Shop Talk: The Just-Launched Target Collection You Need to Shop Right Now

Target Who What Wear

Looks from the Who What Wear x Target collection. | Images via Who What Wear.

  • One of our fave style blogs, Who What Wear, launched a collection at Target yesterday, and it’s one of my favorite collaborations yet. It’s now available online and in stores, is priced under $50, and ranges in sizes from 2 to 26. Check it out here and get shopping. [Who What Wear]
  • Let the red carpet games begin! The SAG Awards were Saturday night, and celebs didn’t disappoint with looks that ranged from spectacular to, er, a tad saggy. (Looking at you, Susan Sarandon.) Take a coffee break and look through them all, why don’t you? [E! Online]
  • Forget five-day shipping on online orders. Uber is partnering with several retailers (think Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, Cole Haan and 1800 Flowers) to deliver your packages to your door within hours. The initiative, called UberRush, is only rolling out in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, but there’s a possibility that it will expand if successful in these markets. Fingers crossed. [Mashable]

Next: Uber will deliver your Nordstrom buys.

Shop Talk: How to Clean Your (Totally Disgusting) Leather Gloves


Those gloves are way germier than you think. | Stefano Tinti /

  • When’s the last time you cleaned your leather gloves? If you’re anything like me, it’s been a while. (Which, if you think about it, is pretty gross.) Stop avoiding it: Cleaning your leather gloves is easier than you think. De-germ them with saddle soap, which you can get for $6 right here. [PopSugar]
  • Speaking of cleaning leather, why don’t you learn how to clean the salt off your boots, too? [Shoppist]
  • Taylor Swift’s first foray into fashion – a clothing line featuring crop tops, body-con dresses, sweatshirts and tees emblazoned with the pop star’s name – made its debut at Hong Kong Fashion Week. It’s all very underwhelming. [WWD]

Up next: FCUK is back.

Shop Talk: 9 Design That Will Inspire You to Make Over Your Home in 2016

Home Decor Trends

Dream house. | Images via Apartment Therapy.

  • Now that you’ve tweaked and updated your wardrobe for the new year (if you haven’t, read this first!), why not give your home a quick change? The top home design trends of 2016 are luxe, eclectic and, well, see for yourself. (I’m already obsessing over ‘gliver,’ the new term for not-gold, not-silver fixtures.)   [Domino]
  • When it comes to cult followings, Everlane pretty much has the market cornered. To wit: Its latest athleisure collection — which includes structured but cozy bombers and sweats – already has a 6,460-person wait list. Here are the sweats that are giving Birkins a run for their money.  [PopSugar]
  • News on the beauty front: Target’s beauty department just keeps getting better. The company just started carrying a crazy-good French skincare line called Embryolisse, a staple at runway shows and photoshoots. My advice: Get the ‘Secret de Maquilleurs,’ a cooling stick that de-puffs eyes instantly. You can find the line at select Target stores and online. [GlamourUp next: The do’s and don’ts of wearing a beanie (for guys and girls).

Shop Talk: David Bowie’s Most Iconic Fashion Moments

David Bowie

Visionary, icon. | Screenshot of

  • David Bowie died of cancer yesterday at age 69. Here’s a look back at the fabulously androgynous icon’s best fashion moments. [Stylist]
  • The Golden Globes were last night, which means very pretty people wore very fancy dresses. Let’s break it down! The good: Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, J.Lo, Alicia Vikander, Jaimie Alexander, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth. The bad: Rooney Mara, Kate Hudson, Brie Larson, Natalie Dormer. The help-me-I-can’t-make-up-my-mind: Jennifer Lawrence. [The Cut]

Next up: The most popular home photos on Pinterest.

ICYMI: Macy’s, Grindr and the End of Ombré


What the style world is buzzing about this week. | Shutterstock.

It was our first week back in the office after a long holiday break (double sigh), and the fashion and retail world didn’t disappoint.  From depressing news (Macy’s) to exciting developments (another Sephora is coming soon!), here is everything you need to know right now to sound like a fashion know-it-all.

Macy’s is closing its Suburban Square location.
This is part of a larger series of closures – 40 in total across the country. Sadly, I’m not surprised. And neither is Donald Trump. [Shoppist]

Meanwhile, Sephora is opening a Suburban Square location.
It’s not all bad news for the Ardmore shopping center! The makeup emporium opens there next Friday. [Shoppist]

Saks is getting into flash sales!
The parent company of the luxe department store bought flash-sale site Gilt Group. Why you care: Saks Off Fifth (the discount arm of Saks) will have way more shoppable online, and Gilt will have in-store pop-up shops. Win, win. [ForbesYou know you want to see more.

