12 Architectural Earrings as Smart as the Women Who Wear Them

1/13Photographed by Josh Olins, Vogue, February 2017 It’s often thought that intellectual women don’t necessarily have any interest in, or patience to keep up with, fashion. They’re far too busy filling up their bookshelves to worry much about stocking their closets. But in truth, smart women simply look for smart design—something with a story. Bold,…


A Shaman Explains the Symbolism of the Talismanic Necklaces at Dior, Prada, and More

1/5Christian Dior“First off, a dragonfly is a very powerful spirit animal. It represents travel between the different realms and to wear the dragonfly at the throat is to be able to speak from your inner voice. The star tarot card [far right] is all about following your dreams, while the sphere [center] is the world…


Celeb Sunglass Favorite Ahlem Opens In L.A. With a Sleek Mid-Century Store Design

At the heart of Venice’s cultural crossroads, the sunny and charming streets of Abbot Kinney have a new resident-boutique sunglass and optical store Ahlem. “It’s a dream location, there is an amazing sense of community here. Artists, film makers, designers—it’s so vibrant feeling here,” says designer and owner Ahlem Manai-Platt, who worked at Acne and…


Flower Crown Fatigue? 29 Fresh Alternatives for Coachella

1/30Photographed by Willy Vanderperre, Vogue, March 2016 While adorning one’s cranium with an olive wreath signified Olympic accomplishments in ancient Greece, it’s difficult to say what exactly wearing a flower crown means in 2017. Is it a reaction to the artificiality of our technological age? A nostalgic nod to the natural looks of 1960s bohemians?…


The Real Star of Basketball Wives? Evelyn Lozada’s Next-Level Accessories

“You can’t just be a cute face. Everybody’s not cut out for this,” says Evelyn Lozada, crossing her ankles in Saint Laurent patent leather pumps. The TV personality is talking, of course, about her show Basketball Wives—the cult reality hit created by Shaunie O’Neal, Shaquille’s ex-wife, that follows a group of close “friends” who were…


Valentino’s Tiny Bag Has a Big Beauty Secret

When Pierpaolo Piccioli took the reins as a solo act at Valentino for the Spring 2017 collection, the fashion set held its breath to see what direction the storied house would take next. The first clue arrived as show opener Noemie Abigail floated down the makeshift runway at Paris’s Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in a…


The Charm Necklace Is Back: 11 Pretty Little Tokens to Pick Up Now

1/12Emily RatajkowskiPhoto: Courtesy of Emily Ratajkowski / @emrata There’s something special about a charm necklace, the sort of emotional trinket one picks up abroad or receives as a gift. Statement collars and precious gems may come and go, but a deeply personal piece stays with you. No surprise then, that the sentimental bijoux are having…


The Wallet Chain Is Back! A ’90s Accessory Makes an Unexpected Return

1/5Photo: Courtesy of Alexia Elkaim / @alexiaelkaim The wallet chain is the Nickelback of men’s accessories. It’s a running joke. People hate it because, well, they simply just hate it and don’t need to give a reason as to why. Even search Google for “What type of person wears a wallet chain?” and the results…


From Lauryn Hill to Catherine Deneuve—7 Women Who Wore Hoop Earrings Like No One Else

The women of hip-hop had their door knockers; the beatnik babes wore Lucite discs; and the ladies of the minimalist movement preferred pin-thin silver eclipsing their lobes. The hoop earring has been reinvented time and time again, considered to be as much a wardrobe staple as the turtleneck or denim. This year, the transformative accessory…


Don’t Flatter Yourself, Matt Lauer, Men’s Chokers Already Happened Many Times Over on The Runway

1/9Photo: Courtesy of NBC Studios / The Today Show Matt Lauer was called a lot of names in 2016 including cheater, soft, smug, and diva. But he’ll be damned if anyone should spit hate his way in the new year, proclaiming on the Today show this year that he would now like to be associated…