No Fear

By the time “Dream a Little Dream” blared from the show speakers and 21-year-old California girl Scarlett Costello closed the show, “no fear” went from mantra to mandate, at least to Zendaya, Dua Lipa, and the rest of the audience lucky enough to see all 61 original “characters” IRL on the catwalk.

PS: For those keeping track, the beauty look of Marilyn Monroe did indeed make an appearance on the catwalk, as embodied by the Insta-beloved male model Joel Wolfe.

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Gigi Hadid

On Wednesday night’s runway, that translated to everything from a rockabilly half-hawk (on Hiandra Martinez) to Harajuku-inspired streamers (on Issa Lish). Gigi Hadid got stewardess waves and a sky-blue cap to match, while Montana native Delilah Koch’s long, fine hair was chopped to above-the-chin flapper territory. (“It was time,” said the teen with a sage nod.)

Gigi Hadid

Marc Jacobs spring 2020

“I’ve been thinking a lot about icons,” said Guido Palau backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2020 show. He’d made 61 hair looks, all of them different, all of them (hopefully) iconic. “We don’t actually know Marilyn Monroe,” he continued, “But we feel like we do, because we’ve bought into her imagery.

I think when we believe people are comfortable and powerful in their skin and their style, that’s what makes us love them… Of course, we know now that Marilyn wasn’t secure. But we believed her [confidence] for so long.”

Marc Jacobs spring 2020

Thermal Spring Water

Look in any professional makeup artist’s kit and you’re bound to find one thing in common: a spray can of Avène’s famous Thermal Spring Water. Artists use it to prep skin before application and refresh makeup once it’s done—but those are just a couple of reasons 25 million bottles of it sell every year.

It’s an all-natural potion that does everything: Soothes inflammation, calms redness, and even heals painfully ripped off skin from a wax gone wrong (I can attest to that). On the review site Influencster, the water has racked up more than 7,000 reviews online, the majority of which are four and five stars. It has a celebrity fan club that includes Diane Kruger, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rita Ora.

Thermal Spring Water

Valentino Garavani

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There are two types of people in this world: 1) those who love, maybe even own, AirPods, and 2) liars. The piece of technology has created a schism in society between the haves and the have nots, and as a expected caused a Twitter shit storm in the process.

The world ridiculed AirPods users and they, in turn, didn’t care. No, they just posted memes about how rich and spicy they were (and as I’ve established, appeared exponentially hotter.)

Despite having lost a singular AirPod to the mean streets of New York City (the epidemic is turning into a half-billion dollar revenue stream for replacement parts only), I’m still drinking the Apple-flavored Kool-Aid.

And just in case no one noticed how fancy I am, I made it abundantly clear by safeguarding my pods with the gaudiest case on the market. Surprisingly enough, this aggressively rhinestoned shell has garnered the most compliments I’ve ever received (since my braces came off in high school) and it only costs $11 on Amazon.

I’ve gotten positive reactions from the guy who scans my ID at the gym, fellow fashion editors during New York Fashion Week, and a stranger who asked me for a shopping link while I waited in line to buy Popeye’s fried chicken sandwich (something I’d also highly recommend).



One of the first brands we think of when walking through the Macy’s beauty department is Clinique; it’s a department-store staple. But you don’t even have to leave your couch in order to enjoy 25 percent of favorites from the brand. For example, the Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm — normally $18 — is under $14, and the $90 three-piece Sonic Cleansing Brush Set is a steal at $67. Shop the Clinique sale at now.


Better Than Sex Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Like a latex catsuit, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner really clings to your skin through thick (humidity) and thin. The brush tip gives you a great calligraphy-like stroke and the ink itself is opaquely pigmented to create masterpiece wings. Good thing the formula is as long-wearing and waterproof as it is because we’d hate to see that handwork go to waste.


Glossier Play Colorslide Eyeliner

Glossier came to play when it dropped the Colorslide Eyeliners earlier this year. There are 14 shades in matte and shimmer finishes, and they’re made to last with you all day and night. I can tell you that the matte formulas have a bit more staying power than the shimmer, but that’s a mystery that perhaps only my eyelids have encountered.


Food Hair Color Inspiration

By now, we know food is quite a popular choice when it comes to hair-color inspiration. We’ve seen dye jobs with colors reminiscent of French Roast coffee, peach cobbler, and toasted coconut — to name just a few.



The most stunning people in this country right now are those who use their strength and grit to create, to challenge, to say no, to embrace yes. For our July issue, we spoke to journalists, athletes, actors, and political activists about the beauty of seizing, and boldly acting on, our power. You can check out all the interviews in our America the Beautiful series right here.

As alternative treatments go — and in a time when we seek wellness at any cost, they’re not going anywhere — hypnosis has an image problem. The perception is that it’s mind control, using stopwatches to put patients (and their bad, bad behaviors) to sleep. The reality is far more complex, and it’s backed by new research that promises benefits you may not have imagined.

Do people still turn to hypnosis to quit smoking and lose weight? Absolutely. But hypnotherapy, aka the clinical use of hypnosis for therapeutic benefits, is also being tapped to treat emotional health (anxiety, depression) and physical health (irritable bowel syndrome, chronic sleep issues). And more and more people are actively seeking it out. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have used hypnotherapy to improve their public speaking, while royals (like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle) have reportedly tried hypnosis techniques to manage physical challenges they faced during their pregnancies (food aversion and pain, respectively).