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Fall Brunette Hair Color Ideas 2017


From rich chestnut to smoky chocolate, there’s a whole range of hair color options for those who prefer brunette looks. Whether you’re interested in a slight change or something drastic, you’re bound to find inspiration from a bevy of brown-haired celebrities.

To help highlight the hottest dark hair shades of the moment and determine which color works best for your complexion, we consulted a few celebrity hair pros. Not only did they dish on current trends, but they also detailed how to achieve these colors so that your stylist can more easily re-create the look — just for you!



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Paris Fashion Week 2017 preview: What trends, designers and shows to watch out for


Paris Fashion Week marks the climactic conclusion to a frenzied Fashion Month.

It will host some of the most highly-anticipated collections of the season, including Dior, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and of course, Chanel.

Every show is a showstopper, with each playing a vital role in dictating which trends will permeate the high street in months to come.

So, what can eager fashion fans expect from the week-long affair, which kicks off on Monday with fashion editor-favourite Jacquemus?

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Chanel AW17 (Getty)

If the New York, London and Milan collections are anything to go by, expect a sartorial smorgasbord consiting of nostalgic prints, political defiance, and hoards of celebrity offspring, peppered with the elevated sense of grandeur that never fails to distinguish the Parisian shows from their predecessors. 

One of the most hotly-anticipated shows this season will be Chloé, who announced that Natacha Ramsay Levi would take the reigns following Clare Weight Keller’s migration to Givenchy in March. 

This will be her first collection for the French house, which she joined from Louis Vuitton.

Her minimalist-meets-androgynous approach is set to inject a vibrant edge into the bohemian Chloé aesthetic.

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For more on what trends, models and famous faces you can expect to percolate the Paris shows, read on, my fashionista friends.

The Trends

If the New York, London and Milan catwalks were anything to go by, the beloved shade-du-jour, millennial pink, isn’t going away any time soon.

From fuchsia silks at Roksanda and dusty ruffles at Erdem to peachy hues at Mary Katrantzou and Molly Goddard, prepare for a season of rose-tinted love.

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Roksanda SS18 (Getty)

Glitter fiends will be delighted to hear that lashings of Studio 54 sequins slid their way into a number of collections this season.

Inaugurated at Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs with glitter-drenched gowns and iridescent sleeves, the trend was fully cemented into the sartorial sphere by none other than Gucci, who revived the globular tack variation by employing it on sweatshirts in a collection inspired by Elton John – Alessandro Michele seldom shies away from the demure. 

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Gucci SS18 (Getty)

With a perennial preference for all things sparkly (remember those silver boots?) expect to see this sparkling trend championed in by Saint Laurent.

Romance is making a catwalk comeback too, and we’re not talking the “boy-meets-girl” romcom narrative kind that perpetuates a Richard Curtis film.

Think wallpaper florals at Prada and tulle skirting at Temperley London, set to epitomise modern elegance by accentuating and flattering the feminine form.

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Saint Laurent AW17 (Getty)

The Frow

The Paris shows always boast the starriest of frow-ers.

From the Kardashian clan migrating from Bel Air to Balmain, to the French cool-girls like Caroline de Maigret frequenting the frow at Isabel Marant and Commes Des Garcons (whose distinctive aesthetic was deemed so monumental that it set the entire theme for last year’s Met Gala).

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Sienna Miller and Kate Moss sitting in the front row at Dior AW17 (Getty)

Dior tends to boast the most A-listers, with Rihanna, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Karlie Kloss all making a stylish appearance last year.

However, fashion’s recent changing of the guards will bring a whole new host of faces to the front row, mostly thanks to the appointment of Edward Enninful, who succeeded Alexandra Shulman as editor of British Vogue in July. 

Expect to see him sitting catwalk-side along with BFF – and Vogue‘s contributing editor – Naomi Campbell, and Venetia Scott, his newly appointed fashion director.

The Models

Expect to see catwalk regulars like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Adwoa Aboa marking their fashion month finales on the Parisian runways.

Last season saw all three walking for the galactic-themed Chanel show, and it’s likely they’ll reappear this season.

One model who fans are hoping will make her Chanel debut is Kaia Gerber, daughter to none other than modelling maveerick Cindy Crawford.

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Kaia Gerber walking for Marc Jacobs SS18 (Getty)

16-year-old Gerber made her fashion week debut in New York at Calvin Klein, and has been making waves ever since with appearances in practically every major show on the fashion line up including Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Fendi. 

It’s very likely that she’ll walk for Chanel, given that her Fendi appearance means she’s clearly got creative director Karl Lagerfield’s seal of approval. 

