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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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Photos of celebrities wearing bathing suits this summer


Model Ashley Graham proved that one-piece suits are back.
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Every year, celebrities flock to the beach wearing some of the season’s most popular swimsuit trends.

This summer was no exception, as celebrities like Ashley Graham and Hilary Duff headed to the beach in one-piece bathing suits, proving that the all-in-one swimsuit trend is here to stay. Others tried more experimental looks, including wearing a mesh shirt over a bikini and sporting miniature sunglasses.

Keep scrolling to see 9 stylish celebrity beach looks that we can’t wait to copy next summer.



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Sydney’s A-list celebrities reveal what fashion trends they will wear this spring, summer


AS David Jones sent the latest designer looks for spring and summer down the catwalk last night, Sydney’s A-list have revealed what will be hot in their closet once the weather warms up.

Top Aussie models Bridget Malcolm, Shanina Shaik, Jessica Gomes and Jesinta Franklin led a catwalk parade featuring a flurry of ’80s silhouettes, bright tropical prints, Victoriana inspired-lace, high necklines, soft pinks and bold reds.

And while the trends were all warmly received, some of Sydney’s most famous faces talked about the new styles they were keen to champion — although some admitted they might not embrace all the key looks of the new season.

media_cameraJesinta Franklin wearing Tigerlily. Picture: Toby Zerna
media_cameraVictoria Secret models Shanina Shaik and Bridget Malcolm Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for David Jones

Today host Sylvia Jeffreys said she would not dare don some of the sky-high heels she saw walking the runway — and usually ditches the heels in summer.

“As a faithful ugg boot wearer, I’m embracing the return of the flats,” Jeffreys told The Daily Telegraph. “I’m tall. I have 11.5-size feet so I love a flat.”

Shoe designer Terry Biviano hopes to experiment with more colour this summer and has her eye on some of the one-piece swimsuits paraded last night.

Jesinta Franklin and Jessica Gomes walk the DJs rehearsal runway

Jesinta and Jess walk the DJs runway

media_cameraToday host Sylvia Jeffreys revealed she has 11.5-size feet and wouldn’t dare wearing the sky-high heels that were shown on the runway. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for David Jones
media_cameraTerry Biviano is eyeing off some one-piece swimsuits. Picture: AAP Image/Paul Miller

“I’m definitely done with black but it’s always in fashion, which is hard,” she said.

“I like a bikini but one-pieces are in. I should be wearing a one-piece after having children, I’m glad they’re having a moment.”

Actor Teresa Palmer is also hoping to branch out into some of the bold fruity patterns she saw last night.

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media_cameraTeresa Palmer wants to be daring by trying bold and fruity patterns. Picture: Christian Gilles
media_cameraWhile the Bachelor Matty J is sticking with traditional colours. Picture: Christian Gilles

“My go-to is black or white so this summer I’m going to put in some colour, some peaches and lemon,” she said. “I need to be more comfortable in colour.”

While the men on the catwalk showcased bold tropical prints and bright colours, Bachelor Matty J said he’s prefers to stick with what he knows.

“I’m very traditional and even in terms of colour schemes,” he said. “I’m going to wear blacks, white greys and that’s it.”

media_cameraAdam Goodes definitely won’t be wearing budgie smugglers again. Picture: Christian Gilles
media_cameraModel Montana Cox prefers sun dresses and bikinis. Picture: Christian Gilles

Former Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes said a recent European summer holiday had made him rethink wearing budgie smugglers.

“I definitely won’t be rocking speedos in summer,” he said. “I wear short boardies, something comfortable.”

The parade which showcased 230 looks from 40 brands was the last to be held in the iconic On Seven room on level seven of the brand’s flagship Elizabeth St store, before the store undergoes a $200 million refurbishment.

More than 330 A-list fashion and celebrity guests attended the launch.



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Top summer hair and make-up celebrity trends


We’ve seen a lot of crazy beauty fads come and go lately, but there are a few wearable ones that have become hallmarks of summer 2017.

Celebrities like Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart and Emily Ratajkowski have helped propel platinum pixie cuts, orange eyeshadow, here-today-gone-tomorrow bangs and more into the season’s top beauty trends.

The popularity of the looks are showing no signs of slowing down, so now is the perfect time to give one (or more) of them a try. 

