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Jourdan Dunn

Congratulations are in order, both to model-of-the-moment Jourdan Dunn for being the first black model to do a solo cover for Vogue UK since Naomi Campbell back in 2002 (that's twelve years, people!) and also to the magazine itself for finally getting it together after such a long pause. The British babe posted the above pic of her February 2015 cover on Instagram, saying, "I'm so Happy to finally say I'M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!!" The gorgeous cover was shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier and features a newly blonde Dunn in a sunny frock from the Prada Spring 2015 collection. We're hoping that praise for the cover will encourage British Vogue, as well as other fashion and beauty glossies, to feature a more diverse point of view when it comes to their covers. 

 

Lucky cover February 2015

We're used to bloggers sitting front row at Mercedes Benz fashion week or getting free swag from It designers, but we never considered the possibility that bloggers would start gracing the covers of fashion magazines. But leave it to Lucky EIC Eva Chen to shake things up--she put three top fashion bloggers on the February 2015 cover! Instead of a model or mainstream celeb, The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper, and Aussie blogger Zanita Whittington are featured, marking the first time personal style bloggers have covered a magazine. The trio, dubbed "Fashion's Digital Superstars," were flown to Paris for the shoot (so fabulous!). The fashion glossy recognizes that bloggers are tastemakers, saying, "It's no longer uncommon at shows to see editors seated alongside bloggers who just a few years ago saw fashion as a mere hobby rather than a full-fledged career."  We hope this trend catches on. 

Botkier Bracelets

Botkier is behind some of our most favorite bags, and now the accessories label has launched a line of jewelry that will undoubtedly become our favorites as well. The collection, which includes bracelets, rings, and necklaces, features Botkier's signature no-fuss style and zipper detailing. "Zippers are one of the most functional pieces to add to any item," said designer Monica Botkier. "They inherently have a biker feel or punk-rock vibe, but they can also be very sleek. It’s the rocker-chic girl in all of us that can relate to that sensibility." Prices range from $58 to $188, so we suspect these pieces will quickly become the go-to jewelry of fashion girls everywhere. Look for the entire Botkier jewelry line on Botkier.com.

 

Nicole Warne Gary Pepper

Nicole Warne, founder of Gary Pepper, shares some of her favorite beauty buys and how she gets ready in seven minutes. (Into the Gloss)

The style resolutions you must make for a more fashionable 2015. (Who What Wear)

And if you're curious, a few fashion resolutions from Sarah Hyland, Bella Thorne, and Peyton List. (Teen Vogue)

Confidence is contagious! Check out these quotes from curvy girl du jour Ashley Graham. (Racked)

Three ways to get the season's must-have lip. (The Beauty Department)

Are bootcut jeans making a comeback? (Millennielle)

We're so making this faceted crystal clutch! (P.S., I Made This)

Three seriously fabulous looks inspired by the book The Phantom Tollbooth. (College Fashion)

Get great-looking nails, even when you miss an appointment or two at the salon. (What I Wore)

Wanna get crafty in 2015? Here are sixteen stylish DIYs to get you started. (Design Sponge)

Oasis Fluffy Longline Cardi

We believe that being cozy and warm doesn't mean you should sacrifice style, especially during the winter months, when the potential to look like an overstuffed marshmallow is at its peak. Thank goodness for comfy pieces like this Oasis Fluffy Longline Cardi! Talk about stylish; this little beauty looks fantastic with everything from dresses and tights to leggings and boots. Plus, the winter white color is to die for and complements all of our favorite prints. And as far as keeping us cozy and warm, this textured cardi nails it. We're pretty much obsessed. 

GlamGlow

Is it us or has Estée Lauder been on a major shopping spree this year? We've already reported on several major purchases the beauty behemoth has made this year, and now we've learned that GlamGlow (one of our favorites) has been added to their impressive roster of beauty brands. GlamGlow is relatively new to the skincare game, having launched just four years ago, but already the facial muds are receiving global recognition and accolades from top beauty editors and bloggers. "GlamGlow is a top performer in specialty channels and effectively engages its devoted fans across digital platforms. Its unique focus on facial masks strategically complements our current prestige skin-care offerings," Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. president and CEO Fabrizio Freda said in a statement. And Estée Lauder certainly paid for the GlamGlow's unique focus; according to reports the acquisition could have a final payout of over $200 million!

Quvenzhane Wallis

She's baaaack! After what has surely been an epic year for Quvenzhané Wallis--the young actress is currently starring in a remake of Annie and has just been nominated for a Golden Globe. Now the eleven-year old has reprised her role as the face of Armani Junior's spring campaign. She first posed for the children's line last season for the fall campaign. The adorable first image for the spring collection features a smiling Wallis wearing a super cute striped dress and flat sandals. We can't wait to see the rest of the campaign.

