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The 29 Most-Wanted Goods This Month — According To You

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We are serious product enthusiasts. Not only do we obsess over the star finds and slashed-price steals that we snag for ourselves, but we also possess an insatiable curiosity about what\'s trending in other carts too. If you ever lay awake at night wondering what the cumulative best selling products are according to your friends (and the friends of those friends), then join us as we share the most-wanted items of one seriously skilled set of shoppers: Refinery29 readers.After weeding through a month\'s worth of shopping data to source the top-selling goods from a range of top R29 stories, we lined up the resulting product guide ahead. Take 29 glimpses into the purchasing habits of you and your crew (and the crews of those crews) — did your favorite Amazon hidden gem, super-sale find, or Ulta beauty buy from March make the list? Scroll on to find out.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selecte

Style Out There: Petticoats, Politics, & The American Women Who Compete In Mexico's National Sport

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This Sport Is Reuniting Families Across The BorderSports can tell you a lot about a place and its people. Depending on where you are in America, people will say our national sport is either football, baseball, or basketball. But in Mexico, only one has been decreed as the official national sport of the country: charrería.Consisting of nine separate events, charrería is a rodeo that showcases charros — or riders — who display feats of ranching dexterity, including riding, lassoing, and herding. But one event within charreria takes this beyond practical skills and into art: escaramuza. It first began as a group display of sidesaddle riding skills that paid homage to the Adelitas of the Mexican Revolution, women who would act as decoys to lure away enemy soldiers. One hundred years after that conflict, escaramuza competitions consist of eight women who ride around a circle-shaped arena to perform 12 distinct tricks. It’s dangerous and mesmerizing — like synchronized swimming, bu https://w

6 Spring Trends Perfect For Showing Off Your Curves

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There are certain people who simply exude style confidence. You know the ones: the girl rocking oversized pearl hair clips in front of you in line at your favorite coffee joint; your longtime work wife whose billowy, feminine aesthetic is the definition of Big Dress Energy; the anti-influencer you follow on social media whose second language is dark-wash denim. For lack of a less-millennial phrase, these women truly are #goals.Judah Campbell, a plus-size model living in Los Angeles, is one such style crush. (Just one look at her colorful IG feed will send you out shopping for a new matching tracksuit and ultra-distressed jeans.) We tapped the rising star to spill her freshest fashion tips for showing off your curves this spring, featuring her favorite pieces from Kohl\'s new size-inclusive line, EVRI — which offers a range of sizes from 0x-4x and 14w-30w. Find out how to dress down a business-ready blazer, what shoes to slip on with a statement sleeve, and tons more spring styling

These Luxury-Made Sharply-Priced Gold Hoops Have Sold Out Three Times

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You never want something until you can\'t have it. So, each week in The Sell-Out, we\'re getting the scoop from your favorite retailers on what\'s selling like crazy. Watch this space to find out what everyone\'s buying, sign up for wait lists, and keep tabs on restocks.A visit to the Ana Luisa website is a breath of fresh air. Rune-like coin necklaces, artistic earrings, and mysterious signet rings abound at the jewelry brand’s website, intriguing us with its simple design and personal-feeling pieces. Jewelry-industry veteran David Benayoun co-founded Ana Luisa just last year, employing some of the best manufacturers in the world to apply their luxury-level finishing techniques to a curated and affordable collection of direct-to-consumer jewels. Thanks to its reasonable price points and trending take on classic pieces, word of Ana Luisa has spread fast amongst fashion insiders and those looking for quality demi-fine jewelry.Working with specialized jewelers all over th

An Ex-Theranos Employee Is Responsible For Elizabeth Holmes' Black Turtleneck

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As it turns out, much like her voice, Elizabeth Holmes personal fashion (punctuated by omnipresent black turtlenecks) has a dubious origin. An ex-Theranos employee revealed to Elle that she cultivated the fallen scammer\'s signature style.Holmes hired Ana Arriola as chief design architect to help build the very-faulty \"Edison\" machine, which was supposed to run a battery of medical tests using a small amount of blood taken from pricking a patient\'s finger. (The Edison machine never actually worked.) But Arriola did way more than that on the job: her unofficial role was to style her boss.Holmes was \"infatuated\" with Steve Jobs\' signature look of black turtlenecks and Levi\'s jeans, and asked Arriola how she could create the same aesthetic for herself. Holmes (who slept about four hours a night) seemed to think a similar, uniformed look would give off the impression that she was completely devoted to Theranos, and had no time to pick out her clot