For real? Vanessa Hudgens, 28, is the most recent celebrity to take to Instagram to show off faux bangs

One set of fringe, two ways: Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

One set of fringe, two ways: Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

Thanks to hairstylists like Jennifer Yepez and Jen Atkin, clip-in bangs were the must-have accessory during the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The hair pros used them to transform the manes of stars like Lily Collins, Emily Ratajkowski and Salma Hayek.

In June, Jen accented Bella Hadid’s blunt bob with yet another set of faux fringe for the CFDA Awards, and Jennifer brought back Emily’s thick bangs during Paris Couture Week in July.

They faked it, too! Bella Hadid (pictured), 20, Cara Delevingne, 24, and Salma Hayek, 50, have all also used clip-in bangs to transform their looks this season

They faked it, too! Bella Hadid, 20, Cara Delevingne (pictured), 24, and Salma Hayek, 50, have all also used clip-in bangs to transform their looks this season

They faked it, too! Bella Hadid, 20, Cara Delevingne, 24, and Salma Hayek (pictured), 50, have all also used clip-in bangs to transform their looks this season

The real deal: Sofia Vergara, 45, cut her fringe for real back in July

Since then, the clip-in style has also been spotted on Cara Delevingne and, most recently, Vanessa Hudgens.

The only A-lister to make a permanent bang change this summer has been Sofia Vergara, who cut hers in July and hasn’t been seen without them since.

If you’re not ready to try fringe for real, try Hairdo Effortless Clip-In Bangs ($26.50, qvc.com) or True by Ellen Wille Clip-In Bangs ($384, wigs.com). You may want to take them to your stylist to have them cut or dyed to match your natural hair. 

Twinning: Katy Perry (left), 32, and Cara (right) had such similar platinum pixie cuts at the Chanel Couture show in Paris in July that it was easy to mistake one for the other

Short hair, don't care: Katy has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara is growing out hers after shaving her head in April

Short hair, don't care: Katy has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara is growing out hers after shaving her head in April

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart (pictured), 27, and Zoe Kravitz, 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart, 27, and Zoe Kravitz (pictured), 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

If there has been one defining haircut of the summer, it’s been the platinum pixie. 

Ever since Cara Delevingne shaved her head for her role in the film Life in a Year back in April, multiple stars have followed suit, opting for the slightly longer, grown-out version Cara has been sporting lately.

During the Chanel Couture Show in Paris in July, for example, attendees Cara and Katy Perry were practically indistinguishable from each other.

Kristen Stewart and Zoe Kravitz have also taken the platinum plunge in recent months.

If you’ve been considering joining the club, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak, who works with Cara says, ‘DO IT!’

Once you’ve gone the bleached route, protect your color – and your hair – with products like It’s a 10 Haircare’s Five Minute Hair Repair For Blondes mask ($21, itsa10haircare.com) and John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Shampoo and Conditioner ($10 each, ulta.com).

Orange you glad they didn't wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn (pictured), 27, and Selena Gomez, 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Orange you glad they didn't wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn, 27, and Selena Gomez (pictured), 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Think you can't wear orange on your eyes? Let Chloe Grace Moretz (pictured), 20, Zendaya, 20, and Lucy Hale, 28, convince you otherwise. All three have made it work in the past few months

Think you can't wear orange on your eyes? Let Chloe Grace Moretz, 20, Zendaya (pictured), 20, and Lucy Hale, 28, convince you otherwise. All three have made it work in the past few months

Think you can't wear orange on your eyes? Let Chloe Grace Moretz, 20, Zendaya, 20, and Lucy Hale (pictured), 28, convince you otherwise. All three have made it work in the past few months

Orange eyeshadow has been trending for a while, but it has recently reached peek color status due to stars like Jourdan Dunn, Selena Gomez, Chloe Grace Moretz, Zendaya and more.

So what’s with the newfound crush on orange? Lucy Hale’s make-up artist Kelsey Deenihan explained it to Femail this way: ‘We have the smoky eyes, and a lot of times you see them done in jewel tones or the bronze smoky eye, but the new colors, like orange, are a fun way to give a new take on a classic eye.’

The proliferation of palettes built around the shade certainly don’t hurt, either. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ($54, sephora.com) and MAC Girls Palette in Mischief Minx ($39.50, nordstrom.com) make it easy to play around with the bold hue.    

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut 33-year-old Khloe Kardashian's hair into a short bob (pictured), fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek '90s style

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut Khloe Kardashian's hair into a short bob, fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek '90s style (pictured)

Like seemingly everything ’90s, pin-straight hairstyles are back. 

