Chloe Moretz isn’t our youngest Many Bags subject, but she’s close. The 17-year-old actress is beat out only by 16-year-old Elle Fanning, and their two handbag collections definitely have some overlap. Namely, both ingenues are beloved by a select group of high-end European brands, which affords them lots of Paris Fashion Week appearances and rare handbags in their closets. Below, check out what Chloe’s been carrying since she arrived on the Hollywood scene.
My initial thoughts with this skirt were Balmain, sex, let’s go out, 90s style - which can never be a bad thing. Although it looks rather stiff, this little number is actually so comfortable and has a lot of give. Definitely a must own! Shop below:
Shot by Jeff Thibodeau
You know those questions, the ones that you really really really want to ask, but don’t really know how or who to ask them too. These aren’t even the super tough questions, they are those basic oh duh everyone knows that so I can’t be the one to ask questions. You know, like do you wash your whites on hot or cold…
So, I took it upon myself to answer some of these beauty related questions (with the help of some of my expert friends). Here is what the team at the Studio is asking…
Which comes first, concealer or foundation?
Ahhh the age old question. I say, foundation first. It will do your base layer of coverage so you’ll know exactly what needs extra help from your concealer.
Which step in your routine is your sunscreen?
Sunscreen should come after your moisturizer and before your makeup. Here is the full order of application: Toner, prescription medication or special treatment, serum, moisturizer and SPF. Or TPSMS.
Of course, I realize this is a little bit of an intense routine (#beautyeditorproblems) so if you keep things more simple: moisturizer then sunscreen. And then of course if your have sunscreen built in to any products, then you are set. Really, at this point, as long as you are wearing sunscreen, I’m happy.
Should you curl your lashes before or after you apply mascara?
I’m only really able to answer this question because you all really helped me conquer my uneasiness with the curler. So, curl your lashes first. This will eliminate mascara build up on your lash curler and give your lashes a more natural look.
When is the best time to trim your nails?
Trimming your nails is typically easiest when they are soft, so after you shower or take a bath. If you have thicker nails, this time will be best for you! Of course make sure your hands and nails are dry, you don’t want any slips of the clipper. Ouch!
Do you have to let your nails breathe between polish applications or is that a myth?
Remember what Nadine said? “Putting lacquer on your nails endlessly is not always a good idea. Give them a break every once in a while. If you’ve had a manicure and you know you aren’t going to go for another two weeks, take your polish off at home when they start to chip or grow out.”
How long should you keep your makeup for?
I asked Sarah Lucero (celebrity makeup artist and Global Artistic Director for Stila) for some advice in this department because, confession: I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder, especially when it comes to lipstick and nail polish. So, here are some guidelines to follow when it comes to when you should be throwing out your products.
Mascara: 2 months. If your mascara starts to get flakey, that is a sign that it’s dried out. Big brush wands tend to dry out quicker.
Lipstick: 1 year. If the lipstick starts to smell strong, that is a sign it has gone bad.
Foundation: 1 year. The foundation should remain the same texture as when you bought it. Keep it tightly closed and store it in a cool spot.
Blush: 1 year for cream and powder blush. If the blush gets a dark film on the top layer, that means toss it. Sometimes brushes will transfer oil onto the powder and they harden and lose the glide of the pigment.
Eyeshadow: 2 years for powder shadow and 1 1/2 years for cream shadow.
When should you replace your bath sponge?
Replace your bath sponge or loofa every few weeks. Sponges made from synthetic materials will last a little bit longer, but bacteria build up is unavoidable with something that lives in your shower. Hopefully there isn’t much else living in your shower…
What step is eye cream?
Remember TPSMS? Good. Now you can memorize TPESMS. Apply eye cream before your serum and/or moisturizer to help seal in the ingredients. Give it a minute or two to soak in before moving on to your next step.
Can you mix products together?
Be cautious when mixing products with SPF, retinol or prescription products. Mixing can alter the state of the ingredients and make them less effective. With something like a foundation and a simple moisturizer (a little DIY tinted moisturizer) you should be safe, just check your ingredients!
How often should I wash or change my brushes?
Alice talked to me about brushes a few months ago and she recommends washing your brushes once a week, depending on usage, using a mild shampoo or specific brush cleanser (I like this one). A quality brush should last you a few years, if you notice your brush starting to shed (remember Garance’s brush beard?) or the shape falling, it’s time to replace it.
Do you floss before or after you brush your teeth?
This is one of great debate. If you floss before your brush, you don’t run the risk of brushing pushing any food particles further into the spaces between your teeth. If you floss after, you get anything your toothbrush couldn’t reach. So maybe, do both? Your dentist will really like you.
How much time shall I give my skin to adapt to a new product?
Give yourself at least two weeks when trying out a new product to see how your skin reacts and to start seeing results. It’s always a good idea to test a product on your hand first (you’ll often find me at my desk dabbing things on the back of my hand #beautyeditorproblems), if you notice any immediate irritation, keep it far away from your face. Patience is a virtue my friends.
What about you guys, do you have any weird / funny / stupid questions you ask yourselves ? We can (maybe answer !!!)
Prada’s handbags tend to be overwhelmingly staid; the brand has positioned itself, season after season, as the source for work-appropriate power bags for women with corner offices (or corner office aspirations), and although Miuccia allows for an artistic departure here and there, whimsy is usually not her stock in trade. With that in mind, I have no explanation for the Prada Mink Fur Cat Pochette.