Here's Every Pastel Dress You Need To Do Spring Right

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Bubblegum pink, sky blue, periwinkle, lavender, mint — you name it, we love it. Pastels and spring go together like plaid and autumn, gingham and summer, cashmere and winter. So naturally, at the first sight of warm weather, we immediately dump our dulled-down tones in exchange for the candy-colored hues we’ve been dreaming of since the first 40 degree day last fall. And if there’s one spring essential we’re most excited to put our pastel twist on this season, it has to be dresses.Of late, brands like Sandy Liang, CF Goldman and Ganni have flipped the pastel dress game on its head, avoiding country club-esque sundresses and instead utilizing mixed patterns, materials and cuts to create modern takes on this overdone color way. So while the sheer, cut-out and sequined pastel dresses ahead might not work to appease your grandparents at Easter brunch, without a doubt, they’ll have everyone else in the room wishing they had one too.Get a head start on your spring wardrobe by check https://w

The Best Part Of The Beach Bum Is The Clothes

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Photo: Courtesy of Neon/VICE.In The Beach Bum, you see Matthew McConaughey\'s actual bum more than a dozen times. In a few such scenes, he\'s wearing a royal purple G-string, and only his tan lines in others. But although these naked moments are definitely fun, they\'re actually not the most noteworthy aspect of Harmony Korine\'s follow-up to Spring Breakers. That honor goes to the absolutely deranged and perfect fashion that dominates the film.In fact, people have been talking about the fashion in this movie since the first set photo dropped back in 2017. Garage deemed it \"the most important fashion film\" and High Snobiety even did a round-up of McConaughey\'s, as his character Moondog, best looks — just from paparazzi photos. What I\'m saying is, much like Moondog — the drunk, grimy, lovable, carefree poet at the heart of this sun-drenched laissez faire comedy — the outfits in this film scream \"I don\'t give a fuck what I\'m doing\&qu

23 On-Trend Blazers To Add To Your Closet ASAP

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Blzr szn is a year round 24/7 affair. In the desert where the temps are hot during the day and cold at night? There’s a blazer for that. Heading to drinks after work and wanna see where the night takes you after? There’s a blazer for that. Seriously, it’s about time we acknowledge the blazer’s place in the Classic Pieces to Own Hall of Fame alongside trench coats, puffer coats and other outerwear items.Plaid, oversized, colorful blazers were first perceived as a drive-by trend, one that would dissipate in the next few seasons. But brands found a way to innovate and keep them feeling fresh, with an update every single season. Whether the new features are larger shoulder pads, a double breasted cut, or a corseted waist, we’re 100% convinced at this point that we’ll never tire of blazers.Click through for the 23 blazers to shop and add to your growing collection.There is a lot of product out there — some would say too much. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate th https://www.ref

The Amazon Buys Trending On Instagram This Month

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The start of a new season (hello, spring!) is the time of year that our shopping radars are on highest alert. We’re scanning our feeds, our favorite online stores, Michelle Li on our fashion team, and of course the streets of Paris for inspiration. A new season is just around the corner, and we’re on the hunt for a serious wardrobe refresh. Where are the pieces that we’re going to start wearing once the heavyweight coats come off? You know what we’re talking about — it’s those statement sunglasses, the go-with-everything bag, the light jacket — those special finishing touches that celebrate the new new.As we’re constantly combing the world wide web for all of the best stuff, as mentioned, the first place we start is our Instagram feed. We love seeing intrepid influencers sourcing their cutting-edge finds in unexpected, hidden-in-plain sight destinations: in particular, Amazon. It\'s nice to have a little treasure hunting cheat sheet on hand to help us get through the oc https://www

What To Wear To Work: From Business Formal To Creative Casual

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If you’re one of the 72 million American women who are currently employed, chances are you’re reading this at work. Maybe you’re scrolling through your phone during a slow moment in a meeting (we won\'t tell!), or scanning the site while you eat lunch at your desk. And if you are at your job, you’re probably outfitted according to some kind of dress code, whether it’s been explicitly dictated by your boss or absorbed by osmosis through observing your co-workers.The rules of professional dress are changing faster than we can say “OOO,” and the levels of formalism in office attire are still very much alive, and very much a shopping conundrum — one that we’re here to help you work through, of course. Based on intrepid research and conversations with a few experts — including the human resources department here at Refinery29 — we’ve narrowed down the three traditional categories, and we’re even proposing a fourth, based on how much the work environment has evolved https://www.refinery2

Two New Judges Join CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund — & It's A Win For Diversity

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Over the summer, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund judge Eva Chen shared an Instagram photo of her fellow judges as they began to deliberate who would take home the grand prize of $400,000 — igniting a firestorm in comments about the lack of diversity on the judging panel.Seated at a long table were 10 judges with the future of the fashion industry in their hands: five women and five men; three were of Asian descent, and all extremely fair-skinned. From Anna Wintour to Diane von Furstenberg, the group is comprised of fashion veterans who are very much a part of Vogue ’s insular world.Refinery29 reached out to the CFDA in August to ask if the organization recognizes diversity beyond racial and gender identities (see: ability, size, socioeconomic background), and if there has ever been a Latinx or Black judge involved with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund; a representative for the organization declined to comment. The next morning, however, they followed up to note that Black designer Patrick Rob https

