It's Wednesday and Olivia Palermo's at the Beach . . . in the Chicest One-Piece You've Ever Seen


If we told you Olivia Palermo was channeling Baywatch, you probably wouldn't believe us. The polished, albeit eclectic, street style star doesn't exactly seem the type. Nonetheless,Johannes Huebl snapped a photo of Olivia hanging at the beach on Wednesday with the caption "Beach Babe #baywatch." Sure, the red one-piece conjures up Baywatch vibes in the subtlest way, but really, the Lisa Marie Fernandez suit is just downright chic, like an extension of Olivia's sophisticated-cool aesthetic on vacation.

While we weren't exactly planning on any more swimsuit shopping, a one-piece this good is hard to find. Read on to shop Olivia's exact suit and a few inspired pieces right here.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Yasmin Swimsuit

Solid & Striped Raspberry Ballerina Crossover Swimsuit 

J.Crew Halter wrap one-piece swimsuit

J.Crew Long torso braided rope V-neck one-piece swimsuit

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4 Dermatologist-Approved Anti-Aging Creams


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What do you get when you combine world-class erudition, a degree in dermatology, and access to the best research in the world? No wrinkles, for starters. Try these four skin-care products that dermatologists love unconditionally and use religiously.

Prescription retinoids:

These vitamin A derivatives are the fastest fix for wrinkles and dark spots, “but the real reason I use a retinoid is that it throws precancerous cells into normal growth cycles so they’re more likely to go away,” says Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist in New York City. Two nights a week, she pats a prescription retinoid on her face after cleansing (once it’s totally dry), then follows that with Chanel La Solution 10 to minimize irritation. (Wechsler works with Chanel.) Alicia Barba, a dermatologist in Miami, even uses a retinoid around her eyes: “It’s not too harsh if I layer moisturizer on top.”

Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream. “It’s a great anti-ager for sensitive skin,” says Ellen Marmur, a New York City dermatologist, who turns red just looking at a retinoid. She applies this cream every night before bed.

For the entire list of approved anti-aging creams, check out the full article here.

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Tips From the Top: Fashion Goals For an Almost 30-Year-Old


Fashions come and go, but good style is forever. At least, that's what we're told. Yet over the last decade, the only consistent thing about my own fashion choices has been their rabid inconsistency. University years were defined by an aesthetic referred to by my friends as "feed the birds" — sweaters that swamped me, jewelry that jangled, and a deluded hope that all this draping made me look like the third Olsen twin. Early career years forced my wardrobe into more office-friendly territory, but without the income needed to invest in quality pieces; these days, as a freelance writer working from home, yoga pants have become depressingly de rigeur.

Throw in a fluctuating body shape (university drinking habits were not kind) and my twenties can best be described as one big, fat state of flux. It's not the end of the world — in the '90s, Anna Wintour was photographed in a gold lamé turtleneck. But with my 30th birthday now in sight, I've been thinking about the things I'd like to get straight.

Like Wintour, I think we're all trying to figure out a lamé-free existence. With the advice of some of fashion's most beloved icons as guidance, I've outlined goals to color coordinate, streamline, and spruce up the current chaos of my wardrobe. Here's to a new decade of dressing well.

My own collection of clothes, a jarring cacophony of prints, patterns, and styles, requires the stern hand of Balenciaga to sort the wheat from the chaff. There are pieces that should have been discarded years ago; some sort of color-coding system would also help instill order.

But I suspect Cristóbal was referring to more than just a well-ordered wardrobe when he uttered these words. Many outfits are most striking in their simplicity — and a capsule wardrobe, heavy on the neutrals and classic with its cuts, promises lasting elegance. So where do I begin? Amping up my collection of white shirts seems like the best place to start, as does buying a collection of tailored black pants. Fabrics should also be taken into consideration: high-quality cotton, linens, silks, and cashmere have proved fail-safe investments in the past.

"More is more and less is a bore." — Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel, a fashion force not far off 100, defies all conventional wisdom about style. With feathers, loud prints, lashings of jewelry, and a penchant for oversize glasses, her clothes celebrate fashion as something fun.

A streamlined working wardrobe needn't mean weekend clothes that follow suit. Rather, I'd like to use my off-duty time to channel an Iris-inspired jubilance when it comes to fashion. That means sequins, costume jewels, head-to-toe prints, feather boas, and anything else that takes my fancy. A bejeweled turban? Iris says yes. The only thing worse than making a fashion faux pas is being too scared to try in the first place.

"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." — Edith Head

Confidence can't be bought, but an outfit that exudes it can. In my first job, I spent a day in Burberry's awe-inspiringly sleek headquarters in central London. I was young, I was new to the industry, and the last thing I wanted to do was give any sign that I wasn't equipped for the job. Half my monthly salary was sunk into a silk dress; years later, that sense of certainty that my outfit was appropriate still seems like a worthy investment.

Edith Head, a costume designer who brought iconic glamour to stars that included Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, knew a thing or two about dressing for the part. Update Edith's brand of Old Hollywood glamour with the assertive style of Samantha in Sex and the City and you've got clothes that demand to be taken seriously. Repeat after me: leggings do not maketh the woman, but a serious power-b*tch outfit can take you anywhere.

