The Golden Rules of Shopping on ASOS, From a Seasoned ASOS Veteran

I’ll be the first to confess it: I consider myself a shopping-averse introvert who primarily enjoys spending an ungodly amount of time sifting through the sea of e-racks on some of my favorite clothing sites like Missguided, House of CB, Mango and Zara. After all, one of life’s greatest pleasures is standing by and watching…

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Intermix Celebrates 25 Years With a Capsule Collection of Party Dresses

«What will this brand look like in 25 years?» It’s a pertinent question almost every designer or figure at the creative helm of a brand asks themselves at some point in their career. Luckily for Intermix, 25 looks damn good. «Since our first store opening on Fifth Avenue in New York, our customer shopped with…

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I’m Replacing My Hoops With These Pearl Earrings I Saw on Instagram

I’ve been wearing the same gold hoop earrings for months on end. They’ve become my «signature,» but almost in a bad way. They’re like a safety net that lull me to sleep, sometimes literally because I wear them to bed every night. On special occasions I’ll try swapping them out for a beaded statement pair,…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chicago

Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods — including Lincoln Park, home to the new Wrightwood 659 gallery — offer myriad reasons to stray from the beaten path. But lately the Loop, as the downtown district is called for the elevated train tracks that encircle it, is fighting for your attention with a new architecture center, writers’ museum, river…

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Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

In the recently published memoir “Flat: Reclaiming My Body From Breast Cancer,” Catherine Guthrie tells the story of grievous medical mistakes that she managed to record without sugarcoating their consequences or flailing against the injustice of it all. A women’s health reporter, Ms. Guthrie approached the cancer experience guided and guarded by her previous investigations.…

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Rites of Passage: How I Quit the Bottle (the Hair Dye Bottle)

As I sat in the colorist’s chair in a high-end salon, I could not help but admire how young I looked. My gray roots had just been obliterated with a $300 Chernobyl of Deep Chocolate Mocha and Buttery Caramel lowlights. But I knew my hair high would be, as usual, a short-lived buzz. Within days,…

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The Graduates

On a Tuesday afternoon in September at Public School 42 on Hester Street, there were drinks spilled on the floor of the cafeteria and wadded-up notebook paper littered here and there. Tiny chairs for tiny students were arranged in loose lines, barely at knee height, but P.S. 42’s students weren’t coming. The chairs were awaiting…

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Unbuttoned: The Season of Peak Sneaker Silliness

Image Escada, spring 2019.CreditBebeto Matthews/Associated Press Way back in the wild days of fashion yore, in January, 2014, Karl Lagerfeld held a couture show set in a fictional Cambon Club (like the Cotton Club, but not), complete with a full orchestra and grand, sweeping staircase, down which his models tripped in gossamer, bejeweled creations, each…

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