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Nordic Time Again at Bocuse d'Or 2019

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A look at the 2019 Bocuse d\'Or competition in Lyon and how Nordic countries have been dominating one of the world\'s most prestigious cooking competitions. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/bocuse-dor-2019-winners/

Looking To Buy Some Jewelry For Your S.O. This Valentine's Day? Here's The Best Buys According To Price

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Finding that one perfect gift for your S.O. is notoriously tricky — mostly because the perfect gift is different for everyone. From making each other\'s gifts by hand to dropping three months’ pay on a blowout present, there\'s no one right move when it comes to gifting. That being said, if we had to choose just one present that\'s most often a safe bet, nine times out of ten, we\'d pick jewelry — especially on Valentine\'s Day.Where buying jewelry for your other half used to be somewhat of a drab affair (diamonds or pearls? What a dilemma!), thanks to a slew of new trends and designers filling out the market, it\'s finally possible to pick out a piece of jewelry that\'s genuinely personal. So whether your loved one spends her days scrolling through Instagram in search of the next big jewelry trend or prefers to stick with the classics (Tiffany\'s, Cartier, David Yurman, the works), chances are high that her perfect Valentine\'s Day gift is somewhere

Berlinale Culinary Cinema 2019: The Edible Programme

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Take your pick of the global line-up food films and talks showcasing at this year\'s Berlinale Film Festival, starting 7 February 2019. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/agenda/berlinale-culinary-cinema-2019/

From Mega Fan To Not A Fan At All — Here's Our Guide To Dressing For The Super Bowl

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Admittedly, football isn\'t my forté — or sports in general, for that matter. I prefer to spend my Sunday nights prepping for the week ahead — you know, ordering Chinese takeout and doing mass amounts of laundry. However, there are a few sports-related traditions that I can get behind. First off, there\'s the food. Any party where you can get pizza, chips, dips, cocktail weenies and wings all in one place is a win-win (a touchdown?) in my book. And then, of course, there\'s the clothes.Watching sports — especially when it\'s a social event — requires a very specific outfit recipe. You want to be comfortable, but cute, all while supporting your team of choice. And with Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching (February 3rd at 6:30pm to be exact), it\'s about time that formula gets perfected. Whether you\'re Team Pats (more like Team Brady), or Team Rams, we\'ve rounded up 12 Super Bowl party options that\'ll have you showing off your sporty side at this Sunday\

Rachel Brosnahan Is The New Face Of Frances Valentine

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Frances Valentine, the accessories brand named after Kate and Andy Spade’s daughter Francis Beatrix, will continue to operate following the death of its founding partner Kate Spade in June.“We have so much of Katy’s voice here already,” Frances Valentine CEO and partner Elyce Arons, told The Cut in August. “And Andy is still very involved in all the design and will continue to be.” She continues: “We’ll miss her enormously, of course, but our plan is to do everything we can to make the business the greatest we can. I think that would make her happy. That is our goal.”The retailer is furthering its mission by working with someone very special to Spade on a new campaign. Spade\'s niece, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, is the face of Frances Valentine\'s spring 2019 campaign. View this post on Instagram So very happy to share our Spring 19 campaign with the truly marvelous Rachel Brosnahan ? See the full look book - link in bio. A post https://www.refinery29.com/e

Your No-Outfit-Missed Round Up Of Meghan Markle's Royal Style Moments

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Secret\'s out — the whole wide world is smitten with Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex is effortlessly charming, living a real life fairytale and doling out a never-ending supply of adorable couple photos for us to swoon over. But honestly, we\'re mostly interested in the 114 clothing items the pregnant newlywed schlepped with her on her first royal tour – and all the outfits we\'ve seen before and after that trek. Fan or not, it\'s impossible to deny that the former Suits actress has got one hell of a wardrobe. From the crisp white dress she wore to at last reveal her baby bump to the Givenchy coat she donned earlier to hide it, Prince Harry\'s beloved has officially become an international style icon.https://dash.refinery29.com/stories/static/default-images/sectionadplaceholder.pngTo pay homage to the lady of the hour (and her stylist/travel companion, Jessica Mulroney!), we went ahead and rounded up every notable outfit Meghan Markle has sported throughout her

Denmark Wins Bocuse d'Or 2019 - Again!