We wouldn’t be surprised if she sashayed down the Dior runway either. 

Diversity

Ah, fashion’s very own Achilles heel.

Critics have praised this season’s shows for featuring models of all races, ages and even genders this season (men, women and transgender models have braced the catwalks so far) and one can hope that this will transcend to Paris.

However, one thing that few brands have yet to fully embraced is the concept of body diversity.

Plus size models are still rarely cast in major shows, something that US Vogue editor Anna Wintour finds particularly problematic on British designers, who she believes fully subscribe to the idea that the “cool girl” is still very much also “the thin girl,” as she explains in the above clip.

Is Paris likely to subvert this concept?

They might, given that luxury French retail giants LVMH and Kering recently banned size zero (UK size four) models from appearing on the catwalks.

Here’s hoping that Saint Laurent, Dior and Louis Vuitton – all owned by the fashion powerhouses – will lead the way in diverse representation this season.




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Most Popular Halloween Costumes 2017


Naturally, we’re happier than kids in a (Halloween) candy store. At POPSUGAR, we don’t take Halloween lightly; we start burning Autumn-scented candles as soon as the first leaf changes, taste-test pumpkin spice snacks in the middle of Summer, and begin our horror movie marathons immediately after Labor Day. For some people, it’s a holiday — for us, it’s a freakin’ lifestyle.

When our editors are on the ground covering fan events like Comic-Con and WonderCon, they’re observing the latest cosplay trends with Halloween on the brain. Meanwhile, we’re always making note of cultural conversations unfolding on the internet and looking at them through a Halloween lens: would this meme make a good costume? Is that celebrity moment perfect Halloween inspiration? The day-to-day stories that get us talking are often some of the best costume fodder come Oct. 31, so we’ve always got an eye out for the next big thing.

Using our editors’ passion for Halloween, we’ve created a master list of the top 10 costumes for 2017. You can expect to see these ocostumes everywhere this October, but don’t worry: we’ve also got the scoop on how to execute them like nobody else.



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Emmys 2017 Best Dressed Red Carpet Photos Nominee Looks


Even if you’ve traded in your cable box for an Apple TV and Netflix subscription, you know we’re living in a golden age of television — and that’s what makes this year’s Emmy Awards all the more exciting. The annual event is a treasured red carpet moment of awards season — where silver screen stars get many-a fashion moments during whirlwind press tours and international premieres, television stars typically rev up for one main event. And while we can lament that this red carpet isn’t always the most exciting, thanks to shows like Stranger Things and Black-ish, we’re expecting a line-up of style-minded celebrities who’ll bring their fashion A-game.



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Wedding Hair & Bridal Hairstyles 2017 – Bridesmaid


Whether you’re getting married, acting as a bridesmaid or simply the guest of honour at a wedding this year, we’ve got the perfect wedding hairstyles for you – from classic up-dos to Boho down-dos.

Picking an outfit for a wedding (be it a wedding dress, bridesmaid attire or simply a great wedding guest outfit) can be tough, but deciding on a hairstyle can often be even harder. You want to pick something on trend, but also want to make sure the look is timeless so that looking back on wedding photographs in the distant future does not make you cringe!

From tousled waves to chic up-dos, glorious wedding hair accessories and cute bobs, we’ve picked out the best of the best in wedding hair…



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The weirdest trends from New York Fashion Week 2017 – including VAGINA skirts


New York Fashion Week is about to come to a close, and we’re all preparing ourselves for the London shows.

While Victoria Beckham showed off her most understated collection yet and Gigi Hadid lost a shoe while walking for Anna Sui, there have been some rather head-turning moments from the US.

Yep, while there’s definitely been some lust-worthy looks from the catwalks (Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, to name but a few) others have left us scratching our heads.

See the weirdest trends from NYFW.

1. Heeled flipflops

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We’re not sure about the heeled flip-flops

Rihanna may have blown everyone away with her beauty collection this week, but we’re not so sure about the footwear from her Fenty Beauty show – heeled flipflops.

Yep, while flipflops are the ultimate relaxed shoe (next to slippers) she’s added a block heel to the holiday essential for the runway.

While they might look comfortable, we can’t really see them catching on.

Put them in our room 101, next to Christopher Kane’s embellished Crocs .

2. Vagina fashion

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A model wears a creation with silky fabric vulva patches

Remember when vagina nails were a thing? Sort of… not really. Well, now we give you vulva adorned garments. And they’re quite detailed.

Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl, the Berlin-based designers behind Namilia, debuted a runway show, with a theme that focused on female gentilia.

