On route to a photography assignment on the Navajo Reservation, my five-month-old and I arrived in Albuquerque around 2 a.m. The airport emptied before we made it onto the curb.
Alone in the darkness, we waited for a shuttle to the car rental center that never came. By the time I realized that everything had closed and my plan to drive four hours to the reservation was not going to happen, my cell phone died. As a travel writer, gear tester, and mother of four, high-quality, smart products have come to my rescue more than once.
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That night, it was my Raden suitcase, with two charging ports, that powered my cell phone so I could book a hotel and call a cab. Here’s the latest in well-designed, ingenious gear that my entire family, which includes four kids under 11, have put to the test.
Remember Summer Camp? As immortalized in such classics as Salute Your Shorts and Wet Hot American Summer, it’s basically an essential rite of passage for American kids and teens. We can almost taste those PB&J sandwiches the counselors would pack for hikes–and who can forget those uniforms we wore day in and day out? Bloomers, khaki shorts, baseball T-shirts, polos and tube socks were just a few of the essentials.
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And unexpectedly, many of these backwoods staples are resurfacing as modern fashion musts. Khaki is cool, baseball T’s are a trending, and caps are a cool way to top off any outfit, whether or not you’re headed for a sports game. So, it’s time to get nostalgic for your summer camp days and then channel the memories into some inspired shopping.
There are an endless number of reasons why we should all celebrate Emma Watson’s birthday. She brought two storybook feminist heroines, Hermione Granger and Belle, to life. She’s an UN Goodwill Ambassador. She scatters books for the taking at various NYC subway stops. But aside from her rather impressive list of accomplishments both cinematically and philanthropically, can we also discuss her impeccable style?
Her earring game is exceptionally strong. Known to wear the latest and greatest from Ana Khouri, Repossi, and other cool-girls-only jewelry brands, our eyes always gravitate to her lobes. They give an element of surprise as her wardrobe is consistently of minimalistic tailoring and her hair always chicly swept up or out of her face.
Here are, in our humble opinion, her top 27 earring moments. Happy birthday, Emma!
In honor of National Husband Appreciation Day this Saturday, April 15, we decided to pay homage to some of the amazing TV husbands who make us laugh, cry, think, yearn and sometimes even swoon. What do they all have in common? They truly love their spouses, they’re funny, supportive and romantic. Some are great dads, as well as awesome husbands, and they teach us valuable lessons. Plus, they’re all pretty darn cute!
Here’s to a dozen guys from TV shows—present and past—who set the husband bar high and who, along with their counterparts, epitomize #relationshipgoals.
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Ice cream is a year-round staple, but it proves especially essential in the warmer months. As spring begins to bloom and we move into the sunny seasons, that favorite frozen dessert is on our minds.
We love a classic ice cream shop moment, but why not save some money and bring our sweet habit home? Move over microwave—a homemade ice cream machine is the countertop addition of our childhood dreams. And whether we’re craving sorbet, gelato, soft serve, or classic ice cream, there’s a machine that can churn out whatever we want. Keep scrolling for a diverse range of appliances to fulfill your wildest ice cream dreams.
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For our Packing List series, models and more women we love open their suitcases to show us how they prepare (and what they bring) for their far-flung adventures.
On this never-a-dull-moment Coachella kickoff weekend, model Jasmine Tookes has touched down in nearby Palm Springs, where she’ll be holding down the fort at the Victoria’s Secret Angel Oasis. On the eve of the big event, InStyle caught up with Tookes to find out what’s in her suitcase. Read on for her packing list and best advice on avoiding post-plane puffiness.
Over-packer or under-packer?
What’s your best packing advice?
I would say to plan all of your outfits before packing. Since I’m typically an over-packer it helps me keep it simple.
What’s your ideal airplane outfit?
I’m always wearing a comfy jumpsuit. I have so many and they’re perfect for traveling!
Amy Schumer is never one to shy away from expressing her opinion. And if she really likes something, she’s going to tell you about it.
In InStyle’s May issue, Schumer does just that. We asked our cover star to spill on all of her must-haves, from style and beauty to food and travel. So, just what is the comedian raving about these days?
In terms of fashion, Schumer’s list of go-to designers is a long one—she rattled off names including Vivienne Westwood, Prabal Gurung, Valentino, Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen, and Alexander McQueen. But when it comes to accessories, she’s quick to zero in on a few favorites. While she steers clear of jewelry (“I’ve never worn any,” she said), Schumer loves a good pair of Alexander Wang heels and Isabel Marant boots, as well as handbags from Clare V.
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For her skincare needs, Schumer turns to Kiehl’s and Laura Mercier for everyday use, while Urban Decay is one of her fave beauty brands to nail her signature smoky eye. And when her hair needs a quick refresh, she employs her secret weapon, Rita Hazan Root Concealer. Scroll down to discover more of Schumer’s favorite things, from her top travel spots to who she’s currently following on Instagram.
When it comes to getting dressed, tall girls—the Karlie Klosses, Taylor Swifts, and Jourdan Dunns of the world—are a lucky bunch. Thanks to natural legginess and stretched out proportions, they can wear flats 24/7 (even with pencil skirts!) without fear of looking stumpy; when they buy jeans, it never requires an extra trip to the tailor. The downside? Tracking down silhouettes long enough to accommodate those extra inches is tougher than you’d expect.
The inseam of most standard-sized denim is around 32″ or 33″—just long enough for a women who stands, approximately, at 5’7″ without shoes. Anyone taller is left to contend with an awkward gap between the ankle and the foot, forced to only purchase styles that will work “cropped.”
Not anymore. We’ve tapped experts from AG, Levi’s, Gap, and more to share the best blues for ladies with supermodel-long stems. Read on for their picks!