We're Taking A Safari With These 17 Desert-Ready Jackets

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\"To your right, you\'ll see a dazzle of zebras drinking by the watering hole. And further up on your left, that\'s a herd of elephants.\" Can you imagine it? Now look down — what are you wearing? If you\'re anything like us, a safari is the perfect excuse to pull out that two-piece oatmeal-colored utility set you bought during the last Buy More Save More sale at Shopbop. But what if we told you that you didn\'t need to travel across the world for an excuse to don your safari-ready look?More and more, we\'re seeing brands, from Ganni to Acne Studios to & Other Stories, creating elevated versions of the safari jacket worn by the tour guide in Jurassic Park (pre-disaster) — and we\'re kind of in love with them. Amidst a season where utility pieces (jumpsuits, cargo pants, work boots, etc.) are the trend to get behind, it\'s no surprise that these oversized work jackets would be next in line. So before the summer heat makes even the lightest and a

Reformation's Gone & Done It — Here's The Dirt On Their Brand-New Permanent Plus-Size Collection

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Reformation has a knack for keeping us on our toes. Whether it\'s launching one of the most eco-friendly swimsuit collections ever or collaborating with très chic Italian lingerie brand Cosabella, our favorite sustainable retailer keeps throwing us curveballs — and we\'re just trying to keep up.Bright and early this morning, Reformation announced that the size-inclusive capsule collection that they launched back in 2018 is officially back — this time for a permanent run. Adding sizes 1x to 3x and 14 to 24, this new-and-improved collection is stacked with a whole lot more than the capsule that preceded it. Today\'s launch will include 18 of the brand\'s best-selling styles, from oh-so-perfect linen sundresses to throw-on-and-go floral midi skirts. And it doesn\'t end there. Every month, you can expect to see new styles join the mix, all of them designed to fit every body, petite-, straight- or plus-sized.\"My biggest dream is to bring sustainable fashion to ever

7 "Rules" To Conquer Festival Dressing In 2019

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What’s your Coachella status? Are you a veteran attendee traveling with a posse of fellow festival diehards? Or are you a first-timer who just couldn’t resist the opportunity to see Childish Gambino and Tame Impala in the same weekend? No matter where you lie on the festival-going spectrum, with the first weekend of the legendary live event less than three weeks away, you’re probably debating what to pack. If you’re anything like us, you’re hopping around the web, checking out everything from a conversation-starting pair of earrings to a breezy sundress that will help keep your sun-baked body ventilated in style.To help make the most of your purchases, we turned to Lauren Thompson, our Senior Editor of Snapchat Discover and marathon festival attendee, for some expert insight on what she brought to the Empire Polo Club during her last pilgrimage to Indio. Read on for our highly practical (but still totally stylish) advice on getting the most out of your festival experience, al https://w

The One Swimsuit That's Part-Bikini, Part One-Piece

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All of my fellow indecisive ladies, please stand up. Every time an outing requiring a swimsuit pops up, I spend far too much time ruminating over one decision: bikini or maillot? If you would have asked me this question five years ago, that answer would be simple: bikini. But one-pieces are back, and they\'re much chicer than the swim meet-style options of the past.What\'s one to do when they want to show off a little more skin than a one-piece allows, but would rather skip the full exposure of a bikini? If the 20 swimsuits ahead are any indication, the answer is a cut-out one-piece. Before you envision lace-up, Miami-ready options and bizarre tan lines, this season\'s stock reaches new heights of creativity. Prepare to pick and choose exactly which space of skin you plan on showing off, from just a hint of midriff to a full center cut-out, and get ready to cut that indecision out once and for all.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stu

For The First Time Ever, The LVMH Prize for Young Designers Finalists Includes Two African Designers

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On Wednesday, LVMH announced the eight finalists for its highly-regarded LVMH Prize for Young Designers, and for the first time ever, designers from Nigeria and South Africa have made the cut.Now in its sixth year, the prize is awarded to fashion designers who have produced at least two collections and are under the age of 40. This year\'s finalists are Nigeria\'s Kenneth Ize, South Africa\'s Thebe Magugu, Anrealage, Bethany Williams, Bode, Hed Mayner, Phipps, and Stefan Cooke. Culled from a group of 20-semi finalists, the octet was selected by 63 international fashion heavyweights, including J.W. Anderson, Nicolas Ghesquiére, Marc Jacobs, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. This is the first time the annual competition will take place without Karl Lagerfeld.“We are very proud of the international dimension of the prize. It’s really what sets it apart,” Delphine Arnault, the force behind the initiative, tells WWD. “The LVMH Prize is global. It reflects the fact that fashion is now a g