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Denmark has once again claimed the top spot at the legendary Bocuse d\'Or cooking competition in Lyon. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/denmark-wins-bocuse-d-or-2019-again/

Zara Changed Its Logo — & People Are Confused

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It isn\'t a secret that Zara draws inspiration from just about everywhere. In fact, because the company makes it a goal to always be faster, designers travel with a camera, pen, and paper. As it turns out the fast-fashion retailer wasn\'t only keeping up with what our favorite designers put on the runway but with the popular typography trends as well. Earlier this week, Zara updated its social media and website with a new cozier, curvier logo designed by Baron & Baron agency. This particular typography was first used in Harper\'s Bazaar in the \'90s. The logo stands out among the cleaner logos that seem to be suddenly sweeping the fashion industry. It didn\'t take long before the customers began to share their thoughts on the brand\'s new look.Can someone explain the thinking behind the new logo? I feel the first one communicated the sophistication and designer-like image the brand tries to portray. #ZARA pic.twitter.com/q9PM49fYWp— DAK (@DakTurner) January

Bocuse d'Or Finale, all the Plates in Pictures

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We look back at all the \'theme on plate\' and \'theme on platter\' presentations from day one at Bocuse d\'Or 2019. All the teams\' culinary creations in images. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/bocuse-d-or-plates/

Alaine Ducasse brings Le Café to London's King's Cross

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Alaine Ducasse opens Le Café, a permanent coffee boutique at the Coal Drops Yard in London\'s King’s Cross next to Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/alaine-ducasse-le-cafe-london/

Beyond Farm to Fork: How Blockchain Will Change the Way we Eat

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As track and trace becomes more and more important when ito comes to our ingredients, blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the food supply chain. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/blockchain-supply-chain-future-food-trend/

Here It Is: Your Mega-Guide To R29's Best Boots

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At Refinery29, we love boots. No matter if it\'s winter, spring, summer, or fall, our editors can be spotted stomping around in heeled boots, flat boots, work boots, snow boots, red boots, white boots, something in between a boot and a bootie, the list goes on. Unsurprisingly, our love for the shoe style is just as prevalent in our own work (it may be one of our most written about topics, but don\'t quote us on that). So to keep you up to speed on our roundups of trending boots, we\'re logging a mega guide on all of our need-to-know boot stories as we delve into fall and winter. From boots that won\'t break the bank to LBBs (little black booties), we\'ve got them all and have even added a bonus breakdown on what you can expect.Click ahead for a link to every boot story you can shop now. And be sure to keep a weathered eye out for any new additions as we\'ll be updating this story with every new boot story that comes in.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navig

We Scoured Instagram & Found 10 Of 2019's Buzziest New Jewelry Brands

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Nowadays, the rule of thumb for jewelry is pretty clear: the more the merrier. We layer so many necklaces on top of each other that waking up without a tangled mess around our necks is impossible, our hands are stacked with a ring (if not multiple) on every finger and we\'re on a first-name basis with the local piercing dude. Needless to say, the days of taking a minimalist stance in this department are officially a thing of the past. So naturally, we\'re always on the hunt for new brands to add to our collections.We turned to our trusty Instagram feeds for some much-needed brand research, and after a few too many hours of scrolling (and some early onset carpal tunnel), we came up with a list of 2019\'s most wear-worthy jewelry brands. From budget-friendly styles to high-end investment pieces, these are the brands that you\'re about to see everywhere.So before these under-the-radar designers are discovered (and everything we want sells out), take a peak at this year\

