How To Score Killer Goodwill Finds

I started thrift-shopping at Goodwill a little over a year ago, right when I realized 80’s fashion was making a major comeback. I wanted the decade’s euphoric, maximalist aesthetic! I wanted those razor-sharp shoulders! Asymmetric ruffles! Lantern sleeves! And ah, those dramatic turtlenecks, too. Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars for cool, vintage-inspired looks…

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Where To Shop in Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia

Confession: I’ve been wanting to write this post for a really long time now. In hindsight, I totally should’ve shared this guide eight months ago, back when spent my vacation in Tbilisi hunting for the coolest clothing stores in town. This was my first time explore my hometown from a fashion perspective. Then again, it…

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Exploring Orange County with Ayres Hotel

Not too long ago, I was approached by one of my editors to work on a guide to Orange County for Ayres Hotel Magazine. At face value, the task seemed easy enough. After all, there’s no shortage of things to do in the area. So, obviously, without skipping a beat, I said yes. After all,…

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Inside The Dior Backstage Pop-Up in Beverly Hills

When Peter Philips set out to create the Dior Backstage line back in 2018, he wanted to bring the everyday person a step closer to achieving the very same looks dreamed up backstage at Dior runway shows. Think: tawny eyelids kissed by the sun, just-got-back-from-a-run cheeks, and lips so plush and glassy they’d put that…

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Celebrating Spectrum’s ‘LA’s Finest’ at NeueHouse Hollywood

Back in 2016, we got the gender-flipped remake of Ghostbusters. Two years later, we were treated to Ocean’s 8. Now, we’re getting LA’s Finest, a female-fronted spin-off of Bad Boys. Two words: “Yes!” and “finally!” The Spectrum Original stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as detectives on a mission to take down the worst crop…

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Best Moments From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi Autumn/Winter ‘19/’20

How big is fashion in Tbilisi? Well, possibly bigger than the country itself. The story of how this off-the-grid, Eastern European nation became a fashion hot spot is long one, and undoubtedly worthy of a post of its own. (Although, in case you were wondering, it sorta started with Vetements, or more precisely, its head…

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Met Gala 2019: Favorite Red Carpet Looks, Updated

There are two red carpet events I get excited about every year: The Academy Awards and The Met Gala. But really, if I had to pick—like, really had to—I’d probably choose to tune into the spectacle that’s the first Monday in May. The Met Gala, aka the annual fundraising shindig thrown for the Costume Institute…

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LAFW AW19: Four Designers To Watch

By Mariam Makatsaria No matter how you slice it, you know—when you sit in one of the rows sandwiching a runway—that you’re not only there to ogle the flow of whimsical fabrics or zero in on the trendiest silhouettes of the season. You’re there to witness someone’s milestone. It becomes the most obvious at the…

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Six Geometric Heels To Wear All Season

Let’s talk heels. No, not the entire shoe. Just the heel. That thing you blame for pinched toes and that wobble in your boozy walk. The little metronome that click, click, clicks when it pats the floor. The tall, slender pole that adds inches to your height, an extra sway in your hips and leaves you…

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So Style Mafia Is Now Simonett. These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Photography: Photos belong to Simonett If you’re the sort who’s always sleuthing for purveyors of trendy-slash-affordable attire, Style Mafia might already be on your radar. I’ve heard it being compared to Zara before, which makes the hairs on the nape of my neck bristle, because in reality, it’s nothing like Zara. Don’t get me wrong.…

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