5 OLIVIA PALERMO HAIRSTYLES YOU’LL WANT TO COPY NOW – asos

There are two undisputed truths in this world. The first: Olivia Palermo has flawless styleStyle is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.. The second: Olivia Palermo has flawless hair. Today, we’re deep diving into the latter and fishing out the how-tos behind some of Olivia’s most heart-eye-inducing looks. All hail OP, the OG of hair envy.

Waves for days
Swerving her usual sleek-in-The-City vibes and serving up Cali-girl realness instead, the secret behind OP’s tousled waves is all in the tongs. Take a barrel tong to your tresses but – and take note – avoid curling above your ears. Separate your spirals with your fingers to create volume and keep your middle parting neat. Set with texturising spray, et voilà!

Shabby chic
Chignon, meet messy bun. Messy bun, meet chignon. The collision of these two major styles creates a low-key look that doubles up as BNO-appropes. Sweep hair into a high pony and fix it with a band before wrapping the ‘tail around the base and pinning in place. Tease out parts to create a full, messy effect, and don’t be afraid to let your baby hairs do their thing.

Low mane-tenance
Bookmark this for your CBA days. Blow dry your hair, focusing on creating those bouncy ends, before neatening up your middle parting. Pin half your hair back (affix with a sassy clip) and bring the rest forward, letting your wispy strands fall where they may. Bandana scarf optional (but v on trend).

Plait, stat
After that Grecian goddess look? Well, Olivia’s here to answer your prayers. Create loose, low waves with the help of a curling tong and set with a spray before taking hair from behind the ear to create a braid from left to right. Fix discreetly with slides and tease out your roots to create more volume on top. Who’s BNO ready? You are!

Hey curl
Consider this ‘do OP’s signature style. Unlock the look by adding body to your tresses via a volume lotion, then create loose and low-key curls with your straightener (it works, trust). Lightly brush through your waves and zhuzh your roots in a final bid for fuller locks. Throw in some statement earrings and a slick of shimmery shadow. Perfection.

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2017_02_25-sat/five-days-in-hair-olivia-palermo/

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BAG THESE CUTE PINK BACKPACKS NOW – asos

Yup, school-appropes rucksacks are officially the bag du jour. Only now you don’t run the risk of detention if it’s not black/grey/navy: think baby pink and you’ll be repping A-grade steez. Whether you’re splashing the cash or counting the pennies, here’s how to get in on the action…

Save
Feeling the pinch this Feb? (Same.) Consider this your spending salvation. With its luxe deets (that stitching, tho…), faux-leatherLeather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skin, often cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from cottage industry to heavy industry. finish, metallic inner and baby-pink hue, no one will ever guess that your dreamy new backpack cost less than your weekly travel.

Glamorous foldover backpack, £30

Spend
Somewhere between chicChic, meaning “stylish” or “smart”, is an element of fashion. af and casual-as is this Fiorelli backpack. Added bonus? It’s hella practical. And at only £65, it’s a small price to pay to elevate your everyday steez to heights unknown.

Fiorelli backpack, £65

Splurge
If a pink velour trackie is a step too far for you, pay homage to the Juicy Couture revival by sporting this boxy backpack. Tapping into the slogan trend and fashion’s affinity for pale pink, this JC number is roomy enough to fit your essentials and then some. Go on, treat yo’self.

Juicy Couture backpack, £95

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2017_02_25-sat/save-spend-splurge-pink-backpacks/

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SEARCHING FOR THE ICONIC WITH THE WEEKND – H&M

The wait is finally over. Spring Icons, H&M’s collection curated by The Weeknd, is arriving onlineThe terms “online” and “offline” have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which “online” indicates a state of connectivity, while “offline” indicates a disconnected state. Common vernacular extended from their computing and telecommunication meanings and refers specifically to an internet connection. Lastly, in the area of human interaction and conversation, discussions taking place during a business meeting are “online”, while issues that do not concern all participants of the meeting should be “taken offline” — continued outside of the meeting. and in all H&M stores that carry menswear on March 2.
“When I chose the pieces, I was thinking about the way men dress today. It’s about finding the right balance between sharp and casual, with all the details that count,” says The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye.
The campaign film highlights the artist’s vision of what’s iconic for him, his source of inspiration and creation process. The city of Los Angeles is an important element too. The collection mixes utility and streetwear silhouettes with tailored lines, and features both wardrobe fundamentals and edgier statement pieces.