The pair were inspired by Denis Diderots’ 1748 novel The Indiscreet Jewels, in which there is an allegory telling the story of King Louis XV of France, who owns a magic ring with the power to make women’s genitals (‘jewels’) talk.

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And a vulva adorned skirt

And the piece de resistance? A Marie Antoinette style gown, embellished with silky lady bits and a metallic bra, of course.

3. Bra bags

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Definitely NSFW…

If you’ve ever put your keys, phone and/or wallet down your bra for safe-keeping, on a night out, this could be one for you.

Helmut Lang’s spring show saw models strutting down the catwalk in unisex-style clothing, with a fetish edge. Think nipple pasties, PVC coats and… oversized bags shaped like bras.

Worn around the chest or carried like a clutch by both female and male models, the bags featured zipper compartments over each breast.

Handy, but not very supportive, we think you’ll agree.

It’s certainly a showstopping return for the brand to NYFW after a 12 year absence.



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Squiggle eyebrows are a thing and it’s possibly the strangest beauty trend of 2017


It’s been a bit of an odd year in the beauty world. We’ve seen boob-emblazoned nails, unicorn make-up and holographic hair, but there’s a new eyebrow trend that’s hitting it big on social media at the moment, and it’s arguably the strangest of the lot.

Squiggle brows. What is it, you ask? For some reason, unbeknown to us, bloggers and amateur make-up artists have been painting their brows into waves above their eyes, and the finished look is, err, unique.

Though it might look a little silly, it takes quite a while and some form of skill to perfect this trend. First, you have to create the wavy shape using washable glue (because you don’t really want to permanently pluck them into squiggles!), colour them in, then intricately paint on concealer to give the squiggles defined edges. And, the look wouldn’t be complete without matching lips.

We’re not really sure if the look is wearable outside of Instagram, but one thing we’re certain of is that this won’t be last strange beauty craze of the year.

What do you think – a brave new beauty trend or just a cry for internet fame? We’ll let you decide.

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Would you try squiggle eyebrows?




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The Biggest Instagram Fashion Trends of Summer 2017


With Labor Day just around the corner and New York Fashion Week starting in exactly seven days, we regret to inform you that summer is officially over. Or at least that summer feeling is gone; the season won’t technically end until September 22, but you can say goodbye to those blissful four-hour Fridays at the office. With that, we’re reflecting on the summer’s biggest fashion takeaways before it all becomes a distant memory. Earlier this week, we charted how last year’s Spring ’17 collections predicted the summer’s most talked-about celebrity looks, from Bella Hadid’s low-rise jeans to Kendall Jenner’s giant Jacquemus sun hat. As for “real women,” Instagram has always been a helpful tool for seeing what they’re actually buying and wearing. So, we spent a few days scrolling through our feeds and came to the conclusion that the must-haves of Summer 2017 included a wooden clutch, a high-cut swimsuit, Lucite shoes, and an extreme crop top, among other things. But here’s our burning question: Did you see anyone actually wearing this stuff in real life?

We didn’t. And it comes down to matters of practicality. While these trends look good in a still, filtered, perfectly posed Instagram photo, they don’t always work for most women’s busy lives. I have a feeling a lot of girls out there have a trendy, impractical item in their wardrobe with the tags still on because they saw an influencer post it on Instagram, but they haven’t quite figured out how to wear it IRL. Maybe It girls and bloggers really do believe in these photogenic trends, or maybe they’re just “doing it for the ’gram.” Either way, it’s a curious phenomenon.

Here, we’ve broken down the summer’s top seen-on-Instagram trends and a few thoughts on their real-life applications. You be the judge and let us know if you’ve tried them out or think we’ll be seeing them again this time next year, too.

1) High-cut thong swimsuits, as seen on every Jenner and Kardashian.

Shopping for a swimsuit is hard work. Taking a good photo in one is even harder—especially when it’s cut above your hips and has a thong in the back. Sure, the girls who’ve pushed this trend have beyond-insane bodies—the Kardashians, the Jenners, the Hadids—but they know how to work the camera, too. A high-cut thong swimsuit looks a lot different when you aren’t striking the right pose, and it feels a lot more revealing in person. We’ve noticed most women here on the East Coast are wearing retro high-rise bikinis or simple, scoop-back maillots—cuts that are still sexy, but require a little less contortion.

2) Is underboob the new side boob?

Pumped-up cleavage was cool in the early ’00s, then “side boob” took over in the 2010s—and now we’ve moved on to the lower part of the breast, unromantically referred to as the “underboob.” The trend started out at Fendi Spring ’17 in the form of cropped sweaters with slits just under the breast, and turned up on influential women like Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner shortly afterwards. We’re all for showing off what you’ve got and have endorsed the braless movement, too, but underboob is a trend that sort of lacks any real-life functionality. You definitely can’t wear it to the office or out to dinner with your parents.

