If the fall 2021 shows prove anything, it’s that emotion and poetry are back. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière, a designer who popularized total-look style with his stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé in the aughts and teens, pivoted to a more melange look, coupling tulle skirts with hoodies, crystal embroideries with leather jackets, and poet tops with mannish blazers. Over at Ghesquière’s alma mater Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia continues to reflect true street style back at his customers, playing up strange, sometimes surreal, pairings like medieval armor with jeans and sweatpants. Julien Dossena’s Paco Rabanne collection was glitzy in a real way, slip dresses with boyish coats and fluffy kerchiefs. Marine Serre’s upcycled tartans look more like the way real people might clash plaids than the refined Prince of Wales checks popular in the early 2010s. Collina Strada styled its collection in the vein of its designer, Hillary Taymour, while Ibrahim Kamara, arguably
Refinery 29 UK
From making your own aloe vera hair mask to nailing heatless curls, TikTok is unrivalled when it comes to smart hair styling and hair health hacks. While we anticipate the reopening of hair salons on 12th April, many of us are learning to make do, and with TikTokers covering everything from trimming your fringe to minimising split ends, it’s incredibly helpful. Lately, the app’s beauty experts have turned their attention to hair colour, specifically how you can breathe life into washed-out lengths without waiting months for an expensive appointment or winging it with box dye. You may have heard of colour depositing shampoos or colour correcting conditioners, which revitalise hair colour and dial down brassy tones in blondes, brunettes and highlighted hair. But hair toning drops are TikTok’s latest beauty obsession for their potential to
Coronavirus See also: Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, CV, The Rona, Miss Rona The big one, the reason we’re all here. At first it sounded like a tabloid headline about a mystery Mexican lager-induced illness. It turned out to be much, much worse. Quaintly, for a while we added the word “novel”, but that soon wore off. Covidiot A wonderfully flexible term for anybody acting like a moron in the pandemic. Loo roll-stockpilers? Covidiots. The celebrities involved in that cover of Imagine? Covidiots. Anyone driving from London to Snowdonia in lockdown to get some fresh air? Covidiots. Rita Ora? Queen of the Covidiots. Circuit-breaker Not a motorsport term for a missing bit of track, but a short, fortnight-long lockdown designed to halt transmission and save Christmas. That went well. Clap, The Given reports about falling birth rates and a sex
Netflix’s hit series “Bridgerton” has inspired TikTok fashionistas.
The fictional period drama produced by award-winning screenwriter Shonda Rhymes and her new production company Shondaland, has been a top-streaming show since its Christmas Day debut. And now the series has given life to a fashion subculture known as “regencycore.”
Named after the Regency era the “Bridgerton” show and novels are based on, regencycore takes inspiration from the historical fashion that was popular in Great Britain and Ireland in the early 1800s. The time period was heavily influenced by classical Greco-Roman styles, according to Study.com’s visual art and design instructor Anne Butler.
TikTok, which has been a creative outlet for whimsical cosplayers and content creators, has seen an influx of regencycore-related videos in recent weeks.
In fact, the hashtag #regencycore has