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/culture/h-m-inside/2017/02/searching-for-the-iconic-with-the-weeknd

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PATRICIA MANFIELD NAILS THE MILAN FASHION WEEK LOOK – H&M

FashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. month is in full swing – with Milan wrapping up today the style circus will head to Paris. And in Paris, H&M will hold its annual H&M Studio show on Wednesday, March 1. This season you will be able to see the whole thing live in 360, right here on hm.com at 9.30PM Paris time. With the H&M Studio SS17 collection, H&M is introducing the see now buy now format – the collection will be available online right after the show, 10PM Paris time.

Style icons like Irene Kim and Patricia Manfield has been teasing the collection, wearing H&M Studio SS17 looks at fashion weeks. In Milan, singer Patrica Manfield opted for an all-white outfit, one of key looks of the collection.
” It’s romantic, perfect for a sunny day like this”, said Patricia when we caught up with her in-between shows.

HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE MILAN TO THE OTHER FASHION WEEKS?
”Milan feels like home to me, so as as it gest very hectic, I get to see my friends and have some nice pasta.”

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN MILAN?
”I love to walk around the city. I have my go-to places where they know how I like my coffee and what I’m allergic too. And vintage shoppingShopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one..”

WHAT ARE THE BEAUTY SECRETS TO LOOKING LIKE A STYLISH MILAN LOCAL?
”Keep it super natural at all times, focus on healthy-looking skin rather than makeup. It all needs to look casually done.”

ANY FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE TRENDS YOU ARE EAGER TO TRY?
” When it comes to street style now I feel like there’s no particular trend. Everyone is doing their own thing. On some days I overdo it, on others I don’t. The 80s are definitely back though. Both on and off the runway.”

YOU WILL BE RELEASING YOUR DEBUT ALBUM THIS SPRING – HAS MILAN OR LONDON IMPACTED YOUR SOUND IN ANY WAY?
”They both have because I write about what I observe. And these two cities have formed me.”

The H&M Studio SS17 collection will be presented at Paris Fashion Week on 1 March. You can stream the show live on HM.com 9.30PM Paris time and shop the items online right after the event, 10PM Paris time. The full range will be available for purchase in selected stores the following day.

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/the-circus/2017/02/patricia-manfield-nails-the-perfect-fashion-week-look

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14 THINGS SUMMER FROM THE OC WOULD BUY ON ASOS

It’s been a whole decade since the finale of The OC aired back in 2007, and we can’t quite believe that we used to wait a week to watch a new episode rather than just box-set it. To commemorate such an iconic show, we decided to tap into the fashionable spirit of our fave character Summer and go shopping. Spoiler alert: lot’s of ‘early 00s but still totally wearable’ trends ahead…

1. Club Juicy
If there’s one thing Summer really loves, it’s laid-back luxe daywear. Especially fond of a velour jogger, she’d mix and match this with a cami top. Total. Signature. Look.

Juicy Couture velour joggers, £130

2. Orange (county) coolness
Our top girl often sported a retro ‘fit – think bootcut jeans and a cute tee, like this vintage-style Levi’s one. Reminding us of the early days of season one, when Summer was in study mode trying to impress Seth, this has all the throwback feels.

Levi’s logo T-shirt, £30

3. Summer(‘s) sandals
Let’s face it, this wouldn’t be an authentic The OC fashion compilation if there wasn’t a mention of wedges. We’ve opted for a floral pair, which Summer would wear for brunch or an iced latte date with best pal Marissa ‘Coop’ Cooper.

Warehouse floral wedges, £65

4. Denim for days
There’s nothing not 00s about this denimDenim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas). mini-skirt. Paired with a cute cropped cardigan, this indigo babe would be worn for class, trips to the mall and everything in between.

ASOS denim mini-skirt, £25

5. Newport pout
Pretty much every female in Orange Country lives for a shimmering lip, but Summer is the indisputable queen when it comes to perfect make-up. Naturally, then, she’d be all over this pink lippie.

Windy Lux lip gloss, £15

6. California cami
A floral-print cami that works for morning trips to the juice bar or to wear at the beach? Summer would 100% say yes. The tropical vibe is v her on a playful day-date with Seth.

