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Edward Enninful’s First British Vogue Cover Is Finally Here — and It’s Stunning!

The wait is over: Edward Enninful’s debut cover as editor-in-chief of British Vogue is here. Ever since Condé Nast announced his appointment back in April, our forums have been rife with speculation as to who might score the December cover — and we called it. Fronting the newly unveiled (and utterly divine) cover is model-of-the-moment Adwoa Aboah. In addition to the wonderful casting, the legendary Steven Meisel came on board to photograph the cover story with Enninful himself taking up the role as stylist. In the electrifying, vintage-inspired cover image, the current face of Marc Jacobs Beauty wears a look from Jacobs’ Spring 2018 collection.

UK Vogue December 2017 : Adwoa Aboah by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

Our forums erupted with excitement. “This is so beautiful. It looks like a vintage cover but there is something so fresh about it. Adwoa looks so glamorous! The colors, the lighting, the framing and the styling are all gorgeous; everything works perfectly together,” applauded LastNight.

“I love this! It looks so vintage and GLAM!” praised Khabeer.

“Amazing! Love the retro glam look, even I like Adwoa in this. Finally, Meisel shows up after months being absent from magazines. I wish his collaboration with UK Vogue will be regular and become his new playground for his talent,” projected fierrousa.

Youarearockstar was quick to express the same enthusiasm. “This is incredible – simple as that,” he declared.

Also giving the cover a standing ovation was Miss Dalloway: “Now THAT is how you usher in a new era of Vogue!! BRAVO Edward, it’s sublime and everything I hoped for!”

“Wonderful cover. Gorgeous and full of glamour! And shot by Meisel!” voiced fashionlover2001.

“BY STEVEN MEISEL. Those are the only words I need to see on that cover,” sighed a delighted tigerrouge.

Velasco couldn’t believe his eyes either. “W-O-W. Now THIS is a makeover! This cover is giving me life! Looking forward to the contents,” he gushed.

Stay tuned for more from Enninful’s debut issue of Vogue (set to feature a 14-page cover story of Adwoa by Steven Meisel). Add your own two cents here

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These Home Hair Color Kits Will Give You Salon-Style Results From a Box

Feeling the need to change things up a bit in the hair department? It’s amazing how we can feel like a whole new person with just a change of hair color. And it’s no wonder: the right hair color can really transform your look – it enlivens your skin tone, hides random grays and can make the color of your eyes stand out.

Luckily, for a quick color change, we don’t need to go to an expensive salon. All those endless rows of hair color home kits make DIY dye jobs more simple and professional-looking than ever. The technology has really come a long way since the introduction of the first dye box. Not only are the dyes less damaging, but most of them contain haircare ingredients and the color results are richer and shinier.

Choosing the right hair color home kit

Here’s the most important tip when dyeing your hair using a hair color home kit: the final shade you’ll end up with depends on your current hair color, not on what you see on the front of the box. Turn to the back of the box, as this is where you’ll find swatches showing the result you can expect based on your current shade.

How to Color Your Hair at Home Like a Pro ]

Another important tip is to pay attention to your skin tone. If you are cool-toned or your skin seems dull, pick a shade that has warm tones, as this will liven up your complexion. Cool hair color tones work well on fair skin and look really good on people with warm skin tones. Also, don’t forget your brows – if you have really thick, dark brows, try to avoid platinum blonde shades, as the overall look can be obviously unnatural. Eye color can also play a part: red and copper shades look fantastic with green or blue eyes, for instance.

Now that you know how to find the right hair color, it’s time to choose your box kit. Whether you’re in the market for a natural-toned hair color, something bold and bright, or simply wish to add some highlights or touch up your roots, click through the gallery for the top-rated, user-loved hair color home kits that will bring out the new you.