What's on in February: The Pick of Food Events Worldwide

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Discover the eclectic mix of events around the world this month, from affordable dining in NYC to the inaugural edition of The World Restaurant Awards. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/agenda/food-events-february-2019/

Valentino’s Creative Director: “This Is The Inclusivity Of Haute Couture”

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Valentino\'s spring 2019 haute couture show proved you don\'t have to dress like a meme to go viral. What Pyer Moss\' spring 2019 collection designer Kerby Jean-Raymond started by exploring what it means to be Black in America; Valentino\'s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli took it a step forward, reimagining high society if it embraced Black women. View this post on Instagram “I have asked the seamstresses of the Atelier to personally name each dress with a name of a flower or with the emotion brought by the flower itself. I was inspired by the Abécédaire de Flore”. @pppiccioli A post shared by Valentino (@maisonvalentino) on Jan 23, 2019 at 6:33pm PST “What if Cecil Beaton’s [1948] photograph of those Charles James dresses could be with Black women?” Piccioli told Vogue after his show backstage about what influenced his casting. On Tuesday, the designer shed more light on his monumental show in an emotional caption on Instagram. \"Couture is a dream. Altho htt

Not Sure What To Wear This Valentine's Day? We've Got You Covered

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Valentine\'s Day is a little over two weeks away, and you know what that means — you\'ve got 16 days to find the perfect date night outfit. The romantic holiday, with its fancy reservations and sky-high expectations, demands intensive planning and a lot of research when it comes to getting dressed.If you\'ve already started thinking about your Valentine\'s Day look, you\'ve come to the right place. We know how hard it can be to find that one perfect outfit, so to allow you to focus solely on your S.O. (or your best friends!) this February 14th, we\'ve rounded up 16 outfits that are perfect for your big night. From sleek suits to slinky dresses, no matter what your Valentine\'s Day plans may be, there\'s something in the mix ahead that\'ll make it the best one yet.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we

Fine Dining Lovers inside Bocuse d'Or 2019 Finale: what happened on day 1

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The first day in Lyon for the Bocuse d\'Or 2019 Finale: watch chefs Gavin Kaysen and Yannick Alleno interviews with Fine Dining Lovers! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/bocuse-d-or-2019-day-1/

Shop One Of Meghan Markle’s Favorite Handbag Designers Now At Nordstrom

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For every bespoke Givenchy item (or even fast-fashion, like Aritzia and Zara) Meghan Markle wears, she chooses another one that does a bit of good in the world. For example, the ethical jewelry the Duchess of Sussex favors benefits Afghanistan-based artisans in the Turquoise Mountain Foundation and Indian charity Set Beautiful Free, an organization that helps free women and children from sex slavery. And one of Markle\'s favorite handbag brands, Demellier, funds a set of life-saving vaccines and treatments for children in need.Markle carried a mini Venice forest green bag made by the brand on her third official outing as a royal. The calf leather and suede design, which retails for $395, is currently available on the British brand\'s website in multiple colors, including in Markle\'s shade, though we can\'t imagine it will be for long.When Mireia Llusia-Lindh started her label Demellier three years ago, according to the brand\'s site, she aimed to “to create handbag

First Round of Speakers Announced for Food On The Edge 2019

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The first round of speakers have been announced for Food On The Edge 2019 in Galway and it includes Alex Atala, Ben Shewry, Leonor Espinosa and Daniel Giusti. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/speakers-for-food-on-the-edge-2019/

How to cook with Amaranthus tricolor

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The edible Amaranth is a native plant of South America but is very adaptable and can grow almost anywhere with a warm climate. Because of its proliferation... https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/how-to-cook-with-amaranthus-tricolor/

Tortellini vs. Chinese Dumplings

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Have you ever thought that Italian and Chinese stuffed pasta can be quite similar? Here you go with the perfect tips to prepare, to fold and to cook them. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/how-to-fold-tortellini-dumplings/

