figuring out what to wear to the office can be difficult. Maybe it's warm outside but cold in your office, or maybe all you feel like doing is throwing on a swimsuit and heading to the beach. Regardless of your situation, here are a few guidelines to help you build the perfect ...Read more
It's true, a European vacation isn't a budget-conscious traveler's dream. From higher exchange rates to often expensive hotels, costs can add up quickly. However, there are insider tips, secret destinations and strategies that you can employ to put your dream trip to Europe closer at hand. We've covered almost every corner of Europe over the ...Read more
There was a time, not that long ago, that the one-piece jumpsuit was considered by some to be risque - an option only for the young and fashion-forward. And while certain women look great in them, perhaps you've resisted the style for years.
Now is the season to try a jumpsuit. The current fervor for the garment might be that it's suitable for ...Read more
Grin and bare it, guys.
Midriff-revealing crop tops are all the rage this season, according to the popular shopping site ASOS.
The trend was picked up on by ABC News in Philadelphia, which dug up a photo of gutsy Eagles receiver Jason Kelsey opting for a half-shirt over his football uniform, joking, "I needed more freedom."
This isn...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: It is sandal season and my question is: Is it OK to wear hosiery with my sandals? My sandals are so much more comfortable if I wear them with stockings.
- Bree C.
Dear Bree: Let me answer with a question: Why wear sandals in the first place if you don't want to let your toes go free? The main reason to wear sandals, ...Read more
Compared with the other major awards shows, fashion at the Tony Awards is less dramatic. This year, though, there were about five standouts who walked the red carpet in boundary-pushing looks, often mixing elements of both traditionally masculine and feminine. See what we loved about these five stars.
1. BILLY PORTER
During the Oscars in ...Read more
It's no surprise that it's a tough job market for recent college grads, but it may be a surprise to find out that how you dress for an interview can make the difference between being hired or not.
"Now, more than ever, college graduates seeking good jobs need more than a stellar resume," says Kyle Alexandra Moreland, founder of Kyle Alexandra, ...Read more
Happen to notice that rainbow graphics are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e these days? The colorful design is beloved by virtually everyone and quite fashionable, but during June, rainbows take on particular significance. It's Pride Month, and the rainbow is, perhaps, the most widely recognized LGBTQ symbol in the world. This year's celebration is a biggie ...Read more
Q: A friend clearly had plastic surgery, but isn't mentioning it. How do you bring it up without seeming intrusive?
A: Instead of asking how to bring it up, I'd ask why you want to raise the subject at all. Surgery is a personal and private matter, period. We're all curious beings, but you shouldn't be trying to learn more about something that'...Read more
If you're trying to decide where to go for your post-wedding escape, a sun-splashed island can be a solid choice. But which one to choose? The ideal island for your newlywed getaway depends on your budget, and how much time you have. But whether you're simply looking for sand and scenery close to home, or seeking adventure on distant shores, ...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have been looking for light gray eyeliner or brow pencil to no avail. I have had no luck finding it anywhere or anything near this color. The companies I have looked into are missing the boat not having this color since so many women are going natural and do not want their eyebrows entering a room before the rest of ...Read more
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