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How to Make a Hair Mask Using Ingredients From Your Fridge

Since the start of social distancing, daily beauty routines have been adjusted, and salon trips have been made impossible. At the same time, moments of self-care have never been more important. Whether you attempted to trim your own bangs or touch-up grown in roots using an at-home dye kit, now is a good time to […]

With Little More Than a Green Screen in Her New Video, Grimes Still Makes a Fashion Statement

With much of the lockdown for the foreseeable future, the idea of producing a music video, at least the traditional way, seems almost impossible. Some artists, like Troye Sivan, are turning to social media to crowdsource visuals. A few weeks ago, the young Aussie pop...

See Magnificent Photos of Windsor Castle in the Spring

Every spring, Queen Elizabeth typically makes the move from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, a gargantuan , 11th-century stone fortress about 20 miles outside of London. She stays in residence from mid-March to mid-April for “Easter Court,” an interval where she...

15 Best Work-From-Home Tops to Get Zoom-Ready

For most people, including myself, working from home has become the new normal. In the two weeks since the shelter-in-place order was issued in New York, my usual morning commute from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan has become a much shorter journey from my bed to the...

Tierra Whack Talks About Her Hilarious Lockdown Song, “Stuck”

It’s very much reminiscent of early-aughts emo!Right? And you find yourself doing the same thing every day! I thought I was going to be sleeping in every day but I get up early—almost 6 a.m.—every single day. I'll get up, I'll start writing, I go to the fridge, find...

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Parenting In Quarantine: We Are All Going Crazy

Parenting In Quarantine: We Are All Going Crazy

My daughter disappeared into a room yesterday. My wife and I noticed—of course we noticed. We’ve never been more aware of the whereabouts of our children: Vivian seven, William five. They are omnipresent, clamoring for our attention. Who else are they going to clamor...

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How to Throw a Surprise Party, Virtually

How to Throw a Surprise Party, Virtually

“What I’ve learned about birthdays,” my mom told me on the morning of her 60th, “is that you can’t expect anyone to read your mind. You just have to ask for what you want.” This year, I had planned to be in Oregon for her birthday weekend, and a friend was going to...

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8 of the Most Soothing Shows to Watch On Netflix Right Now

8 of the Most Soothing Shows to Watch On Netflix Right Now

Romance conducted in isolation? Yes, please. Sit back, relax, turn your brain all the way off, and allow yourself to unabashedly love this reality series about singles who are looking for connection without ever meeting face-to-face.American VandalPhoto: Courtesy of...

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Bella Hadid Raises the Bar on At-Home Style Thanks to This Cool New York Designer

Like many of us, Bella Hadid is doing her part in slowing the spread of coronavirus by social distancing and sheltering in place. Yesterday, she posted a photo looking nestled on her bed. The model is known for her forward-thinking street style, and her at-home Instagram selfie wasn’t without its major fashion moment. Instead of […]

At Home in Normandy | Vogue

When I returned to France from New York, in the summer of 2016, after two years working as creative director at Oscar de la Renta, I decided to make my home at La Carlière, the 15th century manor house I bought with my husband Rambert approximately 10 years ago....

Stephen and Ayesha Curry on Helping America’s Children Through a Pandemic, Dr. Fauci, and Why “Everything is Going to Be Okay”

Every week, Vogue will be spotlighting the medical workers, teachers, and Good Samaritans who are giving back to those in need during the coronavirus crisis.As soon as Ayesha and Steph Curry got on the phone with Vogue yesterday, they had to hit pause. Their kids...

I Used to Hide My Kids From Colleagues. Now They’re Fully In the Zoom.

It’s my impossible but joyful job to be on top of culture, to be consuming everything and anything, to be out there in the world, engaged! It’s also my job to keep three small humans (aged 6, 4, and 2) alive, to look after their social and emotional development, to...

At-Home Brow Maintenance? You Can Do It; Jimena Garcia Can Help

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo officially told the state’s non-essential workers to stay home on March 20th—which included all aestheticians and salon workers, among many other professionals that have been impacted by the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. But...

Fashion Facts

Eyebrows on fleek

Nowadays, any self-respecting fashionista will never leave her house without just the right makeup done. And when we talk about the right makeup, we mean flawless eyebrows. While bushy eyebrows are a trend today, fashionistas during the Renaissance period used to shave them off. Take Mona Lisa for example.

No models, dolls only

Since the 1500s, fashion designers show off their clothing line by creating a mini version to put on little dolls. There were no real, human models until 1853.

Skirts are an ancient fashion

Although still widely used today, skirts are the second oldest garment in history, predated only by the loincloth. Plus, skirts were not intended only for women. In fact, during 1600 to 1700s, both men and women wore them. You can even wear a bodyshaper under your skirt to look fit. Check out the Reviewscon Guide for amazing shape wear for women.

Denim fact

For over 7,000 years, cotton fabric was used for clothing. For one bale of cotton, 215 pairs of jeans can be made. The word “jeans” came from the cotton pants worn by the “Genes,” a local term used to describe sailors from Genoa. Meanwhile, the word “denim” most likely originated from a French material called serge de Nimes, meaning serge from the French seaside town of Nimes.

The first sneakers

During the late 1800s, people wore shoes with rubber soles called plimsolls, but they were crude. The US Rubber Company came up with more comfortable rubber shoes with canvas tops during 1892 and called it Keds. The shoes were named sneakers because the soles were so smooth that they allow the wearer to sneak around silently. By 1917, the sneakers began to be mass-produced.

The Marquis Converse also produced its first sneaker on the same year and called it Converse All-Stars, a shoe made just for basketball. It was endorsed by basketball superstar named Chuck Taylor, and the shoes became known as Chuck Taylor All-Stars.

Buttons on jacket sleeves

It’s unlikely that a war dictator would contribute something to fashion. But during the Napoleonic wars, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered that his army’s uniforms must have brass buttons on the jacket sleeves to prevent his soldiers from wiping either their nose or mouth clean with their uniforms. Bonaparte must have cared so much about good hygiene. Nowadays, buttons on sleeves are retained as a design.

Lotus shoes

For a thousand years, the Chinese culture regarded small feet as beautiful and was necessary for women in order to get married and to have a better life. It was a common practice for them to bind women’s feet as early as five years old to keep their feet small. They used lotus shoes, which are small, triangular embroidered footwear used to show women’s pointy feet.

Since it affected their ability to walk, having lotus feet was a status symbol and is only practiced by the wealthy because they don’t need to work in the fields. Nowadays, it is utterly rejected in China, having the last lotus shoe manufacturer close it business in 1999.

 

Wearing black

During the 19th century, if you wear black and you weren’t mourning for the death of someone, you will be considered dangerously eccentric. The women of the Victorian era were expected to dress in black mourning clothes for two years after their husbands’ deaths, and that started the tradition of wearing black at funerals in the West.

British hat

The most remarkable item in British fashion is the hat, which they usually wear on formal occasions. It may be odd to see weddings and garden parties in the UK having guests with no hats. Ever wondered why? This fashion tradition started when Queen Elizabeth I mandated a law in 1571 that required anyone over the age of 7 to wear hats on Sundays and holidays. The queen must have loved hats so much that anyone who refused to follow her law would be fined.