Kitschy, literal bags are a huge trend right now (as is weirdness in general, and as are cats), and Prada will bow to pretty much any accessories trend that becomes strong enough, even if it isn’t totally on brand. (Gotta sell bags, after all.) This cat’s jeweled eyes and nose relate the clutch back to Prada’s visual signatures for accessories, but other than that, it just doesn’t feel like much of a Prada bag; if you had told me it was Charlotte Olympia, I’d have believed you without question, and that’s a brand with which Prada’s general aesthetic just doesn’t overlap. That’s not necessarily a complaint–the bag is super cute.
Prada’s previous ventures into literalness that haven’t been either purely artistic or plainly political have generally involved very small accessories, like teddy bear bag charms. As much as I love Prada’s general handbag aesthetic, it’s never bad to see a brand have a little bit of fun. Apparently, I’m not alone in this approval – the bag sold out at Bergdorf Goodman in a matter of days. If you want, you can still visit its product page, though.
So color’s not really your thing—not a problem. Courtney Trop of Always Judging wants you to know that black and white doesn’t have to be, well, so black and white when it comes to your fall wardrobe. It’s all about mixing in interesting prints and cool textures, or making sure you have that one standout piece. Trop has plenty of experience with a neutral closet—just check out her blog for proof—so when we challenged the Los Angeles native to assemble four noteworthy black-and-white looks, we knew she’d pass our test with flying, er, colors.
Should we get the green or the black?
We’ve written volumes on the subject of dressing for the office (take a deep dive with this article and this one), but if you care to simplify the topic, we came across a nugget of advice that captures the essence of everything you need to know. Liana Satenstein wrote for Vogue.com, “Stick with that old saying: When in Rome, you can wear gladiator sandals if you want—just as long as your higher-ups are wearing them, too.” Essentially, when you’re getting dressed for work, ask yourself: “Would my boss wear this?” If the answer is no, you shouldn’t wear it either. Asking yourself this one question helps solve any office outfit indecision, and will encourage looks that impress your supervisor.
False eyelashes are one of the few things in life that simultaneously bring us incredible joy, as well as crippling anxiety. (Also on the list? Real Housewives of Orange County marathons and Miley Cyrus’ Instagram feed.) Up until now, our own method of application has fallen into the “stick it near the vicinity of our eye and hope it looks good” category. (This works about 50 percent of the time, and is not a technique we would recommend.) Luckily, we now have a falsie expert on our side: resident Byrdie beauty guru and celebrity makeup artist, Lauren Andersen.
As independent ladies who also happen to be big believers in the power of style to transform one’s self-image and self-confidence, we instinctively recoil at the idea that we should style our outfits for the attention of men. After all, as we’ve seen, most dudes have no clue when it comes to women’s fashion, and why should they? Only we modern ladies can understand the serious appeal of boyfriend jeans and overalls.
New York and a walk sunset on the High Line. Wearing a sequined striped dress and the new slipons from my shoeline, Chiara Ferragni.
New York ed una passeggiata al tramonto sull’High Line. Indossando un abitino a righe di paillettes e le nuove slipons della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni.
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Fickle weather’s always tricky to deal with, which is why investing in a timeless coat is the key to taking your look from heat to sleet this year. We gathered nine completely classic outerwear options that are sure to become your go-tos for years to come. Now that’s a chic investment!
When it comes to fashion It-girls, Amy Adams isn't always the first person who comes to mind. But we think she's an oft-overlooked diamond in the rough, for one reason in particular—she has a very easy, approachable personal style that somehow always looks effortlessly cool, but she can instantly change into an über-glam vixen at the drop of a hat.
It’s beautiful isn’t it? This was my first visit to a mosque in Arab world, the stunning Hassan ll Mosque in Casablanca. The Hassan ll Mosque is known to be one of the most beautiful and the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa, and the 7th largest in the world. It was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues, the construction lasted 6 years which involved 35,000 volunteered workers and 6,000 traditional Moroccan artisans to create the embellished interior and exterior to the finest finish, it’s definitely world class. My favourite tour was the ablution hall located in the basement, it’s where Muslims perform a cleansing ritual before entering the mosque for prayer. It’s a worth a visit and the experience the true marvel of Moroccan craftsmanship.
Kit Lee was a guest of Morocco Tourist Board.
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There is no better way to make a bed look more inviting than throwing on a set of crisp white bedding. After all, isn’t that why hotels do it? Shop seven of the best sets below, and prepare to linger in bed a little longer each morning. You won’t want to leave this behind.
Hair. With upwards of 100,000 strands on your head, there’s plenty to talk about. Ready for a few OMG moments? Flip through for the 11 most incredible facts about hair you’ll ever hear!
If you love vintage-inspired style with a bohemian vibe, you’ll adore Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty. She’s our go-to for whimsical yet funky outfit inspiration, so naturally we looked to the rad fashion blogger’s Instagram feed to shop for a groovy girl weekend.
Style Tip: Pair an off-the-shoulder dress with casual accessories, like a woven bag, menswear-inspired watch, and funky flats.
If you’re a bride-to-be, have ever been a bridesmaid, or really if you’ve ever even attended a wedding, then you don’t need us to tell you that stylish bridal parties are few and far between. Usually, bridesmaid dresses aren’t the most modern designs, and a lot of the same styles end up getting rehashed.