ASOS floral cami, £16

7. Slumber party
This girl is a major fan of adorbs pyjamas and this slumber-inspired slogan tee has Summer written all over it (actually it says ‘Need more sleep’, but you get our drift). Perfect for looking good while having a disco nap.

Boohoo slogan T-shirt, £10

8. Hooded honey
Who can blame Summer for wanting to dress down occasionally? With all that drama, she’s owed a chill day to just relax in a cool af hoodie. This one matches her vibrant personality, and a girl can never go wrong with a cropped cut.

ASOS cropped hoodie, £18

9. Finishing touch
Summer loves necklaces, and the more embellished, the better, frankly. This mother-of-pearl chain choker is right up her street, and we can see her draping it over a fluffy, cropped cardigan for high-low chicness.

Regal Rose choker chain necklace, £24

10. Picture perfect
A romance like Summer and Seth’s deserves to be honoured. Being such a homely gal, she’d adore this LOVE frame to house pics of her and Seth (or just Seth, cos Adam Brody). Cute-as.
Sass & Belle frame, £4.50

11. Batwing forever
Bohemian-inspired looks are high on Summer’s fashion agenda. Always one to add a modern edge, the Orange County honey would wear an embroidered top, like this, with a pair of sexy jeans. Perfect for those BNOs at The Bait Shop.

ASOS batwing top, £28

12. All the glamour
Let’s not forget that Newport Beach was rife with super-glamorous parties hosted by Julie Cooper for a (probably fake) charity. With stuffed social calendars, may we introduce Miss Roberts to this slinky, swishy number that would really help her smash it on the party scene.

ASOS split maxi dress, £65

13. Princess Sparkle
Pearly vibes continued, we’re going to place our fashion bets on Summer swooning over this dangly statement earring in 2K17. Heavenly.

Johnny Loves Rosie earrings, £18

14. Candy crush
Remember in season one when Summer helps Marissa sneak out of hospital by dressing up as a candy striper? Hospital-break aside, we think she’d appreciate this super-cute, pink-striped ruffle shirt.

Vero Moda stripe shirt, £35

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2017_02_24-fri/flashback-friday-the-oc/

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PATRICIA MANFIELD TAKES H&M STUDIO SS17 TO LFW – H&M

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT LONDON FASHION WEEK?
“It’s my first time at London Fashion Week. I just moved here as well. I think it’s the most vibrant city and it’s still kept that authenticity in art and fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.. I technically moved here to be inspired.”

TELL US ABOUT THE H&M STUDIO LOOK YOU’RE WEARING.
“It’s easy to accessorize, it’s elegant yet the most comfortable thing you’ll ever wear. Those shoes feel like a second skin.”

ANY OTHER FASHION WEEK ESSENTIALS?
“White t-shirts, denim and crazy accessories.”

WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING THIS SEASON, ON AND OFF THE RUNWAY?
“The 80s are definitely back and so is the craziness in fashion. The mix of streetwear and high fashion is very interesting.”

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FASHION WEEK BEAUTY ROUTINE – ANY TRICKS AND TIPS TO MAKE IT LAST A FULL DAY OF FRONT ROWING?
“Stay hydrated, consider taking the Tube sometimes because you’ll avoid traffic. Always carry a product in your bag that makes your cheeks glow, so you’ll always have that healthy, fresh look on your face.”

YOU RECENTLY MOVED TO LONDON TO WORK ON YOUR MUSIC. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT IT?
“Music has always been part of my life, since my parents are musicians. My debut album is written by me entirely and it’s a project I’ve been working on for two and half years now, to create my own sound. It comes out in the next few months.”

YOUR STAGE NAME IS HEIR, WHAT DOES IT STAND FOR?
“It stands for what I really INHERITED from my parents: music.”

WHAT SONG IS THE ULTIMATE FASHION SHOW SOUNDTRACK?
“Probably Loud Pipes by Ratatat.”