One need not look further than the Kardashian-Jenner clan for proof. Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have all shown an affinity for sleek strands lately.

Kendall regularly wears her long bob parted down the middle and stick straight, oftentimes the work of stylist Jen Atkin.

All in the family: Khloe's sisters Kendall Jenner (pictured), 21, and Kim Kardashian West, 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

All in the family: Khloe's sisters Kendall Jenner, 21, and Kim Kardashian West (pictured), 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

Jen also provided the impetus for Khloe to take the trend for a spin when she cut the Kardashian sister’s hair into a chin-length bob on Monday. Shortly after, fellow hair pro Justine Marjan gave the cut a ‘super straight and ’90s’ style.

And less than week ago, Chris Appleton gave Kim a waist-length, high-gloss style.

To copy the look, bust out your flat iron (we like Amika The Antidote Silk Wrap Styler, $150, sephora.com). Just don’t forget a heat protectant (try Jen’s Ouai Smooth Spray, $26, theouai.com) and shine serum (pick up Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, $5, target.com).

 



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Summer 2017 Celebrity Beauty Trends


We’ve seen a lot of crazy beauty fads come and go lately, but there are a few wearable ones that have become hallmarks of summer 2017.

Celebrities like Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart and Emily Ratajkowski have helped propel platinum pixie cuts, orange eyeshadow, here-today-gone-tomorrow bangs and more into the season’s top beauty trends.

The popularity of the looks are showing no signs of slowing down, so now is the perfect time to give one (or more) of them a try. 

Below, get inspired by the stars creating the hair and make-up buzz and shop products to help you copy their looks.

SUMMER 2017 BEAUTY TREND: FAUX BANGS

For real? Vanessa Hudgens, 28, is the most recent celebrity to take to Instagram to show off faux bangs

For real? Vanessa Hudgens, 28, is the most recent celebrity to take to Instagram to show off faux bangs

For real? Vanessa Hudgens, 28, is the most recent celebrity to take to Instagram to show off faux bangs

One set of fringe, two ways: Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

One set of fringe, two ways: Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

One set of fringe, two ways: Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

One set of fringe, two ways: Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

One set of fringe, two ways: Hair pro Jennifer Yepez gave Emily Ratajkowski, 26, fake bangs when her hair was both down and pulled back

Thanks to hairstylists like Jennifer Yepez and Jen Atkin, clip-in bangs were the must-have accessory during the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The hair pros used them to transform the manes of stars like Lily Collins, Emily Ratajkowski and Salma Hayek.

In June, Jen accented Bella Hadid’s blunt bob with yet another set of faux fringe for the CFDA Awards, and Jennifer brought back Emily’s thick bangs during Paris Couture Week in July.

The real deal: Sofia Vergara, 45, cut her fringe for real back in July

The real deal: Sofia Vergara, 45, cut her fringe for real back in July

The real deal: Sofia Vergara, 45, cut her fringe for real back in July

Since then, the clip-in style has also been spotted on Cara Delevingne and, most recently, Vanessa Hudgens.

The only A-lister to make a permanent bang change this summer has been Sofia Vergara, who cut hers in July and hasn’t been seen without them since.

If you’re not ready to try fringe for real, try Hairdo Effortless Clip-In Bangs ($26.50, qvc.com) or True by Ellen Wille Clip-In Bangs ($384, wigs.com). You may want to take them to your stylist to have them cut or dyed to match your natural hair. 

SUMMER 2017 BEAUTY TREND: PLATINUM PIXIE CUTS

Twinning: Katy Perry (left), 32, and Cara (right) had such similar platinum pixie cuts at the Chanel Couture show in Paris in July that it was easy to mistake one for the other

Twinning: Katy Perry (left), 32, and Cara (right) had such similar platinum pixie cuts at the Chanel Couture show in Paris in July that it was easy to mistake one for the other

Twinning: Katy Perry (left), 32, and Cara (right) had such similar platinum pixie cuts at the Chanel Couture show in Paris in July that it was easy to mistake one for the other

Short hair, don't care: Katy has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara is growing out hers after shaving her head in April

Short hair, don't care: Katy has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara is growing out hers after shaving her head in April

Short hair, don't care: Katy has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara is growing out hers after shaving her head in April

Short hair, don't care: Katy has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara is growing out hers after shaving her head in April

Short hair, don’t care: Katy (left) has gradually taken her crop shorter, choosing to leave it longer on the top and front, while Cara (right) is growing out hers after shaving her head

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart (pictured), 27, and Zoe Kravitz, 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart (pictured), 27, and Zoe Kravitz, 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart, 27, and Zoe Kravitz (pictured), 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart, 27, and Zoe Kravitz (pictured), 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

How short can you go? Kristen Stewart (left), 27, and Zoe Kravitz (right), 28, have also debuted closely cropped, bleached styles

If there has been one defining haircut of the summer, it’s been the platinum pixie. 

