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-We’re not all crazy fake breasted bitches and other stereotypes about Latinas that need to  die (Cosmopolitan.)

-“I’m not a regular Archie, I’m a cool Archie!” New and improved version of our favorite redhead now sends texts, instagrams but is still in the same love triangle with Betty and Veronica (Mashable.)

-7 married men explain why they talk shit about marriage even though they love their wives (Women’s Health.)

-Bring on the legwarmers! Here’s a roundup of the  80’s most popular workouts (FabFitFun.)

-Since we’re talking about past decades, here are 31 beauty products every 90’s girl will recognize (Huffpost Style.)

-To continue the walk down memory lane, here is the history of the “Ballet Body” throughout the decades. (Vogue.)

-17 Disney quotes that offer timeless wisdom. (Elite Daily.)

-And for Harry Potter fans, here are 25 Harry Potter quotes to brighten your weekend (Bustle.)

-It’s not all Namaste’s and Om’s in the yoga world. Here’s what happens when yoga teachers behave badly. (The New York Times.)

-You won’t believe what Cindy Crawford studied in College. (Purewow.)


Anna Wintour gets a MAJOR promotion

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Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

So about those nagging rumors that Anna Wintour is up for an ambassadorship in the Obama administration–or even those rumors that she’ll retire soon: This latest bit of news should put them to rest once and for all.

Condé Nast has promoted Anna Wintour to the newly created role of artistic director. She will stay on in her role as the editor in chief of Vogue and editorial director ofTeen Vogue.

Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld

Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld

“The establishment of an Artistic Director is a reflection of our commitment to preserve and champion all that exists ‘Only at Condé Nast,’” Charles H. Townsend, the chief executive of Condé Nast, said in a release. “This is the ideal time to leverage Anna’s extraordinary vision and leadership to amplify and elevate the profile of Condé Nast U.S. both domestically and abroad. Anna is an icon in the worlds of fashion, business and the arts, she has the foresight and wisdom to influence the major trends of our society and is respected globally as an accomplished businesswoman.”

Finally speaking out on those ambassadorship rumors, Wintour told the New York Times, “It was an honor to work for President Obama… but there was never a long-term discussion about anything.”

Townsend admitted to the Times that he would “go to great distances to avoid losing Anna, particularly in the prime of her career.” This promotion is meant to ensure that Wintour, who is now 63 and coming up on 25 years at Vogue, stays with Condé Nast.

Marion Cotillard covering French Vogue (ok so this is unrelated but I just love Marion so much!!)

Marion Cotillard covering French Vogue (ok so this is unrelated but I just love Marion so much!!)

So what does Wintour’s new role entail?

According to a release, she will “curate and cultivate the creative vision for the Company, working with the extraordinary editorial talent at Condé Nast to shape its artistic inspiration and innovation across all platforms.” What that really means is that Wintour will function as a “one-person consulting firm” (her words to the Times) for the publishing giant, meeting with the editors of Condé’s various titles to weigh in and offer advice. That doesn’t mean she’ll be involved in nitty gritty editorial decisions at other titles–as The New Yorker editor David Remnick so succinctly put it, “I don’t expect Anna to be picking the cartoons or directing our war coverage.” Think more big picture. Additionally, Wintour will reportedly be involved in Condé Nast’s “expanding portfolio of platforms,” like those recently announced branded web TV series.

If you’ve ever watched The September Issue (and we’re betting you have) you’ll know that consulting is part of what Wintour does already. In her role as editor of Vogue she essentially serves as consultant to designers, retailers, and even the Mayor on matters concerning the fashion industry (see: Fashion’s Night Out).

Lara my love covering another Vogue that's not American Vogue.

Lara my love covering another Vogue that’s not American Vogue.

Taking on these new responsibilities, it’s likely that Wintour will not be able to devote as much time to Vogue (she is, we’re pretty sure, only human). Our money’s on Sally Singer taking on a bigger role. But don’t expect any reshuffling of the masthead. A Voguespokesperson confirmed to us that there will be no major masthead changes as Wintour’s role at the magazine “isn’t any different.”

