The Great Shoe Debate: To Heel, Or Not To Heel?

FLOOR MODELSSandals from Manolo Blahnik for Birkenstock, or platform heels from Bottega Veneta? The good news: There’s room for both. Photographed by Daveed Baptiste. Photographer Assistant, Ärri Purri. After a series of COVID-related cancellations and half starts, fashion month was back in February, yes—but not quite as we knew it. With the colossal cultural changes … Read more

This Season’s Most Compelling Haircut Offers Wash-And-Wear Ease—And the Promise of Transformation

“A  ll off?” a doubtful Italian coiffeur asks a long-haired, 24-year-old Audrey Hepburn in her first starring role as a princess-on-the-lam in Roman Holiday. “All off,” the soon-to-be-​gamine commands him. This most famous onscreen haircut in movie history gave rise, in the decades that followed, to a host of imitators—and a single label. No one knows … Read more

Dior’s Refillable Denim Lipstick Case Is Y2K Nostalgia at Its Finest

Y2K style is back—and that’s a reality many of us are still processing. While I admire the era’s unapologetic, bad-good attitude towards going-out clothes, I’m admittedly on the “please no!” side of the low-rise jeans debate. That being said, I’m all for both celebrating and nodding to the era’s broader, unbridled embrace of denim. Distressed! … Read more

13 Best Tinted Moisturizers 2022 For Lightweight Coverage All Spring and Summer

Warmer temps are the perfect opportunity to ditch that heavy foundation for a more lightweight coverage with one of the best tinted moisturizers. Those of us in temperate climates can honestly learn a lot from tropical destination dwellers who have mastered a confidence-boosting makeup routine with minimal products. “Growing up in Miami, because it’s so … Read more

Nail Files: For Shanghai-Based Manicurist Beata Xu, Nail Art Doesn’t Need to Be Loud to Be Impactful

When Beata Xu made the decision to move to Beijing after graduating in 2016, leaving her hometown of Jiangsu, just north of Shanghai, her motivation was simple: she wanted to try her hand at beauty artistry in the hub of traditional Chinese culture. Xu became a skilled makeup artist, but nails provided a better venue … Read more

The Best Prairie Dresses For Pulling Off Cottagecore This Summer

Have you ever walked through the knee-high grasses of the American prairie? Odds are likely not, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting in on summer’s romantic trend and wearing one of the best prairie dresses. 2020 marked the rise of cottagecore, a craft-centric trend that applied to both dreamy dresses and a desire for … Read more

Inside the Annual FIT Awards and Gala, With Michael Kors, Serena Williams, and Aerin Lauder

On Wednesday evening at the very top of the Shed—that shapeshifting arts center nestled on the west side of Manhattan—fashion’s brightest stars gathered to celebrate the Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2022 Annual Awards Gala. The glamorous event, which raised over $1.5 million, kicked off with a cocktail ceremony where guests were served caviar and crème … Read more