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    When it comes to building an outfit, some proportions and pairings just make sense. Take a high-waisted pant and a crop top, for example: one picks up where the last left off. Or, think about a midi dress and ankle boots — what's not to love about that perfect sliver of exposed lower leg?

    But when it comes to over-the-knee boots, you may feel like you're restricted to micro-mini skirts, short-suits, or oversized sweatshirts (sans pants) because you've gotta show off your shoes. Right? Well, not always. Since last fall, we've been seeing taller boots get paired with longer dresses, offering a look that feels as rooted in Bohemia as it is modern. And it's not as much replacing the whole lampshading thing as it's offering up a solid alternative for people who don't want to dress like Ariana Grande.

    Since dresses + boots = one of the best outfit formulas fall has to offer, you may as well get a few of the styling options down pat. Because whether you pair your over-the-knee boots with a party-ready mini or a printed prairie dress, you'll no doubt get some significant mileage out of them this season. Here's just a few to wear this sometimes-tricky, but always worth it, fall style combination.

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    Pair The Printed Midi...
    A patterned midi dress is one of our no-brainer go-to's for transitional weather.

    Zara Heart Print Midi Dress, $69.9, available at Zara

    With A Slouch Boot
    Change up your typical ankle boot for a suede over-the-knee boot with a bit of a slouch effect. The result? An elevated look that feels straight out of a fall campaign.

    Sole Society Slouchy Tall Leather Boots , $152, available at QVC

    Pair The Bold Mini...
    A little animal print number just begs for a night out.

    Ciao Lucia Victoria Dress, $295, available at Shop Super Street

    With The Classic Black
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it — and the minidress/over-the-knee boot situation is one that just works.

    Gianvito Rossi Leather Over-The-Knee Slouchy Boots, $1975, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

    Pair The Knit Dress...
    The perfect fall dress looks a lot like this one. What's better than a turtleneck-sweater-midi-dress hybrid?

    Mango Turtleneck Dress, $119.99, available at Mango

    With The Tight Boot
    Like a pair of tights, but better.

    Stuart Weitzman THE LOWLAND BOOT, $798, available at Stuart Weitzman

    Pair The Dressy-Dress...
    Your calendar full of almost -holiday-parties calls for textured fabric and seasonal tones.

    Nina Ricci Frayed plissé silk dress, $1389, available at The Outnet

    With The Platform
    Balance out a fancier dress with a boot that has a bit of an edge. With a platform, you get the added height minus the skinny, wobbly heel.

    Robert Clergerie Basilia Leather Over-the-Knee Wedge Platform Boots, $995, available at Bloomingdale's

    Pair The Post-Labor-Day White...
    We've always liked being rule-breakers.

    MiH Corduroy Dress, $295, available at

    With A Pop Of Color
    A neutral dress is the perfect opportunity to bring some color into the look, and a blush-y pink is a still-versatile change of pace from your usual black or brown.

    L'Autre Chose Over The Knee Boots, $506.81, available at Farfetch

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    For some people it's a no-brainer to dress up as the most popular characters from summer's top blockbusters or their favorite icons ripped from the tabloid headlines. But for others who've graduated on to more sophisticated Halloween costume pastures where cleverness trumps popularity and more importantly, palsy budgets trump those $100+ costume sets, you might what to look towards your favorite fast-fashion shops. If the likes of Topshop and ASOS aren't on your list yet, you might be missing out.

    While they're not bereft of their own cheesy Halloween items like skeleton bodysuits and fake vampire teeth, some of our favorite fast-fashion shops have pretty stylish Halloween edits. And unlike whatever elaborate monstrosities you've put together in the past, you can actually wear these Halloween buys again and again.

    This year, celebrate Halloween in style and shop fast-fashion stores ahead for some fashion friendly haunts.

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    Store: H&M

    What To Expect: If you didn't know H&M made its own costumes, here's your heads-up. On top of ready-to-go looks, the Pretty Spooky store also carries costume enhancing headbands and themed tees.

    H&M Costume, $39.99, available at H&MPhoto courtesy of H&M.

    Store: Urban Outfitters

    What To Expect: Urban Outfitter's Halloween shop is always a winner. Between its consistent churn out of epic character onesies to cute cat ear headbands (this Bob Ross costume set takes the cake, though), there's sure to be a creative costume you can spin out of its shop every time.

    Urban Outfitters Fuzzy Cat Ears Headband, $12, available at Urban Outfitters

    Urban Outfitters Leopard Print Faux Fur Jacket, $129, available at Urban OutfittersPhoto courtesy of Urban Outfitters.

    Store: ASOS

    What To Expect: If being a little extra on Halloween is a competitive past time for you, welcome to ASOS' Halloween edit. Tights with glow in the dark cats, rainbow-colored wigs, face jewels; ASOS' offerings are not for the low-key holiday attendee.

    ASOS Halloween Blood Drip Cut Out Midi Dress, $40, available at ASOSPhoto courtesy of ASOS.

    Store: Topshop

    What To Expect: If subtlety is more your Halloween speed, then drop by Topshop. Topshop's Halloween shop touts costume finishing touches like animal print boots, cute adorned headbands, and even an editorial on how to do Halloween "the fashion way."

    Store: Forever 21

    What To Expect: Forever 21 has been a last-minute Halloween staple since the dawn of time. We can always rely on them for easy costume grabs like a NASA jumpsuit or cheap cowboy boots.

    Forever 21 City of Angels Camo Jumpsuit, $39.9, available at Forever 21

    Store: Zara

    What To Expect: For an added fashion flair, stop by Zara. It's custom Halloween shop features a plethora of black dresses, glittery tops, and accessories that will add just the right zhuzh -ed up touch to any costume.

    Zara Combined Pleated Dress, $69.9, available at Zara

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    Someone you know probably has a fear of going to the dentist. Hell, there’s a good chance that someone is you. The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that as many as 75 percent of Americans have dental anxiety. But you know who you never hear anyone say they’re scared of? Dental hygienists.

    Think about it: Dental hygienists are like angels that visit you right before the dentist goes in for the more daunting stuff, putting you at ease and giving your mouth that “wow, I forgot what really clean teeth actually feel like” experience. Even more so than angels, they’re like the estheticians of the dental industry, more or less performing tiny facials on your teeth to ensure your smile is healthy and radiant. And they love what they do.

    “It gives me a sense of purpose knowing that I was a part of coaching, guiding, and educating my patients,” says Alexandra Ochi, a dental hygienist at Silicon Beach Dental in Los Angeles. “Having a healthy smile instills confidence in people, and I am proud to say I help contribute to that.”

    But even though dental hygienists are equipped to clean your teeth far better than you ever could on your own, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t be doing a better job — and they’re the ones who know exactly how. We spoke to Ochi and several other dental hygienists from around the country to find out which over-the-counter products they’re obsessed with, both for their patients and themselves.

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    Whitening Kits

    Dental hygienists we spoke to were fans of this carbamide-peroxide-based system, which they said made a noticeable difference in just five days. First, you brush on the gel-filled whitening pen, then stick the films to your teeth, and keep them there for 90 minutes. It may seem like a long time, but they promise the fast results are totally worth it.

    apa Apa White Duo (11 piece), $150, available at DermStore

    — PAID —

    This pro-approved teeth whitening kit by SmileDirectClub is not only really convenient (you can whiten your teeth in five minutes while watching your favorite TV drama from the comfort of your cozy couch, if you so desire), but it's super affordable, too. So what's in the box, you ask? The kit comes with nine whitening pens and an LED light similar to the ones dentists use for in-office treatments.

    SmileDirectClub Whitening Kit, $79.00, available at SmileDirectClub.


    “Of all the toothpastes I’ve tried personally, this one contains an ingredient that keeps plaque off teeth longer than any other," says Youlanda Bates, a registered dental hygienist in Las Vegas. “It keeps your teeth feeling smoother longer, which is important to me both personally and professionally.”

    colgate Colgate Total Advanced Deep Clean Toothpaste - 4 oz, $4.53, available at Walmart

    Colgate also make a toothpaste hygienists recommend for sensitive teeth. “I love how it treats dental hypersensitivity while at the same time providing great taste and foam,” says certified registered dental hygienist Ana Laura Otero, who works in Pembroke Pines, Florida. It promises to replenish natural calcium within your teeth’s enamel, all the while building up protection against sensitivity with each use.

    colgate Enamel Health Multi-Protection Toothpaste Cool Mint , $3.97, available at Target

    You can also get sensitivity relief with the help of a few natural ingredients, like the aloe and coconut oil found in this formula. “My patient love that, on top of sensitivity relief, this product is also free of gluten, dyes, sulfates and artificial sweeteners,” Ochi says. “And in addition to relieving sensitivity, it contains fluoride and xylitol which helps prevent cavities.”

    hello Toothpaste, $5.49, available at hello


    Ochi urges her patients to always choose brushes with extra-soft bristles, like the ones on this brush, which don't compromise its effectiveness in any way. “This brush has tapered bristles that are able to sweep under the gums to remove unwanted plaque,” Ochi says.

    gum GUM® Summit®+ Toothbrush, $2.59, available at gum

    Ochi also loves this option, which has soft, tapered bristled infused with activated charcoal and a plant-based handle. And although you can purchase it on its own, Ochi notes that it’s actually free with a subscription from Hello’s website, “so there’s no excuse not to replace old, worn out toothbrushes," she says.

    hello Toothbrush, $3.99, available at hello

    Bates is a fan of electric toothbrushes, especially those that help her patients become better brushers. “With features such as a timer that notifies you when to move to each quadrant of the mouth and a warning light when you use too much pressure, you can’t beat this toothbrush,” she says.

    Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Sonicare Electric Toothbrush, $200, available at Philips

    Bates also sings the praises of this high-tech option, which features a Bluetooth-activated phone app that lets you know if you’re using the right brushing technique.

    Oral-B Bluetooth Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush, $159.99, available at Target

    If you like the idea of charcoal bristles but prefer the power of an electric toothbrush, this clever device combines the two. “It’s a sleek powered toothbrush that features three brushing modes, a timer, and charcoal bristles,” Ochi says. “And the best part: Replacement brush heads are only $6.”

    burst The BURST sonic toothbrush, $69.98, available at burst


    If a dental hygienist doesn’t nag you to floss more, are they really dental hygienists? Multiple hygienists, including Otero, recommend this easy-to-find kind. “My patients love when I use Glide waxed floss on them. It is soft to their gums and easy to roll in the fingers without being slippery,” Otero says.

    Oral-B Oral-B Glide Cool Mint Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, $2.99, available at Target

    “This floss is coated in a light cardamom natural blend of wax and expands to help remove plaque between the teeth,” Ochi says of one of her favorite flosses. “It’s gentle on gums and easy to maneuver between the teeth.”

    dr tungs Dr. Tungs Smart Floss, 30 Yd, $5.85, available at Walmart

    For a vegan option that’s also ridiculously cute — yes, floss can be cute — Ochi recommends this Sephora-sold option. “It comes in variety of flavors, it’s coated in a vegan wax and coconut oil, and their bright and cheerful packaging brings a little fun to flossing for my patients,” Ochi says.

    cocofloss Cocofloss, $8, available at Sephora

    Otero recommends alternating the use of floss or picks with this device, which nearly every dental hygienist we spoke to raved about. “It’s excellent for patients with restorations, implants, bridges, braces, or permanent retainers,” Otero says.

    Waterpik WP-560 White Cordless Advanced Water Flosser, $99.99, available at waterpik


    Bates says this alcohol-free formula is the closest you can get to a prescription mouthwash over the counter. “In my 17 years of experience as a dental hygienist, I’ve seen more of an improvement in gum health with this than any other mouthwash,” she says. “I also advise my patients to use it in their Waterpik tank so that the mouthwash is getting delivered under the gum line where harmful bacteria thrive.”

    CloSYS Original Unflavored Mouthwash for Sensitive Mouths, $11.48, available at Amazon

    Available in several flavors, this rinse is another favorite of Bates because it’s alcohol-free and contains fluoride. “Fluoride naturally combines with tooth enamel to strengthen it against sensitivity and decay,” she says. “I advise my patients to use this mouthwash in the morning and CloSYS in the evening.”

    act ACT Mint Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash, 18 oz., $3.56, available at Walmart

    Another option for those who want a more natural rinse, this mouthwash is alcohol-free and contains coconut oil, tea tree oil, and xylitol in additional to titular charcoal. “It’s sure to keep your breath fresh without stinging your mouth," Ochi says.

    hello activated charcoal extra freshening mouthwash, $6.99, available at hello

    “Lately I’ve had many patients [who] swear by activated charcoal powder. It seems to do the trick and is becoming more popular,” says Bates, who has been impressed with the whitening results she’s seen. “I always advise patients that if they happen to start feeling sensitivity, then they should stop for a while and use fluoridated products. And any crowns or veneers will not whiten — only natural teeth.”

    active wow Coconut Charcoal Powder Natural Teeth Whitening, $19.98, available at Target

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    Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.

    The older we get, the less creative and imaginative we become. Growing old means growing up, right? Author William Blake called it a fall from innocence. John Mayer says it's like being on a train without any stops. The Breakfast Club 's Allison Reynolds summed up that post-Neverland feeling as your heart dying (figuratively, of course).

    Sure, the growing pains of adulthood aren't as dramatic in real life as in pop culture, but there's no doubt our delight in no-shame fun fades as we age. You've probably already come to terms with the fact that mandatory naps and eating dirt will never be in your daily routine ever again (for better or for worse), but that doesn't mean you have to leave every old habit in the past. In fact, one of our childhood arts and crafts staples is back in a big way. Enter: glitter.

    Glitter was the antidote to everything boring and dull in our youth. Yes, it made the sort of mess that could only be solved by arson, but it also turned dried pasta into priceless jewelry — and that was pretty magical, right? Now, thanks to brands like Lemonhead LA, it's possible for gainfully-employed adults to wear glitter without looking like toddlers in daycare, and the brand has a ton of Hollywood fans like Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra, and Emma Stone into fans.

    Makeup artist and Instagram stans alike say this glitter is a step above the rest because of its water-resistant, no-fuss, clean-freak-friendly formula. We'd say it's worth putting to the test — so, we did. We asked nine R29 staffers to try the sparkliest formulas from the brand (choosing from three different types of glitter: Spacejam, Spacepaste, and Glowjam) to decide whether or not glitter really can keep us young forever. Their thoughts, ahead.

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    Samantha Sasso, Beauty Writer

    I Tried: Spacejam in Birthday Bitch

    The Verdict: “You know that feeling when you see something so cute, you just want to squeeze it and cry? Well, I have a similarly aggressive reaction to this glitter. Seeing this shade for the first time got me so excited, I swear tears swelled in my eyes.

    "Chalk it up to the funky chunks of glitter (Birthday Bitch literally looks like the sprinkles on a cake), or the fact that wearing it makes you feel like Lady Gaga (during her Artpop era), but this glitter has me hooked. If you’re feeling bored or uninspired, use this stuff because it’ll make wearing makeup fun again."

    Lemonhead LA Spacejam in Birthday Bitch, $28, available at Lemonhead LA

    Michelle Li, Associate Stylist

    I Tried: Spacepaste in Private School

    The Verdict: "Since there were too many awesome colors to choose from, I decided to try two at a time (Private School and Malibu) — one on each eye. I loved how chunky the glitter was, but I think I piled on too much, too fast. I should have let the glitter dry before applying another layer. But this glitter is no joke. It actually had as much color on my lids as it did in the jar."

    Lemonhead LA Space Paste Private School, $22, available at Lemonhead LA

    Aimee Simeon, Beauty Writer

    I Tried: Spacepaste in Violet Hour

    The Verdict: "The thought of wearing glitter eyeshadow freaks me out. I can barely blend mattes to look completely flawless, so how could I apply chunky glitter without looking like a disco ball gone wrong? After playing around with this shade, I learned that it’s okay to embrace the shimmer.

    "I loved that the purple color complemented my skin tone and brown eyes. It felt perfect to wear to a New Year's Eve celebration or to the club. The real challenge came in getting it off. I wouldn’t recommend using this if you wear eyelash extensions, because the chunks of the glitter were super hard to remove from the base of my lashline. I was also left with shimmery fragments on my face and in my hair. While the cleanup makes this a little too messy to wear on a daily basis, I would definitely pull it out for a holiday celebration (but not without my most heavy-duty makeup remover in tow)."

    Lemonhead LA Spacepaste in Violet Hour, $22, available at Lemonhead LA

    Rachel Krause, Senior Beauty Writer

    I Tried: Spacepaste in Houdini Highlite

    The Verdict: “I love glitter in theory, but do not like for it to be anywhere on my person, primarily because I hate when people look at me and wearing glitter is a guaranteed way to get people to look at you. But everyone loves this Lemonhead stuff, and Lemonheads are my favorite candy, so why the hell not?

    "The gel formula has an almost whipped texture that makes it go on smooth, not sandpaper-y, and it is so, so glittery. I expected it to be more subtle on my lids based on the color in the jar, but it’s so packed with the iridescent shimmer that it looked totally purple once I got it on. I wore it for all of 10 minutes before getting scared and running back to my comfort zone/the office bathroom to wash it off, but I enjoyed it while it lasted — which is good, because I’ll probably have leftover remnants of violet glitter stuck to my undereyes for a week.”

    Lemonhead LA Spacepaste in Houdini, $22, available at Lemonhead LA

    Rachel Chen, Senior Content Strategist

    I Tried: Spacepaste in Groupie

    The Verdict: "I’m not the most adventurous person when it comes to makeup, but this glitter made it so easy to create a bold smoky eye. The trick: Use a flat-ended makeup brush to get your lines clean and precise."

    Lemonhead LA Spacepaste in Groupie, $22, available at Lemonhead LA

    Jessica Cruel, Deputy Beauty Director

    I Tried: Glowjam in Electric Daze

    The Verdict: "Although I am a moderate when it comes to makeup (anti-foundation, but pro-red lipstick), something really attracted me to these Lemonhead glitters. They are so over-the-top in the best way. Plus, Beyoncé wore them on stage and that is enough to make me try anything.

