The Best Biker Shorts You Can Wear This Summer

Bike shorts caused quite the stir when they returned to the runway (and our Instagram feeds) a few years back, with fashion acolytes all over...
Bike shorts caused quite the stir when they returned to the runway (and our Instagram feeds) a few years back, with fashion acolytes all over the world embracing the polarizing athleisure trend. And, while we weren't quite sure of their longevity, it’s now clear that bike shorts are here to stay. If you ask us, it all started with the insidious creep of leggings-as-pants. We no longer ask ourselves whether or not the body-con bottoms are a truly viable option to wear outside of the gym; with the right styling, the right attitude, and the right pair, the stretchy, clingy...

Cannes Film Festival 2021: The Best Jewelry

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival is arguably the world’s most glamorous. Thanks to an infamously strict dress code, the festival has long...
The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival is arguably the world’s most glamorous. Thanks to an infamously strict dress code, the festival has long served as a destination for the most haute of couture—and joaillerie. For jewelry lovers hoping to see La Croisette sparkling with mega-watt gems, this year’s festival did not disappoint. From Jodie Turner-Smith’s stunning (and recently stolen!) Gucci pieces, to lessons in boy bling from Nicolas Maury, there were thrilling jewelry moments at every turn. We’ve rounded up some of the best, below. Camille Cottin in Boucheron. Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic/Getty Images Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci. Daniele Venturelli/WireImage/Getty...

After ‘The White Lotus,’ Revisit Mike White’s ‘Enlightened’

If The White Lotus has been your introduction to the work of writer, director, and actor Mike White, here’s some homework for you: Enlightened, the...
If The White Lotus has been your introduction to the work of writer, director, and actor Mike White, here’s some homework for you: Enlightened, the series he co-created and co-starred in with Laura Dern. Enlightened follows Amy Jellicoe (Dern), an executive who, after suffering a nervous breakdown at work, goes away to a holistic rehab retreat in Hawaii, and returns to Abaddon Industries with a better mind, but a “worse” position in the company. Relegated from her office to an open-plan-situated desk in the basement, Amy contemplates becoming a whistleblower and starting a revolution with her fellow misfit coworkers, including...

The Classic&Quirky Handbag Brand Made For Day&To&Night Wear

In Refinery29’s Talking Shop series, we’re chatting with owners of up-and-coming small businesses about their experiences launching, the big challenges and wins they’ve faced, and...
In Refinery29’s Talking Shop series, we’re chatting with owners of up-and-coming small businesses about their experiences launching, the big challenges and wins they’ve faced, and of course, their products and services.When British handbag designer Esin Akan was launching her namesake brand in 2012, she knew the challenges she was up against — after all, she had already been around the high-end accessories block while working for the likes of Burberry and Anya Hindmarch. She’d also been on the consumer end as well, searching for a bag that could help organize her day-to-night life. Ironically enough, however, the brands she had...

On TheStateofFashion.Bulletin.com: All of Mary J Blige’s Looks from the Strength of a Woman Fest

Visit + Subscribe to TheStateofFashion.Bulletin.com for a rundown of all of Mary J Blige’s outfits from her Strength of a Woman Festival! ATLANTA, GEORGIA –...
Visit + Subscribe to TheStateofFashion.Bulletin.com for a rundown of all of Mary J Blige’s outfits from her Strength of a Woman Festival! ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MAY 08: Mary J. Blige attends Strength Of A Woman Festival & Summit Gospel Brunch at City Winery Ponce City Market on May 08, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Strength Of A Woman Festival & Summit) I write, “The Queen of R&B Mary J Blige kicked off her first empowerment festival, The Strength of a Woman Fest, over Mother’s Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. I was in the building, and of...

10 Must Watch Fashion Movies

Fashion is not all about glitz and extravagance; it has so many different sides not visible to the general public. From documentaries to movies inspired...
Fashion is not all about glitz and extravagance; it has so many different sides not visible to the general public. From documentaries to movies inspired by real life, these 10 films will bring the magnificent world of fashion closer to you and will help you see who really those egocentric fashionistas are and what is behind the fashion icons’ lightness of being. The Devil Wears Prada (2006). . A story about a young naïve journalist Andrea (Anne Hathaway) taking up a job of a second assistant to the editor of one of the city’s biggest fashion magazines. Her boss (Meryl...

