Fashion

This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Kept Things Professional

Thanks to social media and the 24-hour news cycle, a celebrity’s work is never done. Last week as they were busy plugging their new projects and heading to business meetings, stars put their best, most professional foot forward. As performers, their workwear doesn’t have to conform to an office (or Zoom) dress code. Instead, it …

Beauty

Makeup Organizers to Help You Declutter and Simplify Your Beauty Regimen

As much as I try to live a minimalist life, I always find my bathroom shelves and cabinets looking more like a mini Sephora after an earthquake rather than the clutter-free, pristine powder room I aspire to have. I’ve pondered with the idea of getting rid of everything, but for some reason, I feel the …

Beauty

Cara Delevingne Makes the Case for Going From Blonde to Brunette

For those who began eschewing salon coloring sessions out of necessity (read: quarantine) and have since discovered a preference toward a slightly simplified look, good company abounds. This morning, Cara Delevingne stopped Instagrammers mid-scroll with a fresh shag colored an unassuming light brown, the look executed by Mara Roszak, with color by Jamie Levin. “Cara …

Beauty

This Overlooked Beauty Product Is the Secret to Healing Dry Skin

At a time when supernatural skin is the ultimate beauty calling card and a 12-step regimen is nothing to bat an eye at, the best toners for dry skin—despite providing a variety of benefits, from shrinking pores to keeping one’s pH balance in check—have yet to shake their reputation of being an unnecessary step. And …

Beauty

Looking for the Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum? 4 Skin Experts Weigh In on Their Favorites

Finding the best hyaluronic acid serum is one way to combat dehydrated skin—a particular concern during the winter months, with indoor heaters and frigid outdoor temperatures. Hyaluronic acid can hold “1,000 times its weight in water,” says Harvard-trained dermatologist Michelle Henry. “It’s a sugar that is found in our skin and naturally depletes with age, …

Beauty

How Model Karen Williams Cares for Her Hair: From Embracing the Gray to Her DIY Scalp Treatment

Texture Diaries is a space for Black people across industries to reflect on their journeys to self-love, and how accepting their hair, in all its glory, played a pivotal role in this process. Each week, they share their favorite hair rituals, products, and the biggest lessons they’ve learned when it comes to affirming their beauty …

Culture

Devastating, unviable, admin overload: UK stage companies count cost of Brexit

Brexit or Covid? Hardly a cheerful choice, but when I ask Colette Hansford, executive producer at Hofesh Shechter Company, which will be most decisive for UK theatre and dance companies, she doesn’t hesitate. “Brexit will have the bigger impact because it’s a long-term restriction. We’re a flexible, dynamic sector and can work our way out …

Culture

Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace

Garth Marenghi, serious horror writer and self-described “master of the macabre”, was born in 1950 in east London. Yet it wasn’t until the mid-90s that he first appeared in public, reciting a passage from one of his many horror novels (he’s “one of the few people … who’ve written more books than they’ve read”) at …

Culture

Golden Globes 2021: who will win – and who should win – the TV categories

Ah, the Golden Globes. The much-mocked yet still influential show must go on, despite a pandemic delay, renewed scrutiny on its ethics, and widespread criticism of snubs for black performers (none of the four black-led ensemble films were nominated for best picture, nor was Michaela Coel’s critically beloved I May Destroy You nominated for anything). …