3) Wooden clutches, namely the Cult Gaia Ark bag.

If you follow a few—or a few dozen—fashion influencers on Instagram, you might just think a Cult Gaia bag was the only one worth having this summer. It’s near impossible to scroll through your feed without seeing the brand’s famous Ark clutch, which launched in 2016 and comes in natural bamboo as well as multicolored acrylics. It’s the kind of accessory that was—intentionally or not—made for Instagram, because it’s structured, statement-y, and goes perfectly with other “blogger” items like wrap dresses and gladiator sandals. The thing is, a wooden clutch also doesn’t collapse, so you can’t pack it in a suitcase, and there’s no shoulder strap—so wearability is pretty limited.

4) Lucite shoes, popularized by Yeezy, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and . . . strippers?

Once upon a time, Lucite heels were associated with “stripper shoes,” aka super high, chunky-platform stilettos, sometimes with floating glitter inside. Now, see-through shoes are sort of ironic-yet-charming. Yeezy has a few pairs of PVC heels and boots, which you’ve seen on Kim Kardashian and her sisters, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s plastic wedges in popsicle shades of orange, purple, and blue are even more photogenic. Whether or not you can wear them without getting a blister in the first few minutes is another story . . .

5) Summer berets, a self-explanatory contradiction.

Thanks to Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior, berets don’t just look cool, they’ve taken on feminist connotations, too. Rihanna wore Dior’s leather beret during Paris Fashion Week in March, and several brands have followed suit with their own versions—J.Crew even has a few wool berets out now. Wool is the operative word here: They’re not exactly a summer accessory, but that hasn’t stopped girls from wearing them with everything from Levi’s and T-shirts to ball gowns this season. Let’s at least wait until the leaves start to turn!

6) “Filet” bags—i.e., the net sacks you’ve seen every French girl carrying.

We aren’t quite sure when everyone decided to trade their Gucci Dionysus bags for $5 net sacks, but it’s likely an evolution of the nautical straw totes and baskets we’ve seen for a few years. Apparently, the proper term for the net sack is actually a “filet bag,” because it was originally used by French fishermen. We can endorse using one to carry groceries at Whole Foods, but if you’re intending to use a filet bag as an actual purse, you might lose your phone, keys, lipstick, and sunglasses in the process. Any bag that requires another bag inside (or a handful of pouches) is just a little too overwrought—though Staud makes one with a built-in leather bucket if you love the look and are willing to pay a steeper price.



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MTV VMA Trend: 2017 Was Year of Cute Kids on the Red Carpet


Award shows are long — and there’s no better excuse to cut the night short than a cute kid with a curfew.

That’s why some of the best red-carpet companions today at the 2017 MTV VMAs were youngsters.

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Pink was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which was presented to her by Ellen DeGeneres, and in her acceptance speech she recognized her daughter Willow Sage.

Ahead of the ceremony, the family posed for photos on the red carpet wearing matching suits. Pink’s 6-year-old completed her look with Dr. Martens.

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DJ Khaled’s son Asahd, who’s 10 months old, looked like a dapper little gentleman. The toddler had on a Gucci suit teamed with lace-up baby dress shoes.

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MTV fixture Farrah Abraham had on metallic over-the-knee boots and her mini-me, Sophia, stepped out with a striking style of her own. The 8-year-old had on an iridescent top with matching trousers and glittery high-tops with pink ribbon laces.

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Teyana Taylor and her daughter Iman had on matching looks: white tops with black trousers. The 1-year-old completed her look with a white jacket and a pair of red Reebok high-top sneakers.

Click through the gallery to see more celebrity style on the red carpet at the 2017 MTV VMAs.



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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan – All the Celebrity Babies Born in 2017


The Facebook CEO and his wife announced they had welcomed their second child into the world, a daughter named August. “Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!” Zuckerberg revealed in a Facebook post. Zuckerberg also included an adorable family photo and a touching letter to his daughter, similar to what he did when his eldest daughter Max was born. The letter starts: 

“Welcome to the world! Your mom and I are so excited to see who you will become. When your sister was born, we wrote a letter about the world we hoped she and now you will grow up in—a world with better education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality. We wrote that with all the advances in science and technology, your generation should live dramatically better lives than ours, and we have a responsibility to do our part to make that happen. Even though headlines often focus on what’s wrong, we still believe these positive trends will win out…” 