Champs Elysees Restaurants: 8 Best Places to Dine in Style

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Looking for a good restaurant near the Champs Elysees? Here are some gourmet addresses and bistrots that\'ll satisfy the most gourmet foodies. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/culinary-stops/champs-elysees-restaurants/

Red Hot Lingerie To Buy Just In Time For Valentine's Day

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Our underwear drawers showcase a nine-to-one ratio of ultra comfy granny panties (the higher the waist the better) and itty bitty lace bikinis and thongs thrown in alongside matching bralettes. The former is trusty and reliable, providing us with everything we need for lounging around the house, errand days (worn under extra baggy sweats) and well, every other occasion we can possibly wear them to. The latter, on the other hand, is kept for one occasion and one occasion only: Valentine\'s Day.That might be a bit of an exaggeration. We do, in fact, wear lingerie more than once a year, but it is true that the frequency at which we do is getting smaller and smaller. So since it\'s probably been a while since your last big lingerie re-up, we\'re using February 14th as an excuse to do exactly that. Ahead, we\'ve rounded up 15 sexy red lingerie sets that\'ll add a nice kick to your 100% cotton-filled underwear drawer.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this ove

Malaysia Wins the World Cup of Pastry 2019

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Malaysia wins the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie after a grueling 10 hour competition, including six different challenges. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/world-cup-of-pastry-2019/

15 Millennial Women Share Their Amazon Hidden Gems

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Amazon is essentially an IRL version of Ariel\'s treasure trove, famously detailed in her The Little Mermaid number, \"Part Of Your World.\" Only instead of a cavernous hole 1000 leagues under the sea, all that \"neat\" stuff is housed on digital shelves across the web. And, instead of useless, \"whozits,\" \"whatzits,\" and, \"thingamabobs,\" Amazon\'s best booty is a collection of secret weapon stuff that we never knew we needed and now we that we have it, simply can\'t live without — a collection we\'ve come to call, the hidden gems.Since this particular online product ocean runs deep, we decided to poll an in-the-know pool of online-shopping mermaids across the country for their absolute favorite buys. From fashion to tech, beauty, travel, home decor, and health and wellness, the hidden gems\' list ahead covers products so unique that you may be entirely surprised to find they were snagged off Amazon. Scroll on t

Meghan Markle Wore Three Ethical Jewelry Brands (— & You Can Buy Them)

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Meghan Markle continues to make the most of her time in the royal spotlight. If she isn\'t breaking protocol, she\'s serving up maternity style we can\'t get enough of while championing the causes most important to her. It\'s honestly no wonder Edward Enninful wants to put her on the cover on British Vogue.Last week, during a trip to Birkenshire, Markle reminded us all of her commitment to sustainability with the jewelry she chose to wear. In fact, the Duchess of Sussex wore three different brands.Sophie McKay\'s London-based label Bar Jewellery uses recycled silver and avoids chemicals in the manufacturing process. “It’s amazing that high-profile people like Meghan are promoting brands like mine,” McKay told People magazine. “It’s so great that the royal family supports us.”Markle also wore stud earrings from Pippa Small (a brand she\'s worn in the past) made by Afghanistan-based artisans in the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a charity set up by her father-in-l

5 Fashion Takeaways From Last Night's SAG Awards Red Carpet

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The morning after an award show, even one as relatively intimate and niche as the SAG Awards, is always a little bit grim. The bright lights, flashing cameras, big fancy trophies and gathering of all our favorite A-list celebrities make for a heady cocktail indeed, and once it’s all over and done with, it\'s hard not to fall into some post-party withdrawal. But just because the night is over doesn\'t mean the fashion — what we look forward to most — has to end with it.Where the Golden Globes and the Oscars are all about glitz and glamour, the low-key vibe of the SAG Awards allows its guests to don looks that show off more of their own personal style. With that comes more risks on the designer front (with a record number of tonight\'s attendees wearing non-traditional red carpet designers) and more trends that we can actually wear (not that we haven\'t been searching for a sequin bib to buy since spotting Timothée Chalamet\'s Golden Globes look).So to keep the award

Chef’s Table: Season 6 is Coming Soon!