Ever since Cara Delevingne shaved her head for her role in the film Life in a Year back in April, multiple stars have followed suit, opting for the slightly longer, grown-out version Cara has been sporting lately.

During the Chanel Couture Show in Paris in July, for example, attendees Cara and Katy Perry were practically indistinguishable from each other.

Kristen Stewart and Zoe Kravitz have also taken the platinum plunge in recent months.

If you’ve been considering joining the club, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak, who works with Cara says, ‘DO IT!’

Once you’ve gone the bleached route, protect your color – and your hair – with products like It’s a 10 Haircare’s Five Minute Hair Repair For Blondes mask ($21, itsa10haircare.com) and John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brilliantly Brighter Shampoo and Conditioner ($10 each, ulta.com).

SUMMER 2017 BEAUTY TREND: ORANGE EYESHADOW

Orange you glad they didn't wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn (pictured), 27, and Selena Gomez, 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Orange you glad they didn't wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn (pictured), 27, and Selena Gomez, 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Orange you glad they didn't wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn, 27, and Selena Gomez (pictured), 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Orange you glad they didn't wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn, 27, and Selena Gomez (pictured), 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Orange you glad they didn’t wear a different color? Jourdun Dunn (left), 27, and Selena Gomez (right), 25, have proved how versatile the bright eyeshadow shade can be

Orange eyeshadow has been trending for a while, but it has recently reached peek color status due to stars like Jourdan Dunn, Selena Gomez, Chloe Grace Moretz, Zendaya and more.

So what’s with the newfound crush on orange? Lucy Hale’s make-up artist Kelsey Deenihan explained it to Femail this way: ‘We have the smoky eyes, and a lot of times you see them done in jewel tones or the bronze smoky eye, but the new colors, like orange, are a fun way to give a new take on a classic eye.’

The proliferation of palettes built around the shade certainly don’t hurt, either. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette ($54, sephora.com) and MAC Girls Palette in Mischief Minx ($39.50, nordstrom.com) make it easy to play around with the bold hue.    

SUMMER 2017 BEAUTY TREND: SLEEK STRANDS

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut 33-year-old Khloe Kardashian's hair into a short bob (pictured), fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek '90s style

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut 33-year-old Khloe Kardashian's hair into a short bob (pictured), fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek '90s style

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut Khloe Kardashian's hair into a short bob, fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek '90s style (pictured)

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut Khloe Kardashian's hair into a short bob, fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek '90s style (pictured)

From wavy to straight: After Jen Atkin cut 33-year-old Khloe Kardashian’s hair into a short bob (left), fellow stylist Justine Marjan straighted her strands into a sleek ’90s style (right) 

Like seemingly everything ’90s, pin-straight hairstyles are back. 

One need not look further than the Kardashian-Jenner clan for proof. Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have all shown an affinity for sleek strands lately.

Kendall regularly wears her long bob parted down the middle and stick straight, oftentimes the work of stylist Jen Atkin.

All in the family: Khloe's sisters Kendall Jenner (pictured), 21, and Kim Kardashian West, 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

All in the family: Khloe's sisters Kendall Jenner (pictured), 21, and Kim Kardashian West, 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

All in the family: Khloe's sisters Kendall Jenner, 21, and Kim Kardashian West (pictured), 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

All in the family: Khloe's sisters Kendall Jenner, 21, and Kim Kardashian West (pictured), 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

All in the family: Khloe’s sisters Kendall Jenner (left), 21, and Kim Kardashian West (right), 36, have also stepped out with stick-straight, high-gloss manes in the past few months

Jen also provided the impetus for Khloe to take the trend for a spin when she cut the Kardashian sister’s hair into a chin-length bob on Monday. Shortly after, fellow hair pro Justine Marjan gave the cut a ‘super straight and ’90s’ style.

And less than week ago, Chris Appleton gave Kim a waist-length, high-gloss style.