Kerry Washington celebrity college majors

See what some of the most stylish celebs studied in college. (Who What Wear)

You can look like a supermodel in under 5 minutes. (The Zoe Report)

This DIY jeweled clutch is perfect for an NYE party, or any other day, really. (College Fashion)

Celebrate Boxing Day by shopping one of these sales. (The Gloss)

We're loving this list of 2014's best girl YouTubers. (Gurl) 

Baby, it's cold outside! A lesson in "underlayering." (The Style and Beauty Doctor)

A guide to getting fancy for New Year's Eve. (Kendi Everyday)

Here's a roundup of the best DIYs under $50 for when you're feeling crafty. (Apartment Therapy)

Wouldn't it be cool if you could design the perfect pair of pumps, just for you? Well... (Suburban Faux Pas)

Copy these beauty looks and look like a celeb this New Year's Eve. (Refinery 29)

 

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil
Ok, we confess, we don't always wash our makeup off before going to bed. This is especially true around the holidays when we're hopping from party to party and the last thing we want to do is pull out the cleanser, wait for the water to get warm, work up a rich lather, scrub face with said lather, rinse, and then repeat the whole process over again because the waterproof mascara didn't wash off. Never the case when we use this Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil. Not only does it remove every trace of makeup, it leaves behind all sorts of good stuff to nourish, stimulate, protect, and detoxify our skin. And it does it all so quickly! In fact, it leaves our skin looking and feeling so good, we actually look forward to washing our makeup off at the end of the night.

Mercedes Benz Fashion week

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is getting the boot from Lincoln Center! In a settlement reached between New York City and advocates of Damrosch Park, the biannual event, which has been held at Lincoln Center since 2010, will have to find a new venue come February 2015. The reason? Apparently IMG Fashion Week, the event's organizer, failed to comply with the city charter by using the venue for non-park purposes, which ended up causing damage to the environment. Oops! And while there were plans to move NYFW to Hudson Yard's Culture Shed, that location won't be ready for at least another three years. IMG is no doubt scrambling to come up with several backup plans, as fashion week is just a few short weeks away. Stay tuned...

 

Nicki Minaj

Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj has landed her first high fashion campaign, and it's a good one. The recording artist is the star of the Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015 campaign, shot by Francesco Carrozzini. The rapper, who is best known for lighting up red carpets with her outrageous outfits and neon wigs, has toned it down her eccentric style in recent months but still dresses to show off her famous curves (which is why she was the designer's pick to be the face of the label). "In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes," said Cavalli in a press release. "With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength." Congrats to Ms. Minaj!

 

KLS by Kimora Lee Simmons

From the modeling career that began when she was 14 to her reign at Baby Phat to her current role as president and creative director of shoe subscription service JustFab.com, Kimora Lee Simmons has had her hands in the fashion industry for well over two decades. Now the Queen of Fabulosity (she trademarked the word) has launched a new line, KLS by Kimora Lee Simmons, but this one is decidedly different from anything she's done before. The denim and mesh that marked her Baby Phat line have been replaced with cashmere, leather, and silk for KLS. And don't expect to find KLS in your local mall; with prices ranging from $600 to $3,500, this line is "definitely catered to the woman who has a little spending power," says the designer.

White bedroom

Tips for creating a bedroom that could rival the coolest hotel. (Glitter Inc)

These last minute gift ideas are pretty perfect. (A Pinch of Lovely)

We're all about a fun, flirty party look this holiday season. (Haute Off the Rack)

Here's a very cool way to rock a party dress during the day. (On the Racks)

Ever wonder what happens to the denim you recycle? (Madewell Musings)

Not sure about Fair Isle? Get inspired by these super cute and affordale looks. (Penny Pincher Fashion)

Finally! The ultimate guide to hair serums. (The Beauty Department)

We're kind of girl crushing on Prince's muse, Damaris Lewis. (Into the Gloss)

A breakdown of dress codes to help you get ready for all those holiday parties coming up. (Ruche)

How insanely adorable are these DIY Christmas light leggings? (Studio DIY)

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn

Burberry continues with its British-supermodels-of-the-past-and-present theme (you've seen the Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne ads, right?), this time with the incomparable Naomi Campbell joined by Jourdan Dunn. The pair, who have never worked together, will front the Spring 2015 campaign, which was shot by Mario Testino under the direction of the label's CEO Christopher Bailey. "Naomi and Jourdan — two great British icons, two strong, beautiful women and the two perfect faces for our new campaign," said Bailey. The campaign will launch globally in January, and will be quite aggressive, featuring outdoor and indoor prints as well as platforms on Burberry.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, Youku and WeChat.

 

Olivia Wilde H&M

For its Conscious Exclusive collection, Swedish fashion chain H&M has linked up with actress Olivia Wilde to be the face of the environmentally sustainable clothing line. "Sustainability is one of my biggest passions," said the actress, who worked with H&M earlier this year on a DoSomething.org campaign called Comeback Clothes, which encouraged young people to recycle their clothes. The new Conscious Exclusive collection draws inspiration from African, Asian, and Indian cultures, with a focus on dresses (yay!) and hand-drawn prints. We can't wait to see the entire collection when it hits stores and the H&M website on April 16.

 

Style Print

If you're a fan of Style.com's quarterly print magazine we have a bit of bad news for you--after less than three years the glossy is going bye-bye. The decision was made to nix the print version, which launched in 2012, because traffic to the website has seen a significant increase.  "Since relaunch in early September, the site continues to exceed growth expectations," a rep for Conde Nast said in a statement. "To continue that momentum, we've made the decision to focus 100% of our efforts on our core digital business." The good news out of all this--we clearly don't have to worry about our beloved Style.com getting the axe.

Topman All Over Breakfast Print Socks

If ever there was a gift for the guy who has everything, these Topman All Over Breakfast Print Socks are definitely it. These are perfect for the guys on our list who are impossible to shop for, and while we admit they're cheeky (and some may say tacky), they'll add a much needed dose of playfulness to hipster cuffed jeans or a dark suit. There are a few other prints so we can stock up for all the men in our lives.


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