September Fashion

This year’s trends were marked by both a return to minimalism and a revival of colors, patterns and print from past decades. Make-up took an “au naturale” approach and hairstyles were kept as effortless as possible with the return of loose waves and the “I’m too lazy to retouch my roots” Ombre (half dark half light) hair trend.

The first half of the year was all about functionality when it came to fashion. However, fall -the season of change- is more focused on dramatic dark colors than functional cut and fit. As the haute couture runways of the summer showed us, this new season is full of structured tailoring and darker color palettes, mixed with at gothic-chic flare. Even the more romantic designers, like Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent, included a more androgynous and grunge look to their collections. So how does this translate to your day to day beauty routine? For one thing, you can kiss your tweezers goodbye since fall is all about thick and straight eyebrows. Bed hair will no longer be acceptable. This season, hairstyles took a turn from careless to very clean and structured up-dos. So it seems you will have to blow the dust out of your straightener and buy a can of hairspray, since flyaway hairs are an absolute no this fall. The summer sun tends to damage your hair, so in order to revitalize your locks use deep conditioning products such as Morrocan oil or Frederic Fekkai’s after sun daily mask in order to rid your hair of its summer damages. This will allow you to achieve your elegant up-do without having to worry about split ends. Wearing your hair up doesn’t leave much room to hide frizz, so hair products such as John Frieda frizz ease serum or Bumble and Bumble defrizz are enormously helpful in your daily battle against rebellious hairs.

As your summer tan fades away and fall marks the return to a more gothic style, in order to add color to your face this season’s makeup trends consist of a hybrid between 1950’s pin up girl and punk-rock chic. This means dramatic Cleoptara-like eyeliner, smoky eyes with a hint of bronze and burgundy or dark red lips. In order to complete a more striking Goth look, blush must be kept to a minimum which will create a contrast with your smokey eyes and dark lips. Although it’s good for your spirits, the sun is never as nice to your skin. To avoid damaged summer skin and prepare yourself for the dryness that cooler climates bring along with them, incorporating products like Benefit the POREfessional  to your daily skin care routine will both moisturize your skin and reduce the appearance of large pores.

With the beginning of what most fashion houses consider the season of renewal, both your wardrobe and your nail polish collection should shift from neon’s, brights and prints to black, maroon and electric blue. Instead of using pastels and neon’s on your nails you should approach darker and richer tones such as grey, maroon and black. Shades such as Essie nail polish in Power Clutch or Luxedo and Opi in Manicurist of Seville are perfect examples of what your nails should look like this fall. When choosing lip colors for this autumn keep in mind the following fruit: Strawberry, Cherry, Raspberry and Plum. As the weather gets colder and the summer comes to an end, do not fall into a back to school gloomy mood but embrace the beginning of this new school year in style with the variety of tips included in this article.

September covers unveiled

Vogue: Lady Gaga

Harper’s Bazaar: Gwen Stefani

Marie Claire: Miley Cyrus

Glamour: Victoria Beckham

Elle: Katy Perry

Cosmopolitan: Lucy Hale

Allure: Sofia Vergara

Vanity Fair: Kate Middleton

Lucky: Eva Longoria

W: Penelope Cruz

In Style: Jennifer Lopez


The September Wars

September is a very significant month for the fashion industry. It is a month where designers launch their collections for the new season and display them in the multiple fashion weeks that are held in in the big fashion capitals of the world. However September also represents a month when magazines launch their reviews of these shows and their forecasts for the upcoming year’s trend. It is no coincidence that this is every publications thickest issue and also the issue with the most expensive ad space. Most reputable fashion publications compete to outsell the other, and their tactic is very simple: the magazine with the best cover has the best odds of winning this game. Lets see who will be covering the September Issue of your favourite fashion glossy this year.

Glamour: Victoria Beckham.

Elle: Katy Perry

W: Penelope Cruz

Vanity Fair: Jessica Chastain

Vogue: Lady Gaga

Cosmopolitan: Lucy Hale

Harper’s Bazaar: Gwen Stefani

Marie Claire: Miley Cyrus

In Style: Jennifer Lopez.

Let the September wars begin!