    "I used a flat eyeshadow brush to apply the yellow-gold glitter, and I was instantly impressed with the amount that actually ended up on my eye. Usually it takes several coats to get glitter to make an impact, but this was strong from the first dab.

    "It is hard to create specific shapes or get pristine placement. But part of the fun of this product is to go extreme. I let the first layer dry and added another coat (which was a bit tough because the first coat lifted up in some places). I will say, this type of eye look needs false lashes. Somehow my stubby hairs didn’t do this yellow shade any justice."

    Lemonhead LA Glow Jam in Electric Daze, $24, available at Lemonhead LA

    Megan Decker, Beauty Assistant

    I Tried: Spacejam in White Rabbit

    The Verdict: "Out of all the Lemonhead shades, this one was right up my alley because it's colorless. I thought the clear base would make it more subtle, but the huge flecks of shimmery confetti glitter made it really stand out. The consistency feels goopy, like Vaseline or glitter glue, which helps it spread across the eye. A teensy dab — which I assumed would sheer out — covered my entire eyelid in full-on sparkle, but you can't really tell how glittery it is unless I'm blinking or looking down."

    Lemonhead LA Spacejam in White Rabbit, $28, available at Lemonhead LA

    Mi-Anne Chan, Beauty Writer & Host

    I Tried: Glowjam in Palms

    The Verdict: "At first glance you might assume that these chunky glitter pastes would be messy and uncomfortable, but they're neither of these things. The base dries down matte, leaving zero fall out under the eyes and will see you through three hours of dancing at House Of Yes. The formula, being so chunky, does require some practice to apply, though. My advice is to use a small, flat eyeshadow brush to layer the glitter onto your lids, allowing the paste to dry between coats for the most even finish. Once you've got the method down pat, you're good to go."

    Lemonhead LA Glowjam Palms, $24, available at Lemonhead LA

    Cat Quinn, Beauty Director

    I Tried: Spacepaste in Mulholland

    The Verdict: "Five makeup wipes, three lint roller sheets, and tweezers — that is what I needed to remove this glitter from my eyes (and forehead, and hair) after wearing it. The mess-free claim is true in that it didn’t transfer to my clothes or infiltrate my apartment like most glitters — but I was still finding flecks on my skin for hours.

    "That said, even with a long removal process, it was 100 percent worth it for the compliments I received from my coworkers, my boss, my boyfriend, and the concession stand worker at AMC theater; all in all, the glitter was a unanimous hit. In fact, I don’t know why I was in such a rush to take it off at all."

    Lemonhead LA Spacepaste in Mulholland, $22, available at Lemonhead LA

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    It may sound odd, but hair color is like nail polish in a lot of ways. It looks fresh and shiny when you walk out of the salon, but dulls fast, leaving you jonesing for a refresh after just a few weeks. There's only one problem: Salon appointments are pricey and time-consuming. You can (and probably should) opt for the recommended Olaplex treatments and fancy color-safe shampoos, but there's an underappreciated way to live in the fresh color space for a lot longer. Enter: DIY hair gloss.

    Most salons offer quick glossing treatments, which are amazing for rebooting the vibrancy of your dingy highlights or all-over color, but that requires time and extra cash. Luckily, in talking to a few hair experts, we discovered that that an at-home hair gloss can be just as effective at extending the life of your color. Think of it like a top coat nail polish for your hair.

    The pros break down the best hair glosses on the market, ahead.

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    To keep hair color vibrant, NYC-based colorist Brian K recommends clients commit to regular in-salon glossing treatments. At home, he says it's important to use a shampoo that's free of sulfates, to always rinse with cold water in the shower, and to grab this gloss by Schwarzkopf. It instantly amps up shine on all hair types, and it's especially gentle on curls.

    Good For: Curly, color-treated hair. It comes in a few different shades, so make sure you get the tone closest to your color.

    Schwarzkopf Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE GLOSS & TONE Hair Color, $11.68, available at Amazon

    To extend the lifespan and vibrancy of her clients' color, Rita Hazan (who's worked with Beyoncé, NBD) formulated her own gloss. "Use this foam gloss in-between shampoo and conditioner, focusing on the ends, and you'll see a vast improvement in the lifespan of your color and your shine," Hazan explains. "It's works on every hair color because the base shades are neutral, meaning it won't ever look orange-y or brassy." The best part about this one is there's no wait time, it activates right away, so you're not standing soaking wet for 5 minutes waiting to wash it out.

    Good For: All hair textures and colors, but the trick is to find the right shade for your tone. This one comes in clear (which anyone can use), Blonde (to revive highlights), Breaking Brass (which directly combats brassiness), Brown (for brunettes), and Red (to enhance red tones). Whichever you chose, use it as often as you shampoo.

    Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Gloss, $26, available at Sephora

    Color expert Chelsea Scott swears by this mousse gloss by TruHair. "It's a great option if you're feeling like your hair color needs a quick reboot," she explains. "It works to both tone your color and boost volume, so it's a godsend between salon visits."

    Good For: Fine hair that needs a boost of shine and a little volume. This one is also colored, so you should chose the shade that best matches the tone of your hair.

    truhair Revive & Style - Instant & Temporary Color Mousse, $28, available at truhair

    This is a liquid glossing treatment that actually transforms into a creamy consistency when you rub it in — and Scott says it's a real game changer for color treated hair. "In just 10 seconds it restores split ends and completely eliminates frizz," she explains. "After your color appointment, apply this after your shampoo, each time you shower, to restore the hair protein and make your color last longer."

    Good For: Dry, over-processed hair. This gloss is infused with keratin protein, which means that it helps rehab breakage. Those with oily scalps might not find much success with this heavier formula.

    moremo Moremo Water Treatment & Miracle 10, $31, available at the beauty spy

    Stephanie Brown, the NYC-based colorist who turned us onto "cold-brew" hair color, also loves a good hair gloss. For at-home treatments, she recommends this one by dpHue, which adds shine and a hint of fresh color when your's starts to fade.

    Good For: Any color and texture, but works especially well with boosting the vibrancy of blonde highlights. Longer processing time is recommended for darker hair color.

    dpHUE Color Boosting Gloss + Deep Conditioning Treatment, $30, available at Ulta Beauty

    Alexis Antonellis, colorist at Eddie Arthur Salon IN TK believes in a glaze mask, which is essentially a hair gloss/deep conditioner hybrid. "This both nourishes your hair and protects the color," she says. "Especially coming out of summer, now is a great time to add this to your regimen and continue using it once a week throughout winter."

    Good For: Any hair color or texture looking for extra softness and shine. This one is colorless, so it can work for everyone. On finer hair, it should be used as a weekly treatment, while thicker hair types benefit from daily application in lieu of conditioner.

    Shu Uemura color lustre hair mask, $68, available at Shu Uemura

    A slightly cheaper option, this color gloss by Bumble & bumble is one that Antonellis recommends to those who want to invest in the health and longevity of their color, but don't have $70 to spend on a fancy glaze mask.

    Good For: Those on a budget. For $34 you can boost your color with any of the tones in this line: Clear, Cool Blonde, Brunette, Warm Blonde, and Red.

    Bumble and bumble Bb. Color Gloss, $34, available at Sephora

    "John Freida's Color Refreshing gloss both hydrates the hair and extends the life of the color," Antonellis says (adding that the brand's color-focused shampoo and conditioner are also great). Plus, this bad boy's just $12 at Ulta.

    Good For: Those on a drugstore budget. This one can be used weekly, just leave it on the hair for 3-5 minutes. Pro tip: Focus on the mid-shafts and ends, then rinse it out and follow with routine shampoo and conditioner.

    John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss, $12.99, available at Ulta Beauty

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    Imagine strolling out of the hair salon on a sunny October Saturday after a long-awaited appointment with your favorite colorist. Whether you spent six hours taking your dark brown hair to shiny platinum, or went in for a quick caramel highlight around your face, you're probably on cloud nine, running your fingers through your new hair and smiling as you catch your reflection in a storefront window.

    While the allure of fresh, glossy color knows no season, fall really is the best time for a refresh. Why? You're likely at a yearly low for environmental stressors like sun and salt, it's when most of us have fun switching up our wardrobes, and holiday party invites are just about to flood your inbox.

    Have we convinced you to try something new yet? Ahead, we're breaking down the seven chicest hair trends sweeping through New York City this season. From rich red to cinnamon blonde, there's a shade here that will have you calling your colorist, booking the next available appointment, and experiencing your own brisk afternoon new hair flip moment.

    Toasted Chestnut

    "High contrast hair color — bright whites, ashy silvers, deep roots with platinum ends — had a moment for awhile," Elisabeth Lovell, co-founder of the Whiteroom Salon in Brooklyn, tells us. "But the current fall hair trend we're seeing is a lot warmer. I've seen vibrant reds, soft golds, and most notably, a lot of soft, chestnut browns."

    Toasty chestnut shades might make you think brassy, but Lovell explains that a little warmth actually complements your hair’s natural undertone and typically reads softer on the skin. She also recommends the Christophe Robin hair mask in Warm Chestnut, because it helps keep the hair tone rich and shiny — and wards against brassiness.