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Daisy Ridley Does Ladylike Glamour on V Magazine’s Winter 2017 Cover

Actress Daisy Ridley continues to gain momentum in the fashion industry, having recently proven herself on the November cover of American Vogue. The Brit delivers the goods once again as she fronts V Magazine‘s elegant cover feature for Winter 2017. With a completely different look than the Vogue shoot, Daisy does ladylike glamour for a series of portraits shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Mel Ottenberg. In the cover image, Daisy works a Louis Vuitton tuxedo jacket and a crisp white shirt teamed with a pair of jeans, flashing a perfect smile.

V Magazine #110 Winter 2017 : Daisy Ridley by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGE: VMAGAZINE.COM

Unfortunately, the cover ultimately failed to make an impact in our forums. “I like the cute intentional cheesiness of the smile, the hand whipping the hair and her hand on her hip. Reminds me when Scarlett Johansson was photographed for V in moody femme fatale lighting and styling, and instead of the usual sexy scowl, she had big cheesy smiles,” commented t-rex upon checking out the cover.

“I like that they went for something different and someone new, but this looks very Glamour. Still, I’m glad for Daisy. Things are finally happening for her,” Benn98 added.

Also liking the outcome was dodencebt. “Much more natural and inviting than the US Vogue cover if you ask me, although it’s too artificially grainy,” he pointed out as discussion began to head south.

“Too casual for V Magazine,” voiced phungnam96.

GivenchyHomme echoed the same sentiments: “This looks like a Gap campaign. It’s wrong for a cover, especially for this title.”

“Her best cover so far. Maybe not mind-blowing (what is even close these days?), but she looks beautiful!” reasoned Fiercification.

V Magazine #110 Winter 2017 : Daisy Ridley by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

IMAGES: VMAGAZINE.COM

Yay or nay? Share your thoughts with us and await more here.

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Now Trending: Not-Your-Librarian’s Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirts on the Spring 2018 runways.

Fendi Spring 2018, Max Mara Spring 2018, No. 21 Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

Could it be the golden age of Vetements is over? Runway fashion, which for a while (mostly) left behind glamour and maturity in favor of a seemingly endless stream of athleisure, has once again shifted course.

If there’s one thing fashion girls can’t have enough of right now, it’s quirky-cool business casual attire: think hot pink suits, oversized check blazers, artfully embellished button-downs. And if the high volume of slim skirting on the Spring 2018 runways is any indication, un-boring pencil skirts are next on that list.

Fendi saw a chevron-striped midi paired with multiple layers of transparent, horizontally striped toppers. Max Mara went a more classic route, teaming a floral print pencil skirt with a rather simple black silk blouse. No. 21 riffed on the sexy librarian look: there, a sheer, statement collar polo complemented a ruched-front red leather midi. A silky V-neck cami took the place of the librarian-favorite argyle vest.

Pencil skirts on the Spring 2018 runways at Gucci Spring 2018, Prada Spring 2018, Dries Van Noten Spring 2018.

Gucci Spring 2018, Prada Spring 2018, Dries Van Noten Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

Alessandro Michele, meanwhile, couldn’t resist more literal geek-chic styling. The first look to walk Gucci’s sprawling Spring 2018 runway? A pink-checkered pencil skirt paired with a strong-shouldered overscale blazer, crisp white button-down, layers upon layers of costume necklaces, metallic fishnet tights and Farrah Fawcett feathered hair. Prada showed a New Wave mashup of cat-eye shades, a cartoon-printed, citrus-hued sweater vest, pointed patent brogues and a black, red-streaked pencil skirt. Still, Dries Van Noten’s styling suggestion was by far the most daring. Rock a sheer pink pencil skirt with 50s-style briefs, a similarly transparent top and a glimmering, marine motif bomber jacket, he said.

With its sleek lines, body-skimming shape and flattering knee to mid-calf hemline, it’s easy to see the pencil skirt’s timeless appeal. Note: to avoid looking predictable, dated or stuffy, opt for midis in fun materials and patterns, or with decidedly modern accents. Or, if you do go the classic black route, a printed/graphic statement top is an absolute must.

With that in mind, shop 20 of our current favorite pencil skirts (most of them a little bit business, a lotta bit party) in the slideshow below.