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Chef’s Table Season 6 will be landing on February 22 on Netflix, featuring four diverse chefs with the theme “the journey home”. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/chef-s-table-season-6-is-out-february-22-on-netflix/

13 New Restaurants join Les Grandes Tables du Monde

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The elite restaurant guide has 13 new restaurants listed in its 2019 guide, including Dominique Crenn\'s Atelier Crenn. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/les-grandes-tables-du-monde-2019/

Condé Nast International Just Launched Its First Global Title, Vogue Business

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In November, Condé Nast and Condé Nast International merged fueling rumors an American Vogue /British Vogue mash-up could be on the horizon.“What has become clear is that our aspirations are no longer best served by our historical structure of running two separate companies,” said Jonathan and Steve Newhouse in a joint statement to Business of Fashion last year. “Operating as one global company will only help us realize our ambition to deliver the highest quality journalism, experiences and value to our audiences, advertisers and partners,” the Newhouses continued. “It will also create new opportunities to enhance the collaboration among colleagues around the world.” On Tuesday, Condé Nast International will introduce its first global title: Vogue Business.According to its landing page online, Vogue Business will offer professionals a “global perspective on the fashion, beauty and luxury industries” from “insights from Condé Nast journalists in 29 territories, [of https://www.refinery2

Urban Outfitters Is Making Our Double-Sale Dreams Come True Today

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What\'s better than a good sale? A good double sale. And, for today only, Urban Outfitters is serving us just that. The trendy lifestyle store is currently offering an extra 50% off all sale items online, starting now and lasting until 8 a.m. on January 29.The stacked lineup includes must-have fashion to beauty and home buys. So, whether you\'re in the market for a $10 tie-dye turtleneck, the softest throw pillows, an affordable statement sofa, a $30 bluetooth record player or a personal massager crafted out of natural jade stone, the discounted and stylish collection ahead covers each of those wants needs (and then some). Scroll on to shop our top finds while they\'re still on sale for a double-steal dream. A note of warning, the deals aren\'t just hot, they\'re on fire. Items were disappearing and headed to some savvy shoppers with quick slinging check out cart moves even while we were putting this post together. So if you see something you love, go for it fast.At

The SAG Awards Red Carpet Looks That Slayed

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the gatorade stand in the 26.2 mile marathon that is awards season. Since the show is more of an insider event — in which SAG-card-holding actors celebrate one another — it garners less hype than the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Oscars, and thus gives attendees some breathing room. (This isn\'t to say that the SAGs aren\'t influential: the show can predict who might take home an Oscar next month.)The relative intimacy and lower-key vibe of the event give us a chance to see how our favorite stars take sartorial risks and assert their own personal style. Last year, we got to witness Stranger Things\' Sadie Sink sliding into our hearts in Chanel and her costar Millie Bobby Brown wearing Converse and Calvin Klein.Tonight the red carpet was (as predicted) extremely low-key. Perhaps this is a call-to-action for making less of a ruckus over the red carpet (see: E! opting out of covering it on TV this year). This may just be how celebrities prefer t

5 must-visit cellar doors in South Australia

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Enjoy our trip throughout the vineries that produce the most outstanding wines at the moment. Have you ever taste a glass of wine in a Cube? https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/best-wine-cellars-australia/

It's A Harness! It's A Bib! It's A... Wait, What Is It?