"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." — Karl Lagerfeld

If Monsieur Lagerfeld's words are true, I gave up long ago. And, while I don't wish to squeeze myself into a couture suit and fingerless gloves every time I leave the house, he raises a valid point — sweatpants are the ultimate expression of comfort over style. They're the socially acceptable solution to wearing pajamas outside, and the spate of trendy activewear brands now available has made it a habit even harder to break.

So what's the solution? For me, it's two-fold. I've started monitoring my fondness for a stretchy pair of pants, trying to limit it to days which actually involve breaking a sweat. And, when that proves too much, I've started buying athletic wear that could almost pass for real clothes. I haven't lost control, Karl — I've just lost the will to use a zip.

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Kendall Jenner’s Biggest Beauty Regret Is Literally Your Worst Nightmare


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Kendall Jenner has proven on several occasions that she’s game to make drastic beauty changes for her modeling career—she’s sported pink hair, bleached hair, a mullet and more without complaint. But in a recent personal post on her site, Kendall shared the one thing she’s always hesitant to mess around with—her eyebrows.

Why? Well to start, she’s walked several runways with bleached, barely there brows and says they always fall out as a result. But once she shared her biggest-ever beauty regret with her fans, her eyebrow trauma suddenly made a lot more sense:

“When I was younger, on a totally weird whim, I plucked out all of my eyebrows! Thankfully, they grew back, but my sisters flipped OUT. And, of course, I had to go to camp (Malibu Makos, in case you were wondering) with all the cute surfer boys. Completely. Mortifying.”

Since the women of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are the epitome of eyebrow envy, it makes sense that Kendall’s sisters freaked. Of course hair grows back and so did Kendall’s eyebrows, but the process didn’t fail to drag on and remind her of her mistake.

“So, yes, they grew back, but it was soooo slowly and in a kind of gross way. It felt like an eternity. Finally, when I turned 14, I went to the eyebrow aesthetician and started having them professionally done,” she explained. Hopefully Kendall keeps this expert on call during the upcoming Fashion Month and never has to fear another browless day again.

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Calvin Klein - Eternity NOW - group shot


One moment, the very beginning

The anticipation and excitement of forever

Forever starts nowThe Fragrance

ETERNITY NOW Calvin Klein for Women

Calvin Klein Eternity Now for women

luminous – lush – sensuous

ETERNITY NOW Calvin Klein captures the thrill and raw emotion of new love, when two people realize that it is the beginning of forever. They come together in a moment of profound clarity where emotion transcends the physical and the sheer power of the connection is unexpected and undeniable.

The fragrance continues the brand’s heritage of florals by opening with a bold burst of freshness as the juicy nectarine, succulent lychee, and quince sorbet envelopes skin with light fruity nuances that radiate a distinctive youthful energy. The heart blooms with a floral bouquet of peony, peach blossoms, and dewy neroli petals, leading to a drydown of a soft cashmere veil and traces of sensual ambrox and precious musk that translate the attraction and power of a beautiful love story about to unfold.

Fragrance: Bright addictive floral

Top: juicy nectarine, lychee, quince sorbet
Mid: peony, peach blossom, neroli petals
Dry: cashmere veil, ambrox, sensual musk

ETERNITY NOW for men Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Eternity Now for Men

exhilarating – exotic – masculine

ETERNITY NOW for men Calvin Klein is an exploration of freshness with undeniable masculine appeal. The fragrance opens with unexpected spicy ginger, refreshing coconut water, and star anise. The heart comes to life with addictive notes of crisp star fruit, cedar leaf, and the fresh intensity of patchouli. The drydown is a warm sensual embrace of Moroccan cedar wood, tonka bean, and Madagascar vanilla that awakens the senses and captures the infinite abundance of woods.

Fragrance: Juicy Oriental fougere

Top: spicy ginger, coconut water, star anise
Mid: star fruit, cedar leaf, patchouli
Dry: moroccan cedar wood, tonka bean, madagascar vanilla

ETERNITY NOW Calvin Klein for Women

Eau de parfum spray 3.4oz/100ml [AED345]
Eau de parfum spray 1.7oz/50ml [AED255]

ETERNITY NOW for Men Calvin Klein

Eau de toilette spray 3.4oz/100ml [AED315]
Eau de toilette spray 1.7oz/50ml [AED230]

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Chanel Pre-Collection 2016 Quilted Leather Wallets



Because one can never have too many Chanel wallets (I would know, I have 3 or 4 myself and I’m not even their target audience), here are some more from Chanel’s Pre-Collection 2016 line-up that might pique your interest. Made of either quilted calfskin or lambskin, it’s as straightforward as it gets. Measuring around 19 cm across on average, all 3 shown above are slightly different though. The first is made of calfskin and priced at SGD1520. The second is actually a WOC (wallet on chain) which would have more capacity and an additional sling, which would also explain its SGD3590price tag. The third, a flap wallet, would be slighter larger than the first and opens accordion-style, great for those who likes multiple compartments for all their bits and bobs. The price? SGD1760.

All currently available in Singapore at Chanel boutiques at Marina Bay Sands or Ngee Ann City, here’s a question I have for all you Chanel fans out there. Would you buy something that’s seasonal (like the ones shown here), or only go for the ones in classic designs that come out season after season but in different colours. What say you?

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