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tFS Forum Members Are Still Not Here for Willy Vanderperre’s Prada Campaigns

TheFashionSpot’s forum members still can’t get over Willy Vandeperre replacing Steven Meisel as Prada’s campaign photographer. With the exception of Jessica Chastain‘s Fall 2017 campaign, Vandeperre’s images have been redundant and forgettable — and Prada’s Resort 2018 campaign is just more of the same. Model Kris Grikaite is back, fronting the minimalist and stark campaign, which is split into two parts. Section one, entitled ‘Perspectives‘ (below), features full-length images of the collection, while ‘Synthesis‘ (after the jump) focuses on the accessories.

Prada Resort 2018 : Kris Grikaite by Willy Vanderperre

IMAGE: PRADA.COM

It’s no surprise that members of our forums weren’t here for the campaign. “Looks like Raf’s Dior – cold, sterile, uninviting. What will it take for Miuccia Prada to realize that Willy Vanderperre is plunging her brand into irrelevancy?” quizzed Benn98.

“With sales still being down, I figured they would have dumped Willy and gone for Meisel. How disappointing. He’s just not working out, the first campaign was good but everything else is just a big blur,” voiced an underwhelmed GivenchyHomme.

Russianelf couldn’t have agreed more. “Kris is so bland… these campaigns look sterile. Meisel may have lost his editorial spark, but his campaigns were always on point. Bad move on Prada’s part to switch from him to Willy,” he echoed.

Quick to share their disapproval was myran: “What’s with the awkward poses and expressions? Kris looks like a little kid playing dress-up and it’s all so drab and uninspired. Like a bunch of rejected outtakes!”

“Is Prada x Kris x Willy a good combination? Yes. Is it becoming redundant? Absolutely. They must change things up a little bit if they want to use the same model and photographer over and over again,” admitted apple.

Prada Resort 2018 : Kris Grikaite by Willy Vanderperre

IMAGE: PRADA.COM

Care to see more? See the rest of Prada’s Resort 2018 campaign and join the conversation here.

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How to Wear Knee-High Socks the Prada Way

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Miuccia Prada is known for two things: her feminism-touting collections and her all-over-the-placeness (recall the designer’s Fall 2017 runway, wherein ostrich feather separates walked alongside corduroy suits and knit bras). However, on the designer’s two most recent runways (Spring 2018 and Resort 2018), there was one very noticeable common thread: printed knee-high socks.

Knee-high socks and coordinating Cloudbusts on the Prada Spring 2018 runway.

Knee-high socks and coordinating Cloudbusts on the Prada Spring 2018 runway; Image: Imaxtree

Some knee-high socks came paired with modernist kitten-heel slingbacks, others with pointy studded brogues, still others paired with the brand’s newly released Cloudbust sneakers (yes, like just about every other elite fashion house, Prada has hopped on the fashion sneaker train). In the latter case, the socks appeared a natural extension of the models’ pillowy, Velcro-strapped, chunky-soled shoes — which is to say, Prada went with tonal styling. It was almost as if the girls were wearing especially bulky over-the-knee boots.

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The overall effect was certainly eye-catching (especially when paired with the brand’s tailored shorts and pieced-together shirts), but it’s actually one of the easier, more minimalist ways to wear statement socks — particularly those that rise to the knee. Just ask Rihanna, whose latest Fenty campaign shows the singer clad in baby blue knee-highs, matching velour sweatpants and coordinating kitten heels. Or former VFiles/current Helmut Lang intern Sabrina Fuentes, who looked every bit the school-age fashion minion in white knee-high socks, white-trimmed baby pink Converse and a perfectly coordinated striped knit/mini skirt look.

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So, in keeping with the experimental, anything-goes fashion mood we all adopt come fall when chillier temperatures allow for weirder coats and more layering possibilities, we invite you, yet again, to think sock- and shoe-first, then build the rest of your (high-hemmed) outfit from there. Ahead, five Prada-esque knee-high socks pairings to get you started.

