Gucci’s New Party-Themed Campaign Is a Major Win for Diversity

One day, we learn it’s now possible to get sleek new Gucci mules delivered to your door in less than 90 minutes. The next, the brand drops a new campaign featuring all Black models. Alessandro Michele, how do you do it?

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On Thursday, the Italian fashion house released its pre-fall 2017 campaign and one quick scroll through the images will make you feel, plain and simple, damn good. Across the portfolio, a beautiful army of models hit up an underground basement party to do what we all look forward to each weekend: dance. Not only are these lucky few dressed head-to-toe in Gucci’s sparkly, glittery, super ornate designs, but they look like they’re having the time of their lives.

Photographed and directed by Glen Luchford and styled by Alessandro Michele, the brand’s very own creative director, the portfolio is a nod to “Made You Look,” an exhibition that, according to a release, zeroed in on “black masculinity” and “dandyism” at London’s Photographer’s Gallery. Additionally, the team behind this stellar campaign also turned to both the work or Malian artist Malick Sidibe while also referencing England’s super groovy ’60s Northern Soul movement.

If you’re not the type to lose it beneath a disco ball, this campaign will change your mind. Look closely and you’ll find models breaking it down in silky floral suits; posing next to speaker sets with bags that read “Blind for Love;” and, impressively, lounging atop a hot-red couch with (because it’s Gucci) a larger-than-your face IRL iguana.

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The fashion industry has for years been criticized for not including enough diverse models on the runway and in campaigns, and Michele is proving style and diversity go hand-in-hand.

Scroll down to see more of the fantastically fun shots.

Wait, Zara’s Website Has a Secret Sale Section

The next time you visit zara.com, forget browsing through the New-In tab or the Trafaluc page. There’s a section on the brand’s website that you’re going to want to scope out first. It’s labeled as Special Prices, and it’s pretty much like having a personal shopper to show you all of the ridiculously good deals on Zara’s website. It’s not exactly a sale section with discounted items, but more of an area that highlights amazing products with originally low prices–like the $30 faux leather jacket or the $35 trendy mules below.

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Right now, everything grouped on the page is under $50. And nope, it’s not a collection of leftover styles from last season. There are tons of new looks to grab, and we’ve gathered our favorites below.

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Sexy Bras Comfy Enough to Be Your New Go-To

It used to be that everyone had at least one classic t-shirt bra as their ‘everyday bra’ – that is all about to change. I am trading out all of my t-shirt bras for the lace unlined underwire bras. This style is perfect balance, no padding instead these bras have underwire and hidden slings that will still give you the lift you need. For most women when they read unlined they instantly turn the other way, but there is no need to be alarmed! Even know this bra doesn’t have lining or padding it will still create a smooth and lifted shape. I dare you to try and find an unlined bra that is not beautiful and sexy, it’s impossible.

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We have rounded up eight unlined bras that are dying to step up your bra game!

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These Lip Liners Are Nothing Like Your Pencils from the ’90s

Cue the nostalgia: Just like lip gloss and glitter, another makeup bag essential from your middle and high school days is making major comeback. Call it the lip kit effect, whether you turn to a liner to help your pout appear fuller, or to guarantee your lipstick will last throughout your dinner date, this new guard of liners can in fact, do both–and more.

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Buxom’s uber-pigmented matte pencils plump up lips, while Bite Beauty and Wet n Wild’s creamy liners glide on like jelly with a finish that’s nothing like your chalky pencils left over from the ’90s. And lipstick-liner hybrids like Benefit Cosmetics’ bullet with a teardrop-shaped lipstick and pointy tip let you get an entire lip look in one swipe.

Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite new lip liners you’ll want to start using ASAP.

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The 10 Most Iconic Denim Moments in Film

Denim has a special place in every person’s wardrobe, so it comes as no surprise that the sturdy cotton fabric is well represented in the movies, too. After all, it’s comfortable, flattering, and transcends time, age, and gender. From the burgeoning young baseball stars of The Sandlot to Ryan Gosling‘s Canadian Tuxedo in Drive, here’s a comprehensive list of the best jeans onscreen.

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The Best Places to Get a Grilled Cheese in N.Y.C.