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/the-circus/2017/02/patricia-manfield-takes-hm-studio-ss17-to-lfw

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ZARA LARSSON DESIGNS COLLECTION WITH H&M

We meet Zara Larsson for the first time on her birthday. It’s mid-December and she’s back in her hometown Stockholm for a few days, taking time off from her schedule of promoting, performing and recording ahead of releasing her upcoming album So Good. She enters the H&M office through an inconspicuous back door and meets the designers working on the still-secret collection in a conference room. The 19-year-old is the new artist to know now, and she’s set to make a global breakthrough this spring. She’s rowdy and very kind, and her piercing blue eyes reveal a deep interest and devotion to what the others in the room have to say.

Zara Larsson is here to go through the blueprints of the collection she’s designing with H&M, and she’s resolute about the fact that she has the final say on every design, fit and material.

“It’s going to be playful, young, empowering and a little glamorous,” she says while deciding what fabrics, prints and neck labels she wants on the garments.

Being destined for superstardom, making a collection together with one of the world’s biggest fashion retailers isn’t the only big thing happening.

“It’s about damn time!” she laughs when asked if she’s prepared for her international release. “I’ve been ready for this for I don’t know how long and just want to get out and tour, release my album, spread my music.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL HAVE TO COMPROMISE WITH IF YOU BECOME A GLOBAL SUPERSTAR?
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I’m from Stockholm and whatever happens in my career, I think people here are too cool to care. Also, I’ve already compromised on a lot. Since I’m never home, I hardly ever see my friends and family, and I haven’t exactly been an A -student either…”

Zara Larsson became a household name in Sweden in 2008 – when she was 10 – and won the country’s version of the “Got Talent” TV series. After winning, she was expected to become a child star, but instead it went completely silent around her for a long time.

Four years after her talent show win, she was signed by a record label and her breakthrough single Uncover was released. It’s been an upward spiral ever since, and with her 2015 and 2016 singles Lush Life, Never Forget You and Ain’t My Fault, she has launched over two billion streams online.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR?
“I had the most fun at the EMAs [MTV Europe Music Awards] last year because it was all about me. I performed with my amazing dancers, I was nominated, and it felt like the first time my music and my life were the center of attention. Performing with David Guetta at the UEFA Euro 2016 opening ceremony was really fun too, although there was more focus on his artistry than mine.”

Zara Larsson belongs to a new breed of artists. She has an authentic relationship with her fans and doesn’t take instructions from anyone. Aside from a big voice and hit-making songwriters waiting in line to work with her, she also has a strong set of opinions that she’s fearless about unleashing.
“I encourage girls to support other girls. It’s consistent in everything I do. I know that girls are raised – or at least grow up – to think it’s natural for them to be compared to others. Look at what people are doing to North [West] and Blue Ivy. Those beautiful girls have barely turned five and people are already putting them against each other. Can a girl just live?”

The world is undergoing big changes. Old leaders are replaced with new ones and things that were certain before may not be anymore.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE FUTURE?
“I hope my generation is more open, more accepting and more loving than the one that came before. I think we’re less afraid.”

WHAT’S YOUR GENERATION’S MOST IMPORTANT TASK?
“We have all these opportunities and possibilities to meet each other and experience other cultures. We need to be less afraid.”

WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE?
“I see so much hate, especially onlineThe terms “online” and “offline” have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which “online” indicates a state of connectivity, while “offline” indicates a disconnected state. Common vernacular extended from their computing and telecommunication meanings and refers specifically to an internet connection. Lastly, in the area of human interaction and conversation, discussions taking place during a business meeting are “online”, while issues that do not concern all participants of the meeting should be “taken offline” — continued outside of the meeting., so it’s easy to lose hope – but then I remind myself of all the beautiful things out there. All the brilliant people writing and saying sweet things to each other. The next generation will change the world, and that gives me a lot of hope.”
BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALL THESE FOLLOWERS AND THIS BIG PLATFORM – DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO MAKE YOUR VOICE AND YOUR OPINIONS HEARD?
“I don’t have an obligation to do anything. I do it because I want to, not because I have to. I would have been the same – and have done the same things – regardless of how many people follow me on social media. Why should my voice not be heard? If I can change just one person’s mind it means everything.”

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/culture/interview/2017/02/zara-larsson-x-hm

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H&M: LEXIE AND GEORGIA – FRIENDSHIP, FASHION AND BREAD

It feels like Lexie Smith and Georgia Hilmer have been friends forever. Smith, a 28-year-old, buzzed-about New York baker, and Hilmer, now 23, who splits her time between modeling, studying at NYU, and finessing her photography skills, emit the kind of ease that usually comes from decades of conversation and a good number of adolescent secrets buried deep. In reality, however, theirs is a friendship that nearly never was.