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Find the Best Concealer for All Your Camouflaging Needs

You can use the best foundation out there, the most extravagant mascara and a top-notch blush, but for that really finished, flawless look, concealer is key. Let’s be honest, we all have naturally uneven skin tone in some areas, we don’t get enough sleep and we have all had the occasional acne (some more than others) that we couldn’t leave alone – hello, scars. The best concealers will cover discolorations, lighten dark areas, camouflage blemishes and help with the appearance of large pores. Add foundation to this equation and you have the perfect canvas, aka even skin tone.

But, do choose wisely – a bad formulation or a less than skillful application of concealer can actually draw attention to problem areas, making imperfections more obvious and your already dark undereye circles even darker. So, with the overwhelming number of options to choose from, be it the shade (knowing your tone and undertone is key here) or the type (stick, cream, liquid) of concealer, how to know which one will give you that airbrushed look?

Choosing the right shade of concealer

One of the biggest concerns is how to conceal dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles make us look tired and even the coolest hairstyle or the prettiest red lipstick in the world won’t divert attention from them (trust us, we’ve tried). This is where your trusted concealer hits the stage. For the undereye area, be sure to select a shade that is one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone or the foundation you are using. The same shade won’t do much for brightening or giving you that fresh look and if you go to light, you’ll end up with an obvious white circle around the eye area, no matter how well you blend. When choosing a concealer for this area, pick one with satin-type coverage that has discreet highlighting properties – this ensures a light-reflective finish that further disguises shadowed areas and gives an overall younger look to the eye.

To camouflage dark spots, scars or acne, choose a shade that is an exact match for the color of your foundation – this will make it blend into your foundation seamlessly, giving you that smooth and complete coverage, so go for a really well pigmented one.

Types of concealers

There are three main types of concealer to choose from: liquid, stick and cream. Here’s how to know which is the best concealer for your skin type and coverage needs.

Liquid concealer is one of the most common formulations because it works for all skin types, except extremely dry skin. Best results can be achieved when this type of concealer is used on normal, combination, oily and sensitive skin. It provides buildable coverage, which ranges from light to full. They usually come with an applicator stick or a built-in brush that makes it easy to apply. You can also use your fingers, makeup sponge or a concealer brush to get flawless coverage results.

Stick concealer has a thick, creamy texture which is semi-solid and because of its richness, both in pigmentation and texture, it gives best results when used on skin that tolerates (or needs) a bit of nourishment — normal, dry and sensitive skin. You can apply it by swiping it directly on the area that needs camouflaging and blend it in seamlessly using a concealer brush or a makeup sponge.

Cream concealer comes in a compact or a small pot and works for all skin types except oily. Because it’s creamy, it should be set in place with a powder. Creamy texture means it is easily blended into the skin using fingertips, sponge or a brush.

Now that you know what to look for in a concealer, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best concealers for every skin type and concern. Most of them have skin care and anti-aging properties, so you really get your money’s worth. Click through the slideshow above to see which ones ranked best.

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15 Best Concealers for All Your Camouflaging Needs

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Rihanna Channels Queen Nefertiti for Vogue Arabia’s November 2017 Issue

Since launching in March with a captivating Gigi Hadid cover, Vogue Arabia has continued to make its mark at the newsstands. The magazine has delivered gorgeous covers featuring Imaan Hammam, Pooja Mor and Halima Aden, and celebrated a handful of Arabian women on the October issue last month. For November 2017, global superstar Rihanna is unveiled as the title’s new cover girl while channeling Egyptian queen Nefertiti on two unique covers photographed by Greg Kadel.

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Unfortunately, some of our forum members felt let down by the outcome. “I feel like magazines always do too much with Rihanna… she’s such a beauty that a natural shot of her would be so much more striking than her in this costume. Although I don’t mind the makeup, they should’ve of just stripped everything else off. Had she been bare-shouldered I would have loved this,” critiqued A.D.C.

“After all the hype, this is what we get? It’s quite hideous and I’m not sure why they’re so fond of that backdrop,” Benn98 chimed in.