Cheese lovers, rejoice! Today is a National Grilled Cheese Day and we’re totally ready to celebrate the buttery, gooey, goodness of the classic comfort food that we all know and love.

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent many a cold winter night eating grilled cheese sandwiches dipped in tomato soup, a food so comforting it feels like it’s reaching in and giving you a hug. While back in the day we may have enjoyed our Mother’s grilled cheese (still amazing, don’t worry, Mom!) there are a ton of new sandwich inventions that have us wanting to swear off no-carb diets forever.

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From grilled cheeses with lobster melted into them to sandwiches featuring luxe ingredients like truffle oil, these N.Y.C. restaurants and shops host some of the best sammies in the business. Read our list of top grilled cheese shops, and then try to make time to visit all of them next time you’re in the city.

This Is the Most Popular Wedding Hair Trend on Pinterest

Over-coiffed, stuffy updos are no longer the wedding aesthetic, and your current wedding hair inspo board you may or may not have listed as secret on Pinterest only drives the point home. If you aren’t opting for a down or half-up style, chances are, effortless, slightly-undone looks like Chrissy Teigen, Freida Pinto, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s are populating your list. The rest of Pinterest is following suit–in the platform’s recently-released Wedding Report, searches for simple, polished updos have gone up by 83% this year. For your consideration, we put together a list of some of our favorite celebrity updos that fall under both the simple and polished categories. Keep scrolling to see them all now, and add to your board accordingly.

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Mascaras Even Lash Extension Addicts Will Love

There comes a time in every lash extensions addict’s life where regularly refills take a brief pause. For some, it’s a busy schedule and the inability to get into the salon, and for others, it might be because their monthly budget isn’t allowing for the cost of a new set every few weeks. Whatever the reasons, the withdraw of not having fluttery, full, super long lashes all the time (and looking strangely awake and glam in the a.m.) is testing. I should know–I’m going through it right now. But before I turned to faux mink, I worshipped mascara and all its transformative powers. Luckily, that beauty staple is still here for me with even more amazing formulas than before.

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Here are a few volumizing, thickening, and lengthening products that, yes, even the lash extensions addicts out there will love.

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Olivia Palermo's Best Looks Ever

Leave it to Olivia Palermo to put a whole new spin on the athleisure trend. The style star (who is known for putting her own twist on all things style) stepped out in New York City yesterday, braving the cold weather in a pair of striking chunky Etro sneakers. Palermo showed off her sartorial prowess in the bold kicks, which feature a paisley print, rich orange and turquoise hues, and a shaped rubber heel.

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Paired with a black turtleneck, cozy fur sweater topper, skinny leather leggings, and an oversize black tote, the fashionista’s cool and colorful tennis shoes were the perfect way to spice up her otherwise neutral look. Love Palermo’s footwear? These oh-so-fancy sneakers aren’t the sort that you wear to hit the trails in Central Park–coming in at $620 on etro.com, they call for a full and less athletic commitment to the sporty fashion trend. Here’s to comfy and stylish kicks!

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Starting Today, Chicagoans Can Test Out Starbucks’ Healthy New Lunch Menu

Starbucks is becoming much more than a coffee chain. Starting Tuesday, the brand is testing out a diverse menu of lunch items in more than 100 stores in downtown Chicago, and residents of the Windy City will want to try out these new offerings.

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The Mercato menu features salads and sandwiches, including high-protein, vegetarian, and vegan options. The grab-and-go items are made fresh daily, and you can grab either a half or a full sandwich, salad, or sides like fruit cups and yogurt parfaits.

Healthy options like Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad (above), Za’atar Chicken & Lemon Tahini Salad, and Seared Steak & Mango Salad are among the new menu, as well as paninis like Herbed Chicken & Fig Spread Sandwiches, Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwiches, and Crunch Almond Butter, Strawberries & Jam Sandwiches.

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As if that wasn’t enough exciting Starbucks news for the day, the brand has added two new summer Frappuccinos to the menu. Pop’zel Coffee frapps and Roasted Marshmallow S’mores frapps are available for a limited time in the Philippines starting April 18 (and hopefully will make their way around to the U.S. soon).


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For now, keep scrolling for a look at the new menu offerings that Chicagoans can get their paws on today.