Hillary Clinton Tells NASA To ‘Just Make Another Suit’ After First All-Female Spacewalk Is Rescheduled

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NASA can put a man on the moon — but it can\'t outfit two women astronauts in well-fitting spacesuits for the same mission. Earlier this week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that a female member of the crew scheduled to work on the installation of lithium-ion batteries for a pair of the International Space Station’s solar arrays would be replaced by a man. The issue? According to a statement NASA gave to Popular Science, it came down to the availability of spacesuits on the ISS.In what would have been the first all-female space walk ever, two astronauts, Anne McClain and Christina Koch, trained for the mission wearing spacesuits in two different sizes (the top and bottom pieces of the suits are configured, sized and worn separately). After the March 22 spacewalk, both women decided each would be more comfortable wearing a size medium top (or \"hard torso\" piece) — but only one can be made in time for Friday\'s mission. Koch will wear the

Sculptural Heels Are The Work-Of-Art Shoe Trend You Need For Spring

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Nine times out of ten, if you start seeing a certain accessory over and over, it\'s probably a Jacquemus original. Just look at what happened with his ubiquitous mini bags. The French designer, whose loyal followers include Jeanne Damas, Marta Cygan and Caroline de Maigret, has a knack for knowing exactly what we want before we even want it. And from where I\'m sitting (at my desk scrolling through Instagram), it looks like the man from the south of France has done it again — this time, in the shoe department.Sculptural heels first appeared in the designer\'s fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection with a unique slew of mismatching square- and circular-heeled silhouettes, but it\'s taken until now for the masses to follow his lead. Today, whether you\'re scouring Zara.com or virtual window shopping at Barneys, an abstract heel is impossible to avoid. And why would we want to? The 16 pairs of sculptural heels ahead have the ability to transform even the most minimal outfi

4 Sneaker-Based Spring Outfits For Every Kind Of Girl-On-The-Go

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A major condition of female empowerment is freedom of choice, whether that\'s deciding between celeriac soup and marshmallow cereal for dinner or having the option to be both a heels and flats girl. Keds has been a pioneer in the latter field since 1916, when it became the first company to offer a women\'s sneaker; more than 100 years later, the legendary brand continues to prove that its shoes, like the classic Champion style, really can go anywhere.To reflect this trailblazing heritage, we\'ve styled four winning spring outfits around the Champion (and a couple more Keds favorites) for every type of girl-on-the-go. \"But what if my aesthetic doesn\'t fit neatly into one of the personalities?\" you ask. Feel free to pick and choose elements from each — after all, it is your right.The Mover & ShakerDon\'t adjust your screen: This look does reference what is perhaps Keds\' most famous cinematic appearance. Nobody puts the Champion in the corner, so

Alexander Wang’s Next Uniqlo Collection Will Keep You Cool

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Alexander Wang has long played by his own rules. Drawing inspiration from his gang of New York cool kids, his shows are always buzzing with the energy of the city, whether it\'s in the form of a robot as the star of his front row (Sophia was snapped front row in Wang\'s boxy blazer at his fall 2019 show) or having models stomp down his catwalks in pigtails and biker boots. Even in times of turbulence he\'s marching to the beat of his own drum: he\'s dropped out of the New York Fashion Week schedule to show in June and December instead.Whatever he turns his hand to has that current of electricity running through it, and now, he\'s keeping us cool on hot days in the city. Collaborating with Uniqlo on another collection using the Japanese retailer\'s AIRism technology, Wang is bringing his signature effortlessness to our summer wardrobes, too.\"We first collaborated with Uniqlo in 2008 for a capsule collection and I’ve stayed in touch with Mr Yanai, ever since

Inside A Marc Jacobs VP's Stylish Brooklyn Apartment

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When Jennifer Sagum embarked on a gut renovation of her family’s Williamsburg home, she need not look far for inspiration. Having spent the past eighteen years immersed in the world of Marc Jacobs, she drew upon her keen eye and fashion sensibility to inform the creative process. \"I’ve been vintage shopping since I was in 7th grade…I wear a lot of Marc and mix it with vintage. That’s how I wanted my home to be,\" the VP of Global Advertising & Media shares. To curate the perfect mix of old and new, Sagum turned to interior designer and vintage dealer Jennifer Chused of Chused & Co. Like Sagum, Chused began her career in fashion—first at Donna Karan and later at publications like Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Elle. \"The house is very fashion,\" remarks Chused, who referenced Sagum’s own style of dressing as a source of inspiration. The pair hit it off and worked together to create a space that celebrates pattern and whimsy in a sophisticated way.Before Ch