The story goes that two years ago, the duo dated roommates and reluctantly struck up conversation after both of their relationships broke off. “I’d heard that Georgia was a younger model, so I wasn’t interested in her while I was dating my ex,” recalls Lexie, “but after that relationship ended, she came into the restaurant I was cooking in and we used the exchange of recipes as a reason to swap numbers.” Respective cell phone numbers saved, the duo went on to form an enduring friendship and creative partnership to boot. It’s a relationship in which no topic is off-limits and no emotional ask too big—which came in handy recently when Smith decided to quit her job to launch a new initiative called Bread on Earth. The duo hashed out the move on one of their many ‘hang out’ days, which are typically spent with Lexie fine-tuning a recipe while Georgia lingers with her camera and quietly frames the conversation in a photo shoot.

The scene was much the same when Semaine paid a visit: Lexie headed over from her apartment to Georgia’s industrial-style Williamsburg loft, and as she baked a traditional Turkish pide, the duo reflected on their friendship, overcoming obstacles, the disillusioned gluten-free phenomenon, and the next bright stages of their already accomplished careers.

WHEN DID YOU BECOME FRIENDS?
Georgia: “We were dating these guys and they lived together, but we didn’t talk the entire time. Then when we broke up with them, we found each other.”

Lexie: “Georgia would come and hang out with me while I was working the line at a restaurant and then she gave me her number so that I could give her a recipe for a kale salad dressing. After that, we made Valentine’s Day plans together because we were trying to avoid men.”

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE EACH OTHER?
Lexie: “Georgia is actually very difficult to describe. She’s a tall and beautiful human, but her brain and mannerisms don’t always fit with her outward appearance. She’s an extrovert introvert and incredibly intelligent, but she presents her intellect in a very humble and unassuming way, so I think that those aspects of her sometimes take people by surprise. She’s also very curious, and I think that she believes in magic. Physically, I like to say that she has cloudy lips, because they’re pillowy and beautiful, and don’t have any hard edges. She also dresses like a teenage boy, doesn’t wear makeup ever, and is six feet tall—so you can always spot her in a crowd.”

Georgia: “Visually, Lexie is beige, sand, caramel, taupe, brown, and burnt toast. She has a very specific color palette to her and her life, and I think that speaks to her larger aim of cultivating a place in the world that’s meaningful and comforting. She wants a lot from the world and has to fight against the forces that we all do as women, but she fights with particular verve and bite. I think her gift is seeing how big the world can be for all of us and her curse is that she’s frustrated by the world’s inability to yield to us. She is my spirit guide, big sister, mother, scolder or advisor—and we’re a very funny match. Her aura is very warm, like being inside a loaf of bread while it’s baking.”

WHAT DREW YOU TO YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSIONAL FIELDS?
Lexie: “For me, bread is honest. When you’re paying attention to the process and the ingredients that you’re using, there is integrity to it too. The actual process of baking is physical and humbling because you can’t always predict the outcome—you’re at the whim of external circumstances. I also think that I was drawn to the communal aspect of bread. Not in a cheesy way, but in the past, the local ovens were where the community met and there’s something nostalgic about that. Even now, if you talk to people about baked items from their childhood, you tend to get a really honest and heartfelt answer which then allows for a much more universal conversation.”

Georgia: “Modeling came to me naturally [Georgia was discovered at a movie theater while she was still in high school], but photography was a total fluke. I took a lot of Polaroids as a teen and then I dated a guy right after I came to New York who gave me a point-and-shoot camera. I thought nothing of it at the time because everyone was snapping away on 35mm film, but then when Instagram exploded, I started posting my photos on the app. I had cultivated a following because of my modeling career, but then I got a couple of offers to shoot fashion editorials from behind the camera. Modeling is still my full-time job, but taking photos is my main creative outlet and brings me so much joy.”

