These Vintage-Inspired Brands Will Add Personality to Your Wardrobe

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Your Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Shopping Guide

A capsule wardrobe is nothing new. The term was coined back in the 1980s by Susie Faux, the West End boutique owner who introduced her clients to minimalist brands like Jil Sander, while Donna Karan popularised the idea in the USA in ‘85 with her Seven Easy Pieces. In 2014, Unfancy founder Caroline Rector reinvigorated buzz for the concept when she posed the idea of a 37-piece capsule, just as Marie Kondo’s decluttering method was shaking up wardrobes the world over. The notion of a refined and utilitarian collection of clothing, of creating the maximum number of outfits from as few items as possible, is a familiar one. Now, though, its appeal is greater than ever. With nowhere to go and no one to see, the pandemic has forced many of us to recalibrate our relationship with fashion. Giving us

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New York fashion week style lessons, from Ella Emhoff’s modelling debut to the return of boho-luxe

Ella Emhoff, stepdaughter of US Vice President Kamala Harris, makes her modelling debut for Proenza Schouler - Proenza Schouler

Ella Emhoff, stepdaughter of US Vice President Kamala Harris, makes her modelling debut for Proenza Schouler – Proenza Schouler

Despite a ragged turn-out by big names, there were some rays of hope at New York fashion week, which came to an end on Thursday. Re-branded the American Collections by an exhausted-looking Tom Ford via a publicised Zoom call on the final day of proceedings, the designer postponed his presentation due to a Covid outbreak at his LA studio. The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) chief promised faithfully to return to New York in September though.

Meanwhile, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs all opted out of NYFW’s scheduled week. Yet bold, beautiful offerings still shook us home-front-row journalists awake, with Gabriela Hearst and Ulla Johnson stealing the crowns from the old-school absentees.

Hearst and Johnson showed digital presentations similar in scope and model

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In Lockdown, Emma Chamberlain Perfected Personal Style

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Why Astrologers Are Calling The Saturn-Uranus Square The Defining Aspect Of 2021

We’re not even through the first quarter of 2021, but we’re already about to experience a life-altering planetary aspect: On 17th February, a square will form between Saturn and Uranus, an event that happens only once every 22 years. Astrological “squares” are known for creating tension between two points — and with this one involving Saturn, the Planet of Rules and Boundaries, and Uranus, the Planet of Freedom and Rebellion, you can bet that things are about to get pretty intense. These two planets are vastly different. “While traditional Saturn likes to build and preserve, Uranus likes to change and destroy,” Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com, tells Refinery29. “This aspect is basically the old versus the new, a clash between rebellion and tradition.” We can expect this age-old struggle to define our year, Montúfar

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A Love Letter to New York

 

New York. The Empire City. A glorious, triumphant, technicolor clash of classic style and fearless iconoclasm – in its people, in its art, its architecture, its style, its fashion, its soul. The vibrancy and the fearlessness of New York is expressed in a million different ways every day on the streets of the Five Boroughs… but reaches its apotheosis on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

It’s an ideology that gives the city its lifeforce – and it’s this same irrepressible coming together of quintessential style and bold new ideas that defines the newest incarnation of the world’s most famous fashion bible.

Grazia USA and New York Fashion Week are made for each other. And that is why, of all the places in the world, and of all the times in the year, it should be here, now, that Grazia makes its mark in the United States.

This

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