She wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, black, string #CHANEL bikini. #tbt

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Turquoise mini dress on sun-kissed skin – an combination made for a babe.

Fragrances, Part Two: How to Choose Something for Yourself
In some ways, choosing a fragrance is straightforward: you pick something you’d want to wear. At the same time, there’s more to it than just sniffing the bottle.
The first thing you need to know is that fragrances react to your body and evolve over time. So when you’re out shopping for a scent, only use the blotter strips to see what you’d like to sample, and then spray no more than one scent per wrist. That way, your nose won’t be confused. As you wear those scents throughout the day, pay attention to how they change. Scents are described in a musical metaphor as having three sets of notes, which make up a harmonious scent accord. These notes are released over time:
Top notes: Also known as the head notes, these are what you smell upon immediate application. Top notes are very strong and assertive, and often a bit citrusy. I find them to be too strong when I’m in public, so I apply scents about five minutes before going outside. A scent’s top notes will have evaporated by then. 
Middle notes: Next are the middle notes, which typically last for about thirty minutes. Middle notes form the heart of a fragrance, and are usually much more well-rounded and mellow. 
Basenotes: A fragrance’s middle notes and basenotes form the real “theme” of a fragrance, which is why you need to give it time before you judge it. Basenotes start to come out after the first thirty minutes and will last until the scent disappears. 
In addition to paying attention to how something evolves, think about what you’re smelling and whether those scents are suitable for your needs. Things that smell very citrusy, floral, green, or aquatic, for example, might only be good for daytime use, or for the spring and summer seasons. Conversely, things that smell more like wood, amber, vanilla, or leather might be better for nighttime use, or for the fall and winter seasons. Whether something is right for you is as much about when you plan to wear it as it is about your personality.  
Once you’ve picked something, the rest is easy.
Storing: Fragrances are sensitive to light and heat, so store things in cool and dry places, and away from direct sunlight. On top your dresser is fine; on the dashboard of your car is not.
Application: Generally speaking, you want to spray fragrances about 3-6 inches away from your body, and directly on pulse points (so neck, inner elbow, or wrist). Remember, fragrances need to react to your body, so don’t apply scents to your clothes. I personally spray stuff on my wrist, and then lightly dab my wrists on my neck. (Rubbing is bad for the oils). Whatever you do, don’t spray fragrances into the air and walk through the mist. That does little more than freshen up the room.  
Amount: How much you apply is personal, and will depend on the strength of what you’re spraying. Some things require a bit more application; some things less. Obviously: when in doubt, always err on the side of caution. If you want something to last long, just get a longer lasting scent, rather than go wild with a weak one. 
Finally, if you want to try out a new scent, or just develop your nose, buy samplers before you buy bottles. Doing so can be a nice way to check things out without dropping too much money. The Perfumed Court is a popular online source, and you can do a Google search for “fragrance decants.” You can also find good reviews at Basenotes, where there’s a large online community of enthusiasts.
(Pictured above: One of my favorites, Creed’s Green Irish Tweed)

Get the basics on the busiest cream in the biz.
Here are some clues BB creams might be for you. You love how a tinted moisturizer pulls double duty. Waiting for your serum to sink in before applying moisturizer has you drumming your fingers. Saturday errands rarely inspire you to put on a full face, but still, you want something…Sound familiar? Well, these five-in-one multitaskers offer benefits that run the gamut from skin care to makeup and are arguably your best defense against forgetfulness, laziness, and impatience when it comes to your complexion. Below, we outline the ABCs of BBs including how to put these busybodies to work for your specific skin type. MELISSA LANE
Q: What does BB stand for? A: Beauty balm.  
Q: What does a BB cream do? A: This one-stop-shop complexion perfector delivers treatment, moisturizer, primer, SPF, and coverage in one overachieving balm.
Q: Where did it come from?A: BBs were created in the 1960s by a German dermatologist to protect and heal the delicate skin of her post-operation patients. With enough coverage to work as a tinted primer or foundation—in addition to a slew of other benefits—they were reconceptualized as a beauty product around 1985 in Japan and South Korea, where it was endorsed by celebrities and dubbed “the secret of Korean actresses.”   
Q: How do I wear it?A: Think of it the same way you do coverage (with bonus skincare benefits!). You can wear it alone for light coverage, or use it as a primer and layer it with your favorite foundation for fuller coverage.
Q: Any tips for oily or combination skin?A: Use it as a primer to boost your makeup’s staying power and control shine. You can also get an edge by selecting a BB specifically formulated for oily and combination skin. 
Q: Any tips for dry skin?A: If your skin needs a boost of hydration, apply a BB right after your favorite moisturizer for both the extra skin benefits and a subtle tint.
Q: How much should I apply?A: BBs are concentrated, so a pea-size amount is plenty.

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Against a black background, no one else but her: Scarlett. 
Sensational, with expressive, playful eyes. Dressed in a polka-dot dress, she is a timeless, modern Marilyn Monroe. All facets of the Dolce&Gabbana women are embodied by Scarlett Johansson in the depth of her eyes and the smokiness of her expression. The eyes are the mirror of one’s soul and they are the true protagonists of these images.‪#‎dgbeauty‬ ‪#‎dgperfectmono‬ 
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This shirt is our new best friend. (Photography by Devyn Galindo)

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Not all Luxury Goods are Investment-Worthy


Fortune recently published an article on the rise of the market for used designer goods online. Writing for the publication, Erin Griffith stated: “There’s a reason they call them ‘investment pieces.’ At $22,000 for a Proenza Schouler tote or $9,000 for a Ralph Lauren dress, luxury goods are…



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