Who Wore it Better? Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tracee Ellis Ross in Bottega Veneta’s Teal Blue Cotton Boucle Strapless Dress

Both Megan Thee Stallion and Tracee Ellis Ross have worn this $15,000 Bottega Veneta Fall 2021 strapless dress. While Megan Thee Stallion was styled by Eric Archibald in matching @newbottega sandals, Tracee Ellis Ross rocked the...
Both Megan Thee Stallion and Tracee Ellis Ross have worn this $15,000 Bottega Veneta Fall 2021 strapless dress. While Megan Thee Stallion was styled by Eric Archibald in matching @newbottega sandals, Tracee Ellis Ross rocked the dress with a leather jacket, a matching #bottega bag, and boots. The look debuted on Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2021 runway: Both look , but Who Wore it Better ?  @papculture / @wwd 

Waist Beads Helped Me Fall Back In Love With My Body

As long as I can remember waist beads have been a symbol of pride, femininity, tradition and heritage. I grew up in Nigeria and the...
As long as I can remember waist beads have been a symbol of pride, femininity, tradition and heritage. I grew up in Nigeria and the delicate accessory worn around a woman’s stomach and waist is rooted deep within my culture, whether as a traditional symbol of womanhood and fertility or worn as a contemporary fashion statement. Before I started wearing waist beads, I didn’t feel a deep connection with my body nor sense of self, and I certainly had no idea of how I could adorn and celebrate my body as a Black woman. This changed when my “thick” sister...

10 Fashion and Beauty Tips for Women over 60

Women over sixty get challenged by the modern popular culture that praises youth. But, with these guidelines a woman over sixty will learn how to...
Women over sixty get challenged by the modern popular culture that praises youth. But, with these guidelines a woman over sixty will learn how to use the benefit of her age and charm to look great and sophisticated. Find your personal style. Being in your sixties means only one thing: it is time for you to get your personal signature style that distinguishes you from hundreds of other women your age. Style is made of your hair, your makeup, your accessories, the way you wear those pants that everyone else has, your posture and the way you walk. Write down...

Here’s What “Plus-Size” Really Means — Fashion Brands, Take Note

In the non-fashion world, the term “plus-size” is used to describe anyone size 16 and beyond. Brands and designers take greater liberties with the moniker. Ever...
In the non-fashion world, the term “plus-size” is used to describe anyone size 16 and beyond. Brands and designers take greater liberties with the moniker. Ever eager to win a badge of “inclusivity” and to grab a piece of the plus-size market — estimated to have a global annual worth of $194 billion — certain members of the industry are playing fast and loose with the definition. In 2020, New York-based model Elianah Sukoenig told the digital publication Byrdie that a modeling agency she had worked with labeled her as “plus-size,” despite the fact that she was a size 0. After...

Why Virtual Avatars Are Poised To Be The New Trendsetters

As a kid, Kelsey Impicciche hoped for a closet just like Cher Horowitz’s in Clueless, fantasizing about flipping through each outfit option on a screen before...
As a kid, Kelsey Impicciche hoped for a closet just like Cher Horowitz’s in Clueless, fantasizing about flipping through each outfit option on a screen before deciding on a look: “That was my dream.”  Decades later, she gets to do it — sort of. Impicciche is a professional gamer and streamer with over 120,000 followers on Twitch and over 700,000 on YouTube. In particular, she is known for her videos on the popular life simulation game The Sims. Through her content, Impicciche walks her audience through her experiences in The Sims 4, the 2014 version of the popular game, which range...

Why Virtual Avatars Are Poised To Be The New Trendsetters

As a kid, Kelsey Impicciche hoped for a closet just like Cher Horowitz’s in Clueless, fantasizing about flipping through each outfit option on a screen before...
As a kid, Kelsey Impicciche hoped for a closet just like Cher Horowitz’s in Clueless, fantasizing about flipping through each outfit option on a screen before deciding on a look: “That was my dream.”  Decades later, she gets to do it — sort of. Impicciche is a professional gamer and streamer with over 120,000 followers on Twitch and over 700,000 on YouTube. In particular, she is known for her videos on the popular life simulation game The Sims. Through her content, Impicciche walks her audience through her experiences in The Sims 4, the 2014 version of the popular game, which range...

Spring 2020 Fashion Trends and New Season Must-Haves

The spring 2020 fashion trends have already been set and designers have unveiled their amazing new season collections in the fashion capitals of the world:...
The spring 2020 fashion trends have already been set and designers have unveiled their amazing new season collections in the fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Milan and Paris. Because the new season is closing in fast and because a true fashionista is always in sync with the new trends, we have put together the must haves of the spring 2020 season. Draw inspiration from some of the most renowned fashion designers of the world and make room for the following hot items in your spring/summer 2020 wardrobe. EtroRoberto CavalliCusto-BarcelonaDiesel Black Gold The roaring 1920s have been a...
Stylish swimwear to enjoy on your post lockdown holiday

Stylish swimwear to enjoy on your post lockdown holiday

Whether you’ve managed to figure out the traffic-light system to go on holiday abroad, or are staycationing in the UK, the best swimwear will see...
Whether you’ve managed to figure out the traffic-light system to go on holiday abroad, or are staycationing in the UK, the best swimwear will see you through any pool or beachside situation. There’s nothing wrong with sunbathing in your garden or on your balcony, making sure you’re protected your skin with SPF moisturisers and eyes with sunglasses naturally. Some of my favourite designers and high-street stores have just dropped their swimsuit and bikini collections, and they’re a sight to behold. For super timeless, sustainable styles I always turn to one of my favourite Australian brands, Matteau (the square cut swimsuits...