    Warm, Golden Blonde

    Alissa Frum, a colorist at Blackstones Salon in NYC, tells us that golden highlights help soften the transition from summer to fall, no matter your base color. "Right now, it seems like everyone — no matter how dark their natural color — wants to brighten up a shade or two as the summer fades," says Frum. Now, that doesn't mean you have to go blonde from root to tip. "Even the deepest brunettes can achieve natural looking dimension and lightness with subtle gold highlights that soften and warm up the face, without making a drastic change."

    For maintenance, Frum recommends using the Davines gold treatment mask. She says that it helps bring out the golden tones in your color, which reflects light and makes hair appear shiny and healthy.

    Cold Brew

    The cold brew hair color trend is only getting buzzier. David Stanko, master colorist at Madison Reed, says that subtle, caramel-colored balayage is hot cool right now. "It's a way for anyone to take naturally dark hair a tinge lighter and brighter, without making it obvious," he explains. The key is to ask for ribbons of creamy pale blonde highlights, like the drop of milk in a cold brew coffee.

    Rich, Vibrant Red

    NYC-based colorist for Unite haircare, Jared Riccardi, cued us into the fact that bright red is really big this fall. "Women are getting over their fear of taking their hair red," explains Riccardi. "Incorporating red tones can work with any natural shade, from black to blonde — just be sure to ask your stylist for a red tone that complements your skin. Generally, if you have warmer tones, then you want to go for a warmer red. Alternatively, if you have more blue undertones in your complexion, then you want the red tone to be cooler."

    Blush Rose

    Manhattan and Brooklyn-based girls are elevating their summery, single process platinum tones with a soft tinge of pale pink, according to colorist Gia Calvo, who you'll find at Bumble and bumble's midtown salon. "In New York, light and bright color is always in, no matter the season," Calvo explains. "Heading into the fall, warm rose and blush-toned shades feel fresh and fun. The tricky part is maintaining the shade, so I always recommend my blondes use Bb. Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer, which is an amazing detangler, and Save The Day Protective Repair Fluid — they are both heat protectants and are light enough to layer into your daily regimen."

    Cinnamon Blonde

    Alexis Antonellis, a colorist at Eddie Arthur Salon on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says that she's loving this seasonal shade. "Copper or cinnamon-tinted blonde highlights are an easy way to elevate your color," she explains. If you're interested in adding a touch of cinnamon or red-based blonde highlight without taking the color all over, Diaz, a colorist at NYC's Bumble and bumble salon, tells us that a face-framing highlight is the perfect baby step. "I love the look of warm highlights around the perimeter of the face frame, with natural depth at the root," she explains. "The goal is to have low maintenance color that brightens the complexion using warmth and highlights in the right places."

    Caramel Highlights

    Like chestnut brown and cinnamon blonde, these warm-toned highlights are also trending in NYC this season. Brian K, colorist at DevaCurl Salon, tells us that adding a touch of caramel is a quick way to liven up your 'do without taking on a lot of commitment. "This shade is an easy way for those with brown or black hair to add a lot of dimension," he says. "Plus, it's super low maintenance, since the color still looks great when the roots grow out." In terms of products, he recommends Schwarzkopf's Vibrance gloss as an at-home treatment for those who come in for this pale brown highlight.

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    As the YouTube beauty world explodes with influencer feuds and never-ending drama, Rihanna —being the beam of light that she is in the industry — has come to the rescue by dropping a video we never knew we needed until now.

    The beauty mogul released her first YouTube tutorial for Fenty Beauty in celebration of her new holiday collection, Chill Owt, that dropped last week. While RiRi has given us makeup tutorials before, via Instagram stories and Vogue, this is her first time filming a full-length YouTube video for Fenty Beauty. The best part? This is only the first of more to come. "Get ready for Tutorial Tuesdays with Rihanna where she shares a new makeup tutorial every week," wrote the brand on YouTube. (And just like that, we've marked our calendars.)

    For her first post, Rihanna focused on one product from the holiday collection: the Killawatt Foil Palette, which features seven different highlighter shades. She starts off the video pointing out the variety of shades offered in the palette, then explains why it's an all-around, multipurpose product. "You can use it on your cheeks, on your eyes, on your body. In so many different ways. It's such a flexible product," she says. Proving that point, Rihanna gets right into her tutorial, showing us how to use the highlighter palette seven different ways.

    First, RiRi dusts highlighter all over her lids to create a glitter eyeshadow look, and follows with a lighter shade on the inner corners of her eyes. She sweeps another shade on the high points of her cheeks, and then things get even more interesting. Rihanna takes the tip of the same brush and sweeps highlighter on the higher edges of her ears, explaining that it gives the area "life" when you're wearing a ponytail. To finish it all off, she glides the cream-to-powder formula on her collarbones and adds a metallic lip shade from the Snow Nights Lipstick Set, which is also included in her holiday collection.

    So, there you have it folks: Like most things, Rihanna works hard to earn that glow. As we wait on the rest of Tutorial Tuesdays, we have our fingers crossed that we'll learn more inside tricks from the busiest woman in beauty (and music, and film...)

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    I come in at a staggering 5"1', so I'm not going to lie about liking a few extra inches. I'm the type who could probably run a marathon in heels, solely because of how much practice I've had. Whenever people make a comment about my shoes being on the higher side, I'm all, "Oh, these old things? These are nothin'!" Pretty much, I'll take a chunky heel over a flat any day.

    My obsession likely explains why I'm unsurprisingly drawn to a boot with a bit of a platform this fall. I love how they give me a little more height to play with when it comes to sweater dresses, high-waisted trousers, and wide-leg jeans. Because in a season that's all about oversized silhouettes, chunky knits, and soon, puffer jackets, an equally badass shoe is a must. Plus, most of these chunkier boots boast a nice, sturdy tread-sole, so you can bet I'll be wearing them when it snows, too.

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    Recently terms like "digital nomad" have entered the vocabulary of professionals and freelancers everywhere. The phrase, which refers to people who work remotely from foreign countries, often in digital and creative industries that afford flexibility, sounds great in theory. But how do you make it work?

    According to FlexJobs' annual survey wanting to travel is number four in the top reasons people work. Even so, most employees are lucky to get 10 vacation days a year, which, for someone with a travel bug, simply doesn't cut it. And a lot of people have jet-setting on their mind lately — whether they're looking to escape the current administration or live on a tropical beach (or both).

    Though working remotely isn't reserved for any specific industry, there are certain types of jobs that make it a lot easier to travel frequently or live abroad. Increasingly, employers are offering more flexible options, from unlimited vacation time to work-from-anywhere offerings. Many of these arrangements mean that, basically, it doesn't matter where you work as long as you get your job done. But where can one find these elusive jobs that allow nearly unrestricted travel? put together a list of current job listings that offer some or complete freedom to travel. These positions will get likely get filled quickly, but they offer some insight into the types of gigs you may want to look into if you're thinking of trying the digital nomad lifestyle on for size.

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    A bookkeeper's responsibilities vary depending on the nature and size of the business and so educational requirements and training vary greatly. Depending on the nature of the work, clients may be willing to consider applicants with a high school or college education that will undergo on-the-job training. If a client's needs are more complex, they may require someone with a more formal education, such as an associate's or bachelor's in accounting or finance.

    This digital project manager job requires only 15-20 hours of work each week and involves managing project scope and timelines, and overseeing the budget. Generally, these sorts of jobs require the use of project management programs and software, cloud file storage systems, and more. Online project managers make sure all the deliverables for a project are completed properly and submitted on time and within budget.

    Projects can include websites, mobile apps, events, videos, social media, and more. Project manager skills are mostly acquired through work experience and through team collaboration. Like any other type of manager, these professionals must be skilled in communication, time-management, organization, and delegating tasks. Though there is no explicit degree for this career, there are a number of courses and certificates available online to help individuals excel in this work.

    This fully remote customer support specialist job is for candidates who want to live on the East Coast, the U.K., and central Europe. Customer support job responsibilities vary depending on the company, but are often offered by companies with remote work options.

    Responsibilities may include answering customer queries and supporting customers through live chats, emails, or phone calls; providing general customer service; and providing customer data and feedback to internal teams.

    This finance and administration assistant job involves working internationally for an environmental organization. Responsibilities are mainly administrative and the job is short-term.

    Most financial and administration assistant jobs include responsibilities such as preparing financial and business forms, monitoring bank balances, performing calculations and producing analyses and financial reports. Depending on whether the position is geared more towards finance or administration, the duties will vary. In terms of educational background, candidates may require an associate's or bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a similar field. Additionally, interested applicants must have strong math, communication, and customer service skills.

    This graphic designer position is seeking a candidate with an “outstanding portfolio” and demonstrated design experience on various platforms, including web, print, and email. The position is remote worldwide, and it's not the only job of this nature that is remote-friendly.

    Most graphic designers have an associate's or bachelor's degree in graphic design, but a candidate's eligibility is also largely dependent on their portfolio and industry experience. Depending on the nature of the job or project, the designer may be expected to be familiar with print production, digital illustration, animation, or more.