WHAT ARE THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECTS OF YOUR CAREERS?
Lexie: “One of the things I run into quite often and find really frustrating is when people think of baking as ‘cute.’ It still has a stigma of domesticity and of women being sublimated to the kitchen because ‘that’s their place.’ In a non-neo-feminist way, I think that there is actually a real power—and empowerment—in baking and being able to create something so incredibly basic and human that is also a provision. Cultivating lots of money and intellectual skills is important, but I think that bread can be intellectual and important too. It’s not just a way to make cakes for kid’s birthday parties. In truth, it has nothing to do with juvenile sweetness and everything to do with manual labor and human necessity.”

Georgia: “It’s been interesting trying to fit myself into the ‘professional photographer’ box because I’m pretty casual about the photos I take for myself. I recently enrolled at New York University to study as I wasn’t feeling super inspired or stimulated by modeling, even though it’s always fun. I had deferred from college straight after high school as my modeling career took off, so it’s been really exciting to spend time exploring learning as an adult. Half of the time the school process has been organic and fluid—the other half has been spent trying to figure out how to deliver what’s expected of me without pulling my eyeballs out.”

LEXIE, WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MEMORY OF BREAD?
“It’s interesting given my career path, but I didn’t really grow up with many culinary associations. I was an atheist Jew in the suburbs of Manhattan and my dad was in Riverdale in the Bronx. If anything, my first association with baked goods were the cheap and pretty crappy kinds from Jewish or Italian delis. I remember that my brother was a really picky eater and would only eat what we call French bread, but is really very cheap and poorly made baguette.”

GEORGIA, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ARTISTIC PROCESS?
“I like to find photos. I guess that’s the best way to describe what I do. I carry a camera with me wherever I go and, as things happen, I document them. I don’t particularly go looking for them. I don’t have artistic ambitions for it. It’s more a personal documentary-style project.

LEXIE, WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THE GLUTEN-FREE CRAZE?
“In the last 10 years, there has been an influx of people who are gluten-free and companies that create gluten-free productsIn marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are bought as raw materials and sold as finished goods. Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market.. However—aside from the 1% of the population that actually has celiac disease—most people, myself included, are not really sensitive to gluten. The issue is the wheat that’s been modified into a hyper-productive crop that can withstand all kinds of weather to ensure a really high harvest yield. It started for a lot of reasons, but ultimately it’s this mutant version of wheat that makes people react so badly, not the gluten. I’m interested in the farms that are working to bring back heritage grains and use stone mills, which means that the flour will be a lot coarser and not processed. Heritage grain flour isn’t as good at making high-rising white loaves as the mutant wheat, but it’s the grain that never made us sick when we were becoming human.”

WHAT UPCOMING PROJECTS ARE YOU BOTH MOST EXCITED ABOUT?
Georgia: “I’m shifting my focus back to school again as this spring semester starts. I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time in the library with my head stuck in my textbooks (the astronomy and sociology classes I’m taking are particularly enthralling). I hope that treating school like ‘work’ will free me to be more spontaneous with my photography. I want to return to the original spirit I started taking photos in—curious and haphazard—and spend my energy on the personal, diary-style photography I love the most. I also want to use my camera and resources to address the political turmoil we all find ourselves in in the United States too: Both by raising money through selling prints and by turning my lens on protesters and activists.”

Lexie: “I’m launching Bread on Earth, which is an all-encompassing initiative to preserve and celebrate bread traditions from around the world—primarily focusing on those hailing from regions of conflict or marginalized peoples. The incredible thing about so many of the recipes I’ve collected is that they are remarkably similar across whole spans of continents, hopping oceans and mountain ranges. The site component of the launch is an effort to safeguard bread traditions in the face of the gluten-free age. On it, there will be a forum where people can tell the stories of their childhood in relation to food, share recipes, and ask questions. There will also be an interactive map that highlights breads from different regions. The other component is that I will be developing recipes from what I learn from willing contributors and those I seek out, then the breads will be photographed and some of the images will be printed and sold to profit charitable organizations serving the refugee and immigrant community.”

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/culture/interview/2017/02/lexie-and-georgia–friendship-fashion-and-bread

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10 WAYS TO STORM THE NEW SEASON – asos

It might not be spring yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get overexcited about the new-season trends. It’s time to stop reaching for the nearest wooly jumper and get pumped about sprucing up your wardrobe. From super-girlie to total tomboy, there’s a lil’ something for everyone when it comes to all the fresh SS17 pieces. Get into it!