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If you look at awards shows with the same eyes you do a runway, you\'d see little to no correlation between the two: runway shows are about 10 minutes long whereas award shows seem to never end and one is (mostly) for business, while the other is (mostly) for entertainment. This goes for tonight\'s SAG Awards and the impending Fashion Month. But, in so many ways, they\'re both still so crucial to fashion: A runway show is a chance for a designer to showcase their most up-to-date vision, and a red carpet is one of the rare chances we get to see it in life. But some looks get lost in translation.Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images.Case in point: the embroidered bib. If you\'re wondering what that is, it\'s okay — we\'d never heard of one of those either until Louis Vuitton confirmed via press release that Timothée Chalamet\'s black sequin accessory wasn\'t a harness, nor some sort of deconstructed vest, but indeed a nov

The SAG Awards Red Carpet Looks That Slayed

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the gatorade stand in the 26.2 mile marathon that is awards season. Since the show is more of an insider event — in which SAG-card-holding actors celebrate one another — it garners less hype than the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Oscars, and thus gives attendees some breathing room. (This isn\'t to say that the SAGs aren\'t influential: the show can predict who might take home an Oscar next month.)The relative intimacy and lower-key vibe of the event give us a chance to see how our favorite stars take sartorial risks and assert their own personal style. Last year, we got to witness Stranger Things\' Sadie Sink sliding into our hearts in Chanel and her costar Millie Bobby Brown wearing Converse and Calvin Klein.Tonight the red carpet was (as predicted) extremely low-key. Perhaps this is a call-to-action for making less of a ruckus over the red carpet (see: E! opting out of covering it on TV this year). This may just be how celebrities prefer t

Lady Gaga Stuns In Dior Haute Couture At The SAG Awards

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There can be 100 people in a room... and we can guarantee you Lady Gaga is living her best life — no matter who believes in her or not, especially at the SAG Awards tonight.The A Star Is Born actress may not have frequented any pre-parties this weekend (due to her nearly sold out Vegas show), but she is coming off of yet another viral performance — this one from last night, when the singer brought her co-star Bradley Cooper onto her Enigma stage to sing their movie\'s signature, nominated track \"Shallow\" live for the first time. Let\'s just say: Little Monsters and ASIB fans lost their heads. And tonight, that excitement continues as Gaga is nominated for two SAG awards for her silver screen debut: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, for her portrayal of Ally, as well as Best Movie Ensemble for the film.But can we talk about what she wore for a second? The triple threat donned an off-white Dior haute couture gown from its spring 2019 collect

Why Megan Mullally Bought Her SAG Awards Dress Online

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When we first heard that four-time SAG Award winner Megan Mullaly was having difficulty getting a designer to dress her to host this year\'s SAG Awards show, we were pretty bummed. Wouldn\'t you be, too?But, in typical Karen Walker form, the Will & Grace star took matters into her own hands and did what most of us would do: She bought her dress online. The actress took to the red carpet in a black Alexander McQueen number that she ensured red carpet interviewers she won\'t sell — and even bet we\'ll see her in it again up to five more times. Mullaly expanded her position on the lucrative marketing moment that is celebrity red carpet dressing and we couldn\'t agree more.\"At the end of the day, I rather pick what I like and what I feel comfortable in and not get pinned into a corner where I’m beholden to a designer and I have to wear it,\" she explained during TNT\'s pre-show livestream. \"I’ve gotten a few nice offers — not name designers, but

The SAG Awards Red Carpet Looks That Slayed

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the gatorade stand in the 26.2 mile marathon that is awards season. Since the show is more of an insider event — in which SAG-card-holding actors celebrate one another — it garners less hype than the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Oscars, and thus gives attendees some breathing room. (This isn\'t to say that the SAGs aren\'t influential: the show can predict who might take home an Oscar next month.)The relative intimacy and lower-key vibe of the event give us a chance to see how our favorite stars take sartorial risks and assert their own personal style. Last year, we got to witness Stranger Things\' Sadie Sink sliding into our hearts in Chanel and her costar Millie Bobby Brown wearing Converse and Calvin Klein.Tonight the red carpet was (as predicted) extremely low-key. Perhaps this is a call-to-action for making less of a ruckus over the red carpet (see: E! opting out of covering it on TV this year). This may just be how celebrities prefer t

The Week in Bites 27th January 2019

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We look back at the stories that appeared on Fine Dining Lovers during the week as well as a round up of stories from around the web that caught our attention. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/food-restaurant-news-week-in-bites/