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YouTube Stars Liza Koshy and the Dolan Twins Take Over the 2017 VMAs


Historically, the MTV Video Music Awards rarely lacks for excitement. With meat dresses, pasties, and tween TV reunions all having held a place in its history, the event is known for its outlandish onstage moments—and an audience filled with famous faces. Though household names like Katy Perry and a latex-clad Nicki Minaj were on hand to turn heads, this year’s show featured a noticeable lack of star power—at least in the traditional sense. A-listers like The Weeknd and Zayn Malik may have been nominated, but they were nowhere to be found. Even Taylor Swift, who got the crowd talking with her video premiere, chose to spend the night at home. In their place was a roster of bold-faced names familiar only to those who watch YouTube.

For viewers over 20—aka those old enough to remember classic VMAs moments like Britney Spears’s “Oops! . . . I Did It Again” striptease or Madonna’s baroque 1990 rendition of “Vogue”—the names may be unfamiliar, but MTV has always focused its attentions on youth. With teens far more likely to watch a streaming clip on their phones than to show up for a movie or even purchase an album, and many millennials going television set–free, YouTube’s personalities are major stars within their demographic. The name Liza Koshy may not be as well known as say, Beyoncé, but with more than 11 million followers tuning in each Wednesday for her comic send-ups of the platform’s trends, she has the attention of Generation Y.

It’s also worth noting that Koshy and her fellow Internet all-stars like Tonio Skits, Alissa Violet, Erika Costell, Gigi Gorgeous, and the Dolan Twins, do double duty as attendees: Front and center at the VMAs, they mug for photographers and create content for their respective channels, doing a form of free (we assume) advertising as they engage their followers while at the event. Sharing countless Instagrams, snaps, and tweets about their experiences, they provide fans with a look inside the proceedings that’s different from what you’d find in micromanaged celebrity posts, or as edited by MTV. The constant stream of updates is catnip for fans, but it’s also completely in-line with the new era of celebrity: When even some of the night’s performers have their roots in social sharing—both Shawn Mendes and VMA–winner Alessia Cara got their starts thanks to popular Vine and YouTube accounts—it makes sense that the attendees would stem from similar platforms.

While it remains to be seen whether this trend will extend to award shows with an older viewership—Jake Paul at the SAG Awards?!—One thing is clear: Brands aren’t going to be scoffing at YouTube for long.



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The Best Beauty Trends for Fall 2017: Buzz Cuts, Dark Lipstick, and More


August still has its fair share of sunny weekends and watermelon coolers ahead, but with Labor Day on the horizon, it’s time to reflect on the beauty trends that dominated summer—while taking stock of those that will transition seamlessly into fall. Seeking a dramatic transformation by way of the scissors? Look to gender-bending buzz cuts à la Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora and beauty chameleon Zendaya opted for 70’s-inspired, fuzzy curls, letting the humidity play to their advantage. And while nude makeup continues its stronghold year round, special MVP status is awarded to those who reached for bright pops of crimson, aqua and teal eyeshadow instead.

Here, 5 standout beauty trends to try now and wear into fall.

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Retro 70s Curls
Summer’s steady humidity index found fluffy curls living up to their larger-than-life potential, with Solange, Zendaya and even fashion’s youngest rising beauty star, North West infusing fuzzy coils with a subtly retro appeal that will look just as right with crisp cardigans, sequined jackets, and flared denim.

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Gothic Plum Lips
Amidst a sea of tangerines and poppy pinks, dark lipstick made a moody comeback. From Chrissy Teigen to Lily Collins, even fresh-faced optimists will find themselves dipping into the trend when the temperatures drop.

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Risky Skin Reveals
Bare skin dominated as one of the most double tapped trends of summer, with models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin taking their swimwear-inspired looks from the beach to the city streets. Whether they were showing off a sculpted six pack, #freeingthenipple or experimenting with bold new notions of going braless, body confidence was on full display.

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The New Short
Just when air dried waves were threatening to sweep another summer, along came Cara Delevingne and Kristen Stewart with a series of game changing chops that volleyed between buzz cuts, sleeks pixies and variations on the micro-crop. Even Kate Hudson traded in her famously sunny blonde lengths for a career-defining shave that proved the quickest way to reinvent your look is with a pair of shears.

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Playful Pops of Color
Beauty risk takers proved why the best way to stand out on the red carpet involves dipping into colorful pots of eye shadow: Rita Ora splashed icy blue across her lids, Yara Shahidi painted on creamy lemon hues and Selena Gomez pulled off a potentially tricky magenta shadow, effortless as always and pretty in pink.



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