    This contract article writer position requires a bachelor’s degree, along with experience researching, writing, and editing online content. The chosen candidate will craft original content for the online educational platform's 'hub articles' to help users make college and career decisions.

    For this position, a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required, which is often the case for other writing positions. Candidates will likely be required to present a portfolio of written content.

    This remote human resources coordinator position is looking for an “organized, affable HR expert” with an eye for top-notch talent. According to the hiring manager, the chosen candidate will not be “shackled to one desk, one office, one city, or even one country."

    Though this job may be unique, generally HR specialists and coordinators help to recruit, screen, and interview, and eventually place workers. They also usually deal with employee relations, benefits, and payroll and serve as resources for employees. Many employers require a bachelor's degree in human resources, certification, internships, and other training.

    This company is looking for an online English teacher who can provide “loveable language learning experiences" to students. Qualifications include related teaching experience or certification, and a background using technology in online language instruction. They must have native fluency in English, and are preferred to have prior experience teaching English or hold a teaching certification. Since the classes take place online, experience using technology in an online language instruction classroom is necessary.

    There is an increasing global necessity for command of the English language and many international people are looking to learn the language by interacting with native speakers. Online teaching jobs usually don't require teachers to live in the same city as their students; they can live wherever they want so long as they have access to the internet.

    This 10-month, work-from-home marketing communications contract position is for an individual who will oversee a global event program from beginning to end. Though location is flexible, the worker must live within the U.S.

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    This newsletter writer position will curate a top 10 list for a growing list of newsletters. The writer is able to work from anywhere but must come from a writing or journalism background. They must also have a connection to the topic they are covering.

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    Oversized puffers, sweaters, blazers, even pants, are purposely being made two or three sizes too big. After the long reign of "skinny" everything (jeans, leggings, the works), we're ushering in a new, very baggy, reign. And while we hold a special place in our hearts for all things supersized, we never considered that would translate to our trench coats. But it seems that big sleeves, drapey fits, and extra-long hemlines all combine to make one hell of a fall jacket.

    And it's not just about looks. Oversized trench coats are seriously practical. Stuck in the rain? Need more pocket space? Want a coat that's light but also perfect for layering? These XL styles have it. Not to mention that by supersizing these coats, you can now essentially wear anything out the door and no one will know. (Bring on the all-day loungewear!)

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    We've reached a time where color is the name of the game and with each new month comes a new trending hue set with its own quippy nickname (Gen Z Yellow, Melodramatic Purple). With fall in full swing, we thought we'd highlight the color that's being groomed for the number one spot. Say sayonara to the days where lime green reminded you of gross cafeteria lunches and the worst of the Skittles flavor (you know it's true!), and say hello to its new and improved, straight from a Tyra Banks/Jay Emmanuel makeover day alter ego. From puffer coats to slip dresses, this trend isn't for the faint of heart. But if you're ready to tackle this season's next color, check out 15 of our favorite lime green pieces to date.

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    Days after it was announced that she and Pete Davidson had broken up, Ariana Grande said that she would be saying "bye bye" to the internet for "just a lil bit." In a since-deleted Instagram story, she wrote to fans, "time to say bye bye to the internet for jus a lil bit. it’s hard not to bump news n stuff that i’m not tryna see rn. it’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin. love u. and thank u for bein here always."

    It's unclear if the "news" she mentions is specifically about her breakup, but it can actually be a good idea to take a little social media break after a relationship ends.

    Susan Bartell, PsyD, a psychologist who works with couples, says that the internet can definitely make it harder to get through a breakup, especially if you're still following your ex on social media.

    "I tell everybody that when you break up with someone, you have to block them on all your social media," she says. "Do whatever you can so they're not seeing you, and you're not seeing them."

    That may sound harsh, but Dr. Bartell says it's ultimately for the better.

    "It's not just hard if you see them moving on with their lives, it's hard for you to know that they can see you [moving on]," she says. "Knowing that they're watching you makes you feel like you have to behave in a certain way."

    You might be tempted to keep following someone in the hopes you'll remain friends, but Dr. Bartell says you should avoid social media landmines even if your breakup was friendly.

    "Even if you end it on good terms, there's still a loss, and there's going to be pain if you see them start to date someone else, or put anything on their social media that makes it look like they might be dating someone else," she says. "The other thing is that it keeps you so engaged with the other person that it's harder for you to move on."

    Of course, if you really are trying to be on good terms and be friends again someday, it might be good courtesy to give the person a heads-up if you want to block them. You can try something like, "Hey, just so you know, I'm going to block/unfollow you on social media, and it's not because I hate you, but I need time to heal."

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    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp came under fire this week after her campaign included the names of survivors of domestic and sexual violence in a newspaper ad without their permission.

    The ad, in the style of an open letter, was addressed to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is challenging the North Dakota Democrat. During the confirmation battle of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Cramer callously defended him against the sexual assault allegations and dismissed their gravity. He also said that the women in his family are "prairie tough" believe the #MeToo movement was a "movement toward victimization."

    The remarks were offensive to Heitkamp, who prosecuted sexual assault cases as North Dakota's attorney general and whose mother was a survivor of sexual violence. Per the senator, Cramer also ignored that the state has a large Indigenous peoples population, and Indigenous women are two-and-half times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other groups.

    The ad, which included the names and locations of 127 women, was meant to counter the narrative that sexual violence survivors are weak, as Cramer implied. But the campaign made the damaging mistake of including survivors' names without their permission or misidentifying women as survivors when they aren't. It was not immediately clear how many names had been erroneously added to the ad.

    Amy Barasch, executive director of the New York-based legal nonprofit organization Her Justice, told Refinery29 that survivors' confidentiality is of the utmost importance. "When you work with someone who's been victimized, you want to be really careful with their information because they should have control over their own destiny and control over how the world perceives them," she said. "With intimate partner violence there can be specific risks, whether it's sexual violence or domestic violence. One risk might be that the partner might see this information and wouldn't be happy about it, so [the survivor] would be in actual physical danger because there might be some form of retaliation."

    Barasch added that it poses a risk for friends and acquaintances to see that someone has been outed as a survivor, because they might have a relationship with the abuser or in the case of sexual violence, be the assailants themselves. "Most victims of sexual violence have been attacked by either their partner or acquaintances. It's very common that they know the person who attacked them," she said. "They might be in a safe place now and they might have decided they don't want their [assailant] to be outed ... maybe they don't have interest in going after the person who hurt them or might feel they'll be at risk if that person is revealed."

    Making someone relive their trauma by outing them could be another damaging outcome, Barasch added. In the case of mothers, she said these women might want to protect their children from knowing they were victims of intimate partner violence.

    "There are all sorts of risks. When a victim is deciding whether or not they want their name to go public, these are things they would think through before making that decision," she said. "If you release their name without their permission, you haven't given them [that] opportunity ... I can't imagine how startling it might be to see your name in a newspaper ad for which you haven't given permission."

    Heitkamp, whose re-election race is seen as critical for who gets to have control of the Senate, apologized to the women affected in a statement.

    "Our campaign worked with victim advocates to identify women who would be willing to sign the letter or share their story. We recently discovered that several of the women’s names who were provided to us did not authorize their names to be shared or were not survivors of abuse," she said. "I deeply regret this mistake and we are in the process of issuing a retraction, personally apologizing to each of the people impacted by this and taking the necessary steps to ensure this never happens again."

    A campaign staffer resigned following the error.

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    Like father, like daughter: Just as the president loves doling out adjectives like "great," "tremendous," and "unbelievable," Ivanka Trump apparently has a penchant for exaggeration of her own.

    A sweeping new report from ProPublica, the result of an eight-month investigation in partnership with WNYC, has found "patterns of deceptive practices" in Trump family business deals across the world, including Ivanka highly overstating sales numbers on several properties, as well as her own involvement in sales.

    The properties include projects in Toronto, Canada; Baja California, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; and Soho, New York City. "Their statements, typically made in the midst of sales drives, tended to overstate the number of units under contract or the Trump Organization’s equity stake in projects scattered around the globe," says the report, which we highly recommend reading in full.

    Ahead, read about Ivanka's most egregious grifts overstatements from the story.

    The Property: Trump Ocean Club, Panama City, Panama

    One of Ivanka's first major projects, this property went bankrupt after years of drama. Financier Orestes Fintiklis eventually ousted the Trumps and removed their name from the building (and, in a petty twist, started serving drinks called the "Fire and Fury" and the "Stormy Jack Daniels" at the bar). The tallest building in Central America, the sail-shaped hotel and condo is now a JW Marriott.

    In a November 2008 interview, Ivanka said: "It’s a 1,000-unit building, we've sold over 90% of it." In reality, ProPublica reported, 79% of the units were pre-sold as of three months later, according to Moody's credit-rating service. She also told the interviewer she had sold 40 units, although a lead real estate agent for the project said she "didn’t sell any units that he knew of." She did, however, pick out many of the design elements, including the lobby's "tropical color palette," which was "reminiscent of indigenous flowers."

    Matt Carasella/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.