29 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas, All Under $20

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Ah, Valentine\'s Day. It can be easy to hate on the holiday, but no matter what your romantic relationship status is this V-Day, it\'s still a great time to show your appreciation for the awesome people in your life. You know that co-worker who makes the workday bearable? Or your roommate who recently saved your life when you forgot your keys and she was able to let you in? Or your bestie who may live far away but you text more with her than any other human in the world? Show them a wink of love this February 14th with a token of your appreciation.No over-the-top gestures, long-stem roses, or fancy dinner suggestions in this Valentine\'s Day gift roundup, instead we\'ve curated sweet trinkets all under $20. From a great-smelling hand cream to an adorable notebook set that can be split up and given out to three special someones, spreading the love with a treat can be done without shaking out your whole wallet.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelmi

Bompas&Parr with Zoo-as-Zoo for the first glowing ramen bar

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The ultimate experience for ramen addicted in Atlanta, Gerogia: at Nakamura.ke Lumen Bar you can enjoy glowing dishes and beverages. Take a look! https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/glowing-ramen/

20+ Cool Beanies For The Non-Hat Girl

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Among the perfect, considered details for an #OOTD post, hats tend not to make the cut. Between static hair and the often confusing styling tricks needed to pull one off, a simple cap doesn\'t make the strongest case for being an everyday accessory.Enter: the beanie. Over the past few years, the classic throw-on-and-go hat has been given a chance to shed its hipster boy style and cold-weather-only reputation and grow up. And while we\'ve become accustomed to gray or black ones as a staple in models\' off-duty wardrobes, beanies aren\'t just for fashion folk. The classic styles have become mainstream enough that it\'s time to look for some quirkier options.This winter, embrace beanies with cutesy mohawk styles, chic sparkly finishes, and so much more. Ahead, find 23 cool ways to keep your noggin warm. If you\'re really committed, that\'s almost a full month of Hat of the Day looks (maybe just repeat on weekends).At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate

We Did The Work For You & Found 7 Instagram Brands To Shop Now

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For fashion girls like us, finding a new brand on Instagram is equivalent to a hype beast getting into Supreme after waiting for hours in line. We\'re always searching and scrolling, going down every hole until we find an account that we can brag about knowing before anyone else. But no matter how much we might want to, spending all day, every day on an Instagram deep dive isn\'t realistic — and your boss would probably frown upon it.So, to make finding the newest, most under-the-radar Instagram brands of the moment a little bit easier and a lot less time-consuming, we went ahead and did the work for you. After following every hashtag, geotag and, well, normal tag, we came up with a list of 7 clothing brands that are sure to be the next Saks Potts, Susan Alexandras and Donnis of the world. So before you spend the entirety of your weekend in a giant Instagram void that\'ll only distract you from the pile of laundry sitting in your hamper, take a look at what we found ahead.A

How To Start A Career In Fashion, According To A Scandi Stylist

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The world of fashion is thrilling, inspiring, and glamorous — but also incredibly daunting if you’ve chosen to make it your career. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the front-row frenzy and bold-faced names, especially if you’re starting from scratch. That said, if you\'re hungry for a creative career that takes you everywhere, but feel like you’re stuck going nowhere, you\'re not alone.Long before they became front-row regulars and catwalk creatives, many of the style bloggers and industry influencers you admire were “nowhere,” too — setting out from square one with a dream and the willingness to take a chance. The journey to that dazzling, jet-set fashion career nearly always starts from “nowhere,” unless you happen to be related to fashion royalty. For the vast majority, it\'s talent, a creative eye, and connections made along the way that get you a priority boarding pass to success.Trine Kjaer, a Copenhagen-based style icon, fashion stylist, and influencer, is a perf http

Gwen Stefani Loves That We Still Love L.A.M.B.