Hop Into Spring With A Fresh Collection Of Colorful Jewelry

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According to the weatherman, the calendar, whoever invented daylight savings, and one very notorious groundhog, spring has officially sprung. But, honestly, we\'re just not buying it — today\'s chosen coat + sweater + boot combo still screams winter to us. Warm or not, though, there\'s no way we\'re allowing our entire wardrobes to stay cold and gray until the first real 75 degree day.Jewelry is the perfect cure-all when it comes to adding some spring into your winter-booted step. There\'s nothing like a seashell earring here or a pearl anklet there to transport your mindset to a sunnier, more tropical locale. And while we love a good gold or silver jewelry moment just as much as anyone (seriously, count the bracelets, necklaces and earrings to prove it), we\'re taking spring 2019 as an opportunity to add some much-needed color to our jewelry boxes.Ahead, we rounded up all the best colorful jewelry, from beaded bracelets to rhinestone earrings, that you can buy

Josie Totah Didn't "Come Out" — She's Always Been Here

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Less than five minutes into my interview with actress Josie Totah, I ask her one of the most dreaded questions that come up when discussing someone else’s gender identity.When did you know? I ask.“I literally cannot remember the day that I told my mom that I was a girl,” she replies. Shit, I think. I knew that. But the reality is, with less than 48% of Americans reporting to know or have met a transgender person (meaning approximately 52% of them haven’t), many people don’t understand that the feeling of being in the wrong body is something that can start as early as one can remember. “It wasn’t a ‘coming out’ moment for me since my family has known I was transgender since I was three years old; it was more of a Let me just inform the world of something they don’t know kind of moment.”Alexandra Miro top; Zimmermann Corsage Safari Polka Dot Pants, $450, available at Intermix; JF London shoes.Totah, now 17, who charmed audiences as J.J. Totah on television shows lik https://www.refinery2

Could Costa Brazil Be The Next Billion-Dollar Beauty Brand?

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On a hot, airy day in Northeast Brazil, a rare, 98-foot sapucaia tree stretches toward the clouds that hang low over the Amazon. It’s one of the lesser-known timber species, but its benefits are endless: indigenous tribes of Amazonia use its potent leaves to calm skin irritations, the Kaya oil extracted from its seeds soothes muscle pain and regulates blood sugar, and its woody exterior has been used to construct boats and tools. It’s hard to believe its flowers, vivid and purple, are pure decoration.And that’s just one-third of designer-cum-beauty entrepreneur Francisco Costa ’s dynamic Jungle Complex, the holy-trinity of key ingredients of his debut skincare line Costa Brazil. The other two, Cacay oil and Breu resin, are also Amazon gold — puissant and seldom featured in products within the industry. But, before you think Another skincare brand?, take it from us: Costa Brazil stands apart from the millennial-targeted lines du jour.Key ingredients of the Óleo Para A Face o https://www

10 Spring Trends We Can't Wait To Wear

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As soon as the first day of spring arrives, our hearts beat a little bit faster in anticipation of the warm weather to come. Our minds skip to shopping the latest spring trends. What is everyone going to be wearing; more importantly, what trends are we going to be wearing? Well, turns out things are about to get funky in the best way possible. It’s all about colors - hot pink, slime green, and loads of creamsicle orange. Tie dye has finally hit its stride, and clothing has reached peak comfort. Let the changing of seasons be your opportunity to step outside of your sartorial safe space. After all, spring is all about transformations — so find yours, whether it’s a silhouette you\'d written off, a shade you never thought you\'d wear, or trend revival you had forgotten about.Another key philosophy for the season: don\'t stress over finding items that \"go with everything.\" Instead, the strategy is all about statement pieces. Choose the trends that resonate with you

We're Tossing Our Jeans Aside For Leather Pants This Spring

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Denim, sweaters, even a wrap dress — just about anyone can pull them off. You don’t have to be a styling whiz to know that a pair of jeans that fit just right and a black turtleneck are undeniably flattering and may never go out of style. On the flip side, some fashion pieces don’t come quite so easy. Case in point, leather pants. While Angelina Jolie and the Spice Girls might’ve perfected the look in the \'90s, leather pants definitely take some getting used to.That’s where we come in. With a trick here and a tweak there, you can confidently add a statement pair or two to your spring wardrobe ASAP. It\'s all about figuring out what style works for you. Vegan or genuine? Designer or budget? Skinny or straight? After thoroughly examining all the leather pant colors, shapes and silhouettes on the market today, we\'re confident that there\'s a pair in the selection ahead that\'ll check all your boxes off.Give your spring wardrobe a Posh Spice-approved refresh with one

