Market Report: 3 Ultra-Slimming Haircuts For Round Faces

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Hello, cheekbones. | Shutterstock.

  • For better or worse, I’ve been at war with my roundish face for years. But instead of focusing on contouring (which I semi-hate), fuller-faced gals like me should instead opt for one of these face-flattering haircuts. [Byrdie]
  • Bag drama: Jane Birkin — the namesake of the cultish Hermès Birkin bag — isn’t so happy with the way Hermès slaughters crocs for its Birkin Croco purses, and she wants her name off of them. [The Cut]
  • More shakeups in the fashion world: Alexander Wang is rumored to be out as creative director of Balenciaga. The lengendary French fashion house is reportedly looking for more under-the-radar talent (i.e. someone who’s not besties with Lady Gaga).  [WWD]

Next: Inside Khloé Kardashian’s enviable ‘fitness closet.’

Market Report: The Hair Color Mistake That’s Making You Look Older

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The wrong hair color can be seriously aging. | Shutterstock.

  • Blonder doesn’t always mean better. Turns out, going too light can actually make you look much older than you actually are. Here’s why. [PopSugar]
  • The iconic Chuck Taylor shoe (which is nearly 100 years old!) is getting an update for the first time ever. While the kicks look similar to the originals, the new design features a padded tongue, increased arch support, more durable canvas and a breathable, perforated suede lining. They’ll hit shelves on July 28th. [CNN]
  • My pet peeve: cheap hotel pens, which are so easy to hoard. Same goes for restaurant matchbooks (except for the ones from Parc) and plastic hangers. Here’s a list of the eight home items you need to throw out now. Clutter, be gone! [Refinery29]

Next: The double-bag trend.

Market Report: Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY Look Styled by Philly Stylist

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Caitlyn Jenner looking statuesque and lovely at the ESPYs. | Screenshot of ABC telecast.

  • Six degrees of separation: Caitlyn Jenner‘s gorgeous ESPY look — an ivory Atelier Versace gown — was put together by Jennifer Rade, a Hollywood power stylist (she’s Angelina Jolie’s go-to) who’s from Huntingdon Valley. [People]
  • “#PrimeDay is like when grandma says ‘help yourself to the candy jar!’ but it has nothing but raisins and sugar-free salt water taffy” and 25 other hilarious reactions to Amazon’s (sort of disappointing) take on Black Friday. [Buzzfeed]
  • This weekend, I’m totally trying out this gorgeous watercolor mani that actually seems easy enough to do on my own. Who’s with me? [xoVain]

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Market Report: J.Crew Is Launching a New Chain of Lower-Priced Stores This Month

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A J.Crew store. | Highland Village.

  • As the ever-steepening prices of J.Crew begin to deter even the staunchest loyalists, the company has announced that it will open a new chain of low-priced stores called J.Crew Mercantile. The first outpost opens later this month in Dallas, and will be much like Old Navy is to Gap. [Fortune]
  • Move over, Kickstarter: Etsy is dipping its toes into crowd-funding space with a two-month pilot program called Fund on Etsy. What this means for you: If you have an Etsy account, you can help finance a product you love. [Racked]

Next: Ed Hardy founder dies; why you should stop throwing away shoeboxes.

Market Report: 6 Must-Follow Rules for Wearing High Heels With Shorts

Use these pics as your guide. | Fashion Vibe, Pinterest, Sincerely Jules,

Use these pics as your guide. | Fashion Vibe, Pinterest, Sincerely Jules and De-Smitten.

  • Wearing high heels with shorts can be tricky territory. Follow these rules (the biggie: avoid pairing super-short shorts with super-high heels) to nail the look. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Sad news: Burt Shavitz, the bearded, retired beekeeper who founded cosmetic empire Burt’s Bees, died over the weekend at age 80. The story of his life — much of which he spent living in a cabin in Maine with no heat or running water — is fascinating.  [WWD]
  • Today marks the debut of Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman’s first clothing collection. Shop it here. [Shopbop]

Up next: The Army is getting a whole new uniform look.

Market Report: This Is Taylor Swift’s Favorite Red Lipstick

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Lip service. | Shutterstock.

  • Beauty news: Taylor Swift, queen of the red lip, has revealed her favorite lipstick: Ruby Woo by M.A.C. The best part? It’s only $16. [Hollywood Life]
  • Macy’s — which carries Trump fragrances and clothing — has ditched Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants. [Fashionista]
  • This is J.Crew’s most hated sweater, and the cause of the company’s latest scandal. In fact, the company blames this sweater for 175 layoffs. Yes, all because of a crewneck. [Editd]

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Market Report: 10 Fashion Items Every 30-Year-Old Woman Should Own

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The closet upgrades every 30something needs. | Shutterstock.

  • One gorgeous set of lingerie, one great cashmere sweater, one classic trench and seven other things every stylish woman should own by the age 30. (Don’t have something? Get shopping!) [The Zoe Report]
  • Crazy shakeups in the fashion world: Donna Karan has stepped down as the chief designer of the company. The brand has suspended production of its runway shows and collections. [WWD]
  • And Nike founder Phil Knight has stepped down as the brand’s chairman. Someone’s got big sneakers to fill. [Fashionista]

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Market Report: The Crazy Truth Behind Trying to Buy a Hermès Birkin Bag

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Well-loved It Bags. | Shutterstock.

  • Yes, trying to buy a Birkin is just as crazy as you think it is. (Think two-year waiting lists, sales associates determining whether or not you’re “deserving.”) [Racked]
  • Coming this fall: Project Runway for teens! Lifetime’s new spinoff of the design competition will focus on aspiring designers between the ages of 14 and 17. (Yep, Tim Gunn is still co-hosting.) [Fashionista]
  • Rebecca Minkoff is dipping her toe into the athleisure game with a collection of workout basics like sports bras, leggings, tanks and gym bags, set to launch in August. [Well + Good]

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Market Report: You’re Probably Washing Your Clothes Way Too Often

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Think twice before ditching your clothes in here. | Shutterstock.

  • Stop loading up your laundry basket: You’re probably washing your clothing far too often. Follow these guidelines on when to wash your jeans, pajamas, bras and more. (Spoiler: It’s way less often than you think.) [StyleCaster]
  • These seven tips and tricks will help you wear your high heels all day long without having to hobble home. [PureWow]
  • Ready to move beyong the cat-eye? Brave beauty souls, meet calligraphy eye makeup. [Violet Grey]

Up next: Cher!

Market Report: How to Wear a Dress Over Pants (and Why You Should)

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Trend to try. | Victoria Beckham, Suno, The Row, Man Repeller.

  • My favorite fashion trick: layering a dress over pants. Here’s how to do it. [The Cut]
  • Jessica Alba’s billion-dollar brand, The Honest Company, is launching beauty this fall! [Byrdie]
  • Bad news for those of you planning to buy a magic curse on Etsy today: The online marketplace has banned the sale of witchcraft. [Styleite]

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