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The Case for Seeking Out More Diverse Influencers

On the heels of the #RevolveSoWhite controversy, influencers and agencies are pushing brands to feature a broader range of ethnicities, sizes and ages in their campaigns.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Your Closet

AI is poised to reinvent the shopping landscape

Does Dress for the Job You Want Still Hold Up?

What it means to dress for success in the age of hoodies and sneakers at the office

Lionel Richie Has Some Bedding to Sell You

“I’m in the bedroom,” Mr. Richie said, referring to his many romantic songs. “At least use my sheets.”

Why We're Obsessed with Customized Fashion

We’re hunting for something different, something more representative of our lives, something more special. 

How Instagram Is Changing The Face Of Beauty

Skincare and make-up brands are tailoring their packaging and applicators to catch the eye of shoppers staring at a screen rather than browsing store shelves. 

Beauty Is in the Eye of These Beholders

Beautycon is the Super Bowl of the beauty industry, where new products are unveiled and celebrities show up to launch their forays into the lucrative makeup business. (And read Elizabeth's first-person account of covering Beautycon here.)

Do Avatars Make the Perfect Influencers?

A deep dive into the worlds of post-scandal Lil Miquela and newcomer Shudu.

Maternity modeling, redefined

Storq Maternity is replacing every single photo on its website with images of real women who are pregnant, postpartum or nursing.

So Many Thoughts (and STORIES!) on the royal wedding

Click through to read about Kate's dress for, Meghan's dress for Vogue International, a recap of the royally decent Lifetime movie and so much more

Disrupting the dishes

Registering for perfectly matched sets of china is so last century.


On my years-long march to motherhood, a precursor to What to Expect When You’re Expecting that could have been titled This Is Not What I Expected at All.

Meet the All-Female Executive Team Behind Cult-Favorite Shoe Brand Rothy's

Many companies act like there's only room for one woman at the top—Rothy's has six.

How summer festivals became fashion’s ‘fifth season’

Cut-off denim shorts, crossbody bags and wellies: Festival fashion has developed a style all its own, and catering to it has become big business.

The Perils of having an infamous name twin

Name confusion online can be a problem IRL, resulting in misfired emails, inaccurate search results, and social media firestorms. 

Who will design meghan Markle's wedding dress?

Meet 8 names in the running to create the history-making garment.

How royal babies are named

A look at the tradition, rules, and politics of naming royal children.

The Real Simple Great Neighbor Awards

Six people who took care of their own, proving anyone can do good—and sometimes all you need to do is look in your own backyard.

Why don't more women wear trousers on the red carpet?

As many actresses search for a way to give their appearances greater meaning, why has the dress endured as the de facto choice on the awards season circuit?

Does the Painted Portrait Stand a Chance In the Age of Social Media?

Should paintings of the rich and powerful help shape the truth or expose it?

Meet the Man Bringing Silicon Valley-Style Disruption to Philanthropy

"How can I ask you to give money if I’m not able to show you where the money goes?”

Dress Code Chaos

Well-intended hosts are offering fewer instructions, while others are introducing creative dress codes that can raise more questions than they answer.


Retailing giant Target is closing some stalwart lines and creating niche labels to draw shoppers seeking something special

“I don’t understand why the relationship between the daughter and the dad is somehow the chosen relationship to nurture.”
— Melissa Willets

Father-Daughter Dance Gets a Makeover

The long-held and much-celebrated events are shuffling to get in line with the "Modern Family" times.

the Next Wave of Charity Board Members

The San Francisco mother-and-son duo say that sometimes an open wallet isn't enough.

When Models become fashion designers

As Alexa Chung becomes the latest It Girl to launch her own collection, three women share their advice on making the difficult jump from tastemaker to entrepreneur.