Daily Archives: February 4, 2021

Watching makeup tutorials made me feel confident wearing less makeup

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet.

The first time I wore liquid foundation, I smeared it all over my face like it was moisturizer. I was on spring break my freshman year of high school and my best friend was giving me a makeup lesson. I regularly wore eye makeup, but was clueless about the rest of my face. 

My friend and I stood in front of the mirror, using our hands to apply the cheap foundation, then brushing loose powder over our faces.

Now, obviously, the application method was inexpert. But as someone who has struggled with acne, seeing it covered up was a game changer for me. In addition to bad skin, I also have blonde eyelashes and eyebrows, so I’ve always felt

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How to make the period drama’s biggest trends work in 2021

If, like me and millions of others, you set a personal record for how quickly you devoured the new Netflix series Bridgerton, you’ll know that it isn’t an ordinary period drama. Steamy scenes and a racially-inclusive cast aside, has a TV show ever inspired you to don a puff sleeve or chandelier earrings like Bridgerton has? 

Dubbed ‘Regencycore,’ fashion search app Lyst has noted that searches for corsets are up 123% (who said a tracksuit was the only acceptable lockdown attire?), while empire line dresses have increased by 93% since the show aired.

It’s easy to see why. While Bridgerton is loosely rooted in historical fact, every aspect has been modernised (the of-the-moment soundtrack included). It was the costumes, however, that caused a stir, having shunned anything less-than fabulous from the era, and instead opting only for a pleasingly heavy-handed dose of sparkle.

‘We’re not talking about 1813 and Jane

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Future of US shopping malls in jeopardy amid ongoing pandemic

NOVI, Mich. – No fewer than 20 nationally known retailers have recently filed for bankruptcy.

J. C. Penney, Nieman Marcus and Pier 1 Imports are just a few. Now the once vaunted shopping malls you often found these chains inside of are getting hit hard as well.

There are implications the tough financial crisis could have on shoppers across the country and in Metro Detroit.

Malls started right in Metro Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s. The Taubman company built many of them including Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.

But the industry is shifting, changing and owners are struggling to get customers in the door and more than that keep the doors open.

Related: What’s shopping in a pandemic like? Drive to your local mall

Fairlane Town Center once owned by mall company Starwood just handed the keys over to the bank.


“Its days as a super regional mall

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Hidden Dubai outlets where you can get fashion and beauty products for a steal

a group of people in a room: Fendi

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While taking a holiday might be off our radar for a while, at least until restrictions ease worldwide, having access to a duty-free section for discounted goodies might not come at ease this season.

However, not to worry, these two Dubai-based outlets are specifically designed to ensure you have access to affordable luxury goods all year round.

The Cosmetics Company Store

With a curated range of top brands featuring items with offers at 30 per cent off, hidden in a secret area of the emirate, The Cosmetics Company store is a treasure trove waiting for you to visit.

Inclusive of fragrances from Jo Malone and beauty products from brands such as Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford Beauty, MAC, Smash Box, Estée Lauder, Clinique and many more, all displayed on clean white shelving segregated by brands, making the trip a seamless experience for all.

Located at the Dubai

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The Classic Coat Trend That Makes Every Outfit Look Fabulous

Refinery 29 UK

How Rejina Pyo Changed Things Up

As the pandemic hit and the theatre of fashion week could no longer physically take place, calls for the industry to slow down, take stock and consider its environmental impact and fast-paced production reverberated across social media. “I thought, Great! Everyone’s talking about the same thing,” Seoul-born, London-based designer Rejina Pyo tells Refinery29. Then SS21 rolled around in September and nearly every designer on the London Fashion Week schedule produced a virtual show, streamed on YouTube or Instagram. “Wait a minute,” Pyo thought to herself, “this [is]the perfect opportunity to change things up.” And so she did. Fashion month has been broken for a long time. The current biannual schedule is modelled on an outdated era when the only way editors and buyers could see a new collection was in person, six months before it landed in stores so that there

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How Coco Chanel changed the course of women’s fashion

Written by Marianna Cerini

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers. A milliner by training, she moved beyond hats to become a rebel and a trailblazer of the fashion world, creating a new sartorial style that freed women from corsets and lace frills by offering them sailor shirts and wide-leg pants instead.

“Nothing is more beautiful than freedom of the body,” she once said, and her designs lived by these words: Chanel’s silhouettes were fluid and androgynous, her designs loose and — in the case of her iconic little black dress, or LBD — democratic. She wanted women to move and breathe in her clothes, just like men did in theirs. Her work was, in many ways, a form of female emancipation.

Sunday marks 50 years since Chanel’s death, aged 87, though her legacy endures. As well as revolutionizing how we dress, she helped form

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