Also not feeling it was magsaddict. “I feel like with all the resources and access provided to Vogue, they should be producing far superior quality work than this. I mean this is one of the world’s biggest stars and it looks like a bad ‘Cover Challenge’ entry,” he scolded.

“I expected more,” khyrk simply stated.

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“It looks really amateur and blurry. It’s like they tried to match the headpiece with the coat with the makeup with the background, because God forbid something stands out,” wrote dodencebt.

Although not everyone was disappointed. “I honestly love everything, the makeup looks amazing on her eyes,” admired forum member thatsfierce.

Narcyza was a fan too: “I love the Nefertiti concept, and Rihanna is perfect for this!”

Care to see more? Take a peek at what to expect from Rihanna’s cover story and join the conversation here.

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These 10 Brow Powders Will Take Years Off Your Face

When it comes to doing makeup, if there is one facial feature that makes or breaks a look, it’s eyebrows. As if it wasn’t enough to notice how awake, sad or vampy we look when we fill them out in certain ways, we now have scientific proof that our face is perceived quite differently based on, you guessed it, the color and shape of our brows.

Thanks to this study, we now know that having light, sparse or shapeless brows makes us look older in the eyes of others. It’s all about facial contrast and makeup artists know this all too well. This is why most beauty experts agree that brows are also the most challenging feature to get right.

Add eyebrow trends to this equation (90s thin, 00s defined and angled and, lately, full and natural) and it seems that we are bound to be on the wrong side of beautiful at one point or another. Even celebrities have sported some questionable eyebrows over the years.

Eyebrows Through the Ages ]

However, not all who wander are lost, and we do admit that wandering through the brow makeup aisles can be overwhelming sometimes, so to make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a list of the best eyebrow powders you can dip your brush in. Brow powders are also the perfect product to experiment with if you are just starting out with makeup, as they give the most natural look and the formulas are quite forgiving if you make a mistake (of course, your hand is going to shake now that you know how important brows are).

How to choose the best eyebrow powder for you

When selecting a shade, the key is to match it to your hair color but to make sure it works on your skin tone too. One tip that may be the perfect starting point is to choose a color that is one to two shades lighter than your hair color. This will leave you enough room to build the color up as you fill out and shape your brows, without making them too dark.

8 Top-Rated Eyebrow Shaping Products for Your Best Brows Ever ]

You’ll get the most out of your eyebrow powder if you apply it with an angled brow brush, using light, short strokes. You can correct any flyaway hairs with a spoolie, eyebrow pomade or eyebrow wax – we’ve included some brow kits containing all of these in our list.

Whatever style you like, be it soft and smudgeable or precise and thick, you can accomplish it with the right brow product. Click through the slideshow above to discover some of the best eyebrow powders out there.

10 Eyebrow Mistakes You’re Making (Plus How to Fix Them) ]

10 Best Eyebrow Powders That Will Take Years Off Your Face

 

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13 Standout Pieces From Drew Barrymore’s Just-Launched Dear Drew Collection

Drew Barrymore wears her just-launched Dear Drew collection, available exclusively at Amazon.com

Drew Barrymore wears her just-launched Dear Drew collection, available exclusively at Amazon.com

She’s already made her mark in the beauty world with FLOWER Beauty and now Drew Barrymore is expanding into fashion. Launched Monday on Amazon, Dear Drew includes everything from on-trend tops to chill athleisure pieces to flirty day dresses. Her accessory game is pretty strong too, offering up empowering clutches, luggage you’ll be proud to wheel through the airport and scarves of both the square and skinny variety. We’re especially digging the jewelry selection that features 80s-style statement earrings, colorful rings and oversized pendant necklaces. She even threw some hair tools into the mix so we can achieve her I-woke-up-like-this waves.

A “love letter to women around the world,” part of the charm of this celeb line is the price range, which runs from just $28 to a reasonable $248. There’s really a lot to love about this collection, so check out our favorite items in the slideshow below.

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