It's Time To Give Your Bag Collection The Spring Re-Up It Needs

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Chances are, the canvas tote bag that\'s hauled your laptop, lunch and book club-assigned read around all winter is starting to look a little worse for wear. Did it ever really look that great in the first place? Probably not, but when it comes to winter accessories, it can be hard to prioritize style over utility. Now that we\'ve gotten a sneak peak into spring, however, we\'re fully prepared to toss our ratty ol\' tote bags away and give our handbag collections a much-needed refresh.And from the looks of it, every splurge-worthy accessory brand in the game (and plenty of affordable ones, too) seem to agree. Add to that the sheer number of handbag trends causing a stir across Instagram and we\'ve got ourselves the perfect opportunity to shop. From itty bitty crossbodies to knotted up totes, new-and-improved dopp kits to nostalgic baguettes, whatever nuance bag style you\'ve had your eye on all winter long is ready to be snatched up for spring.So cast off your w

Gucci Announces Changemakers Council

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Gucci is continuing to make it clear that it\'s doubling down on its commitment to diversity. Last week, the Italian fashion house announced a global program to support industry change. Simply called \"Gucci Changemakers,\" the program\'s aim is to fuel the company\'s commitment to lasting social impact, according to a press release.“I believe in dialogue, building bridges and taking quick action,” Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri said in a press release. “This is why we started working immediately on the long-term infrastructure at Gucci to address our shortcomings. And now through our Changemakers program, we will invest important resources to unify and strengthen our communities across North America, with a focus on programs that will impact youth and the African-American community.”Bizzarri continued, “I believe in the promise of the next generation, and through our scholarship fund we will also create more opportunities for talented young people of dive

20 Hot Pink Dresses That Are Bringing The Heat

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Once upon a time, millennial pink was everywhere — from your Instagram feeds to the paper bags that held your roasted veggie lunches. But the fashion currents have changed yet again, and hot pink has hit a high tide. The era of shy and subtle pastels are coming to an end, and we’re ushering in shiny new look! at! me! colors. The new hot pink is saturated and forcefully bright. It’s a color that was previously reserved only for our accessories, but we’re changing our attitude — living life as boldly as the colors we wear.So, call it what you want (fuchsia, magenta, dragonfruit): hot pink is here. We\'re fully immersing ourselves in the hue with not-too-fussy dresses that can be worn on their own; since the hot pink speaks (or shouts) for itself, they don\'t require much stylingClick through for 20 dresses to help you dive into the hot pink trend.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Where To Buy Affordable Bridesmaids Dresses When Matchy-Matchy Isn\'

29 Big (Fashion) Ideas For 2019

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The Fall 2019 Runways Were Only Really Inclusive Racially

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The good news is that Fashion Month continues to maintain its commitment to inclusivity when it comes to race and age. The bad news: that progress isn\'t expanding to different sizes and gender. On Monday, The Fashion Spot released its bi-annual diversity report, tallying up all of the the Fall 2019 model appearances across New York, London, Milan, and Paris.In February, of the 7,300 models who walked in 221 shows, about two of every five cast were non-white. That\'s 38.8%, or a 2.7 point increase from spring 2019\'s findings. New York was the most racially diverse of all four fashion weeks. Paris came in second, bumping London (35.7%) out of the way, with 39% models of color cast. Milan came in last with 31.8% but it was the first time, The Fashion Spot noted, that the models of color cast exceeded 30%.While the models over the age of 50 declined on the New York runways, European designers cast 36 50-and-over models, compared to 27 during the spring 2018 season, and 13 in

DaniLeigh Directed Prince & Danced With Missy Elliott. Now She’s Coming For Rap’s Crown

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DaniLeigh arrives at The Flower Shop on New York City’s Lower East Side fresh from a two-hour flight. It’s early afternoon on a bone-chilling February day, and she’s been awake since dawn. The singer is in the middle of a 21-city tour, and the 24-year-old is tired. But the hustle doesn’t stop. She’s still wearing her plane outfit: custom Lil Bebe Air Force Ones and grey sweatpants; Supreme x North Face still on her back. Her blonde cropped curly hair is pushed back in her baggy hoodie. This is a fly girl who knows without a doubt that she’s fly, but doesn’t care if you agree. Cozy girls will be able to relate.Our photoshoot is just before her show at S.O.B.’s, a popular performance space near SoHo in NYC. It’s her first time in the city that never sleeps, but she’s instantly smitten. “I love New York,” she says as she gets her makeup done before the shoot begins. “The vibe. The culture. I can feel it in the room, you know? They’re super supportive…I can fe https://www.refinery29.com/en

Where To Buy Affordable Bridesmaids Dresses When Matchy-Matchy Isn't By Choice

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There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to plunk down some hard-earned cash on a dress that she just isn't feeling. We’ve all been there: your best friend, sister, cousin, or — awkwardly — the college roommate with whom you’re no longer super-close with is having a great big wedding, and you’re asked to be in a bridal party the size of a small soccer team. And hey, that’s awesome. Those who can and want to splash out, should. With a 250-person guest list, the affair in question is sure to be an epic all-nighter with amazing food, and you’re already bookmarking flights and requesting time off for a long weekend. There is, however, the matter of the bridesmaid dress. With a traditional wedding of this scope, there's a good chance the legion of bridesmaids will be asked to match perfectly or at least coordinate. If the directives from your soon-to-be-wed friend covers the gamut from color, silhouette, sleeve length, to hem — suffice to say, it's time to team