Shop Talk: The Mall Store You Should Start Reconsidering

Ann Taylor Spring

Yes, this is Ann Taylor. | Images via Ann Taylor.

  • Remember when Banana Republic got a new creative director and suddenly turned from mecca of Job Interview Outfits to OMG-I’d-actually-wear-this-out? Well, another mall stalwart is following suit. Meet the new (and shockingly cool) Ann Taylor. [The Zoe Report]
  • Kate Spade is launching a new company called Frances Valentine, a shoe and handbag line that’ll launch in the spring. It’s described as having a “wholesome but quirky, colorful Americana to the look, though everything is produced in Spain and Italy … putting the price points slightly higher than the Kate Spade of yore.” [WWD]

Next: Let Gwyneth Paltrow sell you a $200 bobby pin!

Shop Talk: How Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Skin

iPhone Bad for Skin

Even if it’s in a really cute case, your iPhone can wreak havoc on your skin. |andersphoto /

  • It’s not shocking that all the time you spend with an iPhone pressed against your cheek isn’t great for your skin. After all, everyone knows that dirty, oily screens can lead to pimples. But what is surprising is that cell phones can also lead to saggy “tech neck” (basically turkey neck caused from craning your head) and crow’s feet. [StyleCaster]
  • In the latest crazy shakeup in the global fashion world, Raf Simons is stepping down from his post as creative director of Dior’s women’s collections. (Cue major freakouts.) One likely successor: Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy.  [WWD]

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Shop Talk: Amazon’s Best-Reviewed Beauty Products Of All Time


The powders, primers and polishes and more you swear by. | Shutterstock.

  • As much as we love Sephora, sometimes the weekly budget doesn’t allow for such luxury expenditures. All the more reason why you should check out these top-rated, under-the-radar Amazon beauty products under $40 that might become a staple in your daily routine. Think it’s a bit sketch? Consider the fact that over 1,000 people took the time to leave five stars and write a dissertation on why they love it. (And personally, I can vouch for Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask ($8) — this affordable deep cleanser gives me life). [Byrdie]
  • By now, you’re probably in the know about the H&M x Balmain collab coming to stores worldwide and online on November 5th. If not, crawl out from the rock you’re living under and follow #HMBalmaination on Instagram. So far, the stunning teasers feature supermodels Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid riding a futuristic subway clad in luxurious jewel tones, feathered bombers and jackets with beading worth drooling over.  [Daily Front Row]

Next: Do you have a compulsive shopping problem?

Shop Talk: Why You Should Finally Stop Washing Your Hair Every Day


Read this before sudsing up tonight. | Shutterstock.

  • Are you washing your hair too much? According to experts from UPenn’s Hair and Scalp Clinic (pause: did you know we had one of those?!), over-washing long or ethnic hair can be super-damaging. So instead of lathering every day, opt for dry shampoo and stick to natural essential oil-based products to avoid mistreating your precious tresses. [Time]
  • More than 1,000 women are currently on the waitlist for this $235 LBD. You can order it, but it won’t arrive for at least a year. That’s dedication, ladies. [WhoWhatWear]
  • It’s official: The man-bun has been replaced. By the man-braid. [Byrdie]

Next: The nail art machine to add to your Christmas list.

Market Report: Scientists Might Actually Make Harry Potter Invisibility Cloaks a Reality

Happry Potter

Is the movie’s magic closer than we think? | AnjelikaGr /

  • Another scientific breakthrough that will excite Harry Potter fans: Scientists have created an “ultrathin invisibility skin cloak” made of light-reflecting nanotechnology. Unfortunately, it’s not quite advanced enough to cloak an entire human being, but it may just be a big leap towards a future of no more bad-outfit days. [Times]
  • Makeup fans, rejoice: British makeup company Rodial is launching a contour-focused collection at select Blue Mercury locations in October. Rodial makes a range of luxury products you’ve probably never heard of, like hydrating Bee Venom & Placenta 24-Carat Gold cream (yes, really; it’s $750). For more affordable — and less placenta-y — staples, check out their celeb-inspired tutorials on Youtube, which feature prime buys like Glamstick Lip Butter ($28) and the Instaglam Highlighter ($15). [Forbes]

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