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The early-aughts were simpler times. We were all wearing velour Juicy Couture tracksuits or super low jeans with a wide belt slung around the waist. It might have even been when fashion first started to peak. On September 16, 2004 Gwen Stefani presented L.A.M.B. at New York Fashion Week. What started out as a collaboration with Le Sport Sac took on a life of its own spawning clothing, shoes, bags, and a fragrance entitled L. She was one of the first to pioneer the singer-turned-designer switch-up and be taken seriously. Stefani has since paused on designing clothing for the label named after her first album and is focusing on designing eyewear, but her appreciation for the fans who show her items they\'ve held on to brings a wave of nostalgia\"I go to my Vegas shows and it’s really fulfilling to look out into the crowd and people will hold up a L.A.M.B. bag from back in the day,\" Stefani tells Refinery29. \"It’s really gratifying and it makes me feel good.\" Sh

This Rihanna-Favorite Designer Is Venturing Into Sportswear

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There\'s really no one quite like Adam Selman. And we\'re not just saying that. He\'s pals with Rihanna and Amy Sedaris, has designed for everyone from Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga, competed in the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund, and his collaboration with Le Specs transformed the accessory brand\'s entire business. He embodies his eclectic creations — and that\'s why the industry is so charmed by him. But it\'s Selman\'s next venture that\'s going to make him a household name. Launching today on Net-A-Porter, Selman is introducing ASS: Adam Selman Sportswear.The line, which is almost entirely sustainable, sees Selman pivoting completely to athletic-wear and athleisure. That\'s right: The designer will no longer produce his eponymous ready-to-wear label and is throwing himself into the sportswear arena. But why leave his namesake brand behind? \"Adam Selman has always had a sporty approach and attitude. The concept of buying \'sets\' and unifo

#FDLMoment: Roundup of Your Best Pics On Instagram

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Our first edition of #fdlMoment, our favourite photos on Instagram tagged with our hashtag for fine dining lovers. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/fdlmoment-weekly-roundup-of-your-best-pics-on-instagram/

Pandan from A to Z: 26 things to know

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What is pandan? And what is pandan flavor? 26 interesting facts and figures about this delicious tropical plant that is ingreasingly being used in kitchens. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/what-is-pandan-flavor/

H&M's New Collab Might Be Its Coolest Yet

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H&M has teamed up with Swedish brand Eytys for what could be the high street hero\'s coolest collaboration yet. Available from today, the collection will include all of Eytys\' (pronounced \"80s\" – the Ys are a nod to Generation Y) design signatures, from distinctive chunky soled shoes to fuss-free oversized tees via relaxed denim. Rather than two separate collections for men and women, the whole offering is a one-for-all, embodying the label\'s overarching ethos of \"clothing free from restraints on gender and age\".\"With this collaboration, we hope to introduce the H&M customer to our design philosophy of robust and fuss-free design where function triumphs embellishment and styles span genders,\" Max Schiller, creative director at Eytys, explains in a brand statement. \"The collection is all about proportions – creating a distinct unisex silhouette by playing around with loose silhouettes and chunky architectural footwear. It’s

Why Did So Many Designers Rely On This Dress Style At Haute Couture?

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If there\'s anything else that lifts our spirits besides a politically charged Cardi B tangent or this video of a baby pug named Pepito, it\'s clothes — specifically, haute couture. No matter where you\'re watching from — the front rows of Paris or via Instagram — couture week delivers unrequited bliss. Though we can\'t afford any of it, we still can\'t help but love it. And it\'s why, in recent seasons, so much of what happens during the week goes viral: Valentino, Celine (Dion), Viktor & Rolf, etc.But one dress — er, one style of dress, we should say — held court over the others. It\'s a dress you\'ve most likely seen before, on Rihanna or Kelsey Lu (you\'re welcome), but probably never pictured yourself in. It\'s cumbersome and boisterous — unapologetically so — and it packs a hefty dry-cleaning fee (if you can figure out how to clean hundreds, if not thousands, of layers of tulle). From Giambattista Valli, who sent a dozen of them down hi