    The Property: Trump Soho, New York City

    This project also eventually went bankrupt, with the Trump name removed. In June 2008, Ivanka told reporters that 60% of the units at the tower had been sold, when only 15% had been, ProPublica found. Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. were close to being charged with felony fraud in this case, but the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, eventually backed off. (He got a visit from Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz, who happened to be a donor to his campaign, although he later returned the donation.)

    Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage.

    The Property: Trump International Hotel, Toronto, Canada

    This is another project that was built, but went bankrupt, with the Trump name removed. In a 2009 interview, Ivanka boasted that the property was "virtually sold out," but in reality, 24.8% of the units had been sold, according to 2016 bankruptcy documents filed by the developers. As of a year ago, the tower was reportedly three-quarters empty.

    Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage.

    The Property: Trump Ocean Resort, Baja, Mexico

    Trump abandoned this never-built project in 2008 after delays and cost issues. According to ProPublica, investors were falsely led to believe that Trump was a developer on the project — he was just licensing his name for it. Ivanka tried to entice buyers by saying she had bought a unit there herself. "I personally am very excited about it, I actually chose to purchase a unit in the first tower," she said in a promotional video. However, as Univision found in sales records, the deposit she put in was less than half of the 30% other investors were required to pay.

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    Sex sells! It’s the central cliché of modern capitalist culture. Brands sell an aspirational and heteropatriarchal vision of a sexy, a new and improved future you, and promise to propel you toward its ultimate accolade, the compliment that "women want to be her, men want to be with her." It might seem old-fashioned (and it is), but it’s still used to praise successful women, from Rihanna to Blake Lively to Priyanka Chopra.

    Fashion has long embraced the power of sex and the profits of serving the male gaze; working on the principle that, as John Berger memorably put it, "Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at." In the mid-'70s, there was fashion photographer Helmut Newton’s iconic book White Women, followed by Big Nudes in the '80s. Tom Ford went nuclear with his hyper-sexual aesthetic at Gucci in the '90s, scandalizing public morality with Terry Richardson-lensed ad campaigns and achieving bankruptcy-averting success for the then-ailing Italian brand. And in the '90s, Bruce Weber shot his provocative series of ads for Versace Jeans and Versus. (Richardson and Weber both being 'risqué' photographers who have since been accused of multiple instances of sexual assault by models.)

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    But the rules of selling sex in fashion have changed. You might not know it from the hugely popular Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, with its multimillion-dollar bras and pop megastar bookings. Or from LOVE magazine’s ongoing advent calendar, a controversial festive video series of near-naked models. But these have become the exceptions. In a post-Weinstein world, under the microscope of the #MeToo movement, brands are being forced to rethink how they sell to women. Even Tom Ford understands, telling The Cut in 2017: "The sex thing’s a little bit old at this point. Been there, done that."

    The Washington Post 's fashion critic Robin Givhan describing Stella McCartney’s collection as "frumpy" would, previously, have been parsed as serious shade. But for fall/winter 2018 — with sex conspicuously absent from the runways — Givhan was actually praising McCartney's roomy overcoats worn with faded denim jackets and bootcut jeans, paired with sneakers. "It wasn’t especially exciting, but it was reassuring," she wrote. "It was not sexy. Or hot. It was a little bit frumpy. Purposefully so."

    But Stella McCartney wasn’t the only one. For several years now, across seasons and continents, fashion has, purposefully, been in a protective, near-puritanical mood: high necklines and low hems; loose outerwear and cocoon-like layers; a focus on unfussy, practical garments. The #MeToo had something to with it, but it didn’t account for all of it.

    The seemingly endless, dystopian newsreel of Trump’s America, and the rise of the 'alt-right ' all contributed to a more protective mood. A mood not simply characterized by self-care, but more so by a forceful womanhood and the defiant refusal to be reduced to a mere figment of the male gaze. In a post-MeToo world, fashion brands that relied most on the economy of the male gaze had to tone it down for propriety — and the designers who genuinely speak to women’s desires saw our fury and determination to frog-march the world into working for us. Even Milan — the home of molto sexy dressing — caught the covered-up bug: Versace women wore layers and coats; Roberto Cavalli dropped hemlines to the floor. Commentators began to wonder: Does sex sell fashion anymore? But not for very long.


    Enter Hedi Slimane, who, having taken the reins at Celine, reassured everyone that his "goal" was "not to go the opposite way of [former designer Phoebe Philo’s] work" — before doing exactly that. Slimane replaced Philo’s grown-up womenswear with the super-tight and extra-short look that has been his signature since he popularized the skinny jean in the early '00s. New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman spoke for many when she described the collection as "pouty" and "infantilizing." If Slimane’s collections for Saint Laurent (where he infamously dropped the 'Yves') in the early 2010s are anything to go by, his debut for Celine will likely sell very well indeed. But fashion is about more than just pushing product (though that is one vital aspect of it) and the critical reception of the "new" Celine demonstrates the immense cultural capital he has lost.

    So why, all of a sudden, is sex all over the runways? It’s nothing new, in the grand scheme of fashion history, but it does represent a serious about-face from the earnest, activist, practical, and protective mood that has dominated for several years.

    Take Ashish, for example. London’s sparkliest designer held a somber spring 2017 show that responded to the rise in post-Brexit hate crimes and took his bow in a T-shirt with the word 'IMMIGRANT' proudly emblazoned across the chest. A year later, his spring 2018 show presented a resistance force of queer disco witches. But at his most recent show, there was no overt political messaging. Androgynous, sweat-drenched clubbers were errantly dressed in wisps of iridescent sequins, propelled down the runway by slamming techno music and supported by an inclusive cast of couples kissing in corners. The only slogans were 'SEND NUDES' and 'S&M Sex and Magic' in diamanté grid lettering on cozy, post-rave hoodies. Had one of our most engaged creatives sold out his politics in order to sell sex?

    "Everything is political," designer Ashish Gupta told Refinery29 backstage after the show. It might sound like a cop-out, but as you would expect from one of fashion’s most emotionally honest designers, there's much more to unpack. Yes, the show was sexy, sweaty, and scantily clad, but it was also a celebration of diverse bodies, genders, sexualities, relationships, and lovers. It was about going out and letting loose, having fun and feeling free. And perhaps most importantly, it was about feeling sexy, rather than conforming to the tired clichés of the male gaze in an anxious quest to look sexy.

    "I think a dose of hedonism is required in these times of regressive right-wingism," Gupta says via email. "It’s also perhaps a reaction to the growing culture of 'Eat clean! Meditate! Mindfulness! Don’t drink! Do yoga! No sugar!' — modern life ideals that are all about restraint and self-control," he says. "Sex feels almost like an act of defiance in the face of all this self-control, not just in the way we are constantly told to live, but also in the political climate of crumbling liberalism and democracy." Unlike previous collections, Ashish’s latest was not a funeral or a fight — it was a celebration of liberal values, freedom, lust, and love. He presented a radical vision of self-sensuality.

    This radically sexy mood had also captivated Gareth Pugh. In recent years, Pugh has titled a show 'Corporate Cannibals,' set one season in an underground bunker, and created a gory, disturbing film about destruction and brutality (with the radical performance-sculptor Olivier de Sagazan). For spring 2019, however, he returned to the confident dramatics of club kid style that made his name in the early '00s. Reviving his signature star print in graphic red and black, Gareth’s models were creatures of the night. Stomping the fresh earth (literally) of the runway to a heavy club soundtrack, the diverse line-up wore monster boots and power coats, high-cut bodycon leotards that covered the face, kinky muzzle-like face-thongs and other haute fetish wear made in collaboration with Bordelle.

    Pugh dedicated the show and its amazing drag ball after party to legendary London creative Judy Blame, who passed away earlier this year. "Judy was uncompromising, ungovernable and fiercely anti-establishment. He was a creative extremist," Pugh said in the show notes. The collection was a celebration of "outsider society" and "of London as a cradle of creative extremism — a place where anything can happen." Yes, he referenced kinky sex, but it was also about queer bodies and creative communities, with the nurturing 'House Mothers' of the ballroom scene as a key influence.

    Marta Jakubowski’s confident, carefree beach babes (inspired by the designer’s trips to Ibiza this summer) had a more casual vibe: easy tonal day dresses slashed in horizontal sections to flash glimpses of skin, and slinky black evening gowns built from modular sections held loosely in place by spaghetti straps and crossed fingers. There was a lazy-day sensuality to the collection, but Jakubowski had women’s practical needs in mind, too. Teaming up with lingerie brand Chantelle, the models wore their 'soft stretch' line as a comfortable base layer, and one model, who is a mother, walked wearing an Elvie Pump, the world’s first silent wearable breast pump. "A lot of women around me have changed the way they’re dressing," Jakubowski tells Refinery29. "They seem to be more confident and celebrate their body, which I think is a great movement. Women dress for themselves these days...I think it’s a new way of power dressing."

    It was at Richard Malone’s spectacularly well-crafted show that London’s powerful new mood found its mantra — delivered, fittingly, by Cher. In a short audio clip from 1996, the star recounts her legendary response when her mother urged her to marry a rich man and 'settle down:' "Mom, I am a rich man!" Embodying this proto-BDE spirit, models stormed the "trashy Paris wine-bar" runway in knee-high lace-up platform boots, skin-baring demi-couture tailoring in luxe satins, and tight '60s-style micro-minis. As the show notes concluded matter-of-factly, they were "dresses to get laid in."