Kiernan Shipka Wore A Dress That's Way Too Beautiful To Slime To The Kids' Choice Awards

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Season 2 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is still days away, but star Keirnan Shipka’s latest red carpet look has already cast a spell on us – and was way too beautiful to slime at the Kids’ Choice Awards.The actress dazzled at Saturday’s ceremony in a Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2019 mixed media mini-dress. It featured an embellished cutout top, a black bow, and an ivory pleated skirt. Black accessories, a high bun, and simple stud earrings completed the look.When asked if she was prepared to have her ensemble slimed by Entertainment Tonight \'s kid correspondent, Shipka admitted that she was “as ready as I can be.”“Who’s ever ready to get slimed?” the actor said. “If it happens it happens. I’m willing to accept it.”A little bit of slime did get on Shipka’s arm, as seen in her Instagram post following the show, but her dress appears to have made it through the night unscathed.In an interview with Footwear News, Shipka’s stylists explained that the actress likes t https://www.refinery29

The Week in Bites 24th March, 2019

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From blue bananas to Michelin star pizza, Roca Recicla, vibrant Melbourne flavours and apply now to S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/the-week-in-bites-24th-march-2019/

These Are Hands-Down, Without A Doubt, ThirdLove's Top 10 Bras

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Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.If you feel like you\'ve been hearing a lot about ThirdLove recently, there\'s a reason why — customers are evangelical about the brand\'s bras and are quick to sing its praises. Many of them had been overlooked by traditional bra-makers for decades and are now fanatical about ThirdLove’s highly engineered, precise-fitting undergarments.“I never, ever had a bra that fit,” says ThirdLove founder Heidi Zak. She’s talking about her life pre-2013, before her San Francisco-based company upended the lingerie industry by offering 78 bra sizes and a radically inclusive marketing campaign depicting women of all ages, shapes, and sizes wearing bras that fit them perfectly. Thanks to top-notch customer service and an exhaustive “Fit Finder ” quiz that helps cu

Style Out There: For Black Women, Afrofuturist Fashion Is More Than A Costume

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Afrofuturism Brings A Tribal Past Into A Technological FutureAfrofuturism is one of those terms that’s recently floated out of niche fandoms and entered into the mainstream, largely thanks to the mega-popularity of movies like Black Panther, artists like Janelle Monae, and events like Afropunk. These creations — most of them a product of African-American pop culture — are part of a defiant, creative generation of people from the African diaspora who mix sci-fi sensibilities with age-old traditions. As a fashion subculture, it’s easy enough to spot: powerful Black men and women dressed in Besotho blankets, Himba braids, Maasai collars, as well as Egyptian ankhs and crowns inspired by Yoruban deity Oshun — remixed with superhero textiles, gravity-defying jewelry, and technicolor hair.But when it comes to defining this genre, it\'s a little more difficult.To understand what it is, you first have to understand the bones of a satisfying sci-fi story. In them, a civilization is usua http

Iconic dishes: waiting for Asia's 50 Best 2019

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Waiting for the awards ceremony on 26 March, that will be live-streamed on Fine Dining Lovers, feast your eyes with the top 10 restaurants\' dishes from 2018. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/dishes-asia-50-best-2018/

These Are The Best Sales This Week, According To R29 Fashion Editors

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When you’ve got a shopping habit like ours — make that a shopping job — you find yourself saving more pieces to a wish list that seems to know no limits. And while we’ll certainly pay full price for the goods we really want (see our series The Sell-Out for the things that cannot be slept on), the siren call of a short-lived sale paired with clearance tab treasure hunting is what really gets our blood pumping here on the R29 Shopping Team.We see so much good stuff on sale, in fact; that we just had to start sharing it with you. Welcome to The Score, our new home for the best marked-down goods from all of our most-browsed shopping destinations. Anytime we hear about a special promotion or one-off deal, we’ll add it to this page — the good stuff only. So if you’re a deal-hunter like us, bookmark this post and check back often, because as all savvy shoppers know, the best sales don’t last long.You can consider this roundup your best source for finding the deepest discounts https://www.refi

Sloppy Joes: The Satisfying Sweet and Savoury Combo

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The all American classic hits the high notes when it comes to the ultimate family comfort food. Find out where it\'s from and how to make it. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/sloppy-joes/

Hash Brown Sloppy Joes Recipe

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This all American classic is a hit with all the family. Add in your own blend of toppings to give it that moreish sweet and sour kick. https://www.finedininglovers.com/recipes/main-course/sloppy-joe-recipe/

