Is Wearing Used Swimwear Gross?

Courtesy Tie-front printed bandeau swimsuit Emilio Pucci net-a-porter.com $530.00 Standing in Beacon’s Closet, a New York-based resale shop, I sifted through racks of old, stained at the pits-Zara tops and vintage—read: flammable—polyester, aimlessly shopping for nothing in mind. I often prowl secondhand stores in hopes of scoring underpriced designer goods, with a strong success rate…

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Billie Eilish Is Now a MCM Model

If you haven’t noticed, Billie Eilish is having a great July and we’re only halfway through the month. After teaming up with her idol Justin Bieber for the «Bad Guy (Remix),» the pop princess is now the face of MCM’s fall/winter 2019 campaign, the first campaign from Dirk Schönberger, MCM’s new global creative director. «For…

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The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps

For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine: strapping a computer around my wrist. The new nightly move was prompted by a cascade of wearable gadgets from companies like Fitbit and Apple, which claim that their sensor-laden bracelets and watches can improve our lives by helping us detect health…

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Pierre Cardin: His Mind Has to Travel

Image An installation at the Brooklyn Museum showing a photo of Raquel Welch in a Cardin miniskirt and necklace in blue vinyl with a Plexiglas visor, shot by Terry O’Neill in 1970.Creditvia Brooklyn Museum Pierre Cardin has spent a lifetime waging battle, imposing his will and maverick sensibilities on the wayward human form. “When I…

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One Small Step for Man, One Big Step for Moon Boots

Image Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon after he stepped off this ladder on July 20, 1969. CreditNeil Armstrong/SSPL, via Getty Images The most famous shoe print in the world is not on this world at all. It’s on the moon, probably still there in the gray dust. On July 20,…

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When ‘Good Stories’ Happen for Bad Reasons

Feel-good news stories are hard to resist. And why wouldn’t they be? The rest of the news is stressing us out. Political divides are deepening. The world is getting hotter. Ending, maybe. So we all take comfort in stories about people being kind to one another. Like the one about the woman in Missouri who…

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‘Space Is the New Black’

Image The fall 2017 Chanel show at the Grand Palais.CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times In March 2017, Karl Lagerfeld, perhaps the greatest master of the viral social media moment a fashion show had ever seen, docked a rocket ship under the glass dome of the Grand Palais in Paris for his Chanel show…

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Medical News Today: Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic

New research on mice suggests that a mechanism that likely evolved to prevent starvation could be contributing to obesity. New research reveals a ‘brake’ mechanism that prevents fat cells, shown here, from releasing fat. The mechanism involves the protein receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). The new finding reveals that RAGE functions as a…

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20 Fall Must-Haves to Buy From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

It’s time to take a short break from your Hot Girl Summer to think ahead to your fall wardrobe. I know, I know, it’s 90 degrees and nobody wants to talk about boots or coats yet, but Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is officially upon us—which means that Fall 2019’s hottest pieces are on sale now before…

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A Fantastic Summer Salad

Good morning. Someone left a lot of zucchini on my counter when I wasn’t looking, and when it came time for dinner I thought to make Colu Henry’s lemony pasta with zucchini and fresh herbs (above). But it was hot enough in the kitchen already that I didn’t want to boil water for the pasta,…

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