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Fascinating Facts About Diamonds Straight From Tiffany & Co's Chief Gemologist

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:48 PM

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Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but how much do you actually know about them? Beyond their blinding dazzle and swoon-worthy appeal, diamonds are more than just bling deep.

For instance, did you know that a young diamond...

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The BET Awards 2015 Red Carpet Is Filled With Super Stylish Stars

(25) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 7:39 PM

The BET Awards has no doubt one of the most highly anticipated red carpets of the year. And Sunday night was no exception.

The annual event, which is being hosted by "Black-ish" stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, has promised a slew of stunning stars including...

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Lululemon Recalls 300,000 Tops That Are Hitting People In The Face. Seriously.

(7) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 1:25 PM

If you thought the controversy surrounding Lululemon's sheer yoga pants was the end of their clothing kerfuffles, then you haven't been hit in the face with the brand's hard-tipped drawstring tops.

Lululemon is recalling over 300,000 women's tops that have elastic drawstrings...

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12 'Waterproof' Watches You Can Definitely Get Wet In This Summer

(17) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:14 AM

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Have you ever jumped into the pool and suddenly remembered you're still wearing your watch? After quickly removing it and drying it off, you realize how lucky you are when you look on the back and read the...

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Vlogger Jackie Aina Takes On World Standards Of Beauty, One Makeup Look At A Time

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 4:47 PM

Beauty vlogger Jackie Aina is taking us around the world on her face. At least that's the aim of her latest video, "The Worldwide Standard of Beauty."

Aina asked her followers to tell her about their ethnicity, culture and what the ideal standard of beauty is where...

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9 Fashion Items You Should Snag From Your Mom's Closet

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 11:46 AM

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Shopping your own closet is one of the best ways to save money and reinvent your wardrobe. But shopping someone else's closet is even better -- especially when that closet belongs to your oh-so-stylish mom.

You...

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Taraji P. Henson Graces The Cover Of W Magazine And Totally Blows Our Minds

(9) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 1:27 PM

Taraji P. Henson is on a roll. Just a few days ago we were swooning over her Allure cover and today it was revealed she's gracing the August 2015 issue of W.

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The actress looks super sexy...

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12 Fashion Coffee Table Books Every Style Lover Should Have

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 10:41 AM

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Fashion lovers know that true personal style extends beyond your closet. It's about the way you carry yourself, your unique personality, the genuine people with which you surround yourself -- and even your actually surroundings. So when...

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9 Closed-Toed Sandals For Those Between-Pedicure Days

(5) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 4:07 PM

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It's hard to believe that spring is over and summer days are here. And by now you've probably got your favorite summer dresses and sandals on high rotation. The only thing that might really rain on your...

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Michelle Obama Surprises Military Moms-To-Be With A Stylish Baby Shower

(14) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 1:27 PM

Michelle Obama isn't just serving up amazing style moments while on her European tour. She also made time to surprise pregnant military spouses and active duty servicewomen at a U.S. military base in Vicenza, Italy.

The first lady, who was joined by her daughters Malia and Sasha,...

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Strathberry Of Scotland's Amazing Video Proves Meticulously Made Handbags Don't Have To Cost $4,000

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 7:00 AM

One look at this video, and it's clear that Strathberry of Scotland handbags are very special. The attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship are captivating.

But on the other hand, it also looks strangely familiar. That's because we've seen this footage before -- except it was capturing the making of a Dior bag.

While the videos are almost frame-for-frame mirrored images, the one difference lies in the price tag of each bag. The "Be" Dior bag will cost upwards of $4,000, and Strathberry bags retail for less than $650 -- not exactly a steal, but significantly less expensive than its competitor.

"We really wanted to produce bags that people could afford," Leeanne Hundleby, co-founder of Strathberry, told The Huffington Post. "Our market is working women and moms that want beauty, but still want to be able to afford it."

Hundleby can't account for the difference in quality of Dior's leather to the hides she uses for Strathberry -- but says that her company prides itself on the "soft to touch" leather they source from Europe. She also said she has never seen the Dior video, but speculates that her videographer must have been inspired by it.

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Nevertheless, the video is testament to the fact that exquisite handmade bags don't have to break the bank. To that end, the Edinburgh-based company has launched a KickStarter campaign to raise $38,387 in order to expand its reach -- particularly to the United States -- and keep the cost of the bags as reasonable as possible.

Hundleby, a former human resources manager and mother of four, quit her job to focus on making Strathberry a success. While the brand's roots are in Scotland, the bags are made by an artisan in Spain and the designer came from Louis Vuitton.

For a company that launched a mere two years ago, its bags have already been worn by style influencers and celebrities, like Emma Watson. And we'll definitely be keeping an eye on this brand as it attempts to win our hearts here in America.


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4 Stylish Shoe Companies For Women With Small Feet, Because The Struggle Is Real

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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Women with big feet aren't the only folks struggling to find fabulous footwear that fits. The ladies at the other end of the spectrum with petite feet (size 6 and under) are frustrated, too.

Of...

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Taraji P. Henson Covers Allure, Channels The Eternally Glamorous Diana Ross

(28) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 1:23 PM

It was only a matter of time before Taraji P. Henson landed a major fashion cover after stealing everyone's heart playing Cookie on Fox's "Empire." That's why we're not surprised to see Allure tap the actress for its July 2015 issue.

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The Career Lesson We Can All Learn From Joy Bryant, The 'Parenthood' Actress Who Launched A Clothing Line

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 10:54 AM

You can count Joy Bryant as one of the countless celebrities with a fashion line. But before you write off the "Parenthood" actress' collection as more cheap threads made in a far-off land, think again.

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Basic Terrain, Bryant's first foray...

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That 'Racist' J.Crew Ad Isn't Racist. Here's Why.

(55) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 7:01 PM

There's a photo of a J.Crew ad being shared around social media right now that shows a black male model with the words "We Own Them."

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Seems pretty racially insensitive, right? Here's the good...

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Esta é a prova definitiva de que nada é mais FOFO do que bebês de biquíni (FOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Há poucas coisas mais fofas do que bebês em trajes de banho. Esses braços gordinhos, pernas e barrigas em um mini maiô acompanhado de óculos de sol e chapéu é digno de um desmaio, para dizer o mínimo. Pedimos aos nossos seguidores na página HuffPost Parents no Facebook...

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These Modern Briefcases Are Better Than Your Dad's, And Twice As Boss

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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The briefcase has come a long way. Those boxy, clunky accessories that our dads would grab right before flying out the door have evolved into chic carryalls perfect for the modern man.

You can now find classic leather briefcases...

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The Gucci Fall 2015 Campaign Is Alessandro Michele's First. Here's An Exclusive First Look.

(27) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Only six months ago, Alessandro Michele was promoted from head accessories designer at Gucci to his new post as the label's creative director. In short, it was huge news.

The lofty position obviously drew a white-hot spotlight to his first major collection, Fall 2015. Michele quickly

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Ava Duvernay Blasts Man For Touching Her Hair -- As She Should

(30) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 2:03 PM

Here we go again.

Just last week an "old man" took it upon himself to touch "Mad Men" actress Teyonah Parris' hair without permission and now film director Ava Duvernay has her own hairy situation to share.

Duvernay, who is the first...

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Stylish Shoes For Women With Big Feet Do Exist. Here's Where To Buy Them.

(48) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 7:00 AM

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The struggles for women who happen to have bigger feet (size 10 and up) seem to be endless. And beyond barely squeezing your feet through the ankle opening of skinny jeans, the most annoying problem is simply finding a pair of shoes --...

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