8 Dishes from Wolfgat: The WRA Restaurant of The Year

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Take a look at dishes from the Wolfgat restaurant in South Africa; just picked as the Restaurant of the Year at the World Restaurant Awards. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/wolfgat-restaurant-south-africa/

Under Opens: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

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Under, by architecture firm Snøhetta, is a stunning submersed restaurant concept that takes diners closer to the elements by taking them below the North Sea. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/underwater-restaurant-opens-norway/

Automated Instagram Account Allows Owner to Eat for Free in NY

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Data scientist Chris Buetti developed a completely automated Instagram account and used it to blag free meals and discounts from restaurants in New York. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/automated-instagram-restaurant/

The waste come back to... the dishes: everything is transformed!

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The zero-waste philosophy in the gastronomy scene explores new frontiers, like transforming what would end up in restaurants’ trash into well-designed products. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/how-to-recycle-food-waste/

Rent The Runway Is The Second Woman-Led Business This Week To Be Valued At $1 Billion

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This week is shaping up to be a good one for female-founded businesses. Today, online fashion company Rent the Runway announced that it has reached a $1 billion valuation, making it the second woman-led business (after beauty brand Glossier) to achieve so-called \"unicorn\" status this week.On Thursday, the company announced a new $125 million investment from heavyweights like Bain Capital and Franklin Templeton. These new funds, combined with existing investments, have brought the company’s total raised capital to $337 million, reports Fast Company, thereby elevating its value to a whopping $1 billion.Rent the Runway\'s cofounders, Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman, have now joined the ranks of women who are leading unicorn ventures. Others in the club include 23andMe\'s Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey, and Stitch Fix\'s Katrina Lake. Not far behind these women is young billionaire Kylie Jenner, whose cosmetics company is worth $900 million.Fleiss and Hyman met whi

The Cool Girl's Guide To Bridesmaid Dresses

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Why is it that when it comes to shopping for a special occasion, the available options seem to be way slimmer and less stylish than usual? Finding an evening gown that suits your personality (and personal style) isn\'t always an easy feat — and the hunt for an equally-as-cool bridesmaid dress is no different. With a lack of variety, it\'s easy to fall into a cookie-cutter trap with an expected, universally flattering, and \"safe\" (read: boring) option. Well, it\'s time to not take that route.Before wedding season kicks into high gear, we\'re here to raise the bar when it comes to bridesmaid dress shopping — because why shouldn\'t the women standing next to the bride feel just as on-point as she does? From elegant but bold prints to unexpected fabrics and silhouettes, we\'ve rounded up 30 not-so-average options that will make all those group photos frame-worthy stunners.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. Al

Turn Up The Heat On Your Spring Wardrobe With These 20 Boiler Suits

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There\'s nothing like a jumpsuit to take the angst out of getting dressed in the morning. No figuring out which jeans go with what top or what dress can be layered with what sheer turtleneck — jumpsuits are the tried-and-true styling trick that can\'t be beat. But honestly, the slinky, lightweight styles we\'re used to seeing are starting to get a bit boring. Sure, for a dinner date or a night out, they can be a winning choice (apart from when you need to pee, of course). But when it comes to an all-day look that you can actually move around in, we\'re opting for something slightly more utilitarian.Boiler suits have been showing up everywhere, from Copenhagen runways to New York City streets. And while these utility two-in-ones might\'ve gotten their start in factories and workwear shops and brands like Dickies and Carhartt, they\'ve come a long way. So before another morning flies by in a what-top-to-pair-with-what-pants frenzy, take a breath and let boiler sui

The New & Improved Project Runway Tackles A Lot More Than Just Clothes

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\"I want Karlie to critique my collection.\"\"Guys, act like TV stars!\"\"Someone let me know if I\'m flashing the camera.\"I heard a lot of stuff during my afternoon spent with Project Runway 3.0’s newly minted cast at Refinery29’s New York headquarters. Jokes were made, eyes were rolled and astrological signs were debated. But despite the offscreen fun and the harsh (but necessary) \"You\'re not going to Paris\" moments, this season aims to be about much more than just drama and dresses.The beloved reality show, which took a year-long hiatus in 2018, is back (on its original network, Bravo) with new faces — and a tweaked new mission. Along with Lifetime, the show bid farewell to co-hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, plus all of the judges save Nina García. But despite the loss of such pivotal figures, their replacements aren\'t wasting any time breathing some much-needed new life into the show, which premiered in 2005.First up, there\&#

All You Need to Know About Kangaroo Meat

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Fancy some kanga banga? Or some roo for your stew? Kangaroo meat is a great source of lean protein, but much underused. Here\'s the case for Skippy for dinner. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/kangaroo-meat/