To copy the look, bust out your flat iron (we like Amika The Antidote Silk Wrap Styler, $150, sephora.com). Just don’t forget a heat protectant (try Jen’s Ouai Smooth Spray, $26, theouai.com) and shine serum (pick up Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, $5, target.com).



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7 Summer Hair Tips From the Celebrity Stylist Behind Shay Mitchell’s Waves


Courtesy of Jerritt Clark/Getty Images/Laura Polko

Celebrity hairstylist Laura Polko is helping to set some of the hottest summer hair trends of the moment with clients like Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell. Her roster also includes stars like Lea Michele, and Chrissy Teigen—two stars that regularly inspire major hair envy. We caught up with the stylist to get her tips on summer hair care. Plus, she breaks down how to get the effortless waves she’s perfected for so many of her clients.

1. Use a deep conditioner on hair before heading to the beach or pool, if possible.

Polko suggests using a deep conditioner prior to jumping in the water to prep hair against some of the damaging effects of chlorine or sea salt. A thick conditioner coats the hair and seals the cuticle, making it harder for chemicals in the water to penetrate the shaft. It’s also helpful if you want to keep your blonde hair from going green. Also make sure to shampoo your hair ASAP after swimming.

2. Spritz on a dry shampoo to get “undone” beach waves.

Instead of using a hairspray or a salt spray to get the perfect beach waves, Polko explains that a flatiron and dry shampoo are all you need. Polko is a huge fan of Aussie’s 7n1 Dry Shampoo ($4, aussie.com) because it’s formulated with tapioca that helps to give hair more volume and hold.

For a Shay Mitchell-approved look, start by sectioning hair into two-three sections around the head, vertically. One section at a time, clamp hair in a flatiron at the roots and loosely wrap the hair around the iron while holding the ends. Slowly move the flatiron down towards the ends to achieve a soft bend in the hair. Make sure to curl hair away from the face. Once hair is all curled, shake hair out with hands. Finish with a few sprays of dry shampoo. For a twist, add a small braid on either side of the face and tie off with a clear elastic.

3. Want low-maintenance hair color? Ask for ombré or balayage.

Summer beauty is all about keeping things simple. Many of Polko’s clients opt for easy, low-maintanence hair color that they can let grow out while vacationing for months. Ombré lightens the hair from mid-shaft to ends, so the roots are always dark. Balayage is a special painting technique that also leaves a good portion of the roots dark. The placement of color looks like the sun could have lightened the hair naturally.

4. Purple shampoo can help prevent hair color from turning brassy.

Purple shampoos help balance color and neutralize any yellow or gold tones that may occur when lightening hair. This type of shampoo can also help blonde hues appear brighter over time.

5. A good shower filter can make all the difference for hair.

Many water sources are full of minerals and impurities that can wreak havoc on your hair. Washing hair in a shower with a filter can make a difference in the way your hair looks and feels overall, especially with color-treated hair. Try T3 Souce Showerhead ($130, t3micro.com).

6. Prepping hair before styling is one of the most important steps in keeping it healthy.

Polko recommends deep conditioning hair once a week to keep it moisturized and strong. And if you like to use hot tools, make sure to use a heat protectant to protect your natural texture from any damage.

7. And when the weather starts to cool down, switch up your hair products.

In some parts of the country, the weather remains constant (think Miami or San Diego), which means you don’t have to completely overhaul your hair routine throughout the year. But if you live in an area that has significant weather changes, Polko recommends alternating your shampoo and conditioner with the seasons. That means using moisture-rich products during winter months and lighter formulas in the summer.

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Win a Summer Trends Gift Bag and Hot New Pool Float!


Wow! That was fast. It’s already WinIt Wednesday!

Consider us in full-on summer mode! We’re staying cool by sipping on iced coffee, keeping up with this summer’s slow-burn gossip (hello, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian, we’re talking to you!), and finding every excuse to spend a day at the beach to obsess over JAY-Z’s lyrics from his latest album (we’ll take another cup of lemonade-iced tea, please!). Yup, we’re making this a summer to remember!

WIN MORE: Enter for a Chance to Win a Summer Trends Gift Bag From Backstage Creations!

Squeeze in some more summer fun by entering for a chance to win a Summer Trends Swag Bag from Backstage Creations! Winning will be like the cherry on top of your already-delicious summer sundae — plus it’s worth over $400 … and there will be three winners total! We’re just saying.