    In the immediate darkness following Trump’s campaign and election, Weinstein’s fall and the raw power of the #MeToo movement, it makes sense that women desired to be both protected and ready to fight. But the danger that men pose — individually, structurally, and geopolitically — shouldn’t dictate how women present themselves. "I’ve always thought that fashion should be sex-positive. It should empower, not exploit or demean," Gupta says. "The #MeToo movement has (I hope) pushed it in the right direction. I don't want sex to become a dirty word, but rather the message should be one of a healthy, consensual experience."

    Living a radical, empowered life doesn’t only mean fighting for your rights, but also enjoying your body, your experiences, your identity, and your community. Fashion for the male gaze has surely been canceled, but not the desire to feel sexy and have fun. And some designers are responding to what women and non-binary people really want. It's a new vision of sexy: not tacky or infantilizing, not cliché, and not vulnerable in a violent way, but a tender one. Powerful in our bodies, in our desires, and, importantly, in our diversity, fashion is all about sex on our own terms. At last.

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    Between securing a venue, arranging for a gluten-free-vegetarian-friendly-kosher caterer, and saying yes to a gorgeous (but still affordable) wedding dress, there's nothing easy about planning a wedding. But while you might be stressed to the point of abandoning ship and eloping with your S.O. in Vegas, there are a few fun things that make the planning period a worthwhile experience — including picking items for your wedding registry.

    But before you get overzealous and fill your registry with over-the-top products you'll likely only use once, take a minute to think about what you want and need. To help you create your best wedding registry, we teamed up with Bloomingdale's for a complete guide to the most useful home goods: from a coffee maker that whips up a cafe-worthy latté with the touch of a button to a textured silverware set that will last for all the happy years to come. There's no question whether or not you'll use these buys. Grab your spouse-to-be, and click through to check out 12 of our must-haves.

    Whether you're pairing a funky organic wine with dinner or hosting a few friends for a low-key wine night, a stemless wine glass set is something you'll undoubtedly use again and again. This set, with deep-cut frosted bands, adds a touch of decor to your bar cart — plus the elegant design won't go out of style, so you can trust that you'll use them for years to come.

    kate spade new york Library Stripe Stemless White Wine Glass, Set of 4, $50.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    If you're the kind of person who can't start their day without a cup of coffee, a coffee maker should be a no-brainer for the registry. In contrast to your traditional auto-drip eight-cup machine, this single-serve espresso maker is like a countertop barista. Not only will it pour out the perfect espresso shot, but it will also froth your milk of choice and pour it directly into your cup.

    Nespresso De'Longhi Lattissima One Single-Serving Espresso Maker, $499.99, available at Bloomingdale's.

    Whether it's your birthday, your wedding anniversary, or a random visit to the farmers' market, there will be plenty of times when you're going to need something to put flowers in. Instead of digging through your recycling for an old pasta sauce jar, opt for this vase. With ornate 24K gold stripes and timeless crystal, it easily complements any flower type. Plus, it's just as stunning when it's empty, so you can keep it out for tabletop decor.

    Michael Wainwright Mezza Vase, $100.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    There's a reason this Dutch oven brand is notorious for landing on everyone's wedding registries: The products last forever. The enameled cast-iron material is safe for both stovetop and oven use, perfect for everything from slow-cooking to braising to roasting. This size is ideal for a family of two, but we won't blame you if you end up registering for more than one. (Casseroles for all!)

    Le Creuset 2.75-Quart Round Dutch Oven in Caribbean, $250.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    Even if you don't consider yourself to be the most skilled chef, a good mixer is a necessity — especially one that tackles more than just cookie batter. This iconic standing mixer comes ready for add-on attachments — like a spiralizer, pasta maker, food processor, cheese shredder, and juicer — so you'll find ample opportunities to put it to good use.

    KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer, $499.99, available at Bloomingdale's.

    From providing spa-worthy floor cushioning to soaking up post-shower drips, the rugs in your bathroom work hard. Make sure you're equipped with bath rugs that can withstand the test of time. These ones, featuring a geometric, abstract design, are made from a cotton and acrylic blend that dries quickly and lasts up to 350 washes before showing any signs of wear and tear.

    Abyss "Chicago" Bath Rugs, $165.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    Just like how the washing machine inevitably eats socks, there's a good chance your dishwasher has claimed a few utensils. Get rid of all the mismatched spoons and forks, and start your marriage with a clean slate. This five-piece setting features an industrial, crosshatch texture that makes a bold statement among your kitchenware — even if the fanciest meal you're eating is scrambled eggs.

    Michael Wainwright Manhattan 5-Piece Place Setting, $90.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    When selecting china patterns, it can feel natural to go for a timeless white and silver design. But this unexpected print, with watercolor brushstrokes and pastel colors, doubles as art. Instead of hiding the plates in your cabinets until a once-a-year special occasion, take advantage of their craftsmanship and put them on display when they're not in use.

    Lenox Radiance Seasons Tidbit Plates, Set of 4, $112.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    No matter how many blankets you already own, there's always a need for a perfect throw. This soft organic one features a gradient wash of subtle color, so it can be used anywhere and everywhere in your home: Throw it haphazardly on your couch, fold it lengthwise on your bed, drape it neatly on an accent ladder. Just think of it as a comfy piece of functional decor.

    Coyuchi Strata Organic Cotton Throw, $148.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

    As sentimental as it is to have your parents' old hand-me-down pots and pans from the '80s, it's time you finally got your own. Choose a set that will last you decades (until you pass them down to your own offspring), like this eight-piece stainless-steel set. Each piece features three layers of PFOA-free nonstick coating and an aluminum core for even, reliable cooking every time.

    All-Clad d3 Compact 8-Piece Set, $589.99, available at Bloomingdale's.

    Stop prepping all your meals with a single steak knife, and opt for something far more practical (and safe). This seven-piece butcher-block set gives you all the knives and scissors you'll ever need in one convenient storage unit, whether you're slicing bread, cutting up veggies, or just snipping the tag off your new shirt.

    Wüsthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Knife Block Set, $399.99, available at Bloomingdale's.

    We're willing to bet you've amassed a collection of souvenir plastic cups from festivals and sporting events in your cabinet. But they're definitely not made to last forever. Instead, invest in a set of crystal, dishwasher-safe beverage glasses you'll actually want to use. The next time a houseguest asks for a glass of water, you won't have to serve it to them in a cup with a slightly rubbed-off baseball logo.

    Reed & Barton Soho Beverage Glass, Set of 4, $80.00, available at Bloomingdale's.

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    Every year when fall comes around, I am awash with a post-summer longing for school. But alas, my days of schlepping a duffel bag up a hill into a musty dorm room on move-in day are over. The part that I miss most: the first day of class, where I would crack open a fresh academic planner that I'd treat as my bible for the first few weeks of the semester and then inevitably get too lazy to keep up with.

    I love planners: the month-at-a-glance grid, the daily breakdown, the blank lines for one-off reminders, the inspirational quotes at the start of each month. I mean, what's a new school year without bullet pointed lists jotted down in your planner's margins during drop/add period?

    Whether you're into planners of the uber-structured variety where everything has its designated space, or fancy yourself a minimalist and prefer more doodle room, check out this roundup of 2018's cute and useful college planners at a variety of price points.

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    This floral planner is adorned with gold foil accents and has weekly and monthly page layouts, plus month tabs and plenty of stickers. But if large planners aren't your style, Rifle Paper Co. also has a variety of softcover 12-month planners for a less bulky alternative.

    Rifle Paper Co 2019 Juliet Rose, $34, available at Rifle Paper Co

    If you want to design your own planner down to the page — this one's for you. Plum Planner lets you choose from a variety of sizes, layouts, and patterns, and even personalize the cover. And be sure to check out these specialized teacher and student bundles.

    Plum Paper Plum Paper 7" X 9" Personalized Planner, $32, available at Plum Paper

    This planner has a vertical page layout that's perfect for organizing daily appointments and keeping lists. Plus it has tabs, a pocket folder in front and back, and it's on sale!

    Paper Source 2018-2019 Navy Watercolor Planner, $22.46, available at Paper Source

    This Shinola planner is perhaps the fanciest-looking of the bunch. It's sleek, smooth, and can be personalized with your monogram. And it includes moon phases! It's also inconspicuous enough for class or a meeting.

    Shinola 18 Month Runwell Planner, $26, available at Shinola

    Yearly, monthly, weekly, daily — this planner has it all. Still, its interior is on the sparse side (with plenty of blank pages), which means you'll never run out of the room.

    Poketo Daily Weekly Monthly Planner in Terrazzo, $34, available at Poketo

    This planner wins as cutest of the bunch. It's full of artwork, many, many stickers, and would make for a great gift. It comes in a variety of pretty colors/designs, too. But perhaps the best perk of all is's planner kit builder. (It's hard to resist the matching add-ons.) medium 13-month planner - pearlescent, $28, available at

    I have been an Erin Condren fan since middle school and remain one to this day. There's something about that spiral binding. This planner comes in a variety of designs, includes detailed pages meant for projects and exams, and has assignment-specific stickers to help you stay organized.