1. Sheer sass
Ultra-feminine transparent dresses and tops are everywhere for SS17, thanks to designers like Ryan Lo and Molly Goddard. Do the look your way with this mesh blouse with big bow sleeves. Rocking a sports bra underneath is optional but totally recommended.

ASOS mesh top with bow sleeves, £18

2. Ruffle revolution
Two trends, one stone here as prairie checks meet dollhouse ruffles. In short, girlie gets a tough new look with these trousersTrousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.[1] Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.. A biker jacket and slingback heels add instant bad-girl glamour, too, and who doesn’t love a bit of that? Friday night’s uniform = sorted.

ASOS trousers with ruffle detail, £32

3. Wide and winning
If you love both the wide-leg look and a retro sportswear reference, you’ll want to LIVE in these babies. 70s in fit but so 90s thanks to the poppers down the side, these trousers are 100% made for dancing in. Wear with your favourite trainers for an instant vintage style win.

ASOS colourblock, wide-leg trousers, £38

4. Tomboy tailoring
If you love a tailored blazer, get the 2K17 update by going for one in a mannish fit. This style is v laid-back and cool, just like you. Wear with a plain T-shirt underneath and a polished pair of trainers or block heels down below. Très chicChic, meaning “stylish” or “smart”, is an element of fashion..

ASOS suit blazer, £55

5. The new maxi
If you favour a maxi dress when it comes to holiday dressing, or just fancy adding one to your spring/summer wardrobe in general, then you should get to know the latest version. Think tie details at the back, longer straps at the front and a more minimal colour palette. Less print, more polished.

ASOS maxi dress with tie back, £32

6. So retro
The shimmery, shiny, cosmic side of the 80s is always a fun fashion reference (think Grace Jones and early Madonna), so why not channel the trend with this pair of statement shades? Ideal for that break you’re taking over Easter.

ASOS rimless visor glasses, £14

7. Slogan chic
SS17’s super-casual trend is a celebration of oversized streetwear, slogans and cult T-shirts. Make the look sassy-as with this sweat dress in black and white. Dress it up with boots and a choker for night or creps for day. Versatile!

ASOS sweat dress, £45

8. Everyday florals
Pretty, embroidered florals don’t always have to appear on dresses or skirts. Take the flowerbed to the streets with this casual T-shirt – it’s ideal for the gal who likes to do dainty with a big dose of denim.

ASOS floral T-shirt, £20

9. Skate game strong
As the skater-girl trend continues into 2K17, get the look with this cute-as skirt. In girlie gingham with a high hemline and candy-stripe detailing – this number is perfect for spring days out with your crew. Rock with a fresh slogan T-shirt and trainers.

ASOS asymmetric mini skirt, £30

10. Sweat it
There’s no denying the sportswear influence this season, so it’s no surprise that the sweatshirt is a key piece for SS17. This slouchy, super-casual sweater can be styled anyway you like, but we say pair it with boyfriend jeans and gold jewellery for a strong, balanced ‘fit.

ASOS oversized sweat, £18

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2017_02_20-mon/hot-10-ss17/

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CONSIDER THE CORSET TO UPDATE YOUR SPRING STYLE – asos

Forget what you knew about the corset (Posh Spice fans look away), the SS17 striped revamp is everywhere and it’s the ultimate layering tool to take you from chill out to going out. Here’s how…

Styling by Beccy Goldsworthy

Lounge layers
Amp up the cool vibes on your chill-out getup by layering the corset over a grey velour sweat and cutesy stirrup trousers (yep, they’re back). Finish off with this season’s street-style-approved chunky technical trainers and you’re good to go.

Weekend vibes
It’s the freakin’ weekend baby, so have yourself some fun with this work-meets-PE look. Pair a black wrap mini skirtA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits. with a white ruffled shirt, 90s-esque white tube socks and matching sneaks. Add the corset for that cinch-cool finishing touch.

Going out-out
Your BNO gear just got the fresh boost it needed with this corset and ripped, straight-leg jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. combo. Candy-hued bow heels make for dancefloor-ready feet and choose some asymmetric ear bling for those 80s vibes doing the rounds. Too good.

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http://www.asos.com/women/fashion-news/2017_02_20-mon/three-ways-to-wear-spring-summer-2017-striped-corset/

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