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This could be you and your friends if you enter for a chance to win!

Backstage Creations is the originator of the Celebrity Gift Suite concept, giving brands backstage access at award shows and television specials. With what began as a way to introduce new and emerging brands to the world in the ‘90s has turned into a Hollywood award show event mainstay — and now you too can take away a swag bag that your favorite celebrities have already snatched!

We guess Kourtney didn’t get the text that flamingo floats are so last year!

Your trendy swag bag is filled with everything you’ll need to kick your summer season up a notch, from a designer swimsuit, a new beach page-turner, to this season’s hottest inflatable flotation device that will make last year’s swan/unicorn/flamingo look more tragic than magical. Here are just some of the items you’ll receive in the bag:

  • Lybethras Swimwear – Feel confident and free in a Lina One-Piece Swimsuit. Its flattering shape hugs your body in all of the right places, so you can drift away at sea without one worry.

  • Intex INFLATABULL – Designed with innovative photo-realistic printing technology, the INFLATABULL offers you a rodeo bull ride float right in your backyard. One brave soul sits atop the inflatable bull as friends on each side move the float to knock you down!

  • EVA NYC Hair Care Products – Get stronger, healthier hair this summer with the EVA NYC line of products including Freshen Up Dry Shampoo, Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes, Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, and Surf’s Up Texture Spray.

  • Author Taylor Van Arsdale’s Cocaine to Bain: Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Inside Story of the Hollywood Guitar Center — Here’s your new summer beach read! In Hollywood 1986, during the peak of the cocaine-fueled hairband era, Cocaine to Bain snorts and grinds its way through sexual dalliances and celebrity encounters in a time and place like no other.

  • SodaStream Power Metal Starter Kit – Create your own sparkling water at home, saving you money with easy touch-of-the-button activation and snap-lock bottle insertion for quick summer thirst quenchers. The sophisticated and sleek design with metal accent goes nicely with any home décor.

Summer won’t stick around too long and neither will this prize, so enter HERE right now!



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Celebrity Nail Artist Best 2017 Summer Color Trends


According to Leavitt, brights look best on shorter nails with a squoval shape. That is, “flat across the top with soft corners,” she says.

If hot pink isn’t your style, try fuschia instead. Depending on the depth of the hue, it can range from super bright to slightly more subdued, like this polish from Jinsoon.

JINsoon Nail Polish in Farouche, $18, available at JINsoon.



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One Indian Designer Re Establishes The White Kurta Pyjama For Summer | Style & Beauty


The art of wearing a white kurta-pyjama as a regular outfit is long lost and sadly, is now only confined to the few hours of Gabbar’s favourite day of the year. As kids, we saw our grandfathers put on a crisp white set every day but the busy lives and ‘trousers’ carried us all away.

For our social experiment, 31 Days Of Summer, we got together with 31 young and dynamic ladies to present before you, their go-to summer looks. While some pulled off celebrity trends, others managed to talk about the most happening trends of the season. From recreating looks inspired by Kim Kardashian and Sonam Kapoor, to trying the most ridiculous, paper-bag waist, we did it all.

One of our ladies was the co-founder of Huemn and a connoisseur of design, prose and really poor jokes (as mentioned in her Instagram bio), Shyma Shetty. While other girls chose to wear summer in forms of floral dresses and big shirts, Shyma showed up in a dazzling but very humble set of white kurta-pyjamas. On asking why she made the choice, she said, “I work in an environment where I’m on my feet a lot and I’ve always veered towards comfy, oversized separates in my style, especially on long days in the factory. Worldwide, the dress/tunic over pants has seen a big comeback in our times because of ease of wear and movement and the humble desi kurta-pyjama hasn’t got its due.”

One Indian Designer Re Establishes The White Kurta Pyjama For Summer

One Indian Designer Re Establishes The White Kurta Pyjama For Summer

She also added, “100% unlined cotton is perfect to beat the Delhi heat, the pants are beyond comfy and the stark white canvas lets me explore my accessory game.” We totally agree! Lighter colours in summer are definitely a big relief as they absorb lesser heat than darker hues.

One Indian Designer Re Establishes The White Kurta Pyjama For Summer

We wouldn’t be lying if we say that her look had us floored. Even with the simple set she nailed quite a few summer trends in one go, like, light colours, white on white, oversized silhouettes etc. Even functionality wise, the outfit was so comfortable and easy that it makes for the perfect choice on a busy summer day. No hassle, no fuss! Thanks, Shyma for making a great case in favour of the white kurta-pyjama. We can’t wait to try it for ourselves.



