Market Report: The One Trick to Looking Photogenic In Every Pic

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Up your selfie game with less duckface, more squinching. | Shutterstock.

  • Forget Tyra’s ‘smizing’ and learn Hollywood’s red-carpet secret to looking like a model in any photo: (wait for it) squinching. The gist is this: Tighten your bottom lids but relax your upper lids, sort of like a half-squint. It sounds contrived, but it actually helps you look more relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. [PureWow]
  • Kim Kardashian has slowly toned down her flashy, splashy style. Turns out, it’s not just Kanye’s influence. Meet Vogue Australia‘s Christine Centenera, the woman behind Kim Kardashian’s fashion transformation. The best part? She’s not even her stylist; Kim just started copping her style. [PopSugar]

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Market Report: Eek! These 10 Madewell Sandals Have Been Recalled

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The 10 Madewell sandals on recall. | Images via Madewell.

  • Shoe news: These 10 Madewell sandals are on major recall for the health threats they pose. The company has recalled over 50,000 pairs after numerous complaints of a metal shank dislodging and breaking through the bottom of the sandal. Ouch. [New York Times]
  • Speaking of could-be threatening shoes, the thigh-high boot trend is big for fall.Here’s a primer on how to wear them IRL, as demonstrated by five real (read: not model-tall) women. [Glamour]
  • Remember Bebe, mecca of tiny, tight club dresses? Well, the brand is seriously revamping its party-girl image for a more polished vibe. Think less Paris Hilton, more #GirlBoss CEO.  And now we officially feel old. [WhoWhatWear]

Up next: Your everything guide to thrift-shopping like a pro.

Market Report: The Problem With That Beyonce Vogue Cover

  • How Beyonce’s cover of Vogue, though stunning, missed the opportunity to give us something insightful and magical by simply relying on the strong, sexy image of Queen Bey we always see. [Washington Post]
  • If you love your sleep as much as we do, check out these four easy ways to speed up your morning blow dry. [The Zoe Report]
  • Check out the $36 espadrilles celebrities are obsessed with right now. [Huffington Post]

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Market Report: How to Remove Lipstick Stains From Everything

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Great on lips; bad on clothing. | Shutterstock.

  • It’s just about time to break out the fall lip colors, but this season you don’t have to worry about vampy burgundy stains ruining your clothing thanks to this guide to removing lipstick from anything (including your lips  –  we know the struggle). [Into The Gloss]
  • No idea what to wear to that August backyard wedding? Check out this cheat sheet for decoding dress code jargon and never be underdressed again. [Purewow]

  • After a few slumpy quarters, Urban Outfitters is reporting record sales despite backlash from minority groups. The interesting part? This is all thanks to Free People. (See more on that below.) [BizPhilly]

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Market Report: The Secret Cutthroat Culture at Amazon

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Amazon: “Where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.” | Shutterstock.

  • “That’s when the ulcer started.” Lunchtime must-read: a scary look inside the punishingly addictive work environment at global megacorp Amazon. [New York Times]
  • Restore your faith in serendipity with this story of how a 14-year-old girl from Tel Aviv became the face of Dior basically overnight. Also: Apparently modeling experience is not a prerequisite to open at Paris fashion week. [Washington Post]

Next: How to look like a model off duty; some seriously glam grannies

Market Report: Celeb Fashion Finds You Can Actually Afford

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Yep, these celebs wear fast-fashion, too. | Featureflash / Shutterstock.com, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com, Allan Bregg / Shutterstock.com.

  • Apparently celebs love styling on a budget as much as we do. Behold, Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Kendall Jenner and other stars sporting affordable brands like Topshop, Asos, and Forever 21, proving that you can make any outfit look like a million bucks with a little bit of sharp styling and a whole lot of confidence. [Huffington Post]
  • Because we all do it even though we know we shouldn’t, here are some pimple-popping best practices from dermatologists to minimize scarring. (The cold, hard truth: Wait for the white.) [The Cut]
  • West Chester-based QVC just bought Zulily for $2.4 billion, which means millennial moms can find more adorable maternity and baby clothes at discounted prices. And also QVC is taking over the world. [Forbes]

Next: The latest Asian beauty trend? Heart-shaped bangs. (Yes, really.)

Market Report: The Real Girl’s Guide to Wearing Culottes

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Dressed up or down, the cropped look is major. | Images via FashionGum, Pinterest, and WhoWhatWear

  • This season’s trendiest pants aren’t for the faint of heart. Lucky for you, we found this real girl’s guide to styling culottes. It’s less ‘clown pants’ and more ‘It Girl’. [Purewow]
  • Plastic cups are for toddlers and college dorms, not your adult kitchen. Find out if your home decor says you’re clinging to the past with this list of 9 items you shouldn’t have at home if you’re over 30. [MyDomaine]

Up next: the ’90s lip and David Bowie goodness.

Market Report: 4 Hair Straightening Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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Please stop frying me! Sincerely, your hair. | Shutterstock.

  • Stop feeling guilty every time you turn on the flat iron! Find out how to properly straighten your hair with these four simple solutions, and say adios to frizzled ends for good. [SheFinds]
  • Lulu addicts, look out: There’s a new Lululemon store opening in Rittenhouse. Details on the exact date are still unknown, but we’ve got our yoga mats ready. [Property]

Up Next: H&M Home, organic temporary tattoos, Selena Gomez’s makeunder

Market Report: The 10 Workout Accessories You Need Right Now

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Will run for workout gear. | Shutterstock.

  • Looking stylish at the gym is something of an art form. Here are 10 super-chic workout accessories that will take your look from gym rat to Pilates hottie. (Warning: There’s a duffel bag in there that will make you want to actually drop $295). [The Zoe Report]
  • Right on the heels of MAC honoring late singer Selena in a makeup collection, Brazilian  company Chilli Beans launches an Amy Winehouse-inspired line of sunglasses and watches. The limited-edition collection launches today and, yes, there’s a great pair of cat-eyes in the bunch. [People]
  • The latest company to combat gender stereotypes is Target, which recently announced that it will no longer separate bedding into boys’ and girls’ sections. [Washington Post]

Next: How one girl eliminated 100 items from her closet.

Market Report: When to Throw Out Your Old Makeup (and Why You Need to!)

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It might be time to throw out that favorite blush. | Shutterstock.

  • Skin irritation doesn’t seem to be clearing up? It could be your expired foundation. Find out the actual shelf-life of your beauty products. (Warning: You may want to purge your kit after reading). [Well+Good]
  • If you haven’t already tossed half your products, beware of this (literally) dirty little secret behind jar moisturizers. Think: Loads of bacteria from dipping your fingers in. The solution? Pump-action containers for the win. [xoJane]

Next: Louboutin lipstick and drugstore face wipes.

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