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Vogue Italia Cover Is Chock-full of Supermodels

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:08

Models are slowly making a welcome return to mainstream magazine covers: The Insta-girls on Vogue, Linda Evangelista on Bazaar, and Natalia Vodianova on Vanity Fair are just some of the more recent examples. But Vogue Italia's 50th anniversary issue trumps them all, reports the Fashion Spot, with a winning lineup of ... More »

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IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Demoted to IMF Vixen

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:45

Considering Kirsten Gillibrand's colleagues in Congress felt comfortable weighing in on the arrival and departure of her baby weight, I'm sure Christine Lagarde, the embattled head of the International Monetary Fund (now under investigation for a shady €400 million payout to a French business tycoon when she was finance minister), is at least ... More »

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How to Make Your Foundation Last Forever

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:00

Trying to scoop the last remnants of $62 foundation out of a jar is not unlike the struggle Winnie the Pooh faces with a honeypot. Foundation-caked fingernails are not what they mean when they talk about nude nails. It turns out makeup experts have a trick to conserving foundation while ... More »

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Game of Thrones Meets Normcore in New Video

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:27

Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, just released a video for “Go,” her weird nymph-pop collaboration with Blood Diamond. The video is typical Grimes — a vaguely Game of Thrones–inspired journey through your worst acid trip. You might be baffled by the casual appearance of Adidas pool slides in several scenes — after ... More »

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There’s a Severe Rosé Shortage in the Hamptons

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:07

The linen-clad denizens of the Hamptons are being tested. Rosé — their life force, their fuel, the blood that runs through their blue-blood veins — is in short supply. The New York Post reports that the Hamptons is "running dangerously low" on the wine. Restaurants are even ordering "emergency" pallets. This is perhaps the most dramatic rosé shortage since ... More »

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Prince Harry Narrowly Avoids Lifetime of Loneliness

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20

Flushed-cheeked court jester Prince Harry has finally found a person to help ease his solitude and keep him company on the long and lonely road of life. He has a new girlfriend, her name is Camillia Thurlow, and she is a twofer (she won a beauty pageant as Miss Edinburgh ... More »

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5 Cool Ways to Upgrade Your Look This Fall

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54

We've been too focused on caftans and Birkenstocks this summer to realize that it's actually going to be cold soon. But, with September less than a week away, it's time to get our acts together and begin the daunting task of dressing for fall.Every year, there's a tendency to get ... More »

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Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan Were Happy Seatmates

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:24

Last night, Anna Wintour — lover of all things Roger Federer — had an equally recognizable seatmate at the U.S. Open: the one and only Michael Jordan. It was, in fact, Jordan's first time attending the tournament, and everyone was well dressed for the occasion. Jordan is the inspiration for Nike's new ... More »

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Breezy Linens and Tevas at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:00

There are only two weekends left to catch this summer’s MoMA PS1 Warm Up series, the annual Saturday-evening dance parties held in the Queens museum’s courtyard. Now in its 17th year, the current series, which ends September 6, features a large, chimneylike installation by New York architecture firm the Living, as ... More »

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Ask Polly: How Am I Supposed to Make Friends in My Late 20s?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:58

Dear Polly, I'm in my late 20s. I live with a great boyfriend in a great city and have a great job in a field I am passionate about. I have a good relationship with my family and have had many happy connections with all sorts of folks over my ... More »

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Band of Outsiders Canceled Its NYFW Presentation

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:54

You can cross one show off your New York Fashion Week slate — Band of Outsiders has canceled its presentation. Designer Scott Sternberg told WWD that he is instead choosing to focus on the store's Manhattan flagship opening on September 7. In lieu of presenting, the brand will distribute images ... More »

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The More Pot Couples Smoke, the Less Likely they Are to Have Domestic-Violence Incidents

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:45

It's pretty clear to most observers that marijuana use doesn't cause aggression. And yet some studies have found correlations between marijuana use and intimate partner violence (IPV). The problem, argues a team of researchers from SUNY Buffalo and Rutgers in a new paper in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, is that ... More »

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Playboy Figured Out How to Appeal to Women

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:04

Last year, Playboy magazine announced its intent to become “female-friendly.” Not by introducing the shameless male objectification we deserve, but by swapping the fake tans, hair, and breasts for “a more healthy, naturalistic look" among female Playmates, as editorial director Jimmy Jellinek told Slate’s Amanda Hess. This week, the magazine ... More »

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Meet the Teenage Sisters With an App to Prevent Police Brutality

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00

In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death and the ensuing unrest in Ferguson, sisters Asha and Ima Christensen (15 and 18, respectively) felt they had to do something. The two Macon, Georgia, high-school students have “dabbled” in computer science, code, and web design since middle school, and they decided to ... More »

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Get Ouuuut: Donatella Versace Accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:26

Leave it to Donatella Versace to class up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with shirtless male models sporting Versace chains AND Versace buckets. Prior to being doused in water, the designer nominated Pedro Almodóvar, Pharrell, and Prince for the challenge. (Did she just go through the P section of her Rolodex?) ... More »

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ABC Announced Next Season’s Bachelor

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19

I am sad to report the petition “Make Marquel Martin the Next Bachelor” did not work. ABC just announced that farm boy Chris Soules is the next bachelor. A quick refresher: Soules made it to the final three during Andi Dorfman's season. He's a 32-year-old average white guy, a farmer ... More »

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Jennifer Aniston Hates Your Line of Inquiry

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:09

Gloria Steinem–enthusiast Jennifer Aniston heard your questions. Not only does she not have answers, but she decisively does not have answers, she is questioning your questions, and this whole trial is out of order.Aniston presented her case on FAQ exhaustion in an interview with Carson Daly: I'd talked to [Gloria Steinem] personally about this ... More »

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A Summer Sandal That Will Be a Hit Next Year Too

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:57

If there's one can't-let-go-of-summer item we need, it's Whistles' bejeweled sandal. This sandal is guaranteed to spruce up any simple outfit, whether you're relaxing poolside or running errands. And if you're bummed there are only a few weeks of warm weather left — and don't have any tropical vacations planned in ... More »

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Pregnancy-Faking Panda Is a Role Model to Us All

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:39

Ai Hin the giant panda could have been the first giant panda to give birth on live television. Unfortunately, it turns out Ai Hin is actually a giant lying panda. Though her body displayed all the physiological and mental markers of pregnancy, she is just a total faker. Brilliant.Since giant ... More »

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Lady Gaga Is Performing at Bazaar’s NYFW Party

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:14

Lady Gaga isn't just Harper's Bazaar's September cover girl — she'll also be headlining the magazine's New York Fashion Week party at the Plaza Hotel. Based on a WWD report, it sounds like things went right down to the wire: The magazine has been "hoping to secure [her] for months. Employees ... More »

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