Vanessa Martinez, aka Simplynessa15, delights her millions of subscribers every week with beauty tips, stories, and peeks into her daily life. Now, she has set her sights on a business venture and music production. We caught up with her on staying true to yourself, looking forward to the future, and ignoring the trolls.
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Beyond the flashier elements of demonic child possession and psychic tantrums, one of the more impactful scenes of Stranger Things 2 was a very quiet, understated moment. Overcome with loneliness and longing for Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) risks safety to return to Hawkins Middle School. In a classic but infuriating trope, Mike just misses seeing Eleven in the hallway, with the two mere seconds and a head turn away from being in the other’s direct line of sight. Eleven finally spots Mike in the gym talking to new girl Max (Sadie Sink)—of course, at the exact and only moment that their frosty interaction thaws just enough to be misconstrued as flirtation.
YouTuber and author Loey Lane thrills her subscribers with tales of the paranormal. Her spooky experiences are channeled in her new book, Haunted in Hollywood. Fresh off her book release, Lane dishes on her growing up in a haunted house, her ideal ghost hunting gang, and her superstar pets.
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of the holidays is the transition to sparkle. November hits and suddenly we’re surrounded by glitz and glitter. It’s easy to be intimidated by such a bold trend – after all, it certainly takes a bit of confidence to walk around in a fully sequined gown. But glitter isn’t just for New York City socialites mulling over which swanky party to attend every Friday night. Everyone can casually and tastefully incorporate touches of sparkle into their wardrobe. These clothes and accessories will put you in the holiday mood… or at the very least, make your day a little brighter!
It goes without saying that Naeem Khan knows his way around a gorgeous gown. Mumbai native Khan fused his technical tutelage under renowned American designer Halston with his family’s design background to cultivate an aesthetic that is equal parts refined, sophisticated, and engaging. His admirers cement Khan’s reputation as a man at the pinnacle of his craft; his A-list clientele includes Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, and Michelle Obama.
alice + olivia founder Stacey Bendet has never been afraid to embrace the bold and unconventional. It’s fitting, then, that the alice + olivia Spring 2018 presentation bypassed the traditional NYFW runway format in favor of a series of quirky vignettes meant to evoke the iconic Chelsea Hotel, whose artistic tenants substituted their work for rent. In homage to its inspiration, many celebrities channeled their creative talent into the elaborate set designs, including Jemima Kirke and Tallulah Willis.