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Here’s the One Dress Style You Need to Ditch for Summer – Brit + Co



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Here’s the One Dress Style You Need to Ditch for Summer
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Now the esteemed stylist and jewelry designer has a sparkly new collection, so clearly, we had to quiz her on her favorite trends for summer, how to choose the best pieces for different looks, and her favorite accessory moments, ever. Heed her advice



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Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid’s Summer Fashion Essentials


Need help amping up your wardrobe this summer? Stylish has got you covered! We sat down with WhoWhatWear’s co-founder Hillary Kerr at Contigo’s “Longest Day of the Year” event in NYC on Wednesday, June 21, to talk all things celebrity fashion.

This style expert knows all about the latest trends, and told Us her must-haves this season.

Check out her 5 celeb-inspired essentials below:

1. White Ankle Boots

According to Kerr, it’s all about the boots! “You might think a sandal is the key summer shoe, but that’s too obvious. The footwear pick for the cool girls this season is the white boot, like this Stuart Weitzman Clinger Bootie that Kendall [Jenner] is wearing.”

2. Mirrored Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Add some drama to your wardrobe! “Summer is peak sunglasses season, and right now it’s all about a mirrored cat-eye frame, like the Le Specs x Adam Selman ones Gigi Hadid keeps wearing,” the fashion expert suggests.

3. The Pretty Print Slip Dress

Kerr’s advice: “Store your LWD this summer and reach for one with a sweet print, instead. Harley Viera-Newton’s HVN line is getting lots of love from ladies like Lily Aldridge, especially the cherry print Lily Dress.”

4. The Mini Crossbody Bag

“Every major designer is making a mini version of their most popular cross body styles, and we’re just obsessed with them. One standout is J.W. Anderson’s Mini Pierce Bag, which we keep seeing on Selena Gomez,” she says.

5. One-Piece Swimsuit

To complete your wardrobe, Kerr tells Stylish a one-piece suit is a must-have! “The bikini is getting the cold shoulder this summer! Instead, the classic maillot swimsuit is the style of choice for all the coolest girls this year, like Hailey Baldwin, who has been seen in cult favorite brand Solid & Stripe’s Anne Marie One-Piece Swimsuit.”

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Why Raw Cookie Dough Is Everywhere This Summer


Kristen Tomlan began selling raw cookie dough online in 2015, but when people started dropping by the company’s unmarked New York City kitchen asking for the dough, she knew she was onto something big. “I thought it had all the potential to be the next hot dessert, but I had no idea how quickly,” Tomlan says of her decision to open Dō as a Manhattan brick and mortar in early 2017. During the first weeks, there was a two-hour wait to get inside. “I was hoping for a line,” Tomlan says. “But had no idea that it would extend down to the end of the block starting the first weekend.”

Thanks to Food and Drug Administration warnings, people around the country have grown up heeding advice against eating raw cookie dough, lest they fall ill from salmonella (from the raw eggs) or E. coli (from the untreated flour). Nowadays, thanks to pasteurization and heat treatment, the forbidden treat can be safely enjoyed.

But so-called edible cookie dough has been around for a few years. The Cookie Dough Cafe, with headquarters in Illinois, began selling the dessert by the tub online and in grocery stores in 2011. Three years later, sisters and owners Julia Schmid and Joan Pacetti brought the venture to prime time: On ABC’s Shark Tank, the TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to celebrity investors, Lori Greiner, the “Queen of QVC,” and film producer Steve Tisch loved the idea so much they collectively invested $100,000. The jars are now in 10,000 supermarkets nationwide.

When pitching their idea, Schmid and Pacetti claimed their product was the only edible cookie dough on the market made to be eaten as-is. Not anymore: Between new shops, expansions, and menu upgrades, 2017 is set to be the breakout year for edible cookie dough. Dō — based in New York City, where there is a line for everything — certainly garnered a lot of publicity during its January opening, but it wasn’t the only doughy debut of the year. In February, Tart Sweets bakery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started selling its dough in “doughwiches” and by the scoop through its cookie dough bar, which is only open Fridays and Saturdays. Earlier this year, Yoyo Berri frozen yogurt shops in Nebraska and South Dakota started offering raw cookie dough to liven up yesterday’s snack craze. And four flavors of the stuff, served with a side of “ice milk,” will be among the newest items featured at this year’s Minnesota State Fair.