    Erin Condren eucalyptus - academic planner, $35, available at Erin Condren

    If you're looking for a planner with less structure, this one's for you. Fill in the date, your to-do list, notes, and whatever else you need it for. And it comes with a sweet ribbon for a page holder.

    Urban Outfitters Daily Planner Journal, $24, available at Urban Outfitters

    A tried and true classic. If you're looking for a straightforward planner without all the frills, look no further. There's ample note and list room — the weekly view on the left is paired with a ruled page on the right. Also, the binding lets you lay the planner flat on your desk, which is great if you're looking for something less bulky.

    Moleskine 18-Month Weekly Notebook Planner - Black, $17.95, available at Moleskine

    A planner for the do-er: This one is all about pushing you to achieve your goals, both short-term and long-term. For each day, there's a section for your top three daily goals, plus there are built-in reminder and reviews to keep you in check.

    Anthropologie Day Designer 2018-2019 Planner, $59, available at Anthropologie

    It's one of the simpler options, but with nice paper and a gorgeous cover — it wins for the best visuals of the bunch.

    Papier Marble Sea, $19.98, available at Papier

    Who said pretty planners have to cost the big bucks? This option from Target is inexpensive and has all the fixings, plus tabs that make it super easy to toggle between months.

    Blue Sky 2018-19 Academic Planner 5" x 8" , $7.99, available at Target

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    Kylie Jenner has made a fortune over the past few years — $900 million, to be exact — and a lot of that has to do with her lips. But before the Lip Kits, the unsafe YouTube challenges inspired by said attribute, and the Forbes feature, Jenner was just a girl looking for a bigger poutand at just 17, that's exactly what she found.

    Soon after, the secret was out: Jenner's Lip Kits were good, but they didn't perform magic. The then-teenager admitted that it was true: she had lip injections. For several years, Jenner maintained her signature, plump look. Then, six months after having her daughter, Stormi, Jenner revealed on Instagram that she was taking a break from fillers. "I got rid of all my filler," the 21-year-old wrote in the comments in response to a fan who said Jenner looked like her old — pre-injections — self.

    Alas, that didn't last for too long. Jenner posted a selfie on her Instagram story a week ago confirming that her lip fillers were officially back. "Thanks @Pawnta for coming through late last night with a lip touch up," she wrote on the image. Our interest piqued (again). So, we decided to go straight to the source, Pawnta, the registered nurse behind Jenner's latest procedure, to ask her everything. Like most things involving Jenner's life, the gritty details on her appointment were kept on the DL, but that doesn't mean we didn't ask exactly what a filler touch-up entails, what to expect after, and exactly how legit the Jenner Filler Effect really is.

    But first, a very necessary note: Dermal filler can be a great solution for adults looking for facial volume and is viewed in the medical community as relatively safe. But like many procedures, it also has some major risks you might not have heard of, from non-healing sores to loss of skin to blindness in very rare cases. Check out this article, then keep scrolling for the interview with Pawnta. Ready? Let's jump in.

    Your Instagram says you're an "advanced injector," what does that mean?
    "I'm a registered nurse at Motykie Med Spa, but I also train new practitioners who want to get into the prosthetics field. I've been doing injectables for over 15 years."

    Kylie Jenner recently gave you a shout-out on Instagram. What procedure did you do for her?
    "Just a small touch-up on her lip fillers. She doesn't do anything else, just lip fillers."

    They look really natural. Was this intentional?
    "My philosophy has always been 'less is more.' We're more of a conservative, natural practice, but the size does depend on the patient. Some people like to go really big and some people like to keep it natural.

    "We went the natural route for [Jenner's] touch-up since she's so naturally beautiful and a new mom. A lot of people get fillers because they're getting older and losing the hyaluronic acid in their lips, but she's so young that it has nothing to do with aging. For her, it's just about adding a little pout to her lips."

    What are your lip fillers of choice?
    "I like to use Juvéderm for the lips because it's made from hyaluronic acid. That means it retains and absorbs water, so it's specifically great for lips."

    How do you handle a situation when a patient doesn't want a natural look?
    "I would still tell them to start out slow with the injections. I would never use more than one syringe of Juvéderm in one appointment anyway, even if they want bigger lips. I'd recommend them to come back to really build up the look. If it's a touch-up, we might only use half a syringe, but it depends."

    How long does a lip filler touch-up last?
    "The longevity of the actual product depends on your metabolism, but normally lasts somewhere between four months to a year."

    How long does a touch-up take — and, be real, does it hurt?
    "The actual procedure takes 30 minutes. We'll numb the patient for 10 to 15 minutes, then the actual procedure is about another 15 minutes. Some practitioners could take longer, but it depends.

    "Again, it depends, but for the most part, it's very comfortable. The Juvéderm comes with lidocaine, a numbing pain reliever in it, but I always use numbing cream for my patients, too."

    Is there downtime after a touch-up?
    "There's usually a little bit of redness, maybe some bruising and swelling for two to three days after the procedure. For such a small amount of filler used in a touch-up, there are hardly any side effects."

    Do you find it to be true that a lot of younger women are getting lip fillers?
    "We see people of all different ages come through the Motykie Med Spa for different procedures, but I definitely have younger people, especially women between 21 and 30, come in for the lip fillers. If someone has had small lips all their life, was teased in high school, and are looking for a safe cosmetic procedure to boost their confidence, this is it."

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    It's officially been 14 years since Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was. Ever since, the month of October (specifically the 3rd) has become the unofficial holiday for Mean Girls fans everywhere — with people celebrating with memes, fetch puns, and tributes to iconic quotes from the film via Twitter. Another way to show your appreciation, though, would be to use this moment to prep for your Halloween costume.

    In case you didn't already know, The Plastics were the pinnacle of 2000s beauty. Besides the Burn Book, the group of frenemies left behind some of the most memorable trends of the decade, like glossy lips, kohl liner that covers the circumference of the entire eye, and overplucked eyebrows. (If you disagree, you have the Broadway show to prove you wrong.) Not only does that mean makeup from 2004 is still pretty cool, but your costume practically makes itself.

    Just in case you still need some help putting a Cady, Regina, or Janis look together, we've rounded up the best beauty tutorials that will lend a hand. We can confirm that every single one is the groolest.

    Thankfully, there's a real Halloween scene in Mean Girls you can borrow inspiration from. And while it's the most mortifying part in the whole movie, it's the one costume most people won't feel required to ask, What are you supposed to be?(An ex-wife... duh).

    What you'll need: A messy black wig (don't brush it — you're supposed to be the undead), smudged red lipstick, and fake teeth that appear as though you've missed your last 10 dentist appointments.

    There are plenty of memorable Regina George looks to choose from — the cut-out white tank being our favorite. But it's nearly impossible to forget about her flower crown and ethereal makeup she wore to the North Shore Spring Fling. After getting hit by a bus, George is required to wear a back brace, so naturally, her mother (the original Momager) adorns the accessory with petals to match her pink dress.

    The look itself is fairly simple. All you need is a blonde wig and layers upon layers of lip gloss (preferably of the pink persuasion).

    Janis Ian, the underdog of the entire film, has a beauty look that often goes overlooked. It's a little goth — a contrast to most trends in the early 2000s — with a heavy emphasis on the black eyeliner. While the removal process will require several makeup towelettes, it's one of the easiest to conquer.

    Our only suggestion? Stock up on the hair gel to get Ian's sleek and shiny — not to mention kind of dirty — look.

    Janis from the 2004 movie looks a lot different than the Janis on Broadway. While some stans find that problematic, we think of it as the perfect opportunity to play with yet another costume option. This look might not require a greasy black wig, but it still calls for some heavy eye makeup and an IDGAF attitude.

    Ah, the "Jingle Bell Rock" sequence. The makeup look here is easy — but stage-friendly — so you want your glowing skin to stand out from a mile away. Since this was a decade before highlighter really burst onto the scene, don't overdo it with your best Champagne Pop combo. Instead, opt for an illuminating primer and a bold red lip to match your Santa Clause hat.

    This Cady Heron costume requires a slight wardrobe change, but think of how dedicated you'll prove to be when it comes time for the costume contest! Start the night off with low-key look that pairs one layer of tinted moisturizer with a lot of khaki. Then, by the time everyone thinks they have you figured out, add several layers of highlighter and lip gloss, et voila you're cold, shiny, hard plastic.

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    When it comes to planning your big day, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Destination wedding or local? Open bar or closed? Veil or no veil? Bridesmaids dresses, flowers, honeymoon, cake. And then there's the dress. A year might seem like a long time to plan, but in the end, something always gets forgotten until the very last second. We're here to say, don't let it be the shoes.

    When you walk down the aisle, it's not just about the dress — you also need one hell of a pair of shoes. But, unlike that gown, you can wear your choice of footwear after you say "I do" — especially if you opt for a style that will not only complement your wedding-day ensemble but the rest of your closet, too. So to take one task off your never-ending wedding checklist, we've rounded up 15 options ahead that will accomplish just that. Don't wait until the day before the big day to find your perfect wedding shoes.

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