Bowl O’ Dough to debut at 2017 Minnesota State Fair

Bowl O’ Dough to debut at 2017 Minnesota State Fair
Minnesota State Fair

Three months after Dō took New York City by storm, 28-year-old Joseph Francabandiero debuted Dough Boyz in upstate New York, in a mall near Buffalo. The shop has 11 flavors, served by the scoop, and lines have been out the door there, too. “You hope it’s not one of those fads,” Francabandiero says. “It’s not something you want people to try it once and never come again.”

But it’s certainly trending. According to a recent analysis by Twitter, cookie dough is the most talked-about ice cream flavor on the social media platform, after classics chocolate and vanilla (last year, the data showed coffee was the third-top choice). Google Trends shows that search interest in “edible cookie dough” is at the highest index it’s ever been. Yelp data shows that so far in 2017, user reviews that mention “cookie dough” in the dessert category have increased 68 percent year-over-year from 2016, and are at an all-time high. Meanwhile, Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm data showed an 8 percent year-over-year increase in users talking about cookie dough.

Google Search Interest for “Edible Cookie Dough”

Why? People want what they shouldn’t have — the forbidden fruit, Francabandiero says. “It’s kind of one of those things you’ve been told your whole life you can’t do, and now you can eat cookie dough.”

But the reason may be even simpler than that, says University of Michigan health behavior and education professor Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. While there is an allure to eating things with a bit of risk attached (think sushi, tartare, and rare hamburgers), at the end of the day, getting sick from eating raw cookie dough, even without the pasteurization or heat treatments, is very unlikely.

“The likelihood of becoming sick, while not zero, is not huge,” Zikmund-Fisher says. “Generations of kids have eaten cookie dough that their parents made, or raw batter of different types, and have not gotten sick before, so there’s a lot of historic memories.”

Zikmund-Fisher is an advocate of eating raw homemade cookie dough, but makes sure he’s using pasteurized eggs and ingredients that don’t appear on any recall list (especially the flour, which he checks). But people who don’t want to take chances, however small, can rest assured with companies selling products specifically designed to be eaten raw, he says.

The ways edible cookie dough purveyors pull it off vary, and so do the resulting tastes. Producers like Tomlan who use special heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs yield a bakeable, dough-like product. But others, such as Francabandiero and the Shark Tank-approved Cookie Dough Cafe, forego the eggs and baking soda, yielding a tasty but more or less non-bakeable product, which requires more effort to perfect its likeliness to homemade cookie dough. The way the dough is served varies, too. Some come in cones, others in cups. Some are served chilled and/or as sandwiches. Butter and sugar levels may differ.

It’s trying to find the proper balance,” Francabandiero says. Unbaked cookie dough that people lick from the beater or spoon at home has a very sweet taste, but when you’re selling cups of the treat, the amount of sugar and butter has to be adjusted so that people don’t feel sick. “They’re not used to sitting down and having a bowl of this,” Francabandiero says. It takes months of research, taste tests, and focus groups to get the right imitation; Francabandiero says this stage was one of the hardest parts of bringing the dish to market. “It was attempt after attempt after attempt.”


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Soon enough, cookie dough lovers will have ample choices. Tomlan is bringing Dō to New York Mets ballpark Citi Field this summer and is eyeing real estate locations in a number of cities, one rumored to be Nashville and another Miami. (If the Miami rumors are true, she’d have to compete with edible dough delivery company Dough Miami, which just opened in February and claims to be Miami’s only edible dough company.)

Not to be outdone, Francabandiero will open in a mall in Niagara Falls, and is planning more locations across upstate New York, including in Rochester, Albany, and Syracuse. He’s currently in discussions to partner with an unnamed frozen yogurt company for a location at the University of Buffalo. Meanwhile, owners of another dough parlor, Cookie Dough & Co., will open their first location in Bethseda, Maryland, around late July, with plans to expand to North Virginia, D.C., and Baltimore by the end of the year.

Whether the cookie dough trend is here to stay is a tough call, but purveyors aren’t waiting to find out: They’re hoping to cash in on the craze and are aiming high. On why he is opening stores so quickly, Francabandiero referred to the “high risk, high reward” mantra. “I’m more of a swing for the fences kind of guy,” he says. “We’re trying to really expand this as far as we possibly can.”

Vince Dixon is Eater’s data visualization reporter.
Editor: Erin DeJesus



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